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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Hangar LGA Razed
Replies: 28
Views: 6953

Re: American Hangar LGA Razed

They were a symbol of LGA, but they were in really bad shape and this was planned to happen as part of the LGA redevelopment. I don't think the LGA overhaul will do much to reduce air traffic congestion in and around LGA once travel returns to pre-pandemic levels but the new concourses are really s...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why has B6 not tried HPN-LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4106

Re: B6 on HPN-LAX

Perhaps once they get the A220?

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2147
Views: 267833

Re: What's AA Doing at PHL?

I live right under the PHL approach northwest of the airport, and I haven't noticed many planes landing today now that you mention it. I look up the planes on FlightRadar24 when I hear them fly over. So far it's only been a UPS 767 from Louisville. Definitely not much activity here today. Expected, ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 14210

Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

Hi all - So was just looking at Hawaiian's fleet (per wikipedia), and noticed that all 18 of their A321neos have been delivered. It seems the regular A321neo is enough for Hawaiian's needs right now. But is there any reason they didn't wait a few years until they could receive slots for the LR, or e...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 19
Views: 4996

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

There was a thread maybe a year ago about the same sound over LCY, specifically with A220s. I could not tell you why or what causes it, but the noise occurs at low thrust levels when the aircraft is spooling up or close to landing. Edit: Found the thread! Below is the link if you'd like to read. htt...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines

I don't understand why this was moved to travel, polls, and preferences... It is about the current operations of civil airlines. Can it be moved back to civil aviation? If not, then just delete this.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 15, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Current Employee/Union Relations of Merged Airlines

I would be very interested to hear the status of employee and union relations within the airlines that recently went through mergers and acquisitions. Most recent and notable are Delta/Northwest, United/Continental, Southwest/AirTran, American/US, and Alaska/Virgin America. I know it takes a while t...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3008

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

The 777 in almost every way merits the Princess title. And quite arguably worthy of a tribute as well, the 757 could be the Duchess :biggrin:

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4186
Views: 610484

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Apologies if this has been discussed; there are just quite a few responses in this thread to read them all. Is there any info about adjusting the paints of the Star Alliance jets in the UA fleet? Their logo did not change much, nor did the font of their name. Will these planes stay the same as they ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17562

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

The hinged nose door of the 747-8F is very useful, and not found on converted -400 freighters. This is exactly what I thought as well. The 747 is the only widely-used freighter with the ability to load oversized freight through the nose. The other possibility I can think of, is like you said, the 7...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Master Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

BWI Master Plan

I've searched online for a master plan of BWI, and I can't seem to find one. Do they even a master plan at all? I've found expansion plans for the runways and airfield, but nothing on the main terminal building. I know they've just recently expanded the international terminal, but in regards to the ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 8117

Re: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

I think the size and versatility of United's Airbus fleet is often underestimated. They definitely have more 737s overall, but the A319s and A320s are indeed an invaluable asset to United. Some people will disagree, but if you look at the utilization of those planes, you can see that they serve a ve...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American not painting SatCom antennas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

American not painting SatCom antennas?

I've just recently noticed that American leaves the SatCom dome plain white on all of their A319, A320, and A321 aircraft. Every picture of these planes that I see features a white dome antenna instead of a matching grey color. Is there any reason for this? The only thing I can think of is no paint ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish adds 737-700
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

LOT Polish adds 737-700

Per planespotters.net a 737-700 was delivered to LO on June 20th. I had no idea they had plans to add the 73G. It was stored since March of 2019, and just returned to service. Is this a short term lease or do they intend to keep this plane for a while? Hopefully it gets painted in the LOT colors soo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I apologize, maybe I'm not reading your response correctly, but I'm talking about the ERJ-145 with 50 seats, not the E175 with 76 seats. To your point though, most markets won't do well with 45 out of 76 seats filled, but with 45 out of 50 seats filled that could be quite the successful route if th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't know the answers to any of your questions, but I'm a big fan of the aircraft vs CR2s at least. They may be smaller (narrower), but they are more comfortable and the large windows are great IMO. In no way is a 145 a more comfortable airplane. The overhead bins are even more worthless than th...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

Yes they can still all be ordered … They will even build the EMB 120 Brasilia if anyone wants them. The real question is can an airline turn a profit filling only 45 seats on a 76 seat airliner … a lot of markets will not be able to handle a 76 seat aircraft and if that is all that is on the table,...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't remember seeing anything posted about this recently... I was on Embraer's website and they still have the ERJ-135/140/145 all listed as currently produced aircraft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the newest ERJ-145 was delivered only a few years back in 2016. Can we expect any more ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't remember seeing anything posted about this recently... I was on Embraer's website and they still have the ERJ-135/140/145 all listed as currently produced aircraft. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the newest ERJ-145 was delivered only a few years back in 2016. Can we expect any more o...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed May 22, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 14989

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Some will say it shouldn't matter and that the family isn't telling the whole story, but I give these people the benefit of the doubt. I guarantee that this happens more often than we hear about it. Not sure what the FAA could do about occurrences like this, but there should be some way to enforce a...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon May 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 6247

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Well that's a poor job. The idea behind the colors I can understand: blue for the sky, turquoise for the sea and sand color representing the beach. But why the grey for the upper part of the tailfin and winglets? The execution could have far more elegant. https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/05/06/...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 10192

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

winginit wrote:
There was a lengthy thread on this exact topic last year here. The competitive landscape, drivers, or players have not changed. No need for a new thread.


Thank you! Definitely didn't come up when I searched...

Please delete if needed.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 10192

Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

The popular leisure and well-known carriers I can think of are: Europe: TUI, Thomas Cook, Condor, and Jet2. Canada: Sunwing and Air Transat. Why doesn't this model work in the US? Would there be room for an airline to fly from the Northeast and Central-US to leisure destinations in Florida, Mexico, ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu May 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

I’ve wondered for a while why Delta breaks out the -400 into its own category when it doesn’t require a separate type rating. I don’t believe united does this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but last time I checked UA's pay scale, their 73Gs are in a different bracket than the 738s and 739s. Not sure abo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet Boeing 737 overshoots runway at Shirdi
Replies: 17
Views: 4542

Re: SpiceJet Boeing 737 overshoots runway at Shirdi

They clearly lucked out with the landing gears not collapsing. How long would an aircraft in such an incident like this be out of service? It's still flyable, but I imagine they must examine the tires and landing gears in some way to ensure they weren't damaged or compromised.

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to build an A330neo in two minutes. Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1499

Re: How to build an A330neo in two minutes. Video

I really enjoy these types of videos. Thanks for sharing!
So cool to see such a complex process sped up right in front of your eyes. I always wish they would show the interior being installed though - cockpit, seats, lavatories, crew rests, galleys, etc.

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

I'm sure others will disagree with me, but even despite the interruption of air travel that this may cause, I support these efforts 100%. Global warming is entirely a real and authentic threat to every living creature on this entire planet. Although, it does suck that we need to conduct such protes...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

I'm sure others will disagree with me, but even despite the interruption of air travel that this may cause, I support these efforts 100%. Global warming is entirely a real and authentic threat to every living creature on this entire planet. Although, it does suck that we need to conduct such protest...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS
Replies: 27
Views: 3175

Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS

Hi all - I've known for a while that Piedmont flies to Boston from Harrisburg, Rochester, and Syracuse. I didn't think much of it, but today I started wondering why these routes are still served. They must be money-makers if they haven't been cut (I'm assuming at least). When did these flights start...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SBY Expand and Add DL with A220 Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: WILL SBY EXPAND AND ADD DL with A220 Service

Since DL has the A220 now and SBY is expanding the runway why not add SBY and fly NS to DTW and ATL. SBY is my hometown airport, so I feel obligated to post a response here. The airport has already extended the main runway years ago. Allegiant served the airport shortly after the extension. SBY is ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25985

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Not sure if they do it anymore, but a few years ago at PHL I boarded a bus to go from terminal F to A/B. The walk is otherwise quite a distance, so I appreciated it in this instance to just hop on for a quick ride across the apron. Like others have said, I actually enjoyed being closer to the planes...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4830

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Galwayman wrote:
Yes SAW is in Europe


lol

Mercury must be in retrograde.

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines regrets booting mother, baby
Replies: 10
Views: 1795

Re: American Airlines regrets booting mother, baby

How much of it is the airlines fault? EVERY company (especially large ones like AA) have idiots that work for them. This is an example of an idiot. In many cases you don't know someone is an idiot until they are put into a scenario that shows they are an idiot. LOL actually 110% true. The beliefs a...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38215

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Austin would also be a good choice for Indian flights. Its a decent tech hub and faces no competition from gulf carriers. That would definitely be up there on the list of longest non-stop flights... DFW-HKG is close to 17 hours, so AUS-India would be one hell of a long plane ride. Austin may be a d...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4445

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

SOOO glad they didn't chose a new livery. That paint scheme is such a regal classic.

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont - After the ERJ-145
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Piedmont - After the ERJ-145

Piedmont is close to receiving the final and 60th delivery of the "new" ERJ-145s. However, these aircraft are nowhere near young or new. Their current fleet has ages between about 14 - 21 years. Considering that most of their fleet has about a decade (give or take) of age left, my first qu...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8498

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

I moved up to Philadelphia in the summer of 2017, and before that I lived in Salisbury, MD. Prior to moving up here, I flew on American most of the time and ALWAYS experienced delays out of PHL. Since moving up here, I’ve flown Spirit 6 times now (ACY-FLL and back, PHL-FLL and back, and PHL-MCO and ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19421

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Each is distinct, but all whales sound similar to some extent...wonder why they chose to compare it to the innocent "orca." What did the whales ever do to these people? I'd love to see them bring back 727s, 707s, Concordes, etc. and then ask these people if they still hate these nextgen pl...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 8169

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

I can't speak for everyone, but it seems as though many more people that I know have only heard of Tahiti and the surrounding islands in the more recent years, since ~2010 I would say. Of course, it always was a popular vacation destination, but with social media and advertising being more prevalen...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 8169

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

I can't speak for everyone, but it seems as though many more people that I know have only heard of Tahiti and the surrounding islands in the more recent years, since ~2010 I would say. Of course, it always was a popular vacation destination, but with social media and advertising being more prevalent...

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by Deltabravo1123
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34976

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

the best thing I can think of is that they are looking at updating/refurbishing their existing fleet and maybe retro-fitting them with those new winglets... Can the older generation A380s even be retrofitted with the new winglets? I've seen them I think they look awesome, but I only thought they wo...

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by Deltabravo1123
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 8552

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1388321 Looks like it was discussed a little while back, although the thread appears to have been turned into a 757 thread instead of the 737 that it was originally about. Unfortunately I haven't heard any updates since then. It doesn't seem as though ...

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by Deltabravo1123
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6920

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4148813453 I looked on Google for a little while, and this was the only picture I could find. You can barely see it in the background. Strange though, because it's brown in that picture. But in the link below, where they talked about it some 13 years ago, i...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23826

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

What may be happening is simply the death of WOW’s second bank structure. It was creating a lot of problems with the midnight arrivals in the USA for CBP. Of course going back to one bank means parked airplanes. Yes that is very true. Much less convenient than other flights. What about the opposite...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23826

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Did their model ever work to begin with? When airlines start adding routes like WW did, there is a period of success because adding these flights can often stimulate market demand that would otherwise not have been there. So in a way, it might have worked well in the beginning, but soon enough that...

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by Deltabravo1123
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 3844

Re: WN Aircraft Utilization

It makes sense and would be easy of course to do it with one leg at a time - like let's say a BWI-BNA leg isn't entirely full, so they downguage it from a 738 to a 73G to better utilize the 738. But unlike the majors, WN's planes don't normally turn around to go right back to the same airport it arr...

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7651

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

American's new livery sometimes has subtle differences on the tail. Many have pointed out that the red/orange/scarlet coloring on the tailfins is not always painted the same on every jet. I believe this was also mainly on the regional jets, not mainline aircraft.

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by Deltabravo1123
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15409

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

And this shows exactly why the pilot shortage will never happen in the volumes predicted. You’ll fit in perfect at Skywest (Skypest). Hope you never need protection from the company there Did I ever say I'll be at SkyWest? No. If all goes as planned I'll be at Piedmont. Thanks for (not) asking. You...

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15409

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Interesting to hear that some airlines used to do this. I guess it just goes to show how strict union and civil regulations have become. I'm in flight school currently, and will be starting with a regional soon, and I for one would probably enjoy a hotel over this dorm-like house setup I described....

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by Deltabravo1123
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15409

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Interesting to hear that some airlines used to do this. I guess it just goes to show how strict union and civil regulations have become. I'm in flight school currently, and will be starting with a regional soon, and I for one would probably enjoy a hotel over this dorm-like house setup I described. ...

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