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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Southwest order the 737-600?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Why didn’t Southwest order the 737-600?

CarlosSi wrote:
What’s more odd is why they didn’t order the -400 and why the -400 wasn’t the longest of the classic. Also the shortest was the -500!

Few airlines ordered the -600, relatively speaking.


The -400 would have been darn near unusable at MDW and various other runway-constrained airports.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

I’m surprised how little representation Canada has in this thread. Here’s my list:

-100: Piedmont

-200 (believe this would have been a Q200 because that’s all they had): Commutair

-300: Piedmont

Q400: Colgan, Encore, Porter.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

1. Hawaii is arguably more prestigious than the Caribbean 2. No passport is required 2. The wealthy Williamson County folks will want to splurge for a Hawaiian vacation 3. Nashville is pretty similar to Austin (though growing a bit slower) and the HA flight to Austin is doing well It would do well ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

BNA is definitely the next logical add for HA considering the growth and wealth that is here, the question is where would they gate the A330 needed to fly there? The new international widebody swing gates won’t be ready until 2023. There are a number of B and C gates that would be possibilities (so...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees
Replies: 81
Views: 7079

Re: Boeing to require COVID vaccine for all employees

Negative on the liability. Federal law shields employers from this except in the case employers administer the vaccine themselves. Not quite. A lot depends upon whether the mandate is legal and constitutional. If it is, then fine. If if isn't, and a business complies with an illegal law or order, t...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

BNA is definitely the next logical add for HA considering the growth and wealth that is here, the question is where would they gate the A330 needed to fly there? The new international widebody swing gates won’t be ready until 2023. There are a number of B and C gates that would be possibilities (so...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 222
Views: 23352

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

UA was smart to roll out their mandate when they did. They now have an almost (save approximately 300 ppl) 100% vaccinated workforce. They also got it done before the massive drama started with other airlines making the call closer to the deadline imposed by the federal mandate. UA is the airline e...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2523

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

If all mobility equipment was the same size and had fixing kits then it will be a lot easier to safely secure in an aircraft hold, but as they don't there will always be some unintentional damage. I think this is really the crux of the problem. While I don't know for sure because DoT does not break...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 222
Views: 23352

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I see these debates and cannot help but think most have employers less strict on vaccines than mine. The airlines seem to be going down to the wire, except for UA. My employer has set a harsh deadline of first dose in this month (October). No exceptions for J&J either. Moderna must be by the 27...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

I paid for Southwest to fly me from BNA to DCA on Friday, October 8, at 3:10 p.m. They did not provide that service. When I cancelled my ticket, they were offering to provide that service at 5 p.m. the following day--26 hours later. That is not what I agreed to. And thanks to contracts of carriage ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So sick of all these cancelled flights
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: So sick of all these cancelled flights

The latest is Southwest canceling thousands of them, citing air traffic controller issues, despite the airports themselves saying they have no issues at all. I am so sick of all these airlines cancelling all of these flights all the time. In the last 6 months, it's happened more than ever. Screw ev...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21230

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

I don't know that they are quite apples to apples. Both F9 and NK have two crew bases in Florida (both at MCO, TPA for F9 and FLL for NK), and G4 schedules crews a lot differently from anyone else, with a crew base on one end or the other of the vast majority of flights. G4 also has three crew base...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21230

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

But why would weather, military closure, and/or ATC walkout affect WN flights so disproportionately? WN has a ton of point to point flights to and from Florida. Remember that MCO is their only crew base in Florida and many of their flights to the various airports closer to the Gulf and Atlantic do ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21230

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Rumor is ATC Jacksonville employees walked out in protest Friday night for a mass unscheduled break in protest of COVID vaccine mandates. Make of that what you will but it apparently started with the ATC on Friday leading to 650 canceled flights. Then the pilots at WN took a turn. Then some rampers...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21230

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

i may be dumb, but i dont think this has much to do with Covid mandates. I think it has everything to do with their (pilots) their frustration with WN. Something happened a few weeks ago with hotels, and im sure the MAX had something to do with it. I may be wrong but arent they in contract negotiat...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21230

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Looks like the situation at Southwest is ongoing as of 930EST: Midway: https://www.flychicago.com/midway/myflight/flightsearch/Pages/default.aspx Nashville: https://flynashville.com/flights?type=arrivals&city=&airline=WN&acid= Orlando http://www.arrowcast.net/fids/mco/fids.asp?airline=S...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped
Replies: 33
Views: 2570

Re: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has closed an investigation into the two airlines, saying there is a "lack of [legal] clarity". Instead of offering refunds, the carriers offered vouchers or rebooking. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58826484 Both airlines lost a lot of goo...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 176
Views: 21851

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

I wonder if the Ford F150 plant will mean growth for MKL with cargo operators? MKL is closer to Stanton than MEM. The plant will be at the TN 222 exit on I-40 MKL is 37 miles away MEM is 45 miles away Basically a wash in drive time and distance. It'll all likely come through Memphis. Maybe. MKL wil...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped
Replies: 33
Views: 2570

Re: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

What are the advantages of a voucher over a refund? None, unless the companies offer vouchers of a slightly higher value than the amount to be refunded, which is sometimes the case. Most consumers prefer hard cash to a voucher. So much so, that this issue is one of the hobbyhorses of consumer advoc...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 207
Views: 18867

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Which is one reason the closure of smaller hubs hurt the country. Now we have empty runways in PIT, STL, CLE and we are spending billions building runways in megahubs and suffering massive system inefficiencies when a thunderstorm/snowstorm rolls thru northern Illinois, Georgia, Colorado. Yet we ga...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped
Replies: 33
Views: 2570

Re: UK. Refund probe into Ryanair and BA dropped

Same with me in Europe with Ryanair, BA & EasyJet, I much prefer vouchers! Yes but in the real world people want the money back; family holidays etc.... a bunch of vouchers with no certainty are completely useless to them The real world??!! Each to their own, but vouchers seem to be more popula...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Point-To-Point routes in the US
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: Point-To-Point routes in the US

The answer to this in the US is going to depend almost entirely on how you define "hub" or "focus city" for WN. WN has some routes like MKE-CLE (not currently operating but it ran pre-pandemic) that clearly meet your definition of p2p. But what about something like MCI-AUS or SJC...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12000

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

it surprises me a little bit that YYC isn't returning because there's sort of a similar dynamic there. I guess maybe the Canadian Rockies aren't a big draw for Europeans? Quite the opposite. YYC had four concurrent airlines (AC, WS, TS, BA) offering scheduled nonstops to LON before the pandemic. In...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 69
Views: 12000

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

What's BA's draw to AUS, MSY, and BNA? Same as to any other city: a combination of business and leisure, with all three having a good mix of both. I think that's right, but it surprises me a little bit that YYC isn't returning because there's sort of a similar dynamic there. I guess maybe the Canad...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.
Replies: 29
Views: 5608

Re: Northwest 747s at MEM during hub years.

I'm guessing LAX, they had flight #1 which was MEM-LAX-NRT-TPE. NW was a fan of the oxymoronic (just moronic, really - it's deceptive advertising) 'direct with change of gauge.' I remember circa 1999 seeing a flight monitor pointing to MEM-SEA-NRT-TPE, and a woman behind me on-board that flight ask...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Southwest order the 737-600?
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Why didn’t Southwest order the 737-600?

Is there any WN route (or prospective WN route) that a 736 can operate but a 73G cannot? Pretty sure the answer to that is no, and if so that’s your answer.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2135
Views: 409506

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

o AAdvantage celebrating 40 years. Its been a massive success for customers and the company. o Continue to build on very high penetration of AAdvantage loyal program, to even further improve its brand proposition o Program can become more sophisticated and also simplified. Move away from simply inc...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10447

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

I don't - and the precedents are set, going back over a century to the Supreme Court. People post as if the matter is undecided. It isn't. Putting employees with a religious exemption on unpaid leave - now that may lead to an interesting case in court. In the US, the precedent is STATE governments ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

MX might come to BNA....but...what route? BNA is well served with nonstops to 80 markets. MX isn't going to fight WN head to head. But they do fly to a couple of big-ish markets - XNA and CAK - that WN doesn't serve. And, there are several MX stations (RIC, TUL, PVD, etc.) that WN serves but not fr...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service
Replies: 36
Views: 4628

Re: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service

OGG has got to be in the running whether looking at cities or something bigger. Kahului has about 25,000 people, Maui County about 170,000. KOA gets 777. Smaller than OGG? This gets complex with the lack of “true” cities in Hawaii, but Kalaoa is smaller than Kahului; Hawaii County is a bit more pop...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service
Replies: 36
Views: 4628

Re: Smallest city getting regular 777/A350 service

OGG has got to be in the running whether looking at cities or something bigger. Kahului has about 25,000 people, Maui County about 170,000.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 100
Views: 15603

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

I do wonder how safe it is to have nearly opaque windows that cannot be undone except by the crew. It's no different than military transports but regular people don't fly around on military craft for a reason... Safety-wise the windows probably ought to be locked at "full open" from engin...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

I imagine C4 becomes C1, C7 becomes C2, and C9 becomes C3. C6 will no longer exist as a gate apparently, so the more interesting question is what happens to the numbering of current C8 through C12. This sounds so ridiculously dumb, why re number gates on C when they can just call the satellite E an...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Some answers about the satellite in the BNA Vision committee minutes from August. The bus will depart from the current C6 gate and the satellite itself will be considered part of C and numbered C4-C12. https://flynashville.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.08.11-BNA-Vision-Minutes.pdf Interesting...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5438

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

We don't see U.S. examples because the U.S. doesn't want to subsidize HSR construction and operation to the same degreed found in Germany and France (and, spending EU development funds, Spain). It isn't just about the money, but also the political will to deal with neighbors and people/businesses w...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 26
Views: 2913

Re: Shortest lived hubs

How long did DH last as a stand-alone carrier? 18 months? Their hub at IAD is surely one of the shortest-lived.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 23409

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Cause and effect, all in one photo. Bags from the front unloaded before the pax. OOPS…. SB for tail stand installation inbound from the FAA? It will only end up costing a couple of hundred thousand dollars each, by the time the FAA is done with it. At this point, don’t all US 739 operators use tail...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Thanks, jplatts. For me the most surprising aspect of those data is the strength of secondary markets in the Midwest and northeast, with most markets seeing loads over 85 percent. A lot of those we are only running on Sat/Sun which helps the load factor. True, though even places like MCI, DTW, MKE,...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 550
Views: 73742

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Thanks, jplatts. For me the most surprising aspect of those data is the strength of secondary markets in the Midwest and northeast, with most markets seeing loads over 85 percent.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 261
Views: 34328

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

I guess one thing I'd point out that the doco did not point out very well it that it is still Boeing's cover story that any flaws in the design of MCAS were human errors rather than deliberately chosen shortcuts or expedients. This is crucial to Boeing because it eliminates product liability issues...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 261
Views: 34328

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Boeing blaming pilots for crashes isn't really surprising to be honest. I was reading a book about US427 & the 737 rudder issues back in the 1990s and in the book they showed how Boeing was adamant that the pilots of US427 was at fault until it was absolutely certain that the rudder PCU was at ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLH losing UA service
Replies: 54
Views: 10757

Re: TLH losing UA service

Comparatively - How can markets like AMA, which the MSA is almost 125k smaller and sees over 200k less passengers annually support mainline service on AA, G4 and WN? AMA is a lot more remote than TLH. There isn't much within 300 miles of AMA. For a lot of TLH trip destinations the overwhelming comp...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2262
Views: 306084

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Things could get awfully interesting in here tomorrow potentially. There is expectation that it’s at least a realistic possibility President Biden will demand vaccination for air travel effective some time in a few weeks or next month. With 40 something odd percent of the US population unvaccinated...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2262
Views: 306084

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Things could get awfully interesting in here tomorrow potentially. There is expectation that it’s at least a realistic possibility President Biden will demand vaccination for air travel effective some time in a few weeks or next month. With 40 something odd percent of the US population unvaccinated...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2262
Views: 306084

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The Citation that recently went down in Connecticut had 2 passengers - Doctors. I don't know whether they were flying on business or vacations. But I believe there are a lot more people flying private because 1) Americans with really good jobs ($250k plus) usually have 401k and 403b that are worth ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2936

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

On the subject of placement within, say, the 25-mile radius where the VORs needed to be for airway structure reasons, it seems like the VOR siting followed the pattern of lots of mid-century ATC infrastructure: either place it on the airport, or place it in the boonies far away from everything else...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?
Replies: 30
Views: 2936

Re: How did they decide where to put the VOR stations?

As for the placement of a VOR, much goes into that and the FAA Flight Procedures along with some Military NAVAID personnel (for Military installs) would site them near on or near airports for security reasons as well as lower leases on the land. They'd figure out the airway structure they wanted/ne...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1607

Re: Taxi time at CLT

E is a challenge with essentially one way in and out. That’s the problem much more so than the runway assignment; the taxi in from 36L (or 18R) to the terminal is typically quick until you get to the ramp.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8107

Re: United adding Orange County to Aspen

Is there a reason why UA isn’t giving a few CRJ550s back to SkyWest (who is the lessor for some of them) for ASE as United Express? Could that fly out of ASE? There's no way that the -550 can get out of ASE, not would it have the range to operate to any hub but DEN even if it could get out. Remembe...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA and flight transfers from international travel
Replies: 8
Views: 898

Re: TSA and flight transfers from international travel

deanva1957 wrote:
OK wasn't sure that would work I guess German security is different than TSA standards.


I can't think of anywhere in the world that lets passengers have contact with checked baggage and then allows them on an aircraft without rescreening. At which airport in Germany does this happen?

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