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by phlsfo
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11910

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

So, this is Airbus equivalent of the Sonic Cruiser, a radical placeholder to make them look innovative until airlines are willing to plunk down money on the next generation of aircraft, all of which will look nothing like this. Kahless would find such tactics dishonorable. This is what drives innov...

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by phlsfo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct airlines flight 1
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Defunct airlines flight 1

VX was SFO-DCA

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by phlsfo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11910

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

So, this is Airbus equivalent of the Sonic Cruiser, a radical placeholder to make them look innovative until airlines are willing to plunk down money on the next generation of aircraft, all of which will look nothing like this. Kahless would find such tactics dishonorable. This is what drives innov...

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by phlsfo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 8259

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

-Divert SWF LY 7 (TLV) Is that common? Never ever heard of SWF so far... What might led LY crew to choose SWF among the other options? What about receiving a diverted Intl flight? Such an event for them, isn't it? Or no? Which aircraft is operating LY7? SWF does commonly see TATL diversions headed ...

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by phlsfo
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5480

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

This totally would have saved the program and DL would have ordered 100 of them for their ATL-India, CVG-Asia, and SLC-Africa routes... In all seriousness, if they felt that they could have made money doing so and and engine manufacturer could make money doing so, then they would have. They decided ...

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by phlsfo
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49874

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

First time I've seen this happen...and I saw it first hand. MAN-PHL 763 just landed on runway 35. I'm not sure if this speaks to a light load on the flight or the wind pattern / refinery fire. When an Air Serbia A330 diverted a couple years ago it landed on 35. I was in my office in A-East and I sa...

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by phlsfo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19874

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

A lot of it is political. Air Italy is owned by an ME3 carrier. And there is an issue with them running an end around on US to Europe flights using IG. And like I said DL did the same thing in the past to an ME3 carrier. It's probably doesn't have anything to do with that. AA lends parts out all th...

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by phlsfo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19874

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

I was not personally affected but I think those who were affected have the right to know that AA had the possibility to make money by selling a spare part AND help people, while they chose to lose money and hinder people. Shareholders also have the right to know it, so they can evaluate AA's manage...

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by phlsfo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19874

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Why? Were you affected by this? No, why this question? It's a stupid level of business not to have a parts agreement in place. Your ire should be directed at Air Italy firstly. AA refuse to sell a spare part this mean they won't sign any contract with IG, not viceversa. So my ire goes to the right ...

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by phlsfo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49874

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c88bebd
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DAILN wrote:
Scheduled for repair next week some time. Will probably change both port engines and perform cowling repair. LH426/427 will now operate with A346 through 16JUN.


More info here: http://avherald.com/h?article=4c88bebd

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by phlsfo
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 728 (PHL-DOH) flew to ATH yesterday?
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: QR 728 (PHL-DOH) flew to ATH yesterday?

Crew issue. They were short an FO leaving PHL and had to make a planned stop in ATH to change tech crew.

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by phlsfo
Fri May 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10332

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

I would say DL is probably the least likely candidate to be considered a "one-hub" airline. There is plenty of connecting traffic through all of those hubs. Just because one is bigger than the rest doesn't mean the others don't matter.

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by phlsfo
Thu May 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3696

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

That story seems to be embellished quite a bit by their counsel. However, assuming the facts about what transpired are true, they have a legitimate complaint against the carrier. They followed the rules of the car seat, the airline pushed back but it got resolved by a CRO (even though I don't belie...

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by phlsfo
Wed May 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3696

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

That story seems to be embellished quite a bit by their counsel. However, assuming the facts about what transpired are true, they have a legitimate complaint against the carrier. They followed the rules of the car seat, the airline pushed back but it got resolved by a CRO (even though I don't believ...

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by phlsfo
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces seasonal LAX/SFO-RAP, expands EWR-RAP
Replies: 28
Views: 6019

Re: UA announces seasonal LAX/SFO-RAP, expands EWR-RAP

And the sturgis motorcycle rally!! You would think that, however I happen to be in Rapid City years ago when Sturgis was happening and quite a few people said they shipped their bikes in a flew from their homes that were far away. Obviously most will ride in but you would probably be surprised at h...

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by phlsfo
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7780

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

I don't work for Emirates however I have to assume that the do not do the catering for the return sector in DXB. The carts from the outbound need to be removed and cleaned, plus if there is any fluctuation in meal counts (i.e. a flight cancels and now the next several are full), you would have no wa...

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by phlsfo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49874

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

PHLspecial wrote:
Does anyone know if PHL is ever going to get a in ground fueling system?


It is already there. They just can't use it due to environmental issues. But they do indeed have it.

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by phlsfo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 409
Views: 49874

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

My predictions for PHL are: Lufthansa is obviously going to launch MUC-PHL American Airlines is going to move Milan (MXP) from JFK to PHL A new daily flight to London Heathrow between American and British A new Asian destination JAL with NRT-PHL or American / China Southern with PHL-PEK New routes ...

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by phlsfo
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with interconnected baggage systems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: Airports with interconnected baggage systems?

I would think that if a city was at the point where they needed to rely on connecting between two airports (unlike a situation like NYC where all 3 serve different purposes) that it may be time to look at building a new airport outside the city that can adequately handle the capacity needed.

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by phlsfo
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Abuse?
Replies: 83
Views: 19976

Re: EK A380 Abuse?

* Angel starts playing in the background of a panning shot of the DXB ramp * "Hi, I'm Sarah McLachlan. Every day dozens of A380's are abused by flying them into over-saturated markets. These poor aircraft only want to be filled up with happy travelers, only to have their hopes dashed multiple t...

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by phlsfo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12847

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

An interesting and detailed report summary has been released on AvH http://avherald.com/h?article=4c0febbf&opt=0 The most disturbing is that the captain saw the mistake on the FMS, tried to correct it but actually entered back the same incorrect data... Also, the only reaction the crew had duri...

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by phlsfo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Access of terminal area for non-passenger coming back?
Replies: 30
Views: 4166

Re: Access of terminal area for non-passenger coming back?

When was this not possible? There is nothing today at most U.S. airports stopping non-travelers from accessing the gate area. It's not well known or advertised but it is allowed. It's called an escort pass and you ask for one at the check-in desk. They don't just give out escort passes for no reaso...

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by phlsfo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5612

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

Fairly common, QR launched the Q-Suite on A7- BED EI used to have them on the A330's, ones like EI-DUB/SNN/JFK/ORD/LAX/EWR etc. BA have a good few also Their existing registration scheme happened to work out well for them in this case. All of their Boeing aircraft are A7-BXX, with the 77L being A7-...

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by phlsfo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14752

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Kinda off topic but Im actually surprised a company like Uber or Lyft doesn't strike corporate deals with airlines to lock in a fixed price so crew members can call for transportation to/from the airport. I know most airport locations have their own shuttles but there are alot of locations that don...

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by phlsfo
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 8243

Re: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

Skyblue39 wrote:
Am I correct in saying that PHL will therefore only have 4 European Carriers: Lufthansa, Icelandair, British Airways and Aer Lingus? If so, that seems really strange.


Yes. The only other INTL carriers are AC and QR.

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by phlsfo
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancellations and rescue flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Cancellations and rescue flights

Things happen while in flight? Not all maintenance issues happen on the ground. What if you lose and engine in flight and need to divert? You don't know that is going to happen before you leave an outstation. Aircraft get damaged on the ground. You can't predict that. What about an issue that comes ...

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by phlsfo
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17
Replies: 22
Views: 3324

Re: QR flying A350 to MIA effective 1SEP17-30SEP17

The Doh-JFK flight on the 350 is usually payload restricted.... Was talking to couple of A350 captains an hour ago and nobody can figure out how this will work. We are often leaving staff travelers behind even on 777 due to extra cargo Not sure what QR's mission rules are but I think Zeke has point...

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by phlsfo
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 4349

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

The XXX is close to YYY argument always gets thrown out there and is typically baseless: especially for large metro areas. Sorry, but one of the fundamentals of the economics of geography still holds. Proximate airports compete with each other for local traffic, and compete to aggregate regional tr...

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by phlsfo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways debuts QSUITES new J cabin 24 June
Replies: 7
Views: 3083

Re: Qatar Airways debuts QSUITES new J cabin 24 June

I'm sure this is on purpose, but the first aircraft to have the QSuite, the first aircraft with a double bed in J/C will be registration A7-BED.

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by phlsfo
Tue May 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 7406

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

Most airports most likely have some sort of capability to handle some hardstand ops. I don't think it would save any time or money to do hardstand ops vs. a jetbridge. If it did then more would use them.

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by phlsfo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 10960

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWxD0gY__A


Why would that ramper walk right in between the belt loader and the cargo door opening right after the aircraft came back down? I wouldn't go anywhere near it until I knew it was secure.
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intotheair wrote:
This is your answer to the question "why:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWxD0gY__A


Why would that ramper walk right in between the belt loader and the cargo door opening right after the aircraft came back down? I wouldn't go anywhere near it until I knew it was secure.

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by phlsfo
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13964

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Oh please. The airline has a manifest of the passengers on the flight. This has already been checked against the boarding pass at TSA. How does looking at everyone's IDs on a flight when deplaning help them find a person (who apparently wasn't even on the flight)? This is absolutely not normal. Yes...

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by phlsfo
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY103 AUH - JFK Divert to IAD
Replies: 12
Views: 3174

Re: EY103 AUH - JFK Divert to IAD

Air Serbia just landed at PHL with an A330 on RWY 35

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by phlsfo
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

ALC is getting ready to head back to DOH. Here it is positoning to the gate after ALG was pushed back:

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by phlsfo
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Awesome pics! One thing that came to mind, wouldn't this type of work be done ideally inside a hangar? I.e. Out of public view. Generally, yes. But what hangar would they use? AA didn't allow it probably because it would inhibit them from performing their regular duties. Other than AA, there are no...

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by phlsfo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

I recall from the old AA DC-10 accident that installing new engines requires the correct equipment -- given that this is a 350, which is not normally seen at PHL, I assume they were able to find the right equipment to lift and place the engine, but I wonder whether installing 350 engines requires t...

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by phlsfo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Boof02671 wrote:
Anyone know who is doing the engine change?

I see some AA equipment and some AA personnel around.


BA, who handles the engineering of QR in PHL. There are also a bunch of engineers/mechanics that came in from DOH to assist.

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by phlsfo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

sadiqutp wrote:
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I found this pic in twitter .. I am not an expert by any means, but is the discoloration of the bottom half metal normal?


Ha! I took that photo!

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by phlsfo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

Here are some pics from the aircraft:

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by phlsfo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A359 at PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10720

Re: QR A359 at PHL

A few more, including preparation to remove the bad engine from A7-ALC. I've never had the chance to see this before. Was very interesting to watch. Anyone have info on what happened to the engine? http://i.imgur.com/1HcWAQH.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ZVVORk5.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KHgSkLY.jpg http://i...

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by phlsfo
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transit Without Visa via Teheran IKA
Replies: 14
Views: 2669

Re: Transit Without Visa via Teheran IKA

If the tickets are purchased separately then you most likely would not be able to through check.

As far as transiting goes, as long as you have proof of your next trip with you it should not be an issue immigration wise. Not sure how easy it is to transit through IKA, however

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by phlsfo
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight AA109 LHR-LAX diverted to KEF
Replies: 53
Views: 9357

Re: AA in KEF

Has anyone on here been in a major airline control center as an employee? Whether a dispatcher, ops controller, aircraft router, crew controller, load planner, etc? I didnt think so. Gotta love armchair CEOs who think that being on here makes them qualified. The way some people seemingly think on h...

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by phlsfo
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight AA109 LHR-LAX diverted to KEF
Replies: 53
Views: 9357

Re: AA in KEF

AA gets no sympathy from me in this situation. You have to work harder than the 2 1/2 hours in KEF and the 2 plus hours at JFK. Very poor job by AA. Just curious, how long do you think it should take to unload and reload a 777, clear customs for all pax and bags, have all pax reclear TSA, reload al...

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by phlsfo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR evaluating DTW?
Replies: 24
Views: 3145

Re: QR evaluating DTW?

QR could easily fill an aircraft out of DTW on a daily basis with all the connections to BEY, Iraq and many others. The issue is there are such low yield on these routes that they wouldn't make any profit. The only way I see DTW happening in the near future is just to annoy Delta. But here is the t...

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by phlsfo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR evaluating DTW?
Replies: 24
Views: 3145

Re: QR evaluating DTW?

QR could easily fill an aircraft out of DTW on a daily basis with all the connections to BEY, Iraq and many others. The issue is there are such low yield on these routes that they wouldn't make any profit. The only way I see DTW happening in the near future is just to annoy Delta.

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by phlsfo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if AS/VX falls through?
Replies: 51
Views: 9816

Re: What if AS/VX falls through?

EA CO AS wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Alaska is reportedly having a hard time with the Virgin America merger


It's not, and it won't fall through. You'll just have to trust me on this.


Ditto this. Everything will go through very soon

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by phlsfo
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC
Replies: 47
Views: 6329

Re: U.S. Carriers Ask New President to Block ME3, Redo ATC

One of the biggest misses of HRC during the election was to point out the amount of business dealings Trump has with Middle East royal families and businessmen, including having the headquarters of Qatar Airways in Trump tower. No way he will do anything to upset his business interests. He is all a...

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by phlsfo
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery
Replies: 52
Views: 11168

Re: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery

Oh wow that's awful. It seems that retro liveries only work when they're actually ... you know ... retro. I'm actually shocked for a company as brand-conscious and marketing-savvy as JetBlue that this is what they came up sigh. Yikes. Why is it awful? They are having fun with paying homage to aviat...

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by phlsfo
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no dayflights on BA/AA on MIA-LHR?
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Why no dayflights on BA/AA on MIA-LHR?

The most basic answer is most likely that they can make more money with the aircraft doing something else at that time. If you want to leave early from MIA, catch a connection through JFK and get on one of the many LHR flights throughout the day. If BA/AA thought they could make enough money on that...

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by phlsfo
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this callsign allowed?
Replies: 14
Views: 5338

Re: Is this callsign allowed?

Browsing last night I saw this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pQ-SRdhY5sgqLmvqwQcmnpWflqaIDtGsD_ZUEM3Yj54WIsNGQZeWq7I5W1FxFWn-ZXzP4bY2h90AmJmYszQCuXu52ABP2l3MUnHZZ6H7_mmrdb5Nti6NhiYYVnZWtXwEvLv4IU6X1Ku-3XMNPj2ScihCb_qINP5kfePgAyLjWhmra69umwydjlZ3D39nwNqC-JKsbcRsrWAqWJVkU2UsybLZIVdg2P3kvJZ3yC5Yz...

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