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by usxguy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 21
Views: 5006

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

kimimm19 wrote:
Already being discussed in the Swiss Aviation thread.


This is what I am really hating about airliners.net.

Many of us don't read each of these regional threads.

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by usxguy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13414

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Im not a smoker, but this is a shame. The smoking lounges were a good escape for many.

Smoking helps calm nerves and whatnot and the rooms didn't seem to cause others any problems....

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 4932

Re: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

I am SO not feeding the trolls, but since when was JetBlue's performance actually good? Not sure I've ever heard of JetBlue being on time, and not being a basher, but I think the last on-time JetBlue flight I had was from SJU to FLL years ago. Everything else has been 20-45 mins late. Some of the s...

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 4932

Re: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

I am SO not feeding the trolls, but since when was JetBlue's performance actually good? Not sure I've ever heard of JetBlue being on time, and not being a basher, but I think the last on-time JetBlue flight I had was from SJU to FLL years ago. Everything else has been 20-45 mins late. Some of the st...

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by usxguy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

YEG is a taj mahal of airports, a $30 AIF is insane. Especially since YEG still charges the same amount of rent to airlines at comparable non-Canadian airports...

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by usxguy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5250

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

I guess a better question is- are these carve-outs TRUE meals or do they just get to pick something from the Buy on Board catalogue/offerings. Those aren't quite "real" meals since its nornally just a wrap/salad/sandwich with sometime chips or something. I believe I read that UA EWR/HNL is...

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by usxguy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18452

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Re: NH and F. The wealthy Asian traffic has rebounded in Hawai'i. There *is* demand for a non-Y/non-cattle class product and I believe NH is doing their best to capture and own that market. NH is also not a HUGE participant in the ZED program, so I doubt you'll see any non-revs in those upper classe...

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by usxguy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9556

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Mokulele is supposed to be testing an electric-powered aircraft on Kahului-Hana sometime later this year.

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by usxguy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139711

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Where does the report say the radios weren't working? The pilots were talking to ATC... it was ::: here ::: on this thread where it was speculated the radios were fried.

They didn't declare an emergency, just said they were coming back.

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by usxguy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6770

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

EYW needs to extend that runway to accommodate flights to YYZ. Why? There's already service to EWR and ORD. I would think YYZ is possible using the existing runway. The locals won't support expansion of the runway. The locals b*tched to the heavens about "all that noise" when Delta brough...

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19753

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

But AA would have to push control over to Delta or reissue those flight coupons. Airlines just can't arbitrarily try to "grab" an ETR.

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11716

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Gosh I bet those up in Juneau and much of Alaska are salivating at the thought of using an airport they can pop in and out of quickly such as PAE, as Washington state is such a large part of their social and resource chain. Pop into PAE for a day or two. Reconnect with associates, family, and other...

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14862

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

I'm not sure we can use a Sabre or GDS inventory to really accurately tell you how busy or full a flight is. Some airlines like Alaska & United, will reopen a lot of buckets in their matrix to keep certain fares open. I've been on a few flights with almost every bucket open/showing 9, yet the fl...

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by usxguy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14001

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

They apparently had no clue that it’s a Customs’ law in probably every country that you have to pick up your bag when you first enter the country and clear Customs with it. Not necessarily true. I've connected in NRT multiple times and unless anything has changed since 2006, I've never had to do th...

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by usxguy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19754

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

But for Air Italy to go public with this, they very well could have had an agreement with AA for AOG/parts. That's normal in the airline business. And its normal for competitors to "help" eachother. Otherwise, you'd be forced to keep spare parts and AMT/A&P/Inspectors at ALL of your st...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11716

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I kind of think in a way the market has spoken to Alaska. People want to go nonstop from PAE and not connect in PDX unless it is to get home to PAE during a weather or maintenance misconnect. Sure PDX is a convenient plus option as an alternative to the hourly shuttle at SEA for granola Northwester...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11716

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Alaska could also axe the 9pm PAE-PDX and 7amish PDX-PAE flight without causing uproar. Well it might piss off 2 or 3 passengers. Are the load factors on those flights low? Those 2 are by far the weakest. I don't even want to publicly disclose loads, but uh, yeah. I'm surprised they just don't canc...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6068

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

And did a few mins of research about WN's connecting flights. SFO-LAS today 1078 -> continued to RNO 2185 -> on to DAL, CMH, and eventually PHX. 2143 -> on to SAN 1478 -> Local 1519 -> PHX 1732 -> PHX SJC-SNA 2111 -> LAS, MAF 1571 -> Orig. in PDX 503 - xcld 448 - Local 1963 -> LAS, DEN 866 and 1230 ...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6068

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

Unfortunately its hard to really compare AS and WN. On all these intra-CA flights, a large chunk, if not majority, are continuing legs. Most of Alaska's flights are point-to-point, or link to a hub. SNA-SMF on WN may continue to PDX, GEG, SLC, etc. SMF-SAN may go on to HOU/ABQ/PHX, etc. So WN has be...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11716

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Alaska could also axe the 9pm PAE-PDX and 7amish PDX-PAE flight without causing uproar. Well it might piss off 2 or 3 passengers.

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations

rumor is he hit a log

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

I think we will see SFO-PHX become a regular route.

However, I think Alaska execs said their growth will be nearly flat (well 2%) for the next year.

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by usxguy
Fri May 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight

SkyBahamas is still around? I thought they were down to just a 1900 and doing FPO/NAS. I saw their counter in MHH and no one around (nor signs of flight times, etc)

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by usxguy
Fri May 31, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Silver Cancels Planned FLL-New Bight

Super beautiful island, and I'm guessing the Out Island Promotion Board or MOT was subsidizing it, because Silver/Gulfstream previously ran this using 1900s way back in the day. I'm guessing it has something to do with 3M's ATR issues (not getting them on cert quick enough) as I don't think the Saab...

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by usxguy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18452

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

PVL has no TSA and it takes forever to get TSA into a new airport.

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by usxguy
Thu May 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41738

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I am going to sh*t my pants if we do see Brad & Robin sharing a podium this summer announcing a tie up.

But this thread reminds me of the old Boeing v Airbus threads from 20 years ago....

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by usxguy
Thu May 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6305

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

Uh, JetBlue and Southwest aren't full service carriers though. Neither has First Class, lounges, commuter feed, nor do they focus on "hub" activity. Alaska does. Seattle acts as a hub and not a spoke.

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by usxguy
Thu May 30, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2823

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Air Canada prints one in their Navi magazine

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by usxguy
Wed May 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41738

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Someone better tell Southwest they need to exit all of the Caribbean, everything east of the Mississippi, all of the Pacific Northwest, and everything north of the Oklahoma/Kansas border. Northwest Airlines should have also been considered a failure and NEVER should have been in Detroit. Or Minneap...

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by usxguy
Tue May 28, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41738

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Someone better tell Southwest they need to exit all of the Caribbean, everything east of the Mississippi, all of the Pacific Northwest, and everything north of the Oklahoma/Kansas border. Northwest Airlines should have also been considered a failure and NEVER should have been in Detroit. Or Minneapo...

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by usxguy
Tue May 28, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining 737-200s in service
Replies: 32
Views: 5715

Re: Remaining 737-200s in service

Air North's C-GANV flew off a few mos ago to GSO for some work and then she'll go to an operator in Quebec. They wanted a passenger version of the -200, but not sure who it went to.

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by usxguy
Sat May 25, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10772

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Honolulu County is looking at adding some significant taxes this year, not to hurt tourists, but to pay for their (failing) HART - light rail project. Its superbly overbudget and delayed.

One of the taxes is in fact a bed-tax.

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by usxguy
Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7719

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

and I-4 isn't expanding anytime soon. What was once a 40 minute drive Tampa/Orlando (Disney) is now varying between 75 to 120+ minutes. Add in a car crash, and you are sitting for another 2 hours.

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by usxguy
Tue May 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22212

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I think that's where their tour operation used to be based, but they had 2 buildings in Maitland - one by the post office and another just behind it where the execs offices are/were. The owners live in Winter Park.

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by usxguy
Mon May 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 101
Views: 25462

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

hard to believe some of these Q's are 18 years old >_<

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by usxguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19322

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

lort... when Alaska Air stopped serving Jones Soda it didn't even garner THIS much attention!

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by usxguy
Mon May 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41738

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

If Alaska & JetBlue merge, I hope they both dump their sugar drink offerings and go back to Jones Cola :)

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by usxguy
Sun May 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines question
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: San Juan Airlines question

135 cut off is 9 seats, fwiw

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by usxguy
Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22212

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Didn't VIA pay to airline folks to/from the plane from their homes -- and not even require pilots to live in base (if base even existed).

I can tell ya that will get expensive, FAST. And airlines don't give waivers and favors to airline staff either when on revenue tickets...

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by usxguy
Fri May 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22212

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Uh. I beg to differ. Mokulele Airlines has NEVER had to cancel a flight due to lack of crew** (except for the super rare exceptions of sick calls and they can't reposition someone in time). And they were the first Caravan oper...

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by usxguy
Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3493

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

Did you know if an airline employee boards a passenger to the US who is NOT eligible to be here, or have the proper paperwork, the airline *must* pay for transportation BACK to the point of origin? Did you know that an airline doesn't know what a person's intentions are and that if the person prese...

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by usxguy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11835

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

With the CAD up against the USD at nearly $1.34, I think YVR might be able to actually suck some traffic OUT of BLI and SEA.... Canadians aren't flocking to BLI/SEA like they used to...

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by usxguy
Wed May 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22212

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

so no more Embraer 120s for them??

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by usxguy
Wed May 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3493

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

And of course politics gets drawn into this. I thought liberals were against bullying? Or was that only when they are being bullied? I cross the border more times in a month than people do in their lifetime. What's happening along the US-Mexico border is absurd *and* a crisis. If this were the airpo...

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by usxguy
Wed May 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22212

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 5006

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

AC probably needs that 787-9 somewhere else.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11835

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

They've already got a lot of super structure/girders up for the D gate expansion... didn't realize it was ONLY going to add 6 gates, just looked like it would be a lot larger than that.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 5006

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

and I just flew YVR-HNL roundtrip in an AC 787-9... the flights had a few open seats, but we were taking a lot of palletized air cargo.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11835

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Saw YVR's INTL concourse expansion - how many more gates will that bring?

The Seattle INTL expansion doesn't really add MANY gates - it just makes current domestic gates available *as* international from what I read.

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