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by INFINITI329
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29315

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

bennett123 wrote:
I think that we are all in agreement on this.

Depends how soon fire crew will reach the scene, also if other combustible material nearby.


In United States the requirement is 4 minutes, however, I am not sure whether that mirrors the international standard or not.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11054

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

I thought FedEx lost the USPS contract The U.S. Postal Service is pleased to execute a four year renewal to extend the Air Cargo Network (ACN) contract with FedEx through September 29, 2024. The competitively awarded contract began October 1, 2013, and provides domestic air transportation for U.S. ...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements
Replies: 12
Views: 3366

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

The title should be changed to "U.S. Federal Court" (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York). "New York court" implies state jurisdiction which is not the case.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 44136

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

tphuang wrote:
At this point, I'm not sure if FLL-PHX will come back for B6. EWR is a more important station for B6 than MCO


It will be dependent on when the Caribbean resorts reopen and when cruises start sailing again. MCO is definitely more important than EWR for Jetblue.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 44136

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Maybe not. AA, UA, and F9 left the market in March and April, leaving it with no service until UA resumes one daily flight next month. B6 could be seeing an opportunity, or could be rolling the dice since the AA and UA schedules for August haven't been loaded. F9 is resuming in November, but by B6 ...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 44136

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Well random B6 announcement, EWR-PHX begins August 6th, twice daily. I find this stranger as they barely operate PHX once daily Maybe not. AA, UA, and F9 left the market in March and April, leaving it with no service until UA resumes one daily flight next month. B6 could be seeing an opportunity, o...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34010

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I'm surprised at EWR-PHX at 2 daily, B6 barely runs 1 daily on JFK-PHX. I am really curious as to the timings of the 2 flights. The later of two will almost certainly be timed to do a red-eye turn back to the east coast so that would make late evening departure from EWR. The earlier of the flights ...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14482

Re: The future of Laguardia

JFKalumni wrote:
Right now the Port Authority owns both JFK and LGA.


The Port Authority leases both airports. Both are owned by the City of New York

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by INFINITI329
Fri May 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4149

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

I don't understand the Navy's thinking in regard to non-carrier capable aircraft. To me this makes no sense. to me. It will be cheaper to practice carrier landings in trainer aircraft than would be in a strike fighter. I don't think your first carrier landing or cat shot should be in a strike fighte...

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 07, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10246

Re: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program

Let's wait if this acquisition will be yeeted to the hencoop just like the BOE-EMB acquisition. P/s: if this acquisition was cancelled, will Bom put the CRJ serie on sale again? There should be some potential customer, for example VN almost order the CRJ900 right before Bom suspended the sell of th...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8671

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

MIflyer12 wrote:
I think this is going to wind up in court.


I don't think there is a court in the United States that will side with Jetblue. If they don't get pressured from their federal representatives in Congress, a federal lawsuit will soon follow.

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by INFINITI329
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14135

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Just to be clear there are four locals that fall under the TWU International umbrella at Southwest. The letter referenced above is from the TWU International President 550 - Dispatchers 555- Ramp, Operations & Provisioning 556- Flight Attendants 557- Flight Crew Training Instructors Might I add...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14135

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Just to be clear there are four locals that fall under the TWU International umbrella at Southwest. The letter referenced above is from the TWU International President

550 - Dispatchers
555- Ramp, Operations & Provisioning
556- Flight Attendants
557- Flight Crew Training Instructors

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by INFINITI329
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36522

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I'd expect AC to E2 to replace their 175s that they have KV operating for them. Only carrier in North America whose scope clause is on seats and not seat AND weight. I can't see it. They'll be replaced with Q400s eventually. Can you really see a Q doing YYZ-ORD/ATL/MSY/DFW/AUS/IAH? Porter operates ...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5807

Re: Porter receives lifeline

aamd11 wrote:
adding yet more seats to what used to be 70-seaters,


I am curious to know how adding four seats to the Q's affected their performance out of YTZ. I always thought 70 seats were the maximum they were able to have to operate out of YTZ.

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by INFINITI329
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL
Replies: 25
Views: 5057

Re: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL

The pilots CBA prevents them from buying another airline and operating separate and you can’t merge a foreign airline into a domestic one In federal court, I think WN would prevail. I think it could easily be argued that the provisions in the contract are meant to reference carriers operating under...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL
Replies: 25
Views: 5057

Re: Southwest should consider a partial tender offer for GOL

It’s against the WN’s pilot contract No, there are provisions for code share and nothing to stop a purchase, except well - the world as we know it. The pilots CBA prevents them from buying another airline and operating separate and you can’t merge a foreign airline into a domestic one In federal co...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

Ishrion wrote:
https://mobile.twitter.com/CaptainBobbie/status/1240673935559016448

Here it is


I see they were not naive about the end of the contract with American

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by INFINITI329
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33005

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

FlyingElvii wrote:
TSA shutting down April 1st...
Rumored that Compass may be following on April 6th.


Wasnt TSA scheduled to shut down before the virus took a stranglehold on the United States?

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by INFINITI329
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American
Replies: 42
Views: 11760

Re: Sale-leaseback on 788s for American

Would BOC have paid the price that AA negotiated with Boeing or would the pricing be based on their own negotiation with Boeing?

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by INFINITI329
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19421

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

UA can end contract and reassign planes to ExpressJet With UA owning 40% of CommutAir I say a merger with Expressjet is the most likely outcome That of course would make sense, but how tricky would that be? UA already effectively owns Xpressjet but has to dance around it by not owning more than hal...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19421

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

capitalflyer wrote:
UA can end contract and reassign planes to ExpressJet


With UA owning 40% of CommutAir I say a merger with Expressjet is the most likely outcome

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by INFINITI329
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72568

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Southwest definitely has options from Airbus it really depends on which option will fit their future needs. - 150 and/or 162 seat A320NEO and 200 seat A321NEO or - 145 seat A223 I believe fleet diversity at WN is needed. Even though the cost will rise. I believe the size of WN will minimize the cost...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72568

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

SQ789 wrote:
Should WN order E175 like DL, AA, UA and AS next? It's useful for operating at smaller airports.


No, the smallest WN should go is 100 seats if they decide to go smaller

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by INFINITI329
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8703

Re: JetBlue turns 20

Congratulations to B6! I am not residing in US and have been following its up and down as a fan from far away in Asia. Not wanting to start a fire, but I am curious to know was B6 the airline Boeing turned down when they were looking to buy/lease new aircraft? Neeleman knew what WN paid Boeing for ...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Mesa historically so bad?
Replies: 31
Views: 6018

Re: Why is Mesa historically so bad?

I always thought Mesa was prime target for a cheap acquisition...mainly by Skywest

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by INFINITI329
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA is acquiring a flight school
Replies: 60
Views: 11231

UA is acquiring a flight school

United has agreed to purchase Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix, Arizona I believe this is a step in the right direction to ensure staffing at their regional operators. https://www.businessinsider.com/united-airlines-pilot-flight-school-shortage-2020-2?utm_source=yahoo.com&utm_medium=ref...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30865

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

People WILL NOT forget about the MAX. Not in the social media & internet age. 10- 15 years ago maybe. not today

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 JNB-ATL 777 diverts to MIA this morning
Replies: 38
Views: 7408

Re: DL201 JNB-ATL 777 diverts to MIA this morning

On December 29, they had a (fuel?) stop in JFK. I had to correct my mental map a little: JNB-JFK is about 400nm shorter than JNB-ATL, which I would not have expected. Yup; it’s easy to forget just how far west ATL is (actually slightly west of DTW). But if they can make it, JFK is easily the best/l...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam
Replies: 44
Views: 16581

Re: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam

Did not see this posted, but here is additional information on the foaming incident at Mobile FAL, which involved what was to be the first DL A220-300: https://www.fliegerfaust.com/airbus-news-new-a220-corrosion-2640536425.html What kind of inspections & assurances would need to be made to make...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 44136

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

James Bennett Director of Sky Harbor had something to say about the ride-share fare hike. Don't be misled: Phoenix airport has every right to recoup costs from Uber and Lyft https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2020/01/06/uber-lyft-surprised-phoenix-airport-fees-we-worked-together/27963930...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diversion to SJU, 1/6/20
Replies: 12
Views: 3407

Re: DL201 diversion to SJU, 1/6/20

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /FAOR/TJSJ
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I assume US CBP will allow them to refuel and continue on to ATL as an international flight vs clearing customs in SJU ?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /FAOR/TJSJ

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by INFINITI329
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released
Replies: 117
Views: 4457

Re: Updated: PC-12 Crash in Chamberlain NTSB Preliminary released

Is there such a thing as self-serve deicing with glycol? I did several google searches and came up with nothing.

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by INFINITI329
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AA JFK slots to WN?
Replies: 110
Views: 13131

Re: What if AA JFK slots to WN?

If WN can focus on the New York market, they should be able to succeed at JFK. The formula used at LGA will not work at JFK.

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by INFINITI329
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123704

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

It's already cheaper than the terminal, round trip is $5.60 when the pick up is at 44th St according to the table that was being used in the City Council meetings. I think that the City will call Uber's bluff and we will end up with just Lyft for a while. Both are scheduled to leave in January. I t...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123704

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

The simple solution is to make the 44th st station the Uber/Lyft point. I honestly don’t know why more people don’t use it instead of jockeying for a spot at the terminals. It's already cheaper than the terminal, round trip is $5.60 when the pick up is at 44th St according to the table that was bei...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13824

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

I also agree that WS divesting some slots to PD is a possibility as PD could serve YTZ in the Toronto market nonstop from LGA. If the DOT forces WS to relinquish some of their slots, PD would have the most to gain. They would be the incumbent carrier as they don't serve LGA at all. 3. AC and UA nev...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13824

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

I also agree that WS divesting some slots to PD is a possibility as PD could serve YTZ in the Toronto market nonstop from LGA. If the DOT forces WS to relinquish some of their slots, PD would have the most to gain. They would be the incumbent carrier as they don't serve LGA at all. 3. AC and UA nev...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s
Replies: 51
Views: 11215

Re: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s

If you‘ve looked at the compass APC forums in the last couple months, or talked to any compass pilots lately (until this announcement), they were all but certain they were going to get this newly awarded UAL flying. Going forward after their delta jets leave (last of which is in June I believe), th...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sues the DOT
Replies: 28
Views: 6469

Re: Spirit sues the DOT

I don’t know how this works so maybe someone can enlighten me... why would Spirit be entitled to those departure times? I’m sure United would like to get their hands on those times just as much as Spirit, if not more. I believe NK's contention is that the slots times should be made available to sma...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s
Replies: 51
Views: 11215

Re: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s

Well, that should finish Compass, then. What does this have to do with Compass? Compass doesn't fly for UA. If you‘ve looked at the compass APC forums in the last couple months, or talked to any compass pilots lately (until this announcement), they were all but certain they were going to get this n...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does WN start engines faster?
Replies: 15
Views: 3057

Re: Does WN start engines faster?

On nearly every on-time flight I've taken, I've noticed: 1) WN almost always starts #2 seemingly ASAP during push. 2) Almost every other carrier starts up once positioned. My understanding is that typical SOPs are to start as soon as it's safe to do so, yet: I honestly cannot remember any other car...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45726

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I must say learned alot from the previous posts. Here are my points - I am confused as to why an ALPA union would allow for a no-scope contract with AS, especially when they have a wholly-owned regional carrier. - If DL A220s make it to SEA, I think AAG will have no choice but acquire something to c...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7596

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

i had seen 2 of them at JFK last week and did a double take. I had expected VS to send their A351s on some longer routes from the UK to Asia & Africa not across the pond to JFK.

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by INFINITI329
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123704

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

i wish the CoP would seriously consider building a new FIS in the in place of T2 once its demolished. I dont understand how they expect to attract further intl service with half ass facilities

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by INFINITI329
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 45726

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I realize that with only 10 aircraft flexibility is limited. But given the yields and slot limitations out of DCA I'm a bit surprised that they haven't scheduled the A321neos for as many DCA legs as possible. Instead they have been flying a variety of stuff, with some DCA, but also some transcon an...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138368

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

I think airlines simply just have to take the costs. Frames are far to old to fall into some warranty consideration. If a part was designed to last for up 90k cycles but fails before even reaching 1/3 of its lifespan the manufacturer has a problem. Most of the NG customers with grounded frames are ...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 123704

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Quick question, I had heard something a while back about Gateway possibly becoming a Class C instead of a very busy Delta. Are there any updates on whether or not this will go through? The traffic the gateway already surpasses what is seen at a typical Class D airport. I wouldn't be surprised if in...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil In Talks With JetBlue, Volaris, and Sky Airline To Operate Domestic Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 5730

Re: Brazil In Talks With JetBlue, Volaris, and Sky Airline To Operate Domestic Flights

Would JetBlue/Volaris launch Deep South American routes to station aircraft? P=zero on JetBlue operating that way. They would have a Brazilian subsidiary with a separate pilot/FA seniority list and local staff. They won't operate with U.S. staff, wages, and labor rules in Brazil. Pilot CBA specific...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72568

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

For my performance guys, I got a couple of Airbus related questions. (These are out pure curiosity to just see the options that Southwest is weighing)

What kind of performance (range) would a 200 seat A321N with 180 bags have out of MDW? (Assuming dry conditions)

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