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by MO11
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7669

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

My wife and I flew the AA 757 from PHX to OGG a couple of weeks ago and it had winglets. But the cabin seemed like going back to the 80s or 90s. Returned on an A321 via LAX and we liked that much better. I heard those PHX 757s are old HP fleet. The America West operated 757s are gone. The first 757...

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by MO11
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7669

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

csweet wrote:
Recently flew ATL-PBI ona 757 with no winglets. However, AA still flies PHX- Hawaii with the no winglet 757, how are these routes not economical enough to add winglets?


I just searched for photos on all of the AA 757s that fly PHX-Hawaii. They ALL have winglets. Did something recently happen?

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by MO11
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It won't be a tear down rebuild like T3S, its closer to take it back to the studs kind of remodel. There will be some structural changes to the facility, including a mid-concourse bump out on both sides of the building right around where Gates 18-20 are today. The roof is also being redesigned. By ...

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by MO11
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

According to the Republic he gets a $56 parking ticket. Of course, the rental car is trashed, so I hope he paid for the LDW. I wonder if the LDW (or the credit card version of it) covers damage caused by the bomb squad? If this person gets away scot free with only a $56 fine, it’s a travesty. He ca...

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by MO11
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

According to the latest report someone left a rental car at the curb. When I worked out there people would be late for their fight and just abandon the rental on the curb figuring that someone would come get it. They should be able to identify the person through the rental car records and I hope th...

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by MO11
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Re: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

legend500 wrote:
Interesting. Earlier today (about 1300 CDT) I saw a unmarked 77W on East departure from DFW. FR24 had a registration but no history, arrival/departure info, or anything else.


That airplane was N819AX (777-200), but I have seen plenty of photos of it in full Omni paint.

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by MO11
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

According to the latest report someone left a rental car at the curb. When I worked out there people would be late for their fight and just abandon the rental on the curb figuring that someone would come get it. They should be able to identify the person through the rental car records and I hope th...

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by MO11
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 56
Views: 7958

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

The AA PHL reductions are more evidence that AA is completely slashing the PHL schedule around Thanksgiving and Christmas (schedules cut by 50-75%). Though, on 12/24 the lone PHL-LAS flight is a 763 Many airlines have significant cutbacks beginning the Tuesday or Wednesday after Thanksgiving, until...

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by MO11
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4545

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

September11 wrote:
In that youtube... ex-Air Florida 737?


Nope. Lufthansa, then Ryanair.

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by MO11
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2565

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

The other thing to consider with ATC initiatives is that closer in flights are always hit first. Well by definition, regional carriers operate closer in than Mainline does in most circumstances so they will be more delayed by ATC. Well, if the initiative is EDCT, then this is not true. The program ...

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by MO11
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 80353

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Swadian wrote:
MO11 wrote:
deltaffindfw wrote:
501 is done. It will be used for de-icing training and then sent to ROW.


By my count, there is only one original AA MD-80 left flying, N541. All others are TWA.


You mean N7541A?


I apologize for my SABRE shorthand.

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by MO11
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 80353

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

travaz wrote:
I assume that it is there for Paint. Will they do a heavy check on it?


It just had a 6 week stop for lease return maintenance. Whatever level inspection GECAS required in the contract, but previously, it looks like it had a 17-day break for inspection in April 2017.

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by MO11
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 80353

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

deltaffindfw wrote:
501 is done. It will be used for de-icing training and then sent to ROW.


By my count, there is only one original AA MD-80 left flying, N541. All others are TWA.

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by MO11
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Would be nice to have MSN and especially GRR year round. I am personally waiting for JAX, BDL, ALB, and either ORF or RIC. Not sure if any will happen but I’m hopeful. Seems to me that BDL ought to be a fair possibility. What do others think? Well, it ran from April 2000 - December 2008 (the recess...

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by MO11
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 42071

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Yes you are right. I forgot about the 747. Thank you for reminding me. Indeed, they flew the 747 on that route in the early 70s. But it didn't last long. I believe that it was the only domestic route where they were able to make profit with the 747. It turned out that the DC-10 suit them better on ...

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by MO11
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Re: When will US Pre-Clearance Facility Open At YTZ & What New YTZ US Routes Can We See With Preclearance

master14225 wrote:
Maybe the expansion and rebuilding of LGA and JFK will help create more slots.


Nothing is being done with the runways. That's the limiting factor.

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by MO11
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

Re: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN

Actually, this is SkyWest's commitment, not United's. Although United bids on some EAS markets (like Presque Isle), it did not bid on this one. And UA has to approve SkyWest's use of it's code. So effectively it is both. None of these markets ever survive without the code of a major. Yes, but it's ...

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by MO11
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN
Replies: 16
Views: 1957

Re: OO Starts EAS Service EAR-DEN

I like UA's new commitment to smaller markets in the US whether it is EAS service bids or simply underserved markets or even interline with partners such as Silver, Boutique or Cape Air that serve smaller communities.. All show up on United.com! Actually, this is SkyWest's commitment, not United's....

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by MO11
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Plain Cement Concrete.

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by MO11
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3442

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

tb727 wrote:
Roush 727's are for sale and stored up in OSC in northern Michigan. I doubt they will ever leave.


The two -200s were stored at Chino, and sold last year to a non-aviation entity.

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by MO11
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3442

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

727LOVER wrote:
This one still around?

Yes.

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by MO11
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3442

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Max Q wrote:
Any -224’s still Flying?

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by MO11
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3442

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Kalitta Air? Although, their website just shows the 747-400 & 767-300 as active haulers. The 727s are operated by Kalitta Charters II. Interjet West has one. CargoJet in Canada. Amerijet is done, Asia Pacific is done. I was poking around on Flightaware last week and saw an MGE 722 still doing w...

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by MO11
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3442

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

friendlyskies22 wrote:
Kalitta Air?
Although, their website just shows the 747-400 & 767-300 as active haulers.


The 727s are operated by Kalitta Charters II. Interjet West has one. CargoJet in Canada. Amerijet is done, Asia Pacific is done.

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by MO11
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8456

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

tomcoppins wrote:
I would consider it a crash due to the substantial amount of damage. Would people prefer I change the title to "pranged"?!



How about "substantially damaged"?

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by MO11
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/united-joins-jetblue-with-30-bag-fee-as-revenue-push-spreads?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo United joins JetBlue in raising the checked bag fee by $5 from $25 to $30. Airlines are...

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by MO11
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9352

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Public Charters Inc. is not a Part 135. They are a Part 380 who handles ticket sales for Part 135's. It now has commuter authority. The AVP-PIT service (that is ending) is scheduled service. The flights sold as Texas Sky, Northern Sky, and Ultimate Air Shuttle are Part 380. I believe it intends to ...

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by MO11
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9352

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Public Charters Inc. is not a Part 135. They are a Part 380 who handles ticket sales for Part 135's. It now has commuter authority. The AVP-PIT service (that is ending) is scheduled service. The flights sold as Texas Sky, Northern Sky, and Ultimate Air Shuttle are Part 380. I believe it intends to ...

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by MO11
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about foreign carriers and where they are based
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Question about foreign carriers and where they are based

Rules regarding freight operators are quite different to those of passenger operators. Cabotage is far more prevalent and indeed the US consolidators operations include aircraft based exclusively within the EU and South East Asia on the US register . An example is Fedex with a 757 based in Paris bu...

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by MO11
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about foreign carriers and where they are based
Replies: 9
Views: 1024

Re: Question about foreign carriers and where they are based

Short answer might be yes, but the longer answer is operating permits are rarely given. This might be allowed under NAFTA as KF flies international out of MIA, not US domestic. Jet Aviation was a Swiss corporation, then bought by GD. Vista Jet is Swiss-owned, but does not have any US ownership. VJ’...

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by MO11
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9352

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Talked to Crankyflier, he will be writing an article on Onejet tomorrow. He said he called reservations and someone actually answered, and said they were "halting bookings temporarily". They say on their website that they're suspending flights while they transition to flying on their own ...

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by MO11
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9352

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Midwestindy wrote:
No routes are bookable right now on their website


The evening BUF-ALB-BUF flight flew Tuesday night, then the airplane ferried home. Same goes for the late BDL-PIT trip. After that, ferry to CAK. Good night.

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by MO11
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on in Plattsburgh
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Whats going on in Plattsburgh

It just started...

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by MO11
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I asked this question a couple of weeks ago, and no answer. Contour operates as a public charter, are they allowed to interline with other airlines using that status? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, since certain rules and protections which apply to scheduled flights, don't apply to charters. I k...

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by MO11
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?
Replies: 37
Views: 4014

Re: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?

But it also gets removed during low (business) demand periods. It's not flying next week. And it doesn't fly during the Christmas schedule.

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by MO11
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 16
Views: 4048

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

What will happen to the current aircraft flying in Centurion colors (CENTURION CARGO titles)? Sky Lease will continue flying? Are these aircraft going to be repainted with Sky Lease titles? Sky Lease will continue flying. The 747 that has been flying SFO-HNL was parked for 7 months until a couple o...

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by MO11
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 1876

Re: JetBlue raising fees

flyguy84 wrote:
JetBlue in an attempt to increase ancillary revenue is raising bag fees and other fee structures. They will now charge 30.00 for the first bag which is higher than AA/UA/DL....


Well, I bet not for long.

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by MO11
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 16
Views: 4048

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

Chasensfo wrote:
"they haven't operated a single flight in almost 20 months"

They sent an MD-11 and 747-400 to SFO both in the last 2 weeks, different Centurion or operating on another certificate?



Another certificate : Sky Lease Cargo

Centurion ended with UPS charters during the 2016 Christmas rush.

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by MO11
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 16
Views: 4048

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

Speaking of revoked AOC's. How long has it been since XTRA Airways has been operated? They sold their aircraft to Swift but were reportedly looking to sell their AOC - how long will the FAA let that sit inactive? Technically we don't have an "AOC" in the US. Airlines have an Air Carrier C...

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by MO11
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 60154

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

wjcandee wrote:
CM: N380AN is going directly to Cargojet. It was reported somewhere that Cargojet had bought it and was managing the conversion itself. Other than Bank of Utah as the interim owner, .


The owner is Cargojet. Aircraft placed in trust with Bank of Utah while on the US register.

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by MO11
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

alasizon wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Contour starts PGA-PHX on Wednesday.


Any word on what terminal they are using? I'd assume T2 but their logo hasn't been added into the list of airlines over there and I know they were fighting hard to use T4 to allow pax to self-connect to AA and WN easier.


Terminal 2 Gate 2

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by MO11
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

TripleA wrote:
Don't know if this has been posted yet but apparently Elite Airways already canceled that flight to RST. Did it ever even start? :lol:


And the IFP-PHX flight only lasted for 5 flights.

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by MO11
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10164

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

HP would not have been that far behind US had the merger not happened. Do a search for Project Zanzibar . I don't think Microsoft Surface tablets or mousepads would have saved the airline. The technology came out too late, and seems to be irrelevant to airliner financials. I think phllax wants you ...

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by MO11
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1895

Re: Could we see LCC becoming flying billboards?

Advertising on seatbacks and tray tables is more cost effective. Maybe it should spread to overhead bins. "Hurt in an accident....?"

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by MO11
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10164

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Yep. My understanding is that, essentially, America West was the surviving carrier, but they took the US Airways name. They did ditch the HP designator in favor of US, but retained their old ICAO code (AWE) and callsign (Cactus). Actually, ICAO was intended to remain "USA" which was used ...

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by MO11
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 2972

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

This is an interesting statement: "Of course, an increase in the price of a product is rarely welcome news, but as EarlyBird increases in popularity, we want to protect the value it offers our customers.'' An increase in demand results in an increase in price. But "protect the value" ...

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by MO11
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9620

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

A mere 89,000 hours and 49,000 cycles? T-tail discrimination! :hissyfit: Seriously, using any aircraft that much is impressive. 49,000 cycles is 1,000 more than original A320 allowed (now A320 has a LOV of 60k cycles). 89,000 hours is 29,000 more than original A320 (now at LOV of 120k hours for the...

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by MO11
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 816
Views: 56041

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Recall that Newleaf (operated by Flair) intended to operate at IWA from January 2017, but canceled its plans when WestJet announced its intention to operate at IWA. Apparently Flair thinks that there is enough demand for everyone.

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