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by Cubsrule
Sun May 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 10
Views: 1794

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

The OGG schedule is pretty typical for longer mainland-OGG flights, actually. DFW/PHX/ORD-OGG all run on similar schedules as do lots of inland-HNL flights.

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 5843

Re: TN issues with the 789..

I'm sure emergency care is fine in Tahiti, now if you need to spend months in a burn unit or something like that, then Paris seems appropriate. The comparison with Iceland is flawed, Iceland is a country, of course they won't evacuate people elsewhere. There are dozens of island nations in the worl...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4639

Re: WN and DFW

I imagine that - like their arrangement with UA at ORD - WN has a deal with somebody at DFW to handle any diversions. I don't know who that somebody is but others might. It's somewhat less of an issue at IAH and DFW than at ORD because HOU and DAL have more runway length than MDW. And at other airpo...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17445

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Precisely because they would rather sell that seat to a person taking an international itinerary xBNA via YYZ. The price you see is what it would take to make your bum in the seat worthwhile on that route on that day at that time. I've seen that defense of AC's transborder pricing before, and the m...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17445

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

WS understands that it won't, and likely doesn't need to, reach the same status as AC, but changing the premium game will help attract much more intra-Canadian business traffic. Your average business person appreciates traditional J much more than a Y+, and I think WS knows it needs to evolve into ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17445

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Why do you think that's the strategy, or the only strategy? If you're looking for ROIC in the U.S. market the leaders are Southwest, Spirit and Allegiant. Do you think Canada has the demos to support two nationwide premium carriers? I don't. Despite what the WS CEO has stated, I can’t see Onex just...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 86
Views: 11779

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I’m sure Kauai and Lanai won’t be be far behind either. FLY Maybe one flight a year...... I don’t even think a 737 can land and takeoff from lanai The runway length is 5,001 feet at virtually sea level, similar to SNA which has EWR-SNA on a 737. And while I agree that the demand is going to be quit...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5537

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion? I have lived in three of the four Western provinces and I have no clue where this idea that "now DTW will have service everywhere in Canada" comes from. I love the DTW airport but it simply won't be connected in any meaningful way to...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9643

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

The USA on the other hand has a whole lot of hub airports, so airlines got a lot of options to choose from. They can choose one or multiple airports as their hubs. They can relatively easy set up new hubs or dehub existing hubs as it all stays within the country. That's the benefit of a large count...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5537

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Does the WS YYC-AUS feed into the DL network? I was surprised to see the addition, even twice weekly seasonal. Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Can...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5537

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

DTW is the only DL hub not connected to YYC's WS hub. DL serves many destinations from DTW which WS pax can benefit from, not all traffic will go to only DTW, think of the connection opportunities. Name me all the transborder destinations served thru DTW and not MSP where there are thousands of YYC...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5537

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Any more unserved YYC routes that WS could add similar to AUS & BNA? Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Canada. Yup, and it doesn't really need a...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5537

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Does the WS YYC-AUS feed into the DL network? I was surprised to see the addition, even twice weekly seasonal. Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Can...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5537

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

YYZ-RDU? Eh. I don't see DL flyers excited about Q400 service. They seem to do okay (not great) with Encore in BNA. I'm not sure why RDU would be any different. The problem for transborder Encore expansion at YYZ is gates. They are very limited on transborder regional gates. I feel like I saw somet...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark

This is the best trip report I've watched in a while. Even though it's not a plane trip, thanks so much for sharing it here.

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 6682

Re: Airline owning a airport

Airport and airline having common majority (ie 50% or more ) ownership, particularly at small airports, rarely ends well. Competitor airlines tend to be wary of engagement with an airport if they expect a rival to receive preferential treatment. The interests of an airline are different and managem...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28781

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

Not to discount the issues, but it's also possible that all this surfaces now due to the MAX issues. It seems all eyes are on Boeing right now, and every single issue gets blown out of proportion (i.e., the media found they needed to add "Miami Air International is a charter airline operating ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 536
Views: 55260

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

reednavy wrote:
I'd love to know when that contract is up and/or if American could terminate it because it's quite obvious it's hindering their growth.


Meh. AA has pretty much given up on outstation growth. PHX might be sensible but that’s about it in AA’s current model.

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9105

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Cultural and geographic. Brit's holding passport: 75% Canadians holding passport: 60% Americans holding passport: 36% The geography is important both on the point about "cultural issues" and on the larger question in the thread, I think. Consider this statistic: Brits who need a passport ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9105

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

You guys are missing the obvious answer. International travel (EXCLUDING Mexico and Canada) by Americans to Europe, Asia, et. al is mainly done by upper middle class and upper classes. The real middle class and lower classes in America don’t go to Europe because of how expensive it is and also due ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15026

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

How does the inter-island flights mesh with the pilot and cabin crew schedules? Mainland - Hi on day one, interisland on day(s) 2 (or 3) and HI - Mainland on the last day. Barney, do you yet have any feel for how popular these trips are or aren't? Maybe it's hard to tell this early because folks wa...

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 01, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: Delta & MCO ...what next?

They run IND-MCO daily year-round mainline from MCO, it doesn't seem too far fetched that another route non-hub/non-focus city could do the same That's why I think that some places like BDL, BNA, MSY, & AUS can all be added using 717's because they would run along the same lines as the IND rout...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8517

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

In the hypothetical, with no air traffic at MDW, would ATC be able to further optimize arrival and departure patterns into ORD, or are they pretty efficient already? It might help a little in certain sorts of weather like strong north winds. But in most of those weather patterns, ORD will not be wo...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10473

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Nowhere is it stated what battery they used thus we don’t know who was wrong. It was stated in the article that the airline had given prior approval. That approval only comes after the type of mobility aide and batteries have been provided by the passenger to the airline. “Hodge said no one from CA...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7288

Re: Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction

Most assessments such as this come with a proviso that scores within, say, 3 points difference are not statistically significant. I do not think that 80 and 79 reach statistical significance. It is good news that 3 airlines intending good service stand well above the rest. Yup. For me the bigger st...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8517

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Amazing actually no reads what he's asking. Great answer by luckyone, but the rest... Read the question as a hypothetical and leave the emotions out of it. MDW is not closing. To the OP, in the current state ORD is in, no. There's the physical limitations of the terminal complex and gate availabili...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 5190 26/04/19 Possible Emergency
Replies: 12
Views: 4435

Re: FedEx 5190 26/04/19 Possible Emergency

DALMD80 wrote:
Well, it said on time arrival. IDK how an emergency can be considered an "on-time arrival".


Easily. How about losing an engine on approach on a flight that is 30 minutes early?

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4079

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

its 8-10 seconds. Come on. If WN had assigned seating then no one would care. Since check-in time if important, they should use a system that is on time. Exactly. On some flights it is important to get a decent boarding position. If trying to check in as close as possible to 24 hours in advance, it...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54301

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Does/would your 359s have tire speed issues getting out of JNB on JNB-ATL? That's generally the limiting issue on long routes ex-JNB. The tire speed limit is not aircraft specific, but tire specific. Each tire is rated to a maximum speed. At higher air altitudes rotation speeds are higher and thus ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54301

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Hi Zeke. Just out of curiosity, and if you have some spare time, can you calculate how much payload could a Cathay A359 carry on a ATL-JNB route? Had a look, with today’s conditions off 27R the takeoff would be limited to 274 tonnes, 09L 280 tonnes. One of our aircraft should be able to do full pay...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier continues to disappoint
Replies: 30
Views: 10368

Re: Bombardier continues to disappoint

BBD appears to be getting out of the commercial air business at this point, and their rail division could certainly have used the reasources that went into the C-Series. Derby (UK) alone has 1611 rail vehicles on order including the Elizabeth Line in London. For sure, they have quite a few orders o...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8503

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

No one wants to fly that decrepit 767300 for near ten hours hence bookings are light as people choose VS from MCO or connect thru ATL/DTW/JFK I have no idea why the DL 763 gets derided as the flying dinosaur, when it's one of the most comfortable plane to fly from a Y perspective. It also looks qui...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54301

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

As others have said - the DL A350 can do LAX-SYD. I'd assumed there was a cabin configuration or capacity issue, and hadn't heard of the issue with alternates. I'm not sure about the comparison with CX - if I'm not mistaken, CX's A359s are a higher MTOW than DL's? The issue is that the comparison w...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?
Replies: 35
Views: 2856

Re: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?

I can understand why DL would want RDU and AUS as focus cities, but BNA? I get Nashville is a rapidly growing market and DL is already the largest legacy there, but WN has a big station that could one day be their largest. Why would DL want a full focus city at BNA with that and with their ATL hub ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I have some experience with this but in a different manufacturing industry. My biased opinion is location of the plant and local workforce that works there. We had plants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia. They all had the same issues. Quality control. It got so bad the product we were...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 14950

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

I marked the routes that appear to have complete suspensions. They recently said that in this route of cuts they focused on poorer performance rather than MAX planned routes, by swapping aircraft around. That tells us that point to point Mexico and leisure transcon are poor. Not surprising. I think...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3595

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Quoting RobertS975 (thread starter), "This must be far more expensive to the team than the extra few minutes on a bus." Robert, having flown many sports charters, this is just my personal observation . . . When it comes to what is most convenient and easiest for the team owners, coaches, ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I just read the article. It is unsettling to say the least. There is a link in the article asking anyone knowing of safety violations to confidentiality report them to The NY Times. Unsettling, but is there evidence that the issues are different from the Washington plants or any Airbus FAL? There’s...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Boeing is a company in deep trouble. If you do not think there are problems at Charleston just ask a few airlines about what they have found and you will find the NYT article to be spot on. FAA is not what it used to be and also needs a major shake up. When you only have one company in the country ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I just read the article. It is unsettling to say the least. There is a link in the article asking anyone knowing of safety violations to confidentiality report them to The NY Times. Unsettling, but is there evidence that the issues are different from the Washington plants or any Airbus FAL? There’s...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Definitely, but it’s important to remember that Boeing is sort of the flavor of the week right now. If a couple of NEOs had crashed, we might be seeing the same article about Mobile. Except a couple of NEOs did NOT crash so the extra scrutiny is 100% warranted. I’m not really quibbling about whethe...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

MrBretz wrote:
Valid point, cubsrule. I am happy someone is watching.


Definitely, but it’s important to remember that Boeing is sort of the flavor of the week right now. If a couple of NEOs had crashed, we might be seeing the same article about Mobile.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25474

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I just read the article. It is unsettling to say the least. There is a link in the article asking anyone knowing of safety violations to confidentiality report them to The NY Times. Unsettling, but is there evidence that the issues are different from the Washington plants or any Airbus FAL? There’s...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9694

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

I don’t see how this is possible technically, but the millimeter wave machine “can’t read black hairstyles”. What reading is there? Isn’t it just looking for metal or something? Is it identifying your organs? Why does it need to “read hairstyles”? This sounds very odd. As the article points out, it...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5171

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

Everyone talks about the steep takeoffs at SNA, I'd like to experience it some day. One of my airline pilot friends told me that it's really not that steep but rather Orange County residents have their nose so high up in the air that it just feels that way. :smile: You might be disappointed nowaday...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL in ATL 4/19
Replies: 28
Views: 3395

Re: DL in ATL 4/19

Delta has ~3,800 flights a day that don't start or end in ATL. Command of fact is useful. Don't forget, just because a lot of the flights don't start or end in Atlanta, a LOT of those flights have to GET their aircraft earlier in the day, from Atlanta. So yes, Atlanta being shut down, does affect t...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3595

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

So what's your question? I flew several baseball charters over the years (other charters, too) and they were often to airports we didn't normally serve. In that case, we were usually ground handled by an airline that did have operations there or an FBO (Signature at KCI, for example). My basic ques...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA have any interest in flying to Paramaribo/PBM/Suriname or Cayenne/CAY/French Guiana from MIA?
Replies: 29
Views: 3043

Re: Does AA have any interest in flying to Paramaribo/PBM/Suriname or Cayenne/CAY/French Guiana from MIA!?

I am sure you mean "they fly to every CAPITAL city in Central/South America"... In addition to PBM and CAY, they do not serve the following Central/South American capitals: Asunción, Paraguay (ASU) Belmopan, Belize (BCV) *CCS temporarily suspended Wanna go hair-splitting? :) In that case,...

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