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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?
Replies: 98
Views: 18634

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

LH658 wrote:
Didn't Commutair acquire Express jet operations?


No. United gave flying to C5 that was ExpressJet. Big mistake as C5 is an operational nightmare.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 380
Views: 58291

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

From what I understand they are not slots in the normal regard. Just that the Environment Assessment and agreement with the local residents was for a limited number of operations. I believe these "slots" are not owned by the airlines to sell for cash but relinquished back to the terminal o...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1047
Views: 59370

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

Biden is on record saying he was not in favor of violent protests in any circumstances.

Trump was up on stage on 1/6 telling people to go to the capital building, and we will be right behind you.

There’s a difference.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5201

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

How many airports are directly served by pipeline in the USA? 20? 30? What % of flights are airport to airport that are pipeline fed. You’re not thinking big picture. Do airlines want to tanker in fuel to undersupplied spokes? CMH has all of the fuel trucked in, medium/large airport. Can’t get enou...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1419
Views: 266700

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

Interesting! I always loved the white painted Eagle airplanes before they painted them in the current livery.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture
Replies: 13
Views: 4628

Re: UA 2167 Evacuated Due to an AirDrop picture

Is there any context as to the position of the gun in the photo? A photo taken from a first-person perspective looking down at a gun in the lap of what appears to be a seated position may convey the image of it being a "live" picture taken from onboard or in the airport -- in which case, t...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5201

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

I sell Jet A and Avgas, the vast majority of US airports are supplied by truck. Our number 1 problem right now is finding truck drivers to haul fuel. Are most large airports supplied via pipelines with consortiums, yes, but that’s just a tiny fraction of the over 5000 US airports. Hence why my very...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5201

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

COS had fuel issues a week or so ago. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1462669 This is why an American Eagle flight from DFW-SBN was 4 or more hours chronically late for 3 consecutive days a week ago. The aircraft used for the flight originated in Colorado Springs. COS tank farm is s...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5201

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

It’s not just Reno, it’s everywhere out west. Refiners aren’t producing jet fuel, not enough truck drivers to deliver it. Demand skyrocketing due to airline, biz jets and massive firefighting needs. Pretty much every medium sized airport and larger has fuel delivered by pipeline, not truck. Usually...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 704
Views: 169131

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

[code][/code]I saw the fuselage for LN8125 (and 3 others I wasn’t able to see the numbers on) at the BNSF Yard in Pueblo, CO today. That’s an unusual routing for those. Is there a way to see who that airplane is destined for yet? I thought it was odd to see them here, I believe they normally take a ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5201

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

Fuel is ordered by the airlines and batched together. The airlines allocate the pre-purchased fuel to be delivered. At large airports like PDX (I worked at that fuel tank farm managing fuel deliveries) you could receive a million+ gallons at a time via pipeline. It wasn’t the airport’s fuel, it is ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4665

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

So just start chucking everything out of the cargo hold onto the ramp? If there are cookies sheets inside you can just use a belt loader (they reach high enough) and load directly onto those. And would you agree that a belt loader is considered ramp equipment. He meant widebody ramp equipment such ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages
Replies: 36
Views: 5201

Re: RNO & US West Airports Fuel Shortages

It’s not just Reno, it’s everywhere out west. Refiners aren’t producing jet fuel, not enough truck drivers to deliver it. Demand skyrocketing due to airline, biz jets and massive firefighting needs. Pretty much every medium sized airport and larger has fuel delivered by pipeline, not truck. Usually...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4665

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

UA will usually fly in a widebody qualified ramp crew on the charter, and arrange to borrow someone's can loader. UPS and FedEx are reliable sources for widebody equipment in any station. typically, military charters are bulk loaded. you have the FAK and then PMC's in all positions. No need for ram...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W on SFO-LIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4665

Re: UA 77W on SFO-LIT

UA will usually fly in a widebody qualified ramp crew on the charter, and arrange to borrow someone's can loader. UPS and FedEx are reliable sources for widebody equipment in any station.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 380
Views: 58291

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Alaska has a natural advantage of a huge customer base with a strong brand recognition in the area. I am disappointed UA is pulling out, but if it's not working then it's not working. Anytime I worked a PAE flight it seemed pretty full. Clearly the numbers aren't working out. If UA can't make it wor...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86128

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

I'm curious how you can have a controller alone with no backup. I'm just throwing this out there, what if she maybe had some local Ahi that wasn't as fresh as it should have been and an expedited run to the restroom was required, is there not someone else there to take over her responsibilities if ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 21432

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

Would be cool if they painted the engines red. Those would really pop against the white fuselage, like United’s blue engines.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 381
Views: 76896

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

UAX Update: E145XR: N21129 returned to revenue service with CommutAir CR5: N519LR ferried AMA for paint CR7: N797SK exited ROW in EvoBlu livery I am impressed with how fast OO is getting the 700’s painted once it resumed. Seeing fewer and fewer gold liveries. Some were really presenting rather poor...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 381
Views: 76896

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

UnitedRB211 wrote:
N772UA flew to VCV recently. Any idea what's up?


Just for temporary storage.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112716

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

ILNFlyer wrote:
DEN2021 wrote:
N772UA is due to depart DEN today (7/15) for VCV.


I presume she is going to the scrapper...


No. Shows storage for the time being. All indications point to a return to service.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21
Replies: 22
Views: 3105

Re: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21

No surprise the switches failed. Denver does not inspect or maintain anything after it is installed. They always wait for something to fail before repairing it. There is zero accountability and zero proactiveness from the aviation department.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

I am going to help you out, lets pretend this "idea" actually gets certified how do you make the financial numbers work? The only way is have single pilot certification for up to 19 pax. Most likely with active safety systems you see on the CirrusJet. That should be easy and I sure ALPA w...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

This site sure is hostile to new ideas. I am going to help you out, lets pretend this "idea" actually gets certified how do you make the financial numbers work? The only way is have single pilot certification for up to 19 pax. Most likely with active safety systems you see on the CirrusJe...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 381
Views: 76896

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

N771UA, a grounded PW 772 is back in the air operating a LAX-HNL flight. Not sure if this is a revenue flight. https://fr24.com/UAL2712/2867785c united.com has the departure gate as SPT20 and the seat map is empty. So I am guessing it is not a passenger flight and probably re-positioning? maybe on ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 154979

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

The only reason I am on this thread was because I saw a plane with billboard AVELO titles on the side from my seat after liftoff, and I looked them up and came upon this thread. I see no billboards anywhere nearby, and I am so local my wife was home in 12 minutes after dropping me at Terminal A. I ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 154979

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Despite living nearby I had never heard of Avelo until this morning when I saw a plane at Terminal B from the window of my WN flight out of BUR. For as long as you’ve been in the industry, and as many posts as you have on this site, and you’re just hearing about them now? Find that hard to believe....

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

VC10er wrote:
HORRIBLE NAME: “Electric-risk” is basically what it says.

But I applaud UA again for making positive moves and positive PR around their green commitment!


The only place I see that used is in the OP's post, not in the press release. I wonder if he purposefully misspelled it.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

Regardless of how its powered, 4 engines for 19 seats in the modern day? Maintenance costs is always doubled over 2 engines. Sure you have twice the number of blades. But I would bet electric DC motors have much fewer wear parts and consumables. You aren't going to be running accessories such as bl...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9827

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

Happy to see more forward-thinking from United despite the naysayers. A.netters: Aviation has become so bland it is all wing-mounted 2- engine airplanes. Bring back the Concorde and 4-holers! United: Hey we are ordering supersonic aircraft, electric sky taxis, and 4 engine electric regional aircraft...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4337

Re: Breeze International RFP

What is this 'Route Exchange'? For airlines too lazy or cheap to do their own research? I was wondering the same. At first, I thought this may have been a flight sim enthusiast press release. Those virtual airlines do a lot to make themselves look like real carriers; including fictional quotes and ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

Re: Flight Deck Temperature Comfort

I am not a pilot but I notice a lot of E145 pilots have foil sunshades that cover the entire window surface. I have seen other aircraft have them like what you would use in your car to just block the main areas; but the 145 guys block every square inch of the window. So I assume that cockpit gets ve...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14106

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

Wasn't that a LAX-MIA flight? They surely could've landed at DFW ? Given the coordinated police response described upon landing, some time is required to put that all together. Rushing the aircraft to the ground may not have given law enforcement the amount of time required to adequately prepare fo...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3369

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

This really hits RJ operators hard because the weights include carry-on baggage; and then when the bag gets gate checked the weight is counted again. So they are accounting for the weight twice in many instances. Commutair has been having trouble dispatching 145's at DEN now without a weight penalty...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2289 Security Incident to MIA
Replies: 98
Views: 14106

Re: Passengers Forced To Put Hands On Head

This will be a lawsuit waiting to happen. If the threat was so critical to require all passengers to be restricted from physical movement; then the flight should have landed at the nearest airport that has air stairs. This is insane.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 154979

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

737NG parts are widely available in every corner of the country. Airlines borrow spares from each other ALL the time. Need a wheel assembly at some outstation in the SE? Call DL and they’ll probably lend one out and you ship them your spare that’s sitting in SoCal. It’s one of the two best selling a...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 62644

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

mkorpal333 wrote:
I've been out of the loop recently, did AF get their CDG flight running? Any pictures show up?


Yep. There’s some photos on DIA’s Facebook page.

It did a go-around this afternoon on 35L.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 381
Views: 76896

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

AA has not been sleeping at ORD. They are actually continuing building out the hub as they refocus their overall hub strategy which started pre-pandemic. As Vasu Raja explained they are doing several things in Chicago, including the growth of midwest heartland network, offering nothing smaller than...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

It’s fairly common, especially at busy airport. Usually gate fees are higher per turn for FIS gates. Also, these arrivals usually occur on common-use gates (that are limited in number to accept international screening) which the airport may need vacant for another arrival soon, so they may only allo...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Air Connection wins EAS away from Skywest for PIR and ATY
Replies: 98
Views: 10587

Re: Denver Air Connection wins EAS away from Skywest for PIR and ATY

Key Lime/Denver Air Conx began service on July 1 however SkyWest did not leave. Both carriers are now at both PIR and ATY. What is up with that? SkyWest probably dropped the subsidy. They will probably try and run DAC off the route, then take the EAS again. Or United/SkyWest decided the route was w...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 381
Views: 76896

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I could see DEN-NRT returning before IAH-NRT when restrictions ease. It may be a while for Asia to reopen to the U.S. so United may not need both routes as they serve similar connection markets. United can easily route connections to Denver when Japan does reopen in the future. United seems focused...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 140
Views: 18062

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

I would suspect if OO got the E175 certified, AA and UA would also utilize that. So if DL is funding this, they would be helping all 3 airlines, and also open up the opportunity for AS also. I don’t think DL can “non-compete” clause OO into exclusivity on the 175; OO wouldn’t want it as it would sou...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27801

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Hmm, what could WN do to attract business travelers? Why, it's pretty simple. WN could offer the BEST PERK in the industry. It's called companion pass, and notihng else in the industry comes close. Who else lets you take along your companion -an unlimited number of times every year -- for free. It ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27801

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

So far the only example this thread has created of a business market WN excels at is DAL-HOU. So 1 market between their two hubs means WN is a business airline. That is a unique city pair that they can take advantage of. A 25 minute flight where the lack of amenities don’t matter. How many business...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 27801

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

So far the only example this thread has created of a business market WN excels at is DAL-HOU. So 1 market between their two hubs means WN is a business airline. That is a unique city pair that they can take advantage of. A 25 minute flight where the lack of amenities don’t matter. How many business ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155687

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

United is basically saying: our slots/potential in capacity constrained airports will only be worth 160+ seats in the mid-future. If the route cannot support that much capacity, the aircraft will be used on a route that can. I.e. SFO and EWR. Cities that cannot support 160 seat airplanes to SFO or E...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155687

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Well, if airplanes are free new ones are always cheaper to operate than used ones. The E-175 does have a lower trip cost than the CRJ-900 (with all costs included). We never had a case where the trip cost of a much larger aircraft is lower than the smaller aircraft it is replacing. Uh, yeah we have...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5205

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

Who cares. She isn’t hurting anyone. People are probably saying these same things about “those dorks” watching airplanes and writing down tail numbers. Why blast her photo all of over the internet.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155687

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

jhsusman wrote:
what are the current United widebody gates in DEN and where will the extra 6 be located? Will any of the new gates be common use gates in the newly expanded A concourse?


Primary: B32, 36, 38, 42

Capable: 10, 39, 43.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155687

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

I like the idea of the narrow body order as it is. They may not be at slot constrained airports as hubs, but they are definitely at gate constrained airports as hubs. I can think of only the new gates coming online at Denver and the possibility of adding banks at IAD that can absorb the growth of s...

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