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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4328

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

You owe me a new screen The guy uploaded nearly 5,000 accepted photos to this site. He did that for clout?! Nobody cares about weird guys who upload airliner photos. That’s the least influencer thing to do ever. He did it because it was his passion and obsession. YMMV. Life is short and Chui is spe...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4328

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

I’ve worked with Sam and know him well and he doesn’t get paid by the airlines in his videos. Probably a mix of 50/50 purchased tickets and free tickets. YouTube pays generously when you’re getting a million views per video, he doesn’t need to get paid by airlines. It’s his commitment to the hobby ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4328

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

Even if it wins a Pulitzer for journalistic excellence I won’t give Sam Chui a view. I'd rather read the industry press than rely on Sam Chui. Some of his videos are fine, I guess, but it's often fluff and pretty obvious a lot of it is staged. Pretty obvious he’s paid to make videos since he’s alwa...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268107

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I was planning a Vegas trip with my family in late September. We almost booked the tickets - but we didn't. It is now off indefinitely. We're vaccinated and we're simply not going there if masks are mandated. We won't be alone. I find it impossible to believe that these new mandates won't have a si...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268107

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I know the CEO’s say otherwise, but there is NO WAY the new restrictions coming about and Delta fears aren’t hurting forward bookings. Fall was already supposed to be suspect, but I imagine at least a few vacations have been canned. Status quo, airlines are insisting that there's been no noticeable...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 18
Views: 2804

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

BWIAirport wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Does FNL have TSA?

They had air service up until a few years ago with Allegiant, I'm sure it's easily reinstated if they've since taken it away

I remember it being anything but easy when KS went into LMT.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 18
Views: 2804

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

Does FNL have TSA?

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

It’s empty

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 192
Views: 39643

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

How can anyone take this airline seriously if they never fly anything they announce

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

We’ll see how strong demand is this winter. But maybe they are to cover maintenance checks on the 737s. System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. Daily systemwide LF has consistently been near or just above 90% for all of July. Airports and Con...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. From their existing pilot pool? The fleet plan hasn't changed that long ago, and they clearly have planned for Airbus pilots since they're keeping the A321. It's only 10 aircraft anyway. 10 aircraft is ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

We’ll see how strong demand is this winter. But maybe they are to cover maintenance checks on the 737s. System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. My question is where are they going to get all the airbus pilot for this? Is the airbus super fat ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

according to simpleflying Alaska are reactivating their A320's for a short period, https://simpleflying.com/alaska-reactivating-a320s/ I'm certainly seeing some 320s showing up in unusual places on the Nov schedules just updated.... Doesn't mean they're going to remain when the skeds are finalized ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Just saw this video of Milk Run 65 from SEA to JNU. Heard some audio in the clip I have never heard, communications approaching WRG KTN and JNU. In the video description is says “rare ATC audio”. What makes it rare? https://youtu.be/QdmaoSRAUPQ Uh idk where he got that but he has like communication...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268107

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

So we're seeing an increase in domestic due to leisure right? Probably because people who were locked in for the last year are eager to get out and take a vacation? If that's the case once international opens up travel will easily exceed 2019 levels. I wonder how it impacts the bottom line of the m...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268107

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

More great info Indy, well done mate! Question, I've been looking at the domestic travel numbers the TSA puts out. It appears we've leveled off around +/-20% or so lower than 2019 traffic. On the surface this might indicate the adjusted "new average" of daily domestic but what I wonder is...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4401

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

Newark727 wrote:
Why is Amazon going for smaller aircraft now? Is it a change in strategy, or were they working towards this all along?

Growth! Wonder when they’ll start flying to Asia

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4401

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

DiamondFlyer wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
Spacepope wrote:

Or they are keeping crews segregated.

Scuttlebutt was they were basing these crews out of FWA

ATR’s returning to Winter in the Midwest? This should be fun….


They fly in the Midwest all the time for FedEx already.

Alaska too

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4401

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

Spacepope wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
It’s probably empire


Was discussed already in the Amazon thread. Empire is likely doing MX work, but Silver was advertising for pilots to likely crew this operation.

Why would they be hiring atr pilots specifically for this? Is it 135 with lower Mins?

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4401

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

It’s probably empire

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Just saw this video of Milk Run 65 from SEA to JNU. Heard some audio in the clip I have never heard, communications approaching WRG KTN and JNU. In the video description is says “rare ATC audio”. What makes it rare? https://youtu.be/QdmaoSRAUPQ Uh idk where he got that but he has like communication...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Avelo isn't about being a connecting hub airline in either BUR or HVN. Same as Allegiant, Spirit, etc. That, I feel, is gonna hurt them down the road (similar to defunct SX). As for the last part there, NK offers connections on certain routes. Why would it hurt them down the road?? Their entire bus...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

wedgetail737 wrote:
ASFlyer wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Still no max to anchorage! Shame!


honestly, what's the shame? It's not any different from the consumer standpoint than the 737-900ER that does fly to ANC all the time. What difference does it make?


LOL! It's only a shame from an Avgeek Point-of-view.

Well it’s an av geek site!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1495
Views: 195246

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Still no max to anchorage! Shame!

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adds Las vegas to santa rosa
Replies: 61
Views: 6504

Re: Avelo adds Las vegas to santa rosa

I wonder if they are looking at TVL (Lake Tahoe) as a seasonal winter/summer alternative to RNO. Seems like would be a homer from BUR, LAS and Phoenix (whichever airport). Can you even get a 737 in there? Is there like an RNP approach or something? Yes. Way back, Pacific flew 727-100. Air Californi...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adds Las vegas to santa rosa
Replies: 61
Views: 6504

Re: Avelo adds Las vegas to santa rosa

Italianflyer wrote:
I wonder if they are looking at TVL (Lake Tahoe) as a seasonal winter/summer alternative to RNO. Seems like would be a homer from BUR, LAS and Phoenix (whichever airport).

Can you even get a 737 in there? Is there like an RNP approach or something?

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

They need to get on some Amazon contracts immediately

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5487

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

Seems like Allegiant's dispatch screwed this flight up. It is no mystery that SCK's tower closes after 21:00 local (9:00 PM PDT). However, the flight did not depart from LAS until 8:55 PM PDT (52 minutes late). SCK has ATIS and at least three aircraft on IFR flight plans managed to access it for we...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 272
Views: 55108

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Well, the car service we booked knew AA changed our flight departure time 3 days before AA reflected it in our reservation… I thought their info was wrong, then three days later, AA finally tells us about it. When we booked months ago, our connection was 70 minutes. Then 1st schedule change made it...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Exactly. You want people’s first reaction to be “wow, that was a great trip. I can’t believe I have never heard of them before. I’m going to tell Jeff, Omar, and Maria at the office about this! ” Instead of “hey honey, I saw a billboard for this Avelo airlines? I don’t know their reviews are mixed,...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 272
Views: 55108

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Is it really that hard to reschedule ground transport one month in advance? The traveler also has the option of switching to a different flight that will better meet their needs if there are time limitations. Depends what mode of ground transport you're talking about. Rental cars might be available...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 272
Views: 55108

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

I feel for the people who had their plans changed 1-day to two weeks out - that sucks and AA deserves the dragging for that. The over 30-day out schedule change that another poster is talking about in this thread has been the norm during COVID for all carriers and is really just drama queen behavio...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1877

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

No. How many accidents were from all the engines shutting off?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 272
Views: 55108

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

No. People are being hyperbolic about what was essentially 10 substandard operational days due to pilot staffing. AA adjusted their schedule to compensate and there really haven't been further issues. Of course, now you have people complaining that AA adjusted their schedule. These same people are ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

airzona11 wrote:
Reading this thread it seems like the answer is simple, pay all entry level pilots like senior captains at legacy airlines.

No the answer is not making your employee pay for their own training

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 272
Views: 55108

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

The AA defenders are really working overtime these days lol . Good to see they have still have the energy The service on all legacies has gone downhill so much, let's see what product remains lost covid. The real question is what service cuts become permanent. Nothing specific to AA, all legacies l...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

No company (or almost no company) pays staff MORE than they have to; but some pay way less than their competitors do. And by pay, I mean actual pay, benefits, quality of life, etc. Point in case: Amazon warehouse workers are paid $15+ an hour (more than twice the minimum Federal wage in the US whic...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jul13 San Antonio what’s this flight? FLC56
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Jul13 San Antonio what’s this flight? FLC56

FLIGHT CHECK. They test Navaids and approaches.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9896

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

randomdude83 wrote:
The real question is how long will it take to charge this thing between flights? doesn't seem like they believe in battery pack swap from the website.

That’s probably why orders from electric aircraft are so big

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 6913

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

Do the new pilots have to pay for their own training?

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska
Replies: 21
Views: 6079

Re: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska

Because juveniles, no matter how deranged, are treated by kid gloves due to bleeding hearts. My family does not need to be put at risk by persons like this. I hope attempted murder x # of souls on board is the least of the charges leveled against him. No, not because of bleeding hearts, because the...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Airplanes and crews have one base and return every night. I know it boggles people’s minds. But you can be successful without an integrated network. That’s how Ryanair and Easyjet work too! You’re tell me the allegiant planes never leave their assigned base? Not on a daily basis. But it had the abi...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

How do you think Allegiant does it? Their entire fleet is operationally split among bases. What do you mean. Look at allegiants route map see how all the stuff in the middle goes to 2 different hubs. It makes it so their airplanes can be routed throughout their network Airplanes and crews have one ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Almost anything, likely a box of spare rotables like exit lighting, bulbs, etc that can be no-go items. Even a tire kit. Mostly just signing off MEL’s for later repair, things like a broken coffee pot, seat back, etc., that could take hours to get done in a small station. Local contract line maint ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska
Replies: 21
Views: 6079

Re: Passenger attempted to crash C208 in Alaska

This happened a couple years ago as well. It would also be comically easy to bring a fire arm on a flight like this.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 158834

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

With such a small fleet, the mechanic makes sense. There is a definite need to keep things moving What range of issues can an onboard mechanic and accompanying equipment be expected to handle? Very curious - this is a helluva assignment in this day and age. Almost anything, likely a box of spare ro...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Air Connection wins EAS away from Skywest for PIR and ATY
Replies: 98
Views: 10626

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

maps4ltd wrote:
Gotta say, I did not expect Pierre South Dakota to be a battlefield in any sort of airline skirmish.

It’s free money…

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Air Connection wins EAS away from Skywest for PIR and ATY
Replies: 98
Views: 10626

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

The real joke is approving any air carrier that doesn’t have a code share. Totally not good for the customer. You don't need a codeshare if you have good interlines & distribution. Look at El Centro/Imperial with Mokulele. They're churning out numbers that are better than Skywest when they ran ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Air Connection wins EAS away from Skywest for PIR and ATY
Replies: 98
Views: 10626

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

$6.5 million to almost $9 million is QUITE the jump. Someone at Skywest wasn't thinking, and now they're flying at $0 subsidy?! Definitely fishy and improper. OO - "hey, we wanna keep serving here, but we need a LOT more money" Government - sorry, better bidder came in. They've done a dec...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska going with Boeing 757 ETOPS and new subsidiary?
Replies: 62
Views: 11733

Re: Ravn Alaska going with Boeing 757 ETOPS and new subsidiary?

Last month, Corvus applied to register the name Northern Pacific and deregister the name RavnAir Alaska. The DOT approved that today. They are deregistering ravn?! Lmao. They just got that new plane painted! Well, specifically "RavnAir Alaska" was deregistered. Nothing was said about &quo...

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