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by synanthropic
Sun May 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13719

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Hilo has no hotels, and not much to offer tourist except the volcano Hi, I'm from Hilo (though living on the mainland for one more year of training. currently), and that couldn't be farther from the truth. No-one ever advocates going to Hilo over Kailua-Kona (or any other part of the Big Island), b...

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by synanthropic
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4625

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

Tri-Rail has been running between both airports for 30 years now. Ah, I see the confusion here - the (extremely preliminary) Master Plan Briefing has rail service coming direct into FLL; no shuttle to the train off-site like what you're noting. Of course, it remains to be seen if this will occur, a...

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by synanthropic
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9296

Re: Large airports without rail links

The FLL Master Plan has rail service coming direct into the airport, though it remains to be seen if/when that will occur. For now, it is linked to tri-rail, which also connects to the high-speed train. I have taken this on multiple occasions with ease.

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by synanthropic
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit at FLL
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: JetBlue and Spirit at FLL

I'm a big believer that we won't see where everyone's true homes are until they are done reconstructing the whole airport. There is so much changing there that some big moves could still be made at some point. I also wonder how much of the recently-revealed FLL Master Plan will come to fruition. I ...

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by synanthropic
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4625

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

FLL is a breeze to fly into and out from (IMO) - recently, we did a FLL - OSL - Svalbard flight that was one of the most comfortable flights ever. Layover in OSL was barely 3 hours and within a half day and just one small stop, we were at the top of the world. I learned to fly on 9L and 9R in the la...

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by synanthropic
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 17245

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Why does it seem like everytime FLL and MIA are in one thread the majority always wants to see Miami take all of FLLs service? Why can’t it ever be FLL has had a good run lately let’s see if they can keep it up and potential new services for them. Everypost is which airline will jump ship for MIA n...

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by synanthropic
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

MSN is reporting the identity of the student pilot as well as what he will be charged with : Police arrived and arrested the intruder, identified as Nishal Sankat, 22, a student at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Authorities said they don't know Sankat's motive. He was unarmed and car...

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by synanthropic
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

I’m flying out of MLB this afternoon. I’ll see if I can find out any more information from the counter or gate agents. Sun-Sentinel just reported this: he incident started at about 2 a.m. when the suspect drove to the curb outside the airport and left his car running, airport spokeswoman Lori Booke...

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by synanthropic
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

Re: Melbourne (MEL) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

The title needs to be updated. The code for Melbourne, FL is MLB. MEL is Melbourne, Australia. Fixed, Stupid mistake on my behalf; I was typing quickly as I was running into my office! Stupid thing to do on behalf of the student pilot, who would surely know better. Assuming his intentions were beni...

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by synanthropic
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that Melbourne International Airport (FL) has been shut down after a student pilot boarded a passenger airplane that was in an airport maintenance facility. No word on the airline, but I am sure there are some worries after what occurred recently in Washington State. P...

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by synanthropic
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

On a side note, with construction at Nuuk for the runway extension (finally) starting to allow for long-range jets, it will be interesting to see how Kangerlussuaq/SSF will do. Though weather is a bit better at SSF, being able to fly to Nuuk direct will be a huge saver for many people (both in time ...

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by synanthropic
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table
Replies: 48
Views: 4596

Re: Wikipedia Now Proposing & Discussing Eliminating Airport Destinations Table

I don't see the destination tables being eliminated, but in case they do, it would be easy to start something like "Airportpedia" or something similar via wikia - there are a ton of offsite wikias that are more helpful than the main wiki. We'd be able to template and update whatever info w...

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by synanthropic
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 32
Views: 2615

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

There are routes in the Oz Bush and the AK Bush that would definitely fit this bill (especially mining/petrology). Are you considering only manufacturing, or would you consider petroleum, etc, as well?

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by synanthropic
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29561

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

At the February Press Conference in Kyiv , Aron Mayberg (Head of Supervisory Board for Ukraine International Airlines) reported that UIA is looking to expand MIA - Kyiv (KBP) around 2020, though some insiders have reported they're looking at late 2019 for this. Still too early to see if it will mak...

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by synanthropic
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29561

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

At the February Press Conference in Kyiv , Aron Mayberg (Head of Supervisory Board for Ukraine International Airlines) reported that UIA is looking to expand MIA - Kyiv (KBP) around 2020, though some insiders have reported they're looking at late 2019 for this. Still too early to see if it will make...

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by synanthropic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6456

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Will companies start to alter their service, or do think any will upgauge in response? Perhaps it is too early to do anything, though.

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by synanthropic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6456

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

Still when there was only 9L/27R, FLL made use of the runway efficiently. Aircraft were usually on 4 mile finals, with takeoffs in between each landing. I learned to fly on 9L (though I solo-ed on 9R) and remember the days of the beautiful SAA planes landing on those long finals starting over Westo...

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by synanthropic
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6456

FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

As per: MSN via the Sun-Sentinel , FLL will shut down the north runway (10L) between June and October of 2019, with a predicted drop of 20-25% of flights during the closure. Naive question, but will companies start to reduce flight numbers this early, or will they typically wait to see. Even more na...

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by synanthropic
Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 17287

Re: South Florida aviation thread - 2018

Link to a new draft (05/15/2018) of the FLL Master Plan Update briefing for the Board of Broward County Commissioners here: http://www.broward.org/Airport/Community/MasterPlan/Documents/FLLmasterplanupdate05152018v6finalada.pdf Thanks for this - the Intermodal Center would certainly be an amazing a...

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by synanthropic
Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 17287

Re: South Florida aviation thread - 2018

Geminijets101 wrote:
Miami wrote:
UIA intends to start service to MIA by 2020




Wait, seriously?


Yes, the KyivPost reported on this a few months ago. However, keep in mind this is just intentions at this point; I think we should have some more concrete information by the end of the year!

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by synanthropic
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35545

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I like this! Modern, minimal and sleek - I hadn't seen this before, thank you for linking this!

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by synanthropic
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?

I often fly MIA-BRU on TUIFly and have had a variety of airplanes, some at the last minute. In fact, two weeks ago, I took the MIA-BRU flight and we flew on a EuroAtlantic Airways 777-200ER. Interestingly, when we were boarding the airplane, the flight crew let everyone know it was "open seatin...

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by synanthropic
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trouble finding plane on TUIFly BE Flight 218?
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Trouble finding plane on TUIFly BE Flight 218?

My apologies if this is the wrong place to post this, but I was hoping I could get some help. A friend is flying Miami (KMIA) to Brussels Zavantem (EBBR) this February. It is flight TB 218 leaving at 19:15 (she is returning on TB 217 on the 13:15 flight). My question is this: she is wondering what a...

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by synanthropic
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6743

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

Cessna airplanes are really small compared to the heavy metal landing at BOS. Does anyone know how ATC at BOS finds enough room to separate them from the bigger birds so they aren't thrown around in the wash or run over on approach? I learned how to fly at KFLL because my father wanted me to be com...

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by synanthropic
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 28040

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

AWACSooner wrote:
Bavd wrote:
Seriously, why do people fly this airline ? It is an accident waiting to happen....


Man...this one takes the cake for hyperbole in this thread.

Agreed, I briefly though this was an Allegiant thread :)

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by synanthropic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Change on runway numbering
Replies: 26
Views: 5721

Re: Change on runway numbering

I learned to fly at FLL back in the late 90s (my father wanted to be comfortable from the get-go with the big planes/traffic/calling in/etc) when the runways were 09/27. However, I left South Florida in 2000 and just came back to visit and see the runways are now 10/28.

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by synanthropic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19754

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

You guys realize Miami area is already served by an Asian Carrier at FLL. Emirates. After all Dubai is on the Asian continent. So even if JAL or ANA launch service it will not be the first Asian carrier to the Miami Metro area. Well, if you're going to count that, why not count the MIA - DOH flight...

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by synanthropic
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MIA service in S18
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: New MIA service in S18

Hasn't this been flown for a while? I swear it's been at least a few years that they've flown MIA-BRU a few times weekly... Absolutely. I take the MIA-BRU flight few times a year and have just booked two more flights for February and March. The midweek nonstop is a beautiful flight that is timed pe...

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by synanthropic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines weighing passengers ?
Replies: 66
Views: 5882

Re: airlines weighing passengers ?

synanthropic , I think it was mid 90's. I can ask tonite. They've been flying PAX in the Alaskan bush for years and have been weighing PAX for the same amount of time! How interesting we both posted that at the same time, as well. I just called to check with my old airline and they do still weigh ...

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by synanthropic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines weighing passengers ?
Replies: 66
Views: 5882

Re: airlines weighing passengers ?

In the early 2000s, I worked for a certain small Alaskan bush airline that flew around the northern Arctic bush. I don't want to give too much away, but we flew only single turboprops and regular props (as well has some beautiful old birds for charter!). We were mostly cargo, US Postal mail and fuel...

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by synanthropic
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help starting my own airline
Replies: 19
Views: 3158

Re: Need help starting my own airline

Cunard wrote:

Some good replies guys but our future high flying billionaire entrepreneur hasn't responded.


Though I completely and 100% agree with you, mate, the OP only posted ~20 hours ago (at this point in time) and perhaps doesn't check this site as compulsively as some of us may do :D

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by synanthropic
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19754

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

jfk777 wrote:
For so many reasons the logical first route from Miami to Asia should be Tokyo.


Strictly and technically speaking, there are already routes from MIA to Asia.

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by synanthropic
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19754

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Two of us have posted a few months ago that this official announcement should be announced shortly. Things can always take some time to shake out, of course.

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by synanthropic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 75680

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I do believe one day we will be able to find the remains of this flight. We will not ever be able to piece together why it happened, of course , but perhaps we will be able to understand what happened. Just curious - if we can find out what happened, why the certainty that we'll never know why? Or ...

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by synanthropic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3982

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Another person not reading the terms of their ticket. I'm going to go ahead and highly doubt that you've read the terms and conditions of your ticket cover to cover at any point. Well, being an attorney who deals with contract law is sort of my thing! Admitted snark aside, if you've ever booked wit...

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by synanthropic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 75680

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I do believe one day we will be able to find the remains of this flight. We will not ever be able to piece together why it happened, of course, but perhaps we will be able to understand what happened. May all the families find/have found some sort of peace.

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by synanthropic
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3982

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Another person not reading the terms of their ticket. Side not, what's the fee for a carry-on bag [with/without bomb] under 35"?

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by synanthropic
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avior starting CCS-MIA and CCS-FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Avior starting CCS-MIA and CCS-FLL

For population distribution by Venezuelan ancestry, Doral (in Miami/Dade) and Weston (in Fort Lauderdale/Broward) are in the number 1 and 2 spots. Interestingly, though Weston is a straight ~15minute door-to-door shot to FLL (on the new express lanes), it's also very easy to get to MIA (via the I-75...

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by synanthropic
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul anounces flights from REC to FLL and Argentina
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Azul anounces flights from REC to FLL and Argentina

Congrats to all involved - the South Florida area has so many offerings for domestic and international, which continues to connect the various families and friends around the world in a more streamlined manner! We have been loving the FLL-DXB flight (getting to the Maldives, Nepal and Seychelles is ...

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by synanthropic
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?
Replies: 26
Views: 3683

Re: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?

All the current Schedules are heavily reduced because of the withdrawal of the 737-300's from the WN fleet. With the fleet reduction smaller cities like PBI seem more impacted more vs other years. This will grow back to more normal levels during summer and Fall 2018 when WN regains a positive fleet...

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by synanthropic
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?
Replies: 26
Views: 3683

Re: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?

Growth and low fares at FLL are continually eroding the catchment area of PBI. The population willing to pay more to travel from PBI and to whom PBI is vastly more convenient is relatively small. True. I fly into FLL at least once every year and every time I go, it seems slightly busier than the la...

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by synanthropic
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2016-2017 (part 8)
Replies: 232
Views: 27308

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

Word is Tokyo-South Florida service will be officially announced before Thanksgiving holiday!

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by synanthropic
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4144

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

As well as what others have said above, with the High Speed Train between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando, moving people between the major airports of Central and South Florida will possibly have an effect on things like smaller airports like LAL sprouting up. I'm not saying it'...

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by synanthropic
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4144

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

As well as what others have said above, with the High Speed Train between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando, moving people between the major airports of Central and South Florida will possibly have an effect on things like smaller airports like LAL sprouting up. I'm not saying it's...

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by synanthropic
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14721

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Norwegian Air (Argentina) requested routes to "Fort Lauderdale/Miami" (where those flights are landing at FLL and not MIA). I think it's fine for major metropolitan areas that share markets to be termed as such. Especially in this situation, with the high speed train that will be connectin...

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by synanthropic
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2016-2017 (part 8)
Replies: 232
Views: 27308

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

Azul beginning Fort Lauderdale-Belem service http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-azul-new-lauderdale-belem-route-20170811-story.html http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1371001 Starting 10 DEC/A320neo: AD 8726 BEL 1330 FLL 1730 - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays AD...

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by synanthropic
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11727

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Never mind, I wave the white flag. I said some things I shouldn't have said, please forgive me.... Either way, let's just all try to pay attention to the topic at hand, and try to contribute as much as we can to the knowledge value-add that the OP is asking us for. Exactly. The question the OP aske...

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by synanthropic
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 15375

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

I fly Silver probably more than anyone here and really enjoy their service! Looking forward to their expansion. The South Florida/Central Florida region is also gearing up for the high speed train to go between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando (with expansions later to Tampa and J...

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by synanthropic
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11727

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights. If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF. South Florida has two. DC has two if you include BWI. Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market). O...

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by synanthropic
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4439

Re: Level to USA

jfk777 wrote:
Surprised Level doesn't fly to New York, Boston or Washington but instead they go longer to LAX & OAK. WHY do Californians like Barcelona better then east coasters ?


Plus, Norwegian begins FLL - BCN ops in just a few weeks, as well.

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