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by Tomassjc
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 90440

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

Well, it is Day of the Dead after all. Let's see if some miracle occurs tomorrow, which is All Saints Day after all. :smile:

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by Tomassjc
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Viva Air livery
Replies: 18
Views: 3650

Re: New Viva Air livery

Looks like the aircraft is carrying the name "Boomerang'. Perhaps it's just a special scheme?

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by Tomassjc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-SZX 7/1
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: LAX-SZX 7/1

Hainan has been operating an A330 every few days SZX-SJC. Cargo only.

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by Tomassjc
Thu May 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4203

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

Didn't GK serve LGW-JFK-LAX with their series 10 before the arrival of the long-range version? LAX was operated through BGR until the -30s arrived. JFK operated separately and nonstop. Britain's Airlines - Volume 3, by Guy Halford-MacLeod says: "Laker introduced Skytrain to Los Angeles on 26 S...

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by Tomassjc
Mon May 11, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4203

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

Didn't GK serve LGW-JFK-LAX with their series 10 before the arrival of the long-range version?[/quote]

LAX was operated through BGR until the -30s arrived. JFK operated separately and nonstop.

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by Tomassjc
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just for grins, I priced an AS tag-on...
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Just for grins, I priced an AS tag-on...

I am pretty confident the thinking with most of these new tag-on flights is to put two loads of passengers (those flying SEA-ICT and SEA-OKC) onto one aircraft instead of two, not to really sell any tickets between ICT and OKC. '902 Exactly. The tag ons allow AS to continue serve all cities in thei...

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by Tomassjc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packed AA flight, half without masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2916

Re: Packed AA flight, half without masks

No airlines aren't requiring paxs to wear masks. Neither are airports. Flights are getting packed again as airlines slash capacity. This entire social distancing thing is not going anywhere with airline executives. 90%+ load factors are their crack cocaine habit and social distancing isn't going to...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3397

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!

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by Tomassjc
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 5573

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

I think the DC-8-62 had the 707-327 beat range wise too. The recall that the BN DC-8-62s were upgraded to a wide cabin look by time that the Ultra Look came around. It was always cool to fly Braniff between SFO and LAX back in the early 80s. It was cheap and on a comfortable DC-8 with a South Americ...

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by Tomassjc
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 70069

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

San Luis Obispo (SBP) says they may see several new routes next year including SBP-PDX, SBP-SAN, along with SBP-DFW. The first two would likely be AS and the last one AA. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article220311835.html Yes, SBP has really been pushing AS for a PDX flight. Hopefully it...

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by Tomassjc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 47
Views: 7498

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

Unfortunately not surprised about PDX-MEX. Someone recently posted that the load factors were poor. SJC-GDL was a bit over-saturated with three carriers on the route. Doesn't AM fly SJC-MEX also, or are they exiting SJC completely? AM SJC-MEX was seasonal. Operated just this past summer for a few m...

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by Tomassjc
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10809

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

"Wouldn’t it be simpler to simply set up a hub at SJC instead of trying to go at it against everyone else in SFO?" There are simply not enough available gates at SJC for AS to go beyond their current schedule, even with operations spilt between terminals A and B. There are 10 to 12 tow mov...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 5127

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

As mentioned, Copa and Avianca pretty much have it covered through PTY and SAL. Lots of frequency and plenty of connection opportunities with both. With the exception of LAN's SFO-LIM, I can't think of any previous nonstop service between SFO and South America. Even long ago, Braniff and Pan Am took...

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by Tomassjc
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 70069

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Besides my wishlist (realistic or not) of SEA-MRY and the return of STS-LAS and SEA-COS. Some additional routes and returning routes/cities would include BTM, SEA-BOI. SEA-BOI was not cut. It's still operating. Yes, Butte was cut close to 10 years ago. He may mean SEA-BOI on AS metal. It has been f...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 70069

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

olddominion727 wrote:
They have the gate space in SJC. So maybe they will move some SFO stuff to the South Bay?


Not much room to park in San Jose lately. Especially overnight. Perhaps when the extension south from Terminal B (Gates 31-34) opens next summer they'll be more wiggle room.

Tomas SJC

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by Tomassjc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 106070

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

WPvsMW wrote:
Mods. A topic title of "Updated: AS employee steals Q400 at SeaTac and crashes" would be far more accurate. No crash at SeaTac. This thread is going to be around a long time.


Actually, it was a QX employee and the thread title should be updated accordingly.

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by Tomassjc
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56600

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Excellent work by the flight crew in getting everyone off the aircraft quickly.

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by Tomassjc
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Coast California Air Service (SBA, SMX, SBP, MRY)
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Central Coast California Air Service (SBA, SMX, SBP, MRY)

I know SBA is wanting ORD and has been exploring possible Canadian service. They met with a lot of airlines at the Jump Start conference. UA has upgauged quite a bit at SBP with the new terminal and the flights not being OO prorate CRJ200s anymore. For AS, MRY is lacking SEA service...and could pot...

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by Tomassjc
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 13473

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Or maybe move it to SJC? :D It would be nice to have a daytime flight on this route. It would have to be a mid day or a redeye, unless something got moved or discontinued to make room for it. There's simply no overnight gate space with 12 to 14 AS RONs and 6 AS gates. They're even parking planes ov...

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by Tomassjc
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 13473

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

Will AS pull the plug on BOS-LAX/SFO? Or maybe move it to SJC? :D It would be nice to have a daytime flight on this route. It would have to be a mid day or a redeye, unless something got moved or discontinued to make room for it. There's simply no overnight gate space with 12 to 14 AS RONs and 6 AS...

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by Tomassjc
Tue May 08, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 9340

Re: Texas International

For this SoCal kid, TI was sort of an exotic creature back at 1970's LAX. With their three big DC-9 non stops to Albuquerque that continued on to such locales as Roswell and Hot Springs. I flew on them just once DEN-SLC (with a full hot lunch) back in June 1975.

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by Tomassjc
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus conducts 330neo testing in Mexico.
Replies: 15
Views: 5612

Re: Airbus conducts 330 testing in Mexico.

[quote="ojjunior"]Nice catch. Would love to see some pics either but sadly the Mexicans apparently aren't that aviation enthusiasts...[/quot

My guess is that you've never tried to find a spot on the pedestrian bridge across from McDonalds on Blvd Aeropuerto at MEX on a busy afternoon!

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by Tomassjc
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??
Replies: 21
Views: 5812

Re: UA Adds FAT - LAX Red-eye??

flyguy84 wrote:
rnav2dlrey wrote:
it's a nice way to RON an aircraft so that it's not taking up space at notoriously congested LAX.

Except this goes into LAX from FAT. This might be trying to sell seats on a plane Skywest is moving out of maintenance each night to the line.

Yes that was my guess!

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by Tomassjc
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flight 7084
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: Air Canada flight 7084

My guess is it's repositioning to TPA to bring the Winnipeg Jets home on Sunday. Don't know what it was doing here in SJC but it came in about 2pm today from LAX and FLL.
Tomas SJC

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by Tomassjc
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 12632

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

This picture from GUA was probably taken in the 70s. It's featuring the Pan Am 747 as well as multiple 707s. http://imageshack.com/a/img922/4610/T2DGn4.png Regards. No longer a link there...can you repost? I'm quite impressed with Pan Am's presence in Central America in the 70s. Thanks. Tom in SJC

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by Tomassjc
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?
Replies: 44
Views: 4816

Re: Eastern @ HVN

By the way.....looks like they were gone by September, 1972 I've got a September 1973 schedule that shows 2 departures a day. One to DCA and one to BWI. Both continue south, one to ATL and the other to MIA. No equipment type mentioned. The February 1968 schedule shows 2 Electra Prop Jets that go &q...

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by Tomassjc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?

I believe that hanger was either incorporated into the United maintenance base, or torn down when the base was expanded in the 70s. The small double arched roof hanger across from it still exists today as part of the UA base. A few of those Shell Oil storage tanks still stand just behind what is now...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 utilization with full fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 3326

Re: United 744 utilization with full fleet

I did LAX-DEN on a UA 744 a few times in between '97 and '99. Always thought it was odd.

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by Tomassjc
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4635

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

It would also seem as big and busy SJC is getting, AC would give YYZ another crack, or UA into IAD, or Maybe AS would expand into another tech city and re-open SJC-RDU? When did Alaska fly SJC-RDU? Perhaps he meant SJC re-opening the route, as Midway once flew SJC-RDU? Who ever comes in next, inter...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus announces LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 4941

Re: Viva Aerobus announces LAX

How many Guadalajara flights do you need from LAX since Delta, Volaris, Aeromexico, and Interjet already fly to it. Then, you have ONT doing the same with Volaris and Aeromexico. How about open up other destinations. Don't forget Alaska flies LAX-GDL too. There's plenty of demand from all of Califo...

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by Tomassjc
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus announces LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 4941

Re: Viva Aerobus announces LAX

How many Guadalajara flights do you need from LAX since Delta, Volaris, Aeromexico, and Interjet already fly to it. Then, you have ONT doing the same with Volaris and Aeromexico. How about open up other destinations. Don't forget Alaska flies LAX-GDL too. There's plenty of demand from all of Califo...

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by Tomassjc
Thu May 18, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 17142

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

Pardon me for this off-topic detour: any AS insiders have any news about when AAG might be announcing the 3 new MEX-routes? I believe other cx (e.g. B6?) have announced details of their new Mexico City routes so I assume the required government approvals have been issued. Now back to the Paine Fiel...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 7052

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

PlanesNTrains wrote:
If Menzies is aweful, and McGee is hiring the vast majority of those folks, how will things materially improve?


It will be a union shop with a bit better pay, health and limited flight benefits. Hopefully with that, there will be less turnover and increased productivity.

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by Tomassjc
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos of AS/VX merger livery
Replies: 34
Views: 7323

Re: Special 737-900 painted too show "more love" in AS/VX merger

Yes, a third re branding in a year doesn't make much sense. However beautiful the special livery is, I think it would be hard to maintain. Sorry I'm slightly lost, what have been the two rebrandings already this year? V/F I can't speak for the poster, but I would guess the new AS livery unveiled so...

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by Tomassjc
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos of AS/VX merger livery
Replies: 34
Views: 7323

Re: Special 737-900 painted too show "more love" in AS/VX merger

Yes. Agreed. It would be fantastic if this was a new fleet-wide livery moving forward. AS is well into their rebranding. Changing it at this point doesn't make a lot of sense. And their rebranding has been well-received, so no need to change it. Honestly, I doubt it's even under consideration beyon...

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by Tomassjc
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? KLM DC-7C over California (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2971

Re: Where? KLM DC-7C over California (?)

Could have been anywhere outside of LA back then. My wild guess is north, perhaps around Santa Maria?

Tomas SJC

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by Tomassjc
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 95367

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

In not such good news, it appears that Volaris is axing their SAN- MEX route sometime (exactly when?) and I’m not sure if they’ve already dropped GDL . If so, that of course would mean SAN loses another cx (besides Seaport…) Neither has been even close to a major player here but, IMO, it’s always un...

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by Tomassjc
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic tag-ons, multi-stops and round robins. Many local pax back in the day?
Replies: 28
Views: 4572

Re: Historic tag-ons, multi-stops and round robins. Many local pax back in the day?

My first wide body trips were on a LAX-SAN-LAX tag on. AA and NA DC10s and DL L1011s. I took a 4 stop National 727 between MIA and LAX while the rest of the family was on the nonstop Stretch 8. In 1975, joint fares allowed for a LAX-IPL-YUM-PHX on a Hughes Airwest F27 connecting to Frontier 737 PHX-...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Finally Coming To SJC
Replies: 40
Views: 8222

RE: Air China Finally Coming To SJC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ericm2031" class="quote" target="_blank">ericm2031</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i> Impressive list considering there wer...

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by Tomassjc
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Philippine Airlines Doing At JFK?
Replies: 31
Views: 9792

RE: How Is Philippine Airlines Doing At JFK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B7474" class="quote" target="_blank">B7474</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I was dropping off my cousins the other n...

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by Tomassjc
Sat May 21, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CP Air Livery - Question
Replies: 58
Views: 11502

RE: CP Air Livery - Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rikkus67" class="quote" target="_blank">rikkus67</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Quoting Polot (Reply 3): the triangle in ...

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by Tomassjc
Thu May 19, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SMF-SAN/SJC-BUR
Replies: 76
Views: 8828

RE: AS Adds SMF-SAN/SJC-BUR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirFiero" class="quote" target="_blank">AirFiero</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i> I've been wondering if all this new gro...

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by Tomassjc
Tue May 17, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Merger Story With OZ Crash Photo
Replies: 10
Views: 8140

RE: AS/VX Merger Story With OZ Crash Photo

I love the relevant comment after the article:

"Wow! What an excellent photo. Keep up the stellar work."

Sarcasm at it's best....

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by Tomassjc
Mon May 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM New Colours Planes - An Ongoing Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5250

RE: Latam New Livery Painted Aircraft

That's more A319s painted than I thought. I also had no idea that there was a LAN (LATAM) Ecuador!

Thanks for the post...it will be interesting to keep any eye on the progress of the fleet.

Tomas SJC

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by Tomassjc
Thu May 12, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexican Senate Approves US Air Service Agreement
Replies: 34
Views: 6408

RE: Mexican Senate Approves US Air Service Agreement

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/laca773" class="quote" target="_blank">laca773</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i> I hope we see additional service from <ac...

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by Tomassjc
Sat May 07, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today
Replies: 33
Views: 12794

RE: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ytraveller" class="quote" target="_blank">Ytraveller</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i> This video? <a href="http://www.nbc...

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by Tomassjc
Tue May 03, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Muse Air 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

RE: Flying Muse Air 1985

I flew them several times when they were TranStar as a Non Rev commuting between <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> in late '86 and early '87. Most of the t...

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by Tomassjc
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Launches New Livery
Replies: 39
Views: 9737

RE: Latam Launches New Livery

Reminds me of the American Medical Association symbol.... Doctor anyone? <table border="0" width="56" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=114803&filename=1461871875C8pUeN.jpg" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/114803/thumbs/146187187...

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by Tomassjc
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC To Get 3x Week PVG Flight On CA
Replies: 12
Views: 3810

RE: SJC To Get 3x Week PVG Flight On CA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nethkt" class="quote" target="_blank">nethkt</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> But <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>...

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