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by RobertS975
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173509

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Airside bus from E to A ain't gonna happen. Would be madness. Bus would drive over the entire airport taxiways and block airplanes from reaching B and C gates. Connecting luggage already makes the drive without clogging B and C gates. So I don't buy that argument at at all. You know that vehicles d...

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by RobertS975
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 88
Views: 6757

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Speaking as a physician AND a Delta Medallion frequent flyer for over two decades, I applaud this move on Delta's part. Sometimes, it is not about the money! But there are both financial and humanitarian reasons to do this. First, I believe that someone stated that AA already stocks the opioid antag...

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by RobertS975
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173509

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] Maybe because I've used BOS so many times the thought of changing terminals from E to A or B doesn't phase me at all. This concept certainly isn't unique to BOS. Take for instance JFK. When DL's partners KE, AZ, AF, SU all arrive into T1 those passengers connecting on to DL fligh...

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by RobertS975
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to ALL Star Game Cleveland
Replies: 0
Views: 554

MLB Charter Flights to ALL Star Game Cleveland

Found a couple... DL 8896 from DTW to KBKL (Burke Lakefront) with Red Sox players and coaches, A321.

DL 8898 KBUR to KBKL, B752, probably with Dodger players and coaching staff.

Most other players will likely be on chartered business jets.

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by RobertS975
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23046

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

$200 RT "student' fares on TATL routes. I did a few of those in the 1970s.... BA (actually I think it was still BOAC) and Sabena 747s.

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by RobertS975
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4040

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

South America is a surprisingly unserved market from YVR. The excellent range of destinations via most US hubs would be the primary competition I'd guess. Lima seems an odd first choice given there's no obvious Peruvian community in Vancouver nor any obvious mining or other industry synergy. Good l...

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by RobertS975
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 727 routes by type
Replies: 27
Views: 3443

Re: Longest 727 routes by type

Wardair used B727s on TATL routes back in the day.

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 23
Views: 5222

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

P4-XTL is not available for tracking on FlightAware at the "request of the owner/operator."

Anyone know which London airport they're planning on?

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London

Thread already going...

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Yankees & red Sox Planes to London

Thread already going...

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 23
Views: 5222

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

That makes sense. The Sox broadcasting team was talking about an entire lie flat seating for everyone. Just as a side note, back in March I saw the Crystal B777 on the cargo/general aviation side of KRSW, which is where the Red Sox do their spring training. Coincidence?

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 23
Views: 5222

MLB Charter Flights to London

Does anyone know what the flight arrangements are for the Boston Red Sox and N.Y. Yankees to London later today for their two game set in London this weekend? The usual Delta charter number for the Red Sox is DL 8884 but that doesn't show up anywhere.

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by RobertS975
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 4780

Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

https://onemileatatime.com/brussels-air ... o-nowhere/


Anyone have a clue as to the reason for mid-Atlantic return to origin?
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https://onemileatatime.com/brussels-air ... o-nowhere/


Anyone have a clue as to the reason for mid-Atlantic return to origin?

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41180

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

What does that consist of? Losing the Paris flight? Yeah DL unceremoniously cut the PIT-CDG flight recently. After recently up-gauging it as well. It seemed like PIT-CDG went because the airport authority either a) thought they could support four TATL flights and flew too close to the Sun in doing ...

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by RobertS975
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10282

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Can I ask an honest question about the A220? What is all the excitement about? Is it really just "a new broom sweeps clean" or is there something really exciting and advantageous over other 5 abreast aircraft?

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by RobertS975
Fri May 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

The other thing to consider is: this now allows an airline like UA to code-share with VN. Even though UA is in a different alliance from VN, UA is a JV partner with NH, which cooperates with VN on Japan to Vietnam routes. Could one see VN placing its code on a route like NRT to EWR? If an airline i...

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by RobertS975
Fri May 24, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Sox DL Charter Diversion
Replies: 0
Views: 875

Red Sox DL Charter Diversion

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8884/history/20190523/2125Z/CYYZ/KDTW The Red Sox charter flight DL 8884 from YYZ to HOU didn't get very far. Looks like initial diversion plan was to head back to YYZ but after a few circles in a holding pattern, they decided to head to head for the DTW hub. L...

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by RobertS975
Thu May 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3324

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Will LGA actually ever be completed?

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by RobertS975
Tue May 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7739

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

This is the type of destination that a carrier like Allegiant (G4) would serve, similar to their service to PGD.

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by RobertS975
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173509

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Governor Baker backs Logan plan for Uber-Lyft zones The governor on Wednesday endorsed the Massachusetts Port Authority’s controversial plan to ban Uber and Lyft from terminal curbs at Logan International Airport, a day before the agency’s governing board is expected to vote on the measure. The prop...

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by RobertS975
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173509

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Wondering if any BOS locals can provide some insight into the (very limited) service to PDX... Right now there's only one daily n/s between PDX and BOS on Alaska. My coworkers and I take have started taking this flight a lot over the past two months -- and it seems like it's always packed. I've hea...

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by RobertS975
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

So as I write this, the Red Sox are playing the Rays in St. Petersburg. DL 8884 has just repositioned from TPA to PIE to be in position to ferry the Sox back to BOS. The B757 was the MSP to TPA regular flight 2096. Every other day, DL 2096 operates from MSP with an A320. The repositioning flight las...

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by RobertS975
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

One other interesting note... at least when it comes to Red Sox charters, there is a single group of FAs from which the cabin crew is selected. This is to assure familiarity with the individual players and staff as well as to assure proper decorum. I once sat next to a Boston based FA flying to SEA ...

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by RobertS975
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Yes, the airport on the river. Sorry for getting the code wrong.

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by RobertS975
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

So what's your question? I flew several baseball charters over the years (other charters, too) and they were often to airports we didn't normally serve. In that case, we were usually ground handled by an airline that did have operations there or an FBO (Signature at KCI, for example). My basic ques...

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by RobertS975
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Most of the DL charters are on the dedicated charter 757s with premium seating that don’t operate normal passenger flights. Sometimes they stay at the airport for the duration of the series, but most often they position to operate another segment or to one of the hub cities. This is all built into ...

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by RobertS975
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

I often follow the Delta baseball team charter flights for the Boston Red Sox. Those flights are almost always tagged as DL 8884. Now the Red Sox charters use several airports that are not usual DL stations. This may make a shorter bus ride for the team to get to their hotel, but it necessitates a s...

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by RobertS975
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10929

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The Pilots and the FAs have HUGE pay increase adjustments when doing redeye flying. On already trashy redeye yields, how much is left over to make these flights worth it form a profit standpoint? WN pilots get a 3% override for redeye flying. I'd hardly consider that huge. The reason we don't curre...

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by RobertS975
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714198

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

AA has already committed to having its MAX pilots spend time in a simulator according to an article in the WSJ yesterday.

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by RobertS975
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10929

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The argument that the yields on redeye flights is significantly lower ("trashy" was how one poster put it) is specious. There is no data that the yields are lower. As far as ground crew, they are already working on arrivals along the west coast between 930PM and 1130PM anyway, and that is ...

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by RobertS975
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10929

Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

Why does WN avoid redeye flights? Even on their new Hawaii route. They have dozens of routes that could be expanded with overnight flights.

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by RobertS975
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714198

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Does a twin engine aircraft have a greater chance of an engine failure than a single engine aircraft? Yes, it does. But would you rather be aboard a twin engine aircraft that has an engine failure or would you rather be on a single engine aircraft with an engine failure?

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by RobertS975
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173509

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just landed at BOS and there’s two JJ 76W’s here. One at the gate (E-8 looks like) and one parked over at north cargo. There’s also a SV 77W here parked next to the EK 77W in North Cargo. Anyone know why there’s two JJ on the ground at the same time and a SV 77W? One of the JJ planes was the regula...

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by RobertS975
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 157
Views: 23692

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread

I was just about to post...Their first two ATRs have been very busy lately N400SV did about six round trips FLL-RSW April 3 and 4 and N401SV has been flying a variety of routes including FLL, MCO, TPA, and PNS over the past two days. So it looks like crew familiarity flights are well underway and I...

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by RobertS975
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8715

Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

This will almost certainly lead to significant repercussions and ATC delays into and out of JFK for the next 6 months. https://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=3100 PORT AUTHORITY BEGINS $355 MILLION RECONSTRUCTION OF RUNWAY AT JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Date: Apr 03, ...

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by RobertS975
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons
Replies: 96
Views: 14026

Re: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons

Chuska wrote:
Does anyone have record of how many times DL has tried SLC-ELP? At first it was SLC-ABQ-ELP (with 727-200s) when they merged with WA in 1987. Its been off and on with a nonstop RJ ever since.


El Paso metro area about 850,000 people... It is almost too big to ignore from your western hub!

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by RobertS975
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21350

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

You know, if I didn't have to balance a roll aboard, a computer bag and often an overcoat while walking up or down boarding stairs, I would probably enjoy the experience much more. As the original poster on this thread, that is the main reason I can't stand remote pad entries. Plus it sometimes mean...

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by RobertS975
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Toronto Island (CYTZ) Runway 8-26 The Shortest ILS Equipped Runway?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Is Toronto Island (CYTZ) Runway 8-26 The Shortest ILS Equipped Runway?

At 3998 feet long, and with a full ILS, I was wondering if there was a shorter runway anyway else with a full ILS than the CYTZ runway 8-26 whether or not served by air carriers. Porter Airlines has made CYTZ into a bit of a mini-hub although I do not know how much of their traffic actually connects...

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by RobertS975
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21350

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

There is nothing that I detest more upon arriving after an overnight flight in Europe and finding out that the plane has parked at a pad and we will bus to the terminal. This has happened to me commonly at CDG, FRA, and MAD. Fortunately, I have never had to do this in driving rain or snow. The use o...

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by RobertS975
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716722

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For those who have advocated looking closer at the hundreds of thousands of MAX flights that have not resulted in fatal accidents looking for patterns of loss of control, there is nothing to say that this hasn't already been done. But looking back to the design problems of the Lockheed Electra, the ...

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by RobertS975
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow in Greater LA area
Replies: 20
Views: 4461

Re: Snow in Greater LA area

There may have been wet flakes in the Hollywood Hills yesterday, but it wasn't "stickin' ".

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by RobertS975
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former JFK international terminal and tower
Replies: 27
Views: 4962

Re: Former JFK international terminal and tower

Yes the old LGA tower is really a shame, they should have found a way to save and incorporate into the new terminal. I took a picture this summer of what is left of that tower just to remember what was lost. At JFK is there on main security area or is each terminal separate? I’m flying JetBlue so i...

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by RobertS975
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14384

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

If headwinds are a known issue, why aren’t aircraft taking on additional fuel? I had to drop out of dispatch school for medical issues, but headwinds should be known from charts, forecasts, PIREPS, etc., right? Marc Planes can only carry so much fuel and weight. If they could make the flight withou...

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by RobertS975
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1352
Views: 173509

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Question: How frequently do flights from BOS-LAX divert for fuel? I know it happens, as I diverted on a VX A320 in 2011 to LAS, and a family member was on AA1161 today a 321 and they informed them before the flight that they would be diverting to STL for fuel. I know I have read in the past that th...

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by RobertS975
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14384

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

FWIW, DL 1707 (a B738) made BOS-LAX nonstop with a flight time of 6:30. The routing was a fairly northerly one, upper the UP of Michigan. And DL's 757 ETOPS version have obviously had no issues out of JFK or BOS to LAX.

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by RobertS975
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14158

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

Although not charged to Airbus, what do you think the world's airport authorities spent in infrastructure changes and improvements to ready their airports for the A380? What percentage of that outlay will never be recovered by landing fees, passenger taxes etc?

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by RobertS975
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14384

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

American calls the pit stop for AA1161 BOS-LAX in MSP a "Redirection" rather than a diversion. I agree than a planned technical stop is not actually a diversion.

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by RobertS975
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14384

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

AA 1161 BOS LAX now planning for MSP pit stop.

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by RobertS975
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14384

Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

Yesterday, the AM Delta flight BOS -LAX landed at MCI before continuing to LAX. Today an AA A321 BOS-LAX shows as diverting to MS P while over Michigan. So declaring a diversion so far in advance would likely be a planned technical stop for fuel, not a medical or a mechanical. What's going on...bad ...

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by RobertS975
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8160

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

What about DL making RSW-LAX work with the new A220? And it make even being able to generate connecting traffic at LAX to the many other west coast stations served by DL out of LAX... SAN, SMF, SFO, PDX, SEA etc. Might be enough demand for an even larger seating capacity like a 738/9.

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