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by bluefltspecial
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16993

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Yep, DL loves finding ways to try to make things harder for B6, even if it cuts into their margin. Great example was when they made those D1 announcement after mint expansion. Too bad for them JetBlue's cost with the mint product is just so much lower than legacy carriers that it never ends up work...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16993

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

They blamed the Scottish Government for not reducing APD as they now have the power to set their own tax rates within Scotland. It was straight out of the Ryanair playbook of reasons to close a base and no doubt a convenient reason, despite the fact that Edinburgh itself is a popular inbound touris...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 78
Views: 11510

IAD Airport finally bounces back

A nice article in the Washington Post about growth at Dulles today. I've always thought that airport had so much potential to be so much more. It's certainly had an interesting history over the years. I remember as a young avgeek, watching planes for hours on the observation deck under the control t...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16993

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Nothing about their BGO-SWF service so I wonder if that could be moved back to JFK as previously the flight was operated from JFK for 3 years. Incorrect. They operated Saturday only service for one summer. The results were limited local traffic, the majority were onward connections from BGO-Europe....

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20079

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Just took a quick look and both AA and DL are now operating all flights with Dual Cabin aircraft while UA continues to operate two-three CRJs. Looks as Delta has planned to hold on to the morning mainline albeit operating with A319 equipment to LAX over winter through March, it'll go back to E175 fo...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 48
Views: 3581

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

CHO: DFW service, not DTW, is at the top of CHO's list. Can't see any of the other destinations happening and to be honest AA seems content to route all southern connections through CLT. DTW was a relatively short lived NW/Mesaba Saab flight that hasn't been terribly missed outside of DL FFs with t...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 13257

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

From a financial point of view, the only city that would seem viable with feed from other Star network carriers would be ORD.

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3029

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

And two A330s on the way! Oh? Where are those coming from? Is there a thread on this somewhere, hadn't heard about it... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421507&p=21374735&hilit=National+Airlines+N8+introduces+A330%3F Pictures on posts #8 & #13 Thank you! love th...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3029

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

I thought National (the freight company) was having financial issues and stopped flying? Right on that beautiful livery. It's not a entirely a freight company since the two 757s are passenger aircraft. It is still flying. And two A330s on the way! Oh? Where are those coming from? Is there a thread ...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1305, ATL-MCO, 1/11/2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: DL1305, ATL-MCO, 1/11/2009

While it's by no means precise information for the dates you mentioned, I used to frequent the ATL-MCO route on the regular and 71 was usually the arrival/departure gate for the widebody ATL turns, I arrived into 74 once as well but that was back around 2003/2005.

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6504

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

I mean, Delta are the biggest Airbus fanbois in the USA, i’m low key surprised some of their customers are not like “if it’s not Airbus, i’m taking the bus”. Actually, American Airlines at one point had quite a few more Airbus aircraft than Delta. Keep in mind that AA got all of US A32X aircraft as...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service
Replies: 58
Views: 14192

Re: Norwegian Airlines ceases LAS service

Source please. He's correct, there was an internal company document posted noting schedule changes this past week. The majority of suspended US-Nordic routes to become seasonal, also discontinuation of LGW/Scandi-LAS The company said they were looking to move the aircraft to warm weather destinatio...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

Can we get back to discussing the actual US-UAE open skies agreement? I for one am curious with this affirmation of the agreement, will this mean firming up of orders by EK for 787s to hit mid-tier cities in the midwest, or other large cities in the US? DEN/PDX/AUS/SLC/STL/PHX? Additional 5th freedo...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8503

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

tphuang wrote:
Wasn't Norwegian running this route before?


correct, along with FDF and a one stop operation to CAY

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 in Chicago 6/19/19
Replies: 49
Views: 7375

Re: Delta A220 in Chicago Today

Except, you know, UA doesn't fly any "cramped RJs" on ORD-LGA. Interesting... Departure Sat, Jul 6 9:00 AM LaGuardia Airport LGA Travel time: 2h 44m 10:44 AM O'Hare International Airport ORD United Economy Embraer RJ-175 UA 3541 Plane and crew by Republic Airlines DBA United Express Depar...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12572

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Delta is still recruiting Singapore based staff, so that gives some hope that it'll be around for a while longer. Off topic, and not to hijack the thread, however, I find it interesting that people have a problem with airlines like Norwegian and others hiring foreign-based crew at local wages, but ...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed May 29, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3202

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qo-nOVCwh4
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I think Virgin Atlantic topped it some years back with this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qo-nOVCwh4

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by bluefltspecial
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 796
Views: 102074

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone have any info on that B764 charter yesterday GRK-IND-GRK? DL8963/DL8827

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by bluefltspecial
Wed May 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42082

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I think this would work. It would create a very strong "Barbell" route network! Extremely similar to when America West purchased US Airways. AW was strong in the West and US was strong in the East. U.S. barbell networks don't work. Ask USAir + Piedmont + PSA. (It essentially liquidated PS...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed May 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42082

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I think this would work. It would create a very strong "Barbell" route network! Extremely similar to when America West purchased US Airways. AW was strong in the West and US was strong in the East. U.S. barbell networks don't work. Ask USAir + Piedmont + PSA. (It essentially liquidated PS...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun May 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ROU1993/history/20190430/2250Z/CYUL/KLGA During summer Rouge usually sends the B763 down on weekends. I think you'll start seeing this more often with the completion of new terminals. One of issues was taxiway width and wing size. The other was a gate that didn't ...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu May 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22062

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Would seem like the perfect aircraft to open ATL-BOI/GEG/BIL with. Yep. Something like ATL-FAT and making ATL-OAK finally stick around too. A plane like the A220 can open a lot of new markets. DL has done ATL-BOI before, but not the others you mention. IIRC they flew ATL-BIL for a couple of seasons...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed May 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: AA JFK Routes over the years?

BoeingGuy wrote:
Didn’t AA briefly operate JFK-ONT and JFK-OAK in response to B6 starting those routes?


I believe you're correct. AA launched a number of flights from LGB as well in response to B6 I think to DFW and to JFK, but that would have been around 2001-2003.

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by bluefltspecial
Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: AA JFK Routes over the years?

http://www.departedflights.com/
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Off the top of my head, you missed IAD, TUS, CUR, BDA, and PTP.
PIT IND CLE CMH were served by eagle and probably still operate.

In the 80s AA served also served ORY, and Eagle even had service to CHO.

For a more detailed list you should look at http://www.departedflights.com/

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by bluefltspecial
Tue May 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22062

Re: Delta A220 route additions

You can add SEA-DEN too. Looks like there will be lots of them out West this Fall (as expected, replacing most/all of the western 717 routes). I don't know about JFK-IAH (not currently a route DL flies, and I didn't see it in the timetable in the future) - did you mean JFK-DFW? West coast does seem...

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by bluefltspecial
Mon May 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6543

Re: California Pacific for sale

Just read the press release; CP Air plans to provide service to six western cities with five aircraft initially, including San Jose, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, Phoenix and Las Vegas. [/i] If WN was not already strong in each one of these markets I would say it would be a good shot... should be inter...

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by bluefltspecial
Mon May 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6543

Re: California Pacific for sale

sunking737 wrote:
Midwest Express 2.0 ???


That was my first thought.

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by bluefltspecial
Fri May 03, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5324

Re: United expansion in FRA

It's already operated by LH as part of the JV. UA's only LAX tatl service is to LHR, where they have no partners to do it on their behalf. 2x daily flights on LH is enough for this route. Whilst FRA is a huge hub, the O/D traffic is limited. Not to mention LH Groups other LAX service, with its year...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7288

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

The website is... interesting. The pages about fees seem to be copied verbatim from American Airlines’ website (including references to AA still present in the text!), and their advertised $79 fares without taxes appear to be in violation of DOT regulations that require taxes and fees to be include...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7288

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

interesting, I went to make a dummy booking and found they are planning to operate after June 6th.

I pushed through on the dummy booking to find out they are offering smoking section in row 3 of first class, but not rows 1-2!

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by bluefltspecial
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9237

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

Passengers are likely to be more tolerant of airlines punishing staff due to ‘local political stuff ‘ than if the staff were convicted of terrorist activity. I doubt that they view this as a smart move. Particularly as the staff have apparently been detained for a year without any kick back. Speaki...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"
Replies: 25
Views: 6707

Re: Original Architect Says PIT Terminal Redesign "Doesn't Make Sense"

Maybe I missed this but I am curious, did they ever finish paying off the original construction of the current terminal?

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16393

Re: AA Adds New Routes

I'm still surprised they haven't added RIC-PHX
I'm sure they'll jump on it if WN ever decides to show RIC some love

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NSE (Norwegian Air Sweden) getting soon its first 789
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: NSE (Norwegian Air Sweden) getting soon its first 789

If Norwegian were to over fly Siberia does anyone really think they will try China, Hong Kong, or Japan ? After the results of LGW to Singapore, not flying anymore, Asia is too far for Norwegian to be viable as an LCC. considering LGW-EZE is slightly longer by say 150 miles, than LGW-SIN, I don't t...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4984

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Let's suppose that somehow, there was the opportunity to add a single new runway at one of the three big New York City airports (LGA, JFK, or EWR). What and where do you build it and why? I tend to think that the answer is not another runway at LGA, and that the answer is either a third parallel at...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY starts a base at BLL
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: DY starts a base at BLL

interesting considering they have stated they need to close the PMI bases as well as other to reduce costs. Opening a BLL base will have a much higher cost for crew than a Spanish base.

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31377

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I actually think this group of very vocal, very negative, cantankerous gits poisoning this site must actually be a gang of older folks who are still clinging to the safe old world order and holding on for dear life.... Most of us know that Norwegian has been in a somewhat precarious situation for s...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)
Replies: 46
Views: 5871

Re: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)

Curious, with DL (and formerly WN) operating into EYW with the 737-700, and now a number of regional E170/175 ops going into HHH/HXD - both with a runway of say 4800 feet, could we see commercial operations going into DET again to bypass DTW? I guess more importantly, how is the 737-700 & E170/...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 12085

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

] AA JFK-LAS JUN 3>1.6[3] AA JFK-ORD JUN 1.3>2[1.0] AA JFK-ORF JUN 1.8>1.0[2] AA JFK-RDU JUN 4>3[4] AA JFK-SAN JUN 3>2[1.8] AA JFK-SEA JUN 3>2[1.8] AA JFK-YUL JUN 1.8>1.0[2] As has been mentioned by others, this is another chop to JFK which we've continued to see. My question is, what happens to th...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15596

Re: Last VS A340

readytotaxi wrote:
Gasp! Virgin had a B767 in 1996, I missed that.


Same! I'm blown away that I didn't know this!

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)
Replies: 46
Views: 5871

Re: Southwest at Detroit City Airport (DET)

Curious, with DL (and formerly WN) operating into EYW with the 737-700, and now a number of regional E170/175 ops going into HHH/HXD - both with a runway of say 4800 feet, could we see commercial operations going into DET again to bypass DTW? I guess more importantly, how is the 737-700 & E170/1...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 35532

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

Along the lines of the OP, I'm curious if it will make sense for Delta to take the 767 ER ./ International config aircraft and reconfigure them in a dense layout for domestic ops. The aircraft are likely all paid for, and the last few years we've seen a continuous increase in pax numbers, it would m...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3552

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

There are a few planes missing from my log book. Most of them are very new, or long retired. But one has been elusive over the past few years. I have always wanted to fly on the BAe 146, or Avro RJ. Occasionally I will see one on Flightaware in Canada, operating for First Air. But First Air only sh...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)
Replies: 32
Views: 4626

Re: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)

Quite informative, thanks for this.

I randomly caught USA Jet's DC-9-15 a few years back while taxing out at MYR. Had to do a double take when I saw her. Nice to know there are still a few left flying around.

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13376

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

*AA JFK-MCO JUN 1.7>0[2] JUL 2>0[2] AUG 2>0[2] SEP 2>0[2] OCT 2>0[2] NOV 2>0[1.9] While I'm sure this makes some financial sense to them with others leading market share on this route, there is a higher business market on this route than most expect. Last minute tickets up front routinely go for $1...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26206

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

I found this really interesting. As a person that worked with and partnered with both mainline and regional companies over the years, it's certainly a different dynamic that we've seen from United in years previous. The last real innovation I feel United did was offering PS on transcon, and now I fe...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has entered into an agreement with Asian company
Replies: 20
Views: 6236

Re: Norwegian has entered into an agreement with Asian company

Surely any RR loss should be compensated by RR. According to Norwegian a new deal has been struck where that is indeed the case. Apparently they had a fuel hedging loss of 1.8 billion NOK and engine problem loss of 1 bilion NOK That’s some fuzzy math that the engine loss was a billion dollars. How ...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7779

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Also most countries don’t let you bring food in from another country. For example when any international flight except Canada come to the US all trash and all perishable food products are sent to an incinerator type machine which heats it for disposal. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/plan...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7779

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Also most countries don’t let you bring food in from another country. For example when any international flight except Canada come to the US all trash and all perishable food products are sent to an incinerator type machine which heats it for disposal. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/plan...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000
Replies: 26
Views: 6511

Re: Future of the CRJ 700/900/1000

With few successful commercial aircraft manufactures, and less variety in Aircraft types, its nice to see a T-Tail jet with rear mounted engines still on the market although sales have slowed for the CRJ series. I personally have flown on the CRJ-900 next gens and i felt they are rather comfortable...

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