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by burnsie28
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft are the least fuel efficient in Delta fleet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: What aircraft are the least fuel efficient in Delta fleet?

The problem with those charts is that it's far too broad and differs. For instance maybe Frontier puts nearly 180 pax on their A320's and at what weight vs a 160 seat A320 etc. What type of paint and how much does it weight etc? So what is on wikipedia won't give you an accurate number by any means ...

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by burnsie28
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64056

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

A string of bankruptcies of mergers is plausible NK B6 F9 Have less exposure and should be OK I don’t even know how airlines like United an Delta get out of bed this morning. They have a real mess Actually likely the opposite, airlines like NK, B6, F9 rely more on higher load factors with ancillary...

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by burnsie28
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and Southwest: what do you think would happen if they would fail?
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: Ryanair and Southwest: what do you think would happen if they would fail?

In the US other carriers would grow, short term fares would balloon because of the shortage of supply to demand. Long term, probably not much, when you really look at prices anymore WN fares unless getting the intro fares are no different and many times I've found more expensive than those of other ...

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by burnsie28
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service

Next time MIA will see CRJ's of any type will be March, when for the entire month it will see 6 CR7's from GoJet dba Delta Connection. RDU-MIA-RDU

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by burnsie28
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141743

Re: SAS new livery?

To me the engine looks silly, looks almost like they had to get a replacement part from another carrier. Sad about the dropping of red/orange color.

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by burnsie28
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179527

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

FWIW, I took IND-CDG yesterday which had a 100% LF, guessing some people taking long weekends for the holiday Gate agent said that the flight was supposed to go to daily in April, but I think they were just following the tentative schedule which will more than likely change. 5/8 FAs were IND based,...

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by burnsie28
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 NFL Charters Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 25299

Re: 2019 NFL Charters Thread

Wednesday October 3rd.. VS653 ORD-LHR A346 Chicago Bears to LHR Is this a one-off, or is Virgin a sponsor of the London games? (just curious) VS has always flown NFL teams to London for the games staged there, usually on an A340. The Bears typically fly UA for road games. I wouldn't say always as N...

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by burnsie28
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 81895

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Also ICN-MNL is only 3.5 hours flying time so if they can make it a turn with a single crew (instead of laying over in MNL) it'd reduce their costs. This may be true for the cabin crew but I believe the DL pilot contract requires an overnight after a non-north American international flight. DL AMS-...

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by burnsie28
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX
Replies: 42
Views: 6558

Re: AA add new seasonal routes from PHX

They should be able to run PHX-CVG year-round. PHX-COS is another route that should work year-round, at least on Eagle. HP used to fly it multiple times a day along with LAS. The City of Colorado Springs continues to grow and is quite large along with parts of Denver essentially moving south. I thi...

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by burnsie28
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 6168

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

iadadd wrote:
DL has complimentary meals on its transcontinental flights (e.g JFK-LAX, DCA-LAX, JFK-SAN, etc.)



And long haul Hawaii (ATL, MSP, DTW, JFK)

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by burnsie28
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 8872

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

Last Thursday I saw the plane sitting inside the Delta hangar.

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by burnsie28
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 13395

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

And give it two years - I will be surprised if DL still flies MSP-HND (or PDX-HND - it is only a matter of time that JL jumps on the route in partnership with AS). I find it really hard to believe that DL will be able to profitably fly seven daily into HND - one each of SEA/PDX/LAX/MSP/DTW/ATL/HNL-...

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by burnsie28
Mon May 06, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q1 2019 report
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Air Canada Q1 2019 report

Might be a stupid question but does AC report in USD or CAD. I know some foreign airlines report in USD despite it not being the local currency.

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by burnsie28
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13429

Re: Delta 321neo routes

I know the A220 is replacing the 717 on the SLC-SNA route, but will the A321 NEO replace the 757 on the ATL-SNA route? I would imagine the 757 at SNA would be replaced with 73W, 738, A220. AA operates the 738 at SNA. After the 757 I think that's as big as it gets for passenger aircraft. Yeah. The l...

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by burnsie28
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321neo routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13429

Re: Delta 321neo routes

There's a lot of conflicting information about how many are getting ETOPS. The first 20, the first 40 . . . ? I've heard it all. Does anyone have any concrete info on that plan? (which is quite possibly not even decided yet) The first 20 will have ETOPs. First delivery will be January 2020 As for t...

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by burnsie28
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 71
Views: 13601

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

So they might have decided to "brandmark" the aircraft with the customer code, so everyone could later find out to whom an aircraft belonged or who got it delivered initially? In reality, all it tells you is who originally ordered the plane. Plenty got built for customer A but delivered t...

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by burnsie28
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 380895

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

To me something just feels unfinished about the livery. It's missing something to complete it. I don't really care for basically still having the same livery as CO did from what, almost 30 years ago at this point.

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by burnsie28
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 9122

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

It was loaded year-round and then removed. I was able to just pull it up for October 25 DL 76 TPA-AMS 19:55-10:55 +1 DL 77 AMS-TPA 13:20-17:55 It's also still early and the person at DL isn't wrong, metal neutral needs to be approved by all JV partners and given AMS time constraints perhaps they ar...

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by burnsie28
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 22070

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

Interesting it only runs for 4 months though.

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by burnsie28
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12129

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

What's interesting is that the billboard titles match those that United denied were images of the leaked new livery...

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by burnsie28
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on UA's Polaris business first?
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: What to expect on UA's Polaris business first?

As far as I know there is no such cabin. You have Polaris Business (International) and United First (Domestic)

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by burnsie28
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 14150

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

Never mind the fact that when some of the Chinese pilots come over to the US for flight training they already know the type of plane they will fly once they go back home, yet they have up to this point never flown a plane before they started flying. Their pilots have hardly any time in a real plane...

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by burnsie28
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 14150

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

Here is why I think China has a better safety record: - Window shades are required to be open during take off and landing - No bags under seats in exit rows - Pro-active grounding of the 737-MAX - No mobile phone use even in airplane mode until recently - Very serious about lithium batteries in che...

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by burnsie28
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 14150

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

Here is why I think China has a better safety record: - Window shades are required to be open during take off and landing - No bags under seats in exit rows - Pro-active grounding of the 737-MAX - No mobile phone use even in airplane mode until recently - Very serious about lithium batteries in che...

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by burnsie28
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 14150

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

You do know that Airbus does the same thing as Boeing? They have a self certify group that works the same as FAA ODA's.

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by burnsie28
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 series last row- add in a window?
Replies: 22
Views: 4076

Re: A320 series last row- add in a window?

Given the move to have tiny toilets in the tail rather than forward of the rear door, the A320 series now has a row of seats where before it rarely did. Yet since this space was intended for a toilet, it’s windowless and remains so in new builds. Is it beyond Airbus to simply add a window now or is...

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by burnsie28
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 7679

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

Manila is best served by filipino airlines, AA has no Business flying an ultra long haul low yield route. There are reasons United gave up those flights long ago soon after buying Pan Am's Asia division. Northwest flew there too, Delta gave up on Manila as well. Korean Air and others sell cheap sea...

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by burnsie28
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 13198

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

I don't see how they can make $ out of ATL. Sure, BA and LH can make ATL work but they have O&D and extensive networks to where Atlantans want to go. Lots of lots of TAP destinations onward from LIS are: 1. covered non-stop by ATL or 2. included with DL's JV partners AF/KL/AZ, who will pick up ...

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by burnsie28
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6949

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

reltney wrote:
clipperlondon wrote:
Good ole Daddy Long Legs! Life in the old girl yet!

And yes the A321XLR is the logical successor, no matter what anyone says. So there!


No. Delta already admitted nothing built today can directly replace the 757. Sorry..


Well technically the 321XLR hasn't been built yet soooo....

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by burnsie28
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 DSS-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 6949

Re: Delta 757 DSS-JFK

I need to do two trips to Dakar next year, and been targeting this flight. Pretty awesome the 752 can get it done. No lie-flat beds though, so.... probably have to route via AMS or something. But, I saw that and thought the same thing, pretty incredible mission for the plane to do! This is an inter...

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by burnsie28
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36096

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

Narfish641 wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
No rush. You probably have 8-10 years before the last 300ER is gone.


It is good news since Delta pushed back their A339neo aircraft to 2020 (I think). But glad we have quite a few frames sticking around!


Service starts this year on the 339. SEA-PVG July 1st, SEA-ICN August 1, SEA-NRT August 31.

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by burnsie28
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up with Endeavor Air this week?
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Re: What's Up with Endeavor Air this week?

Airlines cancel regional flights first whenever things go sideways at a hub, so they can minimize disruption to passengers. It's really not an issue that's unique to Delta/Endeavor. That’s understood but look at Delta’s regional cancellations from Monday: Republic 77 Endeavor 74 SkyWest 48 (all car...

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by burnsie28
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX announces plans for new concourse
Replies: 28
Views: 4274

Re: JAX announces plans for new concourse

Seems like adding on a few gates to the end of each of the current concourses would be cheaper and easier.

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by burnsie28
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 36
Views: 7405

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

UA857 wrote:
Didn’t DL fly 747s out of JFK and ATL after the DL/NW merger?


Yes, but NW had a long history of flying 747's out of JFK pre-merger to NRT.

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by burnsie28
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: routes for DELTA 220's
Replies: 10
Views: 3427

Re: routes for DELTA 220's

Bobloblaw wrote:
That would be a waste of an A220s capabilities


I don't disagree, but considering they are running it several times a day on LGA-BOS it may be able to fill in otherwise longer sit times.

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by burnsie28
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13240

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

Obviously they were as Delta went with the new A350 style pivot-bins and it looks much nicer. DL's interior isn't a stock product. Even the Airspace interior is a shelf bin interior. Such an old design shouldn't even be an option anymore, let alone the standard product or OEM latest and greatest. T...

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by burnsie28
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13240

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

That's not Airbus fault, American decided to pick that style of interior . Shelf bins and small windows aren't AA's choice. It's the same basic interior design that started to be replaced in the 90s. 25 years later the A320 and A330 still have it. These are new shelf bins that have more features an...

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by burnsie28
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13240

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

ikolkyo wrote:
mrh777 wrote:
Any idea why PIT? Why not one of the hubs?


Probably just a stopover.


AA said their crews in PIT were awaiting it. So I'm guessing their PIT maintenance teams will be doing the prior to service work.

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by burnsie28
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13240

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

It looked like it was supposed to deliver yesterday as it was showing on the XFW departures. DL also had a delivery from XFW yesterday.

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by burnsie28
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11364

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

LupineChemist wrote:
It's even getting below the freezing temperature of the fuel. It's pretty seriously cold and will be below the temperatures the systems are designed to operate at.


Assuming you are talking about the true temperature? Windchill doesn't have effect on materials like fuel, metal, etc.

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by burnsie28
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 90
Views: 11364

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

Considering the temperatures that a lot of these areas are experiencing can cause frostbite in less than 4 minutes, I would say that the safety of their people are more important. It's about the safety of those working the ramp rather than planes being able to fly in it.

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by burnsie28
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 7971

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:

I wonder who will do the catering for United out of BTV. They have F meal flights currently.


It will likely be round trip catering from Denver.

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by burnsie28
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 147
Views: 23307

Re: Moxy's hubs?

I think Moxy is going to fly more like Frontier.

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by burnsie28
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 14263

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

The means 477 in the backlog and explains the recent investments in ramping up production. At current production rates, they are booked for .. 15 yrs? Not really feasible. So they made promises to Moxy & Jetblue and who knows. The clock it ticking.. https://www.mro-network.com/sites/mro-network...

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by burnsie28
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

paullam wrote:
Wouldn't they carry passengers anyway like other airlines use to do it? BA's A380 flights to FRA or AY's A350 flights within Europe come to mind.


These are proving runs, DL is not authorized to carry passengers with the A220 yet as they have not received FAA certification.

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by burnsie28
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to use Concourse C at MSP?
Replies: 26
Views: 3097

Re: Aer Lingus to use Concourse C at MSP?

Huh? While I am also surprised that Aer Lingus will go to Concourse C, 757s have been parking the for decades. America West, Northwest, and later Delta of course, have all done it. There are likely dozens of photos of 757s in the line up on A.net taken from the observation deck. Seen it many times ...

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by burnsie28
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10790

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

They will be the E175SC’s. (70 seat config to skirt the UA scope limits) And by “skirt” you mean “comply with,” correct? It was negotiated and agreed upon by both sides, remember? I don’t mean it in a nefarious way. UA is at the limit of 76 seaters, so a 76 seat airplane with 6 seats removed is mos...

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by burnsie28
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10790

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Rumor is that the Mesa 175 contracts that are set to expire will not be renewed and aircraft will be moved to ExpressJet. Perhaps, but not yet. The 25 175SC's going to XJT now, would be replacing 25 CR7's, so either OO, YV or G7 have to lose airplanes. I'd put money on G7, but that's just a guess. ...

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by burnsie28
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American at ORD--Upgauging and Expansion (or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 13
Views: 2914

Re: American at ORD--Upgauging and Expansion (or Lack Thereof)

One city I hope AA starts is DLH. UA just upgraded one of its flights to mainline. UA is mostly doing that because they have an MRO vendor there and they’re also a bit squeezed for RON space at O’Hare. Interesting given that hangar used to be the NW Airbus heavy maintenance base which is why NW fle...

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