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by GSPFlyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7149

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

Is this the longest scheduled 757 flight? According to wiki, the longest was RDU-CDG on Delta at 3522 nm. If we're counting routes that are no longer in service, Delta operated ATL-BSB with a 757, which is 3,623 nm Great Circle distance. Not sure when it ended, but here's an article from when the r...

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by GSPFlyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GSP to Germany?
Replies: 21
Views: 2922

Re: GSP to Germany?

It would be cool to see! Since BA announced LHR-CHS, anything is possible, I suppose. I feel like as far as international service goes, AC on GSP-YYZ or maybe YUL is more likely to happen first. A flight to MUC or FRA would require something to be done about the customs facilities. IIRC, they are lo...

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by GSPFlyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10103

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

I assume they would stay on board the original plane until a second plane comes to "rescue" them.

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by GSPFlyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax law judgement time
Replies: 50
Views: 6414

Re: Tax law judgement time

My effective tax rate dropped from 10.13% to 7.79% (federal only) or 14.18% to 11.42% (federal+state), despite making ~$1,500 more.

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by GSPFlyer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lifejackets on commercial planes
Replies: 38
Views: 4942

Re: Lifejackets on commercial planes

Ethiopian 961 comes to mind. Though ironically, some pax didn't survive because they inflated their life jackets before exiting the plane and got stuck inside.

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by GSPFlyer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 136
Views: 20183

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

See your point, but the 787 is a vastly different machine to the 747. And that doesn’t seem to stop airlines using the 787 as a replacement (Qantas, BA etc) Qantas is about the only airline who publicly said they're replacing 747 with 787. BA IIRC said so for A35K but I believe not for 789. Michael...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2056

Re: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Did AA fly long haul (...) to SJC?


Yes, to/from NRT, with DC-10-30s and later MD-11s.


Did they still operate the MD-11 in 2006?

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 18677

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

I've only been on 3 so far, all 3 -400's, all 3 on Qantas.

July 2008 LAX-SYD

July 2008 SYD-LAX

June 2010 SYD-LAX (Wunala Dreaming)

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by GSPFlyer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 17060

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Looks like Clemson brought the whole Upstate to the National Championship game. Lots of traffic into GSP from the Bay Area today: Delta 8914 (757-200) & 8902 (767-300), which I am pretty sure are the team charters. Delta 8814 (737-900ER) SJC-GSP Southwest 7217 & 8218 (737-700) OAK-GSP Allegi...

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by GSPFlyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 3831

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

For DL

Longest: ATL-JNB (7,333 nm)

Shortest: APN-PLN (60 nm)

Shortest (excluding regional carriers): DTW-CLE (83 nm)

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

Re: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?

Would SYD-SCL and SYD-JNB be ETOPS-restricted for the 789?

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 36615

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

It's crazy but South Carolina, and Charleston in particular, is a hot bed for European manufacturing operations - BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Michellen. True, but BMW and Michelin are in the Upstate, near GSP. Much closer to the nonstop flights at CLT than CHS. There is also a Michelin manufact...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12339

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Interestingly this week marks the opening of the World Equestrian Games for 2018, located in Tryon, NC. Most horses have already arrived via intl. charters. But some may still be enroute (particularly domestic animals). Any major rain fall will surely impact the games. And sadly this atmospheric se...

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by GSPFlyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manufacture test flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2788

Re: Manufacture test flights?

BravoOne wrote:
Northwest1988 wrote:
Every once and a while at GSP we see 787 test flights from out of CHS.


There may be a paint facility there, not sure?


Nope, no paint facility at GSP. Any 787 at GSP is usually doing touch and goes on the runway.

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by GSPFlyer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36934

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

LGAviation wrote:
CLT-MUC is interesting, let's see whether they talked to BMW because otherwise both DFW and CLT might be overkill.


Don't forget Siemens, they have a large presence in Charlotte.

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by GSPFlyer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 17221

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Culturally difference aside, I just don't see how this product can be appealing. A 'bed' about 140 cm long and 67 cm wide with 2 adults (with or without a child) means almost no adults can sleep comfortably in any way. You have to curl all the way up and you can hardly move. People walking down the...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Carolina aviation thread 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3080

Re: South Carolina aviation thread 2018

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
what is the biggest unserved market for SC? I'm guessing LAX or YYZ


GSP was in talks with AC back in 2016 about starting GSP-YYZ.

http://www.wyff4.com/article/gsp-in-talks-to-bring-air-canada-to-upstate/7021718

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by GSPFlyer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11086

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

DL could afford to expand some at AUS, but I don't think it will be a full hub for them. Something larger than they have at RDU, but smaller than SLC.

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by GSPFlyer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11980

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

Just got back to live tracking and doing about the same speed as all other aircraft on a similar fly path.. ;) Indeed, and EI137 did not overtake it. I did not know FR24 was extrapolating (yes, I feel foolish), thanks for the brilliant demonstration. ;) A320s along with 737s, 757s and 767s are pret...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 9647

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

Could it possibly be a viable stopover point between Europe and Australia/NZ?

The Great Circle distance of LHR-HNL-AKL is 300 miles shorter than LHR-LAX-AKL. Although I'm sure the stopover point being LAX helps the passenger numbers for NZ on that route.

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 26576

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Can't say it's surprising news, since almost everyone has a wifi enabled device these days. The need for faster wifi may decrease as Netflix adds more titles to be viewable offline. The only thing I will miss about IFE is the ability to view airspeed, a map of your location, your altitude, etc. for ...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 18564

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

Delta Learned and now has a dedicated charter fleet of A319/20 now going to B757 for Charters. Using a line aircraft with short ground time for a revenue flight after the charter, requires a lot of logistics to get the airplane clean and stocked. Most Charters have NON Standard Catering and Beverag...

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by GSPFlyer
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 18564

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

Why do they need a plane the size of a 767 to fly what...2 hours? Because NFL teams have a 53 man roster, plus coaches, trainers, medical staff, equipment staff, team personnel and management. And, many of these people are not normal-human sized. Don't forget that in addition to the 53 man active r...

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by GSPFlyer
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner
Replies: 48
Views: 3976

Re: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner

Airbus: A319 DTW-CLT on DL (2015) A320: ORD-ATL on UA (2006-First Airbus) A321: CLT-MCO on US (2015) A380: LAX-SYD on QF (2010) Boeing: 717: ATL-FNT on FL (2001-First ever flight/First Boeing) 737-200: GSP-ATL on DL (2003) 737-300: GSP-MDW on WN (2011) 737-400: BNE-TSV on QF (2008) 737-700: PHL-BNA ...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?
Replies: 72
Views: 19940

Re: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?

PZ707 wrote:
What is the callsign from now until Presidential Inauguration in January?


Pretty sure it's just the plane's standard callsign until he is inaugurated.

If he were to fly on the 757 during his presidency (doubtful, but possible), it would use the callsign "Executive One."

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by GSPFlyer
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highest hours/cycles ratio?
Replies: 11
Views: 3780

Re: Highest hours/cycles ratio?

Emirates 777-200LR should be up there.

While they aren't operated any more, I bet Singapore's A345's were high, since they were only operated on SIN-LAX and SIN-EWR. Both routes were well over 17 hours, with the return flights being over 18.

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by GSPFlyer
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates possible future U.S. destinations?
Replies: 69
Views: 11545

Re: Emirates possible future U.S. destinations?

Ytraveller wrote:
NGO (only nonstop between NGO and the US IIRC)


From the mainland U.S., yes. DL and JA do both fly NGO-HNL.

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Fly A380 Dot Com
Replies: 18
Views: 3776

Re: I Fly A380 Dot Com

[quote="flyingclrs727"][/quote] That's exactly it. With all other things equal (style of the interior, cabin service), there's no difference between an A380 and any other aircraft from a passenger's perspective. I've flown on a Delta 737-900 that was just as comfortable as the Qantas A380 ...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Killer Airplane Designs
Replies: 32
Views: 5826

Re: Killer Airplane Designs

The 777 killed the A340.

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intrastate mainline routes
Replies: 28
Views: 3286

Re: Intrastate mainline routes

I'm sure you just meant for the topic to be about American states, but BNE-TSV/CNS/ISA on QF do technically fit your criteria. :D

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 16445

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

There are no flights between DXB and AUH. They are around 1h30 to drive - not even 90 miles apart from city center to city center. Google Maps shows 98.8 Miles, which is longer than the 91.6 miles between GSP-CLT (served 8X daily by AA regional carriers on most weekdays) . Although I'm sure no one ...

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by GSPFlyer
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA - building out Asian/OZ network
Replies: 35
Views: 9444

Re: DL and AA - building out Asian/OZ network

I didn't realize VA pulled out of LAX-MEL. If DL/VA wanted to get back on the route, a DL 77L would be a good choice of equipment for the route if the VA 77W was too big.

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by GSPFlyer
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines axed EU routes/other axed routes
Replies: 38
Views: 7152

Re: Continental Airlines axed EU routes/other axed routes

Yes, CO went IAH-SEA-ANC. I believe to link two oil related destinations. Of course this was the case. At one time I think it was just Alaska with their many flights and CO with their single flight. As recently as 2004, CO flew both IAH-SEA-ANC on a 757 and EWR-SEA-ANC on a 738. In November 04', I ...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 10088

Re: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights

Shortest: ATL-ORD (606 mi) on UA Longest: LAX-ATL (1,946 mi) on DL. This flight was on N610DL, while it was painted in the Breast Cancer Awareness pink livery. Longest? IAH-SEA-ANC on CO. Each individual segment was shorter than LAX-ATL, but overall, it was 3,322 mi. It was the same aircraft and fli...

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by GSPFlyer
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Perfect fleet for an overseas airline?
Replies: 34
Views: 3984

Re: Your Perfect fleet for an overseas airline?

~200 737-800 and -900ER for flights to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and some of South America. ~30 757-200 for small TATL markets and Hawaii. ~60 787-9 for Europe, South America, smaller Asia markets and lower/medium demand ULH routes. ~10 777-200LR for larger ULH routes ~40 777-30...

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by GSPFlyer
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Future A340 Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 9091

Re: US Airline Future A340 Orders

I checked out some of the posts on here from 1998. Man, A-Net really liked the A340 back then. I was just reading one where everyone thought Boeing should build a 777-sized aircraft with 4 engines to compete with the A340 (in addition to the already-in-profuction 777). :lol:

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by GSPFlyer
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 On BNE-LAX Today
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

QF A380 On BNE-LAX Today

I was checking out FlightRadar24 this afternoon, and I noticed a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> A380 en-route to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensla...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pets In Cars Debate
Replies: 76
Views: 2962

RE: Pets In Cars Debate

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aesma" class="quote" target="_blank">Aesma</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>How do you leave the A/C on but the car closed...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop Flights From MIA To CPT On The Table
Replies: 35
Views: 9921

RE: Nonstop Flights From MIA To CPT On The Table

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flylondon" class="quote" target="_blank">flylondon</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Miami - International ...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 26698

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaxxFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">MaxxFlyer</a> (<a href="#100" class="quote">Reply 100</a>):<br/><i> I have observed a number of comment...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop Flights From MIA To CPT On The Table
Replies: 35
Views: 9921

RE: Nonstop Flights From MIA To CPT On The Table

It might be a smart move for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> to do a <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Afr...

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by GSPFlyer
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Will You Do If Trump Wins The Presidency?
Replies: 207
Views: 5669

RE: What Will You Do If Trump Wins The Presidency?

Not really much of anything. Regardless of who is president, you still have all of the career politicians in congress who are going to continue block/allow whatever agenda that they want to. The president only has so much power, and most of Congress hates Trump anyways.<br><br>[Edited 2016-06-04 14:...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 755 En Route To ATL
Replies: 76
Views: 16812

RE: QR 755 En Route To ATL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/at777" class="quote" target="_blank">at777</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>If it does change to an A380, is <acronym titl...

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by GSPFlyer
Mon May 30, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition
Replies: 125
Views: 17933

RE: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/<acronym title="Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP / KGSP), USA - South Carolina">GSP</acronym>+psgr" class="quote" target="_blan...

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by GSPFlyer
Thu May 19, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airport A380 Service
Replies: 26
Views: 8696

RE: US Airport A380 Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/xaapb" class="quote" target="_blank">xaapb</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>I thought <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acro...

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by GSPFlyer
Wed May 18, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airport A380 Service
Replies: 26
Views: 8696

RE: US Airport A380 Service

1. Los Angeles, 12 Flights total <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> X2 (1X <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, 1X <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acron...

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by GSPFlyer
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Short-length Flying At Major US Carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6120

RE: Mainline Short-length Flying At Major US Carriers?

ATL-GSP is 153 mi. Currently flown by DL, soon to be flown by WN.

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by GSPFlyer
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Were DTW/MSP/MEM At Their Peak?
Replies: 50
Views: 12861

RE: How Big Were DTW/MSP/MEM At Their Peak?

I don't have total available seat miles, but in the last 20 years, <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> had the most Total passengers in 2005 with 36,383,514. It stayed around 35 to 36 million from 2004-08, before dropping to around 31,500,0...

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Most Gates At One Airport
Replies: 61
Views: 18443

RE: What Airline Has The Most Gates At One Airport

AA & US at CLT: 85/97 = 87%

Could this be the highest percentage of gates owned by one airline at a "primary" airport for a large city?

[Edited 2015-08-14 10:16:19]

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by GSPFlyer
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 737 MAX Fuselage Completed
Replies: 70
Views: 32687

RE: First Boeing 737 MAX Fuselage Completed

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/liftsifter" class="quote" target="_blank">liftsifter</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> Did they at least raise the window ...

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