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by flight152
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 110
Views: 21327

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

a318 wrote:
Omg super duper scary!!! Glad everyone made it out of that mess alive


Being a little overly dramatic for no reason

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by flight152
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1141
Views: 267730

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I wonder if those reviews and resulting schedule changes (or gauge changes) are done quarterly or monthly. With the end of PSP support,traffic falling seasonally and due to Delta Covid, this might be new territory for the majors. Maybe we'll see a migration to the ULCC model of quicker schedule cha...

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by flight152
Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12705

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

LX321 wrote:
So Airbus planes have a yoke now or was the captain on another plane?


Their physical bodies may have been there, but neither pilot was present.

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by flight152
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform
Replies: 25
Views: 3679

Re: Canada’s Flair Airlines unveils new uniform

canyonblue17 wrote:
Been wearing sneakers at Southwest for more than 16 years.

Yeah and it’s looked bad every single one of those years.

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by flight152
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1141
Views: 267730

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Cmac787 wrote:
N784UA and N785UA PW 777-200 scheduled to exit XMN MX and ferry XMN-GUM-HNL-VCV 17Aug and back into storage


Why 2 stops from XMN-VCV? Seems like a lot for a 777.

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by flight152
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62536

Re: Spirit operational challenges

While there's no doubt about the dreadful experience with Spirit the past week, it is important to realize the reason behind the shit show before randomly tossing out words about not trusting the airline anymore. In fact, Spirit was operating at normal before this operational challenge and is curre...

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by flight152
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25320

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

This pretty much violates every industry standard safety protocol in the book. Double yikes.

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by flight152
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 adds EWR Pilot Base
Replies: 64
Views: 9844

Re: B6 adds EWR Pilot Base

Interesting, the Continental and United EWR base covers all three airports I doubt UAL pilots would trade contracts. I doubt my B6 pilot friends would want much of the UAL pilot contract either, least of which being United's airport standby provision. Who knew there was an airline outside the regio...

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by flight152
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 22066

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

Is anyone else surprised American is still taking delivery of the 787-8?

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by flight152
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113382

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

ILNFlyer wrote:
DEN2021 wrote:
N772UA is due to depart DEN today (7/15) for VCV.


I presume she is going to the scrapper...


Pretty sure if they were scrapping it they wouldn’t have fixed it to be scrapped.

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by flight152
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10893

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

I think they should look at the 900 instead. It still sold reasonably and has good ASM costs. The 700 didn't sell at all for the last 8 years even while still available. Lufthansa had theirs for sale, less than 10 years old, well overhauled and most ended up scrapped because almost noone wanted the...

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by flight152
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can United Airlines Become Premium?
Replies: 27
Views: 3813

Re: Can United Airlines Become Premium?

UAUA wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/insights/can-united-airlines-become-premium/


Seems that American Airlines is more premium for now.


Not sure how you’re coming to this conclusion.

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by flight152
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1141
Views: 267730

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Scarebus34 wrote:
sldispatcher wrote:
Beefier July schedule underway.

Reports on morale amongst employees?

Depends who you ask. Overall, not good.

I disagree with this honestly.

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by flight152
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 159132

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

PITFlyer330 wrote:
Has anyone know if the order is only a321neos and not 319, 320s?


No one officially knows anything. We’ll find out in a few short hours.

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by flight152
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35417

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

I would think JFK-JNB would be a good option - particularly with SA struggling, if not on the ropes already. UA is already flying EWR-JNB. I think we all know that already. If you already knew that, then it would be pretty obvious ATL would be a better option for that flight, considering the massiv...

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by flight152
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35417

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

Makes sense, triangle routes will be less and less attractive as things go back to normal, especially if competitors go for non-stop. I wonder what the numbers look like for the A350 then, its really a testament to the aircraft's capabilities if it can perform duties that were once exclusive to the...

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by flight152
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)
Replies: 39
Views: 6199

Re: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)

[threeid][/threeid] Is this a B6 thread or a La Compagnie thread? I don't think United, with its 2 EWR-TLV flights and non stop to MXP is worried. La Compagnie can take the bottom feeders. La Compagnie will take the top feeders, not the bottom ones. Top feeder? Who is going to pay a premium to stop ...

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by flight152
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 23080

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

As a passenger, I am all for it. Why would any sane passenger be for this? Do you like the idea of degraded safety margins in the name of higher corporate profit margins? I honestly do not see it as a degraded safety margin. While the pilot unions might want to sell you that line, it just isn’t the...

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by flight152
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 254
Views: 23080

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Ufsatp wrote:
Noshow wrote:
I am opposing this as a passenger.


As a passenger, I am all for it.


Why would any sane passenger be for this? Do you like the idea of degraded safety margins in the name of higher corporate profit margins?

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by flight152
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A350XWB at St Maarten (SXM)
Replies: 41
Views: 9841

Re: The A350XWB at St Marteen(SXM)

Why are we still calling it XWB? Just curious?

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by flight152
Sat May 29, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 22
Views: 4033

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

petertenthije wrote:
seb146 wrote:
5 Americans killed in DC = Republicans block investigations


5 Americans killed? This is a complete lie. Do some research.

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by flight152
Thu May 27, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334774

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

If United really needs aircraft in the short run, it would indeed be surprising if United wouldn't just order more 787's instead of adding to their fleet complexity by actually taking any A350's. A350 as a lifeline?? Anybody who can pay can get any new widebody in production immediately if they wan...

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by flight152
Thu May 20, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55394

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

TC957 wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
How likely will they have to refuel on the way back with this aircraft?

Rarely Id'say....The A321XLR has around a 9 hr flight duration.

XLR won’t be around for another 3 or so years.

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by flight152
Wed May 19, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334774

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Does anybody think united may delay Boston to london to 2022 because JetBlue is doing 2022 now? delay? its never been announced, so technically no delay?! But for me, I never expected this route in 2021 and I really don't expect this route in 2022 either. You must have missed it because United defi...

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by flight152
Thu May 06, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 927
Views: 187550

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

airboss787 wrote:
What is pay like at Avelo? Been hearing Breeze paying crap wages, so compared to them, how is Avelo paying? Haven’t heard much about that!


Avelo is equally bad.

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by flight152
Tue May 04, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7644

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

avi8 wrote:
sunking737 wrote:
IIRC she was 28 weeks, 7 months along

I’m amazed the baby was able to survive for 3 more hours after being born in an airplane. Fantastic work and amazing job by the doctor and nurses.

Why? There was a time before hospitals existed and somehow the species was able to make it.

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by flight152
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1823
Views: 243430

Re: Horizon starting ANC-PDX?

Cubsrule wrote:
What does AS pilots’ scope protection look like?

There is none to speak of.

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by flight152
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 132
Views: 23613

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

stl07 wrote:
I hope this ends up being a simple Midwest-CUN announcement after all the speculation

This aged poorly. Why do you think they’d make a big social media event out of a flight to Cancun?

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by flight152
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flight from Savannah, GA to SFO in... a 77W??
Replies: 7
Views: 3353

Re: UA flight from Savannah, GA to SFO in... a 77W??

Considering it left from SVN and not SAV, I’d say it’s a military charter.

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by flight152
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117995

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Regarding the lounge situation - UA flyers are used to sub-optimal lounges at EWR and probably don't expect much. I'm assuming that the folks flying J out of JFK on UA are there for network reasons, e.g. UA or *A loyal. I can't imagine a lounge would materially impact the purchase decision. That sa...

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by flight152
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Acey559 wrote:
New vacancy bid opened today. Of particular interest was the specific mention that 767-400 flying will return to EWR and IAD. Categories reopening are planned for sometime next year, but could be sooner depending on demand.

What’s funny is how many on here said the plane would never come back.

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by flight152
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

[threeid][/threeid] AA is running bigger RJs st SJT and ABI on some runs so they are not actually "barely supporting" service. Having a second choice is harder but both SJT and ABI, for example, supported DL for years with the DFW hub. 1.2 million over two years for "possible" gu...

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by flight152
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

ChaseP wrote:
Storage Update:
N439UA (Airbus A320) entered GYR for storage this afternoon.
N69020 (Boeing 777-200ER) is scheduled to leave ROW on Saturday morning. It will eventually end up in XMN for heavy maintenance.


Any idea why that A320 was sent to storage?

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by flight152
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 809
Views: 102148

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like UA is trying to compete with the F9, NK, and G4's of the world, doing point-to-point flying. At first I thought this was about CLE, but reading the UA press release, its more about Hilton Head and/or Myrtle Beach, SC--we just benefit from this new UA strategy. Those two little places are...

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by flight152
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new summer point-to-point routes
Replies: 116
Views: 15947

Re: United Announces Major Expansion at CVG

I doubt United is just throwing darts at a board here. They have access to travel and demand data from these cities and they’re using that to try to fill some planes that would otherwise be parked or flying empty. Smart move on United’s part. Bravo! The one problem with travel demand data: it is no...

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by flight152
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: United 777-300ERs also on domestic routes?

Looks like one ran this morning on the first EWR-SFO.

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by flight152
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

UAinAUS wrote:
UAX Update:

E145XR:
N14188 (ex-EV) ferried IAH for transfer to CommutAir
N21197 re-entered service with CommutAir
N11165 entered revenue service with CommutAir

They’re all ex-EV. ;)

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by flight152
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 148
Views: 21125

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

There’s only one commercial operator currently flying into ASE. All of the United, American and former Delta flights are operated by Skywest. Republic (Q400s) and Envoy (CRJ-700) used to operate into ASE, but no longer do. Unless something changes, once the CRJ-700 goes away there will be no commer...

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by flight152
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR
Replies: 46
Views: 8252

Re: Viva Aerobus A320 nose gear collapse at PVR

If you turn the tiller too far, it will unscrew right off the strut. It's not possible to "unscrew" the nose wheel by tiller movement. There is a mechanical stop on the tiller, the nose wheel movement is limited. No authority would certify an aircraft that could suffer a nose gear collaps...

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by flight152
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries
Replies: 58
Views: 18275

Re: Hawaiian Air delays 787 deliveries

That looks really nice. But not being delivered until September 2022 seems like any awfully long time to sit around. instead of keeping it in storage, cant boeing sell this aircraft now to someone else, and produce the hawaiian 787 closer to the delivery time? probably a stupid question although no...

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by flight152
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113382

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

While having such conveniences might be nice, is it necessary? Worth the expense? Not to be anti-progress in video/surveilance technology, but history would say it would have been of little use in the big picture, but if it's cheap enough, sure - why not? Everything in this industry always comes do...

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by flight152
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21883

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

I understand that a flight attendant saved the day by noticing a foot of snow on one wing prior to takeoff. Everytime that I have been on a flight in snowy weather, a pilot always does a wing inspection prior to takeoff. I thought that this was a requirement, not an option. Good job by the flight a...

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by flight152
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 11105

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

This seems awfully fishy...a bunch of people with ladders and long extension brushes stroll onto the tarmac, climb up on top of a plane and have time to open up paint cans and apply to the aircraft before any security personnel show up? It defies belief - sorry I don't buy it Do you think that AF p...

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by flight152
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: UA announces BOS-LHR

hiflyeras wrote:
Considering they just grounded dozens of 777’s...possibly forever...is this the best use of that airframe?

Grounded forever? Lol, please. Read the AD.

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by flight152
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings
Replies: 90
Views: 15385

Re: PW4000 powered B777 Fleet Groundings

Jefford717 wrote:
I would just retire the entire PW powered 777 fleet. I wouldn’t even bother. There are about 125 prior to grounding and half are operational and half are in storage.

You’d retire a (mostly) paid for fleet because the FAA requires blade inspections?

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by flight152
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: United Adds SNA-HNL

codc10 wrote:
The 757-200 would be subject to more onerous performance restrictions on SNA-HNL than the 73G.

The value proposition is worse.

I don’t in any way believe this is correct.

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by flight152
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 240674

Re: United Adds SNA-HNL

N649DL wrote:

Also a 757 on this route? Don't count on it as many of the ex-CO sub fleet has been stored or retired.

None of that fleet (sub CO 757) has been retired.

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by flight152
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 476
Views: 59857

Re: Allegiant adds EYW, PDX, & JAC

BENAir01 wrote:
EYW will be tight with the A319. I assume that's what they're flying. I know Delta uses the 73G, but I'm sure it's weight restricted (especially to BNA) and Im under the maybe false impression that the 73G has better short field performance.

Pretty sure DL retired the 73G.

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by flight152
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1025
Views: 121329

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Damn, Spirit is tearing it up in CLE. Honestly surprised that CLE-EWR is doing so well for them, seeing as it was a post-pandemic add. It seems like the only new routes started in the pandemic that have done decently are ones with a leisure destination on at least one end. Never thought I’d see Spi...

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