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by twaconnie
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun
Replies: 36
Views: 3673

Re: New Boeing Chief Strategy Reporting to Calhoun

Noshow wrote:
They should bring in more engineers into group leadership positions again. Technology is what Boeing is about it's not a law firm.


You are absolutely right,Boeing continues to make choices I don't understand.

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by twaconnie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Underside Aircraft Markings
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

Re: Underside Aircraft Markings

United had there name on the wings DC6 and 7's,back in the day.

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by twaconnie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 16027

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

sunking737 wrote:
OMG, Will you just stop all of this. Hey why don't we pool our money and start up some of the old US regional airlines, North Central, Ozark, Air West. etc. We already have Southern, and Frontier How about PSA, Western, Air California....Anyone??


I vote we bring back "MOHAWK"

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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14494

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

Don't want to wear a mask let them ride in the cargo hold. LOL

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by twaconnie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if Lockheed used the CF6 or jt9d engines on their l-1011s?
Replies: 25
Views: 3587

Re: What if Lockheed used the CF6 or jt9d engines on their l-1011s?

Even when Douglas offered the JT9D version changes had to be made on the DC-10 center engine in-take.If you look carefully you can see
a slight difference from the CF6 version.

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by twaconnie
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 12974

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

Heathrow Director frequency at LHR is a marvel to behold. Probably the busiest frequency in European airspace. During a busy period there are ZERO gaps on frequency - constant to and fro with the controller who is issuing instructions to different aircraft one after the other, some in the hold and ...

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by twaconnie
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5731

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

txkf2010 wrote:
DC-5, 1940-49, only 12 built

Who did they sell them to ? Any pictures available?

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by twaconnie
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates
Replies: 33
Views: 5783

Re: Spirit Airlines fleet status: Repaint and cabin updates

I hope these new seats don't recline.Not much room to begin with.

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by twaconnie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8846

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

I remember in my times at Vaughn College when DL used to regularly send 757s to LGA from ATL, DTW or MSP and UA sending them from DEN until around 2015. UA even had an early morning flight to DEN on a 753 for a short time. Those were good days. Too bad DL only uses A321s now. With the new terminal ...

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by twaconnie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8846

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Do some searches and you will find L1011s and DC10s have served LGA through the years. Pretty good for 7000' of runway. Eastern, Delta, TWA, and American Airlines all operated wide body aircraft into LGA years ago. Eastern operated L1011s, as did DL and TW. American operated both the DC10 and the 7...

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by twaconnie
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 6044

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

Can't believe there gone 20 years already, now part of AA history. Flew many times with them and was lucky enough to fly every type from connie to L-1011.

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by twaconnie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Re: Airport construction projects question

I understand UPS gave up their site at EWR for the new terminal one, did they move to JFK?

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by twaconnie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Re: Airport construction projects question

Looking for info on new terminal at BUR is it still moving forward with Covid-19?

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by twaconnie
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Re: Airport construction projects question

Was just browsing for any news on the JFK redevelopment and came across a presentation dated May 12, 2020 for the new terminal one. That’s a good sign that this project will continue. https://www.anewjfk.com/wp-content/uploads/NTO-MWBE-Information-Webinar-Env-Srvc-5-12-2020_postVR.pdf Anything not ...

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by twaconnie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LGA Terminal Opens
Replies: 16
Views: 5066

Re: New LGA Terminal Opens

Looks amazing, beautiful. Looking at the photos - Can I ask though, why American carriers don’t use automated bag drops? They seem to have an odd two step process of checkin looks then head to a counter with an agent? Would be a labour saving not to mention normal in a state of the art terminal May...

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by twaconnie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 138
Views: 16295

Re: The future of LaGuardia

cpl22586 wrote:
Any idea what is going to happen with those 3 American Airlines hangars on the west end are they still planning on knocking those down for remote parking spaces


Hanger number one is coming down not sure about number 3 and 5.

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by twaconnie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 138
Views: 16295

Re: The future of Laguardia

My idea: 1. When Rikers closes, extend runway 13/31 to 10,000 ft and replace the existing 4/22 with a new 8,000 ft parallel one. The runways need to be reconfigured/extended 2. Open LGA to anywhere in the lower 48 and Canada (due to pre-clearance). There should have just closed LGA in opinion. Doin...

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by twaconnie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)
Replies: 59
Views: 6454

Re: How are the NYC airports doing and what is their future? (EWR, LGA, JFK)

Any news on when LaGuardia Terminal B head house will open? Also, most of the capital projects were not being paid for by the PANYNJ. At JFK, they were contributing $1 billion compared to $17 billion of private money. I think they are using capital projects as a way to get federal money for their e...

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by twaconnie
Sun May 31, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10183

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

Could some one please tell me what's the difference between LUS and LAA ones?

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by twaconnie
Sun May 24, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did WN Resume LGA-BWI?
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: When did WN Resume LGA-BWI?

On a side note LGA new terminal B head house is to open June 8. The new connector bridge to concourse B will also open and connect all WN gates.

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by twaconnie
Sun May 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking airliners. question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: Parking airliners. question?

Wow sounds very labor intensive must take a lot of man hours, I can see this as another major expense for the airlines. Maybe it would be easier just to fly them half hour per week,but I'm no expert sure they know what's best. Thanks for your detailed answer,very informative.

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by twaconnie
Sat May 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parking airliners. question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Parking airliners. question?

With so many planes being parked today I was wondering what has to be done before they can be left for two or three months? And how quickly can they be put back in service?
I know it's not like a car just kick the tires and start the engine. LOL

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by twaconnie
Tue May 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41668

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Serious question. Is this thread a joke? AA is not going anywhere anytime soon.

I agree and in the worst case scenario I would hope AA could get a government loan guarantee like the auto industry did years ago.

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by twaconnie
Mon May 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11201

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

UA planning to operate 24 flights a day to just 3 hubs from LGA in July? Almost there normal flight schedule pre covid.

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by twaconnie
Mon May 04, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6246

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

basskontrol wrote:
(0.49 seconds) ... the time it took google to find KHYR. :banghead:


AIR NAV.COM also very quick.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4881

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

I think the A220 will be a real winner for the next couple of years.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15078

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

Yes, that one nearly killed me. I didn't even have the energy to make comments by the time I got to WN. Have you looked into a way to automate this? I had no idea you typed it manually, that must take hours. Same here. I thought he was cut-n-pasting his work from Excel. No I don't type it manually!...

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by twaconnie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. southeast storms - April 12
Replies: 31
Views: 4646

Re: U.S. southeast storms - April 12

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
With the amount of aircraft currently parked at places like ATL, BHM, CLT, TYS, & BYH.....yikes.


This time of the year I would definitely park them in the desert less risky.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19078

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Let's not forget Breeze what challenges will they face, getting started.

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by twaconnie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Re: Airport construction projects question

Scotron12 wrote:
LHR...they should sneak in there, build the 3rd runway while most folk are on lockdown. :D

That's a good one, but people are so glued to there phones they still wouldn't notice anyway. :lol:

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by twaconnie
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Airport construction projects question

Hi everyone. Just wondering there are a lot of major airport construction projects going on LAX,LGA, JFK, ORD, SLC, etc have they come to a stop due to convid-19?.

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by twaconnie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Lockheed ever design competing aircraft to the 727/737/DC9?
Replies: 15
Views: 3938

Re: Did Lockheed ever design competing aircraft to the 727/737/DC9?

I'm not sure but I would have to say no. They went from the Electra to the L-1011.

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by twaconnie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380905

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

No one knows the future, but it's sure fun to speculate,

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by twaconnie
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11516

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

Airline seniority systems are complicated for those not in the industry. If an entire fleet is parked, the company puts out a system-wise bid that most pilots can bid on. That reshuffles seniority on the remaining fleets and adds extra training events into the mix. I'm not in the industry and your ...

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by twaconnie
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35050

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

N766UA wrote:
USAir’s reputation was GARBAGE in the 90’s. I distinctly remember people thinking they were cheap and, worse, genuinely unsafe.


You right things were so bad they where known as US scare.

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by twaconnie
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12875

Re: MEA new livery

Yea, the tree has to go, not a good look..

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by twaconnie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at LGA Question
Replies: 41
Views: 6190

Re: JetBlue at LGA Question

Will B6 stay a marine terminal after new construction of terminal B is finished? I would hope they stay and I know they are a fan of having their own special branded spaces. Question is how much more capacity can the MRT handle? The MAT has six gates four wide body capable should be able to handle ...

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by twaconnie
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at LGA Question
Replies: 41
Views: 6190

Re: JetBlue at LGA Question

Will B6 stay a marine terminal after new construction of terminal B is finished?

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by twaconnie
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

The media can turn an average snow fall in a national disaster, what chance does aviation have?

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by twaconnie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR closes 27R
Replies: 23
Views: 4622

Re: LHR closes 27R

BA B789 EWR-LHR makes missed approach: https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW188/23e945be LOT Polish Airlines B737-800 makes missed approach: https://www.flightradar24.com/LOT2HR/23e9a04a A go around is not a missed approach, a missed approach is when pilots can't see the runway, due to poor visibility. .

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by twaconnie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7992

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

N766UA wrote:
So there’s a fuel tank, a pickup truck, several large piles of dirt and gravel, and at least 3 humans all basically in the touchdown zone of a 3500 foot runway. That seems reasonable...


Yea! and I can't believe how close they were.

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by twaconnie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8785

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

ddaly241 wrote:
I'm surprised that EWR hasn't grown that much. I wonder when they'll get to at least 50 million pax.


I was surprised Gatwick was busier than Newark.

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by twaconnie
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6295

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

I'm sorry to see them go,like Douglas,Fairchild.Fokker,Convair,Martin, just to name a few.

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by twaconnie
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops
Replies: 56
Views: 11620

Re: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops

Regarding enilria’s comments about PAE becoming an AS only airport, keep in mind WN wanted in. If UA don’t find a quick use for these slots, me thinks WN will want ‘em...assuming they can find the aircraft at present. WN originally had 5 slots at PAE then behind closed doors horse traded them for A...

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by twaconnie
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 14251

Re: NYC Aviation Thread - 2020

How advanced is the LGA rebuilding? Will one of those tarmac overpasses be completed in 2020? Yes the overpass that connects to concourse B will open when the new headhouse.is completed in July or Aug. Seems the first part of the western concourse could open then too. The outside has most of the gl...

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by twaconnie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20316

Re: UA CLE LGA?

I don’t see any increase in hub to LGA flying loaded so far. I compared 3/23 to 3/30 (both Monday’s) and while I see CLE-LGA going away there are no other additions so far. Makes me wonder if they’ll lease the slots out. Maybe AC? AC? What could they possibly use the slots for? This is one of the r...

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by twaconnie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20316

Re: UA CLE LGA?

Well, except for that 20-some year hiatus the last time UA left. It will be most interesting to see what AA does. At a minimum they should probably add one flight to each route. Maybe then they'll want CLE-LAX back. I don't recall UA ever leaving the route can you explain when the 20 year hiatus wa...

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by twaconnie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20316

Re: UA CLE LGA?

UA has a long history flying CLE- LGA going back to the 1940's sorry see it go, just proves everything changes. Well, except for that 20-some year hiatus the last time UA left. It will be most interesting to see what AA does. At a minimum they should probably add one flight to each route. Maybe the...

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by twaconnie
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20316

Re: UA CLE LGA?

UA has a long history flying CLE- LGA going back to the 1940's sorry see it go, just proves everything changes.

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