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by lindy field
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone remember the LA basin airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5323

Re: Does anyone remember the LA basin airline

Have you tried looking at Departed Wings? (A separate outfit from Departed Flights). The site administrator is slowly building out a section with articles on the defunct airlines of southern California. You might find something there. There are also some nice photos from his slide collection.

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by lindy field
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 701
Views: 79521

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I would only update that timeline of early BA in SAN to mention that I have some sketchy memories of BCal DC-10s in SAN (flying overhead while I was in high school), and I believe that BA may have briefly flown 742s to SAN via LAX as well as DC-10s. But I haven't seen photographic evidence of either...

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by lindy field
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 701
Views: 79521

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Hi bb, Well, your point is well taken that BA is at least demonstrating its interest in resuming service to SAN, and in a measured and hopefully sustainable manner by downgauging the equipment and reducing frequency temporarily. Maybe it's time for a grassroots letter-writing campaign to have SAN de...

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by lindy field
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 701
Views: 79521

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Isn't all this discussion of BA's return to San Diego moot unless the DHS adds SAN to the list of airports that are allowed to serve as points of entry for international travelers during the pandemic? I haven't seen anything to indicate that the DHS is planning to rescind its pandemic-related restri...

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by lindy field
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 701
Views: 79521

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

As far as the curfew is concerned, and what San Diego is missing by being closed to departures from 11:30pm to 6:30am, I would add (1) possible international service to Asia and Latin American destinations and (2) cargo flights. If you have a look at operations from other Californian airports (SFO, ...

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by lindy field
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: AIRLINERS.NET Aircraft Technical Data and Specification
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: AIRLINERS.NET Aircraft Technical Data and Specification

The bulk of the Aircraft Technical Data and Specifications section on the page comes from The International Directory of Civil Aircraft by Gerard Frawley and was used with permission. But the most recent edition of the book was published back in 2003. The former volunteer editors of the site (of whi...

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by lindy field
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192448

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Putting on my "Prophet of Doom" hat, I would speculate that an overdue economic slowdown will catch up with SAN and its airlines in the early 2020s, leading to some significant cuts in service after a long period of increase. I suspect SAN will lose some frequencies to airlines' hub cities...

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by lindy field
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why does this photo have so many views?
Replies: 7
Views: 8244

Re: Why does this photo have so many views?

To answer your question, it's the photo that was used to illustrate the Airbus A320 in the Aircraft Data and History section of the site.
https://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/airbus-a319/22

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by lindy field
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rising waters - A wall around SFO
Replies: 43
Views: 9100

Rising waters - A wall around SFO

Hi all, I thought this was noteworthy. A report appeared in yesterday's Santa Cruz Sentinel (strangely not in the San Francisco Chronicle, as far as I can tell), that SFO officials are now moving forward with a plan to build a new, higher seawall all the way around SFO (including the landside) that ...

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by lindy field
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person
Replies: 25
Views: 3749

Re: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person

I saw it in person for the first time about a week ago and thought the glowing neon shade was lurid and awful.
You're not alone.

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by lindy field
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192448

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey bb, it's true I don't post as much as I once did, but I'm often lurking. And I still get down to SAN a few times a year to visit family and go planespotting, so you could say all's well. Aside from the Delta A330 and Virgin Atlantic speculation, I'll also add the possibility of Delta starting a ...

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by lindy field
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192448

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hi all, I've been quietly following this thread for some time. I'd love to get some clarification or details about the following statement: Looks like the Port has purchased a disused Military Base on Pacific Highway, to be a staging ground for construction of that rail line. Time will only tell how...

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by lindy field
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34972

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

FWIW, I saw what must have been the entire Silver Airways fleet parked at HSV (Huntsville) yesterday afternoon.

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by lindy field
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192448

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Why not just make the downtown to airport trolley line part of a larger line from Pt. Loma to Balboa Park and Hillcrest, via the airport and the downtown transit hub? I tend to agree that a short spur just to the airport is a dubious proposition, but I don't see why the airport has to be the termina...

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by lindy field
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386975

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Am I the only person that thinks this paint scheme looks like a tennis shoe with the swoopy gray belly looking like the sole? These colors look terrible together.

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by lindy field
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 192448

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It will be interesting to see if AA's SAN-JFK cut is related directly to the MAX grounding. AA has removed the MAX from its schedules until 8/19/19 and so the question remains if the AA flight(s) might return after August. I'm a little doubtful, but I wouldn't rule it out.

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by lindy field
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUA closed due to nearby volcanic eruption
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

GUA closed due to nearby volcanic eruption

I'm seeing news reports that Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego has erupted today, killing a couple dozen people in nearby villages, and dusting Guatemala City and Antigua with ash. News reports say that the airport in Guatemala City has been closed due to ash in the air and on the runway. For reference, t...

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by lindy field
Mon May 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74346

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Thanks for posting that data, bb. I don't think it's very promising. Most of those cities are long-thin routes to non-hub cities that airlines will be unlikely to jump on. They might be good candidates for smaller aircraft like the C-Series or E2 jets... Maybe the best chance would be Delta to RDU, ...

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by lindy field
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74346

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Some videos of the inaugural have been posted online. I was surprised to see that the aircraft used was in full LH livery. I had thought that this would be a "Jump" CityLine route or whatever LH call it, and they would only send the Star Alliance aircraft without LH titles, as is used for ...

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by lindy field
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74346

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Regarding SAN-DTW, it appears that Delta is increasing daily frequencies on the route, and SAN-MSP through November this fall. Enilria's Sunday thread shows the following changes year over year: DL DTW-SAN SEP 1.9>3 OCT 1.9>3 NOV 1.8>3 DL MSP-SAN SEP 3>4 OCT 3>4 NOV 3>4 Regards, Edward

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by lindy field
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74346

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

Thanks, SANfan! That's just what I was hoping for. That late arrival and departure by Edelweiss is interesting in that it's a good couple hours later than almost all European flights to California. In SFO (my local), the last flight out to Europe, LH to MUC, departs around 9:30 p.m. I believe the sa...

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by lindy field
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 74346

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

Hello all, Thanks for maintaining a SAN thread. Could any of you tell when Lufthansa and Edelweiss are starting their seasonal service to SAN this spring? Also, do any of you have the arrival and departure schedules handy? I'm toying with the idea of making a trip to San Diego at the end of March an...

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by lindy field
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 8555

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

Excellent news and nice to see that it appears to be a year-round flight! It would also be great to see a second daily HNL flight in the future, with a morning departure from Hawaii and late afternoon return from SAN.

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by lindy field
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6941

Re: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

What's up with all the parked Eurowings aircraft? Am I correct in assuming that they were Air Berlin aircraft operated on behalf of Eurowings? How is Eurowings/LH/Germanwings/whatever making up for the loss of service?

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by lindy field
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6941

Re: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

So are the AB-colored aircraft flying for Niki still wearing Air Berlin titles or are they all Niki titled? And having not been to TXL since the summer, which airlines are now using the old Air Berlin terminal (the box)?

Thanks for any info you can provide.

Edward

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by lindy field
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 14340

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

Pardon me for asking, but which aircraft are going to be utilized on these routes?

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by lindy field
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94637

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hey all, let's plan to cap the thread at around 600 posts. I think enough time has passed that we can start a new thread in a few weeks. This one, after all, was started last year!

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by lindy field
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 14106

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

To me, this is the classic example of a "discount store plastic bag" livery, unfortunately becoming more and more common these days.

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by lindy field
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 31525

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Do those of you in the know or with some insight into these things have any idea of which equipment is likely to be used on the SAN service? Is it likely to be a Jump/CityLine service or a proper LH flight? Why wouldn't the announcement include this info? Is it possible that LH management hasn't yet...

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by lindy field
Tue May 02, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5703

Re: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017

Interesting that they sent in an aircraft in the company's old colors for the inaugural flight. Was there a welcome shower from the fire brigade? I imagine that San Diego spotters will have opportunities to see Condor's newer livery at SAN and hopefully the retro plane will also make regular appeara...

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by lindy field
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4560

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

Seems to me that Western Airlines wouldn't be a bad choice if Alaska ever chose to rebrand itself.

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by lindy field
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94637

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Is Alaska going to have some trouble fitting all these new flights at their rotunda? Are there plans in the works or underway to bring the Virgin America flights over to Alaska's terminal? Is there any update yet on the airports plans to move various airlines around the airport? Thanks and regards, ...

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by lindy field
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline alliance Braniff would have joined if it were still around in the late 1990's or early 2000's
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Re: What airline alliance Braniff would have joined if it were still around in the late 1990's or early 2000's

I think they would have formed their own alliance called the Rainbow Alliance together with Vanguard Airlines, Sterling European Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines, Sky Airlines, Pluna, and Mexicana (during the specially colored tails period).

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by lindy field
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 11166

Re: Photography At LAX

Hi all, Just for kicks, I thought I'd reactivate an old thread since I'm going to be in LA at the end of this month (March) and I'd like to visit LAX. I know the north side is good in summer and the south side in the winter, but can any of you make recommendations for early spring? Also, I was wonde...

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by lindy field
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94637

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hello all, There do seem to be some interesting developments at SAN. New intercontinental service is of course the most exciting and as far as I can tell from the hint provided, Air France/KLM seems the most likely airline with 20 787s or more coming online in the next few years. I also found some i...

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by lindy field
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Caravan and FedEX
Replies: 51
Views: 13147

Re: Cessna Caravan and FedEX

I have a couple of questions related to this. At FedEx Feeder, the next aircraft up in size from the Caravan is the ATR-42, right? How much of a jump up in size is that? I'm thinking of San Diego, which I think has three Caravan flights arriving in the space of half an hour each evening from El Cent...

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by lindy field
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94637

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Cool news - thanks, BB. I probably would have missed that otherwise. One additional tidbit of SAN news that I don't see reported in this thread is that Delta is boosting its service to/from Seattle with a fifth daily flight starting this summer, another ERJ-175, arriving and departing in the very ea...

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by lindy field
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 295950

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Hello,

I would also like to request the ability to move photos around within the albums, but especially to be able to remove photos from albums.

Thanks,

Edward

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by lindy field
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At HNL
Replies: 2
Views: 7517

Re: Spotting At HNL

Hello all, I'm resuscitating an old topic since I'm going to be able to visit HNL on an upcoming trip. I was wondering if any of you can provide any up-to-date info about spotting locations at HNL. Have any spots recently closed or become less accessible? Which spotting sites are good in the winter ...

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by lindy field
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: General announcements & discussions
Replies: 297
Views: 112557

Re: Photographer(s) Feedback on the new site

I'd like to support Peter (ptrjong) in his suggestion to improve the site. Clicking on the photographer name on the photo name should lead to a display of the photographer's photos and not their profile. It should be possible to link to the photographer profile through a separate button. Thanks, Kas.

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by lindy field
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new special livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Re: Alaska Airlines new special livery

Alaska seems to be rolling out one special livery after another lately. Have any of the old ones been repainted into normal colors recently?

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by lindy field
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15549

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

MRY makes an interesting point of comparison to SBA, but what about STS? Sonoma County's scheduled air service has grown steadily over the last decade, with increasing daily service by Horizon/Alaska, and then more recently Allegiant, and American Eagle is starting a daily flight to PHX in a few mon...

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by lindy field
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN planning expanded FIS for international flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: SAN planning expanded FIS for international flights

If I'm not mistaken, Lufthansa will have its new A350s in service by 2018, and Air France and KLM will both be flying 787-9s by then (KLM already does). I'd put my money on Lufthansa...

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by lindy field
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current regional fleets of major US airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: Current regional fleets of major US airlines

Huff, that is a great list and covers much of the info I was looking for - although it doesn't give a sense of the size of the respective fleets. Not to make more work for you, but the regionals flying for SAS and Iberia would make nice additions to the Europe section of your Wiki page. Thanks!

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by lindy field
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current regional fleets of major US airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Current regional fleets of major US airlines

Hi all, I was wondering, with the recent mass retirements of 50-seater aircraft in favor of growing ERJ-175 fleets, if any of you could provide a breakdown of the current regional fleets of the major US airlines, with numbers and info about which regional operations are flying which aircraft for whi...

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by lindy field
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something Brewing at SAN - Oktoberfest Events Announced 9/28
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: Something Brewing at SAN - to be announced 9/28

Well, the 28th has come around and it looks as though the "something brewing" is just an Oktoberfest-themed series of events at the airport and an opportunity to win some tickets to FRA on the Condor flight starting next year. Not surprising but a little disappointing.

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by lindy field
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707-420 At TXL - Any News?
Replies: 6
Views: 2843

Re: Boeing 707-420 At TXL - Any News?

In a perfect world, it would be trucked over to the Technikmuseum or Tempelhof and the exterior restored.

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by lindy field
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94637

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hi all, Just saw in the weekly OAG post by enilria (thanks!) that Spirit will be cutting three destinations from SAN this winter (SJD, DEN, and DFW). Here are the details: *NK DEN-SAN NOV 1.0>0.3 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0 *NK DFW-SAN NOV 1.0>0.3 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0 ...

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by lindy field
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 94637

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hi all, I just returned home after some extended travel. It's pretty exciting news to have two new European carriers next year coming to SAN. I just looked at the schedules. It looks as though Condor will be arriving in mid-afternoon and will depart before BA's arrival, but Edelweiss has a later sch...

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by lindy field
Tue May 31, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air China Not Launching San Jose After All?
Replies: 30
Views: 5043

RE: Is Air China Not Launching San Jose After All?

It looks like Air China will be increasing <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> service to <acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> from daily up to 10 or 11 x a week from November onward. The new flight is a 777-300E...

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