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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1057

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

By flights 1.DL 95 2.WN 41 3.NW 25 By distance 1.DL 62,583nm 2. WN 28,994nm 3. QF 18,705nm That QF mile one is my favorite stat out of my 210+ commercial flights. Only have 4 commercial flights on them but they fall as #3 mileage wise. Most of my flights are concentrated in the eastern half of the US

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Could MD-11's used domestically do without the winglets?

I don’t really think it matters…wingspan wise they have a similar footprint to a 767 with winglets. Just seems like extra work to remove something that doesn’t need to be removed

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?
Replies: 17
Views: 1388

Re: Can you talk with a handheld transreceiver to aircraft?

SteelChair wrote:
Suggest thread removal immediately. No profit in giving some clown the idea to lock up/block frequencies at major airports.

You must work for the TSA if you think this is a security risk

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1113
Views: 160473

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

It’s fascinating how accurate their stocking is of certain items in certain areas. Here in NJ, items that I order with even less than 1,000 reviews, or items that would seem to be more rare and abnormal are stocked at the EWR9 facility in Carteret, NJ, a mere hour from me, and delivered by Amazon v...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1113
Views: 160473

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

One thing to solve will be the empty return flights coming from Alaska/Hawaii/Puerto Rico. There are no fulfillment centers in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. Theoretically Amazon could use a fulfillment center in Honolulu to fulfill California orders or a fulfillment center in San Juan to fulfill ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

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

Theoretically yes, but according to insider information it is Zones 5 and 6 that will see the most impact. NYC-LAX is Zone 8. Zones 5 and 6 will have the most impact because most likely all mail to those zones will go solely by ground under the new policy with no chance of using air. While there ma...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT
Replies: 40
Views: 5395

Re: Last day for legacy service to SWF, HVN, and IPT

It has always amazed me how HVN has kept service for so long. I get Yale, but it is almost completely unknown to locals. My drive to HVN is shorter than to my doctor and I forget it exists when it comes to booking travel. It’s amazing it has held on for so long when BDL, JFK, LGA, and EWR are availa...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8267

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

I have reached the point that if I see anyone making any kind of an aggressive move toward a flight attendant, the cockpit door or an entry/emergency exit....I WILL stop them with all the force I can muster whether it be objects, belts or my bare hands. Mentally ill or not, I will not sit by and wa...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

sand26391 wrote:
Is there any website to see the airline's route network?
Or weekly/monthly schedules?
Thanks a lot.

The schedule changes fairly consistently. There are bid periods where days are locked in. But days 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 are almost always unique.

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12570

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

I too have acquired 35 777s and am doing the same thing!

They’ll be gone by frame number 6

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1113
Views: 160473

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Amazon packages don't run tiny, for the most part, they are handler-friendly in my experience. That number for what the planes are carrying is a bit high, I'd estimate more like an average spectrum of maybe 6500 to a max of 10000 packages on a full flight. The flights run with 15,000 - 30,000+ pack...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon set to Open EWR hub from 2023
Replies: 35
Views: 4665

Re: Amazon set to Open EWR hub from 2023

Okey-dokey. Let's remember a few things. In the Amazon system, air moves completed individual packages, nothing else. So nothing is going from a plane to an FC ("warehouse"). However, things may be coming from an FC to the plane (completed packages being sent somewhere). The contents of c...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri May 21, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

Strange that the MD11 was designed as a long distance aircraft, so not for high cycles, yet UPS uses it on relatively short domestic routes..............Then again, it is a Mad Dog. MD is a great cargo hauler that loves to break spectacularly. Easy to rescue them domestically, not so much internati...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5722

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

UPS has regular MD11 service into my hometown airport here in TPA I noticed the tow bar that is connected to this aircraft has two large red ‘boxes’ about the size of a window air conditioner attached to it, one at each end I’ve not seen this before, I did notice the aircraft doesn’t have a tail st...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1113
Views: 160473

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Who is Amazon's "competitor" ? Why would "flight schedules" be top secret. This is not Area 51 stuff. they keep everything a secret, which can have problems for ground handlers if more equipment is necessary as just one example. AMZ thinks that them delivering socks is something...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1113
Views: 160473

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

It appears Amazon has changed the designation for its CVG Amazon Air hub on its shipping labels. It looks like Amazon now prints "KHUB" on the labels instead of KCVG. I'm kinda curious how much longer Amazon is going to stick with just four letter codes sort of loosely based off of IACO/I...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar
Replies: 25
Views: 5722

Re: Unexplained objects on UPS pushback tug tow bar

Starting at the middle of last year 5X started an anchor project for the fleet. There are two types. One is a tether that loops around the front gear and the other is a cart with a 10,000 pound weight on it. You almost certainly saw one of the carts. Both significantly speed up the loading/unloading...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why doesn't the 777F have a swing tail?
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Re: Why doesn't the 777F have a swing tail?

It’s shocking how overestimated the need for a nose door is on this site. The overwhelming majority of freight can be carried through a SCD. A swing tail is a design for a problem that largely doesn’t exist Yet no one seems to question what exactly is being shipped around that needs the nose door. ...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why doesn't the 777F have a swing tail?
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Re: Why doesn't the 777F have a swing tail?

It’s shocking how overestimated the need for a nose door is on this site. The overwhelming majority of freight can be carried through a SCD. A swing tail is a design for a problem that largely doesn’t exist

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 238
Views: 54550

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection

Lot of people in this thread who have never looked at the AD database before. Might surprise you.

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: Why do all new-build cargo aircraft have lower deck cargo areas?

Because not all freighters need endless range? Especially for the integrators, having a lower deck protects them from going into another aircraft. There is a strange obsession on this site with range. But there are very few flights that you need A330 range on a A320 airframe. Not to mention, making ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?

I think DL has demonstrated they are pretty comfortable letting their partners take pax beyond the hubs. I don’t see them adding those kind of routes any time soon.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 70
Views: 15073

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

DL757NYC wrote:
Is there a difference in capacity between an MD-11 that was built as a freighter and a pax conversion?

Trying to remember but I think there is a difference in loadable area for the bulk pit. But I can’t remember if it was just a difference in the door or actual space.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 112
Views: 15997

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Just booked an Easter trip with my girlfriend to see her family. Originally had a nice N/S on B6 from JFK but they pulled the plug on RNO for April.. April 2 WN156 BDL-MDW 738 WN777 MDW-RNO 737 April 9 WN1269 RNO-MDW 737 WN1575 MDW-BDL 738 Fingers crossed we can keep the plans. 2020 was by far my le...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 2304
Views: 336572

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

You know, my big issue was the way she talked about it. I would have shrugged if she had said, "Our people came to the conclusion that our current aircraft orders in the VLA area were more than sufficient to get us through, and it didn't seem prudent to buy more of this aircraft -- although we...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42570

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

There are many transatlantic markets where people want to fly at non-trivial fares. Unfortunately many of those routes do not have enough people to fill an A330 or B787. Thus, Norwegian went for the likes of NYC, BOS, IAD, MIA, ORD, SFO and LAX - markets which would have reliable demand. Norwegian ...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FedEx/UPS Flight Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: FedEx/UPS Flight Numbers

UPS 1-1999 1DA/International Flight 2000-2999 2DA 3000-3999 AD-Hoc 1DA Flights 4000-4999 AD-Hoc 2DA Flights 5000-5999 USPS Flights 6000-6999 Cargo Flights It gets a little more complicated after that, but I can’t remember it off the top of my head. 9000 series are a mix of maintenance and ferry fli...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FedEx/UPS Flight Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: FedEx/UPS Flight Numbers

UPS 1-1999 1DA/International Flight 2000-2999 2DA 3000-3999 AD-Hoc 1DA Flights 4000-4999 AD-Hoc 2DA Flights 5000-5999 USPS Flights 6000-6999 Cargo Flights It gets a little more complicated after that, but I can’t remember it off the top of my head. 9000 series are a mix of maintenance and ferry flig...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can cargo airlines move from JFK to EWR?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Can cargo airlines move from JFK to EWR?

You could, but I don’t know why you’d want to.

While EWR isn’t slot restricted the FAA still has to approve your schedule. I was in planning for one of the big cargo airlines and getting approvals sometimes was a nightmare

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

One thing to consider is that UPS is very much focused on reliability and pumps much money into upgrades and keeps aircraft in tip-top shape. Has UPS ever considered the 777F ? Surely with the 748 line closing and the MD-11's getting on in years the 777F must be somewhere in UPS's thoughts. Yes. I ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

Additional to the Theoretical technical lifespan of the UPS fleet : If UPS is still planning for expansion (and not replacement) of the long range 744 fleet with the purchase of 28 747-8F aircraft, it will have to plan first the upcoming replacement of the oldest part of the 744 fleet in a few (2-5...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

jetblueguy22 - Is CAE N/A now as another 1DA/2DA sort option? I've heard its a ground sort only, which is too bad as there's a lot of capacity on the ramp for our growing operations, especially as it's easy to get in and out of there with regard to ATC, traffic, etc.. I no longer wear the shield, b...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

I certainly don't see them keeping 60 year old frames regardless of how low the hours and cycles are. Efficiency matters less on a domestic cargo fleet than it does to passenger carriers given their low utilization, but eventually maintenance costs tip economics in favor of fleet replacement. It's ...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS fleet

Any definitive date on when the 756 and more specifically the A300 cockpit upgrades will be complete across fleet? As noted above, with regard to the Rockwell Collins LDS, the 757s are finished, the 767s have roughly 28 to go, and there are 3 lines doing them at about 2 weeks per plane, 2 lines at ...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 51334

Re: UPS FLEET

[quote="Spacepope"][quote="Bhoy"][quote="Polot"]I don’t know why there is all this talk about the 707 while everyone is completely ignoring how UPS gladly operated the DC-8 all the way up to 2009.[/quote] Is there not an issue that the 707 was on the blacklist through m...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237513

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

He also is wearing an identifiable uniform. Would this be the first instance of an Amazon-related worker wearing an identifiable uniform? Of what does the uniform consist? Is it (will it be) contractually required? Amazon drivers are supposed to wear a uniform. It is blue with reflectivity on it. H...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Sightings on Flights
Replies: 23
Views: 1852

Re: Celebrity Sightings on Flights

Saw Denise Richards in F BDL-LAX in 2018. Irish Rugby team in J on EI DUB-ORD as well.

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Feeder Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 5168

Re: Fedex Feeder Timing

Could be a few different things. 1) 757 isn’t enough capacity but a widebody would be too much. 2) Volume availability for special customers. Think labs that can get a jump start before the jet comes in (Big $$$ business) 3) Could also be the longer runs where they need to get volume out to prevent ...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun County moves forward with IPO plans
Replies: 30
Views: 7157

Re: Sun County moves forward with IPO plans

The Amazon deal is starting to look like the smartest move made in the industry in the last 18 months. Obviously nobody could have foreseen what was to come, but it’s nice to see someone doing well in this environment.

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 335288

Re: AA A321T Changes Nov

Well...finally got widebodies back on this route...with dire frequencies. Gotta hand it to B6...they won the premium transcon war. United gone, AA down to a few flights. Just B6 and DL in the real game now. Unthinkable 10 years ago! Not so sure that is truly accurate. Widebodies on NYC-LAX/SFO are ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?
Replies: 59
Views: 7401

Re: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?

One thing to consider as well, these could be used for specific customers to generate even later last pickup times. The IFL jet that flies between TVF-SDF is driven by two customers. UPS and FedEx push hard to get specialty accounts - think healthcare, tech, equipment parts. Because they’re big cash...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237513

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Workers are workers. They have none of the power, authority, skills, or ability to influence their employer. What little power they have is to quit. When grand daughter worked there for a summer (and she enjoyed the work) a person could quit any time they wanted, and with no notification. Team memb...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237513

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Workers are workers. They have none of the power, authority, skills, or ability to influence their employer. What little power they have is to quit. When grand daughter worked there for a summer (and she enjoyed the work) a person could quit any time they wanted, and with no notification. Team memb...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237513

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Interesting SY flight tonight out of BDL. SY6096 BDL-MCI. New add? Or a recovery?

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 161632

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

Southwest flies jets into MIA for Conract Heavy maintenance. That’s not why Southwest is starting flights to Miami. No, but it's an added benefit. Now they don't have to ferry in planes and crews at a cost, they can come in and leave on revenue generating flights. Terminating flight -> Hangar Plane...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3547

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

The tough part about this question is there are a ton of people who swoon over a certain aircraft type and then you have a handful who will vehemently say it is the worst aircraft in the skies. I’d reframe it, what aircraft on the site gets the least amount of hate? I would say the L-1011. Almost al...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's more important for you when booking a flight: a cheap fare, or the perks associated with a higher fare?
Replies: 20
Views: 1918

Re: What's more important for you when booking a flight: a cheap fare, or the perks associated with a higher fare?

I go by fare but then the perks. Sure I might be able to take a $69 dollar flight on Spirit, but when I factor in luggage/boarding what does it come out to? I’m looking at the whole bucket. I may get there cheaper on the surface but am I? It also ties into status. I’m A-List on WN. If I pay a little...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11417

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

TTailedTiger wrote:
It is really is astonishing that the passengers just sat back and let them do as they wished. Even before 9/11, why did passengers comply with hijackers? Take them to the floor and bash them in the head with the fire extinguisher.

That’s really easy to say while typing at your keyboard.

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2728

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

Honestly the schedule matters more to me at that point than the airline style. All of the travel I do for work is Monday - Friday. Meetings start after lunch Monday and end before lunch Friday. If I can get a nonstop that allows me to follow that schedule that airline is going to get my business. If...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 237513

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Speaking of JetTest, I just realized that they conceived and executed the 30 West transaction, where the planes ended up flying for Amazon. In that deal, 30 West bought 3 retired Air New Zealand 767-300ERs and put them up for sale. Apparently, 30 West was their equity partner and JetTest conceived ...

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