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by jjbiv
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4373

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

Turns out that it's going to be AFW . That makes a heck of a lot more sense than FWA. Right letters, just the wrong order. Actually, Amazon is building two giant fulfillment centers in Fort Wayne. One near FWA, one on US 30 across from Sweetwater. I don’t know for certain, but I wouldn’t be surpris...

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by jjbiv
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 33285

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Did NK launch AUS service with international flights? Didn't Viva Aerobus have Mexico flights out of the South Terminal? I was under the impression NK was operating in the BJT because they wanted to be there and were willing to pay to use the facility, not due to where they "belong". NK u...

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by jjbiv
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4373

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

MO11 wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
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Scuttlebutt was they were basing these crews out of FWA


Turns out that it's going to be AFW.


That makes a heck of a lot more sense than FWA. Right letters, just the wrong order.

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by jjbiv
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 33285

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

(1) Hard stand ops will be served from the aforementioned gate 13 and will be located on the east side of the Jordan terminal. This bodes well for DL and their presumptive interest in acquiring additional gates. The expansion will begin with 3 bus gates and eventually expand to 6 gates. Gates 13 an...

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by jjbiv
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 156994

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Why would it hurt them down the road?? Their entire business model is predicated on not having to offer connections - the fly wholly p2p routes that are attractive to the leisure and VFR crowd. I don't understand how you say that this is going to "hurt them down the road" when G4 does the...

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by jjbiv
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed SAT expansion
Replies: 39
Views: 5678

Re: Proposed SAT expansion

One of the biggest issues at SAT is that AA is split between Terminal A and Terminal B at SAT, and this is an issue in the event of a departure gate change between terminals as departing passengers have to re-clear security to change terminals at SAT. This issue might be able to be addressed by mov...

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by jjbiv
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR
Replies: 45
Views: 13227

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

Are these FAA-required proving runs or something else? I'm familiar with the requirement to perform ETOPS proving runs and proving runs prior to being granted a certificate but I've never noticed north Atlantic proving runs before for an already-certificated operator. FAA required proving runs for ...

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by jjbiv
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR
Replies: 45
Views: 13227

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

Are these FAA-required proving runs or something else? I'm familiar with the requirement to perform ETOPS proving runs and proving runs prior to being granted a certificate but I've never noticed north Atlantic proving runs before for an already-certificated operator.

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by jjbiv
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

CriticalPoint wrote:
The weather looked clear…..whatever happened to flying over midfield and looking at the windsock, entering the pattern and landing?


Is this allowed under part 121 operations?

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by jjbiv
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK
Replies: 27
Views: 5476

Re: Allegiant Air 161 "Flight From Hell" 17 Hrs LAS-SCK

It seems like Allegiant missed this before they departed LAS. SCK tower is open from 7 AM to 9 PM. The last reported visibility on the 12th was at 5:55 PM local time (12:55 AM on the 13th Zulu time). The next reported visibility was at 6:55 AM local time (1:55 PM Zulu time) on the 13th, shortly befo...

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by jjbiv
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 33285

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

South Terminal will be closed and removed in approximately 2 years to make way for 2 new taxiways and the development of the Midfield Concourse B facility. https://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=363345 Fascinating. I imagine the city has to essentially purchase the South terminal from Lo...

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by jjbiv
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 916
Views: 126291

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Seems like a strange move for Empire to risk upsetting relations with their largest customer (by far) to pick up a little work with FedEx's arch enemy. Time will tell. FedEx doesn't own Empire. If FedEx wants Empire as an exclusive carrier, then Fedex can buy Empire. Until then, Empire can and shou...

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by jjbiv
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 156994

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Wouldn't be surprised if they look into maybe HSH (most likely alternate for LAS), COS, SEA or PAE, and maybe JAC. HSH? Do you mean HND (Henderson Executive Airport) or something else? Do they even have facilities for scheduled air carrier flights there? HSH is the IATA code for Henderson Executive...

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by jjbiv
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 916
Views: 126291

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

There is an ex-Aurigny Air Service ATR72 that is making its way across the North Atlantic, reportedly as N919AZ. Checked, that number is reserved by Amazon.com. Possibly unrelated, but Silver Airways was advertising for crews to staff ant ATR72-500 cargo operation based in FWA. This airplane ended ...

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by jjbiv
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 156994

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

New routes coming what we think they may be ? Wouldn't be surprised if they look into maybe HSH (most likely alternate for LAS), COS, SEA or PAE, and maybe JAC. HSH? Do you mean HND (Henderson Executive Airport) or something else? Do they even have facilities for scheduled air carrier flights there?

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by jjbiv
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 52892

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

B747forever wrote:
What happened to G4 338 (CID-LAX) on 6/19 operated by N271NV?

Flight was on final approach when it was aborted and circled around for about 45-50min before diverting to ONT. Still on the ground at ONT.


Flap/slat issue.

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by jjbiv
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 916
Views: 126291

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

On the ADSB Exchange ERSI satellite image there is a decent size uncharted airstrip to the southeast of Longfellow Ranch which looks like the most logical departure location. Looks like they departed and then turned to the northwest toward Fort Stockton. Quite a mystery why someone would take a 767 ...

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by jjbiv
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 731 diverts to RAP 2 days in a row
Replies: 24
Views: 6517

Re: Delta 731 diverts to RAP 2 days in a row

Delta 731 operated nonstop to Atlanta today so whatever the issue was seems to be resolved or they found a way to tanker more fuel for the round-trip.

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by jjbiv
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA #664 return on June 8
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

Re: AA #664 LAST NIGHT

Diversion was caused by a passenger disturbance.

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by jjbiv
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 230
Views: 33285

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Viva can't start new US routes until Mexico's AFAC is back to category 1. The FAA downgraded Mexico's civil aviation authority to category 2 at the end of May.

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by jjbiv
Sat May 29, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 52892

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What is it about Allegiant's website that makes it blocked in multiple countries for several years now using different web browsers? Some of us overseas might like to book a ticket for when we return. Use a US-based VPN connection to work around this. Southwest does something similar. It's likely d...

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by jjbiv
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 239594

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Anyone know anything about Career Aviation Company LLC? I just noticed that they have an active 727-200F (N209TR), currently based out of TOL. They also have an active 737-300F (N383TR), TOL based also. The 737-300 is on it's first flight out of TOL to south of the border since March, and the 727 l...

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by jjbiv
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest post Q1 2021 - profit!
Replies: 34
Views: 4230

Re: Southwest post Q1 2021 - profit!

AA posted a loss with PSP monies. At any rate WN is doing better than AA. The $1 Billion loss at WN is NOT a profit. Pure spin, and completely lacking in integrity. This is the sort of spin we usually see from DL. Considering AA’s exposure as a result of the complete collapse of international traff...

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by jjbiv
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21
Replies: 90
Views: 17030

Re: Big SAT Announcement Tomorrow 04/21

Great additions to the route map! Adding BOS service fills a long time gap from SAT and adding JFK service capitalizes on UA's current lack of service to EWR and AA/DL's lack of service to JFK. These routes should do well as business traffic comes back.

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by jjbiv
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US threatens to suspend CX flights
Replies: 64
Views: 14501

Re: US threatens to suspend CX flights

Why can't the provisions which the HK government made for HK-based crew for ANC turns also be applied to other intra-Asia destinations? What is so special about ANC aside from CX's large transhipment operation located there? The key point is a rule which on its face is not discriminatory can have a ...

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by jjbiv
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun County moves forward with IPO plans
Replies: 29
Views: 6698

Re: Sun County moves forward with IPO plans

Did SY rank and file employees get any shares over the years?

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by jjbiv
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 90477

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

FedEx ALPA continue to complain about Hong Kong COVID mandates. https://i.ibb.co/7YqfYT6/FX1.png https://i.ibb.co/cXD4Bzt/FX2.png https://i.ibb.co/7YqfYT6/FX1.png https://i.ibb.co/cXD4Bzt/FX2.png Why should HKG adopt USA rules? Why shouldn't USA follow HKG rules? Or IATA flight crew rules and guide...

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by jjbiv
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12194

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

There really aren't other hubs capable of taking the full load of MEM or SDF. UPS and FedEx do try to bypass the superhub/world port when possible but the regional hubs are only connected to a relatively small number of cities (with the possible exception of IND for FedEx which is pretty big, but no...

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by jjbiv
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 112757

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Given the news coverage of this particular house, UA Public Relations will likely reach out to the individual as well and give them the 411 on how best to get his truck replaced and may choose to forego the insurance runaround. It's been a while since I've worked with our insurance teams but I seem...

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by jjbiv
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12194

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

Do Southern stations, such as IAH, SAT, AUS, MSY, JAX have many deice trucks or if any deice trucks? Since snow/ice is rare in that part of the country, do those stations just let the sun come up and let the ice melt naturally? SAT has deice trucks and glycol but not much in the way of equipment to...

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by jjbiv
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status of crew avoiding layover in PVG via ICN
Replies: 41
Views: 7571

Re: Current status of crew avoiding layover in PVG via ICN

There have been cases linked to aircrew not abiding by the previous rules, hence the tougher restrictions. You are talking about the South American crew that went to the beach? So sorry if you don't get much sympathy from anyone in Australia, the country has worked hard to keep infections to a mini...

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by jjbiv
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 169
Views: 46425

Re: UPS fleet

I believe it was D-ALCB. I remember thinking the tail looked different from what I expected to see. First time seeing the new LH livery!

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by jjbiv
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet
Replies: 169
Views: 46425

Re: UPS fleet

I'm not sure of the registration but there is at least one ex-LH MD-11 in the ST Aero hangar with its tail sticking out at SAT. Drove right by it on Thursday night.

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by jjbiv
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 35994

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Dumb question maybe but do you know how they do W&B on the feeders (especially at outstations where they may not have accurate freight weights)? At hubs and ramps do they scan packages in to zones on the aircraft so they can get an accurate weight or is there another method to estimate the weigh...

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by jjbiv
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wild Day at JAC
Replies: 37
Views: 6523

Re: Wild Day at JAC

Upset passenger whatever, but whats the alternative. Its weather. I mean you are trying to get in a mountain town ski airport with terrain and special approaches and are surprised when it is actually you know dumping snow. They are pissed because they got stuck in-transit instead of on the slopes. ...

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by jjbiv
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17121

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

I hate to say this, but SAT is a dying airport; practically on life support especially with COVID-19. Is there any airport in the US to which this statement wouldn't apply? Very few airports can survive long term independent of government assistance with post-COVID traffic levels (given that facili...

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by jjbiv
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17121

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

I would not be surprised to see JSX do an SAT to MTY flight. We live in The Woodlands and there are a lot of well-off Mexican business owners moving here and elsewhere within Texas with their families for safety and other reasons but continue to run their businesses back in Mexico. We know one coup...

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by jjbiv
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70946

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Western Global Update: As of tonight (early AM EST on 11/2), all 3 747s are flying US-Asia with no issues, and all 10 flyable MD11s seem to be doing their Peak assignments tonight with no issues, except for 3: N415JN is 4 hours late leaving DTW for SDF, so that looks like maybe a breakdown. N542KD ...

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by jjbiv
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70946

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Pfizer wants to do everything itself, it seems. Interesting. The US military is available, and it's not like there aren't spare C-17s and crews that could be tasked to the mission. Or, heck, KC46s. I think there are over 40 of them in service now, no? They can take 18 mil-sized pallets and actually...

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by jjbiv
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 33
Views: 7836

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

I'm not sure why the linked article states that a UPS aircraft arrived at GYY this morning. It looks like an A306 and a 757 both ferried in to GYY on Friday and spent the weekend. It's also notable that UPS has already added a 757 flight to PHL to the announced A306 to SDF. Based on the flight numb...

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by jjbiv
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 33
Views: 7836

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

At least initially, it appears UPS is using GYY strictly to handle outbound volume from Chicagoland and NW Indiana in the evening to their air hubs. This probably enables later cutoff times vs trucking the volume to ORD. There are no inbound flights to GYY in the morning. There must be enough time i...

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by jjbiv
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 33
Views: 7836

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

I'm not sure why the linked article states that a UPS aircraft arrived at GYY this morning. It looks like an A306 and a 757 both ferried in to GYY on Friday and spent the weekend. It's also notable that UPS has already added a 757 flight to PHL to the announced A306 to SDF. Based on the flight numbe...

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by jjbiv
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 91521

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

Their website lists 19 cancelled flights for today. Is that all they had planned to operate? As far as the reason, I would imagine ASA either cut off their fuel supply or their employees are refusing to work since they have not been paid. Both possibilities don't bode well for Interjet.

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by jjbiv
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frontier 752 Phoenix Today
Replies: 1
Views: 1357

Re: Frontier 752 Phoenix Today

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by jjbiv
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris rapid recovery in the age of COVID
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: Volaris rapid recovery in the age of COVID

Volaris is an underrated airline with a bright future in my opinion. Interjet's financial issues and fleet reduction are helping to bring discipline back to the Mexican air travel market. Aeromexico's bankruptcy is also helping Volaris. Volaris has great potential to expand their model to other coun...

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by jjbiv
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 178
Views: 46011

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

Customs and Immigration check. ROS doesn’t have FIS. Right, I just thought it was interesting to select IAH as the port of entry when DRT, LRD, MFE, ELP, HRL, BRO, SAT, AUS, and even ABQ are closer in terms of distance. I'm sure they have their reasons. IAH has AM staff there should something go wr...

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by jjbiv
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 178
Views: 46011

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

Boeing 737 -752 34293 1747 XA-PAM AeroMéxico ferried 06aug20 MEX-IAH-ROW on return to lessor Interesting they stopped in Houston on the way to Roswell. Just a bit out of the way, especially considering there are other international airports closer than IAH is to ROW. Customs and Immigration check. ...

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by jjbiv
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 178
Views: 46011

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

danipawa wrote:
Boeing 737 -752 34293 1747 XA-PAM AeroMéxico ferried 06aug20 MEX-IAH-ROW on return to lessor


Interesting they stopped in Houston on the way to Roswell. Just a bit out of the way, especially considering there are other international airports closer than IAH is to ROW.

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by jjbiv
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 MLB Charters
Replies: 53
Views: 9540

Re: 2020 MLB Charters

Quick note that the Blue Jays will be playing their home games in Buffalo instead of Toronto due to the Canadian government denying them permission to play there over COVID concerns: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29530941/source-blue-jays-play-home-games-buffalo So this in turn (obviously) me...

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by jjbiv
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 35183

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

What a coincidence! Few days ago, Western727 discussed about Northwest's ancient AUS-SAT route. Now, SCX is bringing this route back! I did the mock booking on their website and was stunned that AUS-SAT is bookable! One way ticket is only $28!! Seem like June 27th is only available for AUS-SAT book...

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