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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Well BWIA ignored other Caribbean people. lost their patronage, so to gallop back and think that this market is still there is wishful thinking, especially if the thinking is to get tourists on board. We do not even know how much of the GEO market is left for BW. The pilots see live bodies. I will ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I trust the same was applied to the foreign airlines? I wonder whats the parameters for AA, B6 ETC Word on the street is the Govt is only allowing BW to operate. Not sure how true and/or legal that may be, but given how slick the Trini's think they are, I wouldn't doubt it. This is not true… the Go...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

maverick4002 wrote:

I trust the same was applied to the foreign airlines? I wonder whats the parameters for AA, B6 ETC


Word on the street is the Govt is only allowing BW to operate. Not sure how true and/or legal that may be, but given how slick the Trini's think they are, I wouldn't doubt it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: Could a shorter person, say a person like 5 feet or something be a pilot?

I'm not aware of any height requirement to be a pilot. The article you quoted happened to be a military requirement, and unless you plan to go that route, you have nothing to worry about. In any event, cockpit seats are adjustable fore, aft, up and down much like in any car. Rudder pedals are also a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has made good on his promise to lead from the front on the issue of reduction in high airport taxes. Yesterday he announced that from June 28 taxes on airline tickets for travel within CARICOM will be reduced by 50 percent. https://antiguanewsroom.com/antigua-and-barbuda...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Envoy Air performed a proving flight to DOM on the E175 today. Arrival https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ENY9857/history/20210622/1845Z/MDSD/TDPD Departure https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ENY9857/history/20210622/2146Z/TDPD/KMIA If they can get flights from MIA at the current airport, it kind...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

BW will restart GEO-MIA flights on Wednesday: https://www.caribbean-airlines.com/#/caribbean-experience/media-releases/409 Best of luck to them with this. I don’t see a once weekly flight as particularly appealing when AA is on the route daily and has more seamless connections on the MIA end. Howev...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

JetBlue ran 2 flights back to back GEO-JFK Saturday night with AA doing MIA- GEO-JFK and the other flight doing JFK-GEO-MIA. That makes both JFK-GEO and GEO-JFK red eye flights and criss crossing each other. GEO-MIA is an early morning flight so pax can connect to onward flights and the MIA -GEO an...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

How likely is reopening of borders in July in view of the imposition a state of emergency and a curfew three weeks ago to contain an increase of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, and with the slow vaccination rollout with under 8% of the population having had at least on dose? What POS has shown, ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue May 18, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Perhaps they now realize BGI isn't the great pot of gold everyone on here seems to think it is. Inter Caribbean went in thinking that it was nirvana and now they struggle to run 2 flights daily into BGI. One from SVD/GND and the other from SLU/DOM. The fact that LI built its in transit lounge is be...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 17, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

baje427 wrote:
Anyone know why so many of the BW flights into BGI are being cancelled?


Perhaps they now realize BGi isn't the great pot of gold everyone on here seems to think it is.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Not sure that's quite right. Unlike other territories who may scorn BW, despite some negative press comments in Guyana (the media in Guyana holds nothing back bear in mind so take it with a pinch of salt); BW has loyally served the market. They're not like the other fly-by-night operators of the pa...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: F-S scale on the attitude indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: F-S scale on the attitude indicator

On the Dash 8 100/300 there was a Fast/Slow indicator which was referenced against 1.3Vs (1.3 times stall speed) for current configuration (ie flap setting) which was the center mark.....IIRC

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on JetBlue Crews
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Re: Question on JetBlue Crews

To the OP's question #1, not sure what "alot of islands in the Caribbean" to which you refer, but B6 only operates to STT and the DR from SJU. The other islands are operated from JFK or FLL.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

UA will expand its Caribbean network from 13 May with more flights than it did before in 2019. From ORD Aruba (AUA) Weekly Montego Bay (MBJ) Weekly Nassau (NAS) 2x weekly Punta Cana (PUJ) Daily San Juan (SJU) Daily St. Thomas (STT) 2x weekly Cancun (CUN) 2x daily Cozumel (CZM) Weekly From DEN Nassa...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

UA will expand its Caribbean network from 13 May with more flights than it did before in 2019. From ORD Aruba (AUA) Weekly Montego Bay (MBJ) Weekly Nassau (NAS) 2x weekly Punta Cana (PUJ) Daily San Juan (SJU) Daily St. Thomas (STT) 2x weekly Cancun (CUN) 2x daily Cozumel (CZM) Weekly From DEN Nassa...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

I've been following their plans for a MAN base, and did think that they might launch some Caribbean services. Hopefully BGI is just a start! and I'd love to see them develop some routes from DUB, as that is one of the best unexplored markets for some destinations in the region. It seems that now th...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.caribbean-airlines.com/#/ca ... leases/359 BW is integrating its new BGI JFK service with connections to DOM, SVD and GND. This effective April. This will be the only same airline service on the JFK DOM so that should do OK. GND has B6 with nonstop so I do not see this is relevant to th...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

ANU is also apart of Aer Lingus' plan. Announcement on a start date may be made soon.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

A law which essentially states that a company cannot be sued cannot possibly be constitutional. Furthermore, the situation with LI is untenable. I'm not aware the law makes such a statement, but in any event, does anyone know if a company has any such protections under US Chapter 11 law? According ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

The Antigua and Barbuda PM Gaston Browne has threatened to pull all support from LIAT (1974) Ltd following a class action lawsuit filed against his government by a LIAT pilot in Barbados. https://antiguaobserver.com/pm-browne-threatens-to-abandon-liat-after-pilot-files-class-action-lawsuit/ A law w...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 8157

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut. It's not possible to "unscrew" the nose wheel by tiller movement. There is a mechanical stop on the tiller, the nose wheel movement is limited. No authority would certify an aircraft that could suffer a nose gear collaps...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Surely the stranded guests could have been housed at a hotel, or failing that even at Trinidadian homes, if the government of TnT wasn't willing to risk the relatively tiny cost of one flight to Venezuela. Who would willingly accept strangers into their homes in the middle of a pandemic? Why should...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Far to much commess for me, as far as I see it. Meanwhile, at POS, we have aircraft that can (and are being used in other parts of the Caribbean). If not for Conviasa, are there no other carriers, or, better - a carrier based at POS, who could similarly perform the same flights? Two trips on an ATR...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

More drama in the Eastern Caribbean Guadeloupe , January 19, 2021 As a result of even more restrictive measures between Paris and its home base in the French West Indies, as well as increased protocol restrictions in the Caribbean islands because of the Covid pandemic, Air Antilles has today announ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 720
Views: 86012

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

Yip BGI now has a 9pm to 5am curfew after a super spreader event occurred. I doubt JY will be around in BGI after February. So after all of the hullaballoo it will be back to LI by the summer, when hopefully demand will have returned. For many BGI isnt O&D but its a transit point, and that is t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Per Crankyflier, B6 has dropped JFK-GEO for January/February. I find their service on the route to be extremely strange. Why start a new destination, serve it for two weeks and then drop it for two months after that? https://crankyflier.com/2020/12/28/jetblue-cuts-february-allegiant-plans-the-summe...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 7103

Re: Fish carried by Air Cargo

In case anyone is wondering, live fish are also carried by air destined to pet stores.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

GUYAIR707 wrote:
Flew into GEO yesterday and noticed a BW parked on the far side of the runway and an Eastern on the ramp alongside the terminal. Does eastern and BW overnight their aircraft at GEO? Or maybe technical issues?


There is an EA aircraft there for a week now having had engine issues after takeoff.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Agreed on the bureaucracy point. This should be resolved quickly. Just to note though, ECCAA does not grant route rights. That would fall under the realm of the local civil aviation ministry. I’m not sure why LI would need to renew anything though. AFAIK, this LI is the same as before i.e. not a ne...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QY841 (EAT Leipzig A300-600F) rejected takeoff in Brussels
Replies: 12
Views: 2748

Re: QY841 Rejected takeoff after V1

Passenger or cargo is irrelevant. If the crew believes the aircraft won't fly for any reason, they will reject the takeoff, even after V1.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LIAT has introduced its new baggage policy effective Nov. 30 when it returns to commercial service. While customers will be allowed to carry on a small bag and personal item for free, their 1st Checked bag will cost US$10. https://antiguanewsroom.com/liat-to-charge-us10-for-1st-checked-bag-us60-for-...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Any news on LI? I see the website launch date has come and gone. PM Browne recently announced a Nov 30 start date. This date is also BGI's independence day. Im not sure if this is coincidence, or deliberate. If so then what promotion have they done and why is their website still down? In these time...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

fowlr29 wrote:
Any news on LI? I see the website launch date has come and gone.


PM Browne recently announced a Nov 30 start date. This date is also BGI's independence day. Im not sure if this is coincidence, or deliberate.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA's ORC replaced a Q200 with another Q200.
Replies: 15
Views: 3537

Re: ANA's ORC replaced a Q200 with another Q200.

Is there a life extension programme available for q200?? From 80.000 to 120.000 cycles: https://www.bombardier.com/en/media/newsList/details.20190405Wideroe.bombardiercom.html https://www.wideroetechnical.com/extended-service Only Approved on 100 and 300. No customer has requested 200 Life Extensio...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Saying farewell to 9Y-SXM next week after 9 years of stellar svc :( You served us faithfully, MSN 37935. Is BW reducing its fleet size? If so which routes will they cut back? Well with C19, do they need their entire 737 fleet? I don't recall them talking about route cuts yet. POS is still closed. R...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Trans Guyana has announced they will be serving BGI five times weekly from OGL starting November 1st with B1900D aircraft. I commend TransGuyana for this, its certainly a good move on their part. They certainly have been going quite a bit of charters within the Eastern Caribbean since C19 hit and a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Trans Guyana has announced they will be serving BGI five times weekly from OGL starting November 1st with B1900D aircraft. I commend TransGuyana for this, its certainly a good move on their part. They certainly have been going quite a bit of charters within the Eastern Caribbean since C19 hit and a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

In the Jamaican thread it (can we link to comments in other threads, idk how to do that) it looks like CAL has applied for: KIN - BGI - JFK - KIN KIN - JFK - BGI - KIN and KIN - BGI - MIA - BGI - KIN December 2 start dates Well with POS borders closed and the questionable timeline as to when they'l...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

With B6 only operating 2x weekly CAL can certainly operate 2x/3x weekly BGI-JFK flights to satisfy the VFR market. BGI-YYZ could also justify 2x week service. MIA would be more difficult with AA operating daily and soon 2x daily with their Hub. I also don't see BW doing this. If BW does do it, I ca...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

It is almost certain now that the Antigua-based regional carrier, LIAT, will return to the skies, perhaps as early as next month. This is the latest update from Cabinet spokesman, Minister of Information, Melford Nicholas, who said the positive news was passed on to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Gas...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue
Replies: 49
Views: 7931

Re: A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue

Every airline that has different variants of an aircraft probably had this happen to them, but most errors are caught before disaster strikes. I've seen it happen with ATR 42/72's and Dash 8 100/300's. Cabin Crew in the business long enough sometimes notice when the seating arrangements seem off and...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2006-26586-0024 Reported in another thread... CAL gets approval for IAH and SJU Congrats to them although they won't be flying either right now. And I guess with the approval of the SJU route, we can put to bed the myth that BW will simply ignore the n...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization?sk=wall There will be a YouTube event tomorrow at 11AM (EDT). This to discuss post LIAT transportation. JY and BW will duke it out and we will see who the winner will be. Travel loads are very thin, especially with POS and GEO still closed. No e...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization?sk=wall There will be a YouTube event tomorrow at 11AM (EDT). This to discuss post LIAT transportation. JY and BW will duke it out and we will see who the winner will be. Travel loads are very thin, especially with POS and GEO still closed. No e...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

You cannot book BGI SLU so its gone, at least for the next few months. With JY and Antilles on the route, both will daily flights, it was crowded. I do not see BGI DOM being any better. With all of the travel protocols plus economic uncertainty and the lack of the usual summer events people arent t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

You cannot book BGI SLU so its gone, at least for the next few months. With JY and Antilles on the route, both will daily flights, it was crowded. I do not see BGI DOM being any better. With all of the travel protocols plus economic uncertainty and the lack of the usual summer events people arent t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 111051

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Intercaribbean land its 10th E120 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n581sw#2539f9f3 4 ERJ145LR more to be added too Interesting I think they should take a more cautious approach to this expansion. They are basing at least 4 E120 and 1 ERJ at BGI as eastern HUB, besides they are getting a d...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14502

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

75driver wrote:
Agree on the “niner” thing. Not sure where that comes from but it’s not commercial flying.


The OP quite correct explained where "niner" came from, which predates commercial aviation. It's still part of ICAO phraseology, which is used worldwide, except of course the US.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14502

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

In 47 years of flying including 5 at EAL, never D as Dixie except perhaps as a joke. DL”s call sign is Deltaxxxx, xxxx being the flight number. For reference: A110-23 Taxiway D is referred to as "DIXIE". https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KATL/remarks Wouldn't it have been easier s...

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