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by formeraa
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 6970

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Who the hell wants to arr LAS at 4:30am?? Yes, or depart at 6:30am. Brutal times if you ask me. Who the heck wants to leave LAS att 1:30am, yet HA has successfully run this flight time for years and years? America West (later US Airways) used to run a "night hub" in LAS, with arrivals and...

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by formeraa
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 17571

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

But, most of all, the FAA need to bring back in-house the vast majority of authorisations it signed over to Boeing. The problem is that the FAA, and other regulators, no longer have the budget & experienced manpower to do so. That's why they have outsourced certification testing to the manufact...

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by formeraa
Sun May 26, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5936

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

The A320neo would be a perfect replacement for the MD88 and fit right between the A220-300 and the 737-900.

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by formeraa
Sat May 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22653

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Frankly, I don't really care about seatback IFE. I think Dougie had a point at the time. What bothers me is that he doesn't seem to have a coherent plan to run AA. It is literally directionless with little brand differentiation -- a sad shell of its past glory. Hey Dougie, why don't you *NOT* instal...

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by formeraa
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TPA
Replies: 104
Views: 15716

Re: OAG Changes 4/14/2019:AA MAX Cuts:JFK-DCA/SAN/SEA,DFWMGA,PHLSAT,Adds DFWTRI,PHLXNA;DL Cuts AMSLAX;NK Adds LGA-MCO/TP

Aaaaahh, e’s OAG thread :D Thanks e. Where are all their slots going? **AA JFK-SAN JUN 1.8>0.2[1.8] JUL 2>0[3] AUG 2>0.8[3] **AA JFK-SEA JUN 1.7>0.1[1.8] JUL 2>0.0[3] AUG 1.9>0.7[3] Wasn’t it established that JFK cuts were mainly runway construction? AA has cut drastically. Runway construction is j...

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by formeraa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5243

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

Mainline to PAE will happen eventually. It HAS to eventually but isn't the airport terminal / boarding area too small to have mainline aircraft? (Can't fit all the passengers in the boarding area) WN initially had plans to fly out of PAE, so I assume it can. PAE has very limited slots right now. I ...

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by formeraa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 132617

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

jbpdx wrote:


Plenty of unserved routes for the picking.


Right, but they are not necessarily PROFITABLE routes! There is likely a good reason why they are UNSERVED. :)

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by formeraa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time
Replies: 33
Views: 3021

Re: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time

Surprised to hear PHX the best US airport. Flew there last spring to YVR and the Canadian-bound flights are all crammed into a gate area that is far too small for the demand (an AC 767 plus a few WS 737's all leaving at once). Not enough seats, people were all sitting all over the floor, crammed sh...

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by formeraa
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 9659

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Anyone know the background why HP set up LAS and PHX as its hubs despite the geo closeness? The LAS hub was set up as a 'back of the clock' operation, when the aircraft would otherwise be idle. Las Vegas being a 24-hour city made it viable. While there were some daytime flights, the majority of the...

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by formeraa
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 12207

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2019:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

WOW, they dropped PHL-FRA. Not on aa.com either. **AA FRA-PHL APR 0.9>0[0.8] MAY 1.0>0[1.0] Wow, also gone... **AA MUC-PHL APR 1.0>0[0.8] MAY 1.0>0[1.0] I get that these are *A hubs, but amazing they are flying deep into Europe into markets like Bologna and yet can't make a first tier market like F...

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by formeraa
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95838

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The PHX flight will be in a W rotation with RDU from what I see City Departure Arrival Aircraft Flight # RDU 5:55PM LHR 6:35AM B772 174 LHR 9:30AM PHX 12:30PM B772 195 PHX 3:00PM LHR 9:20AM B772 194 LHR 10:30AM RDU1:55PM B772 173 70 minutes is less than minimum AA ground time in LHR for a 777. LHR ...

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by formeraa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11772

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

And, of course, Boeing learned from the Comet errors. Therefore, we must give recognition where it is due. I just marvel at how jets have literally brought the world together. I remember flying a Pan Am 707 to Hawaii when I was young and it was exciting for a 5 year old in the late 60's! And I worke...

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by formeraa
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12995

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

Has it occurred to anyone here that it depends on WHERE you live in the US. In the South, schools tend to start earlier (some kids in Arizona went back in late July). In the Northern tier (Northwest, Midwest, and Northeast), schools tend to start closer to Labor Day. It all depends on where you live...

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by formeraa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 48
Views: 10919

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The A321new will have to fly domestically BEFORE it is used for ETOPS at AA. But, as AA321T clarified, PHX-Hawaii will be a top priority once the A321neo is approved/ready for ETOPS flying.

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by formeraa
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

This article suggests the problem is beyond Cape Town, part of a broader drought in the region, urbanization, stolen water access, pollution and other factors: https://thewaterproject.org/water-crisis/water-in-crisis-south-africa If you listen to my South African mate it's also caused by corruption...

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by formeraa
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 7418

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

After seeing this, it's surprising to see this practice never used on 757s, especially the larger 753s. Yes, it was absolutely done with the 757. I've boarded through L2 on a number of occasions. The usage of L2 depends on airline, gate, and airport configurations. For example, AA's 757 have 2 seat...

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by formeraa
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 8681

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

in 1988 one great merger that would have given Pan AM Asian routes again was merging with Northwest. Sadly it didn't happen. NW and PA would have established a strong Atlantic and Pacific airline. I visited the NW HDQ building at that time and they had a combined map of NW and PA routes. The NW HDQ...

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by formeraa
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 5730

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

Out of SEA, we got the beloved UA DC8 Stretch frequently. I flew them on such routes as SEA-ORD, SEA-DEN, BOS-DEN, SEA-JFK, and so forth. At one point, the DC8 was the workhorse of the West Coast to Hawaii flights (other than at LAX and SFO where is was primarily DC10s).

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by formeraa
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 20638

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

And as discussed many times here, losing out on the bidding for VX , and their inability to make any inroads in the mid-West, pretty much has doomed any hopes for becoming a national network carrier. They should change their name to Eastern. Right after AS changes their name to Western. Does this m...

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by formeraa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 4867

Re: When will SAT have its day?

It's all about economics and demographics! The populations is one of the most Hispanic skewing populations of any metro area in the US, primarily tied to Mexico...thus the flights to Mexico. From an economic perspective, SAT is not a higher-income area - so income for leisure trips is limited. And i...

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by formeraa
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10339

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

In the 1980s, AirCal had the San Jose hub. AA first started building a hub on the back of that acquisition in the 1980s. Then shut it down. Then in the 1990s, AA bought Reno Air and briefly had a hub/ presence in San Jose again through 2001/2002. Then shut it down again. AA had it twice. Actually, ...

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by formeraa
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17907

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I'm very partial to Boeing and grew up a mile from the Renton Boeing plant. However, I love the Giants-branded A321 -- Boeing made a huge mistake by not anticipating the need for a 757-sized jet right now. Yes, the ever-stretched 737 MAX may come close, but the A321 actually feels more comfortable w...

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by formeraa
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18529

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

More reason for DL to pick up service form the one they have. I used to fly Pan Am LAX-MIA on 747 at 1pm, daily service. So sad AA has invested in these terrible narrow-bodies. AA is no PA!. Never was, never will be my friends. Wow...just wow! Where exactly is Pan Am today? Oh, that's right, they w...

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by formeraa
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 39658

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

At most airlines flying routes in/out of restricted airports, the rule HAS to be that flights to LGB/SNA/HPN ALWAYS leave on time. Often, it invovles swapping aircraft. One time, WN "stole" our airplane to send it to SNA to get there before the curfew. My flight to SEA ended being delayed ...

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