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by hawaiian717
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

So if I was to go to Hawaii now with a negative test I would still have to quarantine? If that’s not dumb I’m not sure what is. If you go now then yes, you will still have to quarantine. Beginning August 1 you will not if you have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to your ...

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by hawaiian717
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=per-lhr;+ppt-cdg
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FriscoHeavy wrote:
So, PER-LHR, IAH-SYD and SIN-SFO probably take the cake for the top 3 longest routes with the 787-9.


Regularly scheduled routes perhaps, but PER-LHR is still over 700 miles less than PPT-CDG: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=per-lhr;+ppt-cdg

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by hawaiian717
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=auh-lim;+ppt-cdg

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/air-ta ... ona-crisis
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Distance wise, no. Air Tahiti Nui's TN64 PPT-CDG nonstop on March 15, 2020 was several hundred miles longer (9765 vs 9182):

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=auh-lim;+ppt-cdg

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/en/air-ta ... ona-crisis

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by hawaiian717
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10631

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

HNLSLCPDX wrote:
HA really needs to expand its domestic footprint beyond Hawaii.


No, they don’t. Hawaiian has identified the market they wish to serve, and that’s the needs of residents and visitors to Hawaii.

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by hawaiian717
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10631

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I think I just read where LGB has open slots with no takers. So depending on what the slot times are? HA Could go in here right now. LGB’s most recent round of slots released by JetBlue have been fully reallocated and Hawaiian picked up a second slot. I would have assumed the plan was for LGB-OGG w...

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by hawaiian717
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW LAX Pacific Gateway
Replies: 12
Views: 3390

Re: NW LAX Pacific Gateway

classicjets wrote:
I know they had a somewhat odd LAS-LAX flight to feed Japan flights.


They also did SAN-LAX with an A320, one round trip a day, sometime around the year 2000, to feed Japan flights.

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by hawaiian717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10631

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Chasensfo wrote:
The only tag ons I can recall with Hawaiian were 2x daily LAS-LAX with DC-10s back in the day which I don't think they even sold tickets on, otherwise Hawaiian has not been a fan of that kind of flying.


LAX-LAS was available for sale on HA without continuing to/from HNL.

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by hawaiian717
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10631

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

HA actually did this in the mid 2000s with the ONT route. They routed HNL-ONT-LAS and LAS-ONT-HNL toward the final days of them operating it because the loads weren't good enough in a D10 or 763 for them in ONT. It was their final attempt at trying to make ONT work, and even with a LAS tag it could...

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by hawaiian717
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Lufthansa will be returning in the fall and open for booking! awesome Is this based on some news or announcement? The thing I've been wondering is that I don't know how far out airlines are actually modifying their schedules. Did Lufthansa have SAN removed from fall on their website and it's now ba...

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by hawaiian717
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/SanDiegoAirport/sta ... 8081609728
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Per the airport’s twitter account, T1E has reopened for Southwest flights. T2E remains closed with AA and AS operating from T2W.

https://twitter.com/SanDiegoAirport/sta ... 8081609728

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by hawaiian717
Tue May 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Hertz Likely to File for Bankruptcy

Hertz is publicly-traded, it is not privately held. It was taken private in 2005 after being sold to a consortium of private equity firms in 2005, relisted the following year, and the proceeds from the IPO used to pay back "loans" from the consortium. I usually drive French, manual cars, ...

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by hawaiian717
Sat May 23, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder how much military traffic there might be between MNL and SAN? Anyone know if there is a significant amount of such? Shouldn’t matter much to PR. Because of the Fly America Act, US military and other government travelers are required to fly US airlines. Codeshares do count, so in order to c...

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by hawaiian717
Thu May 14, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

MIflyer12 wrote:
If Virgin Australia survives and maintains its JV with Delta, DL will very likely keep flying to SYD.


It's also possible, presuming VA keeps the 77W fleet, that DL decides simply codeshare on VA services from LAX to Australia rather than fly down under with their own metal.

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by hawaiian717
Mon May 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Whether projects like T1 go forward will depend on how the airport evaluates the trade offs. Fewer passengers and flights make it logistically easier to do the work, but harder to pay for with less revenue coming in. The revenue decline will put pressure to delay the project, but if they do find a w...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 227
Views: 35740

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

BeachBoy wrote:
I wonder what HA planned to do with their 2nd slot.


I assume OGG.

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by hawaiian717
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 51366

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

https://newsroom.virginaustralia.com/re ... nistration

Velocity Frequent Flyer is not in administration.
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News release here: https://newsroom.virginaustralia.com/re ... nistration

Velocity Frequent Flyer is not in administration.

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by hawaiian717
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Partner Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Partner Airlines

Yes. KLM is still obligated to get you to where you bought the ticket to go. Putting you on Delta at least part of the way is a likely option since they're close partners, but not necessarily guaranteed. They may also consider Air France, which is their sister airline. Typically what happens it thei...

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by hawaiian717
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5538

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

That's just insane. Maintaining two flights a day has to be a losing proposition...good grief. I would assume, then, that Heathrow slots still have to be used or surrendered? How's that going to work out for the airlines? Two flights a day is not the requirement. I think a city served daily needs t...

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by hawaiian717
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5538

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

Surprisingly...err, no, sorry, that's not the right word... Shockingly, Bakersfield is still open! Don't forget that the stimulus package for airlines requires an airline receiving money from the program maintain service to all cities served prior to the start of the crisus, unless a waiver is gran...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-05apr20/
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Starting today, Spirit will operate only one flight to San Diego, a daily frequency to Las Vegas. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-05apr20/

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by hawaiian717
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Cargo Plane Headed for the USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Russian Military Cargo Plane Headed for the USA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ra-82038
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iRISH251 wrote:
It departed SNN this morning en route (I think) to Goose Bay. RA-82038 is the ID.


FR24 shows RA-82038 flying CKL-SNN-YYR today, operator is Russian Air Force. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ra-82038

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by hawaiian717
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Thank you for the update! Ironically enough, despite my so-called "SAN credentials", I have never utilized my own beloved airport's new international facilities. My one and only arrival to SAN internationally was July 2, 2017, on Edelweiss Air, in the final days of that facility's use. I ...

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by hawaiian717
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

In the case of an international arrival, passengers would exit the aircraft, but instead of exiting directly into the terminal, they are re-directed to the escalators up to the FIS facility, and departing passengers would have already proceeded to the directed international departure waiting area. ...

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by hawaiian717
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I noticed DL parked their A333 at one of the international gates. Is this normal when operating A333s? I believe so. I think most of the widebody-capable gates are also connected to FIS. When I've flown Hawaiian's A330 we've used gates 50 or 51. And when I flew a Delta 767 ATL-SAN, we arrived at 51.

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by hawaiian717
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Trans States Airlines closing down earlier Covid-19

F9Animal wrote:
Doesn't Tran States own Compass and another outfit?


Trans States Holdings also owns Compass and GoJet.

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by hawaiian717
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

The President stated this morning that all flights to and from Europe has been suspended except for U.K. flights. Hopefully BA will keep gracing our skies until this scare is over. In other news, Edelweiss is scheduled to resume on July-1. Hopefully the travel ban to Europe will be lifted by then. ...

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by hawaiian717
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/Eng ... d32dd3d337
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FRA-SAN is suspended. https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/Eng ... d32dd3d337

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by hawaiian717
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

BTW, I held little grudge against USAirways, because when they were USAir, they swallowed up PSA, I was kind of glad AA swallowed up USAirways. It was really the other way around, US Airways took over American. But by that point, US Airways wasn't really USAir anymore either, since it was America W...

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by hawaiian717
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

A peek at Thursday's SAN-PHX flights shows that the two-flights-right-next-to-each-other set up isn't here - yet. We'll have to see what they schedule for late May... Found a 2005 thread on FlyerTalk about these. America West did them a lot from SAN, LAX, and LAS to PHX. Had to do with the volume o...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to Old Town San diego -amtrak bus or drive
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: LAX to Old Town San diego -amtrak bus or drive

There is a new Tesla service where you can do a one way rental from LA down to SD (Mission Valley/Hotel Circle) Area. I think rates start at $49 and go up to $99 Tesloop? They’re not operating at the moment, again. Originally it was a shared ride with a driver, but now it’s a one way rental where y...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I can think of a couple of potential sources of data on San Diego residents using LAX or other airports as their originating point. One would be the credit card billing address, for those passengers who book direct. The other would be the address on file for frequent flyer program members. I don’t k...

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by hawaiian717
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I've only overheard anecdotal stories for going to the Phillipines or Turkey. Can someone confirm or explain if this is an airline thing or just a private shuttle company taking passengers to LAX? The service I'm aware of is the Asiana shuttle. You have to have a ticket on OZ201 LAX-ICN or OZ202 IC...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to Old Town San diego -amtrak bus or drive
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: LAX to Old Town San diego -amtrak bus or drive

Amtrak from Anaheim would be cheaper than from Union Station, but the Uber would be more expensive. Flixbus might be the same price from Union Station and from Anaheim. I agree that the train would be nicer than the Flixbus (which also serves Anaheim), but Flixbus is often cheaper. One way car renta...

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by hawaiian717
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2387

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

Wait a minute. This is for both parks at Disneyland. I don't understand how a person, particularly with family, could possibly get to both parks in one day. The one park pass is still available at $104, the same as a few years ago. Park Hopper tickets provide flexibility. For someone that's never b...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5806

Re: Ontario's airport Future

Ontario could be a great airport, if only it had the ground connections. That goes for most of the airports in the area including LAX. Arriving passengers just want to hop on public transport as soon as they land and the LAX express bus is hardly an option. Try getting to Union Station from either ...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2387

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

Again, if Disney was truly concerned about crowd control, it would limit AP's access to the parks during busy period -- or, alternatively, raise the price of the AP, which would accomplish the same thing. But they're not doing that, because the numbers guru determined that they can maximize revenue...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5806

Re: Ontario's airport Future

Ontario's future is to work in concert with SNA, BUR, and LGB to relieve some of the pressure off LAX by providing local alternatives. Compared to LGB, SNA, and BUR, ONT as the advantages of plenty of airfield and terminal space for growth. However, it has the disadvantage of its local catchment are...

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by hawaiian717
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just launched a project of mine: Fly - A simple app to log and share your flights.
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Just launched a project of mine: Fly - A simple app to log and share your flights.

Just imported my data from MyFlightRadar24 and found some errors: Scandinavian Airlines (SK/SAS) imported as South African Airlines (SA/SAA). When manually editing the airline, Scandinavian Airlines is missing; it the closest match was SAS Braathens (BU/CNO). US Airways (US/AWE) and America West Air...

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by hawaiian717
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANFan wrote:
I would love for AS to add a Board Room somewhere in T2E. I've heard nothing about such actions or even if it would be possible...


Seems unlikely. Alaska Lounge members have access to the Airspace Lounge.

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I just looked at the flight history for HA16 and see that over the past few days it's been switching back and forth between the A330 and A321neo.

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?
Replies: 13
Views: 1561

Re: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?

EVA has a dedicated site for the Hello Kitty fleet: http://www.evakitty.com/en/index.html The "Travel Fun" aircraft is the Bad Badtz-Maru A330. It's not mentioned on the site, but EVA's sister airline UNI Air also has an ATR 72 painted for Bad Badtz-Maru. I don't know if it operates on a f...

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by hawaiian717
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just launched a project of mine: Fly - A simple app to log and share your flights.
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Just launched a project of mine: Fly - A simple app to log and share your flights.

Started playing with it and had a few thoughts. When quick add doesn’t work (like for fights more than 7 days old) it should at least remember the airline, flight number, and departure date so they don’t have to be filled in again. I’d like to see a field added for the actual seat assignment as well...

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by hawaiian717
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.san.org/Flights/Flight-Status
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blacksoviet wrote:
Which gate is BA using now that Gate 51 is closed for construction? It is my understanding that only 2 gates in T2W and 2 gates in T2E are capable of handling a 747-400.


The airport website shows today's flight going from gate 50.

https://www.san.org/Flights/Flight-Status

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by hawaiian717
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANMAN66 wrote:
I wonder if BA repositioned a spare plane in SAN for the flight back to LHR, or did they cancel the flight altogether?


BA’s website shows 272 as cancelled for January 23.

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by hawaiian717
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: California cities w/out commercial air service?
Replies: 40
Views: 3197

Re: California cities w/out commercial air service?

blacksoviet wrote:
Why doesn’t Ukiah have Saab 340 service?


Because there are no longer any passenger Saab 340 operators on the west coast? PenAir retreated to Alaska a couple years ago, and American Eagle went all jet several years before that.

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by hawaiian717
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40383

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Hope the b6 thing doesn't effect Hawaii flight but the feed is probably un effected as of now. I know the B6-HA relationship was talked up when Hawaiian announced the LGB service, but once the schedule was published I don't think it really mattered. The morning departure and night time arrival, whi...

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by hawaiian717
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40383

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

BUR: Short runways, flying to Hawaii is westbound, against the winds. Aloha managed BUR-HNL/OGG with a 73G which has better short field performance than the A321. He was talking about Burbank. That's why it won't work. Thanks, I didn’t catch that the comment was meant to refer to BUR-Hawaii specifi...

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by hawaiian717
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40383

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Even though the distances are similar, running a transcon vs an ETOPS are completely different. They would not ever be able to carry a good enough load without stopping in the Bay Area. While I don’t disagree that running transcon is different than ETOPS to Hawaii, I don’t understand how JetBlue wo...

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by hawaiian717
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Saw this mentioned on FlyerTalk so went to go check and Hawaiian’s web site has the HNL-SAN flight going back to the A330 with the May 21 arrival.

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by hawaiian717
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 502
Views: 48171

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

There was a large bio-medical conference held in San Diego, and Air France scheduled several "one-off" scheduled services. Tickets could be purchased by the general public; however, someone reported that less than 100 seats were sold on one of the flights. However, given that this was sol...

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