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by blacksoviet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Are there any airlines still ordering A318s?

When was the last A318 delivered? Have any A318s been converted to private jets?

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by blacksoviet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2068
Views: 361871

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

United is removing 752s since they don't meet the FAAs new fuel tank requirements right? Are they taking the oldest ones out first without the mods? The 752s that are currently in the fleet have all received the mods and will be staying in the fleet for the foreseeable future. All of the 752s that ...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

When will AA launch MIA-SAN? Does the A319 have enough range? Are they waiting for the MAX issue to be resolved? Obviously the 738 is too big or else they would have launched the route a long time ago. I'm sorry 'soviet , I usually ignore these questions of yours but once in a while... Do you even ...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6738

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

The Libyan people are still very upset that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, along with their British goons decided to kill their leader, Colonel Gaddafi. Colonel Gaddafi gave free electricity to the Libyan people. He used the oil profits to serve his own people. Same thing with Saddam Hussein. It ...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

When will AA launch MIA-SAN? Does the A319 have enough range?

Are they waiting for the MAX issue to be resolved? Obviously the 738 is too big or else they would have launched the route a long time ago.

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by blacksoviet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6738

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

Israel is a Jewish state in the middle of the Arab world. Most people in the Arab world do not support the United States because of its support for Israel. If it weren't for the United States, Israel would no longer exist as a Jewish state. Most Arabs see the United States directly at fault for the ...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 8964

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

How does First Class on the A321 compare to First Class on the 767-200 that flew those routes for decades?

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by blacksoviet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

How long is the runway at the Imperial Beach Naval Auxilary Landing Field? Can it handle an A319? Maybe some commuter flights can be moved there in the future?

In 60 years, could Lindbergh Field become slot-controlled? They will have to start thinking outside the box.

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by blacksoviet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Montgomery Executive Airport (MYF) has three runways. A 4 gate terminal can be built there allowing Allegiant, Jetblue, and Sun Country to shift all flights there. This will alllow for a smoother operation at SAN.

Runway 10L is 4598 ft long. This should be long enough for an A320 to depart to BOS.

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by blacksoviet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

if SMF can handle 3 carriers to HI, then SAN should easily be able to support it. HA, AS, and DL all serve Hawaii nonstop from SEA, but DL has connecting feed from the Pacific Northwest and U.S. states east of the West Coast in addition to O&D on its SEA-Hawaii nonstops. I agree that SAN should...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What if the Navy moved the aircraft carriers to Washington and Hawaii? North Island could be a huge airport and could become the main airport for San Diego. The bridge could easily handle all the traffic and the ferry could be reintroduced from Downtown. Intercontinental flights should benefit beca...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Has WN finished construction on the new conveyor belt in the bag room? Can Gate 2 still be used for regional jets or turboprops?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does Alaska carry any cargo to Hawaii?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3010

Re: Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes

Does the 753 have enough range to reach Goa with the detour?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Why did Delta stop flying the MD-90 to MSP?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6738

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

So why do the US airlines fly to Israel and not other countries in the Middle East. One reason Israel has remained as a destination while other Middle Eastern routes have faded away on U.S. carriers is that there are large Jewish-American populations in many major U.S. cities - particularly New Yor...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6738

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

The United States allows Israelis to obtain US citizenship without renouncing their Israeli citizenship. They are dual citizens. I believe Israelis are the only people allowed to do this.

Former Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff is an Israeli citizen.

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What about Campo? Weren't they talking about buying land in Campo to build an intercontinental airport? I think it would make more sense to expand TIJ. I think any new international routes should take advantage of TIJ and the Cross Border Express. I would also like to see more domestic US flights op...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What if the Navy moved the aircraft carriers to Washington and Hawaii? North Island could be a huge airport and could become the main airport for San Diego. The bridge could easily handle all the traffic and the ferry could be reintroduced from Downtown. Intercontinental flights should benefit becau...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I would like to see Lufthansa fly the 747-400 to FRA 3x weekly.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Has Edelweiss ever flown the A330 to SAN as a sub? Does the A330 even have enough range?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Would a single-runway international airport at Camp Pendleton be a viable alternative to Lindbergh Field? Your question is irrelevant, 'Soviet . If Miramar and North Island -- both beautiful and fully developed airports in perfect locations -- are off the table as far as the military is concerned, ...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Would a single-runway international airport at Camp Pendleton be a viable alternative to Lindbergh Field?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Is the runway at CLD long enough for a 737-200?

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by blacksoviet
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

A Swoop spokesperson confirmed to The Points Guy that San Diego flights were delayed due to the grounding of the 737MAX at parent WestJet and they now plan to begin serving SAN in summer 2020. https://thepointsguy.com/news/why-swoop-an-airline-with-no-737-maxes-is-cancelling-flights-because-of-the-...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I would like to see an international terminal built at CLD.

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by blacksoviet
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm wondering if there is enough land available at CLD to make the runway long enough for transcon flights?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'd like to talk about our two potential reliever airports once Lindbergh reaches saturation. Carlsbad-Palomar really has a hard time gaining traction and at the same time it is sandwiched between two tiny airports, Orange County-John Wayne and Lindbergh Field in central San Diego. SNA is artificia...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72409

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Does N501AA have the same interior as the TWA MD-83s?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72409

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

When was the last MD-82 flight?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What if in the future they moved both terminals to the north side of the airport and moved the runway to where the current terminals are now? I am talking about fifty years down the road. This would give both terminals direct access to Blue Line/Green Line/Coaster/Amtrak. I think this is the best lo...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

On some nights the northbound Green Line trolley is packed (standing room only). I noticed the train is usually only two or three cars long. Imagine airline passengers (plus their bags) trying to share these trains with all the other commuters. For anybody coming from Downtown, I believe the Route 9...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Is the tram going to use the same right-of-way as the rental car bus road?

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by blacksoviet
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I would rather take a rideshare directly to the front curb of the new Terminal 1. Who wants to deal with a tram from downtown or Midway Dr? That would just be slower and more complicated. If someone can afford the price of an airline ticket then they should be able to afford the cost of a rideshare ...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 146
Views: 36458

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Jet Aviation must be desperate to see the back of that one as they've been shuffling it around their compound from one end to the other for over 6 years now! I wonder what the interior is like. It was only at San Bernadino for 3 months and then flew over to Kelly Field when 2 weeks later Al Saud di...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 146
Views: 36458

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Jet Aviation must be desperate to see the back of that one as they've been shuffling it around their compound from one end to the other for over 6 years now! I wonder what the interior is like. It was only at San Bernadino for 3 months and then flew over to Kelly Field when 2 weeks later Al Saud di...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 36
Views: 11767

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

"The final five aircraft to come off the assembly line, L-1011-500s, were without buyers and stored at the Palmdale plant. During an internal employee presentation, TWA President Ed Meyer told how Lockheed’s chairman Dan Haughton had called him to propose the airplanes for TWA at bargain rates...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4973

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Not only did they want planes in a hurry, but due to timing they got low priced end of production run -200s. Sound familiar? Same thing they just did with the 739ceo and A321ceo. According to legend, Boeing gave them a generous credit on the first 11 L1011s, ships 701-711, which Boeing them re-mark...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4973

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Delta had a shortage of 100 seat aircraft in 1986. They could not wait for the 737-500 to become available because they were desperate. They needed the planes right away. Apparently they thought the 737-300 was too big.

Does the 737-200 have lower trip costs than the 737-300?

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by blacksoviet
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Is the new 12 megawatt substation going to power the whole airport?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 314
Views: 72409

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

So what will be the temporary flight number for the regular flight 80 LHR flight? What if somebody is already booked on this flight?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Is the 777 still the flagship of the fleet or is it now the 359?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

777Mech wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
How many L-1011s does Delta have in storage?


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Are there any former Delta L-1011s still intact at Mojave or Victorville?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

How many L-1011s does Delta have in storage?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

GSOtoIND wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Why is there only one relief pilot? Shouldn't there be two?

It depends on the block time. I believe the specific thresholds are in the CBA, but I think you need an FB on flights 8-12 hours and an FC only on flights over 12 hours. The 767 isn't a 12-hour plane for most airlines.

What is an FC?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Out of interest, what makes a spare a hot spare? Being able to be subbed seamlessly with an active fleet as opposed to being a separate aircraft type/configuration? you're probably reading too much into my words. i mean hot spare in terms of an aircraft ready to go if needed (ie. not in maintenance...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm surprised COPA hasn't started service to TIJ to initially introduce service to the region. TIJ is probably less expensive to operate out of and being Latin America, they share a similar culture and the same language. Scheduling wise, they could do a quick 60 minute midnight turn around, somethi...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Is the rest area on the 76T for the flight attendants or a second pair of pilots? On the 76T, the pilots have their own rest bunks in the cabin in the forward Y section while the flight attendant bunks are below deck at the tail of the aircraft. Because the pilots have their separate rest area on t...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159579

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Is the rest area on the 76T for the flight attendants or a second pair of pilots?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 82207

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Does United Express still serve Imperial?

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