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by KCaviator
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

I’m curious if there’s any WN pilots here than can chime in. Typically if an airport is not defined in your OpSpecs as an alternate airport, you don’t have charts for that airport. At least that’s how it is at my airline. I am not a pilot so maybe this is a dumb question, but with electronic chart ...

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by KCaviator
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 5764

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

They landed. Passengers disembarked. Passengers bussed the 25 mins to ATL. If you look at a tracking website, you’ll see it circled ATL half a dozen times. Divert to a further airport, wait, and potentially cancel or divert close by that is easily with a quick drive. Hmmmmm... If they that easily h...

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by KCaviator
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10652

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

[twoid][/twoid] What spell has Mitsubishi cast upon Mesa to get this? Mesa has a large fleet of 175s that is getting larger and the E2 would make more sense. I guess buying the supply chain for the CRJ paid off for Mitsuibishi! Im not bashing the MoU, in fact I'd love to see more orders from underdo...

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by KCaviator
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11013

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
New terminal looks great. Look forward to flying through it in a few years time. Typically fly through MCI about every two years as our national training center is located there.


Agree. The updated renderings are beautiful. Can’t wait for it to be finished.

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by KCaviator
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 16591

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

Alaska ending MCI-SFO/SAN explains why they just moved from Terminal B to Terminal C. The announcement said they were “right-sizing” space available. So by cutting 50% of their destinations out of KC, this makes sense.

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by KCaviator
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21772

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

EK77WNH wrote:
I’m surprised B6 doesn’t run an advertisement saying “All we fly are mainline jets.” The more RJs DL throws at BOS, the more that difference stands out.


LOL, yeah, because a 175 is soooooo much different than a 190. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 154
Views: 20341

Re: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

The CRJ-550s would be HUGE for them if they’re ever certified.

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11013

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

WN announced today that it is going to be permanently discontinuing BOS-MCI nonstop service after January 5, 2020. DL (YX) 3x daily has the MCI-BOS demand covered. Business travelers would much prefer the E175 (especially with First Class) compared to the 737 anyway. Wouldn’t be surprised if WN dro...

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by KCaviator
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22027

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

YX also has 100 EJets on order. The older Compass birds, along with the UA 170s, will be replaced. I doubt it. I still have my money on them spending the 100K per plane to upgrade the FMS's and put them at AA as 65 seaters replacing the 170's with new 175SC's. I've not heard about this FMS issue be...

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22027

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

9 is enough for Aspen. UA has more Aspen flights. Thats why there are 19 left for them... Its not whether or not it is enough for ASE but rather whether the opportunity cost of serving ASE is greater than the opportunity cost of the services possible if they switched to CR9/E75s (70 seat versions o...

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by KCaviator
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22027

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

So all the pieces have fallen into place, in terms of what is moving where. GoJets has a net loss of 20 CR7, with the 7 CR9 remaining on contract for now at Delta. 13 of the 20 CR7 go to Endeavor, with the remainder being replaced by 175SC at Skywest. Compass has a net loss of 36 175s, 30 going to ...

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by KCaviator
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22027

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

Well the worst kept secret is finally out. Compass knew its days were numbered for at least a year, if not more. Flying in the US West will be so much more pleasurable and reliable with Compass out of the DL system. I agree. Operationally they're a nightmare. As someone else said, though, really lo...

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by KCaviator
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5343

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Ionosphere wrote:
Chautauqua flew the ERJ-135/145 as Midwest Connect from MKE to BNA, PIT, PHL, EWR, ATL, OMA, STL, MSN, GRB, ATW, MSP, IND, CMH, CLE, DAY. I could see some of these routes coming back.


MKE-DAY, wow, what a time to be alive.

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by KCaviator
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS

Damn... that naming rights deal couldn’t of been cheap. Surprised a ULCC would fork over that kind of money.

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by KCaviator
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 153
Views: 22027

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

rsgolfpunk wrote:
Maybe someone can confirm that DL’s equity interest in Republic is under 20%. Still a good size stake.


Republic ownership:

American: 25%
United: 19.16%
“All others” (40 creditors): 18.68%
Delta: 17.35%
Embraer: 11.54%
Contrarian Funds: 8.27%

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by KCaviator
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 64
Views: 6023

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

Would be nice to see Dubuque, IA (DBQ) chosen. They’ve been trying to add another carrier for years after DL/NW dropped the MSP route. AA seems to do okay with 3 (sometimes 4) flights to ORD.

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by KCaviator
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2649

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

I don’t understand the weird obsession with a simple repositioning flight. I’ve repo’d from BUF-MCI, PWM-IAH, etc. It’s not exactly uncommon in the 121 world.

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by KCaviator
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2649

Re: DL 4994 CHS-MKE?

Probably just a repositioning flight after a cancellation.

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by KCaviator
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1899
Views: 238954

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Republic (YX) is opening a BOS crew base Dec 1 to support Delta flying. Expect further DL expansion and growth in their newest hub. Wow expansion AND growth, I wonder if the ticket prices will be low and cheap or the delays few and sparse, I know they make and print money there so they say. But rem...

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by KCaviator
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do any FBOs use jetways?
Replies: 26
Views: 5420

Re: Do any FBOs use jetways?

FOE is frequently our alternate flying into MCI. Always thought it was weird since they have no airline service. I’m assuming the Millionaire jetbridge has a big part in making FOE a viable alternate.

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by KCaviator
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1899
Views: 238954

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Republic (YX) is opening a BOS crew base Dec 1 to support Delta flying. Expect further DL expansion and growth in their newest hub.

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by KCaviator
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737
Replies: 65
Views: 15725

Re: Unconfirmed: Mesa Airlines to Operate 737

This has huge implications in the ACMI world. Mesa is a notorious bottom-of-the-barrel airline. They are known to undercut everyone in the regional world, and you can bet they will do the same thing in the cargo world. Their 175 CA’s make 25% less per hour than other regional CA’s ($99/hr at YX vs $...

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by KCaviator
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MYR and possible Allegiant future plans
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: MYR and possible Allegiant future plans

Isn’t MYR already a seasonal base for Allegiant?

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by KCaviator
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10358

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Even at full reverse only on one side there’s not really a large yaw force, the engines don’t have a huge lever arm and reverse thrust really doesn’t give you a whole ton of braking power in the first place. The brakes are far more effective at bringing the airplane to a stop. You can lose both sys...

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by KCaviator
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9745

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

I’ll call it right now: this is never going to happen.

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by KCaviator
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3550

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Was on a 175 PHL - YUL operated by Republic for AA, The F/A announcements were all Unuted.com .Wonder how often this happens??? That’s painfully embarrassing... I do feel for them though. The FAs have to know 3 different codeshare procedures for their inflight service and announcements. For us pilo...

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by KCaviator
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3550

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Rumors are that Delta will be down to 3 regionals: Endeavor, Republic, and SkyWest. They are the only major that cares about their product. The other 2 only care about hiring the cheapest regional feed.

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by KCaviator
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College World Series charters
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: College World Series charters

All the teams are flying into Omaha this afternoon. Arkansas: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9645/history/20190612/1815Z/KXNA/KOMA XNA-OMA Ameristar Jet Charter B732 Auburn: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAI77/history/20190612/1800Z/KCSG/KOMA CSG-OMA Kaiser Air B73G Florida State: htt...

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by KCaviator
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 4807

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

Lol........ How do you know they were going to “crash” into an aircraft on a taxiway, and not just initiating a go-around at the missed approach point (MAP)?

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by KCaviator
Fri May 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 547
Views: 111703

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Seeing how United and Delta have been dumping CRJ-700s from their regional partners and AA has been picking them up, can we expect to see AA take over the Republic E170s and put 65 seats in them? They don’t really fit the scope of DL and UA well but might be perfect for AA’s network. That is indeed...

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by KCaviator
Fri May 31, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 547
Views: 111703

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Republic floater E170s N806MD and N826MD have been flying for American Eagle for the past week, though it looks like 826 may have been rotated out. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N806MD https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N826MD I flew on N826MD on a DH a couple weeks ago from ...

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by KCaviator
Tue May 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18155

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Boeing can’t even make a two-pilot plane without it crashing itself into the ground, yet they want to make a single-pilot plane? :rotfl: Okay...

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by KCaviator
Wed May 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3786

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

santi319 wrote:
Its funny how crews make less than ever but CEOs make more than ever... where could the problem be?


Crews make less than ever? What? Regional wages have doubled over the last 5+ years....

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by KCaviator
Wed May 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3786

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Republic has been picking up the slack for ExpressJet’s pathetic reliability for awhile now.

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by KCaviator
Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 107
Views: 22387

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captain...

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by KCaviator
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366433

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Any United Express liveries?

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by KCaviator
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 19696

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Next up on the revive/nostalgia list:

AirTran??? TWA???

AirTWA!!!


AirTwan

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by KCaviator
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 114
Views: 19696

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Call me crazy, but I could see the CRJ-550 working for them. They'd be able to offer a decent first class, and have room for VFR traffic as well. Outsource the flying to Air Wisconsin.

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by KCaviator
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4518

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

There are some stunning beaches off of 30A (Seaside area) with white sand and crystal clear water. I've been to Seven Mile Beach in the Caymans as well, and the beaches along 30A rival those in the Caymans believe it or not. 30A has seen some major expansion and an increased interest over the last 5...

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by KCaviator
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3626

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

There’s always a DHL 737 (Southern) at MCI. Flies CVG-CID-MCI-CID-CVG.

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by KCaviator
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5396

Re: Flights suspended at COU

This is a weird conflict between the airlines and the airport. Anyone have more info? The article was a little vague.

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by KCaviator
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?

If I had to guess, there’s 2 possible options:

1) Service comes back, or
2) Service doesn’t come back.

50% chance.

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13937

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

UA drops ORD-YOW/TUS/JAN and IAH-CRW/CAE/LEX. Beginning to wonder if all that talk about beefing up the domestic hubs only applies to DEN. What a joke, eh? Not a way to build a hub. From what I've heard, most of these cuts released today should be temporary - due to pilot shortage at one of the reg...

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 11013

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone attend the groundbreaking ceremony today?

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by KCaviator
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 20228

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

It's pretty sad when China and the Cayman Islands ground the MAX, but nothing has been done regarding safety here in the US. I applaud the companies that took the initiative of caring for the lives of their passengers, whether warranted or not. It's not going to happen here though. Too many politica...

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by KCaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719947

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has there been another type of aircraft that has killed this many people so shortly after entry into service? In 1964-65 the 727 had a horrible safety record at first. Let’s count the number of accidents as opposed to people. Reason is the mid 1960s had load factors in the 50% range. Had the 727s b...

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by KCaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719947

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has there been another type of aircraft that has killed this many people so shortly after entry into service?

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by KCaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 24051

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I don’t know how to post pics, but there’s an aerial photo that was posted on one of the pilot forums showing the track of the plane in the snow.

They weren’t even close to the runway, and extremely lucky no one died or was seriously injured. This is 100% an accident.

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by KCaviator
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366433

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

BWIAirport wrote:
The article says it’ll introduce the new livery as it takes delivery of new aircraft. Does that mean it’ll show up on a Max 9 or a 78J, or is there a new aircraft type due in April that I’m forgetting about?


The CRJ-550 :duck:

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