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by Cubsrule
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 24
Views: 2536

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Welfare in the sky. A person moves to Podunk and expects the same benefits as larger selfsustaing metro areas. One of many wasteful spending packages under the guise of making everything available to everybody. Do you know how many medivacs there would be to get people into the cities for cancer tr...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 11725

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

OK.... how often did they drill those holes before this one? Is QC non-existent at Boeing? The fuselage is manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems, so you may want to direct your question in their direction... V/F Boeing is ultimately responsible for the quality of the product presented to the customer,...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 41
Views: 4910

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

It really was a fortuitous time. ...for DEN. Kinda sucked for the likes of MSY, who only recovered to similar levels of flights by WN two years ago... it took 12yrs for it to get back what it lost to DEN. Indeed. I never really understood that; MSY’s service on others recovered well (and added some...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 41
Views: 4910

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

As mentioned earlier, DEN's initial growth spurt came when Katrina hit MSY, and WN found itself short of 60 daily flights and had to place the aircraft somewhere. The market responded to their liking, so they continued to grow it at a breakneck pace. It really was a fortuitous time. PHL was also dr...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 24
Views: 2536

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. How is that going to happen? The program is immune from most economic efificiency arguments. A few airports have been cut due to max per-passenger subsidy limits but that's alread...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 24
Views: 2536

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

For example, there are tons of communities that lost service in the 2000s during the recession but have recently bounced back, but airlines often won't try them because of lack of new and solid data. Now that several jet carriers are getting into EAS, that is happening a fair amount. Places like CO...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 31
Views: 5016

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

DL already does CVG/RDU-CDG, so not sure why that is being suggested. I’m sure AUS and BNA will be getting a DL/AF/KL TATL flight in the not too distant future, but SJC is right down the road from SFO so I doubt they’ll be seeing one. SJC being next to SFO didn’t stop LH from launching flights to t...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: AA/RPA 4599 issue 7/19

Given the descent to 10,000 feet and the fact that they are forgoing dozens of closer suitable airports to return to PHL, it smells like a pressurization or oxygen system issue to me.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 135
Views: 14743

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

What you are missing is Cleveland does not only serve the Cleveland MSA, it also serves the Akron/Canton and Youngstown MSAs, and Cincinnati also serves the Dayton MSA. Columbus essentially only serves the Columbus MSA. Yes, you’re referencing Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs). The Census Bureau al...

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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: 135
Views: 14743

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: 903

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: 2016

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: 11542

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: 135
Views: 14743

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: 135
Views: 14743

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: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4750

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: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4750

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: 3216

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: 4585

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: 7128

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: 7128

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: 7055

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: 2153

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: 64
Views: 12725

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: 64
Views: 12725

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: 64
Views: 12725

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: 7812

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 7482

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: 6689

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 934
Views: 95550

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: 1008

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: 7993

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: 1008

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: 6152

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: 6152

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: 6152

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: 984

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: 13438

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: 13670

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: 14655

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: 14988

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: 9412

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: 6210

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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