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by spinkid
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 22
Views: 5969

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

I have found that the luggage beneath the seats in an exit row having to be in the overhead bin has changed its level of enforcement. It used to be always. Not it seems airline optional.

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by spinkid
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7281

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

SWF-EDI was to be dropped permnanently last March, it ended early when the MAX shut down hit. They are flying thin as it is with them idle and wet leasing all kinds of aircraft to cover all kinds of routes, so I wouldn't expect finalizations.

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by spinkid
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13230

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

Love seeing another US-PTP option open up. With DY gone, there are much fewer seats headed there. ATL on AF and MIA on AA. I didn't realize AF had cut PTP, or perhaps made it seasonal somehow. Otherwise they must have seen something in DY's FLL numbers that made them feel they could make this work ...

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by spinkid
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3339

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

B6 1752 BOS-ACK 1st missed approach as well. It's scary because of it not being able to land due to weather. I bet the passengers on the flight are shaking their heads because they couldn't land after 3 tries! Not really scary at all. It's not as if there aren't 3 options to divert (HYA, PVD, BOS) ...

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by spinkid
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10956

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Maybe they are planning Midwest/East to markets in Hawaii 2-3X weekly, maybe more from bigger cities. Its a sun destination that hasn't seen that 2-3X weekly strategy in the numbers we see to Florida and Las Vegas.

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by spinkid
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11502

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen... it was CARRY-ON luggage, Einstein! "oh" -- indeed! Still, it was gate checked. If it was that important, she should have removed it. In Delta's defense I have a feeling that an awful lot of customers who h...

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by spinkid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian’s Fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Norwegian’s Fleet

They also have 18 737MAX. Mostly registered to Norwegian Air International, but also to Norwegian Air Shuttle and Norwegian Air Sweden.

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by spinkid
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19757

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Has nobody learned yet that there might be more to the story???? Maybe this is what happened AA flight canceled they don’t have anything immediately to help for it scrambling around Delta gets asked they have an answer for it they step the in. It’s 2019 everybody should have enough experience and r...

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by spinkid
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA
Replies: 25
Views: 3400

Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA

Spirit Airlines is starting service to/from Nashville, TN (BNA) to Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI), Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL), New Orleans, LA (MSY), Las Vegas, NV (LAS), Orlando, FL (MCO) and Tampa, FL (TPA). Daily, beginning October 10th. Tampa begins in November. See announcement link below. h...

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by spinkid
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?
Replies: 24
Views: 3117

Re: Spirit About To Announce Sarasota?

https://www.spirit.com/en/flights-to-sarasota So this website exists and mentions LAS/IAH/DFW/BWI-SRQ routes. Is this a new page they're setting up for a new city announcement? If those are the real markets I’m sure the airport is crazy happy. All are really risky except BWI IMHO. I would not expec...

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by spinkid
Thu May 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9794

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Chances are these Ethiopian passengers fly very rarely, if ever. So a touch and go in bad weather can understandably be a stressful experience. So we might cut them some slack and not use their misfortune to boast about our own self-perceived toughness and bravery... oh wait... it‘s to late for tha...

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by spinkid
Wed May 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6039

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

A few months ago, at the end of the JOON-period, I flew CPT-CDG with them in Business and forgive me, but I seriously disliked the experience: for one, the blue mood lighting (anti-junky-shoot-light I call it) had a very bad effect on the perceived meal quality: it made all the food look grey / old...

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by spinkid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8757

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

I understand. Its frustrating, but they are sort of a victim of their Geography. It benefits in that they can reach any major international destination just by making one stop in numerous directions on a short first hop. PIT, PHL, JFK, IAD, CLT, BOS, DTW, and same with trans pac and South America th...

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by spinkid
Tue May 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15735

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Lots of DL 744 pilots went to the 359. If you read the APC forums, there's lots of sour grapes about it - allegedly many (most?) are hitting retirement age shortly after transition, including some aging out while still in training. Who's upset about it? Senior pilots are exercising their seniority ...

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by spinkid
Tue May 28, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Frontier Canada or Spririt Colombia when there is Easyjet Switzerland and Thai VietJet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Why No Frontier Canada or Spririt Colombia when there is Easyjet Switzerland and Thai VietJet?

Hopefully the title says it all. In Europe, Asia, and even parts of south America we have a more (or somewhat, sorta) more established name brand operating under a different host company. SE Asia came to mind first with Thai VietJet, Thai Air Asia, Indonesia Air Asia Easyjet Switzerland, All of the ...

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by spinkid
Tue May 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7723

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

I'm making this a separate thread on its own, any thoughts on why DL wouldn't want to look at LAL in the same light as AA would? Either way AA will get a nice incentive package for doing this of course if they go through with it, does anyone else think 3x daily is a bit much to start with though? F...

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by spinkid
Mon May 20, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2686

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

LightChop2Chop wrote:
Jayce wrote:
What happens to the 767s this winter? All it’s flying seems to be taken by the 787.


YYC/YYZ-CUN/PUJ/HAV/MBJ turns perhaps...


That would make sense. I'm not sure how long they planned to keep them, but with the Max out of service they won't be going anywhere soon.

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by spinkid
Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41746

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

WeatherPilot wrote:
Why do those of you perpetuate this rumor without cessation. It's all ad nauseum at this point.



where are the mods when we need them!!!

I will now ad the necessary "this is an example of the downfall of a.net"

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by spinkid
Thu May 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49791

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

This play is more about keeping Onex from getting their hands on AT and creating a beach head in Eastern Canada. I don’t think acquiring AT was in Onex’s plans. That was my thought as well. This is not about wanting Air Transat, but making sure no one else (with deep pockets) gets them. This concep...

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by spinkid
Wed May 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14859

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

More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. But would Northwest Arkansas be what it is today if Walmart was headquartered elsewhere? I highly doubt it... Of course not, the area would be hit pretty hard if Walmart left...but my point, wh...

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by spinkid
Wed May 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. FAA downgrades Costa Rica air safety rating
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

Re: U.S. FAA downgrades Costa Rica air safety rating

Costa Rican carriers with U.S service are LACSA(Avianca) and Volaris Costa Rica. They can continue to serve existing service to the US, but will not be allowed to establish new routes - which likely hurts Volaris the most as its in expansion mode with Costa Rican subsidiary. Also codesharing with U...

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by spinkid
Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4303

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

So is this saying that if you fly to Venezuela you are banned from flying to the USA. No. Just saying that direct flights between the two countries are no longer possible. You can still fly between them via a third country. Precisely. It puts Venezuela in a position like BEY. U.S. Security official...

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by spinkid
Sat May 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does KE/DL not have a 7-9am ICN-SIN flight!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Why does KE/DL not have a 7-9am ICN-SIN flight!?

I guess if we wordsmith it, lot of SE Asian destinations don't have morning flights on Korean. Maybe they have just ceded this one to Singapore.

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by spinkid
Tue May 07, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6487

Re: California Pacific for sale

I'm sure its someone who is looking for a certificate. They might have some temporary service on those old routes, but i wouldn't expect anything long term

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by spinkid
Thu May 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6139

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Oh yeah, I forgot about these guys. I saw their 757 parked in KEF twice on my last trip.

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by spinkid
Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5296

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

and if there are NO flights in and out, how do people escape? or return to protect their family and property? Its obviously not a place most of us want to be right now, so people will pay what they need to travel there. I'd guess very few people are weighing the pros and cons of Venezuela vs Colombi...

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by spinkid
Wed May 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5296

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

I'm surprised that many were still operating. Is anyone left overnighting their crew in CCS? We had a recent thread about this. Maybe AF was still closer to Paris to just make a U Turn rather than divert. I would assume they returned due to security issues brought on by the current civil unrest in C...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Re: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations

I believe SkyGreece used 747s that led to their quick ending.as wel

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7234

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

Quite interesting. Under destinations they also list
Barbados
Argentina
Chile
Montreal.

Perhaps this is where we will be seeing all these Eastern 767's flying in the near future.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8084

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

WOW! Now I can fly between CUN and some city I’ve never heard of at 2 PM on Wednesday with only 28 inches of legroom. :D At least fares will be lower... I’m thinking CVG will be among the first to see service to Mexico. Some of us live in those cities and are quite happy to hear this news. My fligh...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2484

Re: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?

Proximity of FLL to MIA notwithstanding it is quite surprising that UA very recently cut SFO-MIA (again). If nothing else, Miami tends to be a much more luxurious destination than Fort Lauderdale... the Luxury of Miami is really centralized to the Lincoln Road and beachfront area of Miami Beach. It...

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by spinkid
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9875

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

I'm not sure who wins the award in this thread for being singled out more than anyone else. You should all think about the fact you fly very often. That increases your chances of getting searched right there. As for the original topic. As several have mentioned, it makes complete sense. African and ...

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 29
Views: 7747

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Yes. This topic needs it own thread. The larger thread is way too unmanageable at this point. I can cover Norwegian on the Atlantic Side of their Max Operations. It has settled into the following. From Enrilia' weekly OAG update, this is where things are at now D8 BGO-SWF JUL 0.3>0[0.3] D8 DUB-PVD J...

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 7993

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

Had they not dropped SIN earlier they could have offered round the world LCC service.

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3469

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

According to this photo in the database. The comments say they are up to 5 767s now. I didn't realize Swift and Eastern were no longer related. btw, VERY NICE reference to Soap https://www.airliners.net/photo/Eastern-Air-Lines/Boeing-767-336-ER/5479345?qsp=eJwtjEEKwjAQRa8is3YjgovuLLhW0AsMya8GaxNmBtp...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7220

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Lets just call a spade for what it is. AA is trolling B6 as usual, they did the same in CLT with NK. They have the money to waste for now but when the fuel goes up they’ll be crying... I have to agree. It was my first thought. AA could have added this route ages ago, but chose not to. As others hav...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?

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I did a google search. this was the first result. Las Vegas is on the list.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14546

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Is it really a good idea to have a place that is closed on Sundays be a vendor at an airport? It is probably fine at larger airports where it is just one of many but at smaller airports losing one of your vendors on a busy travel day seems like a bad idea. THIS is exactly what I was thinking regard...

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7220

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

jetBlue somehwat announced this route when they had their europe announcement. It looks like American is beating them to it.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 8803

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

There is an important percentage of the Ecuadorian community in NY coming from the provinces of Azuay and Cañar, having GYE as the closest international airport (about 3 hours drive) and of course a big VFR market in Guayaquil as well. I'm not sure if they are in Queens. I live in Danbury, CT. We a...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14547

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I used to joke that Canada should have offered to Fidel to make Cuba Canada's 11th province. We could have enticed him with a permanent seat in the Senate. Then Canadians would have been able to spend their winter dollars in Canada instead of another country. Plus, being just a 90 mile ferry ride a...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19541

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

Is South Africa popular for Americans now? Fairly so. Plus a lot of South Africans have made the US their home. Agreed, nothing crazy in terms of increased demand, but plenty of VFR. I live in the greater New York area and have several relatives needing home health aides. Between two people, we've ...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3469

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

I believe they still retain at least one 737-800. Swift purchased their remnants along with Dynamic Airways and acquired the 767's from them. Swift Air owns the rights to the Eastern branding, but they just seem to be using the Aircraft acquired as part of their typical leasing under Swift Air. Rega...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154651

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

It is said in the Icelandic media that they plan to get their AOC by flying for a "significant" european airline for the first few months. I wonder if Icelandair could be the 49% owner that they suggest in the news and will use this to solve their max problem? More likely Norwegian as the...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2701

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Cointrin330 wrote:
Long Island MacArthur 1998
New York/LGA 2009
Newark 2010


Since when is islip nyc? Lol



Since we started new threads to ask questions that can be answered by searching the internet.

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9408

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

let's see how the economics will run on this flight considering how it went as a nightmare for Norwegian due to external factors & problems relating to load factor with on their Gatwick to JFK service. How was it a nightmare for Norwegian? As far as I know, the delays out of JFK because of limi...

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by spinkid
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14664

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

Ouch! combined with the Max being out of service this is not what anyone wants to deal with right now.

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3757

Re: Sudan - what now?

You can't be serious. Try Mogadishu next. I agree with this guy. I felt perfectly safe in Khartoum. People are friendly and don't look at you like a walking wallet unlike other African countries. I had shopkeepers chase me down the street with a couple Sudanese pounds (cause I didn't bother waiting...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5690

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

The second iteration of Midwest Airlines is to buy Ultimate Jet Charters and begin operations from MKE to LUK, MCI, and MSP on July 31, 2019. The service will take place on only weekdays, and will utilize former skyway airlines Fairchild 328JET and Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft. After raising almost 100...

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