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by jetskipper
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas (GTI) Callsign "Qantas" (QFA)
Replies: 18
Views: 3402

Re: Atlas (GTI) Callsign "Qantas" (QFA)

In 2015-16 one of the Atlas/Qantas routings was TOL-ORD-HNL-SYD. Was pretty interesting to hear “Qantas xxx Heavy” checking on with Toledo Tracon.

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by jetskipper
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?
Replies: 47
Views: 8466

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

They are only regularly scheduled on positioning flights between hubs. Most likely to see them on IAH-ORD, ORD-EWR and EWR-IAH.

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by jetskipper
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15427

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

So what is a co-terminal ?[/quote] As far as airline staffing goes, it is when pilots and flight attendants are responsible for staffing flights out of more than one airport in a metropolitan area. For example an LAX FA’s trips could start out of LAX, SNA, BUR or ONT. In New York LGA, JFK and EWR. I...

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by jetskipper
Sun May 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

I looks like in June SBN and FWA will only have one flight a day to DTW on DL and one flight a day to ORD on UA.

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by jetskipper
Fri May 08, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7012

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

We’re the dumpsters not big enough in Miami to burn wads of cash?

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by jetskipper
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines 77E flying VIE-SYD nonstop!
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: Austrian Airlines 77E flying VIE-SYD nonstop!

How do they crew these rescue flights? Do they RON the AC in SYD long enough for the crew to get required rest for the return or do they offline position a crew down there for the return?

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by jetskipper
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

Just a month ago we were all expressing our opinions on what new and exciting services we could expect in Indiana. What are the weakest links at IND, FWA, SBN and EVV that could get cut once the dust settles from all of this and the airlines are reduced in size?

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by jetskipper
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5769

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

I would think placards and waivers could be implemented fairly quickly in these times.

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by jetskipper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18869

Re: LAS airport closed

Bradin wrote:
Ouch. Southwest is taking a beating. That's 2 of their major focus cities going offline.


Three of you consider SLC to be a focus city. Either way, they are getting kicked while they are down.

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by jetskipper
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

I’m not sure. A short list may include:
-PIT
-BUF
-DAY
-SDF
-MSN
-ICT
-DSM
-ELP
Along with additional frequencies to current profitable routes.

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by jetskipper
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

Reference the comment on FWA-MSP on Delta. Delta operates 3 times daily SBN-MSP in the summer months. Exactly, SBN stands a much better (albeit still near zero) chance of getting SLC Those new gates at SLC are going to be used to send aircraft somewhere IND only has one DL A319 each day to SLC. The...

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by jetskipper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

UA didn't have much luck on FWA-DEN when they tried back in the day. Maybe times are different, maybe not. It would be a nice hop to anywhere on the west coast from there, the same as it was before. That was a much different environment in the early 80s. FWA-DEN was flown with 727s. I agree, I thin...

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by jetskipper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT
Replies: 70
Views: 13374

Re: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT

Odd that AA’s JFK adds are just for April. PANYNJ “use ‘em or lose ‘em” ultimatum I wonder? For UA: -IAD-SRQ, maybe UA finally here the “it’s not fair” cries that SRQ had gained year-round IAD service, while MIA doesn’t, lol. -ORD-SBN, that’s some crazy frequency increases. Overall though a quiet w...

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by jetskipper
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

Something still seems out of whack. EVV and FWA each have 3 flights a day and SBN has 10. Did they pick up a corporate contract?

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by jetskipper
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

Starting September United will be increasing ORD-SBN to 10 daily. Nice increase, but all will
be flown on either E145s or CRJ-200s. It would have been nice to see SBN-DEN added instead of a ORD increase.

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by jetskipper
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT
Replies: 70
Views: 13374

Re: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT

Odd that AA’s JFK adds are just for April. PANYNJ “use ‘em or lose ‘em” ultimatum I wonder? For UA: -IAD-SRQ, maybe UA finally here the “it’s not fair” cries that SRQ had gained year-round IAD service, while MIA doesn’t, lol. -ORD-SBN, that’s some crazy frequency increases. Overall though a quiet w...

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by jetskipper
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Unusual Landing at ORD
Replies: 14
Views: 5578

Re: Very Unusual Landing at ORD

It’s part of the O’Hare “Fly Quiet” Initiative. When possible due to winds the airport will rotate arrival and departure runways so the noise is shared evenly between the towns surrounding the airport. Here is the rotation schedule. https://www.oharenoise.org/sitemedia/documents/noise_mitigation/Fly...

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by jetskipper
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12682

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

In an odd way that will cause the airlines that have no China presence such as Southwest, Spirit and Frontier to also feel the affects. As the major US carriers sub wide bodies on domestic routes their CASM will drop well below the low cost carriers. If the LCCs want to match their fares they may be...

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by jetskipper
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12682

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

In March, United will be flying the 777-200 on ORD-MCO/LAS/CUN and IAH-CUN.

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by jetskipper
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6851

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

I could see Florida and Cancún getting upgauged for the Spring Break season.

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by jetskipper
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 7069

Re: Emirates announces Penang via Singapore

Emirates has today announced that it will be flying daily to Penang, Malaysia via Singapore, starting from 20APR20. The new flights to Penang will be served by a 3-class B777-300ER. EK348 DXB-SIN 2:30 - 14:05 SIN- PEN 15:35 - 17:15 EK349 PEN-SIN 22:20 - 23:50 SIN-DXB 01:40 - 04:55 Source: https://w...

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by jetskipper
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW
Replies: 65
Views: 10862

Re: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW

That leaves Jackson without a connection to Chicago. United, American and Southwest have all exited the market.

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by jetskipper
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like UA is increasing SBN-ORD to 7 flights a day starting this summer. Unfortunately all flights are on single-class regional jets.

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by jetskipper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any fixed wing operators between JFK-EWR-LGA ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3228

Re: Any fixed wing operators between JFK-EWR-LGA ?

Actual flight time could be minutes, but all three airports have notoriously long taxi times. Let’s say you have to be there 45 minutes before the flight minimum, 30 minute taxi out, 20 minute flight, 10 minute taxi in, you are looking at 1:45. That could easily be done by surface transport for a fr...

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by jetskipper
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 2nd hand aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 7941

Re: UAL 2nd hand aircraft

BrianDromey wrote:
What are these aircraft like inside? I assume they are refurbished to UA standards, but are there any "giveaways" that they are not original UA aircraft?


Fully updated.

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by jetskipper
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New flight from SBA?
Replies: 19
Views: 4428

Re: New flight from SBA?

Pasco is also a red-eye, operated by an ExpressJet EMB-175.

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by jetskipper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702620

Re: United Airlines introducing "hourly" service between EWR-LHR/DCA and growing DEN

Other than the photo, is there any other info about DEN? New routes or increasing current city pairs?

Thanks

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by jetskipper
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4
Replies: 27
Views: 4029

Re: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4

Does that make KEF unusable for an ETOPS alternate? If so how is that affecting the NAT tracks today?

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by jetskipper
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

When SBN built 27R/9L they were pushing over 300 ops a day. Today, they are at best 1/3 of that. I believe the highest annual traffic count for the tower was between 400-450 takeoffs and landings when the north parallel was funded. By the 1999 the volume for the tower dropped to around 90,000 annua...

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by jetskipper
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

And I’m surprised no one else has noticed this, but there’s a sterile connector from the future new Gate 1 to an FIS. Me thinks that G4 wants to start Mexico from FWA in addition to SBN. Doesn’t surprise me because G4 continues to grow at both airports. I actually noticed what looks like a potentia...

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by jetskipper
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like Notre Dame instead of the usual DL 757-200 or even 767-300 for such a high profile game flew two DL 717s directly into AHN.

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by jetskipper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???
Replies: 14
Views: 4000

Re: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???

Hey, maybe they can spend the night in Vegas, 'cause there ain't gonna be no Condor crew around to sub in. Tell them not to spend all their money on gambling and dancing girls. They could Deadhead the crew that is scheduled to fly the return PHX-FRA on AA or WN to LAS to operate the return to fligh...

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by jetskipper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???
Replies: 14
Views: 4000

Re: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???

jetskipper wrote:
Based on the current FlightAware track and altitude it looks like DE2026 is diverting to KLAS after holding.


After holding and the divert that is going to over 12.5 hours in the air on a 767-300.

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by jetskipper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???
Replies: 14
Views: 4000

Re: What on earth is going on at PHX tonight 9/16/19???

Based on the current FlightAware track and altitude it looks like DE2026 is diverting to KLAS after holding.

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by jetskipper
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Please include FWA/SBN-DEN! https://mobile.twitter.com/united/status/1164190423277064192 This link leads to nowhere. Is there another source for this? I haven't heard of a FWA-DEN. SmithAir747 Sorry, it’s a Twitter link that says that United Network Planning is going to announce new routes tomorrow...

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by jetskipper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

This was just posted to Facebook by SBN. Any thoughts as to where? Hopefully PHL, DCA or Denver! https://www.facebook.com/FlySBN/photos/a.124370020912801/2895520263797749/?type=3&theater With SRQ announcing a new service tomorrow as well I would say the announcement will be one of the following...

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by jetskipper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN455 diverted twice 7/29
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

Re: SN455 diverted twice 7/29

The Geneva landing sounds like it would be considered a tech stop not a diversion. I’m sure they were flight planned CAI-GVA to facilitate a crew change.

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by jetskipper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41158

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

Pakistan has now totally reopened their airspace as of earlier this week, so they could restart their service earlier than the Sept date given once they get all the pieces in place. Crews have already bid and been awarded their schedules for the August bid month. To add that much flying this late w...

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by jetskipper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /EGCC/KSBN
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Liverpool flew into SBN this morning on an Atlas 747-400 for the Liverpool FC vs Borussia Dortmund match Friday evening. Dortmund will be coming from Seattle after a match Thursday evening. Anyone know who they charter?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI ... /EGCC/KSBN

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by jetskipper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21102

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Varsity1 wrote:
GRR?

It can hardly sustain mainline service to Chicago.


And no mainline to New York.

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by jetskipper
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty cool. That’s the first scheduled United mainline flight into SBN since the early 80s before they cancelled the DEN and FWA service and went all Express. This will also be the first scheduled flight to LAX for SBN (Albeit only one flight for a football game). Frankly I do not know why United ...

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by jetskipper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11765

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Anyone with a handle on how many 737s are used for the Micronesia operation? 8 5 738 3 73G I thought I read somewhere that they rotate often enough with mainland 737s. Does anyone know how frequent? I know it has to do with the saltwater environment. -INDCWBY No, the UA 737 Micronesia fleet is segr...

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by jetskipper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty cool. That’s the first scheduled United mainline flight into SBN since the early 80s before they cancelled the DEN and FWA service and went all Express. This will also be the first scheduled flight to LAX for SBN (Albeit only one flight for a football game).

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by jetskipper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5603

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Our of curiosity, what is the demand in SYR that has both UA and AA upgrading from RJs?

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by jetskipper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 63
Views: 16683

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Did CHS have a flight kitchen prior to the BA flight?

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by jetskipper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7950

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

One, to avoid damage from ground vehicles. There are a few CRJ operators that reset to the flaps to a normal takeoff setting after landing because there is not enough clearance for ground vehicles to with that’s extended or retracted. There are a few other exceptions as well. Some carriers will call...

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by jetskipper
Sat May 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29781

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Wonder what the fares on the DTW-DTW route will be.

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by jetskipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. I would weigh what you allege as ineffi...

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by jetskipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. Is this the only way they can handle th...

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