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by Chasensfo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 49
Views: 5250

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

It's sad to see so many young controllers lose their opportunity. Some trainees who were let go were weeks away from certification. It's unclear if they'll have another opportunity. With so many fewer flights expected over the next 2-3 years, how did you expect this to unfold, really? Well, given t...

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by Chasensfo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71785

Re: AS temporarily suspends ops at PDX, RDM, MFR, GEG, EUG, ALW due to wildfires

B747forever wrote:
Oh great, I am flying LAX-SJC-PDX-ANC tomorrow. So far my flights are still scheduled to depart.

Yes, as was said, for sure you should be proactive and get this changed.

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by Chasensfo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

Re: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand

I like it, to be honest! I do think the old livery looks better, however, it is very cool to see Pacific Airlines go back to their roots. I did like the original livery that was painted on a few 737s, though most aircraft wore either albino liveries or hybrids like U-Land Airways colors during the P...

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by Chasensfo
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21416

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

Very interesting. MIA could be served by any number of markets, but I'd expect OAK\SJC for sure for PSP, as well as perhaps DEN and maybe a few others. Bay Area to PSP traffic is very heavy, and SJC and OAK are definitely wide open markets right now on that route. I'd be surprised to see WN join in ...

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by Chasensfo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA
Replies: 184
Views: 28274

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

Personally, I've read enough over the years from different sources to gather that CHS is cutting corners on 787 production. Are they going to crash? No reason to believe so, but that doesn't mean they won't go tech more often and have other issues beyond the scope of normalcy airlines have come to e...

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by Chasensfo
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8/18/20 - Taxiway DIXIE at ATL has Reverted to D
Replies: 27
Views: 7320

Re: 8/18/20 - Taxiway DIXIE at ATL has Reverted to D

I thought it would be funny if they named it "Yankee" instead, but I suppose that would just lead to more controversy. I never looked at "Dixie" as political, I always thought it was one of those cool little things in aviation that ATL uses "Dixie" instead of "Delt...

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by Chasensfo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4452

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

Interestingly, Rich Air did have scheduled HNL-ANC flights in 1995 with L-1011s.

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by Chasensfo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 at OAK today.
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: AN-124 at OAK today.

Tesla charter. Last month an An-124 flew to NUQ-OAK in the middle of the night. Very cool to have 2 local Antonov hops in the Bay Area this summer.

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by Chasensfo
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16984

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

Interesting, so LOT is planning a September start for SFO. Did not see that coming, figured it'd be next year.

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by Chasensfo
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 21796

Re: Spirit Airlines in this crisis

A few planes were stored at DFW the other day, but the ones at AFW are gone, and my friend's flying there don't think the furloughs will last too long as once people feel safe to fly again and are back to work with steady income, the LCCs will bounce back way before the business travel returns for t...

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by Chasensfo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5610

Re: KLM slab on the risk for discrimination

Seem to be handled fine, one question though, why not just declare her ticked void? She decided not to travel, her choice, not the fault of the airline. Would have been "fun". if she made a fuss about buying another ticket on hte spot and had to explain herself exactly why she didn't want...

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by Chasensfo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5610

Re: KLM slab on the risk for discrimination

Sit where you are assigned. If the man cannot sit next to a woman and it wasn't voluntarily accommodated, he is the one coming up with new demands and should leave the plane. As a father of daughters, facilitating this discrimination must end. This isn't KLM's fault. This shouldn't be left to crews...

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by Chasensfo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11634

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

If jetBlue wants to compete on SFO-LAX, they'll have to have more than the 2 frequencies they were down to on SFO-LGB pre-pandemic. IIRC, jetBlue had 5x LGB at it's peak with E190s, and 4x with A320s or something close to that. In the next 5 years, I could see a return of SFO-LAS, as the previous fl...

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by Chasensfo
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29561

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

WOW! Very curious to learn what started this, and hopefully nobody was in harms way.

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why can't AA make OAK work
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Why can't AA make OAK work

Turns out DFW is just suspended until September and not eliminated, so they aren't leaving. What I read about that suspension before the pandemic was AA was dropping DFW-OAK because of a lack of 737MAXs and then with PHX being dropped I thought that was it. But they'll be back. Whatever you're seei...

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why can't AA make OAK work
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Why can't AA make OAK work

AA and DL have always kind of come and gone at OAK. Will add a few flights in an up economy and then gone again when things turn south. UA used to have some presence, but consolidated at SFO, back in the Shuttle by United days had a lot of flights to LA and at one time a big maintenance facility. W...

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by Chasensfo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why can't AA make OAK work
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Why can't AA make OAK work

Not sure what your premise actually is: You claim AA can't make OAK work, but then immediately describe a service that AA operates at OAK; having chosen to continue offering it despite the worst downturn in aviation history.... The post is misleading, American did indeed yet again pull out of OAK. ...

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by Chasensfo
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13778

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

I think those of you in support of this are thinking like angry consumers and not informed airline enthusiasts. You guys do understand that this model would not allow for the very cheap ULCC flights to work, right? If a flight sells out 2 months out, but day of, 40 people decide not to go and pay no...

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by Chasensfo
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)

They've served STT on and off over the years. For a while, STT was served on an MSP-SJU-STT-SJU-MSP route on Saturdays in the 727 days. And yes, keep in mind that for Canadian and Midwestern leisure airlines, the winter is the high season and the summer is when many of the seasonal routes aren't ope...

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by Chasensfo
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16492

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

MIflyer12 wrote:
Chasensfo wrote:
I don't get the issue a lot of you have with this. If you don't want seatback IFE; turn it off.


With Delta, it doesn't stay off. (I don't have recent experience with every AVOD system in the fleet.)

I fly Delta often, I can't say I've ever had that happen. Maybe you had a bad screen?

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by Chasensfo
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16492

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I don't get the issue a lot of you have with this. If you don't want seatback IFE; turn it off. Personally, I would much rather explore the options on the likes of Delta on a seatback screen then have to use my own device/battery and have a smaller screen. I don't own an ipad, I use my phone and pre...

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by Chasensfo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14158

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

The mentioned 747s that are in the US at the moment, are those in LAX or already stored in VCV or MHV?

I will attempt to get down to MHV for the QF 747 arrival in July and the A380s as well if they end up there.

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10972

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

LAX-LAS was available for sale on HA without continuing to/from HNL. HA has flown a LAX-PDX scheduled flight before on a DC-10 & it was once a week on Fridays at 5:15 am - 7:45 am am out of LAX as flight 25 (the usual flight # PDX-HNL). - http://www.departedflights.com/PDX95p1.html Cool good in...

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Final Approach to YYZ
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Odd Final Approach to YYZ

Very common these days for planes to get normally rare or non-existent direct routings. A Gulfstream left HWD for Hawaii the other day and got a left turn straight out towards Hawaii climbing right across the SFO finals. Normally, that would never happen in broad daylight, but these are unusual times.

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by Chasensfo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10972

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Of course it is possible, but I would be absolutely shocked if HA were to do this rather than codeshares. The only tag ons I can recall with Hawaiian were 2x daily LAS-LAX with DC-10s back in the day which I don't think they even sold tickets on, otherwise Hawaiian has not been a fan of that kind of...

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by Chasensfo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?
Replies: 34
Views: 6150

Re: Air Wisconsin to get CRJ-550/700s?

Rumored the jets will come from Gojet. Airline's don't add a type to their certificate if they don't plan on actually flying it.

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6238

Re: Non photographed airliners?

Plenty of examples with small turboprops, or even older jets, delivered to Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and other places with little aviation photography in years past which ended up either crashing or being scrapped never having left that seldom-photographed region. Up until the early 20...

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13549

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

As others have said, ATL is close to downtown, is large enough to easily accommodate all traffic, and has room to expand if needed. . ATL is also massively inconvenient for anyone north of 285, especialy in the high growth areas of north Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, Forsyth, and Paulding etc counties. T...

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by Chasensfo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4355

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

From the 1998 OAG, the following services were operated from LAD (most of them just 1-3x weekly): TAAG: F27: BUG, CAB-SZA, CAB-TMS, MEG 737-200: CAB, CBT, DUE, LAD-LUN-HRE, NOV, SVP, LAD-SDD-WDH, LAD-SPP-MSZ, VPE, PNR, VHC 767(not sure if a -200 or -300 and operated by who, listed as TAP with no cod...

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by Chasensfo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13549

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

As others have said, ATL is close to downtown, is large enough to easily accommodate all traffic, and has room to expand if needed. When you look at other metro areas like SFO/OAK/SJC, JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP, ORD/MDW/RFD, ect, there are different circumstances that lead to the growth of those airports comm...

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by Chasensfo
Sat May 09, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8217

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

A humanitarian flight?! What could the motivation be for that? Horrible. well .... they try to help the inhabitants there ... I think the question was what could the motivation be to shoot down a humanitarian flight , however without inside information how would you know what is on the plane? Exact...

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by Chasensfo
Tue May 05, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8217

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

A humanitarian flight?! What could the motivation be for that? Horrible.

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by Chasensfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 9012

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect and re-check IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

scbriml wrote:
Well that will be a lot less disruptive than it would have been in normal times.

Exactly, luckily most airlines will find the affected Airbuses neatly tucked together at their hubs.

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by Chasensfo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3619

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

From the 1998 OAG; VASP was operating these Asia routes: GRU-LAX-GMP MD-11 GRU-LAX-KIX MD-11 VARIG was operating these Asia routes: GIG-GRU-LAX-NGO 747-300 GIG-GRU-LAX-NRT 747-300 GIG-GRU-JNB-DMK-HKG-DMK-JNB-CPT-GRU-GIG MD-11 (yes, CPT was only listed in one direction!) At the time, no other Latin a...

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by Chasensfo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 727 operations in Asia?
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

Re: NW 727 operations in Asia?

There was a gap between the 727s leaving and the A320s or 757s starting, as in 1998/1999 the only Northwest narrowbody service in Asia was in the form of Shorts 360s from GUM painted up in Airlink colors. I have found photos from the early 2000s of Northwest A320s at NRT on other sites(I guess the A...

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by Chasensfo
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?
Replies: 38
Views: 9527

Re: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?

UA444 wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
When was the last time that they flew?


Based on A.net's gallery, the last time they were pictured is April 2009.

I think they flew in 2010-2011 time period. Maybe one did?

Can confirm seeing one in the Saudia livery in LAX in 2011 or 2012.

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by Chasensfo
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22405

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

As someone who is 6'2, go ahead and recline. It's your option. I might hate it when you do, but oh well, that's what I get for being poor and riding in the back. I always recline if I have the option, because I have the option. If you don't like it, upgrade or fly on an airline like Frontier that do...

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by Chasensfo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraq to pay 4.8M€ for YI-AGP/ALM parking fee
Replies: 22
Views: 4458

Re: Iraq to pay 4.8M€ for YI-AGP/ALM parking fee

If it is true that they are in "good" condition, then I am surprised there were no buyers seeings as there are still VIP 747SPs in service.

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by Chasensfo
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights
Replies: 28
Views: 8039

Re: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights

This is standard at airlines that fly into dangerous areas, such as Atlas Air in the USA.

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by Chasensfo
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10389

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Wow, suspect flight is suspect. Yes, I know this flight used to be operated, but even then, I thought this was very odd. Of all the major cities in the Middle East, why modern day Syria?

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by Chasensfo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH
Replies: 24
Views: 2655

Re: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH

Air service at Mammoth has been interesting. Bishop did usually have some form of scheduled air service or at least charter service until the 1990s. The only scheduled service I know of to MMH in the 1990s was Alpha Air on behalf of TWA Express with B1900Cs. The airport then didn't see much use airl...

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by Chasensfo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA
Replies: 153
Views: 19742

Re: Delta Announces MIA-MCO/RDU/SLC/TPA

It's about time someone joined American on TPA-MIA. That route has historically been full of heavy competition and some large aircraft, I always found it odd that FLL had competition recently but not MIA. It will be interesting to see the E175s in Tampa as well as there are very few RJ flights in th...

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by Chasensfo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296818

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Unless the CVR contains pilots shouting about missile hit there might be no evidence of a missile at all on the recordings. If they say ANYTHING that suggests an external object collided with the aircraft, then that alone debunks the "mechanical failure" hypothesis that Iran put out when ...

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by Chasensfo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgauge Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 5006

Re: CES Las Vegas

CES is in a class of its own insofar as a single event is concerned; no other event is going to bring more than a stadium’s worth of people to town - CES attendance is in neighborhood of 175,000. Doesn't EDC(Electric Daisy Carnival) bring in 200,000+? No random widebody service, but lots of extra c...

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by Chasensfo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgauge Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 5006

Re: CES Las Vegas

United ran 3 or 4 roundtrips today between SJC and LAS with 757-300s! That is a lot of lift compared to past years. Delta seemed to be all A220s instead of Compass\SkyWest E175s, but in past years planes as big as the 767-300 have flown the route.

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by Chasensfo
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20484

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

I am not surprised, these issues go beyond SEA. At SFO, since switching from Menzies to McGee, there have been huge, huge problems. I've seen planes hold an hour waiting for ground crew with an open hardstand gate(due to sick calls in bad weather) and Sun Country, who is handled by McGee, hold 90 mi...

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by Chasensfo
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 7697

Re: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO

Sure, why not pay more for operational headaches, longer TSA lines, and more expensive usage fees? I understand why legacy and alliance carriers don't like OAK, but I can't think of a much better set up for an ULCC that has been entrenched at OAK for over 5 years to leave as soon as all the competi...

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by Chasensfo
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 7697

Re: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO

Sure, why not pay more for operational headaches, longer TSA lines, and more expensive usage fees? I understand why legacy and alliance carriers don't like OAK, but I can't think of a much better set up for an ULCC that has been entrenched at OAK for over 5 years to leave as soon as all the competit...

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by Chasensfo
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 13007

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

Wow, who among us would have guessed when Amazon started 737 flying that Sun Country and Mesa Airlines would be operating some of them? Very interesting news.

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