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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 16108

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

I am assuming it allow it better runway performance than the 9? If it does, which I'm also assuming to be the case, then the value proposal for the -9 becomes even more dubious than it is now. Unless either (A) the airline is a dedicated 737 operator to the point of not even considering the A321N, ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no 787NG still ?
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Why no 787NG still ?

For comparison, it took Boeing 19 years after the first flight of the 737 to introduce the next 737-series. The 737-100 first flew in 1965 and together with the 737-200 they remained the most modern 737s until in 1984 the 737-300 made it's first flight. The 787 first flew in 2009, which is only 12 ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: AN124 in TPA

This particular flight was delivering a CAE P-8 flight simulator to Prestwick, which was then trucked to RAF Lossiemouth for installation. It is the second and final one for the RAF and will also be used to train Norwegian crews. Only weighs 9.5 tonnes but is an awkward size and shape, hence the An...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Hawaii and its operation
Replies: 15
Views: 1139

Re: WN Hawaii and its operation

Sounds like Southwest is doing great in Hawaii so far, however that doesn't have to mean it's going to stay that way. I mean, what if the ULCCs discover the Hawaiian market? Allegiant has flown there before, they might return. Spirit or Frontier might give it a try with the A321NEO, they could star...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX
Replies: 259
Views: 44148

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Anyone else think this could be a 787-10ER launch? If so, bye bye A350 with Boeing eating the RR penalty as a term of the purchase.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6925

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Pretty impressive stopping ability. Someone more knowledgable on the situation can add to this but 3.5 hours to Miami with a decent load that aircraft isn't exactly light. Not heavy for sure but not light. Great footage. RTO auto brakes, quick thinking, and good airmanship in action. I want to say ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6925

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Pretty impressive stopping ability. Someone more knowledgable on the situation can add to this but 3.5 hours to Miami with a decent load that aircraft isn't exactly light. Not heavy for sure but not light. Great footage. RTO auto brakes, quick thinking, and good airmanship in action. I want to say ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A350XWB at St Maarten (SXM)
Replies: 41
Views: 9630

Re: The A350XWB at St Marteen(SXM)

JannEejit wrote:
flight152 wrote:
Why are we still calling it XWB? Just curious?


Should it be called something else, has it narrowed over time ?

It was on Keto.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 12
Views: 1912

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I'm not a pilot but I've never not enjoyed a takeoff from SNA. As far a special one-oof flights, I was on WNs last 733 flight HOU-DAL. That was a fun experience especially with the water canon salute in DAL.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 12
Views: 1912

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I'm not a pilot but I've never not enjoyed a takeoff from SNA. As far a special one-oof flights, I was on WNs last 733 flight HOU-DAL. That was a fun experience especially with the water canon salute in DAL.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?

You can use the StaffTraveler app and request loads on certain flights, but since you have no way to earn tokens, you'll have to purchase one for each flight. Also, not that helpful, but day of in certain airport (MDW, LAS, and I'm sure others) the gate signage will display the flight load as a per...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1579

Re: Career Advice

Have you considered a Simulator Technician position? You know, I stumbled into that position for the Navy and love it! I fix and build the ship trainers they use to teach sailors how to drive the big ships. They range from small single stations to full mock ups of the bridge and yes, I get to use t...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

Yes domestic maintenance ferry flights are pretty simple. They dead head back the same day if they can, otherwise they overnight and deadhead the next day. It gets a bit more complicated for international maintenance ferry flights. For example do they try to orchestrate a deadhead back from HKG (fo...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

DFW and TUL are close enough that AA can deadhead the crew on DFW-TUL and have them fly what ever plane back in the same day. Yes domestic maintenance ferry flights are pretty simple. They dead head back the same day if they can, otherwise they overnight and deadhead the next day. It gets a bit mor...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 50
Views: 3614

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

For work: UA (CO) 762 to drop off a UM during my first job TK 77W TK A340 LH A380 For leisure Cessna 172 Embraer Phenom Plus quite a few at air shows and museums. The earliest of which I can remember when I was about 3 or 4 I was put in the captains seat of a KC135 at the former Millington NAS and ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2109

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

DFW and TUL are close enough that AA can deadhead the crew on DFW-TUL and have them fly what ever plane back in the same day.

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 29, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

People leave them in there all the time. They are given to a supervisor by the CSA who finds them and they are somehow returned to the owner or destroyed.

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 28, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of F9, XP, BZ, or G4 adding service out of DAL?
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Any possibility of F9, XP, BZ, or G4 adding service out of DAL?

Breeze would probably serve Ft. Worth or Addison before DAL.

Also, there's no way AS would allow anyone to use their valuable DAL gates.

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 27, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1440
Views: 287698

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

United just release some more information about our long term goals and what United is looking at once the pandemic is completely behind us. Some of this information we already know but some of it is new. Ill start with the hubs and UA's long term goals for each hub. ORD: grow to 700+ daily flights...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1440
Views: 287698

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

United wants/expects is for Boeing and Pratt and Whitney to fix this issues with our PW 777s, but if for whatever reason it is not possible the contingency plan would be (if necessary (meaning depending on the recovery and demand)) to move forward the A359 deliveries. A lot of Anetters scoffed at t...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 26, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

Every region has their challenges. Texas and the south get real nasty thunderstorms. Denver too and even microbursts that last most of the day. SFO with bad fog, SMF also. Alaska and Canada for obvious reasons. On the flip side PHX and LAS would have the best weather. As for airlines, it's hard to s...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 26, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?
Replies: 36
Views: 6135

Re: Will Boeing accept 77W trade-ins for 779s?

First, Boeing would need to create a 77WBCF program. Currently, only IAI has a 777-300ER P2F program. Secondly, airlines are trying to offload 77Ws to reduce and optimize fleet size. Selling one airplane for $20M to buy a brand new one at $400M which carries MORE passengers doesn't make a lot of se...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 26, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VC-25A/B, E-4B - Type of Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Re: VC-25A/B, E-4B - Type of Fuel

LyleLanley wrote:
I'd believe it. Although on my jet between the JP-8, the skydrol, and the "potable" water kept in a tank that probably hasn't been cleaned since Reagan had naturally brown hair, the JP-8 was probably the least of their health concerns.

OT but out of curiosity, what did you fly?

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 25, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate
Replies: 32
Views: 2963

Re: AA Intends to Use One Agent at the Departure Gate

This is a terrible idea so I fully expect every airline to copy it (assuming they don't already do so) Southwest already does. I was there when they enacted it in DEN. And it sucked terribly. Vote no on 1 person gates. To the poster that said as long as there's bean counters in cubicles far away fr...

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 25, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

My airlines crew members need China and New Zealand visas. When we flew to Russia (before I was hired) I'm sure it was similar. It also depends on what aircraft you fly. A 737 pilot isn't going to need a Chinese visa whereas a 787 pilot would. Interesting. I don't see how the aircraft you fly shoul...

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 25, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Do you need a visa to fly to Russia as a crew member (pilot)?

My airlines crew members need China and New Zealand visas. When we flew to Russia (before I was hired) I'm sure it was similar. It also depends on what aircraft you fly. A 737 pilot isn't going to need a Chinese visa whereas a 787 pilot would.

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 24, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing
Replies: 224
Views: 31598

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus Backs Lightweight Wing to Preserve Its Lead Over Boeing

The NMA battle is heating up. Is it? The way I see it, Airbus is merely crushing all hopes of Boeing joining the NMA game for the next decade or two. Boeing has been talking about it for as long as I have been a commercial pilot, and they still haven't showcased anything as concise as even this pro...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 23, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways announces HPN focus city
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: Elite Airways announces HPN focus city

I know they're 2 totally different airlines, but maybe Avelo is on to something if another airline announces a hub literally next door to theirs.

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 23, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip planning to rno
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Trip planning to rno

Try looking at SMF or the SF Bay and driving to Reno.

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 22, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion Supersonic shuts down
Replies: 49
Views: 9288

Re: Aerion Supersonic shuts down

It seemed like Aerion had the best chance of success with Boom in a decent 2nd. A supersonic business jet with a respectable Mach 1.2 cruise seemed much more viable than a commerical airliner and they even had an engine selected. But it's taken them about a decade just to finalize the design. Boom i...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4354

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Update. The whole crypto market is taking a huge dump. I foolishly pulled out of ethereum and paid a fee. I got back in to it with another fee this morning and went down even more. I then converted it to USDC, USD Coin, a crypto that is always 1:1 with the USD. I'm gonna ride out the storm with that...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 19, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US now limiting Aerolíneas Argentinas’ flights
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

Re: US now limiting Aerolíneas Argentinas’ flights

Sounds like a big blow to them.

Don't worry about simpleflying, I cringe when I open their articles but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 18, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Prone US Airports/Regions For Weather Diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Most Prone US Airports/Regions For Weather Diversions

T18 wrote:
I'd speculate that IAH/HOU , DFW/DAL and DEN would be up there too.

I've done IAD-SAT-IAH(almost)-SAT-IAH in one day due to weather in IAH. The first IAH is almost because we were in a holding pattern for longer than the actual block time and went back to SAT.

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 18, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the A380 outlast Concorde
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Will the A380 outlast Concorde

EK has economies of scale with the A380. They'll fly them as long as Airbus will support them and Airbus will only support them as long as EK has the cash which is easily reached with said economies of scale. QF has publicly stated they are very happy with the A380. BA has LHR which will only suppor...

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 26096

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

The airline was planned before the pandemic. Unless the virus gets worse, passengers are returning in great numbers. I don't see HVN-BUR anytime soon, too far for a 737-700. UA years back had regular weight restrictions on 737 HVN-ORD flights. Florida is the way to go and keep area people from goin...

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 15, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?
Replies: 139
Views: 11306

Re: Should the USAF order the 747-8F?

Words... You, sir, can take your well-reasoned, cogent argument someplace else. Like to one of those uppity threads where people think and what not. This is a thread about the USAF ordering 748 freighters even though there’s no shortage of airlift, the 747 is going (gone?) out of production, and it...

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 14, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 77
Views: 4354

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Aesma wrote:
Enjoying your first dip ?

Not really lol. It does suck but I haven't lost any of my initial investment yet but I'm keeping a close eye. I am tempted to put some more money in, however, since it is in a slump.

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 13, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base
Replies: 184
Views: 26096

Re: Avelo Airlines To Create HVN Base

You question their expertise? Starting an airline during a global pandemic isn't exactly an expert move... The airline was planned before the pandemic. Unless the virus gets worse, passengers are returning in great numbers. I don't see HVN-BUR anytime soon, too far for a 737-700. UA years back had ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 13, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mask relaxation - Still required on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Mask relaxation - Still required on planes

Cdc said they are looking all adjusting these rules too. So it could just be another couple weeks Flying has lots of unvaccinated people and confined spaces. It seems likely that masks that will stick around as long on planes as they do on, e.g. , public transit. The cdc said vaccinated people don’...

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 13, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 88
Views: 11170

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

My ex manager at work flew the 756 for years then switch to the 787, then switched back. In terms of flying, the 756 guys at my work seem the happiest. In terms of lifestyle, I'd say the 737 and 320 guys. I've also heard that Expressjet pilots loved flying the 135 vs the 145 since it was essentially...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 12, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123311

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

How hard would it be to restart scheduled service at Ellington? It's been a minute. I think a new facility would be needed. IIRC the old building needed to be upgraded for security after 9/11...Continental opted out. I would love to see them at EFD...SGR would be an interesting option too...its run...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 12, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3181

Re: Round the world airlines

Technically UA is still RTW with EWR-DEL-SFO.

I know , I know... It's not the definition you're looking for.

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 12, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

The terminals on DXB are designed to be repurposed as shopping malls if/when DWC opens. There are a couple of original hangars that are currently occupied by the Denver Police Academy and a church across the street from each other. These are the only structures that I'm aware of that are from the St...

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 11, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 12731

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

There were many of us for years lambasting US Airports for overdoing A380 accommodations at great expense when it was never necessary. Examples: Installing 3 jetways when you never bothered to operate 2 jetways for other wide bodies much of the time (IAH? You listening?) Reinforcing ALL runways and...

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by TWA772LR
Tue May 11, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?
Replies: 68
Views: 12731

Re: How upset are airports that spent massive $$$ on a380 infrastructure?

How many airports that saw A380s are unlikely to ever see them again? In the US, ATL/BOS/ORD/DFW/HNL/IAH/LAX/MIA/JFK/SFO/IAD all saw regular A380 operations. ATL will probably never see regular A380 ops again, and I would say the same is likely true for IAH/DFW/MIA/BOS. ATL depends on KE if they ke...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 09, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 12
Views: 3782

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

I've been nonreving for 22 out of 28 years and I can attest that Woodreau is correct. I've done quite a few weird routings to get home. I even considered flying SFO-LHR-IAH since I couldn't get literally anywhere out of SFO as a nonrev coming back from ICN. On my last big trip just before covid my ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 08, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 15863

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Los Angeles International Airport makes sense for people heading to Los Angeles. Plus the city of LA is where most of the business traffic goes which is a pretty diverse economy, plus millionaires and billionaires living in Malibu contribute to the high yield of LAX and live too far from SNA and don...

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 08, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Non-hub airports as connecting points
Replies: 12
Views: 3782

Re: Non-hub airports as connecting points

I've been nonreving for 22 out of 28 years and I can attest that Woodreau is correct. I've done quite a few weird routings to get home. I even considered flying SFO-LHR-IAH since I couldn't get literally anywhere out of SFO as a nonrev coming back from ICN. On my last big trip just before covid my b...

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