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by DariusBieber
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 Men’s College Basketball
Replies: 170
Views: 14010

Re: 2020 Men’s College Basketball

My alma mater Iowa State uses a SAAB2000 for their away games that are further than a bus ride away. Departing straight from AMW.

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by DariusBieber
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 31123

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

We will see SAT get TATL service, which is long overdue. Based on what? It's not a particularly large market to any European destination (wasn't in the top 8 unserved markets in the Brookings 2011 study nor the Sabre 2013 numbers), and it's surrounded by relatively new service.... so barring a part...

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by DariusBieber
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 31123

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

We will see SAT get TATL service, which is long overdue.

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by DariusBieber
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Flight 515 Diverted to San Antonio
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

American Airlines Flight 515 Diverted to San Antonio

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL515
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Flight from Cancun to Phoenix being diverted to San Antonio. No known weather issues.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL515

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10741

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities

No way these routes, or the routes in AUS, last longer than one year.

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by DariusBieber
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11555

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

It won't happen. Austin won't ever be a true hub. Maybe more routes, but it's the same problem as SAT has. Too close to megahubs. I tend to agree. I think AUS will continue to grow and perhaps even become a focus city at some point. But I do not think we'll see AUS become a true hub, at least not w...

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by DariusBieber
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11555

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

It won't happen. Austin won't ever be a true hub. Maybe more routes, but it's the same problem as SAT has. Too close to megahubs.

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by DariusBieber
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?
Replies: 32
Views: 6187

Re: Possible Delta A321neo TATL Service?

Perhaps bring back DTW-DUS? (from the Northwest days)

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by DariusBieber
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 9621

Re: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhibited continents with launch of SY

qf002 wrote:
tpaewr wrote:
Atlas isn't freight. Rather is super J heavy 744


Ah, okay then. Have done a quick google, are bookings open to the public? Still a bit of a grey area IMO.


Aren't they technically "charters" by the Oil Companies in the area?

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by DariusBieber
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 15352

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

SAT attracts way more tourists than AUS though

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by DariusBieber
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DSM Airport Closed - Runway Crumbled
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

DSM Airport Closed - Runway Crumbled

https://www.facebook.com/kcci8/videos/v ... =2&theater
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Des Moines Airport has cancelled all flights in and out for the time being. It seems the tarmac has crumbled.

https://www.facebook.com/kcci8/videos/v ... =2&theater

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by DariusBieber
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 2463

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

tkoenig95 wrote:
AUS

BA-LHR

Upcoming:
DY-LGW


Austin has Condor service to Frankfurt.

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by DariusBieber
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to these Delta flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

Re: What happens to these Delta flights?

jasoncrh wrote:
the flight to Dusseldorf will depart. It will not wait until the flight from RSW lands in Atlanta.


Ah. I wasn't sure if it was allowed to have two same call signs in the air at the same time.

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by DariusBieber
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to these Delta flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 2386

What happens to these Delta flights?

Delta flight 88 is both a domestic flight from Fort Myers to Atlanta, then 50 minutes after the scheduled arrival time it becomes (with different equipment and crew) an international flight from Atlanta to Duesseldorf. What happens if the original Flight 88 is experiencing delays from Fort Myers and...

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by DariusBieber
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6919

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

I might be naive, but what's the point of the perimeter if AUS and SLC has direct flights to DCA?

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by DariusBieber
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 13807

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

Del Rio, TX comes to mind. It's a three hour drive to the nearest commercial service at SAT. It used to be served by the EMB-120s from IAH, which was a perfect plane for that route. With many airliners and aircraft manufacturers shying away from making smaller regional jets, places like DRT might no...

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by DariusBieber
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 7185

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

To be fair FlyBe operate with slower Dash8 turboprops rather than BA jets Doesn't BA own or operate the Dorniers? They would be a good choice for new routes to Exeter or Cornwall connections. No LoganAir currently do I believe however Eastern uses a S-2000 on LCY-IOM for BA Cityflyer but it's only ...

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by DariusBieber
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 7185

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

Liverpool has been mentioned in possible new destinations for Heathrow new runway. Wouldn't Bristol and Exeter be too close for a Air service? The reason I ask, Exeter is about 200 miles away from Heathrow via the M4 and M5, still quite a drive to make. The flight to City is about an hour via FlyBE...

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by DariusBieber
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 7185

Re: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

Liverpool has been mentioned in possible new destinations for Heathrow new runway. Wouldn't Bristol and Exeter be too close for a Air service? The reason I ask, Exeter is about 200 miles away from Heathrow via the M4 and M5, still quite a drive to make. The flight to City is about an hour via FlyBE.

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by DariusBieber
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA's domestic services so limited?
Replies: 33
Views: 7185

Why is BA's domestic services so limited?

Just a basic question as to why Heathrow's domestic and regional connections are so limited, such as no connections to Exeter or Liverpool or Bristol to Heathrow. Is this due to train connections being more time/cost effective? Because we see numerous connecting domestic flights offered out of FRA o...

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by DariusBieber
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 32117

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Definitely SAT. It has upped its international flights, although to Mexico and Canada only.

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by DariusBieber
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to go long-haul from Dusseldorf in 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6930

Re: Norwegian plans to go long-haul from Dusseldorf in 2018

klm617 wrote:
Maybe they could bring back DTW-DUS



The only reason Northwest started that route was due to connecting traffic... If they couldn't make a B757 work, I doubt Norwegian could.

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by DariusBieber
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada New Routes Announced: YYZ-MEM, SAT
Replies: 43
Views: 4307

Re: Air Canada New Routes Announced: YYZ-MEM, SAT

SeaDoo wrote:
Does this work for Memphis to Europe or Asia connections at Toronto?



Probably better than SAT's flight. That late arrival into Toronto seems weird.

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by DariusBieber
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada New Routes Announced: YYZ-MEM, SAT
Replies: 43
Views: 4307

Air Canada New Routes Announced: YYZ-MEM, SAT

New Air Canada routes announced today. Both begin May 1. Toronto - Memphis: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/33996133/mem-announces-first-daily-international-flight-since-2012?utm_content=buffer75950&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer MEM-YYZ Daily 3:50 p.m....

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by DariusBieber
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN December 6 schedule extension for 5/2-6/2/2017
Replies: 86
Views: 11587

Re: WN December 6 schedule extension for 5/2-6/2/2017

jbmitt wrote:
No changes to DSM.


I'm surprised people think DSM will be axed. Every time I've flown MDW/STL-DSM, the flight was packed.

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by DariusBieber
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN possible Trans Atlantic service
Replies: 34
Views: 7938

Re: WN possible Trans Atlantic service

I think lots of people flying transatlantic would be unhappy if they only had peanuts to eat. None of WN's aircraft are equipped with galleys suitable for serving full hot meals. They would need to start serving meals on some of the their longer flights first before I would consider flying them on ...

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by DariusBieber
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedules last 737-500 service in early-Sep 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 9322

Re: Southwest schedules last 737-500 service in early-Sep 2016

Looks like SAT-DAL will be the last Boeing 735 route for Southwest. Fitting it would be on one of the three original routes Southwest started with, the other two being SAT-HOU and HOU-DAL.

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 19, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18796

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/knope2001" class="quote" target="_blank">knope2001</a> (<a href="#118" class="quote">Reply 118</a>):<br/><i>Actually Midwest flew mainline <acro...

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 19, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18796

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ScottB" class="quote" target="_blank">ScottB</a> (<a href="#113" class="quote">Reply 113</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Kansas City - Internationa...

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 19, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18796

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usflyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">usflyguy</a> (<a href="#91" class="quote">Reply 91</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Kansas City - Internatio...

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 19, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 77058

RE: CNN Reporting Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aeroblogger" class="quote" target="_blank">aeroblogger</a> (<a href="#143" class="quote">Reply 143</a>):<br/><i>There's also the possibility tha...

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 19, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 77058

RE: CNN Reporting Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlanesNTrains" class="quote" target="_blank">PlanesNTrains</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>Opportunity comes when it co...

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by DariusBieber
Thu May 19, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 77058

RE: CNN Reporting Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZeeZoo" class="quote" target="_blank">ZeeZoo</a> (<a href="#96" class="quote">Reply 96</a>):<br/><i> Before we go down the rabbit hole of "Islam...

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by DariusBieber
Sat May 07, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18796

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>4) <acronym title="Newark - Liberty Internat...

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by DariusBieber
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLS Teams Who Do They Fly?
Replies: 24
Views: 2901

RE: MLS Teams Who Do They Fly?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blueflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">blueflyer</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>This is one of several measures MLS ta...

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by DariusBieber
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?
Replies: 60
Views: 6423

RE: What Would You Name Your Airliner(s)?

I remember LH naming an aircraft after Gander during the 9/11 attacks for their city's hospitality due to forced landings in American airspace. A very nice gesture, since most of Lufthansa's fleet back then were German cities.

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by DariusBieber
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Pulling Pax From 1st Class With A And P Fares
Replies: 74
Views: 15439

RE: AA Pulling Pax From 1st Class With A And P Far

Not a big deal... Wasn't the money spent on the first class ticket refunded? If it wasn't refunded then it's a major issue and shame on AA. Would be a very appalling move, one that actually wouldn't surprise me coming from AA.

[Edited 2016-03-29 19:49:11]

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by DariusBieber
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is WN Moving DSM-MDW To DSM-STL?
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

RE: Why Is WN Moving DSM-MDW To DSM-STL?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/joeljack" class="quote" target="_blank">joeljack</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The only other city besides <acronym title...

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by DariusBieber
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is WN Moving DSM-MDW To DSM-STL?
Replies: 19
Views: 4496

Why Is WN Moving DSM-MDW To DSM-STL?

Wouldn't they offer more connections via MDW and thus attract more passengers?

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by DariusBieber
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

RE: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Beechtobus" class="quote" target="_blank">Beechtobus</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>You are using the population of the ...

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by DariusBieber
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

RE: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmatt777" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmatt777</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Just to keep the facts straight, San A...

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by DariusBieber
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?
Replies: 18
Views: 1709

RE: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?

Basic answer is there's probably not enough traffic to warrant Spirit's service. Take a look at <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym>. They had Spirit for not even two years (around 2007-2009ish) and couldn't maintain passenger numbers. And that's a cit...

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by DariusBieber
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Types In Song Lyrics
Replies: 80
Views: 10220

RE: Aircraft Types In Song Lyrics

Not an aircraft but a flight type I suppose.

"I Don't Care" by New Boyz

"let's swim in alcohol and hop up on our red-eye kush flight."

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by DariusBieber
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JB, DL, AA To Introduce "Last Class".
Replies: 94
Views: 21702

RE: JB, DL, AA To Introduce "Last Class".

I don't mind it. I just hope this last class doesn't "replace" economy class prices and economy prices just go up.

[Edited 2015-12-15 19:36:24]

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by DariusBieber
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest RJ Flights By Aircraft Type And Airline
Replies: 146
Views: 21844

RE: Longest RJ Flights By Aircraft Type And Airline

UA used to do CR7s between <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, about 1,400 nm direct (usually around 1,500 nm planned). It's currently mainline with B739 and ...

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by DariusBieber
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Eyes New US Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 15201

RE: JAL Eyes New US Routes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max752" class="quote" target="_blank">Max752</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>What's the love affair with <acronym title="...

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by DariusBieber
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Catch Man With Loaded Gun
Replies: 37
Views: 5387

TSA Failed To Catch Man With Loaded Gun

Article here: <a href="http://wfla.com/2015/11/16/tsa-failed-to-catch-man-with-loaded-gun-on-airplane/" target="_blank">http://wfla.com/2015/11/16/tsa-faile...h-man-with-loaded-gun-on-airplane/</a> Seems as if this is a pretty reoccurring issue. At least they never fail to catch me with a Shampoo bo...

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by DariusBieber
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Get F100's?
Replies: 66
Views: 16924

RE: Why Did AA Get F100's?

The Fokker was used for short routes with a short turn-around time. Think <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym>. The Fokkers were easy to unload sinc...

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by DariusBieber
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Flying ATL-MSP-ATL X2 On 11/29!
Replies: 15
Views: 7930

RE: DL 744 Flying ATL-MSP-ATL X2 On 11/29!

Does it have anything to do with the Atlanta Falcons playing the Minnesota Vikings on 11/29?

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