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by jaybird
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 8966

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

YIKES! the pilots had laundry to do that night! :-)

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by jaybird
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6871

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

I do not want to start a discussion were the virus came from ect- but What about opening up flights from China to get tourists (or Europe but that is a longer shot) as they have low numbers. Sorry what? You want to open up flights between China and Hawaii? You think you can trust any authority in C...

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by jaybird
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Idea - AA/AS Aircraft Trade
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: Idea - AA/AS Aircraft Trade

I don't know that any airline wants any additional frames right now ..

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by jaybird
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking

Not true .. only 1 airliner has 100% air from the outside - that's the Boeing 717. Other airliners recycle around 50% of the cabin air and 50% draw from the outside. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Thanks very much for pointing that out! Was waiting for someone else to chime in. hahahah .. well...

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by jaybird
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking
Replies: 20
Views: 1272

Re: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking

I haven't heard of Covid being spread on their flights, have you? Airplanes don’t have recirculated air. They bring in fresh air to cool the cabin. That’s why it’s hot af before they turn the engines on. Not true .. only 1 airliner has 100% air from the outside - that's the Boeing 717. Other airlin...

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by jaybird
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airways Magazine Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Airways Magazine Question

Magazines rarely arrive on time here. Last print is March/April. The app has May/June.

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by jaybird
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Longest cargo flight in the world
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: Longest cargo flight in the world

I would check FR24 for FedEx, UPS, Atlas Air, etc.

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by jaybird
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

Re: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?

I have a few. Planetags just put up display racks too!

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by jaybird
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking for aircraft parts!
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Looking for aircraft parts!

Check-out planetags.com too. He has keychains, mirrors, tables, made out of fuselage from various aircraft - civil and military!

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by jaybird
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14482

Re: The future of Laguardia

LGA is slot-restricted yes? So if there are any big route changes it's going to be because they're cancelling service to one city to start another. Unless airlines are able to somehow buy them from another airline. The changes should make the experience better for the passengers but I don't expect t...

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by jaybird
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38915

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

"When your competitor is drowning - you shove a hose down their throat!"
That's the business world - you take advantage of your competitors disadvantages!

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by jaybird
Fri May 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962
Replies: 20
Views: 3677

Re: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962

Great stuff! I remember flying to JFK in 1965 after the strike was over - I was 12. I flew BDL-JFK alone on TWA .. then went around to each of the terminals before flying back. I went counter-clockwise so the next building I got to was what I call "the hut" - National, Air Canada and Trans...

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by jaybird
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19636

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

No UA in May from DEN or LAX to Hawaii. United has consolidated all HNL flights to/from SFO - it's daily flight - their is no service to LAX, DEN, ORD, IAH, IAD or EWR. Hawaii has stay-at-home through May 31 - and mandatory quarantine for all visitors and residents returning to Hawaii for 14days. T...

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by jaybird
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19636

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

No UA in May from DEN or LAX to Hawaii. United has consolidated all HNL flights to/from SFO - there is no service to LAX, DEN, ORD, IAH, IAD or EWR. Hawaii has stay-at-home through May 31 - and mandatory quarantine for all visitors and residents returning to Hawaii for 14days. They're talking about...

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by jaybird
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19636

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

I don't see HA flying that schedule in May - way too much capacity. At the end of this past week the City & County of Honolulu extended stay-at-home through May 31. A day or so later the Governor expanded it for the entire State. Plus - all arrivals - visitor and residents - go into a mandatory ...

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by jaybird
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airport movie plane spotting
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: Airport movie plane spotting

I don't believe Braniff was a DC-9 operator back then .. maybe in one of the reincarnations. My guess (without seeing a picture) is that it was a BAC 1-11 which Braniff did operate.

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by jaybird
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd CAB routes
Replies: 27
Views: 2633

Re: Odd CAB routes

Anyone who wishes for re-regulation should read this thread thoughtfully. CAB was a nightmare. ICC trucking wasn’t any better. So bad, food transport had a category for “exempt commodities” ie perishables. To me one of the interesting things about airlines before deregulation was airlines had perso...

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by jaybird
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 43
Views: 5839

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

I worked for a tour company in Honolulu at the time and Braniff was one of the airlines we used for flights to Hawaii. Our sales rep in Texas was married to someone in BNs marketing department - and she called around 3pm-4pm that afternoon to say Braniff was shutting down. We were able to pull all t...

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by jaybird
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd CAB routes
Replies: 27
Views: 2633

Re: Odd CAB routes

Some examples from Minneapolis: - Allegheny only flew MSP-BUF rather than something that would have made more sense for them, like MSP-PIT. That route was originally flown by Mohawk who was trying to expand outside their "confined" territory. It was flown 3x day with BAC 1-11s. It would h...

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by jaybird
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?
Replies: 10
Views: 5268

Re: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?

Thanks for sharing - that's a great clip!

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by jaybird
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15026

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

I'm surprised to see the quantity of HAs scheduling starting June. Hawaii hasn't even hit a peak yet - we're stay-in-place through April 30 - and all arrivals must quarantine for 14days - residents and tourists. I don't see that being lifted on April 30. And to think that everything will clear up in...

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by jaybird
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke
Replies: 49
Views: 7584

Re: QUESTION: The origins of hub-and-spoke

Delta Airlines was scheduling ATL in a hub and spoke pattern beginning in the late 60's early 70's. It wasn't called hub and spoke in name, but that is what it was effectively. The multitude of flight destinations accelerated and commented Atlanta's position of being the largest city in the south. ...

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by jaybird
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should DL Pressure Skyteam Partners to Move from NRT to HND?
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Should DL Pressure Skyteam Partners to Move from NRT to HND?

Can they even get slots at HND if they wanted to do this?

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by jaybird
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy Model Airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: Where to buy Model Airliners

jetcollector.com been using them for years - they're great people!

and try this site - the forms have a ton of information for 1/400 and 1/200 sizes plus other sizes ..

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by jaybird
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14624

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

United now seems to be trimming .. I'm watching HNLSFO for an employee .. Thur 3/26 is down to 2 flights, Fri 3/27 is 2 flights, Sat 3/28 is 3 flights .. they haven't trimmed Sunday 3/29 yet - they're still showing 7 flights.

For LAX 3/26 is down to 2, 3/27 is 3, 3/28 is 3 and 3/29 is 4.

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by jaybird
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14624

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

Not sure why but April 1 isn't indicative of United's schedule - I checked 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, etc. April 1 is 1 flight. The rest of the dates LAXHNL is 4 flights a day. Same thing happens with SFOHNL. April 1 is 1 flight through April 7 - then April 8 goes up to 4 flights. Maybe it's a rolling thing an...

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by jaybird
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2692

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

Around 64/65 is kind of when it started - the Eastern Ionisphere scheme .. the Northeast Yellowbird .. Braniff's "End of the Plain Plane" came in '65 .. airline marketing was at it's peak then ..

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by jaybird
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4298

Re: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?

yo! Emirates! Need a new spoke out of Milan? Chicago is calling!

:-)

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by jaybird
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211146

Re: SFO-PEK/PVG Chinese loads appear to drop

The situation is going to get worse before it gets better. Google SARS .. and SARS affect on the airline industry. It was not pretty.

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by jaybird
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 6211

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Also from the article linked above... “ Obviously WN's current aircraft shortage is impacting them. I hope to see more service soon. Lightsaber Isn't Southwest service patterns at Honolulu (maybe other airports) by their gate allotment? I think they have 4 gate stands at the moment. Is there any op...

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by jaybird
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Porter suspend service to MLB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4527

Re: Porter Airlines suspends routes news. Why did it?

That's a long way to fly on a propjet!

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by jaybird
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Flight Attendant's Vote To Authorize Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Hawaiian Flight Attendant's Vote To Authorize Strike

The end result is the same - no wage adjustment in 3 years regardless of the terminology.

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by jaybird
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Flight Attendant's Vote To Authorize Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Hawaiian Flight Attendant's Vote To Authorize Strike

I don't think this has anything to do with Southwest - they've been working without a contract for 3 years - that's a long time to work without a contract and/or a change in your salary. I know because my salary has been frozen since 2014! I don't think HALFA is stirring any pot - he's stating fact....

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by jaybird
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13563

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

Of course talking down Norwegian benefits RyanAir, but I think we all know Norwegian is in some trouble. I’d be interested in knowing if they will get a compensation check from Boeing on the MAX? Don't know how it works on "that side of the pond" - but if it was in the US - the estate cou...

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by jaybird
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Exactly Does Our Profile Need To Show Our Age?
Replies: 3
Views: 5610

Re: Why Exactly Does Our Profile Need To Show Our Age?

I didn't fill in my date of birth - so by default it doesn't show up. It's not a required field. Maybe see if you can delete the information in your profile?

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by jaybird
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40502

Re: United Airlines A350 update

I picked Dec 10 as a random date - it's scheduled as a 787-9.

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by jaybird
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20028

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

Unfortunately every company seems to live and die by Wall Street which sucks. They don't care if a portion of your fleet is grounded. And comparing United, American or Southwest to Delta is meaningless for this quarter because all 3 had grounded equipment - Delta did not - and benefited at the expen...

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by jaybird
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Removes Mileage Component from Mileage Plus Tiers
Replies: 16
Views: 4852

Re: UA Removes Mileage Component from Mileage Plus Tiers

Yesh .. the emails have gone out and I'm getting earfuls from the 1Ks ..

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by jaybird
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9735 today, A350 ATL-LGA?
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

Re: DL9735 today, A350 ATL-LGA?

I tried to attach a screen shot from Sabre but it won't paste - so I've played with the spacing so you can see it better. Under ACF - which is aircraft - it shows a 359. 2DL9735 DL RESPONSE FLT INFO 9735/26SEP LOF ARR DEP ETA ON IN ETD OUT OFF ACF ELPD ACCUM MILES ATL 230P --------------------------...

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by jaybird
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9735 today, A350 ATL-LGA?
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

Re: DL9735 today, A350 ATL-LGA?

There was a DL9735 today - this is from Sabre FLIFO: DL RESPONSE FLT INFO 9735/26SEP LOF ARR DEP ETA ON IN ETD OUT OFF ACF ELPD ACCUM MILES ATL 230P 359 LGA 400P 1.30 783 FACTS- MEALS/CPT C W Y ATLLGA NO MEALS

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by jaybird
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 9712

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

The Caribbean is a tough area for local airlines and has been for a long time. I wish LIAT well!

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by jaybird
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Paper airline ticket storage
Replies: 3
Views: 7857

Re: Paper airline ticket storage

I have mine stored in boxes as well in the closet. Used tickets/ticket stubs, boarding passes, blocks of unused hand stock used for training (the kind with multiple carbons that had to be handwritten), unused vouchers for Aloha and Hawaiian.

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by jaybird
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7500

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

"True hubs" didn't start until deregulation in the U.S. in 1978. . That's certainly not true. The Atlanta hub had been developed by Delta (and Eastern) prior to '78. There were hubs all over the country - ORD, MSP, DTW, CLE, DCA, JFK, DEN.etc .. plus BN hubbed at DAL and later DFW (I forg...

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by jaybird
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182388

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

So .. if they're using a US liscense .. that means they need to pay US wages .. yes? US wages are muuuuuuuuch lower than Icelandic ones. In fact, Iceland has the highest median wage in the world. So they'd rather get to pay US wages than "need to" if you catch my drift. :) gets more inter...

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by jaybird
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182388

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

So .. if they're using a US liscense .. that means they need to pay US wages .. yes?

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by jaybird
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28025

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

I had 6 staff on the first HNL-SFO on United yesterday (Sunday 9/8) .. flight left on time, got in early. Now - their return is tomorrow, 9/10 at 610pm. That should be interesting.

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by jaybird
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182388

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

enilria wrote:
As long as I can bring my service hippo on the plane I will fly them.


HA! well as long as you put one big diaper on it! ;-)

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by jaybird
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interjet Pricing Structure Question
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Interjet Pricing Structure Question

Looks like they all do. There's a "?" next to each fare category name - if you click/hover on that a chart comes up with the comparison of the 4 fare categories ..

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by jaybird
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 9645

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

UpNAWAy wrote:
I believe there where on time issues with the A330 CLT-PHX-HI so the flights will just originate in PHX.


That must have been quite a long time ago - PHX-HNL has been running 757s for a very long time - and it will switch to 321Ns in the fall.

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by jaybird
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7088

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

funny how go! was such a horrible, evil, mean venture-- but when Southwest does it..... (WN picked up one or two HA execs recently) go! at least had only a few seats at $39, then $49.. with the bulk being $59 - $89 each. There were multiple issues with go! that were operational and had nothing to d...

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