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by N766UA
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
Replies: 54
Views: 12069

Re: Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'

Heathrow had the worst lines I’ve ever seen in my life, including amusement parks, and that was 13 years ago. If they never addressed that, I can’t imagine how that airport is even usable at this point.

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by N766UA
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?
Replies: 72
Views: 7500

Re: Would US Military Ever Sell C-5 to the Civilian Cargo Market?

Who would want a C-5?! Fully loaded, it only has a 2500 mile range. It requires over a week of maintenance for every hour of flight. It's a completely useless airplane except in the hands of a military with an effectively unlimited budget and a fleet of tanker planes.

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by N766UA
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 12932

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

Just for the record, there are approximately 1450 RJ’s in operation in the US, not “few thousands.”

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by N766UA
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21
Replies: 41
Views: 11850

Re: AA B38M Pitch Trim Issue 3/29/21

Fixinthe757 wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
AvHerald reporting B38M



geez how many more abbreviations must we endure??


There’s literally one for every single airplane ever made, so... a lot, with many more to come.

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by N766UA
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 4533

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time. Probab...

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by N766UA
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 4533

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time.

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 10699

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

So stupid. Putting green on a non-green plane isn't going to make it more environmentally friendly. Maybe they should have painted it black to show all the carbon it burns or brown because it's a crappy plane. In reality aviation is at the forefront of efficiency and innovation. In reality environm...

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by N766UA
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 10699

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

LOL 9 people got in with giant ladders in the middle of the day?? What kind of garbage security...

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by N766UA
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 1672

Re: Why isn't MSP a busier airport (in normal times)?

MSP stinks at moving traffic, too. They only have 2 runways in use at any given time, and they run takeoffs and landings on both simultaneously. It’s inefficient at best. Plus that walk from A to F is absolutely the stupidest, most asinine thing, especially if the tram is out.

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 34956

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

It’ll be a great day when they start tearing that old terminal down. I’ve got some fun memories there, but it’s easily the worst terminal in America now that LGA has a new building. Clearly you have not been to EWR Terminal A or B. Or MEM (although the B concourse is being replaced). Of course I ha...

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ900 N840SK - The last CRJ produced
Replies: 100
Views: 16147

Re: N840SK the last crj900

E175 vs 900 comes down to execution, too. A well-taken-care-of CRJ-900 crushes a gnarly E170/175, in my opinion. Republic’s jets are disgusting inside: yellowing bins, gunk on the walls, scratched windows, panels coming off. The seats are old and short with no headrest for taller people. I was in ro...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 34956

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I worked at hopkins for 10 years. Yes it could use some repairs, especially the non passenger facing areas. Does it need to be leveled and built completely as a new facility? Absolutely not. Completely disagree. The entire thing is WELL beyond its useful life. I’m sure they’ll eff it up, though. Th...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 34956

Re: CLE readies new terminal proposal

Serious question, is CLE too busy to just consolidate in C and D? Or even just C? Absolutely yes. Unless you want to park 25 airplanes on an RON pad. It’ll be a great day when they start tearing that old terminal down. I’ve got some fun memories there, but it’s easily the worst terminal in America ...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk
Replies: 31
Views: 9181

Re: FAA warns of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression

It is a bit lame that they’re having issues with a 60+ year old door design, though.

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107513

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Maybe dumb question but having flown through DEN at least 100 times the cross winds are almost always pretty impressive. Wouldn’t that at least protect against a bird strike? Irrelevant. Birds do not have a max crosswind published in their op specs and will fly regardless. And Broomfield's elevatio...

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107513

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

They were fortunate that it happened when and where it did and not over the pacific halfway to HNL. I would argue the opposite. The most risky point for the passengers (the initial explosion) had already passed. It would have been better to have happened in the middle of the ocean. The probability ...

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by N766UA
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5068

Re: "Dry airspace"

Was having a conversation on another website about odd/bad/weird alcohol laws in various states. One poster (who I'm friends with) said that when he lived in Kansas (I'm waiting for an answer on the time frame) that planes in Kansas airspace couldn't serve alcohol. Any truth to this? Seems a bit li...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22209

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

There is nothing more American than complaining about how long of a walk between 2 places is, in an air conditioned building no less. Even more so are the posters blaming DL for making them walk. The privilege is shining bright. The eff are you talking about? Airport hubs are about making connectio...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 10699

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

Endeavor just got 10 more -200’s, so I don’t see them being retired this year... or any time soon for that matter. Delta’s been talking the “we’re retiring the 200” game for like a decade. Not this year, but they're going. It was announced in the 3Q20 8-K. Gone by December 2023. They took an impair...

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200 being retired
Replies: 54
Views: 10699

Re: CRJ-200 being retired

The tallies for CRJ1/2's supporting the majors are: United Express: 157 in service, 35 parked, 31 retired. Average fleet age 18.4 years. Delta Connection: 64 in service, 10 parked, 181 retired. Average fleet age 17.6 years. American Eagle: 0 in service, 0 parked, 129 retired. Average fleet age N/A....

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by N766UA
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 396
Views: 84160

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I thought they were getting 195's and 220's? What's with the E190?

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by N766UA
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 34956

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

The flights never even flew. They just kept pushing the date back further and further and then just removed Cleveland from their booking engine completely. I think it’s safe to say they’ve dumped us for Cincinnati. I don't think they would have had much success here anyway. I'll be surprised if the...

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by N766UA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46210

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service

I'm surprised B6 doesn't consider 30 of the smaller variant. The A220-300 is too big for airports in the Cape Cod area, and would also require frequency reductions on routes within New York state typically served, pre-COVID, with the Embraer 190AR. 140 seats are overkill for some of their current E...

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by N766UA
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 46210

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Question: one of the objections stated about BA's World Tails design back in the day was that the myriad of tails was confusing for ATC: they couldn't easily and instantly identify aircraft as belonging to BA. Why is Jetblue, with its multiple tail designs, immune from the same criticism/objection?...

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by N766UA
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 27359

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/21/british ... es-to.html


Delta has a hub in JFK; only flights arriving from London require said test.
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jporterfi wrote:
BA, DL, and VS are now requiring passengers to test negative for COVID-19 before boarding flights to JFK.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/21/british ... es-to.html


Delta has a hub in JFK; only flights arriving from London require said test.

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by N766UA
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1025
Views: 119532

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

^It won't create the CLE-LON demand of say, the Cleveland Clinic London, but it will certainly create SOME CLE-LHR/LGW traffic. The demand is already there somebody just needs to step up and make it happen. If Cleveland couldn't get a nonstop to Europe pre-covid, they surely won't be getting one no...

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by N766UA
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14683

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

I have questions! I apologise if the linked news story answers my questions, the link does not work in the EU. 1) How did he get onto the wing? 2) What was he trying to achieve? He breached a perimeter fence and he got on the wing by climbing up the motor. (The pilots had shut it down when they saw...

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by N766UA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video
Replies: 29
Views: 3125

Re: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video

Not gonna lie, that was pretty douchey. I felt uncomfortable in my own skin watching it. :lol:

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by N766UA
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color

Where are we getting "blue" from? It's the same grey as the "American Eagle" and N-Number on the fuselage.

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1649
Views: 213684

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

[threeid][/threeid] Leisure numbers disagree that flying is the last thing on peoples’ minds. Many are fed up with the government overreach and draconian restrictions and are ready to live their lives again. Common sense says that a virus that isn’t deadly to 99.7% of the population doesn’t warrant ...

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by N766UA
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1025
Views: 119532

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

^Acc to one source, it was a bird strike 30 min after takeoff. Do birds fly that high or was the plane flying at a very low altitude for some reason? What kind of bird was it, a pterodactyl? Windscreens break relatively often; a simple function of continuous heating and cooling. I really doubt it w...

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by N766UA
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47983

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

What concerns me is how the sleepy-sounding PM didnt call “stall!” until the airplane starting barking at them. You’re telling me you can’t monitor a/s and give your pf a little more warning than that? Whole thing just sounded “off” to me. What in the world? The pilot flying does not just get to zo...

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by N766UA
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47983

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

What concerns me is how the sleepy-sounding PM didnt call “stall!” until the airplane starting barking at them. You’re telling me you can’t monitor a/s and give your pf a little more warning than that? Whole thing just sounded “off” to me.

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by N766UA
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 Traveller News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 23984

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

TheSonntag wrote:
I am a ppl Student flying C172s. So I know the engine Technology. No doubt they are cool engines but it is simply rediculous that this is still legally allowed in new designs.


You can’t be a student *and* and expert.

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by N766UA
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15281

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

zrs70 wrote:
Sorry, I thought this was about bodily functions!


Yeah, I absolutely thought this was an article about people farting on airplanes.

Woulda been much more interesting...

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by N766UA
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1649
Views: 213684

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

FluidFlow wrote:
Now lets see if Pfizer can handle the logistical nightmare that their product creates.


A US Army 4-star is actually in charge of the logistics and distribution of the vaccine. General Perna says they’re ready to go within 24 hours. Take it for what it’s worth.

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by N766UA
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153227

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Here's my trip report on it: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/a-farewell-to-the-delta-777-on-board-the-final-flight/ Great report I would have loved to have read it, but I was bombarded by literally dozens of ads that slowed my 2020 macbook to a crawl. What a joke of a website.

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by N766UA
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any good commercial aviation books out there ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

Re: Any good commercial aviation books out there ?

Sky Masterson: Pilots of the Line

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by N766UA
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 5811

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

I personally won’t fly Mesa because of their record with pilot training. That, plus their rock-bottom pay, makes them a prime candidate for derision. While a lot of good people do work there and I’m glad you enjoy your job, in general I’d say yes, Mesa absolutely deserves its reputation.

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by N766UA
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?
Replies: 100
Views: 14867

Re: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?

Skybus: fly anywhere! As long as that anywhere is Columbus, Ohio.

That stupid airline never had a time.

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by N766UA
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 33
Views: 11083

Re: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

MIflyer12 wrote:
Per LAXintl's link, captain guarantee reduced to 45 hours monthly; FO, 32.

Anybody know what the previous mins were?


75.

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by N766UA
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 6500

Re: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines

“I'm back, and I am recovering, and I am focused, and we're going to pivot.”

Pivot airlines: interested, very interested, or very interested?

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by N766UA
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20459

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

TC957 wrote:
Pointless them launching Europe services given the current US travel embargo.


Oh man, why didn’t somebody tell them about that? What a waste of an airplane order!

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: face mask policies violate state mandates
Replies: 31
Views: 2598

Re: face mask policies violate state mandates

LOL “note that....”. Okay, random person. Actually, I had a guy on my airplane get arrested once because he tried to bring pot onboard. It was legal in that state but, as the sheriff explained, state rules don’t really apply when you walk through a security checkpoint for interstate travel. So, meth...

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”
Replies: 69
Views: 14244

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly - If Things Don’t Improve, This Just Can’t Continue”

He is right. At some point the country and it's leaders need to have common sense and realize that mask wearing, social distancing, closed offices, partial occupancy, etc.will do far more damage than COVID does. And this goes well beyond the airline industry. I see it in the technology sector. Unde...

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by N766UA
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Viva Air livery
Replies: 18
Views: 3697

Re: New Viva Air livery

I thought their logo was 3 breast implants?

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by N766UA
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1025
Views: 119532

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

CLEguy--thanks for the summary. ....-The main issues that need to be addressed include *A new Federal Inspection Station (FIS) for international arrivals (I too was surprised by the rosy forecast for international passengers, among what I think are rather conservative growth estimates for the next ...

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by N766UA
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325259

Re: JetBlue Announcement 9/10/20?

It's not a surprise to me that they would announce more routes. JFK and BOS demands are still very low and they've committed to no furlough until May, so might as well try some new routes to see what stick around. Like other airlines, they are just trying to get additional revenue anyway they can. ...

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by N766UA
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1649
Views: 213684

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

There's also no reason to travel if everything is going to be closed when you get there. For example, why would I go to Vegas if all the bars, restaurants, and shows are closed? It has none of the energy and debauchery that one normally associates with Vegas. If I'm just going to sit in a seat and ...

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