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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT
Replies: 38
Views: 4944

Re: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT

We already covered that above. The NYT didn't mention it, which was a glaring oversight. So, what will be her merger policy you think? Hopefully anti-merger. There have been far too many mergers already, and aside from the ULCCs, customers are getting screwed on fares and get shitty service. The De...

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT
Replies: 38
Views: 4944

Re: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT

I don't really see any history of transportation in her wiki. She was previously Department of Labor Secretary and is married to the Senate Majority Leader. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/us/po ... trump.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaine_Chao Read the entire Wikipedia article that you ci...

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA
Replies: 26
Views: 3991

Re: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA

Lexy wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
izbtmnhd wrote:

This is 2x weekly service on Thurs and Sun. It's schedule screams leisure over business.


YYZ also started sub-daily and is now daily.


Wasn't it upgraded rather quickly after it launched?


IIRC, it was launched as 4x weekly, seasonal. It went to daily and then year-round pretty fast.

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 7653

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

TWA's March 18, 1968 timetable shows the following routes from BOS to Europe. All flights were operated with 707-300s. TW 890: 2x week DTW-BOS-ORY. 1x week, the flight continued to FCO. TW 900: 1x week JFK-BOS-LIS-MAD-FCO-ATH-CAI TW 908: 2x week JFK-BOS-LIS-MAD-FCO-ATH-CAI. 1x week, the flight cont...

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QF safety vid continues to show off AU
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: New QF safety vid continues to show off AU

It was very well done. Now if they'd just ditch the new font and tail design and keep what they have.

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA
Replies: 26
Views: 3991

Re: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA

enilria wrote:
YVRing wrote:
Alberta is likley home to alot of country music fans that would find Nashville an appealing place to visit.

Shouldnt they have Branson service? :)


Branson is not as honky-tonk country as Nashville.

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PBI eventually be named Trump International Airport?
Replies: 38
Views: 5254

Re: Will PBI eventually be named Trump International Airport?

If PBI is out of the question, what about FLL, which has become a true LCC hub? On its face, the question is pretty legitimate. BTW, in the case of Eisenhower, it's really his secretary of state who got the big name airport...how do you think IAD got its name? The idea of renaming IAD after Eisenho...

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 11533

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

I was there a couple weeks ago and there was not a single DL aircraft at the gate. They have always been a player there, but drop the hub moniker. If I'm not mistaken, Delta is generally banked at CVG, meaning there would be large stretches in between banks with no DL aircraft on the ground. It's o...

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 11533

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Delta should stop calling CVG a hub. They can still cater to the O&D market, but so few connections don't make sense, I was there a couple weeks ago and there was not a single DL aircraft at the gate. They have always been a player there, but drop the hub moniker.

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 540
Views: 44010

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I don't think many folks expected this one. If it works, they might up the frequency later on. They moved YYZ to daily and year-round. As for G4, I don't think they would do well here. Pretty much every destination they would fly to here already has some level of service at or nearby. I'd expect NK...

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service announcements: CLE, CVG and BNA
Replies: 41
Views: 6518

Re: New service announcements: CLE, CVG and BNA

klm617 wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
I find BNA-YYC to be an extremely odd route.

YYC has no flights to BOS, WAS or ATL but has a flight to BNA?

Odd...


Not to mention Detroit doesn't either being a major skyteam hub you would think WS would launch DTW.


I would think WS could cover any code shares with DL via MSP.

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 540
Views: 44010

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I don't think many folks expected this one. If it works, they might up the frequency later on. They moved YYZ to daily and year-round. As for G4, I don't think they would do well here. Pretty much every destination they would fly to here already has some level of service at or nearby. I'd expect NK,...

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PBI eventually be named Trump International Airport?
Replies: 38
Views: 5254

Re: Will PBI eventually be named Trump International Airport?

IMO, airports should not be named in honor of someone until that person dies. In Trumps case, I could not imagine any airport wanting his name attached.

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service announcements: CLE, CVG and BNA
Replies: 41
Views: 6518

Re: New service announcements: CLE, CVG and BNA

Jshank83 wrote:
BNA is Calgary on Westjet starts May 4, twice weekly


Yep.

May 4 Calgary - Nashville 10 a.m. 2:45 p.m. Thursday and Sunday
May 4 Nashville - Calgary 3:40 p.m. 6:50 p.m. Thursday and Sunday

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 7653

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

I remember seeing a NW Orient DC10 in BOS headed for Europe, SNN or somewhere in Scandanavia I think. PA had previously given up their BOS-BDA route to AA, as part of the PA / AA route swap. DL flew BOS-BDA in the 1980s if not earlier. The routing was BDL-BOS-BDA and was flown with the L1011. Delta...

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 7653

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

jfk777 wrote:
TWA in the early 1980 flew to LHR, CDG and Rome.


In the 70's, they also flew a weekly flight to Santa Maria, Azores continuing to Lisbon with a 707.

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by DFW789ER
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 22282

Re: The future of the 747-8

The question is, will Boeing build them without some level of assurance? [color=#BFBF80]Trust is not something very many people have right now towards the new administration. [/color] Boeing could end up with two white tail 748's. What a ridiculous statement did you think before you typed it. I won...

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by DFW789ER
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 22282

Re: The future of the 747-8

Actually, they can usually do it both better AND cheaper... which is the reason behind them taking over nearly every market aspect out there, from quads. They don't need to. They do have the option of building, white-tailing, and then storing them until needed; if the line needs to be shut down bef...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 540
Views: 44010

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

The most recent MNAA News letter announced the first part of BNA Vision was getting underway soon. It's the new parking and transportation center. No mention of anything else. I rarely go down the A concourse but have seen several comments that the FIS facility is not up to par for regular internat...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 22282

Re: The future of the 747-8

I can't think of any airline ordering the 747-8i. The 777, A380 and A350 are (about) in the same category and can do the mission more efficient then the 747-8i. Honestly; I can't think of any way the 747-8i is better at certain aspects (though; honestly; their must be things the 747-8i is preferabl...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 22282

Re: The future of the 747-8

Unfortunately the days of production quad jets are numbered as twins can do everything they can do but better! No, Twins cant do it better. They can do it a bit cheaper. Thats a difference. Actually, they can usually do it both better AND cheaper... which is the reason behind them taking over nearl...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 540
Views: 44010

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

I'm thinking London 3 or 4 times a week The "destination BNA has NEVER had before" in the announcement would seem to rule that out... unless they're counting the various London airports as separate destinations. AS to PDX seems like the most reasonable guess. My overly-optimistic guess/dr...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2
Replies: 540
Views: 44010

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 2

The most recent MNAA News letter announced the first part of BNA Vision was getting underway soon. It's the new parking and transportation center. No mention of anything else. I rarely go down the A concourse but have seen several comments that the FIS facility is not up to par for regular internati...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 22282

Re: The future of the 747-8

I think it's unlikely at this point Boeing will get any more orders for the 8i. They'll sell some additional cargo versions. A decision on the two aircraft to replace AF1 needs to be made soon. Boeing won't keep the line open waiting on the current administration to decide what they want to do.

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS 747 Wunala Dreaming movie
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: QANTAS 747 Wunala Dreaming movie

Should be interesting, though I wouldn't classify it as a movie. Technically it'd easily qualify as a short film a type of movie. I happen to be in that line of work and know the biz in and out. There tons of ads in av geek magazines selling airport and in-flight videos. I received an hour long of ...

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by DFW789ER
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380
Replies: 36
Views: 7086

Re: Interview with Amedeo's CEO Lapidus on A380

Air Austral talked about putting 800 seats in the 380's that never were to be. I would walk before I got in a flying tin can with that many smelly, loud, obnoxious pax.

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by DFW789ER
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?
Replies: 39
Views: 5989

Re: Is southwest airlines struggling this decade?

I would say that they have definitely dropped a little since the economy downfall back in 07-08. Their service has gone down, that's for sure. They are trying span their destinations to international markets, so they have to be doing well financially. As someone stated above, they are one of the on...

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by DFW789ER
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and others in talks to enter Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: AC and others in talks to enter Iran

IrishAyes wrote:
Would be so neat! Toronto to Tehran!

My extended family is Persian and I have always wanted to visit Iran. It is high on my bucket list.


It would make sense. AC will fly to Tehran long before (if ever) a U.S. based airline does.

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by DFW789ER
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds BOS/PVD-HOU for Superbowl
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

Re: JetBlue Adds BOS/PVD-HOU for Superbowl

mcogator wrote:
Ouch. Just checked pricing on 2/3-2/6 for non-stop flights:

PVD: DL $1039 B6 $1582 WN: Sold Out
BOS: DL: $1510 AA: $1511 B6: $1696 UA: $3319 WN: Sold Out
ATL: UA: $549 AA: $559 DL: $607 WN: $745


If you can afford Super Bowl tickets, you can afford these airfares.

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS 747 Wunala Dreaming movie
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: QANTAS 747 Wunala Dreaming movie

Should be interesting, though I wouldn't classify it as a movie. There tons of ads in av geek magazines selling airport and in-flight videos. I received an hour long of DXB for renewing my Airports of the World subscription. After 15 minutes it gets kinda dull given EK is in most shots, but they can...

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7534

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

I could see BNA. What cities? If they stick to the method they use, probably to some of their focus cities, or hubs if that's the terminology they use. DFW, DTW, MCO, FLL? All have WN in competition, albeit DAL in the one case. I've not been flying much this winter. Is Frontier still operating to o...

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Palm Beach International - Trump effect
Replies: 14
Views: 3958

Re: Palm Beach International - Trump effect

I was watching the television news for Palm Beach, Florida a couple of weeks ago and they had a story about how security around Mr.Trump's estate would greatly increase once he took office. Nothing was mentioned about PBI from which Mr.Trump would arrive and depart from when he is visiting Palm Bea...

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7534

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

TWA772LR wrote:
Could NK be the first US LCC, AS doesn't count as LCC anymore, into Canada? Alberta and BC are popular with millenials in the summer. YYZ, YUL, and YOW would do well from Florida.


Not sure about the western provinces, but in winter there are tons of flights from eastern Canadian cities to Florida.

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea - Tac Airport North Satellite Renovations
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Sea - Tac Airport North Satellite Renovations

There's multiple discussions on this. If they could rebuild SEA as fast as new threads pop up here, it'd have been finished last year.

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds BOS/PVD-HOU for Superbowl
Replies: 23
Views: 3241

Re: JetBlue Adds Flights to HOU fo rthe BIG game, including a 1 off PVD-HOU flight

I know that Texas is Southwest Airlines territory, but why would it not make sense for B6 to try to enter that market with routes from Hobby to other areas in-state and the southern USA using E190s and A320s? You do get that these are added sections to get fans to the Super Bowl only, right? B6 has...

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by DFW789ER
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7534

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

Not sure about BNA. Most any route they open to current destinations are going to be covered by at least one or more carriers. NK doesn't seem to worry about things like that, but just not sure Nashville is on the radar just yet.

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by DFW789ER
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Master Plan 2035 And Beyond
Replies: 87
Views: 12599

Re: IAH Master Plan 2035 And Beyond

Page 7 needs a little updating. Not showing Air New Zealand. SAS to SVG still listed. SQ still shows via Moscow, but that's relatively recent. The first two have been known for awhile.

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by DFW789ER
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6585

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's

During the first 2 years the service operated daily from JFK-ORD to HNL and NAN. Services from NAN to SYD, MEL, AKL were dependant on day-of-week, as shown in JSNWW81's post above. In late 1972 PPG was added to the network and mid 1973, STL-HNL was added. STL was a large focus city for AA at the ti...

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by DFW789ER
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Future Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 8348

Re: Jet Airways Future Routes

I can't see them expanding in the US or Canada unless they can offer a better product and fares than the ME3. They abandoned BRU in favor of AMS.

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by DFW789ER
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6585

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's

[quote="kimshep"] During the first 2 years the service operated daily from JFK-ORD to HNL and NAN. Services from NAN to SYD, MEL, AKL were dependant on day-of-week, as shown in JSNWW81's post above. In late 1972 PPG was added to the network and mid 1973, STL-HNL was added. STL was a large ...

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by DFW789ER
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6585

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's

This is AA's fourth time flying to Australia. This time should take given the QF connection.

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smaller Hub Cities?
Replies: 84
Views: 9546

Re: Smaller Hub Cities?

Another example like Amsterdam is Atlanta - the city of Atlanta is only 460,000 people. The metro area is more than 5 million. That's true. Another thing about Atlanta is that there hardly are any other airports in this region, so everybody from the whole wide area has to use Atlanta airport. Athen...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Worldport Legacy
Replies: 57
Views: 8276

Re: Delta Worldport Legacy

panampreflight wrote:
Not probable but possible...


Well...anything is possible. A giant meteor could hit the earth. A.net could be discussing the DL hub is SEA 50 years from now, when we can exchange snarky comments telepathically.

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6585

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's

I never realized that AA flew nonstop to HNL from STL back in the '70's. I know this is off topic, but why were the awarded STL? I don't recall them having a major presence there at that time. In these days of nonstops and 77W's, it's amazing to think of crossing the Pacific on a multi-stop 707! In...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?
Replies: 49
Views: 12096

Re: RE: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?

Slightly off topic, but will the 744 outlive the 748   ? with the youngest one built in 09, not much older than the first 748 748 production line is almost dead.. Unless the big 3 pick up some used 748F (or 748BCF?) I can see they will be keeping the 744 around for a while? We already know time is ...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?
Replies: 49
Views: 12096

Re: RE: Will The 747-200 Outlive The 747-300?

Slightly off topic, but will the 744 outlive the 748   ? with the youngest one built in 09, not much older than the first 748 748 production line is almost dead.. Unless the big 3 pick up some used 748F (or 748BCF?) I can see they will be keeping the 744 around for a while? We already know time is ...

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by DFW789ER
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Worldport Legacy
Replies: 57
Views: 8276

Re: Delta Worldport Legacy

Has Delta built a monument to honor the demolished JFK T3? During demolition, Delta issued a press release promising to build a historical exhibit honoring the Worldport. Was this all BS? T3 was a dump and outdated long before PA ever died. It's architecture, while innovative for the time, was noth...

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by DFW789ER
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congressman renews push that could kill Iran jet deals
Replies: 45
Views: 7879

Re: Congressman renews push that could kill Iran jet deals

Peter Roskam who created this bill is co chair of the House Republicans Israel Caucus, so this is likely a move backed by Israel boosters. I hope the American manufacturing companies like Boeing, GE, United Technologies, etc have enough political clout to keep the order alive. I would hope that sup...

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by DFW789ER
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 7547

Re: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX

ONT has been losing service for years. While it has a large catchment area, it has been unable to keep airlines. WN is by far the largest operator there. I recall when Delta flew 767-300's there from DFW. Regardless of what happens at LAX, I don't see ONT gaining much, if any new services.

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by DFW789ER
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Worst Airline in US per WSJ
Replies: 48
Views: 8860

Re: AA Worst Airline in US per WSJ

Read the fine print at the bottom. It includes regional affiliates. That is huge, because it creates a much greater statistical means to measure them by and also because AA sometimes has zero control of operations within their regional affiliates. That means that AA's numbers will be enhanced 10 fo...

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