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by SocalApproach
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat
Replies: 29
Views: 4342

Re: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat

I always found it weird how much it cost for inflight wifi which is most of the time too slow to do anything but browse and check emails. Plenty of airlines provide internet now for passengers to text for free (AS/DL/B6/WN). Meanwhile mcdonalds and starbucks have free internet and I was surprised ho...

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by SocalApproach
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 128501

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

What are you talking about he was VFR. Altitude is his responsibility. If he could no longmaintain VFR he should request IFR and atc would climb hiim. It’s common for VFR planes to fly low following roads during reduced weather. Yah :checkmark: Not only was he VFR...he was SVFR. Its been a few mont...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Claps Back? With that title I was expecting FLL-JFK but not surprised to just see a bunch of regional flying added.


phatfarmlines wrote:
More like AS clapping back at DL......

Open season on DL especially with the AA/B6 news.

:checkmark:

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by SocalApproach
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

32andBelow wrote:
This is going to go over so well if Alaska furloughs mainline pilots in October


I don't see why they would be surprised. If AS had a feasible way to send the E175 on transcons they would be on those as well...

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by SocalApproach
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 84674

Re: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired

Seems like many airlines have ditched the E90, why is that? Are its economics more or less the same as E95 while the seat count is slightly bigger? I wonder if these will find a home. I think it would have worked out better for the E190 if it was able to accomplish the mission it was built for. Unf...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 193090

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Trk1 wrote:
This airline will never fly


Can you look into your crystal ball and tell us when this pandemic will be over as well?

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by SocalApproach
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12921

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

Sorry for the stupid question, but... Is Compass just shutting down for now? Or, is Compass literally going out of business? This is just so horrible. They are shutting down permanently. No reason for them to shut down temporarily as they don’t own anything. Without a contract with AA or DL they ef...

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by SocalApproach
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?
Replies: 30
Views: 2727

Re: Should airlines hand out hand wipes before inflight snacks and meals?

Doesn’t solve anything because people that are sick are still traveling with or without knowledge they are sick with this virus and since it’s transmitted through the air passing out wipes does nothing from stopping someone from infecting another individual.

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by SocalApproach
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350s at MSP
Replies: 16
Views: 4843

Re: DL A350s at MSP

This summer, in addition to MSP-ICN, they'll also be running MSP-AMS once daily (the early flight) and MSP-HND. At least, that was the plan before the coronavirus hit... I would not bet on them flying to ICN this summer. I would expect China, South Korea, and probably a great many Japan flights to ...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13532

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

It bears remembering that the reason another airline is able to "dismantle" VX's network is that VX was not doing well enough with it to avoid being taken over. The VX network out of SFO was struggling long before AS entered the picture. There is no reason to rehash this debate for the mi...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13532

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

It bears remembering that the reason another airline is able to "dismantle" VX's network is that VX was not doing well enough with it to avoid being taken over. The VX network out of SFO was struggling long before AS entered the picture. There is no reason to rehash this debate for the mi...

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by SocalApproach
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13532

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

I'm gonna wager that if the travel market continues downward and all the airlines have to make hard choices, AS will pull down SFO. In the long run, I don't think they can keep up with the largest carrier at SFO. They'll move those assets to SEA and PDX. They have already started moving their asset...

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by SocalApproach
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Over Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 3736

Re: Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Over Crash

One of those cases where its not really about the plaintiff needing money or wanting it. I dont necessarily say I agree but Its more about doing whatever they (Vanessa) can do to make the other party feel as much pain as her and her family are going through and money is the only lawful and logical w...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13532

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

SFO is the reason Alaska bought Virgin America. All that tech traffic, it’s California’s business city, and lots of wealthy locals. Except it isn't. This is just a false narrative that has been put to rest over the last 12+ months by looking at what AS is doing. They bought Virgin America because t...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13532

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

I just feel that SFO is becoming less important in AS's network and will eventually be downgraded to focus city. Why AS cut so many routes from SFO in post VA and AS merger era? Do you have a list of net changes by routes and frequencies from the close of the acquisition to the present? Even a net ...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13532

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

SFO is the reason Alaska bought Virgin America. All that tech traffic, it’s California’s business city, and lots of wealthy locals. Except it isn't. This is just a false narrative that has been put to rest over the last 12+ months by looking at what AS is doing. They bought Virgin America because t...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142132

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

AS never had plans of being a national carrier. They were always focused on West Coast originating traffic. AS had plans, It didn't work and its not on hold. Its dead. Some AS fan boys will blame it on the 737MAX delays And then you have some AS fan boys who actually believe this is growth. The iro...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142132

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

But based on Alaska's earnings, I hardly doubt DL is eating AS for dinner. Every airline is making money. If AS didnt feel threatened in SEA they wouldn't be doing this move. DL has so much more to offer for someone who lives in SEA and wants to redeem miles. For one, DL doesn't have the same level...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142132

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Presidential administrations, for one. AS plan of being a national carrier appears to be on hold and they have retrenched to back to a west coast carrier and with the partnership with AA that was widening with AS plans now changing AA and AS can grow there relationship with OW giving AA the PNW opt...

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by SocalApproach
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22717

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Are we sure that is coach? Hard to tell from that video the divider behind him doesn't look like the end of plane is it?


It’s the last row of an E175.

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by SocalApproach
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Jaws are dropping today. Mine isn't. the headline here is AA making SEA an INTL Hub. I have always assumed AS would join One world and this is going back 2 years at least. AS deciding to be a feeder for AA in SEA is exactly what DL wanted them to be. So whats changed except that the national player...

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by SocalApproach
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57741

Re: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50

dopplerd wrote:
the majority of the new 100 plane order is A319neos. This would make Spirit the largest and almost only operator of the 319neo.


:cloudnine: by far my favorite aircraft. This is great news

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by SocalApproach
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

[I think their only option at this point is another merger. Your entire post is spot on how I feel about how AS is running things from an outsider. Ill admit when the VX acquisition was announced I initially thought that AS was just going to liquidate the VX operation in SFO/LAX and just go back to...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Destinations, ASMs and revenue matter. The use of regional carriers by AA/DL/UA/AS shows how you can grow the network with judicious use of RJs. Mainline employees aren't entitled to all flying. It does matter and I’ve already acknowledged that it does technically mean a “bigger Alaska Air Group”. ...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Nope, we're talking about mainline growth, not QX/OO flying. I’ll believe it when I see it! Since the VX acquisition AS has done nothing it said it was going to do or thinking about doing. All the QX/OO RJ flying was not the plan 3 years ago from what I recall. Myself and others have said time and ...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

That’s a flawed and misleading statement. Only counting mainline growth doesn’t tell everything. Who’s to say new major AS growth doesn’t count if it’s on QX/OO? On paper I see your argument but go tell that to the pilots and flight attendants actually at mainline carriers and see if they agree. I ...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89478

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I really don't see a long-term plan for growth at AS. The growth plan for the next 5 years hasn't been made public yet, but once you see it, your jaw will drop. Is more RJs taking over more mainline metal routes from SEA/PDX considered more “growth”? Overall I can see the spin on how this is techni...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8558

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

LAXBUR wrote:

Can’t wait for Sun Country to buy Alaska.

Most hilarious thing I’ve seen on here. Thanks for the laugh.


I never said Sun Country would buy Alaska. But I’ll laugh with you because that sounds ridiculous

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by SocalApproach
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8558

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

You honestly think AS only plans on sticking with SEA-L48/AK/HI missions going forward? I certainly do. The product isn’t competitive outside of the PNW. They have already shown that they bought an airline for no reason. A lot of us thought it was to keep B6 off the west coast. However go back and ...

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by SocalApproach
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 128501

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It's amazing how much people will pay to save 1hr on the LA freeways...the helicopter flight looks like it would have taken 30-45 minutes (if completed) and the time estimate for the drive at 9AM on Sunday (from Google Maps) is 1h 15m to 1h 45m. People pay extra money just to get in a shorter line ...

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by SocalApproach
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 128501

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Thanks for the information From a few of you about how helicopters operate following an engine failure. Looks like it’s still early but right now that seems the comments so far are CFIT, even though we are still Waiting for the final verdict. In the event it was CFIT, I’ve watched a few documentari...

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by SocalApproach
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 128501

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Thanks for the information From a few of you about how helicopters operate following an engine failure. Looks like it’s still early but right now that seems the comments so far are CFIT, even though we are still Waiting for the final verdict. In the event it was CFIT, I’ve watched a few documentarie...

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by SocalApproach
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 128501

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

not saying this is what happened, I am generally curious as I know nothing about helicopters. what solutions are there if you have an engine failure at altitude In a helicopter? I’m sure the most novice traveler probably thinks if an airliner loses its engines it will fall out of the sky. Obviously ...

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by SocalApproach
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Re: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries

sudden descent from FL370 at a rate of ~9000(!) feet per minute I didn’t even know a passenger aircraft could do such a thing and still have its wings attached. This report just gives me the scary AF447 thoughts. I can only imagine how it felt in the cabin to suddenly be in that kind of dive, scary...

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by SocalApproach
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl 54 Aviation Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: Super Bowl 54 Aviation Thread

Delta also had 2x BNA-MIA loaded up in the schedule, but never opened the inventory, understandably. Those flights will disappear tomorrow, I’m sure. Hilarious that Delta really gave the Tennessee Titans some thought to make it to the Super Bowl. It’s probably for the best because a single A319 wou...

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by SocalApproach
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41517

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

HII wrote:
In fact, BFI - LAS is too long of a sector to consider at the moment.


Sorry I meant BFI-OAK. Not sure why I thought they flew BFI-LAS. Thanks for the information though

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by SocalApproach
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41517

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I didn’t want to start a new thread just for this one question that actually opens up quite a few more on my mind but What is the longterm sustainability of JSX? Does anyone have an opinion? Looked like a novelty when they first started but now they even have my attention starting to flying BFI-PDX....

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by SocalApproach
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max pilot training, past, present and future.
Replies: 39
Views: 3434

Re: Max pilot training, past, present and future.

This has probably been answered before but digging through 400 pages in the MAX grounding thread isn’t appealing so my question is this. When the MAX flies again I will be classified as a new type ? The idea that pilots would be able to fly the 737NG and the MAX under 1 Type to save cost in pilot tr...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL
Replies: 18
Views: 5109

Re: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL

ScottB wrote:
But they likely need the 75s for SLC & LAX for runway performance out of DCA.


What do you think happens to that route once the 757s are retired? Does the A32N DL has on order have the performance for this?

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by SocalApproach
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 12611

Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

sxf24 wrote:
I think that talking about how great DL did in this situation insults the family and memory of the child.


Are you aware what website this is? A great deal of conversation in the forums consists of critiquing “X” airline on now they handled a particular situation.

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by SocalApproach
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 11264

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows

Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now? Funny, it doesn't say that on any of the Airbus, E175, or Q400 equipment. I wonder why? :duck: The E175 and Q is not an AS Aircraft. I know you’re the biggest AS Fanboy on A.net...

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by SocalApproach
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 12611

Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

In a great gesture, Delta provided the family grief counselors, accommodations, food and Porsche service to their hotel at LAX. Who the he** cares for a Porsche service when you just lost a child tho. Sounds tacky to me. You make it sound like a red coat dropped off some free tickets to the Delta L...

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by SocalApproach
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15554

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

why doesn't Jerry Jones buy their own plane since he clearly doesnt want to pay Dak a max contract?

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by SocalApproach
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18196

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

I’ve actually always wondered if you could fly the domestic portion on QF as well so I appreciate the topic. Since it’s not allowed Does the flight actually park at a gate in LAX for fuel? Are passengers allowed to deplane? Is there a fresh crew that boards In LAX?

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by SocalApproach
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 13196

Re: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions

I think it’s hilarious. The ugly green busses are just stuck in traffic trying to get into the lot. The horseshoe is now free of traffic but the entrance to a LAX Is a mess because there is hundreds of thousands of Uber’s trying to get it in along with everyone else. This isn’t going to work. It sho...

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by SocalApproach
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: DEN Weather

Slightly off topic but Does anyone know if the ramp is heated? I noticed a considerable amount of steam emitting from the ramp when I was waiting for my F9 flight. The snow had stopped and the sun was out at the time but it was still below 30 degrees outside

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by SocalApproach
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX west remote gates
Replies: 15
Views: 3575

Re: LAX west remote gates

I arrived on a domestic flight once on AS or DL to the remote gates. Can’t remember which one I was flying but I was surprised because I originally thought these were overflow gates for international wide body arrivals and departures only. It was funny to see our little 737-800 out there surrounded ...

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by SocalApproach
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 69
Views: 12747

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

Doesn’t eliminate jobs. Customer service agent still has to open the aircraft door and most likely monitor the bridge In the event of a malfunction. I know some airports where there are designated airport agents who drive the bridges instead of the airline employees themselves but someone still has ...

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by SocalApproach
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 193090

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

Where exactly is he getting these pilots from to launch earlier?

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by SocalApproach
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12767

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

One of the selling points for the M100 is that its even closer to mainline cabin experience with larger bins, higher standing room, and more floor space for flexible cabin and galley layouts than the E175-E2, hence the SpaceJet monkier. Also the baseline M100 will fit within todays U.S scope handcu...

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