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by spongenotbob
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1433
Views: 130045

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

wnflyguy wrote:
Shave 700 turn times down to 30min.
Shave 800 turn times down to 40min.


Last time they tried this, it went very, very badly.

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by spongenotbob
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8609

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

Some speed tape will fix that right up.

Also, could be a write-off.

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by spongenotbob
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 679137

Re: Due to the 737 MAX grounding, GOL is leasing 13 737NG

juliuswong wrote:
Although there is a typo...B727-800!


That’s not a typo, that’s Boeing’s new and improved name for the MAX!

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by spongenotbob
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 421742

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-28/boeing-s-737-max-software-outsourced-to-9-an-hour-engineers

(Use incognito to get past paywall)

America’s favorite form of cost-cutting finally comes home to roost.

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by spongenotbob
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20219

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

enilria wrote:
*UA HHH-IAD APR 0>2[0] MAY 0>2[0] JUN 0>2[0] JUL 0>2[0]
*UA HHH-ORD APR 0>0.3[0] MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0]


Hilton Head, wow - 3 new UA flights a day on certain days! That is a big surprise.

Thanks Enilria... finally got my Sunday reading :smile:

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by spongenotbob
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6570

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Any business traveler who gets to experience the joy of SU IRROPS of any kind (even minor delays -> missed connections) will never step foot on SU again.

Good luck with that.

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by spongenotbob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21311

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

sennabestever wrote:
I see the plane is already half way back to Dubai already. What kind of cleaning / disinfecting takes place onboard after an event like this?


They bring out the official Emirates rug and sweep all those nasty little viruses right under it.

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by spongenotbob
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 9833

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

EA CO AS wrote:
Polot wrote:
parking a dumpster in front of the gate does not count as using it.


Fine, bring a retired B737-400 out of storage and park it at the gate.


I love this idea. Turn it into an Alaska Museum - South to go along with the sad little museum @ ANC. EA CO AS, you have the power - make it so.

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by spongenotbob
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 43
Views: 9230

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

Interesting story but given the lousy yields they get on these flights, (check SVO-LAX one week out, for example) I'm sure it makes a handy excuse too.

I've flown SU a number of times. Very nice service in the air; absolutely miserable, inflexible, and marginally ethical on the ground.

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by spongenotbob
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD
Replies: 54
Views: 10134

Re: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD

AS PDX-ATL AUG 0.8>0.1

Further retrenchment from useful routes by AS...

It’s not #mostwestcoast, it’s #ONLYwestcoast...

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by spongenotbob
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6499

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I bought some tickets for the 2018 "FAB Friday Runway Package" also... and then realized I may not be able to go.

Since I'm not based in the UK I can't resell them on the official site (no UK debit card) ... any suggestions on reputable alternate sites to resell?

Thanks A.net!

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by spongenotbob
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service
Replies: 46
Views: 6017

Re: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service

According to recent schedule update. Typically these are summer only, but as of now are being scheduled through end of schedule from Summer 2018 on. Also, there is an article floating around that AS possibly has much bigger plans for PDX. https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/11/20/portland-could-be-...

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by spongenotbob
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8839

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

http://flightaware.com/live/findflight? ... ation=KSFO

Interestingly, there are no southbound 747's....
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There are no less than four 747's that operate every single night LAX-SFO (tag-on). Very regular, and very noisy.

http://flightaware.com/live/findflight? ... ation=KSFO

Interestingly, there are no southbound 747's....

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