Search found 272 matches

by cheapgreek
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Who talked about driving to EWR? From New Haven, Amtrak takes around 2.5 hours to EWR station for around $30 with advance purchase, that sure is a lot easier than driving to EWR. As for JFK, you take Amtrak to Penn Station, connect to hourly service (may even be evry 20-30 minutes) to Jamaica stati...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Who talked about driving to EWR? From New Haven, Amtrak takes around 2.5 hours to EWR station for around $30 with advance purchase, that sure is a lot easier than driving to EWR. As for JFK, you take Amtrak to Penn Station, connect to hourly service (may even be evry 20-30 minutes) to Jamaica stati...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

HVN-JFK as a flight???? That is served by COMMUTER rail AND Amtrak extremely frequent service. Just wouldn't make sense given how delay prone JFK is. DCA would make more sense for B6 but those are valuable slots because there would be some premium O&D. If B6 does HVN look for it to be Florida. ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Sounds like potential good news for New Haven's future and thanks for the explanation on the current runway situation. So with the possible 1000 foot extension on the southern end, does that mean there will be no more safety overruns as a trade off? Am looking forward to the appeal courts decision ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Speaking of HVN, am a little confused with all of the issues concerning the airport's 5600 ft runway. It appears that various airlines have passed on starting service to New Haven due to the runway limitations. Am aware of the political battle during the past decade with the town of East Haven bein...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

HVN-JFK as a flight???? That is served by COMMUTER rail AND Amtrak extremely frequent service. Just wouldn't make sense given how delay prone JFK is. DCA would make more sense for B6 but those are valuable slots because there would be some premium O&D. If B6 does HVN look for it to be Florida. ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

In 2018 Frontier has expanded to PWM, BTV, and PSM. Southwest and Jetblue need to stop ignoring their secondary New England markets or they might find themselves fighting for leftovers. In what way is Jetblue ignoring secondary New England markets? They fly from PVD, BDL, ORH, PWM, BTV, MVY, and AC...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13400

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

God, I hope not. It's the worst jet to fly on from a passenger perspective. The -200 is for sure the worst commercial aircraft in widespread service today, but I've never had an issue with the -700 or -900, which feel very similar to the E-Jets IMO. Not great, but not uncomfortable either. Just ave...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 8709

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

DL also has the least unionized work force, most southern companies are not fond of unions and DL has an advantage in having a lower payroll.

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29580

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

US wasted the LGA slots by flooding small routes with Dash's, there were many larger markets that could have been more profitable especially in the countries largest market. US went through as some called it chapter 22, chapter 11 twice within a few years and they were the only major to charge for w...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Anyone think Chicopee/Westover service will ever return. The terminal is still there after the departure of Skybus which (hard to believe) was 10 years ago. Some years ago there was talk of the airport becoming a commercial airport. Nothing more was said. It would be a good airport for the large ca...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

chrisnh wrote:
I’m totally puzzled by the Worcester thing today. One regional jet flight that won’t even commence for a YEAR?


AA gave five months notice on the ORH-PHL service with one round trip then shortly made it two daily round trips. Never heard of such a long lead time for a domestic regional flight.

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4641

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

LAS you can connect thru CLE. PHL not sure why it shows up. It's been like that for a week....and guess what? IT'S NOW BOOKABLE !! EDIT: a little birdie told me AA will be following.....but granted, I don't know how knowledgeable this birdie is...HA HA :rotfl: AA seems to be picking up in SRQ. CLT-...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13789

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

I don't see it happening anytime soon. With all the capacity by the LLC's and majors, yields have to be thin. What might work is using the A220's for second tier cities in Europe that do not a present have N/S service and would match the planes capacity. These fares could be slightly higher by elimi...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:08 am
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?

I worked for Airways during that time period. Within a few years they went through what some called it chapter 22, meaning chapter 11 twice. Many thought CEO David Seigel was going to be the airlines savior, he made a video for all employees to watch where he stated he was in it for the long haul. H...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10668

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Nice to hear this for ORH. Hopefully ISP would get DL soon! Glad for ORH and its increased service. It has a large catchment area, but has the road access been improved? Hoping for DL to start HVN-DTW, since AA is starting HVN-CLT. DTW would be doable but probably require a CRJ-700. Years back NW t...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Shifting gears for a minute, because honestly there's only so much MHT vs PWM vs BOS vs PVD fun we can have in a week (kidding guys) The other thread about ORH and possibly DL showing up did get me thinking about 2 things. 1. It answers the question raised in my head when i saw "New Airline at...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

My father in law was from Houlton and he would say Portland is not Maine. He considered Bangor on north to be the real Maine. An old saying was Maine has 10 months of winter and 2 months of poor sledding. Its been many years since I been to Maine, hunting in Jackman, smelting in Mooselookmeguntic, t...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 10241

Re: PenAir declares bankruptcy, filies to end EAS at PDX and DEN

INFINITI329 wrote:
Maybe AS could find a few Q300s that are eligible for the life extension program from BBD and use those on the PenAir routes which Q400 is unable to go.


Piedmont was told the life extension program was 2 million per plane.

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I used to go to Maine many many years ago for fishing and hunting, Norway and South Paris. Even though Portland was the largest of Maine's cities, it still was small compared to other New England cities. I am amazed at the level of air service that now exists today. I need to get up there again to s...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

When you say most int. airports are now pre customs are you referring to customs pre-clearance? There are only 15 pre-clearance airports at the moment, besides 8 airports in Canada, only Dublin and Shannon airports in Europe are pre-clearance airports. Ha-Ha. I wanted to say the number is lower tha...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11065

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

No way, the closest airport to the city, what it needs is a direct subway line to the terminal and to make better use of the slots, no airliners below 90 seats. Years back I was watching a steady stream of Dash-8-100's clog up landings and takeoffs while US used these planes to hold on to the slots ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4676

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

Certainly wouldn't be surprised to see F9 give it a go at CHO -- though I would be very surprised to see it succeed whether running a couple of times a week to RDU or 1-2x a week to MCO. I think RIC more than adequately serves whatever ULCC demand exists in the region and I don't think the mix of b...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4676

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

I really believe WN could survive with basic service out of ROA. Even if it's just during the school year, plenty of students come in from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The airport serves Blacksburg (Virginia Tech), Salem/Roanoke (Roanoke College) and Lexington (Washington & Lee), among plent...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6648

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

I don't see ATH from CLT. Would be good to have service to eastern Europe with 2-3 weekly flights splitting the plane with service to two cities.

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9135

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

I guess Lowell, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Lawrence are hotbeds of Massachusetts wealth then. If the majority of the 7.5 million people 90 minutes from PVD can’t afford a bus ticket, how does BOS have any TATL flights then since its the same people who live in and around Boston! Lastly, D8 is increas...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9135

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

BDL being sandwiched between JFK and BOS makes it unattractive for foreign airlines to consider BDL for non-stop flights to Europe. I have used JFK many times and even though BDL is closer, the number of airlines, frequencies and prices are some of the things that BDL will never be able to offer. I...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3583

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

There's no mental evaluation to get a drivers license, but you can still kill a lot of people with a motor vehicle. Amen! Test restaurant workers,could poison food,test hospital workers,could do a number of deadly things,etc. We live in a very sick and evil world,starting from the top down to the s...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9135

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

A few companies here and there are not going to cut it. Look at the huge O&D that supports JFK and BOS, the plethora of world headquarters and giant companies that are New York and Boston. The immediate area around BDL consists of tobacco fields, now compare that to JFK and BOS and it becomes ev...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9135

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

BDL being sandwiched between JFK and BOS makes it unattractive for foreign airlines to consider BDL for non-stop flights to Europe. I have used JFK many times and even though BDL is closer, the number of airlines, frequencies and prices are some of the things that BDL will never be able to offer. I ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

You don't think the CR7 could do the job? It does ATL-EYW just fine and HVN has about 800 feet of runway on EYW. 160 mile difference in distance too. EYW has flat over water approaches with no obstructions whereas HVN has one approach mostly over water but the approach to runway 20 is steeper and t...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

All HVN flights are PSA. that price though...I was looking to fly down to CLT in December, but $1200 RT...jeez!!! Also, they only operate HVN-PHL 2X on Saturdays, so there is no net gain in seats for this service. When AA announced ORH-PHL, it was only one daily flight, now its two. I feel once tim...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

You know, if UA is serious about turning IAD into a connecting hub like they said, I wouldn't be surprised to see them start HVN-IAD. Now what would it take to have DL start HVN-ATL? A CS-100 or now a A220-100. Short of that, the pending court case involving the runway being decided in HVN's favor....

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32378

Re: The Future of ISP

Always thought a flight CLT-HVN-ISP-CLT would be able to serve two AA's stations with one aircraft, like a CRJ-900 or an A319. I know HVN is getting a Saturday only flight but a flight like I described could do both cities good. With HVN's limited 5600 runway, the continuing flight with the HVN-ISP ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

All HVN flights are PSA. that price though...I was looking to fly down to CLT in December, but $1200 RT...jeez!!! Also, they only operate HVN-PHL 2X on Saturdays, so there is no net gain in seats for this service. When AA announced ORH-PHL, it was only one daily flight, now its two. I feel once tim...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Out-going, yes. These times seem pretty bad for passengers returning to HVN from these flights. I can't help but think if this is where these flights are targeted why AA wouldn't run a routing like PHL-HVN-CLT and then later run a CLT-HVN-PHL to connect to the returning bank of flights from the Car...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13104

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

While some extol the virtues of the Q400, it is clear airlines in the USA don't want them and I am sure they put a lot of research in making selections for regional aircraft. The natural progression led from piston props to turbo props to turbo jets to fan jets to what we have today. The prop age is...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Happy for HVN! Hopefully this route is successful so it gets increased to daily. Still waiting for the long-overdue CLT-ISP. I feel the same regarding ISP-CLT. One or two CRJ-700's on the route should do well. At HVN, the Phllly flights are doing very well and I was expecting a forth flight to be a...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13104

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

…in the real world, airlines and flyers prefer jets and the order books bear this out. UA,AA and DL have had over the last few years,hundreds of RJ's on order, but not a single prop. By real world, you mean the United States of America. If you look at the rest of the world, you’ll see many more pro...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1400625

"AA announced today that they are adding a daily DFW-CYS operated by Skywest CRJ200 and a Saturday only CLT-HVN on PSA CRJ 200."
-->

CLT-HVN flights. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1400625

"AA announced today that they are adding a daily DFW-CYS operated by Skywest CRJ200 and a Saturday only CLT-HVN on PSA CRJ 200."

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6454

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Can't find the CLT-HVN flights listed.

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13104

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

To those who complain about any prop being noisy… here’s a pro tip. The quietest section of a prop cabin is at the back. In the old days, before jets, the first class section was at the back. So, get yourself a seat towards the back. You won’t even have to pay extra for it! Two months ago I rode a ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 686
Views: 48572

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I know its a bit heretic to say this on this forum. but one easy way to boost MHT flying would be to actually build a useful rail link to the airport. You already have the tracks there. Get a real train (and not some lumbering old MBTA coach) to stop in Nashua, Lowell, Burlington, and Boston. Make ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

Portsmouth Ohio opened a new airport in 1957 near Minford ohio and Lake Central Airlines started service to the Ohio River town.In 1968 Allegheny Airlines bought Lake central and Allegheny served PHM until 1971 with only two flights to CVG. I am hearing that today a Hotel is being built at PHM and ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13104

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

To those who complain about any prop being noisy… here’s a pro tip. The quietest section of a prop cabin is at the back. In the old days, before jets, the first class section was at the back. So, get yourself a seat towards the back. You won’t even have to pay extra for it! Two months ago I rode a ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13104

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

To those who complain about any prop being noisy… here’s a pro tip. The quietest section of a prop cabin is at the back. In the old days, before jets, the first class section was at the back. So, get yourself a seat towards the back. You won’t even have to pay extra for it! Two months ago I rode a ...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 13104

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

The Q400 is based on the old Dash-8 series which has been out of production for years. I have not flown the Q400, but I have taken dozens of Dash-8-100,200 and 300 flights and they all were inferior in noise and comfort compared to RJ's. I believe the Q400 still uses inflatable de-ice boots, they we...

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What SYR Will Look Like After Renovations...
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: What SYR Will Look Like After Renovations...

I think in time WN will set up shop at SYR. They are very methodical about adding new cities but they also move very slowly. Their business model must be working as they never had a money losing year.

Jump to post
by cheapgreek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 6030

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

/quote]Really? I am not a WN fanboy, I knock them for a bunch of things, but they offer a much better product to the general consumer than DL, UA, and AA do. For $95, I can fly with two bags, get a small drink & package of peanuts thrown at me, nice/funny FA's, and a decently comfortable seat. ...

Jump to post