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by asqx
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR THRNE3 Arrivals
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: BUR THRNE3 Arrivals

Ummm, the JOVEM is a DFW arrival. Do you mean the JANNY arrival into BUR? Anecdotally, and it's only been from PHX, but I've only even flown the THRNE into BUR. I always liked it better than the HLYWD arrival into LAX because no speed restrictions and we were usually the only one on it so 300+ kts i...

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by asqx
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 269
Views: 26392

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Just got that info from a regional driver: A CR7 burns only about 3400 pounds per hour, compared to 3000pph for the CR2. Pulled up a pair of releases for today, one for a 200, one for a 700, on the same route. For a 42 minute flight on the same planned routing, the 700 burn was 2968 and the 200 bur...

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by asqx
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions for pilots and FA's-
Replies: 55
Views: 6356

Re: Questions for pilots and FA's-

For both, how far in advance are your schedules? 20th of the month prior, sometimes a day or two before but it's not required to be out before then. Our schedule becomes changable, meaning we can try to drop trips or trade trips with other pilots on the 24th of the month prior. To compound matters,...

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by asqx
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 37
Views: 8902

Re: UA 232 Details

Here’s a gate check tag with Sioux City as the final destination... https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Em8AAOSwQPlV9cXi/s-l300.jpg (Sorry, I don’t know how to post photos) The flight on that tag ORD-SUX was operated by Ozark, OZ 989. It's an interline trip, the first leg is UA 345 from where ever to ORD.

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by asqx
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional Airlines and Cargo Operations
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Regional Airlines and Cargo Operations

In the continental US most small communities served by regional airlines are also connected to the interstate highway system (or are relatively close to it) and the vast majority of cargo to these towns comes by truck. The only cargo sent on the regional airlines tends to be small, relatively light ...

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by asqx
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Not sure if it’s been noted but as of 8am on Aug 6 there’s a Mitsubishi Regional Jet on the ramp at Gateway.

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by asqx
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Actually other way around; the CR2 was never a problem (other than cabin temp). BBD just never did the performance for the 7/9 past ISA+30. Can’t speak for Mesa but all three CRJ variants at SkyWest are limited to ISA+35. The exception now is the CRJ-700s operated as American Eagle are now ISA+40 l...

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by asqx
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX RJ Ops in heat
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

Re: PHX RJ Ops in heat

As long as the aircraft has the charts/FMC database/dispatch database up to 123 degrees (from another poster), then airport elevation would only affect the max takeoff weight. It doesn't affect the max temperature that the aircraft is certified to takeoff . Of course with the ludicrous example of p...

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by asqx
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX RJ Ops in heat
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

Re: PHX RJ Ops in heat

BobbyPSP wrote:
I'm surprised the CRJ 200 isnt limited to a lower max temperature due to PHX elevation. We launched them from PSP around 120 to 121 , however it's only at about 450FT


PHX is only 1140ish MSL, so our max T/O temp is only about 1.2 degrees C cooler than PSP.

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by asqx
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX RJ Ops in heat
Replies: 23
Views: 3478

Re: PHX RJ Ops in heat

American paid to get the performance data for SkyWest and Mesa to be able to operate the CRJ-700s and CRJ-900s up to ISA+40. Basically it's gotta get over 127F/53C to temp out now. I think my shoes will melt into the pavement on the ramp doing a walk around long before we temp out now. The CRJ-200s ...

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by asqx
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Given the OO "ad" for PRC shows UA, I'd assume LAX and/or DEN have already been confirmed but not announced. Just curious but what "ad" are you referring to? I won't complain if it does end up in the UA system though, the fewer 200 routes crewed from PHX the better. https://care...

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by asqx
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

alasizon wrote:
Given the OO "ad" for PRC shows UA, I'd assume LAX and/or DEN have already been confirmed but not announced.


Just curious but what "ad" are you referring to? I won't complain if it does end up in the UA system though, the fewer 200 routes crewed from PHX the better.

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by asqx
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anybody heard any word on who will be the next EAS carrier at PRC I wonder how good the performance is for a CRJ2 out of there. Terrain and climb gradients off 21 might pose a limiting issue for single engine performance (haven’t looked at it in years so not sure). But considering likely destinatio...

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by asqx
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16601

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Poor performance....Subjective cabin......Me thinks you might have some hometown manufacturer bias going here. To be fair, the CRJ-900 and the E175 essentially have the same engine, but the CRJ-900 will by nature of lower weights for similar payload have better takeoff performance given the relativ...

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by asqx
Wed May 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Taxiway/Runway Light
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Taxiway/Runway Light

The direction signs are usually just semi-transparent covers over the lights themselves. As the lights change from incandescent to other forms (LED, etc) the covers stay the same.

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by asqx
Wed May 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Fortunately PHX is always VFR and a million, so they can clear the next aircraft for takeoff when the preceding is 6,000ft down and rotating (assuming they're on alternating SIDs), so they cleaned up the line pretty quickly just like they do on normal days. Sadly they all still go out to the same f...

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by asqx
Wed May 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

What a friggin' mess. I can't think of any other major airports that are capable of simultaneous arrivals and departures that simply don't have them because reasons. And not even good reasons. It's quite frustrating being number 15 in line to takeoff and spending more time taxiing down E than it ta...

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by asqx
Wed May 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Yeah, everything is still tied to a single fix not far from the runway, even the ones that got taken away, well, not assigned anymore until they get revised anyways. Looks like the May 24 Jepp revision has even more changes but going east still puts pretty much everyone over the same fix whether the...

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by asqx
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6954

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

Yes, it does. Ex TWA planes end in that. I've seen old TWA MD-80's operating for American with TW at the end of their tail number. Mostly. When they couldn't get the NxxxTW registrations they wanted, TWA just used the fleet number and a letter. There's a large chunk of MD-80s that are just 9000 ser...

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by asqx
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6954

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

For the AA and DL jets they kept the original TW tail numbers, but I believe the 717s that went to Air Tran were the-registered for whatever reason. Please correct me if I’m wrong. The ex-TWA 717s at Delta are fleet numbers 9563 thru 9586 and the registrations are: N936AT, N935AT, N934AT, N933AT, N...

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by asqx
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6954

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

These were DL’s first ETOPS 757’s. None of the existing DL fleet were ETOPS certified so the TWA birds were acquired for TATL expansion. The four ex-ATA 757s were ETOPS certified prior to the acquisition of the ex-TWA birds, but they were limited to west coast to Hawaii routes with occasional foray...

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by asqx
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC: "Descend with the glide"
Replies: 36
Views: 2530

Re: ATC: "Descend with the glide"

Just a minor point....there is no final approach point....it does not exist. There is the published G/S intercept altitude but no reference to the FAF or Final approach point. According to the definitions section of the Instrument Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-15B): " Final approach fix (FAF). T...

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by asqx
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95936

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

How have the delays been with the north runway out of commission? Got a 1hr 44min delay coming in from Durango a few days ago on my last leg of a 4 day trip. That wasn't much of an issue as it was expected. Being slowed to 170kts over Payson, then given delay vectors back to the north, then being f...

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by asqx
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are DL's 69-seat CR7 doing after reconfig?
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Re: How are DL's 69-seat CR7 doing after reconfig?

I guess DL has reconfigured all 82 CRJ700 by now into the 69-seat layout, where an additional four Y seats were added by pushing the aft lavatory into the aft cargo hold. Does the reduced aft cargo hold still have room for all baggage on all flights or do they have to actively keep the CR7 away fro...

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by asqx
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?
Replies: 42
Views: 5997

Re: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?

I did a test booking LAX-CUN in mid January and it showed as Delta One. What did it show at time of booking? Or what does it show when you view your reservation online? You may have to call Delta reservations to get a definitive answer for your specific flights.

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by asqx
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?
Replies: 42
Views: 5997

Re: (Why) do US airlines not admit their Business Class passengers into their business lounges?

It depends on if the flight is marketed as Delta One or just First Class/Business class. According to Delta's Website: "Delta One or SkyTeam Premium Cabin Passenger Customers traveling in Delta One on an international Delta flight or a domestic Delta flight connecting to/from a same-day interna...

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by asqx
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight displays and snowy taxiways
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Re: Flight displays and snowy taxiways

In all honesty, from experience if an airport was to choose not to clear all taxiways it would be the ones in the middle of the runway that they left snow covered and would clear the ones at both ends. That being said, if I were to find myself in the OP's scenario, I would simply turn around on the ...

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by asqx
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as pilot shortage lessens
Replies: 47
Views: 5843

Re: Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as pilot shortage lessens

I notice that a few of the EMJ flights/routes from SAN switch back and forth from OO to QX. I don't know if it's as simple as wanting the F/C cabin sometimes, and not others... Do the Horizon planes not have a First Class cabin? I know the SkyWest planes do, and there were rumors of Alaska wanting ...

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by asqx
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Winglets on CRJs
Replies: 14
Views: 2904

Re: Different Winglets on CRJs

Got it, thanks. Any specific reason they didn't switch the 700? In addition to what was mentioned above, it's not just different winglets. There were other changes made to the wing to increase performance along with the new winglets which, given the lower weights, probably weren't needed on the 700.

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by asqx
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Winglets on CRJs
Replies: 14
Views: 2904

Re: Different Winglets on CRJs

So let me get this straight: the 700 and 900 both started out with the steep winglets, then both went to the more canted ones in 2005ish? No, the 700s never switched and all have the same winglets. Early 900s shared the same winglet as the 700. Starting in 2005 Bombardier started building 900s with...

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by asqx
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Winglets on CRJs
Replies: 14
Views: 2904

Re: Different Winglets on CRJs

Do you know of any aircraft that are not part of the NextGen package that received the newer winglets? I've never seen any. The lengthened winglets and other changes first appeared in 2005, the NextGen didn't show up until 2007. Starting around L/N 15036 (the first 705) and running until L/N 15129 ...

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by asqx
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5279

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

lol what?? Yuma is nearly at sea level and you can always ask for 3/21.. I have operated from both of these airports. The GPS into 3L at NYL is a fun tour of the border but FLG is sketchier on every day of the year. As long as you aim for the numbers and don't float, 17/35 at Yuma really isn't much...

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by asqx
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5279

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

And? The hotter city on the LAX-FLG route is Los Angeles. FLG may indeed present some challenges being 7000 feet long and 7000 feet altitude. Maybe certain aircraft would have trouble there. A CR7 should be fine, right? The runway at FLG always makes me a bit nervous. Even on a cool, dry day you ar...

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by asqx
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75550

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

There are surprisingly few ILS runways in Arizona (or maybe it's unsurprising given the weather), and since PHX is effectively unusable by student pilots shooting practice ILS approaches because it's a major airport, it makes the IWA ILS very popular. I believe there's an airborne ILS down near Sta...

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by asqx
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Weight and Balance
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Weight and Balance

Well, a 3 second Google search for a Caravan manual returned plenty of results. A quick glance at one returned: - 4511 lb BUT that's just one of the several listed standard numbers, actual airplane weights can very quite a lot based on configuration and fittings. - 1090 lbs with a max loading of 30 ...

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by asqx
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6921

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

A bigger question is who owns the E175s operating for DL & AA, should Compass own them and not their mainline counterparts... when are those contracts up, and is AS willing to take on those E175s for growth. Perhaps someone with more detailed knowledge of the E175 ownership and ops at Compass c...

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by asqx
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLG (Flagstaff) seems like it is short of carriers
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: FLG (Flagstaff) seems like it is short of carriers

Most of the flights I work going into/out of there are maybe 40 passengers. Either AA isn't pricing things well enough to fill planes or, outside maybe of ski season, there just isn't the demand for more flights.

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by asqx
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Needed To ID TWA Aircraft From 1991
Replies: 10
Views: 6852

Re: Help Needed To ID TWA Aircraft From 1991

I have a TWA time table effective May 1, 1991. For CDG-IAD it shows flight 895. It doesn't list the type, just WIDEBODY (B747/L1011/B767). With a connection through JFK it shows flights 803 and 703, but flight 703 went to DCA. Flight 803 was CDG-JFK as far back as 1970 and still listed as such in 19...

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by asqx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15771

Re: Midwest Express 2017

Didn't the CR7 go through two different iterations, though? IIRC, the early CR7s were basically a stretched CRJ, with the same crappy cabin design. Then, around the time the CR9 was introduced, Bombardier made some cabin improvements to the line, including lowering the floor a bit to provide more s...

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by asqx
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 4265

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

It's doubtful a mechanic will notice anything during push back that wouldn't have been found during the walk around or is fixable without requiring tools or a logbook entry. Critical things, like open compartments, leaking fluids, or fires don't require an engineer's certification to see and report ...

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by asqx
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75550

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Yes, it doesn't have anything to do with the aircraft themselves, it's the fact that some(Bombardiers) don't have published performance data above 11x degrees. To be fair, a CRJ-200 at ISA+15C is already starting to struggle, performance wise, especially in the climb. At ISA+30C in the PHX summer t...

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by asqx
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 777-200 pilots fly 777-300s and vice versa?
Replies: 21
Views: 3881

Re: Do 777-200 pilots fly 777-300s and vice versa?

Even airplane families that have fairly significant difference in handling can be flown by the same pilots at the same time. Likewise with the CRJ-100/200, being vastly different than the 700/900. All due to lack of leading edge devices. I wouldn't go so far as to say that they handle differently. ...

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by asqx
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Repositioning flights
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: Repositioning flights

There was a time where employees could nonrev on ferry flights. Are there any airlines that still offer that? Yes, in the US there are at least. It's usually limited by the individual airline's op spec but in most cases it's only permitted to carry a maximum of 19 (if no FAs) and it is limited to e...

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by asqx
Wed May 24, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Tells RJ Operators to Replace Unsafe Seats
Replies: 15
Views: 3815

Re: FAA Tells RJ Operators to Replace Unsafe Seats

I'm assuming it's the United-demanded slimlines for UAEx CR7 and ER7 fleets? According to the FAA, they were installed in (but not limited to): (1)The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes. (2) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes. (3) Bombardier, ...

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by asqx
Wed May 24, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 75550

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

My question: is it ALWAYS like that ? It's seemed to me that it started a bit early this year but pretty much the norm between May and September. I commute out of PHX and it's always fun watching the reaction to some passengers to the normal bumps and shakes on departure. I'm usually too tired on t...

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by asqx
Tue May 23, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 8719

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

Whats fun in APN? What would be your favorite and worst or hated city you fly to ? Specifically airport, hotel, and airport staff.. I haven't had to layover in APN but the airport staff there are very nice and usually have ice cream or other snacks they will share with the crews, plus I enjoy the s...

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by asqx
Thu May 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 8719

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

Fair enough, we just have a difference of opinions. However, others are saying DL has actually increased the number stealthily via OO to up around 150. That's clearly a misrepresentation, no? Again, it comes down to whether Delta has been saying "125 CRJ-200s under Capacity Purchase Agreements...

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by asqx
Thu May 18, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 8719

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

Wow - that seems like a giant loophole, if true. Yes, it's a loophole in the sense that it allows more than 125 lines of flying worth of aircraft into the Delta Connection system. However, since the pro-rate/at-risk flights are operated at the risk of the connection carrier and not as part of the c...

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by asqx
Thu May 18, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 8719

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

No idea, I've asked that question a couple times, even to DALPA members and they asked around and couldn't get an answer. I've never been able to get a clear answer myself though I have always assumed that any at-risk routes operated by the Connection carriers weren't included, much in the same way...

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by asqx
Thu May 18, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 8719

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

That's incorrect. Per scope, Delta is limited to 125 LINES of CR2 flying. Does that include the pro-rate flying where the connection carrier assumes the risk of operating the flight? SkyWest has quite a few pro-rate routes in the Delta system and there are frames flying Delta Connection flights (so...

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