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by phllax
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 383
Views: 44712

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

All MAX aircraft have been removed from the current flight schedule out for sale. On Thursday the schedule release will include increased Hawaii flying and CZM. A lot of speculation that winter flying will eliminate a lot markets from year round to seasonal due to lack of aircraft. International ne...

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by phllax
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6276

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

LAS didn’t fare much better this afternoon, with a freak summer storm, the ramp closed twice due to lightning.

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by phllax
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 16996

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Been a while since I could give an update on what’s going on here in Burbank for WN. Full time use of gates A1-A7. 72 flights on this current schedule. Gates A5-A6 angled J-Lines are still suspended for parking 737-800 series aircraft. Due to the increase in flights we’ve experienced an increase of...

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by phllax
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 4729

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

The takeoff is much duller than the old days. You don't climb as rapidly and the thrust isn't reduced as much as days gone by. All they do now is make a slight left turn to align over the back bay. After that, they make a slight right to realign so they can continue over the back bay and go over Ba...

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by phllax
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 56
Views: 12368

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

Mesa never had CRJ-700s flying for America West. Mesa got CRJ-700s flying for United Express. They did have CRJ-900s for the America West under their Freedom air carrier certificate which were originally 86-seat aircraft that violated every scope agreement at the time. These 86 seat aircraft were g...

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by phllax
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

They started Eastbound in 1961, but often were not published as non-stop for security reasons.

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by phllax
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2041
Views: 357119

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

codc10 wrote:
n471wn wrote:
I do not believe these birds are coming from WN. On another UA thread an individual says they are coming from COPA


Copa is down to 9 73Gs, though. Reportedly 2 are sourced from Bangladesh, so there's still a gap.


What about the 11 Alaska has and the 4 Sun Country has?

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by phllax
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2041
Views: 357119

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

UA has never had more than a few gates on the D concourse. and with Hubs at EWR and IAD? I do not see why they would. PHL is a good station for UAL but they don't seem to have the interest in making it much bigger and Haven't since 1984 when I hired in at UAL. and PHL is my home town.. The did drop...

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by phllax
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118191

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Is Jetblue at 4 daily, year round on FLL-LAX? Os is it at 3 daily year round and add in a 4th daily seasonal flight? Perhaps they need to also up FLL-SFO to 3 daily year round and make FLL-LAX 4 daily year round? Maybe even up FLL-SAN to 2 daily year round by adding a morning FLL-SAN flight? At wha...

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by phllax
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 16996

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

NK is using Terminal B, Gate B4 for its 3x daily to Vegas. They're check-in counter however is in Terminal A taking over AS counter. Every gate in BUR is CUTE ready except for WN Gates A1-A6. Gates A7 is still our only full-time 800 ready gate. Still no timetable on the angled J-Lines. Although, as...

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by phllax
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118191

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

One thing to note on BOS-LAX. B6/DL/UA were all running lie flat aircraft during Q1 and AA was not, so it wasn't terrible number, but still not good. Would be interesting to see how the incorporation of A321T did in Q2. I'm struggling to figure out what AS can do to turn around transcon performance...

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by phllax
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 667
Views: 80531

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Today was the first day United offered mainline EWR-BGR operations on 1 daily flight.

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by phllax
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 spaceflex differences
Replies: 7
Views: 3172

Re: A320 spaceflex differences

AirKevin wrote:
phllax wrote:
Another question. I was on a VX/AS spaceflex bird which had ADA capable lavs, with the wall between the 2 being able to open. The B6 Phase 1 bird I was on last week didn't.

So....what exactly is the question.


Isn't there supposed to be an ADA lav?

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by phllax
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 spaceflex differences
Replies: 7
Views: 3172

Re: A320 spaceflex differences

Another question. I was on a VX/AS spaceflex bird which had ADA capable lavs, with the wall between the 2 being able to open. The B6 Phase 1 bird I was on last week didn't.

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by phllax
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5736

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Legally, CO was the surviving entity. Funny how these things work. In California, legally, United Airlines first registered to do business with the state... as People's Express! (which was adsorbed into CO, which was absorbed into UA). https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=01249...

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by phllax
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 260
Views: 44543

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I was on N568JB on Sunday from MCO-LAX and it was great to have the 321 product on the 320! One thing I think I noticed was that there was no longer a single chime when the landing gear was raised. Did they finally get rid of that chime?

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by phllax
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5323

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

United's meal on transcon routes mostly matches what CO was giving for free in Y before they stopped and is served on a tray. Breakfast consists of fruit cup, yogurt and a choice of salty/sweet entrée (has been omelet or pancakes/French Toast). Lunch/Dinner is a small salad, choice of hot entrée and...

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by phllax
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 3910

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

Parts from EA401 went to other TriStars, and there are multiple cases of people on planes that gots the parts seeing the F/E who was in the avionics bay at the time of the crash.

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by phllax
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2520

Re: ORD Runways

I work in Chicago ATC and if I had to guess I would say west flow about 60% of the time. Today for example we are east flow as the current winds are 050 at 14. It has nothing to do with construction or anything like that, just the winds or sometimes weather. If the winds are real bad and we are for...

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by phllax
Fri May 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9858

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

The only place that held onto a "grudge", if you will, was Israel, as their laws state that TWA owed Israeli employees money, and whoever took over that route authority - however long that took - had to pay that bill before any new carrier from the U.S. could begin service. AA eventually ...

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by phllax
Thu May 30, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 383
Views: 44712

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Confirmed the schedule will be released at 8am Herb time, which was pushed back from 5am Herb time. At least it’s finally happening.

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by phllax
Tue May 28, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 16996

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

neighboring affluent communities in LA such as Sherman Oaks and Universal City are already fighting the airport with increased noise levels thanks to the new FAA takeoff procedures/flight paths, so we all here expect some lawsuits over increased ambient noise and traffic congestion. I live in Valle...

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by phllax
Mon May 20, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118191

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how BUR-BOS has been doing since it was re-timed?

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by phllax
Fri May 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19466

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

The issue about the end of mini water bottles brings up a good question about what they'll do in the self-serve marketplace on the Mint 321's.

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by phllax
Fri May 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19466

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Back in the day I used to work at a hotel that only served Pepsi products. Since rum and coke is such a popular order I’d never tell anybody and not a single person out of tens of thousands ever tasted the difference. However if you say “I’ve only got Pepsi” and they’re like “fine then” then the co...

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by phllax
Wed May 15, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321LR question
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: A321LR question

This is actually the new standard configuration, and will be the only one offered sometime in 2020. The 4 door configuration is really no longer being offered as if you are going with the ceo seating configuration, you can use the new ACF door layout.

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by phllax
Sat May 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 16996

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

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Do you have any further updates?

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by phllax
Thu May 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14944

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

The Grenada, Bermuda and Vail routes were all previously flown pre-merger by US, although GND didn't last long. DFW-ACA is also a resumption.

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by phllax
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of PHL Runway 17/35
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: Use of PHL Runway 17/35

At 6,500 feet long and at an elevation of 12.9 ft at the 35 side, it’s an operational no brainer to use when possible. By comparison, Both LGA runways are 7,000 ft at similar elevation and BUR’s main runways are 5,802 (8/26)for landing and 6,886 (15/33) for takeoffs at approx 700 ft elevation, with ...

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by phllax
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 16996

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Update: Current situation has changed from the last couple weeks. AA with new mainline service to and from DFW was using Terminal B and gate B4, but due to the amount of traffic coming in, with Mesa/Skywest(AA) RJ-700s and the B73-8 coming in at banks, airport ops has given them priority handling b...

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by phllax
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15242

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

I marked the routes that appear to have complete suspensions. They recently said that in this route of cuts they focused on poorer performance rather than MAX planned routes, by swapping aircraft around. That tells us that point to point Mexico and leisure transcon are poor. Not surprising. I think...

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by phllax
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14358

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

That's maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but the Philadelphia metro as a whole is a lot poorer than Washington or Boston (per capita income for WAS is $47.4K, for BOS $37.3K, for PHL $22.9K). NYC is under 10% higher for per capita income but 4x larger for population... You are looking at City borders...

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by phllax
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TPA
Replies: 104
Views: 15647

Re: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TP

There was an article on Crankyflyer last week about AA reductions at JFK. Most are due to runway work and they got a waiver from the PA to park the slots during the project. I am sure they got the same with the MAX reductions or they were during the day before the slot restrictions begin.

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by phllax
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14358

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

This report states different. In 2017 the O&D was 67.3% of the almost 15 million passengers. https://www.phl.org/Documents/Business/Reports/Standards.pdf That's 10 million people. Which is quite small. DFW is something like 45% O&D, which while smaller percentage wise, is 3 times the that o...

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by phllax
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR THRNE3 Arrivals
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: BUR THRNE3 Arrivals

ASQX, yes I meant the JANNY. From what I saw on the chart when I pulled it, the THRNE is for VNY, BUR and SMO only. How much of a time saver is it instead of going up through Palmdale and Santa Clarita and down and around? Do you request it when given the chance, or is the natural flow JANNY because...

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by phllax
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR THRNE3 Arrivals
Replies: 2
Views: 972

BUR THRNE3 Arrivals

I have noticed that the new AA flights from DFW to BUR and the WN flight from HOU have been using the THRNE3 arrival into Burbank RWY 8 and 31 instead of going up and through the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valley's before joining the JOVEM4 arrival. I know winds have been an issue, but other flights...

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by phllax
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!
Replies: 140
Views: 16996

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Heard BUR is removing gate A1 so it can angle gates 2,3,4,5,6,7 so every gate can accommodate either 737-800 and A320 .It's also expanding the Airline checked luggage area on the ramp side to accommodate the increase flight schedules. Gate A1 terminal area Will be walled off to add a bigger Ramp br...

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by phllax
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 49335

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

So AA, AS, NK all serve PHL to LAX. Currently AA 6x, AS 1x, and NK 1x daily. I'm aware UA a long time ago to serve PHL-LAX. My question is would the other 2 of the BIG 3 U.S. airlines serve LAX-PHL? Also I noticed that the AS switch the PHL-LAX from morning to night departure 7:45pm for summer 7:25...

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by phllax
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6603

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

I don’t think it’s gone. Looking at FlightAware just now, UA 2418 (EWR) and DL 1503 (DEN) are performing the loop this morning. But B6 224 (JFK) took the more southerly route. Must be based on what ATC feels is best. I've been flying US/AA and B6 321's out of LAX since US began sending them in 2001...

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by phllax
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43133

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

AFAIK, there still has not been any sort of 'big splash' with not a single after-shock. Actually, there has been. I got an email from United on Saturday which said the following: Connecting Californians to the island life since 1947. Up to 36 flights a day from California to Hawaii. We’ve got a 72-...

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by phllax
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6383

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

Are there any pictures of the Mexicana and Air Jamaica 727’s or the TWA 767/L1011 upon arrival at the barn? TW and MX departed from B, but I cannot remember where JM left from in the morning.

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by phllax
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23991

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndxx6oaG6XU
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Maybe they got PQI confused with the Patchikofo Resort where the Concorde landed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndxx6oaG6XU

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by phllax
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13101

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

I flew UA 240 yesterday EWR-LAX in a 78X and we hit 100+ mph headwinds as far down as the low teens on climbout.

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by phllax
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Compass E175 makes emergency landing due to severe turbulence
Replies: 21
Views: 4742

Re: Delta/Compass E175 makes emergency landing due to severe turbulence

I flew LAX-JFK this morning on B6 and we were cruising at FL37 doing 655 mph over Montrose when things got a little wild for 5 minutes. We ultimately descended down to FL35, which was better, but continuous light chop until we hit Kansas. We also lost a lot of our tailwind when we descended too.

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by phllax
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

Re: Frontier and DSM

I lived in DSM for several years and F9 had a reputation of being cheap but fairly unreliable. Anyone who had encountered irregular ops with them likely picked other airlines for key travel. DSM needs a year round west coast non-stop. They have LAS, and PHX with WN and could probably support LAX or...

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by phllax
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4658

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

We usually flew to PBI from PHL, but one year we flew to FLL, which Eastern called Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale. I remember having a meltdown as a little kid in the airport in PHL about having to fly all the way to Los Angeles, before going to Florida, even though my parents tried to tell me that there ...

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by phllax
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118191

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Maybe the flight times on BUR-BOS are hurting things? Personally, getting into Boston at 4 am does not sound appealing. It's not. No T service for another hour, and nowhere to go if you don't live there. But JFK is the only other destination out of Burbank and that flight arrives at 6am which is on...

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by phllax
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha
Replies: 34
Views: 8551

Re: The 717 Saved Hawaiian and ended Aloha

Newer generation 737's were more fuel efficient than the -200's EXCEPT for short run flights under 30min when the fuel savings didn't kick in. I read somewhere there was another issue with the newer engines being unable to cool down sufficiently between flights which meant longer turn around times ...

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by phllax
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8658

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

BOS-PDX-BOS when we have it is a red eye turn. Does the flight deck do that as a turn too? I know years ago when they flew JFK-TUS, the flight crew did it as a turn. It sounded miserable when they mentioned it to me. I'd be sucking on the oxygen mask the whole leg east. Negative. I could be wrong, ...

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