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by ridgid727
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61974

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Neeleman already has staff on the ground, and there are 5 people in their Network Planning Department. I do know he has someone from Allegiant heading up much of that, and they have hired a guy who worked at America West who was instrumental in their Nite Flite Program, they also have someone who wo...

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by ridgid727
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on Levy's Xtra Airways Plans
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Any news on Levy's Xtra Airways Plans

Sometime last spring it was announced that Andrew Levy was going to re-shape Xtra Airways into a new ULCC or LCC and was in the process of
getting around a 100 Mil from investors to infuse into it. Any news about where its at?

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by ridgid727
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 78
Views: 12769

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

Thank you Enilria for posting! Woah DL giving PHL-SLC from multiple flights daily? I'm happy Delta giving phl little tiny love. I'm wondering if this is to slowly enforce the SLC hub Thanks :) SLC still has very little ULCC service (oddly). I wonder if they are shoring up some at risk markets. Ther...

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by ridgid727
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141632

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

They are beating Neeleman to the punch, and are in the intial stages of starting a Moxy type operation to those cities that have been left behind, but can support limited services to close in airports where people are glad to get the service. OMA, DSM, BOI, FAT, SBA, BIL, BZN, GEG, PSC, XNA,CID, ELP...

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by ridgid727
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 Traveller Clears EASA Certification
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Tecnam P2012 Traveller Clears EASA Certification

This is great news. Perhaps we might see some new markets open up with these. Any time frame on when Cape Air will rake the first delivery?

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by ridgid727
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18856

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

Mayors of Pierre and Watertown tell Feds California Pacific is delinquent on bills and ask if they can't straighten up to let them choose a new carrier. https://www.capjournal.com/news/mayors-of-pierre-watertown-tell-feds-california-pacific-airlines-delinquent/article_ad061880-0c9e-11e9-af29-4b98666...

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by ridgid727
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13769

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

Took WN like 3 years to add Hawaii and SY does it in a few months? LOL **SY HNL-PDX MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] SY has been doing all kinds of odd overseas charters for years. I would think that they developed their ETOPS program a long time ago... SY is kinda slow to add cities too. WN ...

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by ridgid727
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

Ain't gonna happen people, this operation is on life support already. Give it maybe 2 months and then its over. Don't want to see that but how many have tried and failed? Maybe they can get a contract with a major airline and provide service to these cities on a CPA or FFD. They still have about 18...

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by ridgid727
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18856

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

In this article, according to Mickey Bowman the California PacificChief Operating Officer, its not the fleet that is the problem, but that there aren't enough pilots to fly them. So, there is conflicting information out there... https://www.thecoastnews.com/cancelled-flights-problematic-for-californ...

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by ridgid727
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

SJC's first airline jets were Pacific Air Lines Boeing 727–100 nonstops to LAX earlier in 1966 with the air carrier also operating 727 nonstops to Las Vegas.

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by ridgid727
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

SEA late 1959 was a PA 707 routing was SEA-PDX-HNL (no local traffic permitted on SEA-PDX)

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by ridgid727
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

BoeingGuy wrote:
ridgid727 wrote:
Dec 10 1958 MIA NA B707


This was actually a Pan Am 707 wet leased by National. National flew DC-8s.


But it operated as a National Airlines flights, and was the first ever domestic jet service in the US. PA could only operate International flights as Pan Am flghts.

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by ridgid727
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

Dec 10 1958 MIA NA B707

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by ridgid727
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

Was reading and found it interesting about this. First Scheduled Jet Service at DEN-Stapleton was in May 1959- CO 707 First Scheduled Jet Service to SLC was in Sept 1960 UA 720 First Scheduled Jet Service to BOI was Jun 1964 UA 727-100 First Scheduled Jet Service to MSP was Jun 1961 NW DC8 stopped t...

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by ridgid727
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5845

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

Remember when SkyWest changed the name of ExpressJet to SureJet. That lasted about 8 hours.

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by ridgid727
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

Their EAS ops and Charter Ops are definitely providing subsidy to their CLD ops. I was in SJC the other day and 4 souls got off. They really need to get an Interline agreement with somebody. They lost the Alamosa CO bid (which originally the city wanted them to get it) because they didn't have inter...

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by ridgid727
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24491

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

Ziyulu wrote:
I want to say DL is the best of the Big 3. AA and UA got rid of snacks at one point in time, but not DL.


Honestly, a bag of pretzels or a couple of over handled Hydrox Cookies makes one carrier better over another?

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by ridgid727
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

I talked to a California pacific personnel today, they said that the flights are getting better as they go on. They wouldn’t tell me the exact numbers but they did say SJC has the best load factors followed LAS, AZA, and finally RNO with an average of 8 people per flight . Hopefully they will make ...

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by ridgid727
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

So apparently they have been operating the California flights for about 3 weeks now. Anyone have an idea what kind of loads they are pulling?

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by ridgid727
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66758

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

What many do not realize is that in order for the addition of a flight line to be viable there are many factors other than "it would be nice to see this addition", or a particular airline has "every market covered except this one". Some markets are viable but have constraints on...

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by ridgid727
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

https://alamosanews.com/article/boutiqu ... e-contract
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California Pacific Lost their EAS bid at Alamosa CO mainly because they don't have an interline agreement with United Airlines.
https://alamosanews.com/article/boutiqu ... e-contract

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by ridgid727
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10294

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

I think the core problem is alot of VX flyers are sad their airline is gone. They have and are moving to WN as their main carrier. The vx product and experience is pretty different than AS. They won't dehub either, rightsize or shift to more proftible routes. Yes. Everyone is sad their favorite is ...

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by ridgid727
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX
Replies: 44
Views: 7372

Re: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX

The reason all the SGU service is dropped at that time, is because the airport will be closed for aprox 4 months, to redo runway problems. Issues from the original contractor that built the airport. Also appears DL has bumped capacity slightly at CDC as a bit of a reliever service. I wonder what th...

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by ridgid727
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX
Replies: 44
Views: 7372

Re: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX

The reason all the SGU service is dropped at that time, is because the airport will be closed for aprox 4 months, to redo runway problems. Issues from the original contractor that built the airport.

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by ridgid727
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18682

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Im sure congress has figured Parkers intention into this. I would imagine there will be a provision that non-refundable tickets can be transferred to another name and would not be useless, as the airline will re-sell the seat.

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by ridgid727
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 7044

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

DL had not entered the SEA market as a hub and spoke operator at the time that WN retrenched. It had more to Southwest placing emphasis on and building up Denver than anything.

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by ridgid727
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of US Startups that have been announced
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Status of US Startups that have been announced

msiebert09 wrote:
Hate to be "that guy", but a quick search on Google gave results on the first two.

''Oh yea, You have no meaningful dialogue yourself...sad....

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by ridgid727
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of US Startups that have been announced
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Status of US Startups that have been announced

Anyone have information on the following start ups that have been announced.
Midwest Express
World Airways
Fly Capri
NorthEast Airlines
AURA
Air Hollandia
Costa Rica Green Airways

Sure some of these have just vapored away... but there doens't seem to be much news about them.

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by ridgid727
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

The article states that back in May the CFO stated that the highest priority would be PHX and SJC and that one company in the Carlsbad area had over 1400 flights (I would assume that meant seats) to PHX alone last year. It also stated they are hiring flight crews station personell and mechanics to b...

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by ridgid727
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO

I would imagine you will see them offer on again off again service to many markets, Enter some with great hoopla, and retreat with their tail between their legs. Its just the way carriers that adopt this type of growth strategy react.

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by ridgid727
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airfare Anomalies
Replies: 36
Views: 3058

Re: Amusing Airfare Anomalies

Delta, SLC-IDA $398.20
Delta, SLC-PIH $219.20 airports are less than 30 miles apart

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by ridgid727
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2423

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

So far as I know, JAC is the only airport of its size in the US that relies exclusively on hard stands. I have seen 10 or more airliners there at one time, including 757s, but no air bridges. The terminal is nice, so it isn’t a lack of funds. Is this arrangement because of the seasonality of demand...

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by ridgid727
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2423

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

There is a market in many Western and Pacific Northwest Communities that could support service with aircraft such as the P2012 or the Cessna SkyCourier 408. Its getting an airline to commit to it, getting communities to subsidize part of the service (cities of Riverton WY & Sheridan WY are nearl...

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by ridgid727
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 2423

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

Those rural areas probably wont see much service until the Tecnam P2012 arrives on the scene for a period of time. Even then with the cost and pilot shortage that is doubtful.

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by ridgid727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29346

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I'm tired of a large part of the gay community turning everything that goes wrong for them into a case of discrimination regardless of the incident. I've witnessed more than anything that people don't care if you're gay. People are just annoyed that you're making it into a scene and ruining everyon...

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by ridgid727
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3841

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

Neeleman would land his new carrier there with a few flights.

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by ridgid727
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 6079

Re: Innovations in boarding???

If TSA started charging $35 for each bag ran thru their xray equipment, checking bags and paying $25.00 to check a bag would be a bargain. There would be no boarding mess at the gate.

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by ridgid727
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12613

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

In true A.Net fashion, this is a professional airline, they had info not available to us desk jockey's when they made their decision to outsource. Unfortunately, no one is interested is getting the original data and seeing how market conditions changed resulting in this outcome, I mean after all, t...

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by ridgid727
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 13894

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Do the "at risk" flights that SkyWest operate as DL Connection Flights constrict the number of seats the aircraft may have? (although most of these markets couldn't support anything larger than 50 seats) Is it possible for OO to operate at risk using larger aircraft? I also wondered by OO ...

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by ridgid727
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Would love to see routes out of ICT servicing some of the routes that Delta and United hold market shares on. Southwest has done a good job of keeping them at bay on some routes but we need a plane like the A220 to compete with these other routes that can't support 737 numbers. Will Moxy be picking...

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by ridgid727
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on South Pacific Airlines ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Info on South Pacific Airlines ?

Ionosphere wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
. South Pacific was also an airline that flew 707s out of HNL in the '80's.


Wasn't that "South Pacific Island Airways?"

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by ridgid727
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 39
Views: 4550

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

On a recent WN flight from SLC-LAX, as the cabin was being prepared, the pilot called all staff to the front. All were women, and she announced we were on a "manless" operated flight. Was kinda cute, and everyone on board seemed to enjoy the distraction.

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by ridgid727
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Southwest started as that alternative airports airline, and Neeleman likely thinks the time is ripe for another to try it. Fort Worth, Concord Regional, Gary, or a dozen others have potential in growing urban areas. And someone needs to take on the political monopoly Delta has bought in Atlanta. Se...

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by ridgid727
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

(Moxy will never be the airlines name) One of Davids big things he says in his speeches is that alluding to mis-information is sometimes the best information one can offer. Does that mean that the 60 CSeries could also be misinformation? Maybe David will actually order up some 737-7 MAXes instead, ...

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by ridgid727
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 409
Views: 61974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Neeleman never has a problem getting investors. I would assume this will progress just as the article states. (Moxy will never be the airlines name) One of Davids big things he says in his speeches is that alluding to mis-information is sometimes the best information one can offer.

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by ridgid727
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1979 flying SEA-PDX on Braniff 727-200
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: 1979 flying SEA-PDX on Braniff 727-200

There was a time when you could do that same flight on a NW 747 or NW Dc10. EA also had 727 service.

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by ridgid727
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4965

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

At one time SkyWest owned National Parks Transportation.

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by ridgid727
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4696

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

As someone who lives in Boise the more helpful service would be to places that would be replacing driving not connecting service (regional). IE you save a lot more time (relatively to travel time) on flying direct from Boise to Montana, than you would going from a one stop to a direct flight for ea...

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by ridgid727
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 10590

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

sunking737 wrote:
In all reality, what type of plane does anyone think they will use. Please no jokes about A380 or 747-8i. 737's?? A319/320??


CRJ's or ERJ's

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by ridgid727
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 15982

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

As mentioned the flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam The Russian couple where drunk and the man peed and pooped in his pants before takeoff. The crew refused to return to the gate and asked the wife to clean him up in the toilet which she tried. Due to the smell several other passengers had to ...

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