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by doug_or
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I have not heard the 250-300 daily flights numbers before. Last I heard was around 200 flights. 200-225 seems pretty attainable with the "CANNABUS" joining the fleet and all the markets like DFW, DAL, IAH, MCI, STL, OMA, ABQ, and more that those aircraft can serve from SEA. The "cann...

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More exterior video feeds for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: More exterior video feeds for pilots

30 seconds to make a good decision will typically save more lives than the extra time gained, so to speak. Certainly but the suggestion was to install technology to that allows better decisions to made quicker by giving the pilots more information, not to rush pilots into making ill-informed choices.

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by doug_or
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10850

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...

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by doug_or
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7688

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

When did B6 pull down OAK to a simple spoke? When did VX start flying? I thought there was a bit of a gap.

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by doug_or
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 93676

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Country has announced LAS-RDM...wowza! Twice per week starting in late summer. I'm excited about this, although it does strongly suggest that any plans G4 had of entering RDM are now on hold, at best. That's a shame for me personally as I'd been coaxing them for months to give this route a seco...

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by doug_or
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8880

Re: Imperial System

Therefore Fahrenheit is slightly more accurate than Celsius is. I'd say more precise. There is no practical difference between a weather forecast for exactly 24c and a forecast for 23.5c that is rounded up to 24c. The only reasonable argument I've heard for imperial is a carpenter who likes the div...

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by doug_or
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20435

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

The Nike Air Force is based in the private Nike jet facility out of Hillsboro Oregon (HIO). N-NIKE is one registration, I pass the glass hanger often & always look to see how many are there at any given time. There is no subsidy paid to Delta to operate their PDX-NRT flight. There may have been...

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by doug_or
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131740

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

According to another thread, Aeromexico is dropping PDX next year. That didn't last long. Not very surprising to say the least, there's no feed on the PDX end and the flight isn't timed well for connections through MEX. The only reason why SEA-MEX performs so much better is because of their partner...

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by doug_or
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL200/201 New Suites
Replies: 10
Views: 3002

Re: DL200/201 New Suites

evanb wrote:

Isn't the B764 the same pilot pool as the B763 which they already fly SEA-PEK, SEA-PVG?


Nope. Delta uses one group to fly the 757 and 767-300 (from all bases) and another just for the the -400 (out of ATL and JFK). I believe the -400s have the updated 777 style flight deck.

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by doug_or
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19172

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Is cargo really that important on an ULH route? Most cargo doesn't mind connecting.

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by doug_or
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13250

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

And everybody 'pumps petrol' every time they fill up their vehicle. Unless one is in New Jersey... And Oregon, unless anything has changed recently. It has changed in the past year or so. People can pump their own gas in Oregon now. *After 2AM in a few rural counties. ...So practically speaking, no...

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by doug_or
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 54
Views: 6073

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

^ Thanks! I am meeting the town office tomorrow so I'll mention some of the things I've learned here. as for helicopters, you don't think 800km is enough to reach HAC (Hachijojima) then transfer to a 737 to Tokyo or Osaka? Helicopters are incredibly expensive to operate. That's why you rarely see t...

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by doug_or
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5274

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

jrkmsp wrote:
I believe Delta’s pilot contract requires a relief pilot on all Trans-Atlantic flights, which is different from United and even some of its JV partners, like Virgin Atlantic.


It does not. At a minimum I know KEF, SNN, and PDL are at least sometimes operated with a two man crew.

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1823

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

They must have a reason for doing this. I wonder if it has anything to do with the overnight maintenance facility. Certainly. SkyWest, Piedmont, PSA, Air Wisconsin and I would assume other regionals as well have crew bases in smaller market MX bases to save on hotel costs and/or allow the employees...

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1823

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

Is there some possibility of starting trips in GSP and/or CHS? They’d presumably need contractual relief to do it but neither is that far away. That would be very unusual if not unprecedented. GSP is 1:45 and CHS is 2:30 away by car according to Google. If there was a necessity I guess anything is ...

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by doug_or
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1823

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

[twoid][/twoid] With only 4x daily service (2 each to ORD and IAD) I don't know how they'll build trips starting in CAE for that many crew. They're going to be doing a lot of deadheading. That's only 4 FA's and 8 pilots they can send out of CAE working a live segment every day. Agreed. Back of the e...

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by doug_or
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17984

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

trpmb6 wrote:
AA prices weren't even close.



...So you're saying AA is commanding a premium? Good for them.

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by doug_or
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17984

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

SteelChair wrote:
Wouldn't AA actually be in a very good position if interest rates went up since their debt is locked in at the lower rates?


Is it? I don't think most commercial lending is at fixed rates (save some bonds), but I also don't know much about that side of the business. Any experts have real insight?

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by doug_or
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 131
Views: 42129

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

1989worstyear wrote:
But the isn't the 767 part of the same generation of aircraft as the DC-8? It certainly doesn't fit the definition of modern since it came out WAAYYY before 1988.


Not even close.

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by doug_or
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 23
Views: 3457

Re: Inflight theft.

First step to finding a lost or stolen iphone on the plane, before anyone disembarks, is for someone with phone to call your number and see if it starts ringing in the thief's pocket. The second step if it's a smart phone, or specifically an iphone, is for someone with another iphone to use the &qu...

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by doug_or
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 49461

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Prost wrote:
DL is increasingly having to use more bus gates for domestic operations. SEA terminal is extremely crowded now, and a large portion of A concourse has operating gates with zero seating.


Which gates are those? Towards the end?

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by doug_or
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITH Airport Redevelopment
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: ITH Airport Redevelopment

It rarely seems crowded to me but the additional jet bridges will be welcomed. It's usually a nice, easy airport to frequent and I will miss the Newark flight. Washington is useful but I wish they had chosen DCA, as was rumored a long time ago, but of course IAD is the United hub. I used to the tak...

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by doug_or
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITH Airport Redevelopment
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

Re: ITH Airport Redevelopment

Is this a renovation/expansion of the current terminal, or a new building?

Are they suffering from any kind if capacity constraints now?

"As a result of the project, Hall said he expects airport revenue to go up. "

This isn't usually how it works...

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by doug_or
Wed May 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 23032

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

jbs2886 wrote:
And this thread has officially been ruined by the exact same poster that ruins any other DL thread.


Click on his username and then select "foe". All posts will be blocked and you'll only see what he says when someone not blocked quotes his text.

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by doug_or
Sat May 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?
Replies: 18
Views: 1957

Re: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?

When looking at costs, remember you're almost certainly going to have sub 30% load factors in a commuter type operation, so you need to multiply the cost per seat by at least 3 to get the cost per enplaned passenger. Also note that those sub $1 bus fares are probably steeply subsidized. I don't have...

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by doug_or
Thu May 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2877

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

Would LIH-SLC run into weight restrictions? I know UA sometimes does going to California, so I would assume SLC would be an even bigger challenge.

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by doug_or
Wed May 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6636

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

There is some history to United's relatively large share of women pilots. United was successfully sued in the 1980s for discrimination in their pilot hiring practices. Part of the remediation with the EEOC included ratios/quotas and resulted in a significant increase in hiring of female pilots. To a...

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by doug_or
Wed May 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25061

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

739er wrote:

Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner.


Are we talking about a cold chicken salad or a hot entre?

Just wanted to know more about said prize and how it compares to UA F catering.

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by doug_or
Fri May 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5544

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

32andBelow wrote:


I just spent the winter in Oklahoma and the thunder Delta 757 would pretty much sit there the whole time the thunder were home.


Interesting. Not sure how accurate it is, but APC says DL only has 5 VIP configured 757s. Surprised they'd let them sit that much. Do they do MX in OKC?

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by doug_or
Fri May 04, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5544

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

32andBelow wrote:
Aren’t the delta charter planes configured? Chances are it was just sitting at JFK for 3 days during the series.


Possible, but usually the charter birds (assuming they use the NBA planes for MLB) ferry empty to another city for another charter rather than sit for that long.

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by doug_or
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA of bygone days....
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: KSEA of bygone days....

The caption says it's a static display.

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by doug_or
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

Unlike each types -300 model the A330-200 and A340-200 were not developed at the same time and do not share a common fueselage. IIRC the 330-200 came later, is slightly shorter, and has a taller tailfin.

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131740

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

If DL drops the route, one of the two Japanese airlines will probably pick it up. The O&D market on this route is supposedly pretty high... Anecdotally the route seems to do OK load-wise in my experience. Either Japanese carrier would probably do even better with the ability to offer at least c...

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by doug_or
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131740

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

N174UA wrote:
Is DL still operating PDX-NRT daily? Any updates on them possibly discontinuing the route based on the DL-KE joint venture?


I think it is 5x weekly right now. Hard to imagine it sticking around with the continued draw-down of NRT, but who knows.

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by doug_or
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 6027

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

I don't know the specifics of AA, but pay for airline crew members in the US is usually based on flight pay, not 40/week. $27/hour is just over $2000 a month, depending on hours flown (and work rules/trip rigs).

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by doug_or
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

The train to the S Gates in SEA has separates cars for passengers who've cleared customs and immigration but not been rescreened.

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by doug_or
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air tax grab to be retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: UK air tax grab to be retrospective

Retroactive. Using fancy words only makes you sound smart if you know what they mean.

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by doug_or
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Re: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4

What is HHI?

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by doug_or
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 16095

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

What? JetBlue has no shortage of qualified applicants and never, never will have. Pilot wages at mainline carriers have nothing to do with any job market. They are created by bargaining power, the power of pilots to shut down the operation. JetBlue pilots are quasi unionized because they can credib...

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by doug_or
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45931

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

I've been hearing fall. The pilot training program has/is being developed, but no bid has been put out for the positions, so it will be a while before line pilots start getting trained.

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by doug_or
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1517

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

The problem with Gray divorces is they breakup for absolutely no reason. They just break up for the sole purpose of enjoying their own lives and make time for themselves. They just punch out some kids and feel that their responsibility is over, which just makes me wonder that humans ARE truely self...

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by doug_or
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131740

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Just noticed Alaska is flying an E175 PDX-BNA, AS9790. Charter? Test run? I guess the plane has the range. Might be a light load. Doesn't BNA have Embraer support facilities? Perhaps a maintenance ferry. Eastbound with full tanks, two pilots, and a tailwind should be able to do that fairly easy. Sk...

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by doug_or
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 5431

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

DIRECTFLT wrote:
This was the Inaugural run of this route, so yea, there likely many 'geeky' passengers on this run.



Indeed, spoke with a friend from Seattle who is a rail guy and he said there were some geeks doing the trip just because it was the inaugural.

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by doug_or
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will be next destination for Fresno (FAT)?
Replies: 29
Views: 2622

Re: What will be next destination for Fresno (FAT)?

My guess is that FAT-HNL may be announced as part of a multi-city schedule. 2X per week from FAT along with 2X per week from say both SBA and STS seems possible. I would expect AS to consider starting that first since HA will likely be looking more at routes to its existing cities during the fleet ...

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by doug_or
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19774

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

The J seats in that "light cabin" are heavier than if they had more coach seats. A Y 3 seat set can weigh 75 lb. or less while a single lay flat J seat weighs in the 200 lb. plus range each. Neither JL nor AA is in the business of transporting empty seats. 3 Y seats with people is going t...

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by doug_or
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Was Nixon a good president?
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Was Nixon a good president?

LMP737 wrote:
A lot of what if when it comes to decisions made by presidents. Like what if LBJ had heeded the those who said not to get involved in a land war in SE Asia.


Princess Bride didn't come out until 1987, more than 20 years later.

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by doug_or
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 4349

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

767333ER wrote:
And here is a testament to the 727-200’s rather athsmatic performance compared to newer aircraft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuFhcE_tcoQ&t=1m30s


To be fair- that was a takeoff at over 8,000'

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by doug_or
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 7220

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

There isn't a local market to LAX, it would rely on connections. That makes AS/QX a pretty poor choice. They could potentially codeshare with AA, but the revenue sharing would have to be pretty rich.

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by doug_or
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86750

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Not sure, but I did almost ride a blue tail -200 in feb on PDX - SEA

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by doug_or
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 722
Views: 86750

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Yes, this is the second time this year that the -700s have come out of storage to cover for Horizon.

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