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by Varsity1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 80
Views: 7716

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Just pull out and deprive the city of the tax revenue

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4969

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

When do the XLR's enter service? Any idea the configuration? I assume around 150 seats?

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5133

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

The reliability has more to do with the maintenance intervals than the overall age of the airplane. In the summer the schedule and tempo pushes airplanes to their max utilization and min MX 'hand time'. You suffer alot of MX failures as a result. In the winter months mx can focus on preventive mx wh...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 94
Views: 6468

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

jghealey wrote:
Is this for both shorthaul flights and longhaul flights? A minimum 30chf tax even on shorthaul flights would effectively be doubling the cost of many flights...


$30 flights shouldn't exist. That is the problem.

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 132
Views: 13245

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

How can anyone make an over-statement like "European Business Class is horrible" in comparison to U.S. carriers? I ask that person to state all the European carriers you have flown Business class on and when, and the same internationally with U.S. carriers. Lets see what you actually have...

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by Varsity1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8875

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Now it seems like AA wants even more. This strikes me as an attempt to financially cripple the association. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/08/13/american-airlines-demands-mechanics-unions-pay-enormous-financial-losses-flight-delays-cancellations?utm_source=pushly I don't even kno...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20418

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

No automation system in place to automatically reject obviously wrong weight inputs? What's the normal weight variation in a similar aircraft? You guys realize there isn't THAT much automation in airliners right? Even airbus's. There are automated weight and balance systems in some aircraft models ...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20418

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

maint123 wrote:
No automation system in place to automatically reject obviously wrong weight inputs?
What's the normal weight variation in a similar aircraft?


You guys realize there isn't THAT much automation in airliners right? Even airbus's.

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94152

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

sagechan wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
PHL-KEF could be a 737 or A320. A lot less resource 'intense' than DFW or CLT,

KEF is apparently included in the JV with IAG/AY, therefore requires lie flat seats.


The only option then seems to be an A321T or 757..

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 747 Max Altitude Changes
Replies: 29
Views: 3684

Re: New queen v old queen max alt

The new wing has less drag, so the emergency decompression descent limited the 748 to F431 from F451, IIRC. It also has a lower MMO of .90 vs .92, but a higher opt mach of .855. Kinda funny how these things work. So the required time down to low altitude could only be met by reducing the maximum cr...

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94152

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

PHL-KEF could be a 737 or A320. A lot less resource 'intense' than DFW or CLT,

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by Varsity1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4875

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

TTailedTiger wrote:
Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone.


FT were worldwide cargo pirates. Fedex was like the Royal Navy. You can imagine how that merger went down.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72464

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

What destinations did we see in 2019 that won't be back in 2020?

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.
Replies: 28
Views: 3807

Re: Ryanair UK-based pilots vote to strike.

The T&C's only improved because Norwegian was hiring 1,000 FR 737 pilots a year, pushing Ryanair to the brink of collapse.

MOL is venomous to his employees. The cabin crews should strike too.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 72464

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I wonder what they will cancel.

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help in selecting college for aviation management
Replies: 10
Views: 1572

Re: Need help in selecting college for aviation management

I'd go to a business school and try to learn something like revenue management.

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19218

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I'll be interested to see what this does to the NATS system. Most aircraft fly the NATS at .80 or .82, the A321NEO and 737 are optimized for .78. Longer range flights will probably even require .76 Some like the 787 and 747 fly at. .86 Probably not a problem RVSM and RLatSM, much more capacity than...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25688

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

Oh man, i’ve seen it all in this thread: 787-10, 78J, 78X, 781(?), 7810(??), 787-1000(???). What’s next? 787-ten-1thousand-XXX? The full name is: Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, or Boeing 787-10. IATA and ICAO abreviations are B78X and 781, respectively. Who came up with 78J? I feel like half these codes...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32881

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

This would wreck many of the hub and spoke operations in the US as that is what fills some of the seats that enables the frequency and gauge that travelers prefer. Even WN has pricing that works this way. For instance on 8/19 I can fly PHX-SDF-MDW for $150 but if I want to fly that same PHX-SDF leg...

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19218

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I'll be interested to see what this does to the NATS system.

Most aircraft fly the NATS at .80 or .82, the A321NEO and 737 are optimized for .78. Longer range flights will probably even require .76

Some like the 787 and 747 fly at. .86

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11526

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Of course they keep losing money, the configurations for many of their aircrafts, especially the wet-leased one are terrible. I never said that they should transformed LH or LX into LCC even though their A320neo have the same configs as other LCC already. I said that they need to fix Eurowings and ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15924

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers. What about all the courts, judges and government lawyers who deal with bankruptcy cases? The tax payers pay for all of that. And it’s not cheap. Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformati...

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by Varsity1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11526

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Too many airlines in Europe. More than North America, South America, China and India combined! It's absolute madness. Europe has an estimated population of 741.4 million. They certainly need capacity , perhaps the question is how many airlines are truly needed or sustainable in each separate Europe...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11526

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Too many airlines in Europe. More than North America, South America, China and India combined! It's absolute madness.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 26964

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Which utilizes Ready Reserves in their GSE Department And there are many articles that highlight how the Ready Reserve program is a win-win for both the employer and the employee. All this without unions, who knew? Ready reserve is terrible. It forces the employees to be at work without being paid....

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 26964

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

DL gets away without a union because they don't treat their employees like dogs*it. AA does. AA is a highly punitive and discipline dominated culture. The employees at AA don't trust AA management (if you look at the track record, how can you blame them) and will never give up unionization as a resu...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I fly WN because they don't annoy me. I'll gladly pay more up front to enjoy the experience and not be nickled and dimed all the way to my destination.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 5703

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

It's largely thought to be vaporized engine oil, which is designed for high temps (1000C) and extremely toxic to humans.

The outflow valves are in the galley area, where FA's congregate and sit.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia and Turkey Discuss Joint Production of Airliners and Helicopters
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Re: Russia and Turkey Discuss Joint Production of Airliners and Helicopters

The Russian jets have quite a bit of US/Western tech indeed. I think it will eventually lead to US sales.

Had the SSJ been engineered to be scope compliant (less than 86,000 pounds), I bet it would be flying in the US today.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

JFK actually seems logical at this point. AA is squatting on slots that Southwest could purchase (maybe) and make plenty use for their NYC operation.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7451

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

I bought a ticket on HKA from LAX-HKG last year for $330 RT. Some plans came up and I ended up not even going. Disgustingly low fares for the distance, must be hemmoraging money.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13727

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Aren't airlines governed by federal law in the USA? State and local employment laws don't apply? That's how it is in Canada anyway. A.net so so far off base as usual. Cities and states are sovereign governments. They have authority to do whatever they please within their territories as long as it d...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 56
Views: 12405

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

-400's for DHL out of CVG.

They will be on a separate operating certificate, but same seniority list.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8300

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Probably a military charter positioning flight. Sun Country does quite a bit of charter work for the US Government in Europe and the Middle East. They seem to have an extremely high level of etops/long range nav experience for a small 737 operator. Another flight is operating LAX-HNL as we speak. S...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8300

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Sunny has a 737 flying trans Atlantic right now. 8980 MSP-SNN. Any idea what this is for? 3670 miles direct. Pretty impressive for an NG. Probably a military charter positioning flight. Sun Country does quite a bit of charter work for the US Government in Europe and the Middle East. They seem to ha...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 46
Views: 8300

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Sunny has a 737 flying trans Atlantic right now. 8980 MSP-SNN. Any idea what this is for?

3670 miles direct. Pretty impressive for an NG.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 61434

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

It's a great airplane.

Makes me wonder why airbus waited so long to increase A330 weights. Really puts the airplane in a different league.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39380

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

The captain is in total failure. He won't be able to back to his job anymore. I guess FAA revokes his license pilot. He did not do the right thing to push TOGA throttle full power to make go around! Failed! Q What the question ought to be is. WHY is he a total failure and HOW COME he was in command...

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

AF447 - French prosecutors indict AF for negligence

Yesterday the French State Prosecutor office announced that it will send Air France to court for "negligence" on the AF447 case but absolves Airbus due to lack of evidence. The negligence claim against AF concentrates on not having trained its pilots to the emergency procedures during this...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23156

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

You can thank the LCC's of the world for this. Rynair, Wizz, Air Asia, Spirit, Allegiant. When they behave like this everyone says "well, they're and LCC".. When AA/UA/DL start to compete with them (everyone has voted, all they want is cheap). Then they're the bad guys. Had this been spiri...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23156

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I do have a little bit sympathy for the passenger. Last summer I paid £1,800 for LHR > JFK on AA then SFO > LHR on BA in Y, through a corporate travel agency, whose website makes it tricky to expose fare rules. That's £1,800 for a TATL return, in Y. Not premium Y. Just plain, old, squeeze-'em-in-an...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 26964

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

As a Dallas resident who flies 'a lot' I just want to chime in that I despise this union, viscerally. The work slowdown is obvious and I've experienced it myself; I hope AA wins the legal battles and figures out how to limit such damages in the future. These people seem like scum to me for making f...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18361

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

GRR?

It can hardly sustain mainline service to Chicago.

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3537

Re: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

Real efficiency gains will only be achieved when civil aviation authorities start freeing up their airspaces, move away from the rigid airways system and employ the technology that allows them to do so effectively and safely. A few countries, such as Germany, are trying to do just that by effective...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Wow, lots of suggestions to move business. We are already in an era of mega urbanization. So mid size cities will lose much of the service. Will the taxes be spent on aviation, or at least transportation to/from the airport? I notice the 18 year integration. Compare to many other uses. It would do ...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Wow, lots of suggestions to move business. We are already in an era of mega urbanization. So mid size cities will lose much of the service. Will the taxes be spent on aviation, or at least transportation to/from the airport? I notice the 18 year integration. Compare to many other uses. It would do ...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7897

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

No, especially the LCCs. Maybe that's just a Norwegian thing then I flew Easyjet and Level. Level would not even give you complimentary water without paying for it, or snacks for 7 1/2 hour flight. And starting this month I believe the IFE is now a pay for item on Level. AA offering free wifi is no...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2824

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

Getting rid of RJ’s. $1,000 fee on any departure below 100 seats.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19535

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

The chief pilot from Elite airways moved to Milwaukee. Pilot suspect the certificate was sold to midwest express. They are already a CRJ operator.

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