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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 321896

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

The final riddle from Instagram: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EpYkQmvXIAAT1s7?format=jpg&name=large From what it looks like, the Beatles had quite a few songs with the "Blue" in them? Announcement is in 18 hours and 6 minutes from this post or 9:00 AM EST. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...

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by einkleinerknabe
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation
Replies: 38
Views: 7047

Re: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation

The end result of this ruling would be airlines being less likely to divert -- meaning potentially more landings in poor conditions. I don't see that as a positive thing. Without knowing the circumstances of this particular flight -- were conditions bad in Nantes when the plane left Lisbon? -- it's ...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 15526

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

KFTG wrote:
Hoping for rain.

That'll get operations back on track.

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by einkleinerknabe
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30820

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

They basically said that the Malaysian military lied about the flight path to cover up that they shut off the air defense radar for the night and are basically not really protecting the country... But it was the Indonesian military that had turned off the radar, according to the article. The Malays...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed May 29, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 8568

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US

Didn’t AF temporarily operate some scheduled flights to SAN on a 77W? They announced two such flights. Not sure if they followed through: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277307/air-france-adds-limited-time-san-diego-service-in-4q18/ Air France in the 4th quarter of 2018 plans to o...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 35331

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like a new land transportation company operating between MSP and Duluth/Mankato. Interesting is that supposedly you'll be able to select those two cities as a destination on the airline booking system. First partner a LCC. Any guesses? Thinking SY or F9. https://www.wdio.com/news/landline-bus...

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by einkleinerknabe
Thu May 10, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 15283

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Ok here’s a fun anecdote. Recently I was at ABQ Center. As we walked around the control room we were allowed to ask the controllers questions. Being interested in airline procedures I liked to ask the controllers “are there any airlines that are easier or harder to deal with?” Just out of curiosity...

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by einkleinerknabe
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Mishandles Their Third Pet In Three Days
Replies: 30
Views: 4324

Re: United Mishandles Their Third Pet In Three Days

And another one will be mishandled tomorrow. Who cares? Apparently CNN thinks someone cares -- a total of five people contributed to the linked report. I think some credit is due to United for making this right as soon as they realized the error. Diverting a flight and giving passengers compensatio...

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by einkleinerknabe
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 33427

Re: BRITISH AIRWAYS....DELTA ..AND JAPAN AIRLINES in talks with Boeing.

Airlines and manufacturers are always "in talks." The only thing this article says is that those three airlines have key sales campaigns coming up, and Boeing is going to fight for them (as would be expected of any large airline order). That said, it's good to see the new guy doing well, ...

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by einkleinerknabe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 16061

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

In the past there has been talk about building an airport between Mobile and Pensacola. Because of where MOB is located, a new airport halfway between Mobile and Pensacola would be nearly as close (travel time) to downtown Mobile as MOB. Having flown into both MOB and PNS, MOB seemed quite a bit lar...

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by einkleinerknabe
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight
Replies: 50
Views: 9815

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 9 first flight

Sounds like it will be another 20 minutes or so.

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by einkleinerknabe
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BNE-Norfolk Island both in Australia but International flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3159

Re: BNE-Norfolk Island both in Australia but International flight

Did something change recently? http://regional.gov.au/territories/norfolk_island/reforms/newsletters/issue-12.aspx From 1 July 2016, travel to Norfolk Island from mainland Australia will be classed as domestic travel however; a valid passport continues to be the preferred method of identification.

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by einkleinerknabe
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A320 IFE question
Replies: 22
Views: 4339

Re: DL A320 IFE question

I agree with LawAndOrder, you couldn't have been on an A320 with IFE. There aren't any in service. They have never had IFE since the merger. They will soon, but they don't now. Sorry to be pedantic, but technically they have IFE (Delta Studio), just not seatback IFE. As far as N365NW, that was a ph...

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by einkleinerknabe
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 9351

Re: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017

That's why they call us "Minnesota nice." http://www.startribune.com/because-minnesotans-go-along-to-get-along-united-air-is-testing-no-frills-fares-at-msp/411988556/ United Airlines, which will soon launch no-frills basic economy fares, chose Minneapolis-St. Paul as a test market in part ...

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by einkleinerknabe
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making New York’s Airports Great Again
Replies: 35
Views: 6427

Re: Making New York’s Airports Great Again

Simple: Airspace and number of airplanes need to be matched. Period. Politics will prevent any new runways from being built at the three big NYC airports. And the airspace couldn't handle the additional planes. So, keep all three airports slotted and reduce slots proportionally among all airlines 1...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380
Replies: 36
Views: 7095

Re: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380

He presents the ANA-case as a reference project, where an airline operates just three airframes... If only he had some airline by the short and curlies, just like Airbus had ANA (buy the A380s or the HND slots go to DL)... Got any source/proof for that? http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/ANA-tur...

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by einkleinerknabe
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country
Replies: 33
Views: 4449

Re: Airline bankruptcies since 2008 per country

Technically, American Airlines/AMR filed for bankruptcy in 2011 ( http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/29/news/companies/american_airlines_bankruptcy/ ), which led to its merger with US Airways -- taking the American name, but keeping mostly US management. And virtually all the legacy U.S. carriers filed fo...

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by einkleinerknabe
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air freight v rail freight in the USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Re: Air freight v rail freight in the USA

UPS does use trains for part of their network. For example, railroads put loaded trailers on flatbed cars and send them from Chicago (and not only for UPS), which are then unloaded closer to the destination. I have had UPS packages delayed due to a "late train" from Chicago to Minneapolis....

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by einkleinerknabe
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is WN canceling all LAX Mexico flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 8653

Re: Why is WN canceling all LAX Mexico flights?

So hearing this a political backlash from Mexican government over current events with president elect Trump and his Carrier jobs not going to Mexico. This has stalled some Mexico/US open sky's agreement that should have been signed and put into Law in Mexico. This could affect more than just WN ove...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads
Replies: 30
Views: 3503

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads

Why the huge disparity in available seats in/out for Qantas? Their return pax count was higher. This is the only airline listed with differing available seats. From the top of the page: Qantas - 31 flights with 484 seats inbound and 355 seats outbound (lower outbound estimate for blocked seats)

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 33696

Re: A350-1000 will made its first flight tomorrow

Quieter yes, but seat width on both the 777X and XWB will be 18 inches. As for efficiency, have we talked lately about whether cargo is profitable? If you believe that I have this bridge in Brooklyn to sell to you, very competitive price for the structure and a one time only offer. :biggrin: Not su...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus schedules A350-1000 first flight for 24 November
Replies: 210
Views: 33696

Re: A350-1000 will made its first flight tomorrow

I don't know which one will be more efficient. It seems the A350-1000 will be about 30t lighter and more comfortable in economy (wider seats/quitter cabin). Quieter yes, but seat width on both the 777X and XWB will be 18 inches. As for efficiency, have we talked lately about whether cargo is profit...

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by einkleinerknabe
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest major airports
Replies: 29
Views: 3232

Re: Closest major airports

Also at 11 miles are DFW-DAL.
(However DAL doesn't quite qualify under the 15 million standard -- it's at 14.5 million).

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by einkleinerknabe
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 77072

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

The flight data recorder has been repaired and repairs on the cockpit voice recorder will be completed soon. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36647587 Interestingly: A spokeswoman told the Associated Press that it would begin as an accident inquiry because there was no evidence so far to link it...

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