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by tb727
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Just flew Spirit last month BDL-MCO round trip and experienced those new horrible seats they're putting into their planes. I have flown NK a few times before, but this was a new low even for them. These seats are as uncomfortable, thin and bare-bones as it gets. No cushioning .. they feel just like...

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by tb727
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF. A quick check of the next 3 weeks, 1 is oversold and the others are nearly full. Wow, that's great to hear! Any word on what's next at EWR? Probably a bunch more slots coming, not sure on where flights will be going. EWR seems to be doing w...

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by tb727
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

B747forever wrote:
AmericanAir88 wrote:
How did LGA-LAX do today? Did they have a ceremony or high LFs?


I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF.


A quick check of the next 3 weeks, 1 is oversold and the others are nearly full.

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by tb727
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPA for the Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: GPA for the Airlines

The way things are going you may not even need a degree to get a job at an airline if hiring picks up, mine doesn't require one.

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by tb727
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13858

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

If you go into it with a build the plane Boeing mentality, you are gonna struggle. Hate to burst your bubble, but that philosophy is not the "Boeing mentality"! It is more the 727 mentality. Having flown the A320, 727, B757, B747, B744, B777 and B787 I can assure you the 727 checkout was ...

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by tb727
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13858

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

I just like the fact that I can recline my seat and lay it flat so that I can study the overhead panel…. And not hit my head on the aft bulkhead with the seat in the full aft position. Cant really do that in a 737. Just waiting for the day that I can fly an aircraft with only voice commands…. Drove...

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by tb727
Wed May 26, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2542

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

When we would drop a plane off in Oscoda, Michigan, which is basically the middle of nowhere, we would get a ride back to Detroit in a crappy old cop car that someone would drive up and get us in. I got pulled for that duty a few times, drive is about 4 hours each way. If it was time critical someti...

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by tb727
Mon May 24, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

NK has tried PDX-DFW/DTW/LAX/ORD/SAN. All of them were pulled shortly after they started. I believe they had announced plans for PDX-BWI a few years ago but they never started it. Now it's just PDX-LAS. Here were the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for NK flights out of PDX ...

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by tb727
Mon May 24, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise

Yeah, sounds like a shifting tailwind in ALTCRZ. Doesn't take much to make it wander. Had a 319 yesterday with a tailwind that went from 45 to 25 to 40 knots over about 100 miles and you would have thought I was hand flying it with my eyes closed. Well maybe not that bad but you could tell it was wa...

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by tb727
Sun May 16, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 13858

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

The 727 was great, hands down my favorite. Fast and nimble, it was fun to hand fly, autopilot was pretty basic so you still had to fly it on approaches. And if you could see it out the window, you could land on it. The FE was great too, unless they weren't very good but even then it was good to have...

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by tb727
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

We did it in the Falcon 20, well the original one we had with CF700-2D2 engines. I want to say it was normally 20ish seconds to 100 knots but that's fuzzy. We did standing takeoffs as SOP in them.

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by tb727
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding the nose wheel off
Replies: 35
Views: 4164

Re: Holding the nose wheel off

I remember some guys in the 727 holding the nose off while going to idle reverse. It was strictly a no no to hold the nose off anytime for all the reasons mentioned above. Hard on the nose gear, We had a guy do it on the 727 in 2009ish and it was a bit tail heavy and too much reverse thrust. Fell o...

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by tb727
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 614
Views: 71123

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

A Saturday only seasonal DTW-ANC flight would be the addition that would be most beneficial. AS runs 2X in the summer so I'd say that's pretty good loyalty it's on par with the other AS outstations from SEA. without feed on the DTW side, DTW-ANC wouldn’t do well. I’d be curious to know what the num...

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by tb727
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces LGA-LAX/SJU/BNA
Replies: 49
Views: 5742

Re: Spirit Announces LGA-LAX/SJU/BNA

Whats NKs top route? Top route is ATL-FLL believe it or not. Reading this surprised me, is the ATL-FLL route top based on lf, yield, total pax count? I'd be interested to see the T0 for Spirit's top routes. Somebody use to pull those every quarter for each airline and post but haven't seen that dat...

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by tb727
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit adds Pensacola (PNS) & St. Louis (STL)

NCAD95 wrote:
Very disappointing not to see DTW-PNS on this list.


No DTW-STL as well...

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by tb727
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces LGA-LAX/SJU/BNA
Replies: 49
Views: 5742

Re: Spirit Announces LGA-LAX/SJU/BNA

These are not solid adds beyond BNA The once weekly long haul stuff out of LGA has been tried by DL AA US HP and ATA...possibly more. Doesn’t work. You need relevance in the market. NK has none. Fly this out of EWR or JFK where they belong due to perimeter rules. Plenty of space at both places...an...

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by tb727
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

WN now an Official "Legacy Carrier" with the Sabre Agreement. Their Fares are higher than ALL the Legacy Carriers and losing market share to AA who chose to Fly when everyone one else was sitting on the hands. I walked through the very busy terminal last week in PHX and most WN Flights ha...

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by tb727
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21575

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

I saw pictures of the wing a couple weeks ago when it happened and you can tell they for sure just sprayed Type IV on it without deicing first with Type I. Criminal.

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by tb727
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

I heard it was AirTran's old operations center. Lots of the maintenance and dispatch people are Floridians, and likely wouldn't want to move to BNA. No, it's a new facility. The article that was posted up thread mentioned that Spirit will be utilizing AirTrans old NOC which is located at MCO (next ...

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by tb727
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

The fuss was all Pre-COVID and things changed. Cheaper to go to MCO I'm sure. Companies do this all the time to get the best deal they can. Playing off one city against the other. I heard it was AirTran's old operations center. Lots of the maintenance and dispatch people are Floridians, and likely ...

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by tb727
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 40905

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Has there been any info on whether the proposed OCC in Nashville has been canceled? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/86701-spirit-airlines-to-open-11mn-occ-in-tennessee-in-2021 I believe they chose Orlando. Interesting. They shouldn’t have made the big fuss about it if they weren’t going to ...

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by tb727
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 416
Views: 51156

Re: Allegiant Air Route Expansion 2/9

MIflyer12 wrote:
RAP-GRR? Seriously? Seasonally at 2x weekly?


And RAP-ATW? I'll bite, what is the big deal with growing RAP?

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by tb727
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe mountain wave
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

Re: Severe mountain wave

Yikes, was it in the climb? Looks like it happened before they got to 410. Ironically looking at my FB memories I was flying a 727 near ABQ 9 years ago when we hit some moderate wave. Someone north of us hit much worse stuff..... Mountain wave was pretty bad over CIM this evening, we had +/-200' and...

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by tb727
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?
Replies: 56
Views: 7472

Re: Odds of buying older generation jets like 707, DC-10/MD-11?

If someone planned to fly it, rather than keep it as a static display, why wouldn't he just buy a 763ER instead, the way the Google guys did? (I guess they bought a 762, actually.) FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Air Force will create a demand for 767 parts for another three decades. As an enthusiast, if I...

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by tb727
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?
Replies: 17
Views: 7135

Re: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?

We operate out of SNA - a 1738m runway - with 319/320 aircraft. We are prohibited from using 321 aircraft. In both 319/320 aircraft, takeoff is TOGA flaps 3 packs on. But we don’t fly 2400km. It’s only a short hop of 500-600km. Fuel load is around 10000lbs. So even with a payload of 182 pax we’re l...

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by tb727
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?
Replies: 17
Views: 7135

Re: A319/A320 Ops from an 1803m Runway?

We operate out of SNA - a 1738m runway - with 319/320 aircraft. We are prohibited from using 321 aircraft. In both 319/320 aircraft, takeoff is TOGA flaps 3 packs on. But we don’t fly 2400km. It’s only a short hop of 500-600km. Fuel load is around 10000lbs. So even with a payload of 182 pax we’re l...

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by tb727
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 614
Views: 71123

Re: DTW (Detroit aviation) thread 2021

Ahh, wasn't sure which comment it was. I was there late 2019 and didn't notice any issues either. The down escalator on the parking/rental car/hotel shuttle side at the North has been broken and out of service for over a year now. A couple weeks ago, one of the 2 elevators over there was broken as ...

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by tb727
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 614
Views: 71123

Re: DTW (Detroit aviation) thread 2021

Nice schedule Kavok, thats what i was hoping to see. A little rundown of where we are at now , which shows what were missing, and then as carriers add it could be fun. Weve already seen some very fun adds across the country during this "interesting" time in aviation, and i think DTW has s...

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by tb727
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 614
Views: 71123

Re: DTW (Detroit aviation) thread 2021

Wrong with what? Someone was commenting about escalators in the North being a problem. I was just curious if they are INOP or just they thought the placement was bad. Ahh, wasn't sure which comment it was. I was there late 2019 and didn't notice any issues either. The down escalator on the parking/...

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by tb727
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 614
Views: 71123

Re: DTW (Detroit aviation) thread 2021

I just hope they fix the darn escalators at the North. Ridiculous.

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by tb727
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global 747 Incident at CAE
Replies: 18
Views: 4866

Re: Western Global 747 Incident at CAE

Probably remove it, put it on CDL and finish up Peak without it. Small weight penalty and small fuel burn increase of a couple percent won't be a factor I'd imagine if it's just staying domestic.

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by tb727
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 3884

Re: Do cargoliners have locked cockpit doors? Or cockpit doors for that matter?

The 727's I flew had the original Boeing door, no lock. On the freighter Falcon 20's I flew we had a sliding door that helped keep it warm up front.

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by tb727
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

klm617 is right here. If DTW was meaningful to NK, they would've at least added BNA by now, a market that can certainly handle a low cost and daily A320 year round. Much of what I see going on here is bitterness towards Southwest and Alaska, which leads me to think current leadership is more focuse...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

DTW's getting the shaft now. Well, times aren't exactly great. Stuff will come back quickly though once the rebound starts. Sorry but Detroit hasn't been a priority for Spirit for a long time now. There are markets that have gotten the same number of adds in one announcement that Detroit has gotten...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airways skids off taxiway at bwi
Replies: 20
Views: 3933

Re: Just saw this happened at bwi

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
Is that one of their A320neos?


Yes, 916NK.

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by tb727
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

They've barely been interested in ORD & DFW in the last few years. DFW, IAH, ORD, & DTW seem to be seeing the door under new management with no adds and some decreases. C'mon meow, DTW had stuff added in the good times, you know, not 2020. An additional seasonal daily to LAX, seasonal SAN, ...

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by tb727
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

One of those markets are in your username, SLC is a gap for NK. I feel like LAX, LAS, MCO, EWR, & BWI would be a decent selection to start. MCO, EWR & BWI highly unlikely, LAX, LAS, ORD & DFW are more realistic They've barely been interested in ORD & DFW in the last few years. DFW, ...

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by tb727
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Fuel System Center Tank (Original Configuration) Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: A320 Fuel System Center Tank (Original Configuration) Question

It doesn't like it when there is around 200 pounds of fuel in the center tank, I can tell you that! Pretty common to get a fault then.

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by tb727
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Amazon Prime Freighters: Standardized MTOW(s)?
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: Amazon Prime Freighters: Standardized MTOW(s)?

Second-hand freighter fleets are standardized fleets until the 2nd airplane shows up!

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by tb727
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMFA looks to oust AA mechanics union
Replies: 68
Views: 9284

Re: AMFA looks oust AA mechanics union

If America Airlines mechanics bring AMFA to the property it would be the STUPIDEST thing that they could do. I worked at Northwest Airlines as mechanic and Crew Chief when AMFA was voted in and upper management, including Richard Anderson, had a celebration party at Building A, which was the airlin...

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by tb727
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328631

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

I know there are a lot of B6 fans here on a.net, and they do have a nice domestic product the couple times I've flown on them, but I think this is a terrible decision on their part to cross the Atlantic. I just don't think the money will be there.

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by tb727
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on how to become a pilot and training
Replies: 128
Views: 3244

Re: Pilot and business

I suppose you could but you can't compete and you have to watch your flying hours.

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by tb727
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMFA looks to oust AA mechanics union
Replies: 68
Views: 9284

Re: AMFA looks oust AA mechanics union

Varsity1 wrote:
The mechanics are trying to distance themselves from the fleet service side, which is also represented by the TWU.


Exactly what happened at NW. I hope it works out better for AA though :(

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by tb727
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Re: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?

That might be hard to do. I once flew NK PHL to DFW and was excited to see that the equipment was a neo, only to go to the airport and have it substituted for a ceo last minute. The neos do routinely come to ACY also. Well that’s a bummer. I was slated to fly BNA-TPA and back on one (two), but Spir...

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by tb727
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Re: Spirit Airlines A320Neos

They have about 30, and they are all over. Here's N906NKwith stops in DTW, IAH, TPA, LAS, ORD, and OMA in the last week. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n906nk OMA was definitely a diversion. They are getting mixed in pretty good so it's hard to track down exactly what they will be doin...

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by tb727
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

NK certainly isn't a tiny player at LAX anymore - but do they even have more than a few CUTE gates? LAX-SJD will be NK's first international service from LAX in quite some time, however. If NK was willing to help out LAWA and move over to TBIT, I wouldn't be surprised if the airport provided them w...

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by tb727
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Power Setting on a Stretched Variant
Replies: 11
Views: 2073

Re: Takeoff Power Setting on a Stretched Variant

Typically the FLEX temp is usually lower(more thrust)on the A321 versus the A320, but we also can weigh a lot more. Then on the 319 you can basically takeoff at a FLEX temp that is really high like 72(lower thrust)that is basically climb thrust if you are light enough. I guess you would rotate in th...

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by tb727
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Wish NK would come in and serve both SLC and BOI. Would like to see service to LAS and LAX from both airports. Had this year not been what it has been I think there would have been more expansion out west, SLC would have been added this fall for sure. Lots of places to go still! BOI at some point b...

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by tb727
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 364
Views: 29891

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I’ve been noticing that NK has been changing up the tail numbers of its A320s. I’ve seen N652NK twice and I saw the “3652” at the rear door and nose gear door. Is this something that’s been going on for a while? Yeah the planes are getting "ship numbers" if you will. A number correspondin...

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by tb727
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DTW train... still broken?
Replies: 33
Views: 4688

Re: DTW train... still broken?

The train isn't broken but the down escalator at the North over on the car rental bus/parking lot side has been broke for like a year. It wouldn't be DTW without a downed escalator.

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