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by FlyBTV
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388398

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

NTSB says they plan to release a transcript of the CVR in the next week. Will be interesting to see that. I have a question for those who work in aviation here. The NTSB says the audio quality of the CVR is poor and needs some enhancement. On this thread people have said by looking at the pictures ...

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by FlyBTV
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142497

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Nobody is asking the important questions. Like, how far over the Atlantic can they get before the signal is lost from the DirectTV satellite? “There’s another satellite launching in 2021 (ViaSat-3) that will give us complete global coverage and which would be important if we decide to launch servic...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 757
Views: 90483

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

In another article a member of the Chamber of Commerce said the service to BOS has come down to two cities--BTV and ROC. In other words, they're definitely in talks with someone. DL is of course would be the natural fit, but could it be B6 or even some UA RON mainline? It's looking more and more li...

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by FlyBTV
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?
Replies: 33
Views: 5209

Re: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?

Waste of slots? Trashed fares and yields having three carriers on the route? Better fleet usage? Take your pick. You forgot about Acela Express. Air-Rail share is 75% rail per the below article: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2014/11/why-more-northeast-us-travelers-take-the-train-than-a-pla...

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by FlyBTV
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?
Replies: 24
Views: 3177

Re: Why isn't Shannon Airport called Limerick Airport? Would it benefit from being called the latter?

It would seem the solution here (if this is a problem) would be to follow the lead of many US airport renaming and call it something like Shannon-Limerick airport. I.E. Baltimore-Washington (decently closer to Baltimore, although about the same distance to Washington as IAD and way more transit acce...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

No one whose final destination is inside the city limits (or the near northern Maryland suburbs/Arlington County) is flying via Dulles, located out in East Jesus, Virginia. They're flying into DCA, which JetBlue still serves from BOS and has never served from JFK/LGA. Basically all that's going awa...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

More from Q2 and I think BTV is in big trouble long term. I also don't see the point in keeping PWM at 3 times a day during seasonal service. I hope you’re wrong, but I can’t argue with your reasoning. One thing I did not realize is that Delta added BTV-JFK flights this year to complete against Jet...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Well, looks like BTV made the cut. I'm very relived. As a DC resident, though, it just got a little harder to fly JetBlue from my home. DCA/BWI to BOS is a little far out of the way to connect, but I'll manage. Cutting IAD made tons of sense, it would be nice if they could offer some way to connect ...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I suspect that lots of people in BTV would be happy to trade JFK for something direct to Florida, even seasonal or lower frequency. I’d agree, but I highly doubt they would run direct to Florida service from BTV. It’s been tried and pulled in the past. They can make more money flying the aircraft f...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I suspect that lots of people in BTV would be happy to trade JFK for something direct to Florida, even seasonal or lower frequency. I’d agree, but I highly doubt they would run direct to Florida service from BTV. It’s been tried and pulled in the past. They can make more money flying the aircraft f...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Good Authority from a mid-level B6 Exec that the final list is: BTV - a little surprising but perhaps F9 will do it for them? IMO, F9 has nothing to do with it. They’re flying twice a week I think, nowhere near enough to cut into the capacity that B6 has. At the end of the day it is just a lower yi...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I've also wondered if there might have been a Peoples Express connection behind BTV getting B6 service. Peoples Express saw considerable success in BTV before it was absorbed into CO - it demonstrated that BTV could support a low-cost carrier. I could see someone carrying their experience at People...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

BTV and Upstate NY along with ORH are served for POLITICAL reasons. New Air was many years ago...but ol Chuck Schumer is still around. It's been said that BTV was one of the inaugural B6 cities because David Neeleman is a Mormon and Vermont has a prominent place in the Mormon story. Same for SLC. I...

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by FlyBTV
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

They won't withdraw from BTV/PWM. They need those to feed Florida flights and the O&D traffic also make money. Stuff they will cut are the low yielding west coast stuff. They've already reduced winter schedule on routes like MCO-LAX, JFK-PDX, FLL-LGB, which are all huge money loosers. Hopefully...

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by FlyBTV
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92436

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I’m hearing there are 6-8 BlueCities on the chopping block in the very near future... a handful of which have been on the routemap from the very beginning (00-02) That concerns me greatly since BTV is in that category and as the smallest city that B6 serves, I could see it as a prime candidate for ...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for BTV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2450

Re: What's next for BTV?

It is almost definitely a Frontier announcement. The image posted on the Facebook post matches the background of FlyFrontier.com exactly. As to where, I'm guessing MCO - I know there's a lot of focus on restoring direct service to Florida.

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by FlyBTV
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4017

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

The problem with nuclear power stations and nuclear energy is the long term legacy of dealing with it after it has finished it's useful life, we are leaving a problem for future generations to deal with.... I work in the nuclear industry and I know of the problems we're already encountering with de...

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by FlyBTV
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4017

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

As an aside, the technology does exist to capture CO2 from the atmoshere and use renewable energy to do so. If we assume that CO2 emissions are a huge problem, why aren't governments coming up with plans to fund tens of thousands of these plants? Thanks for the kind words. Not to get too off topic ...

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by FlyBTV
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4017

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

I consider it as a large factor in terms of how I get around, and how I make large decisions in life, but I don't consider it on a detail basis when choosing to fly. I.E. The impact of taking a business class vs coach seat on a long haul, or flying different aircraft types or routings is not a facto...

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by FlyBTV
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone here own their own plane?
Replies: 19
Views: 3877

Re: Does anyone here own their own plane?

I've looked into it but could never get the numbers to work. Almost bought a C150 once. Instead I've gone the flying club route and have found that to be what works best for the level of flying that I do. At the moment I'm involved in a great situation - I pay $82/month and $87/tach hour (wet) for a...

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by FlyBTV
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49788

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

BTV has a 8,319ft runway per Wikipedia. Why is everyone concerned? I don't think the concern stems from performance issues - but rather can a small market like BTV support 145 seats on several departures for B6? I'd argue it can, in part because historically it has and a number of legacy carriers h...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49788

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Wonder what this means for their smaller markets like BTV, PWM, SYR ect. Back when I worked for B6 at BTV (over 10 years ago, at this point), it was all A320s with the exception of an E190 direct to MCO. They began to transition to 190s during my last year there. So BTV has supported larger planes ...

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by FlyBTV
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6061

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

I don't think it was discovered until she was going through immigration at LHR. I'm guessing they cross reference passenger names to the flight manifests as part of the process and discovered she wasn't on the manifest of the flight she says she was. My understanding is that she didn't have a passp...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 198
Views: 44659

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Very cool. They are also offering it in a 19 seat passenger configuration. I think it could prove popular on EAS routes and other small feeder services. Seems to be a smart move by Cessna - there are no aircraft currently produced in that segment - the Beech 1900, EMB 110/120, SA227, etc have all be...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321947

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

According to UPS' transit time maps, UPS Ground between Fort Worth and Phoenix is 3 days. And apparently by the tracking it went by air with a stopover in ABQ (this is typical of UPS 2nd Day Air packages that go through DFW). In looking at UPS maps, exceeding ground transit times does not always me...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321947

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

FedEx Ground uses team longhaul drivers so they don't have to stop and rest; I assume that UPS has the same kind of capability. 1100 miles is beyond what Amazon currently does in-house by road, but no reason they might not get there someday. I would be curious to see whether your "2 Day Air&qu...

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by FlyBTV
Sun May 21, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 4053

Re: Cities with alternate airports

Theoretically PBG could be considered an alternate for BTV. It's in a different state and would require a ferry ride and close to an hour's drive to access, but only about 10 minutes away by jet, maybe less. No control tower but they do have airline service at PBG and an enormous runway, owing to it...

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by FlyBTV
Thu May 18, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review
Replies: 47
Views: 9368

Re: Possible outcome after JetBlue fleet review

This is pure, uninformed speculation on my part, but if B6 were to go the route of wide bodies, I'd think the A330neo would be the way they would go. There's probably a decent amount of parts commonality with the A320, and I wonder if Airbus could offer better pricing versus the 787-9. Regardless of...

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by FlyBTV
Tue May 02, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321947

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Thanks to everyone for providing such detailed reporting! It's fascinating. I'm quite excited that BWI seems to have a larger role in the operation as it's pretty close to me. I'm hoping to find the time one weekend to head up there and see an Amazon plane come in. Have we kept track of which birds ...

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by FlyBTV
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yoke versus Sidestick
Replies: 33
Views: 4390

Re: Yoke versus Sidestick

I have read the AF447 report, and several others. I'm aware of the feedback issues. However, my question was about whether being right or left handed and the relative position to one's right or left had an impact on their flight abilities. No, it wouldn't. I only fly a Cessna 172, but I'm right han...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 48
Views: 7721

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

But, the FAA regs. probably don't permit the kind of ride-sharing that Uber and Lyft offer for auto owners. You can replacement 'probably' with 'definitely.' There have been numerous FAA rulings on this in recent years. The FAA won't even allow someone to offer up a seat in their aircraft at cost v...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Check-In : What does it actually do?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Check-In : What does it actually do?

If the airline wants to avoid no-shows, just send an e-mail/text 1 week and again 1 day beforehand reminding them of the flight details where you can confirm simply by replying. Maybe even give an incentive to reply (e.g. $10 off your next ticket) or to report if they won't make it (e.g. partial re...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87308

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

http://imgur.com/a/jecm2


I think it looks sharp but I like your rendering way more.
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yycdel wrote:
Should have kept red text
http://imgur.com/a/jecm2


I think it looks sharp but I like your rendering way more.

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by FlyBTV
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321947

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

USPS is not the big show at Amazon, UPS and FedEx are. For Prime Air stuff, you are absolutely correct, but not for everything else. UPS and FedEx still take on the overwhelming majority of packages, though as more distribution centers open in metro areas that is changing. My experience is that it ...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any other examples, like the F-WTSA Concorde, which had two liveries at the same time?
Replies: 33
Views: 3879

Re: Are there any other examples, like the F-WTSA Concorde, which had two liveries at the same time?

Not exactly the same as the Concorde, but similar idea. Actually that design is closer to the Concorde than you would think looking at that from the side: 0208007 Growing up, I flew on that aircraft between MSP-SEA (or SEA-MSP, I forget which). I was probably 11 or 12 at the time. I have a photo of...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?
Replies: 82
Views: 5944

Re: Are life rafts and vests really needed on commercial aircraft?

That having been said, I believe rafts are only mandatory if you stay within a certain distance of land. I will have to look up the specific rules again though. Greater than 50 miles from land triggers the life raft requirement for part 121 (airline) carriers. There is a nice chart summarizing the ...

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by FlyBTV
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one ship left to search for MH370
Replies: 58
Views: 9835

Re: Only one ship left to search for MH370

It really depends on how many people still CARE by then. As I said, the Waratah was lost before the Titanic, but the public was obsessed with the Titanic I guess because of the Europe/New York visibility. Look at all the movies that were made between 1912 and 1985. ( I would suggest that the reason...

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by FlyBTV
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't more airports use Intercontinental to differentiate themselves?
Replies: 42
Views: 5173

Re: Why don't more airports use Intercontinental to differentiate themselves?

What small airports call themselves 'international' without on-site customs facilities? I can't think of any. The international signifer has meaning, even if there is no commercial service - it signals to me as a general aviation pilot that I can use it as an airport of entry into the country. For a...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321947

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Thanks for the updates everybody. It's all interesting to see. I'm interested in knowing when they will start international flights outside the U.S. The way it's going now, there's nothing planned if I'm seeing it correctly(?) Maybe in 2017? A388 I don't think it will occur that soon. I sell on Ama...

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by FlyBTV
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?
Replies: 33
Views: 4808

Re: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?

Is that a new procedure? The reason I ask is I've always wondered exactly how the mail moves once it is handed over to FedEx. I've seen several pictures where FedEx is clearly sorting bags of USPS material (particularly Priority Mail). Here is a good example: http://media.jrn.com/images/55239.jpg Al...

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by FlyBTV
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?
Replies: 33
Views: 4808

Re: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?

I believe FedEx moves a majority of United States Postal Service's packages. Therefore, a lot of FedEx's air freight is not their own FedEx packages. Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong. That's correct. They handle upwards of 90% of USPS domestic volume that goes by air. And with service standar...

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by FlyBTV
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1936 Pressurization Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 3662

Re: AA1936 Pressurization Problem

I've flown a C172 many times between 9,000 and 10,000 and have never noticed much of a difference other than the cooler air.

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by FlyBTV
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 321947

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I really can't fathom why anyone would give a shit about a livery on a cargo plane...its flying boxes. I think a significant element is Amazon's shift in strategy: until recently, the entire air freight program was under wraps with Amazon not wanting to comment significantly about it. Now, they're ...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc
Replies: 52
Views: 5825

Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Burlington, VT (BTV) has seasonal service to Toronto (YTZ) via Porter.

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by FlyBTV
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Illegal Drone Activity Shuts Dubai Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 6657

RE: Illegal Drone Activity Shuts Dubai Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Eagleboy" class="quote" target="_blank">Eagleboy</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Small quad copter, designed to ram other q...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Treatment Of Waste From Airports?
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

RE: Treatment Of Waste From Airports?

To clarify, are you interested in waste from airport facilities or waste pumped from aircraft (or both)? Here in the DC area, <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> and <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virg...

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by FlyBTV
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Airlines Make A Few Cents With This Idea?
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

RE: Could Airlines Make A Few Cents With This Idea

I work in revenue management for a major transportation provider (not an airline, but it is a very similar environment). I'll weigh in with my opinions below. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a ...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BTV-BOS Always A Failure?
Replies: 49
Views: 9740

RE: Why Is BTV-BOS Always A Failure?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slcdeltarumd11" class="quote" target="_blank">slcdeltarumd11</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>Amtrak is super popular on V...

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by FlyBTV
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BTV-BOS Always A Failure?
Replies: 49
Views: 9740

RE: Why Is BTV-BOS Always A Failure?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NASBWI" class="quote" target="_blank">NASBWI</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>AFAIK, <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)...

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