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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22939

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

I wonder if it extends to flight crew? Imagine the feeling of walking to your gate at LAX, passing all the VS, BA, LH crews in their smart uniforms while wearing your Goofy Ears. People that work for Disney are generally the kind of people that would enjoy such a thing. No one forced them to sign up.

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 34
Views: 6462

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Okcflyer wrote:
Are those cargo doors on the right side?


That's where the belly cargo doors are located. It just appears that they are up top.

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 81
Views: 8884

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

So how many fish does it take for Icelandair to be profitable on a route?

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 34
Views: 6462

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

I saw the same thing. And it appears to be a Classic?

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 30413

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

it'd likely take several weeks, if not months, before they can be retrofit to meet WN specs. Granted, we don't know if - or when - the 3M8s will be airworthy, but I'd venture that WN isn't the only operator out there which could potentially be looking for some used - and airworthy - 737s. I don't t...

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by WN732
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 8578

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Thanks as always! A search of WC produces Islena De Inversiones - in Honduras. So what's up w/the DAL flights?? Haven't seen anything about this in our local media. I saw that same airline when looking at the Wiki. However, there's no way an airline from Honduras would fly Aspen to Dallas/Houston. ...

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by WN732
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 54
Views: 6967

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

BPT (Beaumont, TX) was briefly served in the early days of Southwest. I'm pretty sure BPT's opening and closing predates service to Stapleton. DET (City), and IAH are the other pre merger WN stations that have closed and never returned. SFO was dropped for a few years but has since returned. JAN (J...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15508

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Sully is not that impressed: https://twitter.com/Captsully/status/1148728847074041856 I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks. He is hands down better to listen to than the "aviation experts" on CNN or that totally annoying Richard Quest. Now that I do agree with. Add Scary ...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Plane Train Chime?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: ATL Plane Train Chime?

I was in ATL recently. I heard the second chime while the doors were closing in the video, but not the first.

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by WN732
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15508

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

shankly wrote:


I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks.

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by WN732
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13100

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

It wasn't that long ago that Delta bought up nearly all the MD-90s in the world and completely refurbished them. That seems like such a waste if they are already planning to retire them. It was even more recent that we were on the verge of a cockpit update to the MD-88. They said had the update gon...

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by WN732
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13100

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

MSPNWA wrote:
It's still safe to put money down that the MD-90s will be gone sooner than 2022 (as we've seen before, DL plays it hush-hush about things less than flattering to investors). Already today it's an expensive subfleet. Dragging it out makes no sense economically.


We saw that with the WN Classics.

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by WN732
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7498

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

Those living in Vancouver would probably find a much better deal flying out of PAE instead of BLI. I think, without traffic, you are looking at an extra hour drive, plus the more expensive parking, starting at $20 a day at PAE. With weekday afternoon traffic, you could easily be looking at a minimu...

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by WN732
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4245

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad for OAK. They should've advertised that OAK is closer to downtown than SFO and far less delay prone.

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by WN732
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4245

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad for OAK. They should've advertised that OAK is closer to downtown than SFO and far less delay prone.

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by WN732
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5330

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

Wow ONT is extremely high considering the economics of the area. They just raised parking fees in the airport lots too.

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by WN732
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3918

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

canyonblue17 wrote:
About how far is this from Victorville Airport?


Victorville did lose power after the main quake but it was quickly restored.

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by WN732
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No service to F70?
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: No service to F70?

Runway is only 75 ft. wide Airport has no terminal or ARFF Runway has 30,000 lb single wheel weight limit (enough for an E-120 but not much bigger) Runway lacks a precision approach or even precision runway markings I agree, that if there was to be another commercial airport in Southern California ...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 30413

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Isn't WN retired 737 classic in bulk because of pilot's rating issues (can't operate 3 generations of 737 at the same time), those 737 should be able to resume to services with minimum efforts. If the grounding will continue until 2020, it may be worth to call those classic back to services. This i...

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by WN732
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2684

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

A WN plane in the Georgia One livery will likely happen since WN has a focus city at ATL and since Georgia is the only state with a WN focus city that doesn't already have a WN plane in a special state livery. IIRC the threshold is 30% state market share O&D. Although there's not too many large...

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by WN732
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22939

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The only airline I would seriously consider to have any kind of hub at MCO is maybe B6, and a weak one at that. Are you really forgetting WN's nearly 30% market share at MCO? Compared to JetBlue's almost 13%. Heck, even DL and AA beat B6 in MCO. Well that, and NK operates an actual international sc...

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by WN732
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 164
Views: 22939

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Which is of course, a complete misnomer, as both airports have airlines that specifically schedule connecting flights with calculated transfer flow, making them hubs in every sense of the word. Heck, multiple airlines at MCO; both domestically and internationally. The only airline I would seriously...

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by WN732
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 14997

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

holeham wrote:
Big cut on the FLL-TPA route by WN. Is that MAX related? I wouldn’t think so but who knows.


Most of the cuts at FLL are due to the runway construction going on. Most airlines have reduced schedules but it should ramp up once it's completed.

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by WN732
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 67489

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Austin787 wrote:
After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.


Both the MD-80 and MD-90 will be gone from DL next year.

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by WN732
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Taos Air?
Replies: 4
Views: 805

What happened to Taos Air?

According to Taos Air's website, all flights are suspended for the summer - but will be returning for the Winter ski season. I can't help but feel somewhat of a deja vu when we've seen similar things happen with Via Air and CPAir over the past few months. My question is though, where did their Dorni...

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by WN732
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 67489

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

MO11 wrote:
Are these retirements contingent on the MAX8 coming back? Those airplanes are in the schedule on September 4.


The FAA noted that the MAX may be grounded well into the Fall, perhaps even towards the Holidays. I wouldn't doubt AA will be delaying them even further than 9/4.

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by WN732
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7571

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

Are you recommending that the tug driver be banned from driving ever again? That's seems to be your motto... Well, he should certainly be banned from ever driving anything around an airport again, if he was texting and driving. Imagine if he'd hit a fuel truck, or worse, a person. At any rate, he w...

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by WN732
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 7571

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by WN732
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 63938

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

I doubt the folks at GE Capital care too much about the type of engines an aircraft has... They’re investment guys making money for their business unit and obviously they thought the terms of this deal were good for them. Good luck to Mr. Neeleman on this venture, it’s always fun to watch someone t...

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by WN732
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

During the Council budget hearing last week, the airport director was saying that if he had his current information when he created the budget proposal a few months ago that he would have budgeted even higher growth. Basically hinting something may be in discussion with at least one airline. I real...

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by WN732
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6785

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

Which A319 is this? LAA or LUS? I would assume the LAA as they have Sharklets, but they have the CFM engine which as I understand it, performs slightly less than the IAE.

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by WN732
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8554

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

lightsaber wrote:
Folks, please read the forum rules. It is the sticky post at the start of the forums.

Do not discuss other users.
It even points out not to be pedantic on gramer.


I see what you did there.

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by WN732
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

boilergo wrote:
Looking at AA80, 04SEP19, DFW-ORD. AA80 traditionally operates from DFW to LHR..... That day it's on an MD-80, and LHR operates on flight 82.........


You sure? I am actually seeing it on other routes now. DFW-MKE being one of them on 9/4

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by WN732
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9308

Re: What does WN do about NK?

So I guess that makes DL TraderJoe's or WholeFoods. And AA is Aldi? AA is more like the corner bodega with expired fruit/meat and super-high prices if that corner bodega were a nationwide chain. So far we have: WN - Target (not Super Target) DL - Whole Foods AA - Corner Bodega ( with stale food and...

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by WN732
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9308

Re: What does WN do about NK?

So I guess that makes DL TraderJoe's or WholeFoods.

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by WN732
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45487

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Austin had a ton of diversions today from DFW/DAL. Most notable were an AA 772, AA MD80 and an SQ 744. I saw an AA 772 at, I believe, gate 2, a DL gate, yesterday (Monday) morning. DFW had storms again the evening prior. Nice eye candy, since the BA and LH jumbos don't visit AUS until the late afte...

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by WN732
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9818

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11. Google is your friend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_York_City_plane_crash I googled before I posted the message and all I could find was the AA flight to Santo Domingo that crashed in Queens...

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by WN732
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9818

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_ ... lane_crash
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CLJFlyer wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Airplanes have crashed into Manhattan buildings before and since 9/11.


Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11.


Google is your friend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_ ... lane_crash

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by WN732
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5394

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

Sadly, there is a reason I have the 'mcdu' bozo blocked. I never said 'All' Hawaiians. The words 'All', 'Never', 'Always' and the like are rarely accurate. The couple I spoke with travel frequently and shared their views with me, that's all. All I'm saying is that it's clear that the folks in Hawai...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Even with all this growth, we can totally get by with just three new gates for the foreseeable future, which won't be ready until at least 2021, and which may or may not have a secure customs walkway so that the gate area(s) don't have to be completely cleared when an int'l flight arrives. :roll: T...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 121
Views: 11431

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The City Council will review the new fiscal year budget for the airport on Monday. In the budget, FAT estimates in fiscal year 2020 it will handle 2,033,600 passengers. Fiscal year 2019 ending on June 30 is projected by the airport to see 1,888,200 passengers. So an estimated 7.7% growth for FY2020...

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by WN732
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6472

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I can quickly answer #4. No. They are all getting old and parts are already sparse as it is.

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by WN732
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9044

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

The BIG question mark - and I'm sure the dealbreaker, unless I'm corrected by someone on here - is whether or not the I.E. demographics can support and sustain Hawaiian service from ONT. The IE sends a large number of visitors to Hawaii. From the Hawaii 2017 Visitor Statistics, table #19 (2018 has ...

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by WN732
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45487

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Austin had a ton of diversions today from DFW/DAL. Most notable were an AA 772, AA MD80 and an SQ 744.

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by WN732
Fri May 31, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12841

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

And they are also trying to squeeze into the 70 seat market. Now that could get very interesting. But of course, it could take them 20 years to EIS so who knows.

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5549

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

There isn't a snowflake let alone a snowball in hell chance of ever seeing a 737-300 flying for Southwest again. Not a single pilot at WN can even fly them anymore and the time it would take a train an even relatively small group would probably take longer than the remainder of the grounding. Not to...

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 92
Views: 18614

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

No way Addison has capacity for even 25 more jets being stationed there. Alliance Fort Worth would be my bet, or something south of town. Love field is still the ideal business jet airport tho, for downtown dallas. Just got out of Addison this afternoon, great business airport. Seemed a little too ...

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by WN732
Thu May 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 236
Views: 30413

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Now it says June 20th. Most likely due to the uncertainty with the MAX

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