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by Murdoughnut
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 37313

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

So I work on the airport side of the industry and have many close friends who are subject to furlough. While a lack of government funding puts mine and their job at risk, I still don't think it's the right call for reasons that go beyond my self-interests. The CARES Act was passed at a time when we ...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 18239

Re: JSX Getting Kicked Out of SNA, Effective Jan 1 2021

Wow!! Unreal!! I swear SNA has no heart whatsoever. The pandemic was enough, but to take aim at JSX is just insanity. Maybe JSX will be better off without that airport? No airport is turning down money, particularly at a time like this. In fact, the FAA wouldn't allow it in most cases. The only fea...

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13639

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

As others have mentioned, ATL is hardly convenient to where most of its local O&D pax live. I'm quite surprised nobody has tried to launch PDK service in some form, though I imagine there are governmental regulations in place to prevent that.

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by Murdoughnut
Fri May 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155546

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

As mentioned on another site, the aircraft reverts to direct law with the gear down in that state - crew may not have been ready for that.

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by Murdoughnut
Wed May 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13852

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

RDU has more Asia demand than CLT You got data for that? I can't share the data because international O&D is federally restricted, but I can tell you that I'm looking at the daily O&D traffic for both RDU and CLT and RDU's Asia traffic is 30% greater than that of CLT. India is included in t...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 966
Views: 150642

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

Airlines are literally being exterminated everywhere Yeah, but you can argue that we had too many airlines. An unusually friendly set of circumstances allowed carriers like Norwegian to operate without making a profit by poaching pax from other carriers and securing continuance financing. That was ...

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by Murdoughnut
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10790

Re: Airport construction projects question

Depends on how far along the projects were. Our airport has ceased most projects in the design phases. If ground had already been broken, it's more likely to be continued. A lot of capital projects at U.S. airports were in response to rapid pax growth - if this situation has a silver lining, it's th...

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by Murdoughnut
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 165
Views: 17741

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

My heart hurts so much for F9 and all the airlines of the world. I get so anxious thinking about the airlines and aviation industry - have been avoiding this site all together cause I can’t keep reading bad news. Don't let it get you down - even those of us whose jobs are on the line know that ther...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14848

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Here's an idea sure to be unpopular here (and for my career)... aviation is an inherently dated concept ripe for technological replacement. Hyperloop, or some iteration, stands to make much of commercial air travel obsolete. Short haul flights between major markets will disappear. What remains of av...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9187

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

Analyst asked why Boeing settlement wasn't being dispersed to share holders, rather than employees, as expected.

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVD Airport - was it worth it?
Replies: 73
Views: 8086

Re: SVD Airport - was it worth it?

I don't know the circumstances at SVD, but airport infrastructure is only once piece - albeit probably the most important piece. Would need to lean heavily upon whatever convention and visitors bureau exists on the island to promote leisure travel. Would probably want to see healthy charter service ...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 81591

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

According to Triangle Business Journal, looks like RDU is losing SJU service. It was flown on G4 and G4 looks to have scaled back dramatically at RDU with the entry of F9 and NK. Any guess on who would pick up the route. DL did serve it ever so briefly and I feel that if they did, it could stick ar...

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by Murdoughnut
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20294

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Nobody mentions Icelandair - 14% of their total fleet, I believe, for a carrier struggling as it is.

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The saga of AA431
Replies: 26
Views: 7340

Re: The saga of AA431

I suspect that terrorists have shut down runway lighting and taken over comms traffic from the tower, making it impossible for aircraft to land or divert. It's possible they may have also manipulated the ILS glideslope to an incorrect altitude. Possibly related to a banana republic dictator prisoner...

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by Murdoughnut
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations
Replies: 130
Views: 19097

Re: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations

MCO has higher PDEW to Japan than MIA. But the PDEW amount is so low that the flight may struggle. Also every city in Latin America can be reached from LAX/DFW/JFK with the AA or LATAM partnership. Remember AA now flies LAX/DFW/JFK-GRU/EZE. I can't publicly disclose the actual PDEW between Japan (t...

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by Murdoughnut
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN SJC-RDU
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

Re: WN SJC-RDU

Seems like a route DL should jump on.

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 150
Views: 15548

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

UPlog wrote:
Besides being a convicted felon, he also unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate seat. Real con man..


Nah, a real con man would have won the Senate seat.

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 81591

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

In case y’all didn’t catch it, but I’m sure y’all did and this is overkill but I’m gonna do it anyway, United is going 3x daily SFO and American is going 5x daily MIA. That’s a lot. Course AA is dropping JFK to 2x daily and, get this, NOT upguaging the flights! What in the world. And DL is not addi...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17927

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Nothing to do with a route, but does anyone know why the A124 has been in TPA so long? Odds are they have an upcoming cargo run in the States that they're hanging out waiting for. Not many airports have the space to store that airplane, and TPA has been very accommodating to them. Cheaper for their...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17927

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Nothing to do with a route, but does anyone know why the A124 has been in TPA so long? Odds are they have an upcoming cargo run in the States that they're hanging out waiting for. Not many airports have the space to store that airplane, and TPA has been very accommodating to them. Cheaper for their...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 25422

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

Here's my take as someone who strongly believes in a human-made climate crisis (the fact that I have to say "I believe in" is insane but I won't open that can of worms) but also enjoys flying and is interested in all things aviation. In today's globalized economy and interconnected world,...

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 81591

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm curious, does anyone have visibility to the load factors on DL's RDU-AUS route? I've flown it several times recently and it was a full flight each time. I'd love to see it upguaged to a non-RJ. Three hours means meal service, which is kind of bizarre in an RJ, not to mention painful for flight ...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian leaving EWR in a few weeks
Replies: 30
Views: 7314

Re: (Rumour) Norwegian dropping EWR

Dieuwer wrote:
Norwegian may not even be around summer 2020.


Except we thought that last summer too.

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 81591

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

jetpixx wrote:
With AUS landing KLM 3x per week, I wonder if RDU was at least in the discussion for similar service. AUS and RDU are similar as DL focus cities...and they're up to 5 TATL flights now.


With existing CDG service, I'm not sure if adding another SkyTeam European hub would make much sense.

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 6041

Re: VFR

Visual flight rules. There's also IFR which means "instrument flight rules". You need only a private pilot license to fly VFR (ceilings as low as 1000 feet and 3 miles visibility in controlled airspace), but need to possess an instrument rating to fly IFR. You can still fly in conditions ...

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by Murdoughnut
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 10123

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Mental health is still ignored by so many. Airline industry especially is still rooted in the old style of therapy being a sign of trouble. Should encourage people to seek help before people get to this point. We all need a positive release of emotion I don't know how it is with ICAO, but with the ...

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by Murdoughnut
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 13582

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

holeham wrote:
Does the TPA flight return when the MAX issue is resolved?


No, Norwegian cut too deeply into their connecting LON traffic.

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 19401

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

Rangers were playing the Rays about a mile away from SPG. Given the scheduled arrival time, it’s possible they were coming in to see the game.

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11476

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

I'm generally of the rule of thumb that you never name an airport after a person, because you never know if you're going to find out one day that that person engaged in some inappropriate conduct that would make them unworthy of the recognition - such as statutory rape. Except in the case of Ali, i...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11476

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

I'm generally of the rule of thumb that you never name an airport after a person, because you never know if you're going to find out one day that that person engaged in some inappropriate conduct that would make them unworthy of the recognition - such as statutory rape. Except in the case of Ali, it...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 9561

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

This is definitely slot-sitting **DL LAS-LGB OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>2[0] DEC 0>2[0] JAN 0>2[0] FEB 0>2[0] MAR 0>2[0] WN has 10x BUR-LAS, 4x ONT-LAS and 9x LAX-LAS on Friday but you're sure DL is slot-sitting? Delta is America's business airline. I don't see that route being useful at getting more contr...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu May 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 17665

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Oilman wrote:
Will the AMS-TPA aircraft arrive into Concourse F and then be towed over to Concourse E for departure?

Have a good flight!


Yes - and thanks!

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by Murdoughnut
Thu May 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 17665

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

atlflyer wrote:
Are you going to be on the flight?


I am.

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by Murdoughnut
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 5267

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

For clarification, it's essentially moving it's Ops from TPA to LAL, of which TPA already has pretty substantial Amazon Air Ops and can't support the growth (space) wise going forward. And if you're familiar with geography, LAL is literally smack in the middle of Orlando and Tampa metro's and their...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon May 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 5267

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

For clarification, it's essentially moving it's Ops from TPA to LAL, of which TPA already has pretty substantial Amazon Air Ops and can't support the growth (space) wise going forward. And if you're familiar with geography, LAL is literally smack in the middle of Orlando and Tampa metro's and their...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33573

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

DY doesn't need any help, they are destroying themselves,so rather than going after them, BA could better invest into growing their main markets such as MIA or MCO. You do realise that by eliminating FLL but adding a 3rd daily flight to MIA, BA has increased frequency by 4 services per week and add...

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by Murdoughnut
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33573

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Word on the street is that FLL management asked some carriers to either move or temporarily cease international operations for a period of time to accommodate construction. Strangely enough, being told "we'd prefer you not operate here" doesn't work out so well as an air service strategy. ...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)
Replies: 43
Views: 8715

Re: Norwegian Q1 - Net loss 1.489B NOK ($172million)

Given that the MAX will probably not fly again until at least August will surely impact on Q2 and Q3. How long can they hold on. If what's said above is true then it might actually helped by forcing them increase their aircraft utilization Disagree on their premium economy - it’s the best premium e...

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 9239

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

AMS has less slots available in winter than summer and it wouldn’t surprise if this applies to DL as well. Could be (part of) the reason for seasonality of this route. If the route was living up to it's expectations they would find a slot but the truth probably is they can't compete with FI and DY ...

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 9239

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

Seasonal for year one, not cancelled.

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by Murdoughnut
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3915

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

My Florida airport has a dedicated emergency department that develops plans each year for hurricane type events - plans that were carried out a few years ago during Hurricane Irma. We ended up closed for about three days - but this was an event that at least could be forecast several days in advance...

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 11460

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

Mboyle is correct. Actually, he's not. If he is not, then perhaps you can tell us why? Clearly you know... The WN reservation system can't currently handle a pax that departs on one day and connects on another. So they could technically do O&D red eye flying, but they can't handle connections. ...

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by Murdoughnut
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3418

Re: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018

TPA-Cuba is also served by several weekly charters. WN has increased their service to 8w, above the initial award. Not sure why people consistently mischaracterize this market. It's gotten lumped in with Boyd Group's (and other's) generally disparaging take on the US-Cuba market, but TPA-HAV has re...

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by Murdoughnut
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 6573

Re: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?

Most of Norwegian's transatlantic fleet is G (UK) registered, so there wouldn't be any sort of impact.

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by Murdoughnut
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI TO CLE?
Replies: 27
Views: 4136

Re: EI TO CLE?

EI's recent RFP was targeting revenue guarantees - so theoretically, they won't care how viable the route is if they can guarantee minimal performance. It's a pretty big risk for the CLE community.

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by Murdoughnut
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13714

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

Polot wrote:
fraT wrote:
Since LH will end the so called JUMP project and bring back the Lufthansa Cityline A343s to mainline, it won't be affected.

Well the LH brand won’t be affected. Eurowings is another story.


They're not ending it before March 30th - this would impact existing JUMP markets such as TPA.

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452468

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Interesting that nobody has suggested the idea that the plane may have been purposely brought down. I'm guessing you haven't read the thread? My theory is that the plane took a steep turn either because the pilots wanted to avoid clouds or because of a burst of wind. The cargo moved inside the plan...

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by Murdoughnut
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452468

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Interesting that nobody has suggested the idea that the plane may have been purposely brought down - considering as how that’s been the cause of two-thirds of fatal accidents on the 767.

I certainly hope not, but if you’re speculating without anything solid to go on...

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