2000 is about the year I started getting really into aviation (10/11 years old) so the early 2000s were the "golden era" for me as a kid. Though in the scheme of aviation 2001-2009 was a horrible year for airlines with 9/11, bankruptcies, virus in Asia, and a global recession. That being s...Jump to post
Where is Spirit going to park all these international flights , there are only so many gates at concourse F for FIS. Another factor is will Spirit or JetBlue merge with a bigger entity? We are currently in a state of too many LCC airlines, it dinner to go eat or be eaten ? Let the market determine ...Jump to post
And MIA keeps on winning: https://thepointsguy.com/news/spirit-airlines-miami/
NK entering MIA with 30 routes in October! Yes 30-routes not flights.
My last flight was in December 2019 AVL-FLL on G4. Just booked in the same week a few flights. Will be nice to finally get up in the air and out of Florida. In August MIA-LGA-BGR AA 738 and ERJ-175 fairly cheap upgrade to first and took it. BGR-LGA-MIA ERJ-175 738 back down again In November on JetB...Jump to post
Maybe they found someone to lease it to? They are really all over the map with their routes that seemed to be picked out of a hat.
At the same time there is no doubt cargo is still booming, maybe given their location in Miami they found some good South American contracts and want to run with it.
Unconfirmed: JetBlue will join AA at Concourse E https://mobile.twitter.com/AndySlater/status/1339542103609782273 Will be nice to fly JetBlue and actually have a lounge to go to now. I fly out of FLL more these days, only because I prefer JetBlue. Having the option to take it out of MIA to at least...Jump to post
It's Super Overkill but if you have the money, F-k it and just future proof it. VR is going to be hell on the computer anyway so you'll be ready for that. Someone told me to go with a Ryzen 5600X instead of the i9, for better price and even better performance for games and a X570 motherboard to fut...Jump to post
I don't even know where to start with buying a new computer for MSFS 2020. I purchased a good PC that lasted over 10-years from iBuypower for when I wanted to go to FSX. I went back to them to configure a rig, I believe this would be more than enough for MSFS. But anyone have any input? Anywhere to ...Jump to post
What in the world happened to this thread what a complete joke of a conversation. Anyway, these two pilots were pretty well known on instagram too. Both retired early given the COVID slow down and took early out packages. The husband had about two years left and the wife a few more. Both are extreme...Jump to post
While I remember flying on a 727 on Delta MIA-JFK with a sky bistro bag, or a Bahamasair 737-200 and Chalks Mallard 73-T when I was a kid, 2000-2005 and this was also a time of "real" planes being around 747 classics, 727s, even the DC-8 was a normal sight in Miami. For my personal flying ...Jump to post
Agreed with everyone here. The passenger 747 was well on its way to retirement already. Everyone expected the 747-400 to be gone from airlines fleets within the next 2-4 years regardless. I think BA would have been the last mainstream carrier with the 747-400 or maybe LH in 2023-2024 range. But now ...Jump to post
So many people reporting it as a Lion Air flight and then giving the registration as the "flight number."
Thought it was another 737 down..
Horrible nonetheless. Long takeoff roll and fire with 8-pax and medical. Yea, I can see where this cause is going.
Is AS going to fly to Miami because of Oneworld now? I am not sure why they would not leave the operations as is. With AS taking care of FLL-West Coast and AA taking care of MIA. Maybe see AS on SEA-MIA. Unless FLL is not making money for them and moving to MIA makes more sense, I don't see the rea...Jump to post
12-daily to MCO. Wow. Seems like an overkill. I know there is decent local and a good amount of connections. But still 12 daily. Did not see that coming.Jump to post
What are your routes? I see MSP-PDX. There is no reason to not fly non-stop on Delta. They are known as the "top" airline in the U.S. and you'll have many flights to chose from. No reason to not go non-stop unless it is saving you a lot of money. Not sure what your other flights are. Are y...Jump to post
So the Iranians say it was a technical issue within seconds of the crash? They could have this information if the pilots relayed something to ATC. But yes, their quick response on the cause raises more doubt honestly. Have to see how this plays out, problem is we may never know much given the count...Jump to post
I think the OP has gotten his information in now. Miami is not just a tourist destination. While a good chunk of traffic is leisure, and unlike many other "sunny destinations" a good amount of premium leisure the Southeast Florida region MIA/FLL is more than a tourist town. Its no Boston o...Jump to post
They’re probably going to announce MIA as a new base. I expect a bloodbath between AA, Frontier, and Spirit. The only blood that will be let is F9's, and I suspect plenty of it if they even try to get to deep into AA's business. Tell that to JetBlue and Spirit who are doing just fine in FLL going a...Jump to post
So you want them to add basic economy too while they're at it? They are literally the airline that drove the other airlines to find ways to make their base fares lower, so no, I don't think they should change to match them now. Basic Economy was a response to Spirit, not Southwest. I am sure the po...Jump to post
So I've been pricing out seats for FLL-NYC in April. B6 was sitting at $104 each-way for sometime over the past few weeks (before basic). Now? Basic is $104 each-way with a bunch showing basic is "Sold Out" while the standard fare, which is what you used to get with their lowest fare, is n...Jump to post
I think it is also important to realize in the early 2000s commercial aviation crashes in the U.S. were not as incredibly rare as they are now. AA had two crashes in 1990s and another in 2001. United and U.S. Air both had crashes in the 1990s too. Value Jet in 1996 and TWA-800, multiple commuter pla...Jump to post
I think departure time should dictate on these flights. For example if I am flying BA leaving from MIA at 11pm I don't need nor want a dinner service. Give me a snack and let me sleep until a nice breakfast. The other way around if I am leaving at 6:00pm then give me dinner and a small breakfast. On...Jump to post
Is this not more offensive?
So its saying a trans-man is not a gentlemen and a trans-woman is not a lady??
I don't understand, do trans people who want to identify to their sex of their liking find it insulting that they would then be called a gentlemen or lady? is that not what they want???
Love hate. They are a "hometown" airline here of sorts in MIA. Love their big operations at MIA, that I get to see tons of 767 and 777s around all day. Even some widebody domestic flights. But many their FF program, which used to be awesome is not anymore. Economy Basic is a scam. Getting ...Jump to post
Thanks enilria! DL is really increasing capacity from BOS to Florida. B6 prints money in these markets. Things are sure getting interesting... I thought the same thing. And my how times change. Northeast to Florida was one of those markets on which the airlines printed money prior to deregulation o...Jump to post
I am sure that I am going to be attacked for asking this here, but can we consider for a moment the possibility of a suicidal or unwell pilot taking control of the plane. Specifically, given the series of events described in reports already released, could deliberate actions set those motions in pl...Jump to post
As many flights as CUN from Miami. Wow. Just incredible Before the scheduled service there were a bunch of charters. The only change is its scheduled service instead of charters. There are likely a few more frequencies now, but there have always been a lot of flights between Miami and Havana for ye...Jump to post
British Airways is the only one serving us with a 747 passenger these days. Wish LH would send the 748i. 747 is by far my favorite aircraft, remember when AF, IB, BA, Alitalia and LH all brought their 747 to MIA at a certain point. AR and Varig as well. Given MIA's history with other rare aircraft, ...Jump to post
I don't hear anything. This one is a very odd one for sure. As for those saying something intentional, it won't be discounted, but the timing makes no sense IMO. There is nothing to point that direction at this point. And while it has happened in the past the NTSB will rule it out and I am sure give...Jump to post
Condolences to the families.
I don't think weight was the issue. After all amazon always has half box of air.
Also the Sheriff speaking on TV said he heard there was a distress call.
Rumors are the third person was a regional airline pilot jump seating.
It was cruising at 40,000ft doubt it had much heavy cargo on board.
Very odd 767s don't crash like this. The list of what it can be is really not that large for such a decent rate.
If there is the potential for money to be made, then someone else will do it. That people thought the governments, whether state or federal, were the right people to take on such an endeavor, is shortsighted. Look at Florida, they turned down federal dollars, but they are getting their high speed ra...Jump to post
Bahamasair is a mess. If one aircraft goes out unscheduled flights will be delayed by hours or even cancelled. They are very well known for delays after delays after delays. I flew them last May. First flight was delayed due to weather about 90-mins. Ok not their fault. Flight back was delayed due t...Jump to post
Not much here, but I do remember when FLL was really a "second tier" airport. The growth the past 20-years has been impressive. The days where Delta was by far the largest airline with a bit of a focus city there. Delta really cut back in destinations it seems. But with the expansion of Sp...Jump to post
Yea, as others have noted, looks good on the go around part given the windshear alert. What I find maybe concerning, though the resolution is not great, is all that red on the radar. Seems like the pilots did a good job reacting to the situation but maybe not a good job avoiding it? Ultimately, the ...Jump to post
The biggest positive I can think of were larger seats in economy and more leg room. Service was a bit better too. Though I don't remember long-haul much in the 1990s I do remember it in the early 2000s and flying Iberia in a 747-300 on MIA-MAD-MIA and having good service, decent seats, but the proje...Jump to post
If this really is all due to a drop in government traffic, considering how minimal the impact of the shutdown has been to most people then perhaps we can keep it going after it ends and save the government a bunch of money out of its travel budget. Government employees already get paid more and hav...Jump to post
2018 was a average year for me, but did fly into a few new airports. Long Beach, interesting. Landed there at night so it was pretty much closed. Worcester (ORH). One of the smaller airports I have been to. Flight was delayed so spent a bit of time there. Nice airport nonetheless. PHL. Not as impres...Jump to post
Good to hear that the legroom was still good. Sure beats the 29-30 inches on an AA 73Max!
It is still the best legroom in Y for U.S. airlines. It is a shame they started the basic economy next year. Still the best choice for domestic flying when talking about in flight Y experience.
I just started enjoying aviation. I got FS2000 in December 2000 I think. Remember not having a joystick and trying to do the Chicago-London mission with the 777. I would later get a joystick and start teaching myself how to fly the default airplanes. 734, Lear Jet, 777. It was short simple flying ar...Jump to post
Surprising news. I really don't have a MIA vs. FLL mentality these days. I fly out of both the same, live pretty much equal distance to both, and see either gaining or losing service as a negative/positive to the area. I actually really enjoy the thought that the Miami area has two main gateways th...Jump to post