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by UPNYGuy
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13099

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

If you want the doubling of average fares that was part of regulation, sure. And how much of 2019's ~900 million U.S. passengers will go away when fares double - so the industry will need to shrink radically, anyway? How does that work for everybody? :) Yes. Think how much better for the environmen...

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by UPNYGuy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces EWR-BOS
Replies: 40
Views: 5295

Re: Spirit announces EWR-BOS

A lot of ambitious route adds by spirit recently. Their strategy of going into heavily competitive routes at airports with very high cpe seems to be a bad combination in the current environment. Quite a contrast to allegiant strategy of flying in low cost airports with minimal competition. The dema...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26176

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

Ok thx for clearing that up. Makes more sense :)

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26176

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

Does anyone have any update on this subject? A220 has been one of the Delta workhorses during the pandemic It does imply a certain reliability. Improvements have been delivered, but not universal. I would like some numbers, but DL has certainly favored the A220. Lightsaber Seeing that all programs ...

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier lays off 2,500 as business jets sales drop
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: Bombardier lays off 2,500 as business jets sales drop

Not bizjet related, but Bombardier BRP arm has suddenly shuttered the Evinrude line of outboard boat motors. They were criticized as (while being high performance and modern) never embracing four stroke design, while almost all modern outboard out there now uses four stroke. Seems like all tentacles...

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by UPNYGuy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]
Replies: 127
Views: 18548

Re: Embraer's has projects for a new turboprop plane [June/2020]

sailsail wrote:
I flew a TBM from DFW to Houston cheaper than AA and no TSA to worry about.


To me, TBM = tunnel boring machine. I had an interesting mental picture to go with this statement, that is for sure. :bouncy:

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by UPNYGuy
Fri May 01, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18973

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

.... Part of the problem with these planes with the newer engines is the quieter they make them the louder everything else is to the ear. With older engines things like hydraulic motors or pumps can’t be heard very well over the droning rumble of the engines (because it is a droning almost like bro...

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by UPNYGuy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 148475

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

it has been said in this forum more times than I can count that Boeing in its hubris contributed to the situation that they are currently in. That isn’t solely to blame (can’t blame them for covid). However, had Boeing not tried to block the CSeries (or had simply bought it/tried to compete), they w...

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 21758

Re: Spirit Airlines in this crisis

https://seekingalpha.com/article/433917 ... to-survive
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Spirit is going to be fine.

I have a financials graph that I can’t upload. No idea why.

It is in here....

https://seekingalpha.com/article/433917 ... to-survive

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by UPNYGuy
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Re: Why is Icelandair leasing a 738 ?

CDGIAD wrote:
Thanks.
The lease rates must be pretty reasonable, there are many 738 on the 2nd hand market, especially at the moment.
Will they be fully painted ?
How far can the 738 fly on the east coast? EWR,IAD or only YUL, YYZ and BOS ?


738 could do BOS-KEF. WOW used to do it with a 321ceo

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2663

Re: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?

Yep, look for NK and F9 to merge along with B6 and WN (here comes the Airbus to WN) and maybe AS and HA. I have been thinking NK and F9 makes sense for a while now. This assumes that both NK and F9 can survive this crisis. For NK their most important markets are flying "white shoes" passe...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11170

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

If anything, you might have the ERJ-145XR returning like a phoenix, and doing runs like they used to (EWR-OKC).

Are any XR still around?? Wikipedia says XJT has like 27, but I know it’s not always reliable.

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Suspends All New York Services
Replies: 17
Views: 4594

Re: Spirit Suspends All New York Services

Definitely makes cents to me. Those are all money losers until demand comes back. Rather them do this exit then just cancel every single flight everyday . The slots are safe there is a waiver in place that airlines don't have to use them right now . I would agree with this. The BDL flights that I’v...

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by UPNYGuy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15242

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

usa330300 wrote:
Pellegrine wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Private jet operated by a cargo company ?


It's a marketing scheme from what I gather. Drake isn't that rich.


Is Drake a company they is leasing the AC?


Drake is a rapper

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by UPNYGuy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15242

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

FlyHossD wrote:
Given current world events, this strikes me as "tone-deaf." And I'm not talking about rap music either.
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If you have ever heard his monotone delivery, you’d think he WAS tone deaf.

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by UPNYGuy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2663

Re: Will coronavirus trigger new round of mergers?

crj900lr wrote:
Yep, look for NK and F9 to merge along with B6 and WN (here comes the Airbus to WN) and maybe AS and HA.


I have been thinking NK and F9 makes sense for a while now.

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by UPNYGuy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149695

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

Do they mean immediately have positive equity? Or lower the debt.

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5864

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

Looks like Jet2 are laying on extra aircraft to rescue passengers from other airlines, according to the statement from the CEO. This must be very costly for the company, but for a company as well run as this, this must be a play for the long run where they can attract future customers. This must al...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 to the rescue?
Replies: 32
Views: 5864

Re: Jet2 to the rescue?

[threeid][/threeid] Looks like Jet2 are laying on extra aircraft to rescue passengers from other airlines, according to the statement from the CEO. This must be very costly for the company, but for a company as well run as this, this must be a play for the long run where they can attract future cust...

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by UPNYGuy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149695

Re: DY about to go bust?

The US-EU travel ban may be the final nail in the coffin... I’d be surprised if we don’t see an administration announcement within the next 60 days. They have been burning the candle at both ends so to speak with ‘growing to profitability‘ and now rapidly shrinking and axing flights. All while toss...

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40539

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

So what? JetBlue can ask for a couple. In fact, Mint should be a no-brainer: Orange County is one of the richest zips in the USA. I am sure those rich folks can easily plunk down $$ for Mint to JFK (and continue). No need to drive to LAX anymore. Can't fly an A321 Mint from SNA's runway and make it...

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151225

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

I believe Neeleman's latest venture has been called Breeze since the beginning, its just the more public name has been Moxy. Just remember that Jetblue was going to be called Taxi before it launched. True about B6. The fleet would have also been yellow. Wonder if they would have somewhat resembled ...

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Replies: 45
Views: 6830

Re: Piaggio P.180 Avanti

MO11 wrote:
Boutique Air bought two. It tried to bid EAS contracts with them at near-Pilatus pricing. No takers.



certain airports have banned them due to the sound they make. if I recall correctly they are not permitted to fly into Naples

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Replies: 45
Views: 6830

Re: Piaggio P.180 Avanti

I am not to far from ALB, and I could hear the Avantair (when they were around) P180s on approach, and when they were taking off. They had a very annoying square wave type of sound due to the exhaust passing through the props.

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by UPNYGuy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7154

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

hah!!! You will see B6 merge with NK (And go ULCC) before they merge with DL.

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by UPNYGuy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56773

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/04/ ... lanes.aspx

If the A319 didn’t work for them and was not profitable. I doubt they would have been extending leases or looking to buy lease agreements out. This is from 2018
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https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/04/ ... lanes.aspx

If the A319 didn’t work for them and was not profitable. I doubt they would have been extending leases or looking to buy lease agreements out. This is from 2018

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by UPNYGuy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56773

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

Bricktop wrote:
scbriml wrote:
I have to say that I think Spirit's A321s look really good.

Ever been in one?

I have. :white:



I have as well. Multiple times. They are fine in the big front seat or exit row.

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by UPNYGuy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 56773

Re: Spirit Airlines to announce major Airbus order

Delta28L wrote:
Nice boost to the Alabama FAL if they take all 100 from Alabama.


The NK twitter feed says more than 100 NEO family

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX
Replies: 20
Views: 6968

Re: Pilatus unveils PC-12 NGX

estorilm wrote:
*Bruce Wayne voice* ....does it come in black?

Time to start buying lotto tickets. Still rather have a TBM 940 though.


Even better if you say it in a John Wayne voice :lol:

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?
Replies: 53
Views: 16561

Re: Was B737-900ER a disappointment?

Well this one variant sold nearly half as many frames as the entire 757 line (which according to A.Net was plucked from God’s very chin) and almost ten times as many frames as the initial -900 model. Yup, sounds like a big fat failure to me... :roll: THANK YOU!!! I swear some members treat the 757 ...

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in love with 737-800
Replies: 38
Views: 7984

Re: Woman in love with 737-800

I swear some of you here feel the same way about the 757

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by UPNYGuy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7238

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

If it’s a max range trip, no way they are tankering fuel, they need it all to get there. Tankering means carrying stored fuel to use on the NEXT leg. GF Yes. I meant that they are burning fuel just to CARRY fuel, so not running efficiently. That a/c is so loaded up with fuel that they are surely bu...

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by UPNYGuy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7238

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

Possibly too many people figured out that Orlando-Melbourne is really just Melbourne, and the closest Orlando destination is more than an hour's drive, with no public transport option. That, and people likely didnt want to be on a Q400 that long. On another note, that really couldn’t have been a mo...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)
Replies: 44
Views: 7238

Re: Porter Cutting MLB (Orlando-Melbourne)

Possibly too many people figured out that Orlando-Melbourne is really just Melbourne, and the closest Orlando destination is more than an hour's drive, with no public transport option. That, and people likely didnt want to be on a Q400 that long. On another note, that really couldn’t have been a mo...

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation
Replies: 53
Views: 9814

Re: FAA testing if airplane seats are too close to effect safe evacuation

They need to do a descending rewards scheme for these tests. It has to MATTER getting off. First 50 get $100, next 50 get $20, last 50 get 0. Something like that. They also should have board via normal procedure (jet way), with belongings that belong to them that they stowed, and have it be as real...

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing settles MAX deaths - $1.2+ million USD
Replies: 29
Views: 6650

Re: Boeing puts a price tag on your life-- $1.2 million USD

"A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by t...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8288

Re: Norwegian Considering Sale of Some LGW Slots

Ok. I am going to let somebody with more industry knowledge explain this, but it does not make sense to me. Why would an airline sell slots when they NEED them for ops? won’t this put them in a bind? And I am not talking about the slot swap type deals, or when an airline rids themselves of the slots...

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by UPNYGuy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184649

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Revelation wrote:
Being a frount for an arms dealer at least seems plausible, trying to make a go of it as an airline does not.


I won’t be in a hurry to fly with them. This was the first thing I thought of

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by UPNYGuy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10543

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

a prop would make more sense at that point. The human body cannot handle high altitudes where jet a/c operate most efficiently without pressurization.

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184649

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

santi319 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
We have to be at the peak of a business cycle. These train wreck startups are really coming out of the woodwork.

Midwest, Eastern, WOW..

Moxy..


The difference about Moxy is that David Neelman has not had a startup fail iirc.

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by UPNYGuy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13211

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

RIP Captain.

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by UPNYGuy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4861

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?

To quote William Shakespeare: ''No.'' Exactly. Incredibly different engines. Gauge (size) Subsystems (cabin pressurization, anti ice, FBW vs. hydraulics) Cockpit Different gear Different wing aerodynamics Different wing tip treatment Different wing/body join Beer can wing vs. CFRP Lightsaber Thx. T...

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by UPNYGuy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4861

Re: Dornier 728 became A220?

For some reason I thought they bought the IP, and this is why I had this impression.

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 728 became A220?
Replies: 22
Views: 4861

Dornier 728 became A220?

Ok, I know that Bombardier looked at least some of the assets of the 728/928 family after Dornier went belly up. Is it just coincidental that these look very similar to the CSeries / A220, or is this basically a Dornier plane with a new name. Someone that knows please fill me in. I looked and cannot...

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 9305

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

I would be totally happy to fly on an airline that does not permit emotional support animals. I know this is unlikely to occur, but I would be all for it.

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by UPNYGuy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 7122

Re: Delta has another napkin SNAFU

How the hell is this even an issue??? I 100% correctly read what it said.

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by UPNYGuy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21269

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Is this an all Y cabin 212 seats? 16 J & 168 Y in full long haul interior See a CGI video of the exterior and interior here: https://youtu.be/CxWIb-CCD4c Youtube is blocked at my office so can you please tell me if the J class cabin on board their 32Ls are normal J class seats or flat beds? Tha...

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by UPNYGuy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21324

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

To be fair, they had a good 13 year run of service, and all Northeastern US cities that had B1900 service to YYZ eventually lost service. BDL was upgauged to a dash when it was originally on a 1900. Beech dropped, dash comes in. If my memory serves me correctly (and it doesn’t always) BDL was one o...

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