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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 122
Views: 13194

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

JAX and RIC would be my top two picks as an A321 Neo LR can reach both cities, each has a strong Corporate presence, and both airports are growing rapidly in term of pax traffic. Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Jamestown are all 40 miles from RIC. JAX has a lot of tourist options down the coa...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA md80s
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: AA md80s

gdg9 wrote:
I think they have it covered for the most part with new A321 deliveries and even taking on a few ex Frontier A319s.


Yup. And in terms of capacity and capability, the Airbii are a much closer match to the MAX.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees

IINM - maybe somebody can confirm - Detroit approach controls a bit of airspace over southwest Ontario such that many flights that overfly the Windsor area aren’t overflights for fee purposes.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11451

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

It'll be interesting to see what they do with the interiors of the new 73Gs. Are there any current 73Gs with refurbished interiors? I flew a 73G (N23708 IINM) last month and it was a blast from 2000. My 9-year-old couldn't figure out how to work the non-touch screen PTV.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 122
Views: 13194

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I like Boyd, but what airline is left to add these? The ULCCs are all but dead across the Atlantic. Norwegian just said they are going to curtail growth. Several of these airports lack FIS facilities that can handle a 200-seat aircraft, so it seems like it would have to be someone from Ireland. Eve...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 122
Views: 13194

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Top dozen markets to next get TATL : https://www.aviationplanning.com/monday-update-april-1-2019/ No particular order: ALB, MHT, PVD, GRR, CMH, ORF, RIC, SDF, CVG, MEM, SAV, JAX edit - CVG and PVD already have TATL Traditional Demand Drivers Are Out. The key point is to understand that the new crit...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17459

Re: 737-8200?

737Max, no. "That new 737", yes. I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing aircraft was called, and she said, "oh, it's that new 737, the one with the stupid name, right?" :lol: :lol: I swear to God I'm not making this up Her statement is an honest reflection on how not just Boe...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17459

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements
Replies: 26
Views: 3189

Re: Delta - Automated Flight Boarding Announcements

I heard the automated announcements or something very similar to them in YUL last week. Really?? I flew DL a few months ago and they definitely weren't there...are you positive you were hearing something like in this video below (courtesy of TTailedTiger)? https://youtu.be/QyAKwiBLO7Y Yeah, it was ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 4582

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

As PAX were going directly Canada to Australia, I feel many may not have had US travel health insurance, in this type of event, if a PAX is injured, who typically pays for the hospitalization in the US? As a Canadian traveller when I purchase travel insurance I am typically asked if I'm travelling ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6921

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

185 is on a route that doesn't require ETOPS. That may not be a coincidence. Are you sure about that? I knew 60 minute routes were possible in the Atlantic but thought they were virtually impossible in tbe Pacific. I don't know for sure that everything in Alaska is open and available, but if so, ta...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 6921

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

185 is on a route that doesn't require ETOPS. That may not be a coincidence.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7046

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

pretty good domestic numbers. I'm sure they are going to benefit greatly from MAX cuts in the next 2 quarters also. DL says MAX cuts benefitted it only-minimally, as other airlines shuffled different aircraft onto the most-competitive routes (thus keeping up competition on them). DL says that drama...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone. I flew Cincinnati-Atlanta a few years ago that spent probably half the flight in the Central Time Zone. We flew all the way down to Louisville before turning left for Atlanta. Could be the case with quite a few cities to Atla...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 57
Views: 11357

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Don’t forget in the US, they have the added bonus of allowing people to put their luggage under the seats at over wing emergency exits. No other country permits this. You made this same declaration in a thread in 2013 https://www.airliners.net/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&f=3&p=21497375. He...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 57
Views: 11357

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

It has been shown in evacs overwing window exits are not as effective as full size doors. People back up and have trouble getting out in smoke filled cabins. The L1011 has full sized floor level door exits. The DC 10 did too and what seems like the added advantage of an overwing exit. Though I pref...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 57
Views: 11357

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

0349476 727-200 with extra forward of wing exit. Guess old people who designed airplanes “when seating wasn’t as dense,” knew nothing about leaving airplanes, compared to new people. Another potential MAX lesson here for aviation maybe? You've lost me completely. That 72S has fewer exits than a 739...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7805

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I realize this flight likely doesn’t implicate ETOPS directly, but how from an alternate will they be on the MRU-PUQ leg?

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by Cubsrule
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

China is a different beast, lIRC there are an extremely limited number of exemptions for China-US service. So even with incentives in the tens of millions it could be difficult to get a Chinese airline to do it. I would be shocked if BNA got a flight to China, even if restrictions are lifted. TYO s...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Not exactly, CMH has sizably more demand to Tokyo than BNA and IND. CMH-TYO is equivalent (or close to it) to CMH-LON in terms of PDEW. I think even though they currently don't have TATL service, it wouldn't be far-fetched to see CMH get TPAC service a few years after the ones mentioned above With ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7472

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

It'll be news here when announced. There's a lot of Transborder traffic into some U.S. metros where WN is big but there's also lot of competition for Canada-origin passengers. (It won't be long before somebody mentions high Canada airport fees. Somehow high CPE doesn't stop people from flying into ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6683

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

I assume this may be a case of people starting their trip elsewhere and finding BLQ a good place to return home from. I certainly understand using BLQ only one direction on an individual passenger level; lots of Americans who visit northern Italy/Tuscany see a number of cities and there are several...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

CMH has Honda, and Honda has more operations in central Ohio (and in particular more functions, like engineering, that lead to demand to Japan) than Nissan or Bridgestone has or Mitsubishi will in Nashville . Are you sure? I think it's actually pretty even. Even so, Honda's actual North American HQ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Unlike Europe, I don’t think there will be as many mid-sized markets landing Asia service. IMO, as of right now, the only markets that have a strong enough case are AUS, RDU, BNA and IND. Other airports in that category don’t have strong enough economies. AUS will likely be first, considering their...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Nor do I, but JL and NH have no trouble operating to fields with a single suitable runway (like NGO). That’s not the issue with a Japan flight. I remember the MNAA saying somewhere that BNA could handle a fully loaded 747. So I figured it would be able to handle the modern 787. TPAC won’t happen un...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

So runway 31 couldn’t handle a 787 to Asia? 31 is more than long enough. It handled 747s to TPE in the dog days of Dell. I’m not sure what all this discussion of lengthening runways is about. I don’t think extending 2L/20R is a bad idea, but I was just a tad confused. Nor do I, but JL and NH have n...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
So runway 31 couldn’t handle a 787 to Asia?


31 is more than long enough. It handled 747s to TPE in the dog days of Dell. I’m not sure what all this discussion of lengthening runways is about.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic

Are you checking bags? If you are and the KE agents can’t or won’t stitch the PNRs, that will complicate things significantly. I'm debating... Usually I just fly with a Tumi carryon, but on the other hand I plan to do a lot of shopping and bring some stuff back, so probably need a big luggage. Chec...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7985

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

What would it look like for the shares manager to work against UA? It’s not like the networks overlap that much. Working against UA's interest could take several forms, such as supporting or joining an alliance other than the Star Alliance. UA would be outraged if that happened, wouldn't they? So i...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: ATL Connecting Time Int'l to Domestic

Are you checking bags? If you are and the KE agents can’t or won’t stitch the PNRs, that will complicate things significantly.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6149

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

I’m not so sure that’ll wind up being true. The NEO pushes toward being a long-haul airplane, and at least some carriers will want mid-cabin lavs and/or galleys. The doors make much more sense in that sort of cabin configuration. I imagine the NEO fleet will wind up looking a lot like the worldwide...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6149

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

I’m not so sure that’ll wind up being true. The NEO pushes toward being a long-haul airplane, and at least some carriers will want mid-cabin lavs and/or galleys. The doors make much more sense in that sort of cabin configuration. I imagine the NEO fleet will wind up looking a lot like the worldwide...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6149

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

5581305 Apparently not. Jetblue just took delivery of their first A321 NEO without the 2L/R door. That's a Flex, which doesn't have one. More space for seats. Which will become the standard configuration for the A321 very soon. The NX configuration is a better use of space and is similar to the -90...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

I haven't done it, but I'm pretty impressed at your haul there. It's an interesting thread idea. I think logistically, 100% coverage is most likely to happen for a type that is operated almost exclusively from a single hub and with a high percentage of the flights from that hub on that type. For ex...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13431

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I can assure you that Thursday and Sunday nights are the busiest evenings of the week on the east coast. When it comes to DCA, nothing is "minimal impact". Granted it's not as sensitive as LGA, but it's close. True, but July 4th is not a normal Thursday evening. Right, I didn't mean to im...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13664

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

How does the border crossing actually work, doesn't the minor need some kind of proof his parents agree with him traveling ? I guess it depends on the country. Our kids were never asked to provide any proof when landing in the EU. Our youngest was once asked if we agree with him traveling when retu...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14649

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 14974

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

JAX-RDU has some history. IINM AA kept it around for a long time post-dehubbing. I think it was cut around the same time as BDL-RDU around 2009 or 2010.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9399

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

What concrete prove do you have that IG and QR are nor coordinated in the legal frame of existing regulations? And can you say 100% sure that the VS is acting independently outside of DL control? IG is a small player. QR did not show any appetite to grow this carrier after the initial stage as QR h...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6165

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

So, if the BA crew and flight has to be "guarded" using extreme measures at ISB, imagine what risk not only a US airline crew, but US Government employees would run. Now, all the PakFan boys here will come out and state how this is ridiculous and how Pakistan is absolutely safe, just like...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9399

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Obviously, you are referring to Delta's large investments in those two carriers. The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the possibility of outside-EU-state funding/control in order to provide advantage and skirt agreements. Neither of those can be reasonably argue...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9399

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Dear U.S.A. Air Italy is as Italian as Virgin Atlantic is British or AeroMexico is Mexican. If it's OK for one, then it's OK for the other. Obviously, you are referring to Delta's large investments in those two carriers. The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

I'll preface this with saying I’m not an Airbus pilot. But on the jets I've flown, the backup hydraulic/braking systems do not utilize an anti-skid system. This allows for the anti-skid to break and the aircraft will still be able to brake. When this happens it can be very difficult to apply enough...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I know diversions aren't all that uncommon at BNA, but the number of airports that took BNA's diversions tonight seemed impressive. SDF, EVV, LEX, TYS, MEM, HSV, and BHM all took diversions from BNA. Does anyone know why they would choose a place like EVV over SDF or fly all the way to BHM instead ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7985

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

" Default wouldn’t necessarily lead to control either ." But it does in this case; that is, my understanding is that in the event of a default of the first loan (there are now two), the rights of the prescribed shares become UAL's. So in this case, your mortgage analogy isn't accurate. UA...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8392

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

I'd fly AF ... for the Skymiles over B6. I suspect DL would codeshare on the flight possibly too. Depending on timing there would be connections from Europe as well. Given that AF already flies non-stop from Paris to PTP, I'm not sure how many European connection would come though JFK, which is kin...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

No. The Nissan demand is many times the size of what Mitsubishi demand will be. Mitsubishi is only 200 jobs and no manufacturing or engineering. It's a positive announcement for sure but not a game changer as far as Japan demand or a TYO flight. If anything, a flight to Mexico City would help. I kn...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 921
Views: 94210

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Mitsubishi is moving its North American HQ to Franklin from California. https://www.wkrn.com/top-stories/mitsubishi-motors-to-move-north-american-headquarters-to-franklin/ This further bolsters the case for a TYO flight down the road. Don’t overestimate the size of Mitsubishi. This is probably some...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Swoop Releases Winter Sched: New routes YWG-TPA/MCO/LAS/FLL and YXU-MCO/LAS/CUN

It’ll be interesting to see how the YXU route goes. London leaks like a sieve in both directions, and both YYZ and DTW have plenty of LCC/ULCC service to warm places.

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