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by phllax
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI 1970’s & 1980’s
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: PBI 1970’s & 1980’s

http://golldiecat.tripod.com/pbi.html

You can also see the old terminal in Police Academy 5.
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You can also see the old terminal in Police Academy 5.

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by phllax
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26953

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

What I'm surprised is that all these BDL flights are not late or red eye flights. Carfield Same thing with LAX-PBI, RDU, CUN, CHS. My guess is that it is due to catering available for Mint and the buy on board when it comes back only available for provisioning in LAX on a round trip basis and not t...

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by phllax
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 95
Views: 15284

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

I wonder if they'd chose Vagar, Faroe Islands as an alternate?

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by phllax
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 95
Views: 15284

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

I wonder if they could also use Vagar, Faroe Islands as an alternative fuel stop?

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by phllax
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 19367

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Let's say this is non-LR NEO configured with 160 seats. What is its realistic range vs LR? I'm assuming it can do LAX-HNL. Can it do BOS/JFK-DUB? LAX-HNL, easily. AA already does that with their A321NEO's. I suspect DUB-BOS is also doable. Azores Airlines operates a 186-seat A321neo (non-LR) on PDL...

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by phllax
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26953

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

The key to this flight is timing. The reason it failed in 2013 was the fact that it was an eastbound red eye. Most people flying this route are either seniors or flying with kids. Neither of which can handle a red eye. Interesting fact why AA ran the red eye. They didn’t have catering in PBI and th...

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by phllax
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26953

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

The key to this flight is timing. The reason it failed in 2013 was the fact that it was an eastbound red eye. Most people flying this route are either seniors or flying with kids. Neither of which can handle a red eye. Interesting fact why AA ran the red eye. They didn’t have catering in PBI and th...

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by phllax
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26953

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

AS flew LAX-CUN for many years and if I recall, the yields didn't justify keeping that flight operating. AS flies to many cities in Mexico from LAX so it's not like they don't know the markets...but that one wasn't a keeper in their opinion. When you don't have AS, DL, UA, and WN each flying the ro...

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by phllax
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1517
Views: 194775

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I don't see today's announcement as a shot against UA. They need to put those A320s to use and there is not enough demand out of JFK/BOS to fly them at the moment. If anything, they already sent the message a couple of months that they want to grow EWR while space is available. They mentioned somet...

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by phllax
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 13745

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

JetBlue has announced service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) Launching December 18, 2020 | 2x weekly - Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) Launching December 18, 2020 | 2x weekly PBI is also getting a non-stop to LA...

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by phllax
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)
Replies: 225
Views: 26953

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
PBI-LAX didn't pan out for AA when they flew it in 2013, but this time on B6 with MINT it could be a winner.


I think the reasons why LAX and LAS to PBI have failed is that it's been a red-eye. That market will work much better eastbound with daylight service.

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by phllax
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245382

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

flyPIT wrote:
PHL-DAB began with 727s, IIRC 1994.


That’s not possible. By 94 the only 727’s were on the Shuttle.

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by phllax
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

And I think that was Florida Gulf at the time- Mesa had a handful of 1900 operators and mushed them all into Air Midwest I think (Liberty Express is another USX operator that YV owned..) Mesa had a bunch of carriers operating under the same umbrella. Air Midwest Florida Gulf Liberty WestAir Mesa De...

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by phllax
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194055

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

A321 N161UW in Tulsa to get Kodiak'd (had been previously Oasis'd). My understanding was that Kodiak only applied to 738s, which part of Kodiak applies to the Oasised 321s? There were a few LUS321s in the new configuration pre COVID 19. Maybe they were "Oasis" and now need to be "Kod...

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by phllax
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

As mentioned above, LWB which I flew a few times for an annual summer work project in WV, from NY. A mostly empty flight with gorgeous views. I was usually the only person on the flight NOT going to the Greenbrier. I would always try and sit upfront and with no cockpit door, it was an avgeek's drea...

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by phllax
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1517
Views: 194775

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

It is FLL point of sale. South Florida is a massive outbound market for skiing. Vail’s second largest O&D market is Miami (and AA flies it daily). Miami-Vail is so large that AA even flew it in the summer, but the return back to Miami would need to stop in Denver so it proved inefficient. Why w...

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by phllax
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245382

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Boof02671 wrote:
They tried it for like a week or so tried BOS too. Didn’t work and they are down one 321T as the one in JFK is a write off.


Is that official now? I know the other thread with regards to that incident last had a post 8 months ago.

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by phllax
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1517
Views: 194775

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

If were a betting man, and based on past actions out of JFK to the Caribbean such as GND and CUR, I would bet besides LIR and the normal Mexican resort destinations of PVR and SJD they would go to ACA, MZT and IXT. All of these were previously served from LA by multiple carriers, with AS Being the o...

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by phllax
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4493

Re: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?

Delta also had the rights before AA, but it operated sporadically.

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by phllax
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14069

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

Was there a point they made them with only the “Airbus” type plug door, or did they offer the fold down door with steps as well throughout production?

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by phllax
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 363
Views: 60412

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Has any indication been given yet what will replace the stations who had 737-700 service such as Burbank, Key West, Tegucigalpa and Orange County?

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by phllax
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Eastern Airlines announces flights to Los Cabos

I wonder how much of this is a pre-emptive strike against B6, who more than likely will be starting SJD from LAX and JFK within the year. UA does operate from EWR, but weekly.

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by phllax
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35584

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

If we remove NK's fare data on PHL-LAX and put premium product on there, would that make it more competitive to BOS in fare/demand level? I do think IAD-LAX makes more sense than PHL It certainly doesn't make PHL more competitive on a demand level. Comparing airport pairs in 2019Q2, excluding NK, L...

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by phllax
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1517
Views: 194775

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Taking a look at what I think their west coast strategy can look like a few years. Looking strictly at Cali airport for now. First the secondary airports: BUR - 2x A321N to JFK does really well and 1x A320 to BOS does poorly. I would assume those stay as is and they will add a flight to EWR since t...

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by phllax
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?

There is an exception I know of, and it is the SR-71 Blackhawk which is currently at the SAC museum between Lincoln and Omaha. They say it can be taken down from where it hangs and be in the air in about 3 hours.

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by phllax
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10424

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Very interesting, including that Ireland service with an A300... Could it do it nonstop?


Just barely. AA flew JFK/BOS - London right after 9/11 briefly with A300's and I remember them having issues Westbound of course.

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by phllax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: V Ref Speed Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

V Ref Speed Question

Hello, Is it possible in a STOL or any commercial airplane for V1 to be after Vr and V2 if the runway is long enough and the headwind component is strong enough? One would think it could be possible on DEN's 34L, which is 16,000 feet long? Also, for the pro's out there, if coming in to land do you e...

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by phllax
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79094

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

B6 schedule is up, using 12/15 as an example To SJU at 2:25 pm - 7:11 pm From SJU at 10:35 - 1:30 pm To PBI at 11 am - 1:34 pm To PBI at 6:25pm - 9:01 pm From PBI at 7:45 am - 10:13 am From PBI at 3:10 pm - 5:40 Pm To RSW at 9:35 am - 12:23 pm From RSW at 1:10 pm - 3:45 pm To TPA at 2:15 pm - 4:40 p...

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by phllax
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79094

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Also looks like a nice push by B6 into PHL. Been waiting for SJU for a while now but even MORE Florida routes. It's getting dizzy keeping track.. PHL-MCO, PBI 2x PHL-TPA, SJU, RSW 1x http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2020/06-18-2020-143034427 It's crazy to think ...

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by phllax
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79094

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

But let me tell ya. As AA Gold for the last 6 years and having been granted status already for 2021 because of Covid, I will 100% be inclined to test out these flights. Always wanted to give B6 a whirl. I have flow B6 to FLL before. So worth it. Though I was on the older product it was still amazin...

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by phllax
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: AA and QQ vs. AA and JI

USAirALB wrote:
I seem to recall them having A320s at one point as well.


When I was going to GW in the mid-90's, we would see the 320 show up on the River visual to DCA in the afternoons. I think it also went to FLL and BOS.

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by phllax
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6963

Re: Us Air flight 1549

Tell that to JetBlue. Their A320 #3 and #4 flight attendants have never used the cabin facing aisle jumpseat in their 20 year history. Try again. The cabin Direct Viewing requirements are an aircraft certification requirement, applying to more modern types including the A320. This is how the aircra...

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by phllax
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6963

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The flight was full so that means 150 passengers and 3 crewmembers (1 FA per 50 passenger). Absolutely the jumpseat that the aft FA sat on had a lot to do with her injuries. In fact the NTSB recommended aft facing jumpseats as far back as the ALM 180 ditching. But of course the FAA ignored it. Just...

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by phllax
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79094

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

How many gates does F9 use at the airport? I believe it’s 4. I’m curious as to how much expansion they can do with the gates they use They could probably do 7-8 flights a day per gate. Perhaps they made an agreement with B6 for partial use of their gate? I could see them doing about 7-8 flights a d...

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by phllax
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260797

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

This is an interesting photo. A lot more of the interior was changed than I remembered, but really I only took one flight on them before about 2006. Looks like they changed the PSU color from black to white, also changed out the seatbelt/no-smoking signs from black to white, and added the lighting ...

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by phllax
Fri May 29, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74616

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Ran through LAX & SAN, both under 100 departures (97 & 95 respectively) for Nov 13th You would think they would try to expand in LAX right now They may be freaked by our Covid-19 numbers growth, but there's a few things you need to know about it. 1. Anyone residing in the County of Los Ange...

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by phllax
Thu May 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10598

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

USAir, having slots a plenty at DCA also connected the dots and added DCA-BOS to the shuttle service. Slowly USAir/USAIrways took over full ownership of the airline and it was integrated into USAirways. USAir operated "hourly best" service between Boston and EWR, PHL and DCA with differen...

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by phllax
Thu May 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74616

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

737max8 wrote:
LGB-AUS?

Definitely did not see that one coming.

All of the DEN/STL/BNA/ATL stuff makes sense.



That is purely speculation that B6 will be gone from LGB by that time. This is one of those flights that have remained throughout all the cuts and does well for them.

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by phllax
Mon May 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15513

Re: United DC-10's

In the 80s United started PHL-SFO nonstop and for many years it was a DC10. Often PHL-SFO-HNL-LIH While not wanting to get too far offtopic, the Feb 1985 Official Airline Guide indicates no SFO-PHL nonstops by anyone....even if UA may have had one stops on the route. I would not have believed it if...

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by phllax
Fri May 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1517
Views: 194775

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

With VS terminating Gatwick flights, I have to wonder if B6 could be in a position to try their hand at Gatwick flights from BOS and JFK, along with possibly ORY as well. The idea of TATL is low-risk, as the planes could always be reallocated to other routes instead, or downgraded to standard A21Ns...

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by phllax
Fri May 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7024

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

The departure early in the morning is fine, although prolly an hour earlier than it needs to be or should be; the 2 am arrival is atrocious and will not succeed. (The question that comes to mind is what is that a/c doing at JFK between 3 pm (when it arrives) and 11 pm, when it departs from NYC? Why...

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by phllax
Wed May 06, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79094

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Besides that issue, there's also the fact that gates B13-16, the A East ticketing lobby and baggage claim are not in the City/County of Philadelphia. A Security is split down the middle. The customer service desk next to B10 is literally sitting on the Philadelphia side of the county border line. I...

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by phllax
Tue May 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 79094

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

First Tuesday under AA's new schedule. It was known that few departures would happen on Tuesday, per FlightRadar24, there will be 18 AA flights, 16 flights by other airlines (8 of which are Southwest), 40 UPS, and 1 FX. Only non-hub flights today for AA are ORH and ART. Surprisingly, terminal F is ...

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by phllax
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13885

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

enilria wrote:
The stuff not dropped is now the more interesting part
*AF MIA-PAP MAY 0.5>0.2[0.6]


This flight is a lifeline for the French Caribbean. Cargo and other essential food stuffs are what is keeping it going.

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by phllax
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5575

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

CO953 wrote:
I flew MSY-LAX on a late SWA nonstop flight on Monday, arriving about 11pm. About 30 passengers.


What was the onboard service and experience like?

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by phllax
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5575

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

Burbank has closed Terminal B, and consolidated ops in Terminal A. United is using A5, Delta is using A6, Alaska is using A7, WN is using A8 & A9 right now, which allows them to bring in 800's. JetBlue and Spirit have suspended operations. Delta has suspended the ATL flight, but has kept 3x SLC....

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by phllax
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 727 operations in Asia?
Replies: 24
Views: 3924

Re: NW 727 operations in Asia?

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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
uconn99 wrote:
Bit off topic but I remember NW flying A320's within Asia, is that correct?


It is correct. Out of the back of my mind I think they flew in between the 727s and the 757s.


The only NW Airbus 320’s to have IFE, albeit in the form of audio only.

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by phllax
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35052

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I can't recall every destination US served ex FLL but I know they started off with BWI/BOS/CUN/GUA/BDL/KIN/NAS/LGA/MCO/PTY/PLS/SJO/SJU/TPA/SAL. BDA and EYW were later added and I seem to recall EWR and PVD being attempted as well. I am not sure if any routes were express, although I remember FLL-EY...

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by phllax
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35052

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Considering that Spirit has had a Latin American hub at FLL for nearly 15 years now, it probably would have worked out for US Airways if they had stuck with it. US did not have the cost base to ever make it work. Spirit was not and is not saddled with high legacy costs and debts while also trying t...

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by phllax
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35052

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Don’t think this has been mentioned yet. US tried a lot of things. Anyone remember the convertible F seats (may have been marketed as Business). These were in domestic aircraft. Similar to European business class. Blocked middle seat with armrests that moved in towards the middle seat. I don’t beli...

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