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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8449

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Can't believe it's been 30yrs.great history,of a great airline thanks everyone.

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by twaconnie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?

Also the old gates two could handle DC-10's I not sure if the new concourse can handle wide body's.

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by twaconnie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?

No UA always had 6 gates for about an average 40 departures per day.

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by twaconnie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

Varsity1 wrote:
JFK actually seems logical at this point. AA is squatting on slots that Southwest could purchase (maybe) and make plenty use for their NYC operation.

B6 would sure have something to say about WN picking up AA slots at JFK.

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by twaconnie
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

Wow that's quite a story, I was wandering if MDW also falls into the same category?

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by twaconnie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

It's also rumored that the perimeter rule my be relaxed or eliminated after the airport is redone.This will no doubt help WN expand it's presence at LGA.

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by twaconnie
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

I wonder if there is some deal going on behind closed doors. Time will tell.

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by twaconnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 36
Views: 4245

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

Had no idea that Braniff had a large presence at BOS. Even at its height, it wasn't much. In the summer of 79 Braniff eked out about 10 daily flights...one of which was the B747 to Europe. Here's the centerfold of June 1, 79 timetable. BN flew n/s to DFW, DCA, DTW, MEM, EWR, JFK, MCI, PHL and BNA h...

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by twaconnie
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6182

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Thanks everyone reading all the reply's was interesting and fun.And the conclusion is stay away from commercial aircraft.

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by twaconnie
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6182

Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Just thinking with only two major manufactures is there room for a third? Down the road I see a big market for replacement aircraft.Looking for opinions.

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by twaconnie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6489

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Francoflier wrote:
Premonition?
:scratchchin:

Remember they also didn't buy the DC-10.

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by twaconnie
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

afcjets wrote:
Bring back 302 seat DC10s and L1011s into LGA. :banghead:

I sure would like to see that again,back around the early 70's the P.A.predicted 25% of LGA operations would be widebody's and that would handle the increase in passenger's.
Well we all know that prediction didn't even come close.

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by twaconnie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37498

Re: CRJ production to end in 2020

Will BBD completely get out of commercial aircraft? I think this is a big blow for Canadian workers and Canada as well.. Yes, it will be interesting to see what will happen to the CRJ final assembly plant... I wonder if it will be taken over by Airbus to create space for additional A220 production?...

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by twaconnie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37498

CRJ production to end in 2020

Will BBD completely get out of commercial aircraft? I think this is a big blow for Canadian workers and Canada as well..

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by twaconnie
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

OzarkD9S wrote:
Wasn't there a plan to build a runway parallel to 13/31 over Riker's Island? Any news on that front?

Nothing yet. I do believe it will happen.

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by twaconnie
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15873

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Soon DL will have as many choices as a cruse ship line.

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by twaconnie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12907

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

A little off topic but this 70 seat idea is what BBD should have done make a next generation jet to replace ageing CRJ's. The CS100/300 is a great plane but very little market because of scope rules. It's a shame they unvested in the wrong type of plane. Then the C-Series would have been a imitatio...

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by twaconnie
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12907

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

A little off topic but this 70 seat idea is what BBD should have done make a next generation jet to replace ageing CRJ's. The CS100/300 is a great plane but very little market because of scope rules. It's a shame they unvested in the wrong type of plane.

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by twaconnie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23162

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

As far as I know loadfactors back in the days were much lower on average than they are today. Am I right? Correct. Also, back when airlines were regulated, profit wasn't nearly as much of a concern as it is today. I don't think airlines cared much about load factor back then. They were competing on...

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by twaconnie
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7386

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

I think LAX did the smart thing and make only one runway A380 capable.After all there are only about 10 or so A380 operations a day,if that... That's not even remotely true.... three of LAX's runways are fully A380 capable, with no interference to concurrent ops elsewhere (beyond what's typical for...

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by twaconnie
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7386

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

I think LAX did the smart thing and make only one runway A380 capable.After all there are only about 10 or so A380 operations a day,if that..

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by twaconnie
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA
Replies: 14
Views: 5138

Re: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA

Boof02671 wrote:
Q wrote:
Maybe the very same A321 had wingtip clipped off took off from JFK. LOL twice new wingtip again! Who knows?

Q

The JFK A321 was a A321T, they don’t fly the T in and out of LGA.

My nephew is a pilot with AA and they do fly occasional 321T out LGA on the DFW run.

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by twaconnie
Fri May 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3337

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

jfklganyc wrote:
The progress is impressive

I agree and that's because the Port Authority is not doing the project.

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by twaconnie
Thu May 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3337

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

If B6 stays at marine terminal with only 16 flights that's 2.5 flights per gate a day,lots of room for someone else.

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by twaconnie
Tue May 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18041

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Seabear wrote:
Why not get rid of flight attendants at the same time? After all, 99.999% of the time they're nothing more than glorified cocktail waitresses. Just set up a vending machine in the back. Just sayin'.

/s

I'm sure Ryanair likes your idea,to go along with selling standing room. :lol:

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by twaconnie
Sun May 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?

Now that UA has joined the ranks of AA, WN, AS, B6, F9, NK and G4 with utilizing billboard titles on their fuselage, will DL eventually make a similar move? There are certain Delta aircraft (ie A321) on which the titles look unnaturally small. I hope they don,'t change and follow everyone else,I th...

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by twaconnie
Mon May 06, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 question
Replies: 64
Views: 11927

Re: A220 question

I didn't know PW had the worst reliability engines out there.Will the new GTF series be better?

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by twaconnie
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362757

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I still say the globe has to go it's so out dated. Not much of a change from the previous livery.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6478

Re: United ERJ 145 status

I know AA has a lot E145's how old are they and in what condition are their planes in? I know this is little off post but my nephew just got hired by Envoy and will be flying E145's for sure.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2722

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

I have a copy of that timetable and glad I saved it. picked it up at BUR waiting for flight little did I know it would become a collector's item.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do liveries get their names?
Replies: 16
Views: 2352

Re: How do liveries get their names?

One of my favorites is the new WN livery called" Crayola" I think it was quite clever the livery does remind me of crayons.

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by twaconnie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1990

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

I guess virtual mechanics are next. Just wait till you see a robot doing a walk around inspection of your plane.

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by twaconnie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1460

Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

I think we all have some little boy in us.

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by twaconnie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last airliner to be grounded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

Last airliner to be grounded?

I seam to remember the DC-10 having its share of problems but not sure if it was officially grounded any info?

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by twaconnie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do airlines do retro liveries?
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Re: Why do airlines do retro liveries?

oldannyboy wrote:
Because current liveries are godawful! :-)


You said it brother!

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by twaconnie
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer
Replies: 48
Views: 3806

Re: Jet Blue Praises Cop Killer

My next flight to CA. won't be on JB.

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by twaconnie
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Moves to Reduce Weather Delays at US Airports
Replies: 17
Views: 5017

Re: FAA Moves to Reduce Weather Delays at US Airports

Odd that DEN is mentioned as there rarely are weather delays there Get strong west or east winds and the airport goes into very lengthy weather delays. Typically you're correct, but when weather delays happen, they happen big at DEN. Peace :box: Same scenario at EWR with strong northwest winds.And ...

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by twaconnie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12292

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Jet Blue had a yellow and blue stripe down the side of the plane,before going euro white.

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by twaconnie
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CUTE at LGA
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: CUTE at LGA

Delta is building it's own terminal for their use only.

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by twaconnie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

Re: Top 10 busiest US airports 2018

Amazing LGA 19th with only two intersecting runways,good job controllers.

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by twaconnie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: 2/3/59-More signifcant plane crash

Natflyer wrote:
Weird question...


I have to agree with you very morbid question.

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by twaconnie
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 147
Views: 13061

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

Fargo wrote:
Where would they put another airport in Seattle? The area is surrounded by National Parks and forests, good luck trying to get environmental clearance.


Would an off shore location work like they have in Japan and China?

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by twaconnie
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6201

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

Do UPS and FEDEX have their own in house maintenance?

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by twaconnie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 4962

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Which LGA Central Terminal concourse will be demolished last?


concourse D will be last one demolished that's where the old control tower was.

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by twaconnie
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12494

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
What’s with the Saturday rule? Can’t airlines take advantage of longer flights on Saturdays?

Many have but for some reason they just don't pan out. The longest lasting Sat flight was UA to Aruba.operated for many tears..

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by twaconnie
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 12494

Re: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule

Transcon's are not always full anyway. I was on one to LAX from JFK during the summer had only 80 pax. It was the best flight ever had,3 seats to myself.

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by twaconnie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airport security question?
Replies: 4
Views: 857

airport security question?

I was reading a local newspaper article that stated when the new terminal opens at LGA it will have state of the art security technology,integrated from curb to gate.So my question is does this mean no one can enter the terminal unless there employed or have a boarding pass in hand?

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by twaconnie
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 9402

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

DL is cutting about 20 departures at LGA next Sept. what's that about?

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by twaconnie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 11517

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

Wow I have made a lot of flights on 727's and never gave it a thought that this plane must be tail heavy with the weight of 3 engines in the rear.I guess Boeing did a good balancing act..

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