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by usflyguy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/9/2020:NK Cuts BOSRDU,DEN-DFW/MSY,MSP-DFW/IAH,Adds LGAMCO;AS Adds PAEBOI;MU Ends HNLPVG,SFOTAO;SA IAD?
Replies: 64
Views: 12594

Re: OAG Changes 2/9/2020:NK Cuts BOSRDU,DEN-DFW/MSY,MSP-DFW/IAH,Adds LGAMCO;AS Adds PAEBOI;MU Ends HNLPVG,SFOTAO;SA IAD?

Interesting. TCB has preclearance? *AJ FXE-TCB MAR 0>0.4[0] APR 0>0.4[0] MAY 0>0.5[0] JUN 0>0.4[0] JUL 0>0.5[0] AUG 0>0.4[0] SEP 0>0.4[0] OCT 0>0.4[0] NOV 0>0.4[0] FXE has customs and immigration clearance... it even has global entry kiosks and automate passport control kiosks.

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by usflyguy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14673

Re: Report: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

Proof? Use google. Read the news stories. Visit the pilot forums. WN failed the table top exercise more than once. They had a lot of issues in getting certified for ETOPS. This whistleblower report seems to agree with the facts of the period. So, you don't have any proof, then :D I just used Google...

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by usflyguy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12184

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

$125 each way for my dog to travel under the seat in front of me is absurd. I fully admit that I abuse the system though her paper work as an ESA is technically legit. If it was a few more in line with the actual cost/impact, say like $50, I’d pay every time. American is going to loose out on about...

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by usflyguy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8876

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

So, ANOTHER wide body diversion for DL... definitely a rough start to 2020. First the 772 and now the 350...

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by usflyguy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14673

Re: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

A new report is out alleging a whistleblower complaint has been filed regarding the FAA's action while granting Southwest permission to fly to Hawaii. "A local inspector, who had the required credentials, was relegated to the cabin during the flights while personnel from FAA headquarters, task...

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by usflyguy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13204

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes

According to Delta.com, DL serves 12 destinations from MIA... that constitutes a hub? Am I missing another 20-30 cities?

ATL (hub)
BOS (hub)
CMH
DTW (hub)
JFK (hub)
LGA (hub)
LAX (hub)
MCO
MSP (hub)
RDU (focus city)
SLC (hub)
TPA

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by usflyguy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19740

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

How are they really going to feed the MCO/TPA flights? Local traffic? Local traffic sure, but Orlando is a huge feeder market for Latin America, Tampa less so but still important. Also, Europe feed - Air Europa, Alitalia, Air France (to PAP and PTP on top of Paris), Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Aeroflot a...

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by usflyguy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56857

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

2nd DL772 with major mechanical/diversion in less than a week... they should really do a deep dive in to their maintenance program as they’re, obviously, missing items on their ETOPS checks or just aren’t doing them completely. Profits before people. At least these kids parents know how much profit ...

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by usflyguy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgauge Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 5004

Re: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgauge Thread

AA is also running a 772 from DFW to rotate the LAS-NRT 772.

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by usflyguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13008

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

So, honestly, you did not read my post. I never said that you are going to 100% be the last person to board, just that there's a decent chance that you will board in the last group ( Key word: no seat assignment ). So be it if there are only two sections separated by fare. But hey, if bashing every...

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by usflyguy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL NEW DCA- JFK ROUTE finally gets the A220
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Re: DL NEW DCA- JFK ROUTE finally gets the A220

Shouldn’t this be in the DL 2020 Network Thread... like how posts like this regarding other airlines get moved in to one single thread?

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by usflyguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13008

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

Honestly, wanna getaway on WN is basically basic economy (no pun intended)... you’re last to board, don’t have a seat assignment, and will likely be separated from the other members of your party . Currently, the only difference between basic economy on the legacies and WN is the baggage fees. In s...

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by usflyguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK
Replies: 44
Views: 11287

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK

How will DL’s soft product necessarily be inferior? They are going to be using mostly MNL-based Filipino cabin crews (except for the US-based purser and “chaser”). Are you saying that Filipinos are worse than Koreans in providing service? Have you flown some of the premium asian carriers? I just fl...

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by usflyguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13008

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

Southwest needs to figure out what it wants to be. Right now it’s a mess, living off the cherished legacy of its past and founder. They have experienced a lot of growth over the last 20 years but are wallowing with where to take it now. Please define “right now it’s a mess” and “are wallowing with ...

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by usflyguy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13008

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

Honestly, wanna getaway on WN is basically basic economy (no pun intended)... you’re last to board, don’t have a seat assignment, and will likely be separated from the other members of your party. Currently, the only difference between basic economy on the legacies and WN is the baggage fees. In sh...

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by usflyguy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34531

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Zeke, from where did you obtain your JD and what kind of law do you practice?

Seanpmassey, from where did you obtain your JD and what kind of law do you practice?

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by usflyguy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delays on DL BOM-JFK
Replies: 21
Views: 5597

Re: Major delays on DL BOM-JFK

sonicruiser wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
DL 25 BOM-JFK has arrived within 60 minutes of scheduled time five out of the last six days as reported by Flightaware. I don't see that as 1-2hrs every day since launch You're looking for drama where there is none.


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by usflyguy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22424

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

As if AA needs any more trouble on a VFR route from JFK that will soon see B6 competition... I don't see the route lasting long once B6 enters. B6 has a plane with a realistic seat count and proper plane that it will use (A21N with 1 ACT, good for about 3200-3300 nmi). B6 also has a better product ...

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by usflyguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15407

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

Where are you getting 2 hours? The article says the game ended just after 7 and they didn't even board until 11pm, so the delay was closer to 4-hours. They had to sit at the stadium they'd just lost at for 3-hours alone. Teams don't go right from the field at the final gun to the airport. They have...

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by usflyguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34531

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Perhaps Delta has sufficient evidence that American does not use Flagship as effective as trademarking may demand. For example, their lounges are ADMIRAL and aircraft LUXURY LINERS, if still called that. Flagship cannot be found with a glance to their front facing website even. Except for FLAGSHIP ...

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by usflyguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20473

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

No they do not. The article and occurrence you are referring to happened in 2005. We are in the year 2019, not 2005. AS does not currently outsource any ground handling operations at SEA. All ground handling is done by their own subsidiary, McGee Air Services, which also is the exclusive ground han...

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by usflyguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;WN
Replies: 92
Views: 15729

Re: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;

Where are the AS fanboys that were adamant that AS was going to eat WN’s lunch on HI-mainland flying? *AS BWI-SAN AUG 1.0>0.5[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[0.9] **AS LAX-SLC MAY 1.0>0.6[1.0] JUN 1.0>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] AS OAK-OGG AUG 0.8>0.6[1.0] SEP 1.0>0.6[1.0] **AS OGG-SMF MAY 1....

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by usflyguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34531

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

The lawsuit may well be about more than the A350 usage. AA may think it also applies to their more universal and widespread use of the term 'Flagship' in their descriptions of AA lounges, premium services, and interiors. The problem with artificially inflating the perceived scope of infringement is...

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by usflyguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34531

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

AA has no claim imho Weak. Can probably hold your breath in the time it'll take for this to get tossed. Their lawsuit is silly and is a waste of time and resources. The term "flagship" is ridiculous and is an old maritime term that serves no real purpose in the 21st century. Where did you...

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by usflyguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102442

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I'm seeing a lot of 737MAX8 flights on this schedule extension. They're going to be in a world of hurt if it's not flying by the summer. That's exactly what I'm thinking. Don't add any MAX stuff until it's released back Into service. Flyguy Except if you schedule with what you’re supposed to have, ...

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by usflyguy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta changes rules on FA uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 6994

Re: Delta changes rules on FA uniforms

DL flight attendants, to the tune of over 1,000, are literally sweating out purple. The beds of fingernails have turned purple. The purpose of the union is to protect the workers. Skywest flight attendants are not switching over to the Barney uniforms due to the multitude of health issues and their ...

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by usflyguy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7510

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

Herb retired when he did because he knew what he was building couldn’t be sustained cost-wise and he wasn’t going to be the bad guy and say that those never-ending raises were going to have to end. When people bring up Herb, it’s because they want to keep the continuous raises flowing... he left whe...

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by usflyguy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/20/2019:B6 Suspends PUJ-FLL;DL Drops MHH;F9 Back in IAD-MCO;LO Drops BUD-ORD
Replies: 64
Views: 13746

Re: OAG Changes 10/20/2019:B6 Suspends PUJ-FLL;DL Drops MHH;F9 Back in IAD-MCO;LO Drops BUD-ORD

The cancel down in for WN in January is reductions due to the MAX situation. They’re cancelling in to February now.

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by usflyguy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220025

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

List of airlines drafted in to operate the rescue flights are LL,U2,VS,BA,5Y,MH,ZT ,5M,YU ,2D . CAA booking passengers on some BA sched flights. May see some aircraft swaps to increase capacity. LL is Allegro from Mexico. They ceased operations in 2004. Are you sure you have them right? I guess 5Y ...

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by usflyguy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 6916

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

They landed. Passengers disembarked. Passengers bussed the 25 mins to ATL. If you look at a tracking website, you’ll see it circled ATL half a dozen times. Divert to a further airport, wait, and potentially cancel or divert close by that is easily with a quick drive. Hmmmmm...

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by usflyguy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27922

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

WN is moving terminals at BOS and going from 5 gates to 7... Sounds like Blue is getting ready for their merger with Southwest....The only thing they need to do now is dump the carts and bring back tray service... I know you were probably joking. But I was wondering if WN's recent moves of cutting E...

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by usflyguy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN entering CZM Q1 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

WN entering CZM Q1 2020

http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrel ... -114616974
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Within the WN Q2 results release, WN has announced its intention to begin service to CZM Q1 2020.

http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrel ... -114616974

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by usflyguy
Fri May 31, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6143

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

I’m sure the public already has an opinion on this airplane, as: a. The situation has been made very public. b. People can find out what airplane they are on from their ticket to the safety card. c. The sheer outrage this has gotten from people. On any given YouTube video about the groundings, peop...

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by usflyguy
Tue May 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3616

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

The TA was approved by the mechanics.

93.62% participation on the Tentative Agreement (TA) Ratification Referendum
94.62% Accepted
5.38% Rejected

-- snap-up to AMTs base wage will be 20%.
-- smoothed base rate increase going back to 2012 is 2.78%.
-- ratification bonus is $160 million.

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by usflyguy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14776

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Source? Has WN specifically/publicly stated this regarding ITO service? From today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/12/hawaii-news/southwest-to-add-honolulu-hilo-service/?HSA=4bf309a643575e4691ae739e8588e460c114b961 You need an account to read the whole thing, but ...

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by usflyguy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46657

Re: WN looking at A220

I don't think WN would ever acquire the a220. However the E2 is far more likely as stated above. I wonder what the chances are that they're thinking of something smaller, like the E175 for smaller airports with less capacity? wouldn't that put WN in the mix with a possible super hub situation? Unle...

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by usflyguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3389

Re: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018

FLL-CUN OCT 74 NOV 40 DEC 37 JAN 39 FEB 42 MAR 56 APR 50 MAY 48 JUN 61 JUL 63 AUG 59 SEP 34 I don't see how this is so poor. I haven't looked at the schedule. Perhaps it has goofy times? Plus it should have connectivity in FLL. Weird. It was running 3 daily with weird timings (early am, midday, and...

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by usflyguy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752472

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Rumor is that WN is mothballing the MAX8 in the desert.

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by usflyguy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748904

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Is it possible that the systems were hacked which resulted in a third party hacker causing the control issues and eventual crash?

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by usflyguy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 15160

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Bobloblaw wrote:
Well availability is showing on their website. So they aren’t sold out. I’m seeing bookability on the return on March 19.



Poor choice of words... nearly sold out. There are less than a handful of seats left on the majority of flights.

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by usflyguy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 15160

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Someone brought up that Sunday's OAK-HNL flight was "zeroed out" (his words, not mine) and interpreted that to mean the flight had been cancelled as opposed to sold out. And, as someone else pointed on on that topic in that thread, since WN's using the 738 as opposed to the 3M8, you'd lik...

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by usflyguy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 12390

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Lion Air is still flying the MAX according to Flightradar24 and flightaware.

LionAir 2622 PVG-DPS is currently in the air.

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by usflyguy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 Midflight Engine Failure
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

AF A380 Midflight Engine Failure

https://www.thelocal.fr/20190310/engine ... to-abidjan

Not a great weekend for airplanes.
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https://www.thelocal.fr/20190310/engine ... to-abidjan

Not a great weekend for airplanes.

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by usflyguy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748904

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Let’s ground the aircraft because 2 airlines with very small fleets of Max aircraft have had accidents, ET has 4. Over 100 have flown thousands of flights in the US and Europe.

Substandard training maybe?

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by usflyguy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-451.htm
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Getting ready for delivery to Comlux after being in storage by Emirates?

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-451.htm

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by usflyguy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Unidentified/Private A330-200 at IND

Heavy maintenance?

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by usflyguy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7729

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

So, wnflyguy was correct. Start 2 weeks after going on sale. Start in March. Start at $50.

I think quite a few people owe him an apology.

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by usflyguy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7729

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

The other carriers won’t be lowering their fares since there is no such thing as the Southwest effect, right?

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