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by Jetsouth
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 5956

Re: SHOULD LOCKHEED GET BACK INTO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT?

Well, they are getting back into commercial production with the LM-100J, currently in development.

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by Jetsouth
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

13 pre-delivery flights so far for the 29th A220 to be delivered to SWISS. This must be some kind of record......

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by Jetsouth
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The first four flights were on the 15th, 17th, 18th, and 19th. Then there were 4 yesterday and 2 today. Not sure but im wondering if it's just Swiss being EXTREMELY thorough before accepting a plane stored outside for so long and it's just a lot of customer acceptance flights. Its up to 11 pre-deli...

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by Jetsouth
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

What is going on with the 29th A220 delivery to SWISS? They are already up to 10 pre-delivery flights.

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by Jetsouth
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4185

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

It would be great if PD offered services to London, or Kitchener using the new slots. It would allow many of us living west of Toronto another option to either commute to downtown Toronto and avoid the traffic, or to connect via YTZ to another PD destination and avoid YYZ. Currently, AC and Westjet ...

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by Jetsouth
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4185

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

It would be great if PD offered services to London, or Kitchener using the new slots. It would allow many of us living west of Toronto another option to either commute to downtown Toronto and avoid the traffic, or to connect via YTZ to another PD destination and avoid YYZ. Currently, AC and Westjet ...

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by Jetsouth
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24168

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Didn't know their slogan is "Flying your way". What's that supposed to mean? Aren't they flying their way? With all the delays, one wonders if they will ever enter service. It has been many years ago since they initially said they would start service. Maybe a better slogan for them would ...

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by Jetsouth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Actually, 2 A220-100's remain to be delivered to SWISS. One apparently is in production, the other, apparently in outside storage. Any news regarding Swiss' remaining A220-100s? The last for Swiss is alredy delivered. Now only A220 for Delta and Air Baltic are in production, till the first for Egypt...

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by Jetsouth
Sat May 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Delta's N111NG had its first flight today, and its N114DU is supposed to be delivered before month-end.

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by Jetsouth
Sat May 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Red Wing cancelled its order for the A220. Yet, on the production lists, the first two of their cancelled order are near completion. Any idea what is going to happen to these jets?

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by Jetsouth
Thu May 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 119
Views: 24168

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

With Westjet, under Onex ownership, apparently is going to focus more on the premium market, building its business class, expanding its eastern Canada and overseas markets, and become more of a direct competitor to Air Canada, perhaps this is an ideal time for LCC airlines such as Flair and Jetlines...

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by Jetsouth
Tue May 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19790

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

If it is Onex's strategy to make Westjet a more premium market airline and be a more direct competitor of Air Canada, along with further developing Westjet's business class, international routes, and build a bigger presence in Eastern Canada markets, (and perhaps concentrate less on the LCC market),...

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by Jetsouth
Thu May 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Above order list by year seems to exclude the following firm orders: Braathens (10), Gulf Air (10), Macquarie (40), Lease Corporation International (20), Iraqi (5), Ilyshun (excluding Red Wings) (14), and Republic (40), although this latter order seems dead.

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by Jetsouth
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Does anyone know what is going to happen with the planes being built for Red Wings? The first couple must be near completion. However, Red Wings have decided not to take them and are converting their A220 order to other Airbus products instead.

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by Jetsouth
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

With 465 in the backlog, and deliveries of about 30-40 a year it will take at least 10 years to clear off the backlog. With the new US production facility opening up later this year, hopefully they will be able to increase production levels. Indeed, they would need to get production up to at least 1...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7230

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

This website contains too many discrepancies to be believed. Besides, Haiti is a country where most people speak Creole or French. If this website caters mostly to Haitians, it would would most likely be in French, with an English version. Also, the picture that supposedly shows Haiti is actually a ...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 101138

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Does anyone know who is taking the Red Wings planes currently being assembled, now that Red Wings is not taking them up?

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by Jetsouth
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FliegerFaust: Waiting for Airbus to announce the A220-500 with a nice launch customer order
Replies: 61
Views: 16174

Re: Apparent launch of A220-500 with launch customer

They are building about 30-40 A220's a year. Presumably production will increase when they open the US assembly operations. But with the current backlog, and even with the US assemblies, it will take them years just to clear up even the existing orders. And, most likely there will be follow-up order...

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by Jetsouth
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

I thought that some of the four planes that they had have already been repossessed. Fleet of 10 planes :eek: Maybe they should first figure how to operate one or two successfully before asking investors to godown another rabbit hole :old: With 10 airplanes, maybe they should have a spare or two to a...

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by Jetsouth
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

CP also announced it has laid off all of its employees.

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by Jetsouth
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

Face it, California Pacific Airlines is finished: they have cancelled all their California flights for the foreseeable future, their pilots are leaving them, their planes are constantly in maintenance, they constantly had to cancel or delay flights, they cannot pay their bills, and a busy flight for...

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by Jetsouth
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18856

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

bennett123 wrote:
Whilst there may be a nationwide pilot shortage, this shortage did not suddenly appear in the last few weeks.


Maybe their pilot shortage is a result of pilots quitting on them, due to their concern about CP's future, and they have moved on to greener pastures.

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by Jetsouth
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18856

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

They claim they do not have pilots, their planes seem to be continuously in maintenance, they have continued flight cancellations and their Carlsbad flights are suspended for January. In addition, their loads, from comments made, are that there are under 10 passengers per flight. This certainly does...

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by Jetsouth
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9436

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

Currently there are about 350 outstanding orders for the A220. On top of that, there is an order for 60 from JetBlue that may soon be firmed up. Just to clear up existing orders at current production rates will take 10 years. Those wanting to order large quantities of the jet may have to wait for up...

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by Jetsouth
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection
Replies: 66
Views: 9436

Re: A220 Longer term Impact on Airbus Strategy, the Canadian Connection

the A220 is the only plane currently in production optimally designed for the 100-150 seat market. It is the logical replacement for MD jets, 737-7's and A319's. The 737's and the 319's are just not as efficient in the 100-150 seat market. There could be large orders from AA, UA, perhaps even follow...

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by Jetsouth
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

Well, billionaire Vallas could still become a millionaire if he keeps going with this airline...

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by Jetsouth
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actor sues AA over pinky stuck in seat
Replies: 18
Views: 4845

Re: Actor sues AA over pinky stuck in seat

Instead of suing for money, he should be suing for psychiatric help. Money is not going to solve his supposed emotional problems that he said he faced, but psychiatric help just may.

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by Jetsouth
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

Are they back to normal operations today?

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by Jetsouth
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 172667

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

On december 8th, HB-JCS, the 19th Airbus A220-300 for Swiss was delivered as LX5201 from YMX to ZRH. There is still 1 A220-300 and 2 A220-100 to be delivered to Swiss until they got all aircrafts. The last A220-300 may be delivered by the end of December. They have an option for 30 additional ones....

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 7986

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Going back through several months, AC, B6, and F9 appear towards the bottom quite often. B6 operates its primary operations out of heavy-use (and some slot-restricted) airports, such as JFK and LGA. But I'm surprised about F9 in particular, especially with respect to NK, given that their fleet is o...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3599

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

If your business can't afford to pay a fair wage to the employees required to run it then you don't have a real business and don't deserve to succeed. If it's a cash issue then they should offer ownership shares to compensate. It is quite a bit more complicated than that. Existing Flight Attendants...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

There are a few problems with YHM. One is fundamental and the others can be overcome. The fundamental problem is that it's on the wrong side of Hamilton. If it were in Flamborough, it would be much better located for most GTA traffic and would make a much better reliever. The other problems are tha...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3599

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

According to Global News, many of the fight attendants at Flair are defying their union and showing up for work anyways. Another case of unions not acting in the interests of the workers.

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3599

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

So picketing is supposed to start December 10th. Flair claims that they pay 30% more than the competition. If this is true or not, I do not know. However, even if they pay 10-20% lower than the competition, they are a new airline that is struggling to survive. If flight attendants want higher pay, t...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 7986

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Perhaps airlines with the highest delays are airlines that serve in areas of higher snow and cold weather (such as AC and Westjet) and these delays are simply due to delays from snow days and plane de-icing. Frontier and JetBlue, also among the most delayed airlines, primarily serve in areas of wint...

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by Jetsouth
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3599

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

I would certainly think that a strike, especially over the busy Christmas season would put a struggling airline like Flair out of business.

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by Jetsouth
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 172667

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Second A220 to be delivered to Delta tomorrow, December 7th, along with another delivery to SWISS tomorrow. Third one to Delta apparently is in test flights and is supposed to be delivered before the end of the year.

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by Jetsouth
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Porter
Replies: 33
Views: 6463

Re: Future for Porter

Any one have any updates on Porter Airlines? They have not done much lately in adding new routes, new planes, etc. They have basically been operating to the same destinations for some years now, rarely adding new routes. I question whether they'll be around in their current form for much longer. Th...

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by Jetsouth
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Porter
Replies: 33
Views: 6463

Re: Future for Porter

Any one have any updates on Porter Airlines? They have not done much lately in adding new routes, new planes, etc. They have basically been operating to the same destinations for some years now, rarely adding new routes.

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by Jetsouth
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

I wonder if there is any justification for Porter to commence flights between YHM and YUL and between YHM and Ottawa now that AC is out of the picture. Certainly Porter would have lower operating costs than AC? But then again, there may simply not be the demand to commence such operations

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by Jetsouth
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

The only reason why SWOOP may be staying at YHM is to fend off new-starts like Canada Jetlines which is supposed to start next year, with Hamilton as one of their bases.

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

The only way that YHM may work is if they offered significant frequency. For instance, I think that SCOOP only flies to Halifax from Hamilton a few times a week. This does not make sense for a business person going there for a one-day conference, that he may have to stay there an additional day or t...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

What people forget is that, for instance if you live in eastern Hamilton, or in Burlington, it is only about 50 km to YYZ, (about 35 min) , assuming you take the 407. If you go from the same locations to YHM, its about 25km, (about 20 min). For the extra 25 km, and 15 min of driving, it is worth the...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

I would have thought that transferring in YUL for European flights would be better than driving on the QEW to YYZ instead. I guess not-maybe AC didn't price it effectively? If one takes the 407 from Hamilton you get to YYZ in no time, even in rush hour. Probably easier to just drive to YYZ and avoi...

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by Jetsouth
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4872

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

It makes one wonder if YHM can really be an alternative to YYZ. Westjet originally started operations there, which were quickly transferred to YYZ. And Flair did the same thing. One could argue that Swoop was only there to try to stop Flair. Will Swoop now end its scheduled flights from there? Seems...

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by Jetsouth
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8666

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

Dominion301 wrote:
I just noticed something. Flair will have 0% USA point-of-sale. If you go on their website, it's impossible to booked MIA-YEG. Only YEG-MIA is possible for example.


It was the same at WS several years back. You could not book a one-way or a return trip originating from any location outside Canada.

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by Jetsouth
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: Good news out of CLD - CP Air is expanding

Well, that is how you become a millionaire: Be a billionaire and start an airline......

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by Jetsouth
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 16053

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

According to the specifications of the plane, as posted above, the plane requires 3 flight crew. Why would a supposedly modern plane require 3 flight crew?

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by Jetsouth
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 172667

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Some pictures of the Air Tanzania A200-300 on the Fliegerfaust site. Can't seem to transfer them to here...

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