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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL
Replies: 70
Views: 8723

Re: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL

the PIP’d 789s will be able to fly the routes just fine. there’s zero need for the 77L.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50422

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

SFO-BLR will print money for UA. prior threads have detailed how technically challenging the route is, but the 789 once again shows how capable it can be.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15241

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

The world is falling apart and this is all this over rated rapscar can do with with his $$$$$ if you don’t like drake, that’s fine. but he’s been consistently atop the music charts for more than a decade now. he’s anything but “over rated.” the livery indicates that it may have been designed by vir...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534521

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

i don’t dispute that the graphic contained in the blog post is legit, but there’s a lot of incorrect information in that post.

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 240
Views: 29335

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

This is the correct reason why HVN has such limited traffic. Too many larger airports within close proximity. Airports with much better infrastructure. The airport is also located in a city which is heavily served by rail. Trains that can easily take passengers to the New York airports cheaply and ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8075

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

don’t forget that the 752 needed the expensive NGS mod in order to fly beyond 2018. FAA doesn’t require this for freight operators.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 971
Views: 130910

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

ATL was referred only because it is a solid DL hub. You are correct - UA will surely make a move to SFO-BLR. They already have a flight to DEL. the 77L is probably the only pax aircraft that can fly SFO-BLR with any sort of acceptable LF, and UA doesn't have any. i'm convinced that UA would already...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 971
Views: 130910

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

ATL was referred only because it is a solid DL hub. You are correct - UA will surely make a move to SFO-BLR. They already have a flight to DEL. the 77L is probably the only pax aircraft that can fly SFO-BLR with any sort of acceptable LF, and UA doesn't have any. i'm convinced that UA would already...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9747

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

I flew in today from ZRH on LX38 (a773). Initially I thought we were lined up for 28L but then we made a Kai Tak like circling approach to 1R. The pilot flying made a very nice landing too. here you are: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8X3PmeBThQ/ ETA video from another angle: https://twitter.com/rob_...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing Rwy 01R today
Replies: 59
Views: 9747

Re: SFO landing Rwy 01R today

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8X3PmeBThQ/
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catiii wrote:
I flew in today from ZRH on LX38 (a773). Initially I thought we were lined up for 28L but then we made a Kai Tak like circling approach to 1R.

The pilot flying made a very nice landing too.


here you are: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8X3PmeBThQ/

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7536

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

Is LAX really a hub for United? Or is it more of a focus city? United has really cut back significantly at LAX. It doesn’t even fly to PDX or MIA from LAX. What is UA's ultimate plan for their LAX hub? growth via the future T9. UA should be larger at LAX than it is currently, but jeff smisek shorts...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 240
Views: 29335

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

UA dropped EWR-BDL completely, as well as BDL-SFO (which was only flown seasonally in 2018 i believe - i could have my hears mixed up). unless they add a second frequency to DEN, they’ll continue the downward trend in 2020. the EWR drop made me (a UA/*A flyer) shift more of my trips to BOS, especial...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115373

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

woj just confirmed it on behalf of ESPN. unbelievable.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115373

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

FWIW, TMZ is spot-on with reporting celebrity deaths first. they became part of the country's pop-culture lexicon when they were the first to report michael jackson's death.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80743

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

they did a great job of hiding all the MAXs at BFI for today; i haven't noticed one yet on the livestream.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80743

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

grease job! much smoother landing than the streaming coverage of it.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80743

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Probably a dumb question, but do the dreamlifters fly back to NGO (or the other airports where they bring parts from) empty?

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9539

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

bob75013 wrote:

So, why didn't you start a separate thread as this has nothing to do with "WN vs the majors?"


if you read the entire title of this thread, you might have a better idea why i posted the news here. hint: the word "hawaii".

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9539

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

i'm sure someone will start a separate thread, but WSJ is reporting that FAA improperly 'lowered the bar' for WN's ETOPS approval: U.S. air-safety regulators likely acted improperly in the way they authorized Southwest Airlines Co. LUV +0.09% to begin flights between California and Hawaii last year,...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 240
Views: 29335

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

probably insignificant, but i thought this was mildly interesting: i was browsing the state of CT job postings, and there's a new opening for a property agent with CAA that seems to be focused on property acquisition (Recruitment #191120-6585FS-001).

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 carrier longest flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2396

Re: US3 carrier longest flights

it's neat how DL ATL-JNB and UA SFO-SIN are the exact same 8433mi. of course the JNB departure is more technically challenging.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296555

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Brandon757 wrote:
That’s the biggest coincidence in history if it was an accident.


my immediate first thought was that the best case scenario is this is an isolated accident has tragically poor timing, à la AA587 post-9/11. but we all have common sense.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25665

Re: FAA suspends US carrier overflights over entire Gulf Region

Among other things, this means that United and Delta's direct non-stop flights to India, which overfly the region, will have to be r-routed or now involve a one-stop since the aircraft may not have fuel to go direct to India by overflying the region. Which other US flights overfly the region? Fortu...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11657

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

wendover's aviation videos are generally good, but he seems to always make a few significant mistakes/errors in each video that i've watched.

he seems like an intelligent guy; i'm guessing he might intentionally add errors to get his comment section flowing.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15804

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

i wonder what this means, if anything, for SQ25/26 JFK-FRA.

if timed right, this new route could capture a healthy amount of east asian connecting traffic that has connected onwards at NRT over the years to/from TPAC flights that are now being moved to HND.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rail or Air on USA-FRA-STR Connections
Replies: 25
Views: 1007

Re: Rail or Air on USA-FRA-STR Connections

if you fly UA, i believe you're still able to book to/from QYG, which is a catch-all for any DB train. it costs about an extra $30-40, and good on any train that day. you may have to force the UA.com booking engine into it by searching for something like ORD-FRA-QYG. there's a thread on flyertalk th...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16812

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

uconn99 wrote:
Fex180 wrote:
Weird time of year to be announcing MIA routes. If they were doing this in July / August, I would imagine a ton of winter seasonal routes to PVD, BUF, BTV, PWM, ALB ect.


BDL-PVD was announced in July, not sure about BOS.


5X is the only airline that flies BDL-PVD. :stirthepot:

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 744880

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

new WSJ reporting this evening: Boeing is considering either halting or further cutting production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled airplane’s return to service and could disclose a decision as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter. https://www.wsj.com...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

does anyone have an idea whether PDEW for BOS-SNA warrants a daily flight?

with all of the adds over the past few years, it's at the point now where i struggle to think of domestic routes that aren't already covered - SNA sticks out to me as having potential.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?
Replies: 30
Views: 8530

Re: Spirit A319 damaged during maintenance?

More photos here: https://samchui.com/2019/12/09/spirit-airlines-airbus-a319-seriously-damaged-during-maintenance/?fbclid=IwAR23-0vOPAsmLs4JZxqKk2kDO9URLM3MOXDpawW7cUBlelra1gpqzYLvEls#.Xe4uBehKiUl Those are all the same photos from the OP. and that blog post was created well after OP posted the sam...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
Replies: 91
Views: 19790

Re: Oscar Munoz stepping down

this is absolutely not “wow” surprising news. this has been the plan for quite some time. now we finally know when exactly the transition will happen.

hopefully kirby actually takes lessons from oscar to heart, instead of just turning into the second coming of jeff smisek.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85442

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

1989worstyear wrote:
Most of the 77E's are the same age as the 753's.

Do 777's age better or something?


yes. the widebody fleet generally flies longer routes and therefore has fewer cycles.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7154

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

seeking alpha is the bleacher report of finance.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85442

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

According to Scott Hamilton UA will configure the A321XLR with 170 seats https://twitter.com/LeehamNews/status/1202079934191034368?s=20 with a 170 seat configuration, would this imply that lie flat seats will be installed? there is a zero percent chance that this won't have lie-flats based solely o...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Performs 14 Hour Commercial Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 16561

Re: 787-10 Performs 14 Hour Commercial Flight

for more detail, search for the thread documenting UA using the 78J on IAD-NRT for a few turns. i believe there are exact fuel/weight numbers in that thread from a UA employee.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Would love to see a P2P route on United. Every airline (AA, DL, US, CO, TW, NW, BF, PA, etc) has had a a P2P BOS route...juat not United. Maybe we can see something from them? Maybe UA can plop a CUN or MBJ once a week? same, but as a *A flyer i’d rather start with NH and OZ serving BOS (which shou...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Would love to see a P2P route on United. Every airline (AA, DL, US, CO, TW, NW, BF, PA, etc) has had a a P2P BOS route...juat not United. Maybe we can see something from them? Maybe UA can plop a CUN or MBJ once a week? same, but as a *A flyer i’d rather start with NH and OZ serving BOS (which shou...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13203

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

LAX/SFO-SGN are more likely UA adds in the region than low-yield MNL, which already has nonstop service to both US coasts. And please feel free to explain why on earth you think that SGN (also very low yield!) would be more viable than MNL from LAX/SFO? 1: The total Philippine economy is alot bigge...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

that HA number is very, very impressive. i was thinking in my head that a number in the low 80s would be excellent; 89% is fantastic. cargo revenue on the route is presumably solid as well.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13203

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

if UA adds an additional flight to MNL, it'll just be an additional GUM frequency. the filing makes zero mention of service to the mainland US; all of that speculation is baseless. both SFO-BKK and LAX/SFO-SGN are more likely UA adds in the region than low-yield MNL, which already has nonstop servic...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13856

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Avatar will capture some of that revenue by selling ad space to help ensure that its ticket prices remain ultralow, even if Avatar’s expenses rise. Tempered only by FCC safety regulations and requirements, nothing will be sacred. Anything that you see or touch will be available for purchase. Manage...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13856

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Avatar will capture some of that revenue by selling ad space to help ensure that its ticket prices remain ultralow, even if Avatar’s expenses rise. Tempered only by FCC safety regulations and requirements, nothing will be sacred. Anything that you see or touch will be available for purchase. Manage...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 130255

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

On the BDL front... I was told this past week by an inside undisclosed source at BDL that CAA is "working" on a flight to SEA or PDX (most likely SEA) as well as "London". What "London" means is beyond me... Heathrow? Gatwick? Stansted? I'm assuming that one could poss...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256374

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

“moderate turbulence” reported on approach by the A332 ahead of 7879. i’m seeing 11kt wind at the field, no gust reported.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start VIE-BOS
Replies: 50
Views: 6289

Re: Austrian to start VIE-BOS

22J/18PE config on their 763. BOS will fill the front cabin.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

for any star wars geeks here, the UA 738 painted in the new star wars special livery is scheduled to make an appearance at BOS this saturday with a morning turn from ORD. EDIT: the frame was delayed during its travels today and will fly different routes than initially scheduled. it won't be in BOS ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

for any star wars geeks here, the UA 738 painted in the new star wars special livery is scheduled to make an appearance at BOS this saturday with a morning turn from ORD.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 130255

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

PVD-MSP resumes 5/22 at 2x then operates X236 in June PWM will be twice weekly with flights on Thursdays and Sundays only any idea on timing? i'd consider giving them a shot if a reasonable PVD-MSP-LAX/SFO/SAN and v/v itinerary was possible. IIRC, the PVD-BNA flight wasn't timed for connections in ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 130255

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

and for the umpteenth time in the past decade or so....

AA BDL-LAX MAR 0.9>0[0.9] APR 1.0>0[0.9]


ETA: enilria followed up by saying that as of now, it only looks like this is for MAR/APR. disappointing nonetheless, but not surprising.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420798

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Why AA and not B6?? runway issue. EYW is one of the 2 or 3 obvious new stations for them once they get A220 in sufficient numbers. I agree. EYW, EGE, BZN, maybe even JAC all seem like good Winter seasonal routes for the A220. they’ll keep the focus of A220 onto high frequency and high value busines...

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