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by SANAV8R
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Montgomery Executive Airport (MYF) has three runways. A 4 gate terminal can be built there allowing Allegiant, Jetblue, and Sun Country to shift all flights there. This will alllow for a smoother operation at SAN. Runway 10L is 4598 ft long. This should be long enough for an A320 to depart to BOS. ...

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by SANAV8R
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

This thread is becoming increasingly wild. Between the idea of moving domestic low-cost operations to a foreign airport or eliminating whole branches and reorganizing the U.S. military complex for a single domestic airport. I love my city, its contributions to commercial aviation and what the future...

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by SANAV8R
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What if the Navy moved the aircraft carriers to Washington and Hawaii? North Island could be a huge airport and could become the main airport for San Diego. The bridge could easily handle all the traffic and the ferry could be reintroduced from Downtown. Intercontinental flights should benefit beca...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 3818

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

The buildings at MCRD cannot be demolished because they are historic. (1) any building can be demolished. (2) it is not up to the USMC if they keep the base open, it is up to the BRAC. In fact, MCRD San Diego was on the BRAC list in 2005. Only lobbying efforts to remove it from the list saved the b...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anybody remember what gate TWA was using back in 1985? I want to know which gate flight 847 would have used had it not been hijacked. Alaska is still parking some planes at the Commuter Terminal. Would it help relieve congestion at Terminal 2 if Alaska boarded some flights at the Commuter Term...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes. They could re-open the second runway. Doing this would require them to relocate the air cargo ramp. The second runway was closed because it was only 3,600 feet and could only be used by small aircraft. There is no way to add a second full length runway on the land currently owned by the airpor...

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by SANAV8R
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8412

Calls for SNA to be Renamed

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-hiltzik-john-wayne-oc-airport-20190221-story.html A recently rediscovered interview with John Wayne has caused controversy and some have called for the airport to be renamed. At this point who else could they name it after that won’t cause issue? One mi...

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by SANAV8R
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does the 767-300ER have enough range to fly from SAN to CDG? Maybe Delta could start seasonal service to CDG with the 767-300ER. Does Delta still operate a hub at CDG? I’m sure that 767-300ER could do SANCDG as SANFRA is only a 100 or so nmi more and Condor used 767-300ER on SANFRA. Delta does not ...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The Mayor and SANDAG are proposing to build a new "grand central" transit center at the SPAWAR site adjacent to Old Town that would include a rail connection to the airport terminals. https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/land-use/faulconer-and-sandag-unveil-their-airport-transit-vision/...

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by SANAV8R
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

In fact, I don't think there have ever been any AirBi at any gates at the east end of T1... bb Continental maybe? They had gates 1 & 2 at one point and occasionally used A300 back in the late 80s to early 90s. 0998345 My other guess would be possibly United? They were in the east rotunda of T1 ...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anybody remember when there was a Gate 19? This gate was at the western end of Terminal 1. Does anybody remember which airline used this gate? The one gate that utilized staircases? Skywest at one point (when it was 20) 0958913 An OAG guide from 10/91 says gate(s) 19A/B is America West I know ...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANFan wrote:
Sorry SANAV8R, I didn't mean to step on your post. I had started my post a while back and got interrupted and didn't check before finishing and posting it.

And nice shot of BCal's 747 landing here!

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No worries, you had the more accurate timeline of service dates.

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANFan wrote:
Sorry SANAV8R, I didn't mean to step on your post. I had started my post a while back and got interrupted and didn't check before finishing and posting it.

And nice shot of BCal's 747 landing here!

bb


No worries, you had the better timeline.

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 639
Views: 81496

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hello you lucky people in sunny San Diego, I am just doing a bit of research on San Diego´s international routes. Do I remember correctly that BA operated to LHR via Las Vegas in the past? When was it switched to non-stop service? Also, what do you think would be the most likely future internationa...

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by SANAV8R
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69004

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

On the topic of mass transit, re-routing the blue and green trolley lines would be a BIG mistake. That's routing a lot of people out of their way, who depend on a direct line to downtown, adding extra time to the journey. Not acceptable. But as I might have stated (probably too many times!), the so...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69004

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Hi AV8R: All good points, I realize North Island would be an access challenge. Re Miramar, the last time I looked at Google Maps, I saw a huge area to both the east and south with nothing but open land, and to the north seems to be base housing and warehouses. I understand that there is a NIMBY inf...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69004

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Re: SAN overcrowding, 25MM pax in 2018?? “Our little airport” isn’t little anymore. Time to stop putting band-aids on the terminals and get serious about a move. How about: KNKX, (Miramar) 2 runways, great freeway access. Two sides with very few neighbors. Send Marine aviation to Pendleton and Lemo...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4738

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

I mean the guy really couldn't wait what an hour and change to light up? Surprised no one from the NORML crowd hasn't tried to recreate the Smokers Express as Stoners Express. Ironically most of the routes would overlap with Alaska so just paint a plane green and put a joint in Chester's mouth I'm h...

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by SANAV8R
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 5822

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

SF traffic is no joke. The worst drivers on the planet. Crazy that these 2 airports had flights between them though that's like flying ORD-MDW or JFK-EWR. On a side note didn't B6 (a few years back) fly between LAX and ONT to avoid traffic for locals looking to hit the beach for the day? B6 offered...

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by SANAV8R
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69004

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Just an interesting tidbit of info I discovered just now as I was searching for SAN-OGG flights on HA for an upcoming trip: it looks as if most dates in May and June are on the 767-300 instead of the A321. Does anyone know if this is an upgauge due to demand, or just the result of A321 teething iss...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 1154

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

I don't know about what area this theory applies to but in San Diego, a majority of Mexican restaurants/taco shops seem to serve Coca-Cola products. Fountain and bottled/cans. Some of the chains I frequent Tacos el Gordo, Los Pachos and Lolita's all have Coca-Cola fountains as well as the ubiquitous...

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by SANAV8R
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France adds limited-time San Diego service in 4Q18
Replies: 23
Views: 5507

Re: Air France adds limited-time San Diego service in 4Q18

I wonder if the French pharmaceutical companies partnered with Air France for the flights? I worked for a local hospitality franchise during the last ASH conference in San Diego in 2016, and many of the French pharmaceutical companies booked huge blocks with many of the high rise hotels both downtow...

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by SANAV8R
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69004

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Could AS fly to Carlsbad to capture North County area? The smallest aircraft they have is the Q400 - well they have the leased 50 seat CRJ-200s operated by OO but they are gone in a few months. I know they also have E75s which seat the same as the Q400s, but didn't California Pacific have trouble w...

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by SANAV8R
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come Tijuana (TIJ) has no U.S. service?
Replies: 12
Views: 2390

Re: How come Tijuana (TIJ) has no U.S. service?

Seems like there have been a few posts about TIJ and the CBX and international service lately. During the 70s and 80s some small local commuter airlines (Air Bahia, Air LA) serviced TIJ from SAN and LAX. Other carriers served smaller cities like ESE, LTO, GYM, which have no U.S. service (except LTO ...

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by SANAV8R
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: San Diego Thread 2016-2017

Didn't see anything above about the rumoured expansion of international services at Tij which will mean that cbx will get busier & become a 2nd airport for san diego. Would suit long haul lcc's. With slight rearrangement of gates at tij would make it very easy to fly out of cbx. No need to ente...

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by SANAV8R
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Lil' Pump flips off WestJet in song "Gucci Gang"

The man looks like he has special needs or consumes cough syrup on a regular basis. These are the kind of clips that TMZ and the like pick up and (sadly) become a story. Followed by the the celeb's rabid social media crew that start commenting that "they'll never fly XYZ airlines!" or &quo...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Everyone is also focused on TIJ->US. Nobody is considering US>TIJ for your return flight (or first flight if US passenger). To get to your flight departing TIJ you have to pass through Mexican customs/immigration as you are entering Mexico from the US and being dropped off at the TIJ departure leve...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Not to mention, unless I'm understanding it wrong, I believe the CBX entry from Mexican side is in the (domestic) baggage claim. I just don't see how they can use the same baggage claim for both domestic and international operation then actually know who needs to go through border control/custom to...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

no international flights don't have to go through Mexican customs/immigration. That's the advantage. Ok..so you are telling me that an international flight that lands at Tijuana as its first port of entry for Mexico just lets the passengers out without screening of any measure? Not to mention, unle...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

USAOZ wrote:
no international flights don't have to go through Mexican customs/immigration. That's the advantage.


Ok..so you are telling me that an international flight that lands at Tijuana as its first port of entry for Mexico just lets the passengers out without screening of any measure?

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by SANAV8R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

if you fly to TIJ & exit via CBX you don't have to go through Mexican customs/immigration. Yes, you are not subject to a Mexican customs and immigration if you arrive on a domestic flight. I have only arrived on domestic flights in the A concourse. They have the baggage claim in a secure area a...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

apparently CBX/TIJ is much less busy than SAN, so quicker to get out of airport(if not flying domestically in USA) Mexicans can fly out of TIJ. Americans can fly out of CBX stress free, cf. any USA airport. A long haul LCC would like the fact that they could say they fly to USA(CBX) & Mexico(TI...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

My thought is that say the cost savings were greater than serving SAN directly, I don't see why (in a few years) that a long haul low cost carrier couldn't serve TIJ by marketing it as a bi-national destination. If they also formed an alliance with a Mexican carrier or opted to start a subsidiary in...

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by SANAV8R
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4332

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

with CBX can an airline land at TIJ with a large % of pax actually wanting to go to U.S.? According to an article by the San Diego Union-Tribune from April 2016, the stats were that around 20 percent of the 14,000 passengers flying daily to TIJ used CBX, so around 3,000, for crossings. That article...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 71
Views: 16666

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

It was mentioned in an issue of Airways in either 1995 or 1996 (it was before TW800), right when they introduced their last corporate image and were restructuring. A company spokesperson said they were evaluating the MD-11 or 747-400 for long haul routes. They also hoped for a St. Louis-Tokyo flight...

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by SANAV8R
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

So I am curious about this rail link, I'm assuming that it will link the Middletown Station with the terminal, but would it be to the south east (like through the current roadway that the buses travel to the rental car center) or the north west (through the inlet at the end of the runway)? I figure...

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by SANAV8R
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

So I am curious about this rail link, I'm assuming that it will link the Middletown Station with the terminal, but would it be to the south east (like through the current roadway that the buses travel to the rental car center) or the north west (through the inlet at the end of the runway)? I figure ...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I was just wondering if the military might be another important part of traffic between SAN and MNL? I have no idea but have heard that the JAL flights carry a healthy amount of military business and I think I remember hearing somewhere that MNL was the final destination of at least some of that tr...

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by SANAV8R
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I still hope a hardstand can be made available so Mahan Air can begin 3x weekly service utilizing their former Air France 747-300M. Could a 747 fit at gate 22? Yes, they could - But why would they serve SAN over LAX? More convenient for people in Mexico. TIJ might also work. I'm very curious about ...

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by SANAV8R
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I think we still have an awesome and growing line-up. If there was a wish list of airlines, what do you think would be the most likely? Did the SAN board ever release statistics on the number of tourists from each country into San Diego? I know it kind of seems difficult to gauge, but I do remember...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Considering all the international expansion flights..what I've seen in this thread is that the expansion would only include 3 widebody gates, 3 narrowbody. Isn't that a bit too small? Or how would that work, if SAN continues to receive more flights. Is there room to adjust the gates? In a recent co...

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by SANAV8R
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Apart from DCA, what other domestic routes are currently not served but could see service from SAN, even if seasonal? Would AS consider ANC? we will only be seeing JL, BA and LH widebodies (can you believe that!!!!??) plus lots of Mexico arrivals. Assuming both Edelweiss and Condor continue to opera...

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by SANAV8R
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 8654

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

If United hadn't merged with Continental, I think Continental should have merged with Alaska. (And in that scenario VX would be scooped up by B6)

But another interesting what if was the rumored HP+TW merger around 1998 or 1999.

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by SANAV8R
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Congrats Lufthansa! Will they continue Edelweiss and Condor flights as well? So I was watching tv tonight and the subject came up that SAN only has one runway. I had no clue, as I have never been to SAN before and have not really looked into SAN much. I also know they have limitations on when they c...

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by SANAV8R
Sun May 21, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: New airline in America?????

Why is their address a strip mall in a rather crappy part of north-west Vegas? (I know the area - its right behind College of Southern Nevada) Some Google searches ties that address to an entity called Bulink, Inc with a Better Business Bureau page. And that company shows up as prepaid cell phone t...

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by SANAV8R
Thu May 18, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/growth-development/sd-fi-airportcustoms-20170515-story.html The start of construction, which was originally 10 years off, will be formally kicked off yesterday.I noticed the barriers were up earlier this month coming back from BNA. Hopefully this may resu...

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by SANAV8R
Thu May 18, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7783

Re: New airline in America?????

Why is their address a strip mall in a rather crappy part of north-west Vegas? (I know the area - its right behind College of Southern Nevada) Some Google searches ties that address to an entity called Bulink, Inc with a Better Business Bureau page. And that company shows up as prepaid cell phone th...

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by SANAV8R
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/nov/21/cu ... ore-san-d/ A few AM radio stations and KPBS, have been discussing the fees levied on airlines lately. JetBlue violated curfew 25 times since 2014, resulting in $236,000 in fines but according to the article, "JetBlue, for example, committed to sending...

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by SANAV8R
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no direct flights between AMS and Vietnam (yet)?
Replies: 22
Views: 3499

Re: Why are there no direct flights between AMS and Vietnam (yet)?

Keep in mine CDG (as well as France in general) has more historical and business ties to Vietnam, hence why both SGN & HAN have direct flights. Vietnam is a growing destination and emerging market, but its airports and airline(s) are not yet as established like those carriers and hubs of Thai, S...

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by SANAV8R
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91707

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

While discussed a few weeks ago, I just saw on SAN's page the FIS T2W proposal. http://san.org/Portals/0/Documents/FIS/ ... tation.pdf It looks like they are proposing the project to take bids in March 2017. Hopefully it is approved. It looks like they will do a bit of remodeling of the newest bagga...

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