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by twaconnie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 19491

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

AA also had a brief history with the Fokker 100's were they the same story as BAC1-11?

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by twaconnie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 19491

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

NYCAAer thanks for the info.

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by twaconnie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 19491

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Hade a few trips back in the sixty's on AA BAC-I-11"s they called them BAC-400's for some reason AA didn't keep them very long not sure why or where they ended up..

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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane hunters question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: Hurricane hunters question?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yes, the AF Reserves 53rd squadron uses WC-130Js and NOAA uses WP-3s. The Js still have navs, too.

GF

Thanks your really up to date.

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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane hunters question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: Hurricane hunters question?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yes, the AF Reserves 53rd squadron uses WC-130Js and NOAA uses WP-3s. The Js still have navs, too.

GF

Thanks your really up to date.

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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane hunters question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Hurricane hunters question?

With hurricane Dorian in the news do the hunters still use C-130's to fly into the storm?

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by twaconnie
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50354

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

After reading all these comments I'm sorry I booked a trip on AA at the end of Sept. JFK-PHX. Next trip will be DL and be willing to pay a little more.

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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8643

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 272
Views: 35495

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: 5286

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: 272
Views: 35495

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: 272
Views: 35495

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: 35
Views: 4287

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: 6271

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: 6271

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: 6587

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: 8214

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: 39464

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: 39464

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: 8214

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: 15985

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: 12979

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: 12979

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: 23263

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: 7427

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: 7427

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: 5154

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: 3366

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: 3366

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: 18155

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: 2559

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: 11983

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: 1797
Views: 366469

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: 6531

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: 2735

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: 2373

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: 2015

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: 1474

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: 2760

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: 1476

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: 47
Views: 3821

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: 5033

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: 12320

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: 2820

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: 3793

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: 2121

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: 148
Views: 13118

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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