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by TheZ
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Re: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees

Please tell me they're buying the ex-NW DC-9's for their fleet, those things had decades of life left in them!

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by TheZ
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC
Replies: 29
Views: 5042

Re: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC

Yikes! That's some serious damage to the engine there. Glad they had a safe landing.

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by TheZ
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3866

Re: Alaska Airlines limits Emotional Support Animals

Good riddance, it's turned airports and planes into a zoo the past few years. Last time I was at DEN someone's poodle was just went to the bathroom all over the carpet and they owner kept going, I felt bad for the cleaning staff.

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by TheZ
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Eliminates Change Fees
Replies: 40
Views: 2998

Re: UA Permanently Eliminates Change Fees

Good for UA. I had a really positive experience with them recently in the midst of everything going on and hope they continue to become a more customer-focused carrier.

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by TheZ
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails? ... skeuSirDaA
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DL to begin service to IND starting in October:
https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails? ... skeuSirDaA

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by TheZ
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Heard rumblings the MSP flight is being cancelled (at least temporarily) after Labor Day. Not surprising considering the current travel conditions but would be a shame. Trying to book through Delta after 9/6 routes you through ATL, DTW or SLC. On a related note, I'm wondering just how bad this will ...

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by TheZ
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Today Southwest announced they're moving up the start of PHX nonstop service to July 26th, only 10 days from now. Interesting choice to move it up so far, but I hope it's successful, or as successful as things can be these days.

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by TheZ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?
Replies: 31
Views: 8173

Re: 2nd Samaritan's Purse DC-8?

chunhimlai wrote:
Why not they get B737/A320 for replacement?


A Super 60/70 series DC-8 is a lot more capable, not to mention cheap.

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by TheZ
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 3009

Re: Winners of Covid

Nobody wins when something like this happens. As for the biggest losers, that's still to be determined. But air travel will never be the same : (

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by TheZ
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330666

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Excited to see what the future holds for AA at SEA. I wonder how the flight to Bangalore will do.

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by TheZ
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 544
Views: 157103

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

This plane looks the part. Then again, so did the SSJ. I really hope they can succeed with the aftermarket support.

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by TheZ
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Why is it that this thread barely gets any action while the Nashville thread is almost always trending? I don't get it. We need to step it up guys. BNA fanboys mostly. And as much as a certain frequent "contributor" to Memphis threads who loves to diss the city and its prospects would dis...

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by TheZ
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

I will be flying through there next month, it will be really interesting to see how much B has progressed since last time. As far as I know it's still on track for 2021.

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by TheZ
Thu May 28, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

For whatever it's worth in these strange times, WN announced new service to PHX today starting in December. Great addition should it come to pass, who can say what things will look like by then.

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by TheZ
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

For anyone who lives close enough to the airport to look, there's a Volga-Dnepr Il-76 on its way from Shanghai by way of Anchorage, no doubt transporting important medical supplies. Would this be the first visit of the 76 to MEM? Somehow I imagine one would have come through there at some point.

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by TheZ
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Seems DL is trying to become the "legacy" airline of choice for the mid-south region. Sort of like how DL operates in the upper midwest. Considering the gains AA had made in MEM as it evolved in to an O&D airport, It is more like Delta decided to stop neglecting a once loyal station t...

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by TheZ
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?newsid=5318


Fantastic news!
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BOSMEMFlyer wrote:
I'm over the moon! BOS-MEM is back on DL!

https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?newsid=5318


Fantastic news!

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by TheZ
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen - is this light workable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Pre-screen - is this light workable?

A few weekends ago I was out at the airport on kind of a hazy day and didn't get a lot of clear shots, but for whatever reason this one stood out. The light on the fuselage ended up being interesting so I thought it might be worth working with. This is what it looked like after I scaled it down to a...

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by TheZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected photo - suggested uploading at a smaller size
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Rejected photo - suggested uploading at a smaller size

Hello Tim, that is immensely helpful, thank you so much!

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by TheZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected photo - suggested uploading at a smaller size
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Rejected photo - suggested uploading at a smaller size

Hello all. I've been a regular A.net visiter since around 2000 but just recently tried my first photo upload. I have some experience with photography and photo editing but I know I've got a lot to learn to meet the high standards here. Anyway, my photo was rejected with a personal note to try upload...

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by TheZ
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

A Sunwing 737 heading to Calgary from Cancun made an emergency landing in Memphis last night. Sounds like the airport staff did a great job keeping the passengers comfortable while they waited for a replacement aircraft. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/cancun-flight-bound-for-calgary-diverted-to-memphis-...

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by TheZ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.flymemphis.com/Areas/Admin/ ... 135233.pdf
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The airport authority released the new strategic overview today. It's got some interesting information some of the anticipated future developments. Worth a read if you're interested: https://www.flymemphis.com/Areas/Admin/ ... 135233.pdf

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by TheZ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142577

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Very, very interesting. Can't wait to see how this progresses.

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by TheZ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Development & Production Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 144425

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

What a mess. I really hope Mitsubishi turns this around.

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by TheZ
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass

Didn't Independence Air try something like this once?

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by TheZ
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?news ... -yEHeBrrRw

Over 5% increase in passengers in 2019, great news for Memphis.
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https://flymemphis.com/NewsDetails?news ... -yEHeBrrRw

Over 5% increase in passengers in 2019, great news for Memphis.

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by TheZ
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 16377

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

You know, back in 2016 I thought this was all kind of a joke and that people on both sides would wake up and do the right thing to keep the government more or less on track. Not only has that not happened, but the zombified GOP is more gung-ho than ever to roll back progress and defend this moron wh...

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by TheZ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16494

Re: Time for a 787NG

The 787's backlog is less than 200 frames now. Obviously Boeing has other concerns at the moment but even with the anticipated slowdown that's less than 2 years' worth of production. An announcement of incremental improvements could do a lot of good to increase potential interest. Re-engining would...

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by TheZ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16494

Re: Time for a 787NG

The 787's backlog is less than 200 frames now. Obviously Boeing has other concerns at the moment but even with the anticipated slowdown that's less than 2 years' worth of production. An announcement of incremental improvements could do a lot of good to increase potential interest. Re-engining would ...

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by TheZ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 8099

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

Great news for Oklahoma City!

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by TheZ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 31082

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

DUSdude wrote:
TheZ wrote:
I'll take an A343 if they've got one to spare. Still miss seeing them coming in at SEA everyday.


Who operated A343 to SEA?


SAS did for a long time from CPH. AF, LH, and CI did at various times as well. Probably my favorite airplane that I've never had the chance to fly on.

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by TheZ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 14446

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

How cool! No more trams for me. Well, maybe a few

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by TheZ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 31082

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

I'll take an A343 if they've got one to spare. Still miss seeing them coming in at SEA everyday.

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by TheZ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://dailymemphian.com/section/busin ... ve-memphis


Haha, they're up to something alright!
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WaywardMemphian wrote:
Sounds like someone talked before they were supposed to cause it caught some off guard.

https://dailymemphian.com/section/busin ... ve-memphis


Haha, they're up to something alright!

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by TheZ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Allegiant seems to be testing out MEM as a destination city with a few routes not unlike they started out with at BNA. BNA turned out to be a huge success and thus we have seen routes and destinations grow out of there. Will be curious to see how MEM does. Agreed, here's hoping it does well. Come s...

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by TheZ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

On the day Amazon finally officially announced their North Memphis fulfillment center that will be Tenn's first robotic one, yet still employee 1K, this comes out https://dailymemphian.com/section/business/article/10298/amazon-eyeing-memphis-international-for-air-cargo I figured with their continue...

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by TheZ
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1117
Views: 121919

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Also, it appears this Instagram page has a lot of BNA throwbacks. I scrolled through and found a lot of AA hub stuff. Here’s another 80 at C21. https://www.instagram.com/p/BKzBKCyjAI2/?igshid=1m4ynj44wnn1h There's some great photos on that account, thanks for sharing those! The aviation landscape s...

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by TheZ
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 129176

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

RIP, he is a legend

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by TheZ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

I'm really amazed at some of the fares from MEM, I priced out a Tue to Tue to Mia in June and 199 R/T popped up for Delta with quick connections at ATL and AA's nonstop was 309. That is basic but those still allow a carry on. DL has the a321 first out, last in, wonder if we may see that get a 757 o...

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by TheZ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 104
Views: 12917

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

Best news I've read all day!

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by TheZ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

They should have leveled the whole thing and start fresh.. I can definitely see the argument there. There's so much empty space in the current configuration, and I'm still not sure how I feel about just "mothballing" A and C once construction on B completes. B will be much improved, but l...

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by TheZ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Looks like Terminal B renovations are continuing to make good progress. Some nice photos posted to the MEM facebook account this morning. https://www.facebook.com/flymemphis/posts/2577788775769311 I stull think they should have just done all of B and not 2/3rds. Agreed, that was shortsighted on the...

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by TheZ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/flymemphis/pos ... 8775769311
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Looks like Terminal B renovations are continuing to make good progress. Some nice photos posted to the MEM facebook account this morning. https://www.facebook.com/flymemphis/pos ... 8775769311

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by TheZ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 194463

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

The rout just continues. First the shutdown, followed immediately by a delay in the return to service of likely at least 5-6 more months. Yeesh... how much more can this program take?

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by TheZ
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18328

Re: BA retires first 777

I remember going to the 777 rollout ceremony back in 1994, this makes me feel old :old:

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by TheZ
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

I work for an airline in BNA. Always curious what’s going on the other side of the state. I visited Memphis last summer for a trip to Graceland. I was pretty impressed with everything. I can tell MEM has a lot of potential. The new terminal renovations are much needed. They’ll definitely help attra...

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by TheZ
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 18378

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Allegiant adds new seasonal routes to/from CVG/PIT/PBI and the most odd ball thing I think I've ever seen, DSM. Considering that Allegaint started BOS this time around, DSM over BOS is wacky at best. OAK and it's once weekly did not come back. I still say MEM/TYS on Thur/Sun would be a slam dunk. Y...

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by TheZ
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 15444

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

Love it in that livery! It'd be great to see the prototype aircraft have a long service life.

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by TheZ
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1117
Views: 121919

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Always great to see more service! Hopefully JetBlue continues to expand their network in Nashville and beyond.

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