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by crownvic
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 91 757 ???
Replies: 12
Views: 2410

Re: UA 91 757 ???

I have seen that 757-300 listed several times in the last few weeks on TLV-EWR...its a glitch

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by crownvic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Dreamlifter expected in SLC 7/1/20
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Boeing Dreamlifter expected in SLC 7/1/20

The Dreamlifter has been used for the last several months running PPE flights between the US and China via Anchorage. This was announced during one of the initial White House press conferences back in April...

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by crownvic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 64162

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

What was the original reason that Aer Lingus serve PHL? Was it Aer Lingus was going to join the AA/BA/IB/AY JV but that hasn't happened.Or the air incentive program with the waived landing fees that got them over the edge? JetBlue you can transfer bags to Aer Lingus at there selected airports but y...

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by crownvic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 64162

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

What was the original reason that Aer Lingus serve PHL? Was it Aer Lingus was going to join the AA/BA/IB/AY JV but that hasn't happened.Or the air incentive program with the waived landing fees that got them over the edge? JetBlue you can transfer bags to Aer Lingus at there selected airports but y...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10533

Re: Airport construction projects question

I’m amazed that no one has brought up probably the biggest airport expansion in the USA, the near $3.6 Billion expansion taking place at MCO Orlando Intl. with the construction of an entire new south complex. Recent cutbacks have been announced.. Of the $3 billion for the new terminal, which is to b...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

This thread has run off the rails! Why don't we try to help this guy? O.K., I haven't flown Delta during this coronavirus pandemic, but I got some help from them during big-time irregular ops last year by calling their help desk at 1-855-548-2505. I left my cellphone number for them to call back, a...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

For an airline like Delta, that has always seemed to have it's act together, they really botched this up. While some of your suggestions above will be tried, it's a bit ridiculous to not be able to talk to somebody, if you are having a problem with scheduling problem, that they created.

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3366

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

Hi, yes, in case you hadn't seen them, they're in Part 2 toward the end: https://www.airporthistory.org/phl-80years-2.html . I will feature more in the upcoming Part 3. Just did, thanks. I never knew it was converted hangers! The original Overseas Terminal was made from the former Pennsylvania Air ...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 19
Views: 6068

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

Is there any updates on that DC-8-50 that was flying this past year in the DRC? That last video of her taking off was amazing.

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Delta Not Answering Phones!

So, I have been trying to reach this airline for 3 days now over the 5th schedule change they have imposed on me in the past month for a July trip. I have attempted reaching the Platinum and Diamond lines since Friday and even though they say expected waiting times are 2 minutes, nobody ever picks u...

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by crownvic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3366

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been a frequent KPHL visitor as a corporate pilot since the early 90s and remember the old Atlantic Aviation GA facility near to the main terminal parking structure. I believe the hangar is still there but now used for AA maintenance. The new Atlantic Aviation ...

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by crownvic
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: PHL AT 80
Replies: 19
Views: 3366

Re: IMAGES: PHL AT 80

Hi folks, Philadelphia Municipal Airport, later Philadelphia International Airport, was dedicated 80 years ago, on Thursday, June 20, 1940. There's not much to celebrate in aviation today. Nevertheless, I thought it was worth commemorating. I prepared a multi-part photo special on the airport's evo...

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by crownvic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.
Replies: 16
Views: 3606

Re: West Atlantic ATP goes off runway during landing.

And you have to give BAe credit for building a pretty tough airplane. Similar generation aircraft could easily have had a landing gear collapse.

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by crownvic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 32
Views: 2609

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

Well, there is a thread about making the AN-225 a passenger plane, so it does make this thread plausible :)

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by crownvic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6763

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Sadly, they just fell victim to what catches up to nearly every charter operator in the U.S.; a lack of consistent work, questionable finances, changing markets and so much else. I grew up in an era of the 60s and 70s where charter carriers were in abundance. Wars seemed to be the best friend of cha...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 19
Views: 6051

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

Did they run out of 737’s in Asia :stirthepot: :white: You just ruined my fun! I was just getting ready to write: "The A321W is a very unsafe plane and they are getting too old. They should be banned from flying anymore. When are they going to start retiring them? I think these countries shoul...

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by crownvic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54787

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Would anyone know why Emirates recently ran a few domestic flights to Orlando MCO from EWR and ORD and then onward to Dubai with a 777-300? Orlando still gets a healthy dose of daily cargo movements but I have not seen any specific dedicated PPE or repatriation flights thus far.

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's going on with N91011
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: What's going on with N91011

klm617 wrote:
Seems odd that they would paint an L-1011-500 in TWA colors.


That photo and caption is 5 years old.

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by crownvic
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN
Replies: 25
Views: 4061

Re: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN

It’s a little late for repatriation flights, but I know some are still going on (take for example PIA, currently flying repats to the US). Another explanation could be a chartered cargo flight. They are no stranger to sending jets on seemingly odd routes (caught their A332 and 789 at SBD (2 hr East...

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4010

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

Well who would have thought it would have taken a global pandemic, but MCO is finally getting a LHR flight. VS announced today that it will resume service to MCO on 7/20 and the flight will now be serviced via LHR. https://thepointsguy.com/news/virgin-atlantic-first-routes-post-coronavirus/ This is...

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 47
Views: 4010

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2020

I started a different thread earlier today but no one could answer it, does anyone know why Emirates ran a 777 into MCO today from EWR? Did it park on the West ramp as a cargo PPE flight?

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 (EK 2546) EWR-MCO today
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Emirates 777-300 (EK 2546) EWR-MCO today

Does anyone know why Emirates has flight 2546 scheduled between Newark and Orlando today? Is this some type of FlightAware glitch? I don't see any domestic potential code share flight at the same time. If this is true, it would be the first Emirates flight here in months..Though we have a good dose ...

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by crownvic
Tue May 26, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 209 LHR MIA Diverts to MCO and then Diverts again..
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

BA 209 LHR MIA Diverts to MCO and then Diverts again..

Tampa spotters is the is the first visit of a BA 789 to your airport? It was on diversion final to Orlando and the weather closed in so it re diverted to Tampa.

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by crownvic
Mon May 25, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 50135

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

It appears that Qantas flew a 744 from Sydney to LAX and onto Mojave last week. I didn't see this reported?? I know early on most went to Mojave for retirement, but I wonder why Mojave now and not Victorville as this is where most recent ones have gone. It was mentioned 3 times on page 2 (flight to...

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by crownvic
Mon May 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 50135

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

It appears that Qantas flew a 744 from Sydney to LAX and onto Mojave last week. I didn't see this reported?? I know early on most went to Mojave for retirement, but I wonder why Mojave now and not Victorville as this is where most recent ones have gone.

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by crownvic
Tue May 19, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53815

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Thank you Sam Chui for the same information 2 months ago...

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by crownvic
Sun May 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 306892

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

So the ones painted in full KLM Cargo colors were never part of the retirement?

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by crownvic
Sun May 17, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 306892

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Im sorry if this has been discussed in the previous 21 pages, but can someone bring me up to speed and explain why the 2 747's reinstated for cargo operations, were combis and not the dedicated 747F's? Would it not make sense to use those for the additional capacity? Is it because the freighters are...

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by crownvic
Sun May 17, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 14108

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2020

I wonder why Punta Caucedo?? they also had an ELAL 787 arrive from Tel Aviv just before the A380 and the week earlier too...

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by crownvic
Fri May 15, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 64162

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

gjrip wrote:
9H-SOL at PHL

Taken by me yesterday evening hanging out of my truck lol.

Image


Hey, you are in the hot dog vendors spot. Did you get his permission? :)

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by crownvic
Thu May 14, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 736
Views: 64162

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

HiFly A340 9H-JAI went tech and was flown back Monday night to Portugal for repairs. 9H-SOL currently in PHL but is suppose turn to YUL next rotation. If a timely fix to - JAI cannot be completed, to complete their cargo contract, they’ve hinted at subbing their A380 in for the last flight. Request...

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by crownvic
Sun May 10, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14270

Re: United DC-10's

I also flew them a lot, often from SFO to ORD connecting to DTW or PHL. At the time there were no nonstops between SFO and PHL, which I found shocking. The shortest hop I ever took on a UA 10 was YVR to SEA. In the 80s United started PHL-SFO nonstop and for many years it was a DC10. Often PHL-SFO-H...

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by crownvic
Sun May 10, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14270

Re: United DC-10's

I dont think UA had an hourly shuttle. All flights were 10's but only 5 or 6 a day. Flew them quite a bit on the PHL-ORD. also PHL-LAX, SFO-KOA, SFO- ORD, and others They sure did and it was heavily advertised in the PHL market. Six of the 12 flights were DC-10s along w/ DC-10s to IAD, LAX, SFO and...

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by crownvic
Sat May 09, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14270

Re: United DC-10's

There used to be a heavy concentration of them between the Midwest and the Northeast. They were regular visitors at all the major airports in that region. For example, they were used on hourly shuttles between ORD-PHL.

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by crownvic
Fri May 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 hits person on landing
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Southwest 737 hits person on landing

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so sad you didnt check to see that this topic is already posted and being discussed...

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by crownvic
Thu May 07, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 50135

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

great update thank you!

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by crownvic
Tue May 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin and the 747...
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Virgin and the 747...

So with the announcement today that Virgin is finished with their 747's what happens to a city like Orlando which had 5-6 747 visits a day?. I realize that it will never be the same again at least not in the forseeable future, but there was an article in the Orlando Senitnel that the Brits are still...

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by crownvic
Tue May 05, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 50135

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

cynlb wrote:
Any planes stored at Palmdale?


I visited last week, there are no stored planes at Palmdale. Even the outdoor aviaiton museum was closed out along the highway..I also paid a visit to MHJ nice to see the Virgin Orbital 744 being prepped.

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by crownvic
Tue May 05, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 50135

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Interesting that they would move ex Qantas 747-400 VH-OJL (now registered N953JM) from the central area of the airport where it was slowly rotting away to the more 'active' area of the airport, in front of one of the Boeing hangers. Anyone know exactly why? The last time an aircraft that was destin...

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by crownvic
Sun May 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5163

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

[quote="LAX772LR"]Why would it? [list] [*]There's not much big-business based there, that would supprt it quote] Though this does not help the passenger count, it should be noted that at sometimes there are at least 30 cargo movements or more a day at MCO..Kalitta has been using a 744 almo...

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by crownvic
Sun May 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11041

Anchorage and the Heavy Antonovs

Looks like its a spotters delight this week at Anchorage. Along with a plethora of 747 and 777 freightes the Antonovs have been busy there this week as well. Multiple visits with the AN-225 and AN-124's too. All 3 within 6 hours of each other. I noticed too the huge increase in activitiy with a heav...

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by crownvic
Fri May 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44184

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

iadbudd wrote:
crownvic wrote:
Just had an A340-600 transit OR TAMBO-Dulles yesterday and another one today too.

Cargo only flight


Yes, I am aware of that I was just wondering who is paying the crew since all this talk is that they closed up shop...

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by crownvic
Fri May 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44184

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Just had an A340-600 transit OR TAMBO-Dulles yesterday and another one today too.

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by crownvic
Fri May 01, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?
Replies: 41
Views: 4974

Re: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?

To what extent will PHL’s international growth and relevance always be restricted by the massive number of international flights at EWR(81 miles away) and JFK(105 miles away)? I remember back in the day, PHL had a respectable evening lineup of Air France, British Airways, KLM, Swissair(Now Swiss In...

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by crownvic
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Jon Proctor has "flown west"
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Re: Jon Proctor has "flown west"

A true legend and well known throughout the industry...This is a big loss...

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by crownvic
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 57
Views: 14670

Re: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is worth a look during market crisis, despite risks

2019 was a year of revival when the company expanded the fleet, launched new services and initiated steps to achieve operational efficiency. Despite heavy capital spending, Spirit ended the year with a decent cash balance of $1.1 billion, which makes it better positioned to deal with the crisis tha...

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by crownvic
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8618

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

While I am not a huge fan of airlines and how they treat their passengers in good times, some of the posts in this thread by a few individuals are indicative of young people that did not see what happened to Pan Am, Eastern, Continental, Braniff, etc. The airline industry is in dire straights right ...

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