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by DiamondFlyer
Fri May 06, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 622
Views: 139560

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

I’d rather have something like that to MSP and just drop DTW if that’s the case. ATL has usually been between 1-3 a day (currently 1x daily) and on mainline for the first flight of the day currently an A319 which goes to an A320 this summer. I get that there are alot of smaller airports that will b...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon May 02, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8434

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

travaz wrote:
Should have used AS. Why were they routed thru ATL?


IIRC, AS will not accept bees for shipment, at least I've seen that posted other places while discussing this event.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2022

One thing about the Indiana regional markets and Delta is with wholly owned subsidiary Endeavor having CRJ200's, 700's and 900's operating the Atlanta flights Delta has aircraft scheduling flexibility based on projected passenger loads. They have been freely substituting CRJ700's and 900's on the A...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to start paying F/As during boarding
Replies: 124
Views: 17014

Re: DL to start paying F/As during boarding

Indy wrote:
I'm amazed that it was legal what Delta was doing before. In any other industry when you are required to report to work, your pay starts.


EVERY airline in the US does it the way Delta was doing it.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air announces Provo (PVU) as next base
Replies: 14
Views: 3008

Re: Allegiant Air announces Provo (PVU) as next base

Good way to try to draw more talent out of Skywest

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18122

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

How much of the issue is 717 part availability? I'm sure vendors are still willing to make more parts, but with all the announced retirements (Delta/QF) that the stockpiles were intentionally allowed to go down as soon many used parts will compete. I'm purely speculating. If I missed why the cancel...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 622
Views: 139560

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

The most recent date I have seen was they were to be phased out by the end of 2023. They were still operating 60 of them in the fleet as of March 31st from quarterly report. That's actually an increase from what they were flying at the end of 2021 which was down to 46 aircraft. Technically, they ar...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 622
Views: 139560

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Has DL restricted capacity in some markets? Example my hometown of CID used to see upwards of 11 daily flights between ATL (3) MSP (4) and DTW (4). It’s now down to a total of 5 flights a day - one daily 319 to ATL and 2 CRJs each to MSP and DTW and the flights are spaced out throughout the day. I ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 421
Views: 56725

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

We know that the terminal’s design is an inheritance limitation on natural lighting, but per a former a.netter who worked intimately on the project, computer models showed the terminal receiving far more natural lighting, so they ended up compensating by using color to paint the terminal. The termi...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz Jets: VNAV and Flight Level Change
Replies: 18
Views: 2365

Re: Biz Jets: VNAV and Flight Level Change

XPlane is not a real airplane. In real airplanes, autothrottles are now available in a King Air, including a C90. They are not in a CRJ-200. FLCH assumes enough excess power to climb. IAS doesn't make that assumption. In general, however, those modes function similarly and are there to provide both...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 14660

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

umichman wrote:
DL restored hot meals in FC on flights over 900 miles last month. Not sure if RJ-900 have ovens, but flight will at least get meal boxes if not (DL stopped serving snack boxes as meals in FC last year).


Yes the Endeavor 900's have hot meals on them, if that's what your asking.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Apr 03, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 100
Views: 14660

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

DL is adding back JFK once daily on the CR9 starting June 6. Obviously a response to B6. Was hoping they'd just upgauge LGA instead. Delta may be more on time, but jetBlue's product is worlds ahead of what you'll get on an RJ. Lol! That was predictable. Hopefully they’ll have better luck than their...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Apr 02, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 958
Views: 189536

Re: AA launches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The runway is less than 4,800 ft and Envoy is notorious for running into the grass... This will be fun to watch. The runway is within 50m in length of London City. And that’s E-jet central. I don’t see what the drama is. The drama is Envoy, and their inability to keep the rubber on the prepared lan...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What city has been axed and never service again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4298

Re: What city has been axed and never service again?

afcjets wrote:
Winston Salem, NC
Anderson, SC
Albany, GA
Brunswick, GA
Macon, GA
Hot Springs, AR
Greenville, MS


Both Albany and Brunswick Georgia have more than daily jet service to Atlanta...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What city has been axed and never service again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4298

Re: What city has been axed and never service again?

You guys who have been flying to the city airport with mainline jet and later abandoned service for a long time or never service again. I flew Southwest 737-300 a couple of times to Detriot City Airport (KDET). It has been never serviced for now. I am very lucky been there. It's rare. I flew to Rhi...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Mar 19, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 312
Views: 55523

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022

fedex1 wrote:
Why has JetBlue never came to IND? They go to a lot of airports around us, never been interested in IND?


Because JetBlue doesn't fly to flyover country for the most part.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 421
Views: 56725

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

Concourse B has always been capable of handling narrow body aircraft from the time it was built. When originally opened in 2002 it was 8 gates. CO was on B the rest was primarily NW/XJ ARJs. In 2005 B was extended and built out to its current length up to B21. DL moved over from the Smith Terminal ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Mar 15, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 421
Views: 56725

Re: Detroit (DTW) Aviation Thread - 2022

A few random thoughts and notes from my trips in and out of DTW over the past few weeks: - It feels like pre-pandemic these days in the terminal, at least during peak hub times. - Departing last Thursday night, its nice to see multiple TATL flights at the gates departing at the same time with full ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Mar 14, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest cutting 29 more markets

During Notre Dame Football Season United was operating B737-800 and 900 aircraft into SBN from ORD and then taking ND fans out of town to away games. Those ferry flights had additional flight numbers and were carrying paying passengers who were connecting off of other United flights. United was boa...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest cutting 29 more markets

I’m sure someone will fire up the flamethrower, but I find it hard to believe that Skywest entered into these markets and United didn’t have some say. I mean gate space allocation at a hub has to figure into this. United, I like you, but maybe it’s time for you to pony up some 737-700 or A319 milk ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11524

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

LOL, you’d make a good hack for management Gremlinzzzzz. Same old cop-out. “We’re getting paid lots of money, just do it.” That morphs to “Its not that big of a deal, let’s just do it. Then finally, “If you don’t like it leave. How about bargaining, not blackmail! Delta pilots can choose not to fly...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Mar 11, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest cutting 29 more markets

I can easily see Skywest being forced to continue services. There is just no replacement services available, because Skywest decimated the other EAS carriers by jumping into all of these markets for cash flow after March 2020. How do you force an airline to continue service when they don’t have the...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20889

Re: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

the plan its to convert them to 76-seater so I guess that is not the case It doesn't matter how many seats are on the plane, the FAA views the CRJ-1000 as a separate type rating. CL-66 vs CL-65 for the rest of the CRJ family. They could probably do a differences course and get it FAA approved. I be...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20889

Re: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

CRJ-1000 is a unique type rating to the CRJ-200/700/900, which all share the CL-65 type. That would mean a lot of training overhead. the plan its to convert them to 76-seater so I guess that is not the case It doesn't matter how many seats are on the plane, the FAA views the CRJ-1000 as a separate ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 859
Views: 164017

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

... It basically sounds like they could go all the way up to 88 frames if they wanted to. With oil north of $100, I am not sure they will. But then again, I bet the 717's fuel unit costs are still lower than most RJs. And there are still a ton of very short, sub-750nm routes they could put 717s on ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 403
Views: 122587

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2022

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but how many CR9s are leaving the CityLine fleet?

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic
Replies: 35
Views: 3561

Re: Pneumatic vs Hydraulic

Lpbri wrote:
767-300s use pneumatics for thrust reversers. They work very well.


Interesting, the CRJ200 uses pneumatics for thrust reverser actuation, and they don't work for crap.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 622
Views: 139560

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

I will add no one foresaw the big issues at the regionals and Skywest abruptly having to cut 15% of its flying for 2022 since it can’t staff projected flying. No one saw it? This would have happened in 2020, arguably worse, had COVID not bailed them out. This has been coming for years, it's not a s...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: On FlightAware I have never seen aircraft land on Runway 13 at LGA
Replies: 26
Views: 4282

Re: On FlightAware I have never seen aircraft land on Runway 13 at LGA

I've landed on 13 multiple times, it does happen. Sometimes via an approach to 13, sometimes they'll do an approach to 22 circle to 13.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Draft AC on Flight Path Management
Replies: 13
Views: 2275

Re: FAA Draft AC on Flight Path Management

When filing the flight plan strip with items on deferral that no longer allow RVSM or RNP the "slashes and dashes" are modified to communicate the degraded capability to ATC. ATC then knows to increase separation because no human can fly with the same precision as the automation. These de...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 80
Views: 17070

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

I thought HDN was a remote control tower airport where ATC uses cameras to watch the field and issue instructions? HDN is non-towered. It's Class E from 0700-2100 local and Class G otherwise. The minimum towered Class is Class D. A nearby example is EGE, which is Class D from 0700-1900 local, and C...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 859
Views: 164017

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Is Endeavor acquiring second-hand CRJ-900s from Lufthansa CityLine? Noticed on Skyliner that N94PQ (formerly D-ACKK) ferried to TUS, apparently for Endeavor. Skyliner often tends to jump the gun on these things, and the FAA Registry doesn't show that it's registered to Endeavor yet though. I'm gues...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 05, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should pilot retirement age be raised?
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Should pilot retirement age be raised? .............

Seniority is based on date of hire so this has little to do with retirement age. As mentioned, medical exams already every six months after age 40, for captains at least. Want to eliminate the pilot shortage? Make it a more desirable career. Raising the retirement age just kicks the can down the ro...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20889

Re: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

My crystal ball...In 5 years time Southwest starts a regional with E2 aircraft. This forces the pilots of other carriers to waiver on scope clauses and finally take account of new vs old plane reality. Your crystal ball by Fresnel? SWAPA might have the tightest scope language in the US and maybe th...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

Perhaps fuel costs are a reason for the Skywest decision ... they bid on these routes when fuel was much cheaper Not at all. Skywest is hemorrhaging pilots (as all regionals are). I'm hearing that its a 2-3 month wait at Skywest now to start OE after completion of sims for new hires. Not sure what ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

crjflyboy wrote:
Perhaps fuel costs are a reason for the Skywest decision ... they bid on these routes when fuel was much cheaper


Not at all. Skywest is hemorrhaging pilots (as all regionals are). I'm hearing that its a 2-3 month wait at Skywest now to start OE after completion of sims for new hires.

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

The DOT may not have to allow them to back out of it. If Skywest isn't allowed out of it, they'll simply just cancel the flights day after day after day after day, until the local city wants to be able to rebid the flying. But then again, no one will step in to cover it. The DOT has plenty of lawye...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

My guess is that by the end of 2022, most of the EAS flying done by FFD airlines will be severely reduced or totally cut. There simply aren't crews to fly it. The two big questions will be: does the DOT allow them to back out of all this flying, and if so, who steps in to cover? I would have though...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31691

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

My guess is that by the end of 2022, most of the EAS flying done by FFD airlines will be severely reduced or totally cut. There simply aren't crews to fly it.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Area 51 gives us a glimpse
Replies: 28
Views: 3906

Re: Area 51 gives us a glimpse

Just looks like they have painted it on top of the tent lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I think you are correct! Like lets be real for a second...does anyone actually believe that they "accidentally" just left out a top secret plane so we could see it? Nothing accidental about it. ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4573

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Why is that? Thank you. Something about checking a fuel valve It’s been a long while, but I have a copy of my iold company’s CRJ sops and looked it up. Yes, it was to do the Fuel Check Valve check. Correct, fuel check valve check. However, with some common sense, if you forgot it, you could still c...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20889

Re: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

32andBelow wrote:
They need to nuke the 1500 hour rule. Maybe require additional sim time and longer IOE or something for low time pilots


Again, there is no 1500 hour rule. The law requires an ATP to be a pilot (PIC or SIC) in 121 operations. If you can't even get that right, why should we listen to you?

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20889

Re: Future of Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

The 1500 hour legislation was an uneducated, knee-jerk reaction that needs to go away. My suggestion would be to limit it to 50 seat or smaller aircraft at first and see if that is enough to stabilize the industry. If they wait too long, it will have to go higher. No it wasn’t, 1500 hours are alway...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jan 31, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20889

Re: Future of Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

It’s headed for its demise. The service cuts to small cities will be widespread, replaced by less frequent mainline flights. Think 4-5 RJ cut to 1-2 flights, or 1 mainline and one 76-seater. Crewing throughout aviation is gonna be tough. Regionals won’t be able to keep captains and FOs won’t have t...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 622
Views: 139560

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Supposedly OO indicated they were not going to be able to cover all of their DCI flying in March due to staffing so it go bumped up to mainline


It's not just OO, it's every DCI carrier (well, for that matter, it's every FFD carrier for every airline in the US).

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States
Replies: 35
Views: 2525

Re: Bomb Cyclone Coming to the Northeast United States

My elementary-school-self says why can't this happen on a weekday, so at least you get a snow day out of it? Looking at the weather forecasts for my hometown, doesn't look like anything major. A bit windier than normal. Then again, trying to predict the weather in New England is like......well, try...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 80
Views: 17070

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

How common are commercial jet ops at non-towered airports in the US? I can't think of many besides HDN. UPS operates into uncontrolled Albany, GA (ABY) every evening and morning with A300 & B757 Aircraft…. To be honest with you, ABY is probably safer at night than during the day with the tower ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN
Replies: 80
Views: 17070

Re: JetBlue A320 and King Air 350 near miss at HDN

BWIAirport wrote:
How common are commercial jet ops at non-towered airports in the US? I can't think of many besides HDN.


Many destinations served by regional carriers.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freight Trains being robbed in LA
Replies: 43
Views: 2345

Re: Freight Trains being robbed in LA

The solution (outside of enforcement), is to modify the well cars these containers travel on to not all the container to be opened while in the car.

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 312
Views: 55523

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2022

I would love for Cape to return with the EVV,SBN,FWA etc could also add STL,MKE,PIT. Maybe then the flights would be full Cape Air flew SBN - IND after being bankrolled by the state of Indiana to do it ... it was a financial disaster ... it will never come back ... flying two hours to PIT on a Cess...

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