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by FLIHGH
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5636

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

I would be curious to know if the other US3 are seeing an increase in applications or an increase in the size of their hiring pool since Southwest is not taking any new pilots right now. Do we think that this will impact the regional carriers flow/exit rates? Well, UA and AA will have an issue to a...

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by FLIHGH
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 8714

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

DCA-AGS has been flown in April and May for a few years. This year it was on a CRJ7. Typically for the Masters. This is definitely slot-sitting **DL LAS-LGB OCT 0>0.3[0] NOV 0>2[0] DEC 0>2[0] JAN 0>2[0] FEB 0>2[0] MAR 0>2[0] Thanks for the thread enilria. I wonder if this route aligns with their str...

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by FLIHGH
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 8714

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

DCA-AGS was seasonal this year. Not totally a new route, but we will see if it turns into a year round flight.

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by FLIHGH
Wed May 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11110

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

I don't think saying whether you "flew as a kid" or not really matters and per se probably should not be said by the applicant. What the applicant needs to convey is that they understand the job of flight attendant is not all fun and games, flying around the world and staying in hotels on...

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by FLIHGH
Sat May 04, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41758

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

LOL. You know when they're losing pilots even to places like Atlas there are problems. They pay dung and probably get dung for pilots right now. I have heard they are hiring CFI's right at 1500 hours so it would not surprise me if that was a factor in this accident at all Frontier has recently had ...

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by FLIHGH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7654

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

OAK-IAD actually held on for pretty long, but I don’t believe it was daily towards the end. But, it made it to this decade.

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by FLIHGH
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

CLT remains the most profitable hub. They print money there. I know the 200 flights will slowly start disappearing from CLT over the next few months as PSA begins accelerating their 200 retirements and finish receiving Envoy’s 700s and brand new 900s. DCA will hold steady for 200s as they need them...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

CLT remains the most profitable hub. They print money there. I know the 200 flights will slowly start disappearing from CLT over the next few months as PSA begins accelerating their 200 retirements and finish receiving Envoy’s 700s and brand new 900s. DCA will hold steady for 200s as they need them ...

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by FLIHGH
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34617

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

All of you all who are talking about legitimately sick mechanics coming to work sick are COMPLETELY missing the point. This is the company trying to fight back against any sort of sick out/work action/work-to-rule movement being taken by mechanics, either officially or unofficially, during contract...

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by FLIHGH
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15474

Re: Sun Country Expands in BNA/Announces SAT

rainaviation wrote:
They are also announcing IAD today.

Would be a re-announcement. They served a couple years ago.

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by FLIHGH
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 6050

Re: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

DC flying usually takes some time to get back to normal. Business travel doesn’t pick back up until late January. But, I assume the government issues have something to do with slightly lower numbers.

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by FLIHGH
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13473

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Most of PSAs CR7s have 65 seats, not 63.

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by FLIHGH
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: Whats going on with US 4 regional fleets?

Most of PSA’s CR7s have 65 seats, and the remaining 63/67 seaters are being converted to 65 seats.

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by FLIHGH
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ending PHl-IAD express service.
Replies: 15
Views: 3862

Re: UA ending PHl-IAD express service.

This will leave them with ZERO flights from Philly to any airport on the east coast.

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by FLIHGH
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.
Replies: 24
Views: 3660

Re: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.

Interesting add for sure. Can CRJ-700/900s land at HHH? If so, I can see DL adding service to ATL down the road. Can they? Yes. Can they when they're full, tankering fuel, gusty conditions, or on a contaminated runway? Not consistently, even if only 1/4 of those conditions are present. The 175 has ...

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by FLIHGH
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

Re: JetBlue New Special Livery

maverick4002 wrote:
This is very very nice. I wonder if they will do a TWA inspired one with the opening of the hotel?

Would be tough since AA still has the trademark I believe. They have a 738 painted in a TWA scheme.

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by FLIHGH
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.
Replies: 24
Views: 3660

Re: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.

Interesting add for sure. Can CRJ-700/900s land at HHH? If so, I can see DL adding service to ATL down the road. Can they? Yes. Can they when they're full, tankering fuel, gusty conditions, or on a contaminated runway? Not consistently, even if only 1/4 of those conditions are present. The 175 has ...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.
Replies: 24
Views: 3660

Re: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.

Interesting add for sure. Can CRJ-700/900s land at HHH? If so, I can see DL adding service to ATL down the road. Can they? Yes. Can they when they're full, tankering fuel, gusty conditions, or on a contaminated runway? Not consistently, even if only 1/4 of those conditions are present. The 175 has ...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

Re: JetBlue New Special Livery

Looks amazing. Still waiting for a Bruins livery though. Not sure how that yellow would look. I do like the green Jets and Celtics and the grey Red Sox, and this Nets one is my personal favorite (I think I even like the bold black more than their normal blue)...but the yellow may look a bit funky. ...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Special Livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

JetBlue New Special Livery

JetBlue just rolled out a Brooklyn Nets special livery...I will say I am a big fan of the black. I think it looks nice. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/11/01/jetblue-brooklyn-nets-airbus-320-paint-scheme/1845684002/ https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/11/01/USAT/...

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by FLIHGH
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 13033

Re: PAL inaugurates world’s eighth longest route: MNL-JFK

Hope it succeeds but is there enough traffic? Also a 2am departure from JFK is brutal. Wonder if anything at the terminal will even be open. Yes, a 1:45 AM departure, but they'll start boarding around 12:45ish, and nobody will be out looking for things to buy at 2am. Plus, there are plenty of other...

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by FLIHGH
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14722

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Sharing rooms seems cheap and something the workers wouldn’t accept. But they share hotel rooms...... SkyWest puts their pilots in double occupancy rooms for training, and I think other regionals do the same for flight attendant training. But that's it- otherwise we all get our own rooms. There wou...

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by FLIHGH
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is JetBlue doing at ATL
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: How is JetBlue doing at ATL

JetBlue hasn't released their schedule that far out yet. ATL survived the last round of station cuts, but I don't think there was any question about that. Atlanta is a market they need to be in.

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by FLIHGH
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 15752

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. As of 9am eastern, there was a single post in your thread regarding the cancellation. Far more here...so not sure how you consider it better discussed over there when that thread has always focused on ...

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by FLIHGH
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15629

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

People all over Facebook are saying they're never going to fly Cathay, because if they can't spell their airline correctly, how safe can they be? Granted, these uneducated citizens probably aren't the ones who are salivating over a trip to Hong Kong anyways :lol:

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by FLIHGH
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Begins IAD-STN A321NEO Service
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Primera Begins IAD-STN A321NEO Service

They also announced BRU-IAD, so they must be happy with bookings to London so far.

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by FLIHGH
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Cargo Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 574

DC Cargo Routes

I recently noticed that the DC area significantly lacks cargo air service, with IAD only supporting Fedex and UPS (the latter with only non-daily flights to Louisville), while BWI has only slightly more, although Amazon recently launched and nearly doubled the number of cities served. Is the bulk of...

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by FLIHGH
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4340

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

JAX is similarly too close to another airport that overshadows.... in this case it's ATL, the world's busiest and can take you anywhere you need to go with an extra 45 minute flight to JAX. the population statistics of Jacksonville itself are really irrelevant. It's well served already. You could s...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31907

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

RIC sets new record for number of passengers in one month, 13% increase over last year. Air Service Notes: Several June route enhancements are now in effect, including: United upgauged Richmond-Denver nonstop flights to twice-daily utilizing mainline aircraft. JetBlue upgauged Richmond-Orlando nons...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in U.S. — "Virtual" Control Towers?
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: Airports in U.S. — "Virtual" Control Towers?

JYO Airport has a remote tower.

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by FLIHGH
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82277

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

AA bumped up ORH to twice daily on 145s.

Flights leave ORH at 618A and 419P, leaving PHL at 255P and 929P. As little as $133 RT in basic economy.

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by FLIHGH
Tue May 29, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172607

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
FLIHGH wrote:
Republic also has an announcment on Thursday. Likely go hand in hand.


Source? Time?

1230. Will be broadcasted on Facebook. Who knows, this may even put Spirit’s BIG announcment a few weeks ago to shame ;)

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by FLIHGH
Tue May 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2493
Views: 172607

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Republic also has an announcment on Thursday. Likely go hand in hand.

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by FLIHGH
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5502

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

Iirc there were 3 or 4 airlines that went bust in the week AQ did: TZ AQ (didn't DHL shut their US airline down and contracted all us flying out that week? I sorta remember talking to an FL pilot in the break room in TPA about them. Ithink there could be another airline too. I seem to be thinking 4...

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by FLIHGH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5620

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

Wouldn’t be surprised to see them adding a basic economy fare getting rid of the free bags aspect and and adding change fees. They really aren’t “low fare” anymore and probably need to introduce something similar to compete with F9/G4/NK. I don't think they'd do that with a big, flashy, happy looki...

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by FLIHGH
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5620

Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

Southwest posted a video on Facebook this morning with the words "A whole new way to get away." and the caption "Coming soon...". Their social media employee has shot down people guessing it was Hawaii (saying "That sounds pretty sweet to us, Jessica. Not sure if that's wher...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest order the 797?
Replies: 43
Views: 7131

Re: Will Southwest order the 797?

Widebodies are in the 30 year plan for Southwest, but who knows what that means. Their expansion plans will need something a bit bigger, but its way too early to tell.

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by FLIHGH
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances WN launches TATL?
Replies: 33
Views: 5224

Re: Chances WN launches TATL?

It's in their 30 year plan.....meaning it could still be 3 decades away when the entire aviation industry is different.

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by FLIHGH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 9606

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

I have a feeling Mexico cuts may be due to the violence spreading to beach destinations. I was in Cabo in June, and three weeks after we were there, people were killed on the exact beach we were on.

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by FLIHGH
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 13204

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

Southwest currently only does 42 departures a day out of 6 gates at DCA, but Southwest does have room at DCA to add at least 20 additional flights a day out of its existing gates at DCA if Southwest can acquire additional slots at DCA. There are at least 8 within-perimeter destinations that Southwe...

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by FLIHGH
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 9248

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

WN DCA-IND MAR 1.9>0 APR 1.8>0 MAY 1.9>0 WN DCA-RSW MAR 0.3>0.0 I wonder how they will use the slots. AFAIK, DCA-RSW was inherited from AirTran and might be an Air21 slot. Was it converted to FLL? It appears WN is going less experimental with DCA with the niche Midwest medium size markets, and has ...

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by FLIHGH
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 9248

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

Alsatian wrote:
enilria wrote:
WN DCA-IND MAR 1.9>0 APR 1.8>0 MAY 1.9>0
WN DCA-RSW MAR 0.3>0.0


I wonder how they will use the slots.

They added another MDW and DAL.

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by FLIHGH
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28752

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

The ETOPS application is a work in progress and will be submitted this year, with review by the FAA taking anywhere from 6-18 months.

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by FLIHGH
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 27234

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

The most elegant solution: AA's A359 order is converted to 100 A321NEO's AA's 737 Max8 order is converted into 787-8/9/10's to replace the 76's and 77E's. AA already has at least one 350 sim in their Dallas training center...may have snagged it/them a bit too soon. I'm not sure I can validate that....

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by FLIHGH
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 27234

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

AA already has at least one 350 sim in their Dallas training center...may have snagged it/them a bit too soon.

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by FLIHGH
Thu May 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 35689

Re: Southwest 737-300

The reliability rates are so low for the 300s as well that a single NG can cover 2 classics. On October 1, I believe there are 10 MAXes that start as well, with 25-30 -300s being retired on September 30. It's not too big of a capacity hit. Pilots in these next few training classes will have to learn...

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by FLIHGH
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6796

Re: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace

There was probably just some increased drag over Russia. I'm sure winds aloft were strong...

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by FLIHGH
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 2016 Onboard Stat Information
Replies: 21
Views: 2914

Re: Southwest 2016 Onboard Stat Information

Even with such low loads from IND, they continue to add more routes. IND-SAN starts soon. Seems to me like WN doesn't know how to use its presence at IND. WN should be focussed on leisure routes, and WN has way to many "business" routes coming from IND-BWI/DCA/BOS e.t.c that have a decent...

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by FLIHGH
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 2016 Onboard Stat Information
Replies: 21
Views: 2914

Re: Southwest 2016 Onboard Stat Information

Even with such low loads from IND, they continue to add more routes. IND-SAN starts soon.

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by FLIHGH
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 31
Views: 4232

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

AA and DL only have a single daily DFW-JFK flight each. The real demand is DFW-LGA. No way JB would use one of their LGA slots on a station like DFW.

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