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by seat1a
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8660

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

What's happening at HA?

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by seat1a
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 75
Views: 9144

Re: AA early 747 question

Great post and pictures! Thank you 'werberga3' whoever you are. Back in 1972 or 1973 my dad took my brother and me on a boondogle from Detroit to Chicago. United on the outbound. But AA747 ORD-DTW on the return. Sat in that first section of coach in the paired seats on the starboard side (my brother...

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by seat1a
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the Delta 727-100 not last long?
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Why did the Delta 727-100 not last long?

Great topic. The Delta livery on the 727-100 looks great. What made the 727-200 Advanced so advanced? Was it capacity increase or thrust?

Thoughts welcome.

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by seat1a
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10630

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

DEN was 2x HNL and 1x KOA, LIH, OGG pre-Covid. In the summer it was 2x daily HNL, but outside of that it's 1x of each, KOA, LIH, OGG, HNL. They can't keep that up forever. The 757s are leaving and so are the domestic 772s that operate from Denver. The A321XLRs are going to EWR and IAD. So Denver is...

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by seat1a
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10630

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Normal reserves are 45 min, ETOPS alternates are usually far more depending on the ETP and weather. Dodging another weather system over the middle of the US could easily add another 5-600 miles. It could probably do it under ideal weather conditions, in the spring and winter it wouldn't be reliable...

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by seat1a
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10630

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I'm not completely up to speed on this, but can the XLR operate from the East Coast to HI? With normal alternates / ETOPS alternates? When they start routing aircraft down south of Memphis or up north of Duluth because of a massive cold front of thunderstorms in the Midwest? When there's a "No...

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by seat1a
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10630

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Will HA be back in the SMF, OAK and SJC markets to all the neighbor islands with NEO's? I believe these would be a priority over tags, or even moves into SLC or DEN (with NEO or code-share?). Does anyone know what west coast markets are key for them? (Presume it's LAX, SFO and SEA being those see A3...

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by seat1a
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

Re: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash

I would buy the C O N C O R D E letters on the wall at LHR if that's considered art. It does to me!

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by seat1a
Wed May 27, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28086

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

I just flew Southwest back from Hawaii to the east coast the other day. Three flights. We didn't even get water! When we got to Baltimore starving and thristy, the flight crew had the captain go get Maconalds for them, while the other seven passengers and I just watched. How many points between Haw...

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by seat1a
Sat May 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: 7 hour Southwest Flight from HNL-DAL

Remember that’s it’s not the distance so much as the trip time that determines range. They would’ve had a strong tailwind to make that in 7 hours. Copa routinely operates 738’s on 7+ hour sectors. While this was a maintenance flight, and this a mute point, but they probably could have taken 140pax ...

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by seat1a
Fri May 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So, if the assertions are correct that a first approach and landing was performed with gear up, and the asserted staining and marks on the bottom of both engines from that photo are legit, that would imply that both engines skid across the runway during the gear up first approach attempted landing....

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by seat1a
Sat May 09, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 13986

Re: United DC-10's

I flew a DC10 DTW-DEN in 1981.

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by seat1a
Wed May 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of B6 and ACK, MVY, and HYA
Replies: 26
Views: 2833

Re: Future of B6 and ACK, MVY, and HYA

I think you question needs to be, is JetBlue even around to attempt and take delivery of a new A220. They can't make money flying into 16 of the largest cities in the US, let alone the world and raised the white flag to the DOT. Flying new shiny metal to island resort destinations is more than like...

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by seat1a
Mon May 04, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2080

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Laguna Niguel when it first opened. Flew to SNA. Loved the place.

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by seat1a
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8617

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

What's happening at HA? Are they taking pay cuts at the staff level or asking folks for leave?

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by seat1a
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6770

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Jet America had a 707. I have a Jerry Stanick Kodachrome of that bird :-) Kodachrome! I'm old enough to remember those. Did SI use that 707 on it's routes or were they used as charters? Would you know? I believe Mohawk Airlines had a 727 for a short time. I remember it having a 'blacked out' nose u...

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by seat1a
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's
Replies: 15
Views: 3264

Re: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's

That DL flight SJU-MSY is quite the headscratcher. Slightly off topic, but I recall that TWA flew SJU-LAX, too, at one time with a 757? Are there aircraft today that can do that segment?

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by seat1a
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10513

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

Love the tail logo. Let's see a revival of business routes out of LGA!

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by seat1a
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7542

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

In the US back in the 60s and 70s I think tag flights were fairly popular. IIRC DL had a flight that left MIA, flew just 30 miles or so to FLL and then onto ATL I believe. The New York Air flight that went down in the Potomac was scheduled to fly from DCA to TPA and then onto FLL. Needless to say t...

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by seat1a
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7542

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

SJU-MSY ! I remember flying that route as a kid. May have been 1979-1981 time frame. What a weird route. Didn't they have a route to Caracas or Maracaibo, too, or was that Braniff? Yes. Caracas for many years and Maracaibo for a few as well, along with San Juan and Jamaica (Kingston and/or Montego ...

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by seat1a
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7542

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

Neither the UP nor the KLM maps show hub and spoke: they have a few branches off a central line. (If you want to call St Louis a rail hub, fine.) Those are little better than two milk runs by KL. This Delta route map of 1955 shows an overlay of multiple milk runs - it was the era of the CAB with ex...

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3274

Re: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q

I know that the Flight Attendants on the South American flights were all based down there. I know there were bases in LIM and SCL. Nothing like non reving on the quick SFO-LAX portion of the South American runs and being treated so nicely by the Latin crews! Thank you! I have heard this also, that ...

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3274

Re: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q

reltney wrote:
The DC-8 had a 3 man crew. Capt/F/O and F/E. They could fly 12hrs so they did not need relief crews.

Cheers

Thank you! Was the maximum flying time 12 hours? How does that compare to todays ULH flights?

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7542

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

Delta and Eastern for sure in ATL. Showing some bias here, but Braniff in the early 1970s at DFW and MCI. At DFW, you could connect to those hourly flights to DEN, SAT, IAH, and ORD, and JFK/LGA/EWR.

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3274

Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q

Looking at photos of the Braniff DC8 (and love the Calder livery). Did BN's flights to deep South America (JFK-EZE or MIA-EZE/SCL, or LAX-SCL) have one flight crew or a crew with a relief pilot(s)? Anyone know how that worked back then?

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1605

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

PlymSpotter wrote:
Could it be the Prince Albert?

LOL!!! Thank you for making my day. Of all the crappy news, the topic and this response - PURRRFECT!

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17121

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

Alaska's SEA-AUS from 2 to 3. An increase?

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by seat1a
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: British Airways timetable
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: British Airways timetable

Check out the airtimes store on ebay as well as timetables by DK0. Quite the collection and very high quality. Acquired a lot from those gents and satisfied.

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by seat1a
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

Re: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?

The tail, the UNITED titles on the fuselage, and the wavy cheatline, they don't hang together very well.

Tail is great though.

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7005

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

Are the staff cuts at HA deep too?

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by seat1a
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

What is Hawaiian doing? Any news on capacity cuts to the Mainland or Neighbor Islands?

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 3266

Re: LUV Connection: Good name for a Southwest feeder airline?

LUVBug ... planes painted like ladybugs that hop around. AMA-OKC-TUL-LIT-MEM-MSY-TPA-FLL

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA Airlines Green Doors
Replies: 34
Views: 5257

Re: UTA Airlines Green Doors

I'm 56 and loved this livery as a kid. Was fascinated by the green doors, the billboard UTA (seemed to be the first of it's kind?), the blue tail and the UTA logo at the top of the tail. All screamed modern for me back then. Far flung routes too. Love it! Great thread so far.

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

anyone have a pulse on how hawaiian is managing their business? thanks.

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3678

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

BN's Calder, anyone?!

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182179

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Is all of this impacting Hawaiian Airlines? Any thoughts?

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by seat1a
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

Finance Director or GM with Delta. Twenty-year Tech Finance guy here with that passion for airlines since childhood.

And they have a GM Reservation Finance role open now.

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by seat1a
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2672

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

The jellybean livery was stunning for it's time. The black nose, white tail, everything about it screamed different. The Calder 727's and DC8's were very creative. Was there a name for the two-tone scheme that came after the jellybean livery? Wasn't this part of the Flying Colors campaign? Also, was...

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by seat1a
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Create your own Airline (2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2869

Re: Create your own Airline (2020)

Writing this for a friend.

New Jet America at LGB to DFW and ORD. A220's.

New Braniff at AUS to ORD, DCA, PDX, SJC, MIA. A220's.

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12661

Re: MEA new livery

half a tree.

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by seat1a
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6438

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

DylanHarvey wrote:
The likelihood is very low, it’s a very heavy aircraft, and they’ve already chosen the A35K for their high premium low density international aircraft along with the 787’s.


What are their key high premium/low-density routes? Thanks!

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by seat1a
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12899

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

And regarding departures at 5:04am, 5:12am, and 5:17am. Why so precise, why not 5:05am, 5:10am, or 5:15am? Why not simply depart on the 0's and 5's?

Asking for a friend. Thanks!

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by seat1a
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13391

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

How about this? VA flies A359 LAX-SYD/MEL/BNE daily, as partner with Delta. Perhaps look at JFK-SYD/BNE in the future. Purely North American international ops being fed by Delta. Call it a day. Asking for a friend.

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by seat1a
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at LGA Question
Replies: 41
Views: 6171

Re: JetBlue at LGA Question

I took a look at WN's yield on LGA-MDW which they run with at most 8 slots a day. And their yields are fine there given the importance of the market. So if they can get 6 to 8 more slots from somewhere, LGA-ORD has to be pretty high on their list. All the Florida leisure stuff can be flown from JFK...

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by seat1a
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at LGA Question
Replies: 41
Views: 6171

Re: JetBlue at LGA Question

I was looking for opinions as an answer to that question. Perhaps ORD or DCA? ORD & DCA are both saturated from LGA. They would loose money. I see statements like this a lot but How can JBLU grow is they're alwys running FROM competition? They've got to getin there and take their best shot! If ...

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by seat1a
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at LGA Question
Replies: 41
Views: 6171

Re: JetBlue at LGA Question

Nicknuzzii wrote:
What routes do you think would be more high yielding for them?


I was looking for opinions as an answer to that question. Perhaps ORD or DCA?

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