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by alggag
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 17811

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

kjeld0d wrote:
Gotta love the "big announcement tomorrow" cliche.


Especially since it so often turns out to be nothing really worth getting excited about.

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by alggag
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

Because Norwegian taxes are so high on alcohol and cigarettes, the duty free stores do well. I heard that in the 80s Dan Air’s flights to Norway use to make more money on duty free sales than on the ticket sales. (Not sure if it’s true but any one who’s watched Norwegians in a duty free store will ...

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by alggag
Fri May 31, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4248

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

Ticket jackets always seemed pretty pointless to me to be totally honest. Similar to printed time tables I can see how people like them for nostalgic reasons but in practical terms they just feel outdated.

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by alggag
Sat May 18, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4946

Re: WN and DFW

They sure did. I flew LBB-DAL-IAH round trip back in July of 2004. They had one gate in Terminal A. The only city served from IAH was DAL. If I'm not mistaken, WN used to serve IAH I flew WN a couple of times, IAH to DAL, a couple of times in 2003. I wonder if WN will ever come back to IAH with a s...

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by alggag
Fri May 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4946

Re: WN and DFW

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance

Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.
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Yes. Here's an article on it regarding diversions: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... t-alliance

Similarly, WN occasionally shows up at IAH for diversions or charters.

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by alggag
Thu May 16, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 3911

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

Is it just me or did not seem to be at all concerned about the plane that’s about to land on top of them? It almost seemed like they were expecting it.

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by alggag
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7580

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

This is Southwest's February 2001 route map. Would it be safe to say that the -200s flew through all of these cities at least once (with the exception of SNA) before they were recalled to the Texas Triangle? https://i.imgur.com/Y082KgM.jpg That route map had me thinking... What cities to WN service...

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by alggag
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353676

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

“Voting should begin by the end of today.” Said United in a Twitter message after I asked them. As some of you said, seeing this will give us a better idea of the livery. They posted the samples on social media and the tails appear to have been intentionally left blank. https://hub.united.com/her-a...

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by alggag
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 142
Views: 40675

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Surely there would be bits of something left out on the runway that should give a clue.

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by alggag
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest commercial with a B6 aircraft in the background
Replies: 21
Views: 4218

Re: Southwest commercial with a B6 aircraft in the background

TWA772LR wrote:
1836Sam wrote:
That must mean they’re about to merge.

The last other airline they had in a commercial, they acquired said airline.
*removes tin hat*


I was going to say, sarcasm aside they did have that ad with FL shortly before buying them out. :stirthepot:

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by alggag
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154017

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

I flew on them two times and enjoyed my flights on them. Ironically I arrived into Dublin on what would turn out to be their final day of operation and the last flight from KEF flew right over my head just as I was getting into my hire car. Next morning I turned on the radio and heard them talking a...

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by alggag
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings????

Total speculation on my part but yesterday one of the chemical plants in east Houston caught fire and there has been a massive cloud of thick black smoke over Houston ever since. I don't know if it's related but it's possible that they're using a different flow than they normally would to avoid the ...

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by alggag
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710278

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So, what do medium to large 738MAX operators do (Southwest, Air Canada, and American) to shore up capacity? Bring old 733s, MD80s and 757s out of storage? Southwest doesn't have any more 733's in storage to fly. They've all been moved and offspec. A grounding of 34 jets will be tough on the operati...

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by alggag
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 5238

Re: Can Long Island Airport (ISP) be NYC Stansted Airport?

Didn't WN try to build ISP into their New York gateway back in the late 90s/2000s? Even as a WN fan I could not justify flying them into ISP when there were cheap fares to EWR/LGA/JFK even back in those days.

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by alggag
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713604

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined ....jump the gun much? Tbh in this case knowing what we know about this incident right now I don’t think he is jumping the gun. RIP to those involved. Frankly I'm thinking along the same lines (that he is not jumping the gun). I su...

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by alggag
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2679

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

Connected through LAX a few weeks ago onward to SYD and I would definitely go with DFW if I were to do it all over again. Like the others said, less stress and less hectic going through DFW.

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by alggag
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381228

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Bout twice as far as Sully did. Idk the glide ratio on a 76 but it’s probably at least 8-1. That would be 9 miles of glide. (Statute miles, I know some of you will argue my math) Edit: Google says 12:1 per Gimli. So 13.6 miles of glide. May not get you to the airport but it’ll help find somewhere f...

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by alggag
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381228

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Probably stuck in the mud. If you're suggesting fuel starvation, running out of fuel does not cause airliners to drop out of the sky like a stone. Pilots are in fact trained on how to glide their aircraft, and every aircraft is designed to glide. The 767 has had fuel starvation incidents in the pas...

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by alggag
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4874

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

Also, asking for Houstonians--are most loyal to United or Southwest? Houstonian here and my preference is WN, then everybody else, then UA. Most people I know just default to UA though and love to complain about hub captive pricing and what not apparently not realizing that other airlines fly here ...

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by alggag
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 13938

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

Boof02671 wrote:
It’s only behind the WSJ paywall


Do a Google search for the headline. If you access the article from the Google result page you can get the full WSJ articles.

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by alggag
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help needed regarding Japan Rail Pass
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Help needed regarding Japan Rail Pass

If you plan on staying in Tokyo then go with a Suica card. Despite its high price the rail pass *is* worth it if you plan on doing Tokyo-Kyoto/Osaka round trip during your visit which is a common itinerary for people visiting Japan.

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by alggag
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47529

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

usflyguy wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
Are any of the other stations in Hawaii staffed yet or have signage on equipment yet?


OGG is for sure, I’m not sure about the others.


HNL has everything ready but it’s under covers.

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by alggag
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47529

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

When WN announced their intention to do inter island I took it as meaning triangle type routings and not necessarily them trying to match HA's hourly frequencies. I don't see how doing triangle flights between islands would be any worse than the short flights they already do (or have done in the pas...

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by alggag
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47529

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Does anybody know if they plan to fly ONT-HNL too? WN does fly to ONT. They fly HNL from OAK instead of SFO, why not ONT instead of LAX? OAK is their main station in the Bay Area even though they serve SFO/OAK/SJC. In LA area LAX is their biggest station so LAX makes more sense there. Also, regardi...

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by alggag
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47529

Re: WN and Hawaii.

As luck would have it I happened to hop over from LIH to HNL today to see Pearl Harbor while visiting Hawaii. I hope to catch a glimpse of WN when they get here.

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by alggag
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9435

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

Add me to the list of people that hate preclearance. Long, painfully slow moving lines and multiple security screenings. I don't see how people claim that it's convenient when you show up 3.5 hours before your flight and still have to rush onto the plane.

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by alggag
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4671

Re: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019

Congrats to CRP for the add even if it’s minor.

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by alggag
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA just announced free DIRECTV
Replies: 49
Views: 6789

Re: UA just announced free DIRECTV

While I am mostly fine with airlines replacing PTV with PDE, it would be nice if UA at least had live streaming TV (and if it actually worked, unlike WN). There are dozens of movies and TV shows on UA’s PDE. I prefer it to the live tv on WN WN has free movies on their streaming entertainment in add...

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by alggag
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to BZE??? (Belize City)
Replies: 27
Views: 3478

Re: AS to BZE??? (Belize City)

Q wrote:
What's wrong with in Cancun or not make it to Cozumel closer? That's pressure on pilots worry about fuel too low too far to Belize! Crazy!

What's going on in Cancun?

Q


If the FlightAware track is accurate then it looks like they at least considered CZM before heading to BZE.

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by alggag
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to BZE??? (Belize City)
Replies: 27
Views: 3478

Re: AS to BZE??? (Belize City)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KSEA/MZBZ

I assume this is some sort of rescue flight to pick up stranded passengers.
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Last night's AS252 SEA-CUN diverted into BZE. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KSEA/MZBZ

I assume this is some sort of rescue flight to pick up stranded passengers.

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by alggag
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA IAH - PTY - IAH route performance
Replies: 20
Views: 3554

Re: CA IAH - PTY - IAH route performance

RWA380 wrote:
Do they enjoy fifth freedom rights on the route? If I had a reason to visit Panama, I’d go out of my way to fly the route.


Yes, the can carry local traffic on IAH-PTY.

I looked into it when I visited PTY a few months ago but decided to stick with UA.

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by alggag
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23375

Re: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City

I seem to recall FL had some success in MEX, and WN couldn't keep it going. It's a shame. AirTran’s entry into MEX occurred after WN acquired them. It was WN’s route planning that decided that service, but FL metal was used due to WN not having international capabilities at the time. Hence why AirT...

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by alggag
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23375

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

Disappointing but I can't say I'm surprised. I flew HOU-MEX-HOU quite a few times and the flights were never more than 50% full and the ticket was always dirt cheap.

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by alggag
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 off taxiway in CVG...heavy snow
Replies: 29
Views: 10324

Re: Delta 737 off taxiway in cvg...heavy snow

wetpantsmcgee wrote:
BTW, when are people going to stop using the term 'tarmac'?


In my opinion anything is an improvement over calling ever corner of the airport “the runway”.

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by alggag
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6331

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

This has been going on for literally years with no signs of improvement. I've personally been blocked from Europe and Asia and while Southwest claims to be working on a fix I wouldn't hold my breath. Using a VPN is basically your only option if you're being blocked. I like Southwest but this is abso...

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by alggag
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20794

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

I wonder what accommodations are going to be like? Since it's a sparsely-populated area, probably some gym with lots of cots? Also wonder what everyone is doing for entertainment while waiting! Interesting place for a divert, that's for sure! Looking at the island on Google Maps there are barely ev...

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by alggag
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA3000 lives on, at least in the eyes of National Car Rental
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: USA3000 lives on, at least in the eyes of National Car Rental

I always thought that USA3000 was such a cheesy and unoriginal name for an airline. Is that honestly the best name they could come up with? Don't forget the similarly named Canada 3000. Were the two related in somehow? I guess they were trying to future proof themselves by going with USA/Canada 300...

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by alggag
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23375

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

I'm suprised they didn't try MEX-MDW or even MEX-SMF both those markets have a huge drawl just on the US side for VFR travel. I see a complete withdrawal from MEX next year. Flyguy I'm also surprised that they never at least tried MDW-MEX. I agree that if they can't make HOU-MEX work then that pret...

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by alggag
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23375

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

georgiabill wrote:
Are these WN'S slots for their HOU-MEX-HOU route? If so could they have applied to move them to say MCO-MEX-MCO), FLL-MEX-FLL or SAN-MEX-SAN routes?


Looks like it. Down to 2x per day now in the spring. :(

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by alggag
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7696

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

The geoblocking on southwest.com is a known issue and has an ongoing thread over on FT. I have experienced it myself and the blocking seems totally arbitrary. For example, I've had it work fine in one city in Europe while it's blocked in the next where I'm connected to another network. Southwest cla...

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by alggag
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Re: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?

Mercure and VFW-614.

Also, I think Concorde has to be in the running here also.

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by alggag
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 7921

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

I'm nearby in Houston and yesterday/last night we had very heavy rain. I believe one news site even described it as the heaviest rainfall since Harvey drowned the city last year. Fortunately it was over in a few hours but not landing in that mess sounds very sensible to me.

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by alggag
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival
Replies: 33
Views: 3513

Re: Announcing Connecting Flight on Arrival

I personally find it annoying and really only worthwhile if a significant portion of the passengers on that plane are connecting on to the same short connection outbound flight.

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by alggag
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Gates in LGA Redevelopment to Open This Weekend 12/18
Replies: 26
Views: 8321

Re: First Gates in LGA Redevelopment to Open This Weekend 12/18

I'm impressed that this actually seems to be moving forward more or less on schedule - at least that's the impression I get. Also as a WN flyer it will be nice to not have to use the bus station like terminal whenever I go back to LGA.

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by alggag
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA2550 BFI - SFO 1/12/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: UA2550 BFI - SFO 1/12/2018

Looks like they came from SFO. If I had to guess they probably have something to do with the San Francisco vs. Seattle football game on Sunday.

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by alggag
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13962

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

....just as a matter of interest from an ignorant uninformed European, where does WN do its maintenance ? How many mx centres does WN have ? Out of its 700+ fleet, anyone know how many are required for service each day, approx. how many 'maintenance/spare' % ? I know of DAL, ATL, IAH for sure. They...

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by alggag
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20160

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

Jet-lagged wrote:
When was the last time a ‘new’ airport for regularly scheduled commercial jet service opened in the US, was that Denver?

There have been new concourses and terminals since then, but opening PAE is more than that.


ECP and BKG are both fairly new airports.

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by alggag
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Bozeman?
Replies: 27
Views: 3963

Re: Southwest To Bozeman?

ECP set somewhat of a precedent that WN can indeed make highly seasonal, predominantly leisure markets work - especially if incentives are involved. Then again, BKG and EYW failed... I do believe "boutique" leisure markets like ANC, BTV, BZN, EGE, JAC, PSP, SAV, SBA and STS are the future...

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by alggag
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20160

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

Please don't jump on me for asking but what drew WN to PAE vs. BLI in the first place? I'm just thinking that BLI would have been a better bet as an alternative to Vancouver vs opening a second station to weakly compete in the Seattle metro.

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by alggag
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?
Replies: 21
Views: 4009

Re: Is Cuba a big fail for airlines?

I never did get the hype around Cuba. I enjoy traveling throughout Spanish speaking America but never felt any particular rush to visit Cuba over the other countries.

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