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by qcpilotxf
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Great Lakes Aviation B1900 fleet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: What happened to the Great Lakes Aviation B1900 fleet?

I've been to CYS multiple times in the last year and a lot of them are scattered around the airport stored. Im assuming waiting on someone to either love them or scrap them

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used
Replies: 38
Views: 7140

Re: Australian bushfires -why is the "global supertanker" not used

Tanker 944 is currently in Marana, AZ under maintenance, has been since the middle of November

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4676

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

I do agree that there are fewer flights than expected SEA has a lot of NYC lift and is nearby YVR-NYC also overflies at a minimum of 4 major hubs (I'm sure I missed one). Transcons use a lot of time on aircraft, it may have better yields only having a few nonstops and sending the rest on connections

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A321 cockpit missing evacuation panel???
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: Delta A321 cockpit missing evacuation panel???

Just looking quickly through the flight deck photos of Delta's Airbuses (330s and 350s included) it appears they are all missing it. It was probably an old NW thing that it was ordered without the panel and DL kept it out to keep the fleet common.

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Order Status
Replies: 13
Views: 2746

Re: 737 MAX Order Status

Most airlines(90%) will stick to MAX, or worst case defer until NSA. A320s are so badly sold out that it can't make any meaningful conversion other than a few airlines (mostly those who operate both). If A220 can get its production sorted and increase production in next couple of years, that is the...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 17883

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

One thing is for sure, I sincerely doubt AA will retire any airplanes anytime soon, even the 80s. Not in a precarious state like this. I'm gonna disagree with you on this. If AA has any Super 80s that are scheduled for retirement during the MAX grounding I bet they will leave the fleet as scheduled...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 17883

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

No it wasn’t. Just tired of novices who are clueless Im not a novice and i was told (APA) mentioned MD80’s coming back online along with there Venezuela memo to pilots.. The company hasn't said anything about more MD80s coming out of ROW. There are no pilots to fly them, when a plane leaves the fle...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 17883

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

According to aerotransport.org, AA has 28 M80s still in service, and all are due for retirement this year. No breakdown by aircraft by month for retirement. I believe that one of them is leaving before the summer. That's N501AA the sole MD-82 left in the fleet at this point. All the other remaining...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 83
Views: 10564

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

The monopoly is the reason it is the largest airport in the world. You take that away and the airport will lose traffic to better placed alternatives. I mean who in their right mind want to fly for 2-3 hours extra just because Delta push all their traffic through ATL. If the monopoly goes away you ...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 4274

Re: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs

AA has a base at BOS, and just recently closed a base at STL (former TWA base). UA also still have a base in CLE. And while not technically a hub DLs NYC base covers EWR I believe. Most regionals in the US have bases that are closer to the preferred port or reverse rostering than basing. They operat...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United in Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 2651

Re: United in Mexico

CO cut TGZ in 2008. It must have been performing particularly poorly as most of the other Mexican regional markets survived the recession and were cut more recently post-merger. UA also cut VSA. This leads me to believe that there is very little demand from this region of Mexico to the US and most ...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit at FLL
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: JetBlue and Spirit at FLL

I'm a big believer that we won't see where everyone's true homes are until they are done reconstructing the whole airport. There is so much changing there that some big moves could still be made at some point.

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Bern, NC (KEWN) Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: New Bern, NC (KEWN) Question

AA likely holds the market share. While CLT may not be as well connected to the world as ATL, you can get to pretty much anywhere with 2 stops and passengers may not necessarily be going somewhere that requires more than 1 stop. The airlines know where people want to go and will build their flights ...

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by qcpilotxf
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 421
Views: 84803

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

wedgetail737 wrote:
It wouldn't surprise me if CPAir is dead.


Just heard from someone that is friends with a bunch of people from ADI that their only flyable airplane has been repossessed and that their entire OCC has been laid off..... so id call that dead

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4745

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

with this government shutdown, are there any security delays out of SFO? SFO has private firm doing security....airports can opt out of TSA and SFO did They have TSA there at terminal 3. i flew SFO-LAX last month and its all TSA. unless that changed in the past week or two. SFO is an SPP airport. A...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & O’Hare 21
Replies: 79
Views: 10404

Re: Delta & O’Hare 21

[list=][/list]Delta already tried ORD-CDG and that failed. I don’t see any other international flights from them at ORD. The only other one that would make sense is AMS and they are best to leave that to KLM. UA/AA have the connecting traffic to make their international flights work. DL does not an...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning
Replies: 39
Views: 5438

Re: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning

So, in order to minimize potential DCA troubles, fly a widebody instead of a ERJ/CRJ? You can even run into issues with that concept. its impossible to generalize the decisions that airline management makes on who gets delayed and who doesn't during weather delays. Normally the decision is made to ...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why the external release is only on the f/o's side of the aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3637

Re: why the external release is only on the f/o's side of the aircraft

External release? I think we are going to need some more information on this before we will be able to answer your question. Aircraft? What an external release is? maybe even an operator?

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 19845

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Any bill in congress should consider that the realities of 21st century. Airlines should NOT be Overbooking flights. This practice has been used with the excuse to "maximize revenue" and utilizing the logic that folks do change plans and this is the way to avoid spoilage. However this exc...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 16124

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Ziyulu wrote:
If I go to a museum, I don't expect to see a 777. I can easily fly on a 777 on numerous routes today. I would not be surprised if this "museum" will get a 787 in the near future.


The museum in question does already have a 787

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?
Replies: 29
Views: 3919

Re: Is Neeleman Talking to Meacham Field (Ft.Worth, TX) About Moxy?

I posted a thread on FTW a few weeks ago where they noted they were preparing for commercial service in 18 months. They are actively courting service unless AA is completely freaking out. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1397785 I wonder if Neeleman takes this seriously as a focus po...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5911

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

They are committed to nothing out of JFK beyond hubs, partner hubs and SFO. Everything else is on the table...including S America. They wont leave, but they will be much smaller going forward. I agree with post above...Eagle is next. No need to feed flights that dont exist. JFK is just another outs...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

I think the ULCC business model is inherently flawed. I doubt Jebtlue will go down the path of ULCC. Cramming 20% more seats on a plane and selling them for 50% of the ticket price of competitors can only work for so long. They are essentially making the seats a loss leader and making profit on anc...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: General aviation ferry flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: GA Ferry Flights

Do these pilots work for an agency, or the manafactuer? Or self employed? There is a numer of companies that provide the service, they normally employ a mix of employed pilots and contract pilots to accomplish their missions. They will pick up aircraft from a seller or manufacturer and fly them to ...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal D South Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 3249

Re: DFW Terminal D South Expansion

It's 150k square feet, not just 150. Does AA still use Terminal D for any domestic departures/arrivals, or is capacity to the point where everything in Terminal D is international now? AA uses it for domestic operations also. Normally it is just aircraft that came in international and are turning d...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10497

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

How about they hire Smisek to take over and "streamline" management? :smile: Dear Management and Support Staff Team Members, That letter was confusing, so Isom/Parker are staying but middle management is threatened? I read that as they are too large at the upper middle management level (s...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SWA Routing question
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: SWA Routing question

Looking at other flights that operate from CHI to PIT, it appear that it would be Cleveland Center issuing the short cut, or it may be the FAAs computer that offers the short cut to avoid DTW/CLEs arrivals. This was just looking quickly at UA and AA also.

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 17654

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

CX agreed to return the plane to Boeing upon retirement from day 1 they purchased the plane. Boeing 777 is the most successful twin engine WB plane, the 1st copy of the type surely worth a place in the museum. It may be a little soon by some theories to display a 777, but as iconic as it is, it des...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67092

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

BA isn't leaving DFW, they will continue to operate one of the frequencies. It wouldn't make sense for BA not to fly into the 4th largest market in the country. While I do agree with you that BA won't be leaving DFW, they would leave DFW if for some reason it made sense for the joint venture to uti...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue May 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7757

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

I see the Atlantic has been covered pretty well and the Pacific has been hinted on, but could anyone put a list of all regions of the world, who is #1,2,&3 of the big US3 or 4 if WN beats in anything, all on one comment? . Latin America Full Year 2017 RPM (traffic) AA: 29,725,000 UA: 21,881,565...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed May 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 6936

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes

I wonder who are these planes going to go to? PSA is having a hard time putting pilots in seats right now, and Envoy has been trying to get rid of their CRJs for years.

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by qcpilotxf
Wed May 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67092

Re: American Airlines winter 2018 network changes

Miami-LHR will move one daily flight on the 777-300 to DFW starting in OCT. British Airways will start and additional 747 on the LHR-MIA route But it's my understanding that BA is discontinuing DFWLHR with this. So we go from: MIALHR - 2x AA/2x BA DFWLHR - 1x BA/3x AA To: MIALHR - 1x AA/3x BA DFWLH...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5737

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Though, HP and US never really merged before in all those years, so I wouldn't expect this one to go quickly either Was that sorted out after merger with AA? During Single FOS (Pilot Integration) The first flight flown with 2 non matched crews was an HP and US pilot, followed shortly by a US and AA...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5737

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Will there be some delay of LUS FA's on LAA aircraft, especially 737, 767 & 777 variants because they have to get certified. Also will be interested to see if AA swaps the 330's to LHR out for 777's to have a single fleet in LHR. There might be some ground / maintenance benefits to that kind of...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: Cargo hold

The smaller aft bin is normally called the 'Bulk' bin, it normally accommodates bags that arrived after the cans were already closed up or arrived after loading began. They also store items that cannot be containerized for some reason in this bin, things like outsized checked luggage and gate return...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Type Rating Without multi engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Type Rating Without multi engine

You will need to hold the appropriate rating in class and category prior to being able to get a type rating. So if the aircraft you are attempting to get a rating in has more than one engine you will need to have a multi engine rating.

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 10100

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Maybe AA could throw in a 332 seeing how the JV is metal neutral. I wouldn't be surprised if we see something like this happen, once there is a bit of slack in the AA heavies i would be willing to be we will see 2x daily split between Ba and AA. But who knows how long that might be. It also doesn't...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 10100

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Maybe AA could throw in a 332 seeing how the JV is metal neutral. I wouldn't be surprised if we see something like this happen, once there is a bit of slack in the AA heavies i would be willing to be we will see 2x daily split between Ba and AA. But who knows how long that might be. It also doesn't...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2356

Re: Planned Stopovers?

The rest of the industry refers to them as Thru or 1 stop flights. They are fairly common domestically in the US and around the world. International legs have fallen out of favor for these, but they are alive and well. From a passenger perspective it just like making a connection except you keep the...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 7911

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

I personally think that the opportunity for an F9 NK merger has came and gone. A few years ago when F9 was transitioning to ULCC they greatly complimented each other and were very much exploding in size at the time. I feel that they have both matured in their respective markets enough to be stable o...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 3785

Re: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight

At my airline we've had passengers present with severe nut allergies in the past and would just wipe down their seat area with alcoholic wipes and maybe ask passengers seated nearby to refrain from consuming nuts. Policy at my airline also. Row in front and row behind the passengers. And the thing ...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12749

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

They may be looking at a possible 100 seat plane in the future (E195E2?), but want the 319’s for a short term replacement. I'd be confused on why they would be looking at that when the E190s they currently have will be on their way to the desert in 2019. I think they like the 319 as they don't need...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 5224

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Normally the hubs for the network carriers will have multiple spares on site, and if there are no spares available they will start swapping aircraft until the broken one ends up as a spare later on in the day, or it is repaired and placed back into service.

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9924

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

There was a post I recently viewed where HA workers were removing both engines off of an A321neo inside of a hangar. I'm pretty sure every PW powered NEO has spent a at least a little time sitting with no engines on them. NK had at least 3 if not 4 of them sitting at DFW without engines for quite s...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102681

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Flightglobal just reported that HA has not cancelled their A330s yet https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiians-a330-800-order-remains-in-place-for-now-446147/ Can we calm down for a second now? While this does not mean that there isn't a Boeing order in the works, it does mean the A338 is...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 9033

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

DarthLobster wrote:
DC-9s? The 717s came online as the 9s were being phased out.



The 9s had been gone a long time when the 717s came online.

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 Routes from CLT
Replies: 28
Views: 3521

Re: AA 738 Routes from CLT

When will the cross fleeting begin officially? Does AA have an 737 pilot base at CLT? No new pilot bases have opened yet. Real cross-fleeting won't start until the flight attendant integration finishes, but assuming it will work like the other mergers there will start being alot more LAA planes in ...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67092

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I could see PHX-CID and also CLT-COU, CLT-CMI, CLT-FNT and maybe CLT-FSD I think we will definitely start seeing some CLT/PHL connections to the midwest. There is good connection to ORD/DFW but that easterly connection is lacking, especially for all the major companies that have large operations in...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3719

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

DL-yes (been there) AA -yes WN -yes UA? AS? HA? Technically, Frontiers of Flight museum at DAL is not run by WN but by a private group with support through grants by public and private sources. WN is definitely a major sponsor, however (an entire gallery is dedicated to their history) and, given th...

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by qcpilotxf
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 874
Views: 201605

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Wow what an emotional post. Relax dude, AS is starting to make some strides, with their livery, power, movies etc. Still has a ways to go, and that extends to their lackluster route network. This “emotional post” is in direct response to comments you made regarding their 1:brand and 2:offerings onb...

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