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by RobertS975
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 4985

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Nonstop service between LAX and RSW will be welcome once this virus situation is under good control. Great flight times in both directions .... no before sunrise departures, no redeye!

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by RobertS975
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35139

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I guess they planned something like this at LGB before FIS deal went up in smokes. Probably add some Mexican resorts along with some Central American cities along with transcon to Eastern coast destinations like BDL/PVD/RSW/HPN.[/quote] Just curious why you see these heretofore non-existent routes c...

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by RobertS975
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 929
Views: 121260

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Dieuwer wrote:
Not surprised at the lack of pax at BOS. After all, Massachusetts still has a 14-day quarantine requirement in place for outside visitors and returning residents.


It is an advisory, not mandatory.

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by RobertS975
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7384

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

All those poor base model Dodge Chargers and Chevy Impalas.... Looks like somebody learned the hard way about parking catalytic converters on dry grass. What about a catalytic converter makes it more/less worse than any other part of a hot engine on dry grass? It is something that people out in &qu...

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by RobertS975
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL9440 MIA-LIM diverts to MIA reaching LIM
Replies: 10
Views: 4599

Re: AAL9440 MIA-LIM diverts to MIA reaching LIM

If you can't succeed, try again. As I'm write at 945 AM EDT Wednesday morning, AA 9940 is once again airborne MIA-LIM.

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by RobertS975
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18865

Re: LAS airport closed

With no tower, there is no ground control. That would be a real crap show at an airport like LAS or MDW, aircraft taxiing and vehicles needing to cross active runways and taxiways.

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by RobertS975
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020
Replies: 708
Views: 95378

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, February 2020

An Air Canada 738 MAX is currently airborne from Pinal Airport Marana AZ KMZJ bound for Winsor Ontario CYOG. Wondering why?

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by RobertS975
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8413

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

The problem with Delta is that flying to places like Athens from Atlanta on 767 or 330 is very bad from a financial perspective. The flights have to be very weight restricted etc.. That's one of the reasons ATL - ATH did not last. The reason American is so successful with ORD - ATH is the 787. With...

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by RobertS975
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR
Replies: 119
Views: 11855

Re: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR

The BOS-YYC flight on WS will be a B737. IIRC, the gate A-1 that WS uses at Logan might not be a fit for the B737. Some gate shuffling may be needed at that busy time of day (5-6PM).

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by RobertS975
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30279

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Some A350s are being delivered without fuel jettison systems too, so it wouldn't be surprising if this 767 doesn't have a fuel jettison system. Interesting what is the advantage of not being able to dump fuel. I would think it would be a critical emergency option. Landing overweight is not dangerou...

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by RobertS975
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211056

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/CKS371/history/20200129/08152/PANC/KRIV As I write this, Kalitta Air flight 371 is arriving at March ARB in Riverside with a planeload of U.S. Consulate employees that were stationed in Wuhan, China. They reportedly will be in-isolation for two weeks, a littl...

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by RobertS975
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diversion to SJU, 1/6/20
Replies: 12
Views: 3404

Re: DL201 diversion to SJU, 1/6/20

It block timed at 17H 57M just to SJU. That is more than the usual time it takes to go to ATL from JNB. Must have been blistering headwinds? And it looks to me that the aircraft didn't continue to ATL until the next day or am I reading this wrong?

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by RobertS975
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
Replies: 32
Views: 12489

Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

Looks like the flight did actually take off only to immediately return to LAX. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL2423/history/20191227/0035Z/KLAX/KSEA The revised DL 2423 didn't take off to SEA until midnight, quite a lengthy delay. I imagine the original aircraft had to be examined by a forens...

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by RobertS975
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?
Replies: 58
Views: 7948

Re: Does WN Need New Strategy for New England?

WN stats at PVD and MHT also mirror the stats for the airports themselves. I live in SE MA and almost exclusively use DL. In the 2002-2007 time frame, I could choose DL B757 service to CVG and ATL, where I was one stop from anywhere. And BOS Logan was a bear to reach because of the Big Dig. The Big ...

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by RobertS975
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738597

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

The plane has been grounded now for nearly 10 full months, and the first accident (Lion Air) was almost 14 months ago. If this was simply a software issue, the plane would have likely been back flying months ago. Here are some very important questions for which, as far as I know, there have been no ...

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by RobertS975
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Let's try to forego discussing whose dump is dumpier and get back to BOS commercial aviation!

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by RobertS975
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The Uber app platform is really not set up for crowded events like airports or stadiums. Ubers should really just line up like taxis and each rider simply gets the next in line... do the app connection once you enter the vehicle.

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by RobertS975
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS announces YYC-BOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Re: WS announces YYC-BOS

I would not be surprised to see DL jump into BOS-YUL. AC has a monopoly on the route now and DL historically had served the route for years (along with other BOS to eastern Canada routes); it seems like there could be an opportunity there. I also think it would make much more sense for DL to fly th...

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by RobertS975
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

At LAX, they have also separated ride shares and even taxis from the terminal loop for arrivals. But Uber Black and Black XL can still pick up at the terminals. Is there anything similar for the premium rides at Logan ?

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by RobertS975
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738597

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

There was a MAX 7 test flight on november 2. "BOE 1". Had filed a route from Boeing Field to Moses Lake. Landed after only 30 minutes of maneuvering that looked like stall tests SW of Boeing Field back at KBFI. Like they had cut short the flight for some reason and diverted. Could this be...

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by RobertS975
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Any reports on how the new Uber/Lyft system is going?

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by RobertS975
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Arrived at Terminal A last night around 830 PM. I can already tell you about one unintended consequence of the ride share move to Central Parking... The extra crunch on the existing elevators, both in Terminal A up to the bridge to the parking and the elevators in the parking area. Lots of extra ped...

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by RobertS975
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did accidents affect 757 sales?
Replies: 54
Views: 15502

Re: Did accidents affect 757 sales?

Aero Peru took off with tape covering the static ports from recent maintenance causing loss of control over the dark ocean. AA hit a mountain on approach to Cali. A I assume the third "South American" 757 accident was the crash after t/o from the Dominican Republic. The Birgenair charter o...

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by RobertS975
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I realize having a c172 lined up ahead of a 744 has always been one of the fun quirky things of BOS but really it's a bit of an operational nuisance. I remember more than a few instances in which we had to wait to air start a 744 or some other widebody but had to wait because some instructor out of...

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by RobertS975
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

airbazar wrote:
B6 interlining with DY and tickets being sold at each other's websites should bump up Logan's intl pax traffic another notch.
A potential B6/TP/DY venture could form quite the TATL operation.


DY is in great financial distress... selling owned 737-800s, defaulting on bonds...

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by RobertS975
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

MassPort is making it difficult for GA to fly into BOS. You’re going to have to give 72 hours notice, can’t park for more than 4 hours, and no overnight parking. I realize having a c172 lined up ahead of a 744 has always been one of the fun quirky things of BOS but really it's a bit of an operation...

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by RobertS975
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 183174

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

What about Air France to Paris??? That would be a complimentary addition to our international portfolio....... Interesting, also isn't Air France in a jv with Delta. They could provide a lot of passengers. Any AF flight would be included in the JV with DL. The flight would almost certainly be handl...

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by RobertS975
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JBU Boston-London
Replies: 72
Views: 14012

Re: JBU Boston-London

B6 has a very small footprint in South America. In fact, an individual would still have to traverse thousands of miles just to get to the core of South America. So yes, they technically fly to S.A. but you cant compare their flying to S.A. to that of a global airline. What are you arguing about? B6...

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by RobertS975
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It's a mix of 170 and 175. Surprised, for such a big/important route. Though interesting that the only airline with a BOS "HUB" is the only airline offering BOS-ORD on a regional jet. Is this considered a bad thing? The E75 in Y is much more comfortable than the AA 738 or UA A320/319, 737...

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by RobertS975
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 40914

Re: B17 Crash at BDL 10/2/19

This aircraft "makes a living" by selling rides for a $450 donation and it is very likely to have had about a dozen passengers in addition to the flight crew. A very sad day..

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by RobertS975
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13496

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

If Delta needs more gates, what are the immediate and future/ expansion options? And how does "common-use" gates fit into the equation? Where does LATAM fly from MIA that DL doesn't fly from ATL? If they're not heavy MIA O&D DL might seek to move them to ATL. How many destinations &am...

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?
Replies: 14
Views: 4075

Re: Why doesn't KL and BA fly to Casablanca(CMN)?

But Transavia does not recognize any SkyTeam partners and does not interline as far as I know.

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124271

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Theories aside, the above is the second measure taken today by AA. Earlier today, American had zeroed out all availability on LATAM US codeshares with AA - they are no longer bookable. In all fairness, what is OW going to do? Kick out AA for responding to a business situation? Ed Bastian said today...

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by RobertS975
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like DL finally started using A18-A22 today. Yep, Bastians visit was the ribbon cutting for it. Now we will see some fun in Terminal A as DL get to use the Terminal to its fullest (with the minor exception of WS using A1.) WS does not overnight at BOS so DL gets to use gate A1 for a couple of...

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by RobertS975
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249984

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

ATL-SAT, or ATL-SAN? I didn't know MD-88s had the legs for ATL-SAN. But DL MD-88s made occasional hops to LAX. This included using MD-88s ATL-LAX every long once in a while as old Airliners threads show; I'm unaware if westbound flights required any payload hits or not. This said, seems most DL MD-...

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by RobertS975
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

all the talk of DL expansion got me looking up the newly added flights today, very strange frequencies loaded for the 2nd CDG flight and ridiculously expensive, but i am going to wait a few days for things to settle down.. must be full fare only loaded right now in some places, as it over $1,700, c...

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by RobertS975
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49192

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

So the big buildup was for two extra flights to destinations already being served. Yeah, I know that FCO is a new route on DL metal, but the AZ flight has been a DL codeshare for years. BTW, harkening back to the past, I remember a huge poster board in the Crown Room back in terminal C at Logan anno...

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 20367

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

DL has JVs with a number of carriers that are in SkyTeam, but obviously have strong (or weak) equity positions in other carriers that are not even in ST like VS, G3 and VA where there are very close partnerships even if not JVs currently as far as I know.

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Airliner of all time
Replies: 34
Views: 1934

Re: Your Favorite Airliner of all time

Vickers VC-10... incredible looking, smooth and quiet! All 4 engines mounted on the rear fuselage.

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49192

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

If any NEW international routes are announced, my money is on BOS-Spain (e.g. MAD/BCN). The top 10 O+D's for 2018 for BOS-Western Europe were: LON/PAR/DUB/KEF/FCO/AMS/BCN/LIS/FRA/MAN Assuming Delta will codeshare on the route with AZ for 2020, that leaves KEF/BCN/FRA for top 10 O+D's not served. DL...

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49192

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

I do wonder what the longer term plans are for DL in terms of facilities at BOS (especially if more expansion is in fact announced). Terminal A is gorgeous and is a great facility, but given how much DL has been growing BOS it may max out for them relatively quickly. I wonder if at some point all o...

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49192

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

"International routes" always conjures up exciting visions of TLC, FRA or FCO, but it could also be YOW or AUA. Guess we will just have to wait and see. Also, it would seem to me to be unlikely that Ed would announce material information to a large group of employees without making a publi...

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by RobertS975
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49192

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

jbpdx wrote:
Delta PDX-BOS will eliminate JetBlue's pathetic commitment to the route.



Years ago, when PDX was a DL trans-Pacific hub back in MD-11 days, there were 2 daily nonstops to PDX from BOS, both 757s.

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by RobertS975
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 49192

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

I would love to see a return to daily year round service to RSW, mainline in season and OK to sub an E175 in summer although I suspect even then a smaller mainline plane would do well.

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by RobertS975
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25134

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Judge felt the charges to be serious enough to revoke bail... defendant has visited Iraq as recently as this past March . Umm... he's Iraqi-American. That -American part means he's allowed to travel, and that Iraqi- part means he has pretty dang good reason to travel there. There might be reasons t...

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by RobertS975
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25134

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Judge felt the charges to be serious enough to revoke bail...defendant has visited Iraq as recently as this past March.

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by RobertS975
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 21656

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

If memory is valid, I believe that I have flown the BAC 1-11 on three different carriers... Aer Lingus from Glascow to DUB back in the days when you had to identify your checked luggage on the tarmac before they would put in on the plane, and a few times with Mohawk and American. Wish I could actual...

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by RobertS975
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 415197

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

BOS-AMS was 152 PDEW in 2018 per the Swiss study in this thread. Number 6 behind LON/CDG/DUB/KEF and FCO. Top four are over 250 PDEW and then it drops off with FCO so its second tier in Europe O+D. Its probably a bit higher in 2018 due to the KL addition but not everyone takes the non-stop. When th...

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