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by blacksoviet
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Indeed. UA had MAJOR operational issues when they put the 767-300ERs at EWR to upgauge some of the sCO 757 TATL operations starting in 2012. They were miserable airplanes to fly on, with long delays not uncommon and before the sUA 763 fleet was refurbished. As a side note, the UA 747-400 fleet was ...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

With a full payload? Where did you think Delta was flying the 767 from LGA? Istanbul? ATL. The 767-400 was originally ordered by DL as a replacement for the L1011 for domestic trunk routes. It may have also been used to CVG back when CVG was the #2 Delta hub behind ATL. Is the 767-400 a L-1011-1 re...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hardstands at JFK?
Replies: 12
Views: 4485

Re: Hardstands at JFK?

PresRDC wrote:
I have experienced two hardstand arrivals gates at T4 in the last decade. Once on an Etihad A340-500 in March 2011 and once on a China Airlines 777-300ER in July 2017.

Which gate does Etihad normally use?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

PresRDC wrote:
Flew an Eastern A300 from RSW to LGA in 1986 or 1987.

That sounds like too much capacity for RSW to LGA. Did Eastern have a focus City at RSW?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Wasn't the aircraft in Home Alone 2 a widebody and it landed at La Guardia? Yep. I think he took off in a DC10 and landed in a 767. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Lol, no. Home Alone the family took an American DC10 to Paris from ORD...what were American's international DC10 ops? In Home Alone ...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

There's maps in the Delta LGA terminal redevelopment threads in this forum that show the gate plan and the max sized aircraft. Ohh, I see. But what if they ever need to send a 763, or even a 764 to LGA? Without knowing if the alleyways in the new DL LGA concourses will be able to support the 763/76...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 17795

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

If a 767-400 can land at LGA, why can’t a MD-11 land there?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

What's the point of the perimeter rule anyways? To keep all of the transcon flights at JFK and EWR. If the legacy carriers all moved their transcon flights to LGA then they would have to move all of their medium range flights to EWR and JFK. LGA is not big enough to handle all of the regional fligh...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

No, he didn’t force anyone to violate any rules- he didn’t have that power (no senator does). He did, however, successfully push for exemption slots so PHX-DCA could be operated. No. DCA and LGA are the only US airports with perimeter restrictions. Exemption slots sounds like bending the rules. It’...

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by blacksoviet
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Congress changed some of it, and the FAA changed others. The point is that the IAD capital program was based on one set of assumptions, and entities outside of MWAA changed those conditions. The growth of LCCs at DCA is directly attributable to both Congressional and regulatory action from the FAA....

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by blacksoviet
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Again, Congress's actions aren't what changed the competitive dynamic. The perimeter exemptions weren't extensive enough to result in a broad shift in market share between the airports. The handful of perimeter exemptions for the two largest beyond-perimeter markets, LAX and SFO, just aren't anywhe...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

F9 and NK are in Terminal C now, ironically using the same gates AA (US) was operating from. Not sure when the move happened, but yes, gates D1/D2 are prized gates and DL was smart to regain those gates back. Also, F9 and NK check-in counters are in the Terminal C headhouse so the move made sense f...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Are there any A320 flights still operating out of the old Concourse D?

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by blacksoviet
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

F9 and NK moved to the Delta Terminals a few years ago. It allowed AA to vacate Terminal C and Delta to vacate Terminal A. It was a winner all around. A satisfactory solution. NK, got a prized gate. D1. F9 and NK are in Terminal C now, ironically using the same gates AA (US) was operating from. Not...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

I wonder if UA will try to force AS to move back to LaGuardia so that they can take back their old gates at JFK.

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by blacksoviet
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

As for AirTrain, if LGA gets one, it needs to connect to JFK. It would still be a landside connection, but it would avoid road traffic. Why would anybody want to change flights from LGA to JFK? I've said for years, that both LGA and JFK should have airtrain access from Jamaica Station. A lot of peo...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

aemoreira1981 wrote:

As for AirTrain, if LGA gets one, it needs to connect to JFK. It would still be a landside connection, but it would avoid road traffic.

Why would anybody want to change flights from LGA to JFK?

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by blacksoviet
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Wait. Terminal D is gone? I thought Delta wasn’t doing much work until Terminal B was complete. Also, when will NK and F9 move to TerB already. I fly NK and F9 a lot and I feel they would benefit much more in TerB. Both feel out of place in TerC Once Concourse D gets demolished, there will not be e...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Why did Doug Parker get rid of all of the Saabs that were flying to LAX?

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by blacksoviet
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I almost forgot about US Airways Express. Where did they fly to? Did they have Jetstreams? I will try to find some photos in the database. I only flew them between SAN and LAX. I don’t recall them flying anywhere else from SAN but they might have before I was here. They flew the Jetstream 32 (aka J...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

The comments above reflect my memories of using the commuter terminal starting in 1998. I mostly used it to LAX, but I did also use American Eagle to SJC a few times, and for a while to keep things confusing, Eagle operated LAX flights from the commuter terminal and SJC flights from terminal 2. Whe...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

I drove by LGA Monday night, first time in several months. I was shocked to not see the Delta terminal (D) but instead the skeleton of a big new terminal rising already. Having waited decades already for the 2nd Avenue "Stubway" and the LIRR connection to Grand Central get completed, the ...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

jfklganyc wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Does Spirit own their own gates in Terminal C or do they lease from Delta?


Spirit leases from Delta from the gate shuffle a few years ago. Delta leases from PANYNJ

What about Westjet and Frontier? What is the gate situation with them?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Does Spirit own their own gates in Terminal C or do they lease from Delta?

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

It is being demolished in phases to accommodate rebuilding. Tight space. The old shuttle concourse has been gone for a while. Is that the old Trump Shuttle concourse that was demolished? Eastern-Trump-USAir-USAirways-American-Delta A lot of history and that ugly little concourse In fairness America...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Why does the Commuter Terminal only have 4 gates if there are nine hardstands? Because there's room for nine hard stands, but there was never a need for more than four gates. PSA's unofficial motto was "get 'em in, get 'em out, 'cause a plane on the ground isn't making any money". Once a ...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Why does the Commuter Terminal only have 4 gates if there are nine hardstands? Because there's room for nine hard stands, but there was never a need for more than four gates. PSA's unofficial motto was "get 'em in, get 'em out, 'cause a plane on the ground isn't making any money". Once a ...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Why did Spirit demolish the Eastern Concourse at Terminal C? Terminal C is owned by Delta not Spirit, terminal C is scheduled for demolition when Delta's new terminal C is completed around 2022. It is being demolished in phases to accommodate rebuilding. Tight space. The old shuttle concourse has b...

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by blacksoviet
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Why does the Commuter Terminal only have 4 gates if there are nine hardstands?

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by blacksoviet
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

If by "convince" you mean "pay Boeing the entire cost of doing it" it might work..... All DC-9 have an LOV of 100,000 cycles. You can fly that thing 3 cycles a day for a whole CENTURY before cycling out. Airstairs or not and a replacement are NO issue. In this case, what defines...

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by blacksoviet
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Why did Spirit demolish the Eastern Concourse at Terminal C?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

jreeves96 wrote:
Delivered to SAS two months before the moon landing. Richard Nixon was president. Woodstock was later on in the year. Beatles recorded Abbey Road. Hurricane Camille. Sesame Street debut. All the same year.

Simply incredible.

Sirhan Sirhan had not even been convicted of the Kennedy assassination.

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

I visited Perris a few years ago (having contacted them weeks beforehand); staff were happy to show me around, but the vibe i got from them was that they weren't interested in accomodating paying avgeeks who just wanted to fly but not jump out. The DC-9-20 would be amazing (only 10 or 20 built for ...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

classicjets wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
When the DC-9 runs out of cycles I hope they replace it with a MD-87. A MD-87 has a longer fuselage and more range.


Clearly it's not being pressurized for these flights, so the question is - does it accumulate any cycles?

Each take off and landing still causes wear and tear on the landing gear.

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

When the DC-9 runs out of cycles I hope they replace it with a MD-87. A MD-87 has a longer fuselage and more range. I doubt range is a big concern to them. True but the rear airstairs is a concern. Eventually the DC-9-20 will run out of cycles. A MD-90 fuselage is probably too long. A 717 might wor...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

When the DC-9 runs out of cycles I hope they replace it with a MD-87. A MD-87 has a longer fuselage and more range.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

Siger Viking was delivered to SAS in 1969. It served with SAS for 26 years before being leased to Spirit. It was bought back by McDonnell Douglas in 1996.

It is 51 years old. It probably has enough cycles left to make it to 70 years.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

[threeid][/threeid]

FATFlyer wrote:
N127NK flew for Allegiant prior to going to Skydive Perris.

You can still see the remnants of Allegiant's old livery in the stripe on the aircraft.




Did Allegiant use this aircraft at airports with short runways?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 62
Views: 13980

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

Wouldn’t it be cheaper for them to operate a DC-9-10? Doesn’t it burn less fuel?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 756
Views: 90919

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

The Airline Support Building should be finished soon. The Commuter Terminal should be demolished next year.

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 16404

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.ph ... a_id=46738

How many gates at Terminal 3 will be connected to FIS? Why does Google Maps still show the old TBIT concourses that were demolished four years ago?
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Bradin wrote:
Recent COVID-19 and Construction related updates:

https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.ph ... a_id=46738

How many gates at Terminal 3 will be connected to FIS? Why does Google Maps still show the old TBIT concourses that were demolished four years ago?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157185

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Does Southwest still have any tugs in the Desert Gold livery?

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by blacksoviet
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

bulldoze all 3 of the hot dumpster fires and build a brand new massive airport in lower bay right off Staten Island with high speed rail to major train stations in NYC and jersey, like real airports in civilized nations Ah Staten Island...wouldn't it be great if it were redeveloped into one big air...

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by blacksoviet
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

bulldoze all 3 of the hot dumpster fires and build a brand new massive airport in lower bay right off Staten Island with high speed rail to major train stations in NYC and jersey, like real airports in civilized nations Ah Staten Island...wouldn't it be great if it were redeveloped into one big air...

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by blacksoviet
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

bulldoze all 3 of the hot dumpster fires and build a brand new massive airport in lower bay right off Staten Island with high speed rail to major train stations in NYC and jersey, like real airports in civilized nations You cannot build high speed rail from Staten Island to Manhattan. High speed ra...

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by blacksoviet
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In house operations operated by airline at foreign stations in 2020?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: In house operations operated by airline at foreign stations in 2020?

Does Ukraine International Airlines hire their own gate agents at JFK Terminal 7?

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Why doesn’t the new Terminal have international gates? Wouldn’t it free up slots at JFK if flights from Ireland and Iceland were allowed to arrive at LGA? LGA's runways are too short for a fully tanked pax jet to fly across the pond. Big jets can land at LGA (the largest, most recently was the 767-...

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by blacksoviet
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 36980

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Why doesn’t the new Terminal have international gates? Wouldn’t it free up slots at JFK if flights from Ireland and Iceland were allowed to arrive at LGA?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 fuselage to be used in Seattle building
Replies: 31
Views: 9494

Re: United 747 fuselage to be used in Seattle building

Is this fuselage in the Rising Blue livery?

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by blacksoviet
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse
Replies: 49
Views: 8877

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

Delta should use this aircraft as a hot spare based out of ATL. It would be a perfect substitute for a 717.

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