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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48491

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

Didn't AS (or operated by Skywest) already announce adding routes from some of these cities that look a lot like replacing AA? It would make a lot of sense to let AS run flights even to the AA hubs...except for having to connect to AA metal.... Out of LAX yes, but AA just doubled down on MFR, EUG, ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69230

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

MFR watchers: enjoyed watching a Navy P3 Orion doing touch and goes at MFR this morning. Nice slow and low patterns over town, shining in the sun, with retro smoke trails.. Not sure why it's here; looking for submarines in Crater Lake? We get them pretty often in EUG. I assumed they were just pract...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed May 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69230

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Agreed, that's a heck of a list.

I do know F9 flew EUG-DEN briefly in 2013-2014, they changed their minds pretty quickly (as they tend to do). I suppose the "old" Frontier might have as well, but more recently it was F9.

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed May 13, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103243

Re: Flight Global: Mitsubishi to halve SpaceJet budget, review M100 development

keesje wrote:
Maybe Airbus can throw a life line. Seems to fit nicely inbetween the ATR's and A220's, maybe assemble in Mobile.


Sure, and maybe they can get the CRJ while they're at it, and just keep on suckin' up the orphan jet programs as though they were Pokemon. Gotta catch 'em all.

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 506
Views: 69230

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

AA LAX-MFR JUN 1.0>0.1[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0.5[1.0] B6 BOS-PDX JUN 1.3>0.7[1.1 *DL HND-PDX APR 0.8>0.3[0] F9 DEN-PDX AUG 0.6>2[1.9] NOV 0>0.6[1.4] F9 LAS-PDX AUG 0.2>0.6[0] SEP 0>0.5[0] OCT 0>0.6[0] NOV 0>0.2[0.3] NK LAS-PDX SEP 0.8>3[3] NOV 0>1.7[2] PDX weakens for SY *SY BNA-PDX AUG 0.6>0...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20473

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

I got a few posts into that absurd playground fight and gave up. I'm not going back and reading all that foolishness. Regardless, the SEA garbage fire has been getting worse for at least all of 2019. The last time I complained to AS about yet another connection screwup, they blithely suggested I try...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 College Football Charters Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 21066

Re: 2019 College Football Charters Thread

A first November weekend without any updates of college football charters; I didn't do mine because Mizzou is having a bye week, then will do another road game at Georgia on 11/9; anyone keeping up with college football charters this weekend? I wasn't paying super close attention at the time, but h...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results
Replies: 51
Views: 12797

Re: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results

With that in mind, now that the financial impact of the merger seems to be in the past, I'd love to see the airline crack its wallet a bit for a couple of improvements. First, it seems like standards for cabin deep cleaning have gone downhill a bit lately. Maybe it's just bad luck, but I've been on...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186235

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Looking at the whole year, it seems like the winter weather in late February/early March put the numbers behind what they would be otherwise - at least in EUG, the YTD figures were below 2018 until Aug/Sep when they have just caught up by less than 1%. Not sure if the weather impact in PDX was as se...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30848

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

Acquiring another airline to account for an aircraft shortage is the most Wall Street idea ever. This. When coming up with this ludicrous idea, someone at Stifel thought it'd be fun to roll a hand grenade into a room and run like hell. Pretty much. It seems like, if WN thought their problems would ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28869

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Is there a chance some of these are being overanalyzed? Like, I could also say Aegean's 3 comes from the fact that Greece is kind of a crossroads between 3 continents, or how the F in QF means flight or whatever people seem to think, but I think apart from those who inherited codes from mergers or ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 College Football Charters Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 21066

Re: 2019 College Football Charters Thread

Colorado @ Oregon arriving: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2529/history/20191010/1925Z/KDEN/KEUG departing: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2529/history/20191012/0705Z/KEUG/KDEN Also what appears to be two more positioning flights: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2545/history/2...

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 College Football Charters Thread
Replies: 146
Views: 21066

Re: 2019 College Football Charters Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KEUG/KSFO

(this is what it takes for AS to operate anything other than a Q400 out of EUG, grrrrr...)
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Oregon @ Stanford:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KEUG/KSFO

(this is what it takes for AS to operate anything other than a Q400 out of EUG, grrrrr...)

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam
Replies: 44
Views: 16648

Re: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam

It seems like an accident that could have happened anywhere - in fact it did happen at the hangar in Maine where the Lufthansa Starliner was being restored. Hopefully it's not a bad omen as we know how that project turned out.

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186235

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure about Eugene but AS needs to focus more on their No.2 hub and fill some of the major unserved routes from PDX. Thanks for the update Jbpdx!! I couldn't agree with you more about Alaska needing to focus more on its Portland hub, but when I express the same sentiments on this site I end up g...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186235

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for posting, that's very interesting stuff. Because I happened to be looking at the July EUG numbers before coming over here I will post a summary of those as well: Total pax July 2019 (July 2018) AS 22913 (27528) -16.76% G4 16598 (15494) +7.13% AA 11195 (11858) -5.56% DL 18769 (17503) +7.23%...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13221

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Capt. Haynes came to speak at the college where I was in flight training quite a few years ago. Surely there are few better illustrations of CRM than UA 232. Hats off to him.

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12915

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

It is more than likely that what you experienced was not reverse at all, but what Bombardier calls "discing": the blades are set to a position where they produce no forward thrust at all and give maximum drag, so the props act like giant 4 meter airbrakes. Discing is also the root cause o...

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by metaldirtnskin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16128

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Cointrin330 wrote:
My vote would be victorville.


I came here to make this exact joke (which is becoming less and less of a joke).

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by metaldirtnskin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 10806

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

Piedmont was pretty dominant at BWI for a while there, near where I grew up. If you were there at the right time you could see a huge rush of departures where a dozen or so 737s would push back almost in unison (I expect it was similar at CLT). One of my first widebody flights was BWI-LAX on a Piedm...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 16405

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

It is probably much worse for some airlines than others - American Eagle flights notably use that godawful "Eagle's Nest" terminal with the bus connection. A couple years ago I flew into LAX several times annually for work, and the first time or two took the EUG-LAX non-stop. Often the tim...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161931

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

It's starting to look like that classic I Love Lucy episode where the chocolates come down the conveyor belt too fast and Lucy starts hiding them in her dress.

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?
Replies: 22
Views: 1924

Re: Would you choose Exit Row over Window?

Exit row. And I have made this choice several times. I'm 6'4" so being crammed into a window seat in economy class for 13+ hours is my idea of torture. I'd rather have a window than not, obviously, but if the choice is room to stretch my legs and the ability to get up fairly easily vs. having ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed May 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 7241

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

The product is underwhelming..the staff is what makes it JD worthy This is what sums it up for me (well, that and the FF program). AS has "the best service" from my home airport; all you have to do is ignore schedule convenience, on-time performance, number of destinations and quality of ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Thu May 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 12384

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

I drove to Enschede yesterday to capture this sad moment. A pity it arrived quite late, when the sun had nearly set: https://abload.de/thumb/img_8800b_1200stkc0.jpg I like the golden-hour light on that pic a lot. Several years ago I got a (low-res) shot of an A380, 747, and an A340 all side by side...

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by metaldirtnskin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46657

Re: WN looking at A220

Consider that WN has 30 MAX 7 on order and 250 MAX 8, while about two-thirds of their current fleet are 73G. Either that will represent a significant shift in fleet mix for them over the next several years, or nearly all of their 738s are much older than the 73Gs, or... uh... something else will hap...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification
Replies: 23
Views: 4468

Re: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification

Something odd is/was going on with BOE115 (a MAX 9)... it was scheduled to take off from MWH around the time the US grounding went into effect. Then appeared to be shooting approaches (?) into ALW (Walla Walla)... FlightAware shows it en route back to BFI but it is not to be found on FR24. https://f...

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by metaldirtnskin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186235

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Some word of advice if you ever need to connect at LAX; don't fly AA into the remote AA Eagle terminal! I needed to get to Miami, and I wanted to connect via ATL, but I was on a tough schedule and needed the flight to be a red-eye, and there were no PDX-ATL red-eyes on that day (it was a Saturday, ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161931

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

N7201S (MAX 7) is out over the Pacific today, guessing this has something to do with ETOPS? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1 That area is a “flight test” area fairly free of other traffic that Boeing has used when flight testing airplanes out of Edwards and other SOCAL locations similar to ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161931

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1
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N7201S (MAX 7) is out over the Pacific today, guessing this has something to do with ETOPS?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 186235

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I didn't know this, but that's very interesting. SLE has a very small terminal but i do believe it could handle an A319 flight here and there. That said, with them already serving EUG it makes the case slightly harder to present as SLE is in EUG's catchment area. On the flip side, since they have n...

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by metaldirtnskin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 113
Views: 30981

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

What AS flying shortage? I wasn’t aware of this is it possible someone could fill me in? There was/is a serious pilot shortage starting (I think?) mid-2017 or so that led to flights being dropped from the schedule, some of which have yet to be added again. QX still serves a lot of little destinatio...

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by metaldirtnskin
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 139374

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

UA announced ORD-EUG/RDM today, on E175 equipment. EUG is year-round, RDM is seasonal, and both will be daily and will start on June 6, 2019. https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ord-iah-regional-flights/ Excellent news for both airports! The Eugene/Springfield area continues to experience positive...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18495

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Arizona State @ Oregon: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9463/history/20181116/2015Z/KPHX/KEUG Oregon State @ U. of Washington (actually I guess this is the inbound positioning flight): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA9724/history/20181116/2159Z/KSEA/KEUG Oddly the AA aircraft immediate...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13
Replies: 36
Views: 9076

Re: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13

There was a flight from Eugene to Austin (SRY825)—the only flight operating into AUS today. Can’t tell if it carried passengers, but it’s not a normally scheduled route. Might have been an NCAA charter? U. of Utah women's volleyball is playing in Eugene this evening (and the same aircraft operated ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13
Replies: 36
Views: 9076

Re: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13

There was a flight from Eugene to Austin (SRY825)—the only flight operating into AUS today. Can’t tell if it carried passengers, but it’s not a normally scheduled route. Might have been an NCAA charter? U. of Utah women's volleyball is playing in Eugene this evening (and the same aircraft operated ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 76999

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Incorrect. The frame details were already posted on the 777X thread. Ah yes, I see the info on that static test frame has changed and it's been allocate l/n " 9995 ". Also changed is that l/n 1579 was due to go to EY Cargo now going to ET Cargo. Presume then EY Cargo won't take any more 7...

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?
Replies: 51
Views: 6990

Re: Why don't the US3 fly to other London airports?

Rudenko wrote:
Geminijets101 wrote:
Didn’t Continental fly to LGW?

Continental, Delta, American, TWA, USair, ( US Airways) Northwest etc etc all served LGW.


I seem to recall Piedmont starting up TATL operations in the mid-to-late 1980s, serving CLT-LGW with the 767. This of course was shortly before they merged into USAir.

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18495

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

This weekend we have USC @ Oregon State and UCLA @ Oregon. Not sure which of these is which (though the first one is a B753, so my money's on that one being USC) Based on past searches and comparing it to the schedules: UCLA is assigned UA2514 during college football season: https://flightaware.com...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18495

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

This weekend we have USC @ Oregon State and UCLA @ Oregon. Not sure which of these is which (though the first one is a B753, so my money's on that one being USC): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2514/history/20181102/1935Z/KLAX/KEUG https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2509/history/20181102...

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by metaldirtnskin
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 139374

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Thanks for all the kind words. I'm a totally amateur with noob equipment (phone) with aspirations of actually getting good at some point. All I know is that I love being out there listening to tower and grabbing shots of what I can. My camera was stolen earlier in the year and I'm looking to get a ...

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by metaldirtnskin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 219148

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

6744 1E001 42561 N7201S 737-7 Southwest Airlines https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1954/43690444130_cecbb64993_c.jpg 6744 1E001 42561 N7201S 737-7 Southwest Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr First flight in a long while for that MAX 7, I think... are they actually delivering this one to WN (a...

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18495

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Oregon flying into LWS instead of Pullman to take on Washington State https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2531/history/20181019/2210Z/KEUG/KLWS As someone who doesn't really follow Washington State football, is flying into Lewiston versus Pullman the norm, and if so, why? I was just wondering th...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 139374

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

I wouldn't count on AS to start SAN-EUG, although SAN-GEG was a welcomed surprised by AAG, so anything's possible. EUG-SJC was recently pulled and only survived off of EAS federal grant funds, so I'm sure there would need to be some sort of long-term financial incentive for AS to start the route up...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 139374

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

*UA EUG-LAX APR 0>2[0] MAY 0>2[0] JUN 0>2[0] JUL 0>2[0] - UA is adding EUG-LAX! Starting April 1, 2019 at 2x daily, too! (1x ERJ-175 and 1x CRJ-700). Still waiting on PDX-LAX, United... This is a welcome add and is interesting because, EUG being a relatively small market, most routes are only serve...

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by metaldirtnskin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 4308

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Last one I was on was SEA-GEG, though it looks like they are using all manner of equipment on that route depending on day and time. Couldn't tell you if they have slimline seats because I was in F. ;)

They also seem to operate on a lot of intra-Alaska routes.

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by metaldirtnskin
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18495

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KPUW/KEUG
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This must have been WSU @ Oregon State, I was wondering if they would drive or fly:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KPUW/KEUG

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