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by AirKevin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia Airspace Speed Restrictions Under 10k Feet | Do They Exist?

Although 250 below 10,000 is a thing in the United States, if a heavy jet needs it, they can be approved for a high-speed climb.

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by AirKevin
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 1476

Re: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO

Also, Delta would be in Terminal 2 with the gates owned by them. The airport also has to construct another terminal, if Delta were to establish a hub at SFO. Sure, where are you going to put another terminal. They construct an island for the new terminal which is Terminal 4. You have to take the Ai...

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by AirKevin
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 1476

Re: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO

So I'm wondering if Delta has a hub at SFO. Delta had a route from NRT to SFO So there's a bit of history here. Back when NW was still in operation, they designated both NRT and AMS as "hubs." From these hubs, they operated a number of fifth-freedom flights. A summary of the NRT hub's his...

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by AirKevin
Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56419

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

kraz911 wrote:
I’ll just guess that if the starboard wing isn’t tweeked or the spars aren’t bent and if the structure around the starboard main gear isn’t too bad, they’ll probably fix it.

Looking at the pictures of the damage, I would be surprised if all of those things didn't happen.

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by AirKevin
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?
Replies: 21
Views: 1206

Re: Why do different cities in India have different transition altitudes?

I was always told from my flight Safety classes many many years a go the the US. uses 18,000' because it's half the atmosphere=500mb. When I went to the airlines I don't remember them saying much except the separate levels in Europe and other places. The oddest was Almaty, KZ where you descended on...

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by AirKevin
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 93
Views: 21252

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

Now that T2 and T7 are going away (and there will be a new T6), might it not be time for PANYNJ to update the terminal numbering as well? They'd have T1, T4, T5, T6, T8... Better system: OLD NEW T1 --->T1 (or T-A, like EWR/LGA) T4 --->T2 (or T-B) T5 --->T3 (or T-C) T6 (prop) --->T4 (or T-D) T8 --->...

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by AirKevin
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VFR question regarding US Airspace: Class D and Charlie
Replies: 23
Views: 1152

Re: VFR question regarding US Airspace: Class D and Charlie

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
My best tale is KTEB tower, on a visual approach, asking another, non-local plane to report the Holland Tunnel. “It’s underwater, sir” was the reply.

I mean, technically, he isn't wrong. :duck:

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by AirKevin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices
Replies: 192
Views: 22416

Re: Differences in US vs. European Airline Operating Practices

In Europe, planes often times will taxi into the runway and start takeoff roll without stopping. In US I don’t ever remember this happening It has happened. Here's one from back in 2010 out of ORD. You can see both the Delta DC-9 and the United 757-200 rolling without stopping. In fact, the United ...

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by AirKevin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 For United Airlines Takes Flight
Replies: 60
Views: 18820

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 For United Airlines Takes Flight

Not any different than the 737-900ER in some configurations.

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by AirKevin
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FLL 40min domestic conex on JetBlue
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: FLL 40min domestic conex on JetBlue

Snow might also be an issue if you're departing out of Washington DC in the end of December.

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by AirKevin
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flights by airplane type
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: Longest flights by airplane type

Don't know how I missed the 777-200ER, but JFK-NRT for that one.

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by AirKevin
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking
Replies: 57
Views: 9927

Re: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking

Two off duty Delta flight attendants were flying on passes on American Airlines from Brazil to Miami and were arrested in Miami after drugs were found in their bags. They will probably lose their pass privileges over that too, don't you think? I assume they would lose them anyway if they get termin...

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by AirKevin
Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flights by airplane type
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: Longest flights by airplane type

A319: ORD-EWR
A320: DEN-EWR
717-200: GRB-ATL
737-700: CLE-EWR
737-800: EWR-LAS
737-900: IAH-MCO
747-400: JFK-NRT
757-200: JFK-SFO
757-300: LAX-EWR
CRJ-200: ORD-DSM
CRJ-700: DSM-ORD
ERJ-140: ORD-CMI
ERJ-145: ORD-DSM
E170: ORD-DSM
MD-80: EWR-ORD

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by AirKevin
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

ElroyJetson wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
ElroyJetson wrote:
747-400 fully fueled with the wings drooping waiting in line to takeoff from DTW-NRT.

Why specifically DTW-NRT.


I saw many a 747-400 at DTW waiting to takeoff, usually for NRT. Always an impressive looking bird.

Interesting. I've flown JFK to NRT on a Boeing 747-400 once in 2002.

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by AirKevin
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: Most impressive looking widebody aircraft

ElroyJetson wrote:
747-400 fully fueled with the wings drooping waiting in line to takeoff from DTW-NRT.

Why specifically DTW-NRT.

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by AirKevin
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 26
Views: 2175

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

13:17:46 PM in the afternoon, Eastern Time, trip report forum. OnePlus 9, Android, Google Chrome.

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by AirKevin
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flights by airline
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Your longest flights by airline

KE: IAD-ICN, was about to but cancelled, trying for SFO-ICN next year in 2023 OZ: ICN-SFO, was about to but cancelled, going to merged with KE JL: SFO-HND or JFK-HND, cancelled before flight, probably rebooked on KE from IAD-ICN and still got cancelled DL: IAD-ICN, a codeshare agreement with KE but...

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by AirKevin
Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things you would change about any airline
Replies: 34
Views: 2173

Re: Things you would change about any airline

BoeingERJ1000 wrote:
QR: If they want to be the "World's Best Airline", I'd have them switch their 777's/787's to 9 and 10- abreast, respectively.

I just want to double check, you want a 9-abreast 777 and a 10-abreast 787? You understand that the 777 is wider than the 787, right?

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by AirKevin
Wed Nov 09, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGW-MCO leaves 2hrs early
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: LGW-MCO leaves 2hrs early

MCO is closing due to Nicole. May have been leave now or don't leave at all. That would make sense, I would imagine the crew that flies to MCO will go right back on same airplane as a deadhead. I guess that could go either way. Either do that or leave them there, so once they get operations going a...

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by AirKevin
Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 167
Views: 35111

Re: Future of the A338?

GordonCC wrote:
I wish United would take a look at the a330 as replacement for the 757s doing European flights

Why would you replace a 176-seater plane with a 250-seater plane.

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by AirKevin
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things you would change about any airline
Replies: 34
Views: 2173

Re: Things you would change about any airline

Bring the 747-400 back.

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by AirKevin
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498769

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

If it's the incident I'm thinking of, the kid in Tampa was a member of this site I can think of at least half a dozen pilot suicides of commercial aircraft - other I've not seen mentioned include a LAM E190, Horizon Q400, Air Botswana ATR, RAM ATR and JAL DC-8 There was also a near incident on FedE...

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by AirKevin
Sat Nov 05, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and UA widebodies at PHL on Nov 4
Replies: 11
Views: 4375

Re: Strange Sight at PHL Today

Maybe I'm missing a trick here, but how is it that one team can get away with one plane and another team needs three.

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by AirKevin
Tue Nov 01, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flights by airline
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: Your longest flights by airline

NW: JFK-NRT
UA and AA: JFK-NRT and back
CO: NRT-EWR
DL: SEA-JFK
CI: ANC-TPE and back (flight originated from JFK and landed in ANC for refueling)
WN: ATL-MCO
F9: MCO-ATL

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by AirKevin
Sun Oct 30, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why wouldn't everyone want to fly Southwest?
Replies: 40
Views: 4107

Re: Why wouldn't everyone want to fly Southwest?

Biggest pro— I’m surprised no one’s mentioned this. I like to pick who I sit next to can only do that on WN. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a nice seat on the big three, even economy plus, and I sit next to someone who takes up 20% of my seat— obesity or man-spreading. I’ll take a middle on...

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by AirKevin
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU
Replies: 62
Views: 17662

Re: LATAM A320 severely damaged by hail and turbulence during thunderstorm while approaching ASU

I’m surprised no one has asked if this is a write off yet. But serious question: how much repairing does this bird need before it can go back to the skies? Alternate question would be how much it would have cost the airline if they had remained at the alternate and allowed the crew to time out........

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by AirKevin
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on at OKC?
Replies: 14
Views: 3837

Re: What is going on at OKC?

Indy wrote:
One was a four engine jet. A350 maybe?

Definitely not an A350 since those only have two engines.

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by AirKevin
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 4081

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

My cousin once told me that the fabric seats were better because the fabric and cushion acted as a fa*t (methane) filter and you could relieve yourself unnoticed ("the smell is just absorbed into the seat"). Feel bad for the passengers seated around her. How would you relieve yourself unn...

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by AirKevin
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA3000, Hooters Air, Skybus. What were they like?
Replies: 13
Views: 2503

Re: USA3000, Hooters Air, Skybus. What were they like?

USA3000 appears to have failed because of increased competition and rising fuel prices, although interestingly enough, their website is still up. https://www.usa3000.com/ Wikipedia would seem to suggest that Hooters Air failed because of rising fuel prices. Wikipedia would seem to suggest that Skybu...

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by AirKevin
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria
Replies: 31
Views: 2251

Re: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria

Actually if United moves their hub to San Antonio, as has been suggested that would allow them to grab the very high dollar business traffic from Newark to San Antonio,. Vienna to San Antonio AND start ICN service! Also the USDOT should propose all vehicles in San Antonio metro area be equipped wit...

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by AirKevin
Wed Oct 26, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?
Replies: 52
Views: 4081

Re: Are transcontinental flights basically long haul flights?

Any flight with leather seats is a long haul flight Ah, yes. That's right. My last long-haul flight was back in September from ATL to MCO. Any flight with leather seats is a long haul flight I just flew long haul with Southwest, SJC-LAX! They landed before my movie ended though... It isnt a long ha...

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by AirKevin
Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Rotating ads are annoying
Replies: 26
Views: 2175

Re: Rotating ads are annoying

Google Chrome on a OnePlus 9, Android.

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by AirKevin
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: who should do the walkaround ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: who should do the walkaround ?

Whoever is assigned the duty by the company standard operating procedure / flight manual. yes dear I know that , but I'm making a study to suggest that my company should assign it to the pilot. So, I need to know the companies that assign this job to the pilot. If not the pilots, who did they plan ...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving habits of US citizens
Replies: 100
Views: 4307

Re: Driving habits of US citizens

What the fark is wrong with people in the US of A and their driving habits. I don't care about the driving habits of those living in Europe, Japan or anywhere else in the world. I'm talking about what affects me here. Case in point, i'm driving on a 3 lane highway where the speed limit is 65. I'm i...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria
Replies: 31
Views: 2251

Re: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria

eta unknown wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
0hAerqplane wrote:
Austria is so popular to people around the world.

Sure, and that's why Delta dropped it.

Yeah but what about the deceased super-important Austrian composers... Surely that's a reason?!?

Oh, yes, that's right. How silly of me to forget.

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

If one of the Korean low cost carriers then join Star Alliance, they would start flights to SFO or EWR With what airplane. A 737 and an A321 definitely won't make it. But dude, then those Korean LCC's could open a base in ANC and feed all of UA's and AC's hubs! Then Star Alliance will have a much s...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

So I'm wondering if United Airlines will establish a hub at ICN. In the next few years, Asiana will leave Star Alliance. I want United to have many routes worldwide like Asia to Europe flights. If United does this, it would establish Asian routes to new countries. Star Alliance will lose out on Sou...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria
Replies: 31
Views: 2251

Re: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria

To the best of my knowledge the last US carrier to Vienna was Delta, and the service didn’t last that long — I know they definitely ran the service because I used it. - The market VIE-US just isn’t that large - OS flies VIE-EWR and UA codeshares on it. I’m sure they know precisely how many passenge...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quick Codeshare Numbering Question. Is Lowest the Operator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Quick Codeshare Numbering Question. Is Lowest the Operator?

1. I am developing a probably wrong conspiracy theory of sorts that flight numbers are sometimes chosen because they are easy to type (and retype) on a Qwerty keyboard or numpad? Like for example something like WN1122 versus something like WN1188 but is this more likely just my own brain overthinki...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria
Replies: 31
Views: 2251

Re: Why United Airlines doesn't fly to Austria

Pretty sure Austrian Airlines does the flights, both airlines are member of the Star Alliance and LH Group and United Airlines are very close partners. United has most transatlantic flights. Before Austrian Airlines joined Star Alliance, United never had flights to Austria And you haven't figured o...

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by AirKevin
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

United has most destinations. They need to add more countries to their route map I think you need to familiarize yourself with traffic rights. What you propose would fall under seventh freedom rights, and I don't know that too many countries grant those often. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedo...

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by AirKevin
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

Does any US airline even have a hub outside of the United States anymore. United used to have one in NRT, as did Northwest, but that was for traffic continuing onto other destinations in Asia. I'm not sure the US carriers even have traffic rights to operate between Asia and Europe in the manner in ...

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by AirKevin
Sun Oct 23, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: What would happen if United Airlines established an Asian hub at ICN

Does any US airline even have a hub outside of the United States anymore. United used to have one in NRT, as did Northwest, but that was for traffic continuing onto other destinations in Asia. I'm not sure the US carriers even have traffic rights to operate between Asia and Europe in the manner in w...

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by AirKevin
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody Europe Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 3095

Re: Widebody Europe Flights

debonair wrote:
eurotrader85 wrote:
I could be wrong, but didn't BA use a 767 on EDI-LHR as well?


If so, you have to write "used" and not "use"...

Using the word didn't already implies past tense, hence use would be accurate. Using the word doesn't implies present tense.

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by AirKevin
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quick Codeshare Numbering Question. Is Lowest the Operator?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Quick Codeshare Numbering Question. Is Lowest the Operator?

Here's a good example. Flight going to New York, BA4269, AY5655, IB6253, QR6905, and AA8837. Lowest number would be British Airways, right? Actually, the operating carrier here is Iberia, this flight operates MAD to JFK.

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by AirKevin
Sat Oct 22, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to fly A330s for Amazon
Replies: 70
Views: 14511

Re: Hawaiian to fly A330s for Amazon

re warehouses, now Amazon is starting a new 4 Million SF warehouse adjacent to Chino (CA) airport, which will be on 93 acres. Largest Amazon warehouse in the world. Unknown if it will use that airport (7,000' runway) or truck stuff up to ONT. (7 miles away) Currently Chino has 3 major problems, the...

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by AirKevin
Sat Oct 22, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines started EWR-ICN flights
Replies: 17
Views: 1307

Re: What would happen if United Airlines started EWR-ICN flights

How is it that I can guess the OP by the thread title? That makes two of us. Korean Air operates 777-300ER to JFK. Except Korean Air operates two flights. One of them is a 777-300ER. The other is an A380. The one I saw the other day was an A380. The A380 seats 407 passengers. The 777-300ER seats ei...

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