Naming the building (terminal) is one thing, but the airport name should identify it's location. Having worked early on for "OC "Air California/AirCal, SNA will always be Orange County Airport to me, and I still called it only that after they put the John Wayne name on it. On one of my fur...Jump to post
I can't speak for jetBlue but at least at other airlines, seniority, station and system protection for ground staff does exist without being unionized. But in a cull like this, the cascade effect of bumping juniors in to other stations is going to be a mess and bottom out quickly with such a high pe...Jump to post
D9S was published in the OAG as the equipment type for the DC-9-30 series, across all carriers. D94 for the Series 40, D95 for the series 50 and eventually D98 for the Super 80, before that was changed to M80 (MD80). OAG showed 73S for the 737-200. 73M for the -200 combi. D8S for the stretch DC8... ...Jump to post
I had one of those "sure things" once, the later of the two AA LGW-DFW departures; 60+ open seats the day before. Got to the airport and it turned out NW had blown an engine on departure the day before, and those folks slopped over to next available. Another time, again the second flight,...Jump to post
I had one of those "sure things" once, the later of the two AA LGW-DFW departures; 60+ open seats the day before. Got to the airport and it turned out NW had blown an engine on departure the day before, and those folks slopped over to next available. Another time, again the second flight, ...Jump to post
AA was also trying to connect with independent French carriers at ORY; something AF moved against. As to the 77W on RDU-LHR, could it just be a place-holder in the schedules while final adjustments for retired fleets are settled? See if it's still there Sunday morning after weekly Schedule Change ru...Jump to post
Why is hand sanitizer a hazard and booze isn't? (OK, 55-60% vs 40% but still...) I bought a bottle of 80% alcohol sanitizer a couple of weeks ago, made by a SFO-area distillery. That would be considered flammable, being over 75%. I remember from when I was a station trainer for AirCal, and the hazm...Jump to post
DBV is loaded and available for booking and the XLRs won’t be on the property till 2023. From March 28, 2021? Not seeing it available on aa.com AA opens sales 330 days out. I don't know if this still applies, but it was a function of the Sabre booking engine. No bookings with the same day/month ove...Jump to post
Apologies if this is already posted, but I didn't find it. It appears that airline flights will be suspended at PAE/Paine Field, Everett, Washington, for 10 weeks: 22 May through 31 July for maintenance and repairs. Rather than work around the COVID-19 reduced schedules, the operator decided to just...Jump to post
They should trade with American. Delta 777's for American's A330 fleet. Actually a good idea, I remember back in the early 80s, AA swapped their 747s for Pan Am DC10s. But give the likely hood of an AA liquidation I doubt any bank holding the liens on the DL 77L would take that deal. Those DC10s ha...Jump to post
Any chance AA is entertaining the idea of reconfiguring some 321s as two-cabin J/Y, with the lie flat Business seats that are on the 321T for these international flights? Yes, it would be an undesirable third subfleet for the 321, but might make sense.Jump to post
It is French for coral, which is in their logo.Jump to post
Other than that, I'm not aware of it on a fleetwide basis, but it's certainly happened with individual frames - VS unretired an A346 a couple years ago to cover 787 issues, and it stayed until the end. AA also brought a 767 back from the dead for a year or so to cover for the loss of the 767 at ORD...Jump to post
The DC-10s were pretty common in domestic use. One sample market I am familiar with was SMF-DEN. The first morning flight upgauged from the short DC-8s to the stretch -8, and then to the DC-10, which was on the run for several years through the late 70's and early 80's. Then it reduced to the 762, w...Jump to post
[ That's nice projection, but other questions such as how many people and how quickly will they be able to pay for such trips once it's possible to enter other countries again? I'm sure that in order to sell more seats, airlines won't price their tickets as high as they usually do during Christmas....Jump to post
Ionosphere wrote:Didn't DL briefly fly GRU-MCO?
I imagine that a number of the (northern) summer and later bookings could have been made before the outbreak, and folks just haven't cancelled yet. And others, as suggested above, could be more speculative bookings with the freedom to cancel without penalty. See how it goes. Bookings could go up or ...Jump to post
A big difference centers on the countries where one goes through Passport Control to leave the country. Arrivals and departures can then be mixed, with arriving passengers staying in bond, changing gates and shopping between flights. Departing passengers mix in the same shops and go to the gates. To...Jump to post
And, as someone pointed out, ROW doesn't have TUL's hail storm and tornado risk. Because ROW has never seen hail? https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/storm-brings-hail-funnel-clouds-flooding-across-new-mexico/5374991/ OK. Well if ROW gets golf ball to soft ball sized hail too, then I stand correct...Jump to post
Sometimes a certified MGTOW is an artificial limit, controlled not by the actual capability of the aircraft but by paperwork to fit into a certain classification. For example, back in my day, there was a cut-off point with commuter aircraft classification at 12,500 lbs gross. One of the airlines I ...Jump to post
Sometimes a certified MGTOW is an artificial limit, controlled not by the actual capability of the aircraft but by paperwork to fit into a certain classification. For example, back in my day, there was a cut-off point with commuter aircraft classification at 12,500 lbs gross. One of the airlines I w...Jump to post
Oh yeah, length of the runway is a big factor too. A short runway can add a significant MTOW reduction and weight restriction, which means reduced capacity and blocking seats. That affects the profitability of a route. And the choice of an aircraft for the route....a 739 runway hog might have the de...Jump to post
Those involved in flight operations will trump whatever I say, but from my background as an airport ops agent, these terms came into play at my level. MTOW/MGTOW (maximum gross takeoff weight) has a fixed limit according to the aircraft certification. That's the allowed grand total of the aircraft, ...Jump to post
What I haven't seen in the OAG report are the announced and apparent cuts that Contour/LF has made in the West (I don't know their Eastern system to recognize what's missing..anybody?). LF is only maintaining the two AEAS/EAS markets: CEC-OAK and PGA-PHX/LAS. I did see a notice of them suspending S...Jump to post
What I haven't seen in the OAG report are the announced and apparent cuts that Contour/LF has made in the West (I don't know their Eastern system to recognize what's missing..anybody?). LF is only maintaining the two AEAS/EAS markets: CEC-OAK and PGA-PHX/LAS. I did see a notice of them suspending SM...Jump to post
Any clue when the 767s will come out of the schedule? The word was they will be retired in May. AA runs schedule changes in the wee hours of Sunday mornings, so that may show up tomorrow, along with more flight reductions due to the virus situation. Because of the international restrictions applyin...Jump to post
Are they the only carrier at any airports that will now be without any service?Jump to post
Laker, Lauda, Braniff, Hughes Airwest and (gag!) Trump Shuttle all spring to mind. Aer Lingus is just a translation of air lines, so what's in a name?
But on topic, does Stobart have a plan to restore it's Flybe flying under it's own name or marketing/franchise partner?
To the above post: Contour does have an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with AA, though I don't see it being used too much out west (not with AA dropping OAK-DFW again (!), which might have been fed by LF CEC-OAK). CEC and PGA are the two western LF cities that don't have AA service from t...Jump to post
STS: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported today that Sun Country will not be returning to STS/Sonoma County this summer, dropping STS-MSP/LAS.
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/ ... its-sonoma
The Sun Country flights are the gambling junkets. I've seen them show up from time to time at MFR and EUG on Flight Aware, as well as SMF (well before they started scheduled SMF-MSP) and other airports they don't normally serve. Not sure why one would want to go to Bullhead City, Laughlin or Elko (v...Jump to post
AA was probably the worst offender for bad fleet decisions. They dumped new MD-90's, 737 Classics, and 717's while keeping around fuel guzzling and three-man 727's. Hardly. AA's structure didn't/doesn't work with a variety of mini sub fleets, and all of these were small numbers from mergers. 731/73...Jump to post
OK. Admittedly I think I remember my former colleagues mentioned the new terminal, but I forgot, and haven't been to SMF since the Big Build started. (I worked in all three of the original terminals over time from 1979-2003. 2003 is when AA returned my office space to the County during cutbacks, so ...Jump to post
Well only for arrivals, really. They could tow back to A for departures. AA stayed in the original Terminal B when the nicer A opened because of the lease cost. (They had recently spent a chunk on swapping terminals with NW, moving in with AirCal and rebuilding the facility, so higher rent was off t...Jump to post
https://i.postimg.cc/Yh51mqcP/T2.jpg Just in case anyone out there hasn't ever seen or dealt with the ridiculous layout of T2E, here's a map. Picture 450+ people waiting around in gates 28/30/32 trying to claim one of the barely 100 seats. I think the original design on T2E was intended for passeng...Jump to post
RWA380, it seemed you and the other regulars were all off last week, as the whole thread was unusually quiet. The MFR-ORD add was in Enilria's report last Sunday, but then dropped in this week's report. When nobody commented by midweek, I went ahead and posted it.
Was this you Ireland trip?
I agree on several of those, at least seasonally, although didn't AM try MEX without a lot of success? How strong are the PDX O/D markets (plus EUG/MFR/etc. feed) for these markets? Or do they really need a trans-Pacific partner growing at PDX to fill up the cabins?Jump to post
Western had a hub at LAX. Right. It may not have been a huge Hub (with a capital H) by today's standards, but it definitely was a substantial on-line connecting point for WA. I worked for them in SMF in the winter of '82/'83 (during my furlough from OC), handling the flights to LAX and SLC (SMF-ONT...Jump to post