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by TerminalD
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

Not so much. The airports themselves pay abut 85% of the preclearance, This is not the case for the 8 airports in Canada with preclearance at the moment. The US foots the bill at those airports. However, according to this link , due to the new 2016 preclearance agreement between Canada and the US, ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Eyeing BOI For Air Cargo Center
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Amazon Eyeing BOI For Air Cargo Center

According to the Idaho Statesman, Amazon is exploring a new air cargo center at the Boise airport with construction to be completed in 2023. Not sure why I couldn't add the link to the Statesman, but a quick search will find the article. Would this be a mini hub for the surrounding area or just a b...

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by TerminalD
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops dispatch software which is such a pain they avoid it. WN had previously operated PHX-SEA nonstop flights that were...

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by TerminalD
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Any idea when Southwest would start red-eyes? Sounds like the technology is almost ready. There are two issues. 1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops di...

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by TerminalD
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2265

Re: ETA of when Southwest would start red-eyes?

Any idea when Southwest would start red-eyes? Sounds like the technology is almost ready. There are two issues. 1) the WN ops software requires all planes be on the ground at approximately 4am Eastern when the system resets. Any airplanes in the air must be manually managed without using the Ops di...

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by TerminalD
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.
Replies: 39
Views: 7507

Re: Spirit Airlines sued for FA sexual assault in the air.

A passenger is suing Spirit Airlines for an FA sexually assaulting a male passenger onboard a flight a flight to Philadelphia. The lawsuit alleges “ Upon information and belief, Spirit Airlines failed to conduct a thorough background check or reference check on [the flight attendant,]" the com...

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by TerminalD
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1358
Views: 210236

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

How many of the suspended markets are SkyWest at risk? And how bad are the staffing issues at SkyWest? SkyWest back filled a lot of the ExpressJet 50 seat lift at Houston and Denver, and if they are short of staff they may be parking 50 seaters to prioritise 70+ seaters? On the short term, United d...

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by TerminalD
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

CUN or PUJ evidently do well enough without paying for the extra incentive. To me, the "Government Benefits" section given by CBP makes the most amount of sense in selling this program to the few takers outside of Canada to date: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/preclearance I think you are mis...

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by TerminalD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

It should be done at whichever airport has the most volume to optimize usage of customs people and facilities to keep costs as low as possible. That means not in BHM or AUH, but it should be in CUN. It’s often done now at the least efficient location for political reasons. CUN or PUJ evidently do w...

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by TerminalD
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

It should be done at whichever airport has the most volume to optimize usage of customs people and facilities to keep costs as low as possible. That means not in BHM or AUH, but it should be in CUN. It’s often done now at the least efficient location for political reasons. Not so much. The airports...

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by TerminalD
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is preclearance worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2577

Re: Is preclearance worth it?

With extended back ups and airlines now asking passengers to arrive at the aiport 3 hours before departure....and flights still delayed due to late processing, is pre-clearance worth it for airlines flying from Canada to the US? The costs for the airlines must be astronomical; the impact to airport...

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by TerminalD
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'The Globe and Mail' on C Series subsidies
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

Re: 'The Globe and Mail' on C Series subsidies

Airbus’s A220 ‘success’ is built on Canadian failure Some highlights: If the A220 is the “quintessence” of anything, it is the failure of Canadian innovators to translate ground-breaking technology into commercial success. It is another example of intellectual property, developed by Canadians with ...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed
Replies: 19
Views: 9921

Re: Argument between CA and FO on celebrity flight filmed

I doubt the argument was only about using the washroom. Ive had plenty of disagreements in the cockpit but never put my hands on anyone or had anyone put their hands on me. The FO was more restrained than I would have been. That Capt would have had a few broken fingers if he had his hands on my fac...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 34482

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

If DL cuts PDX-HND once PDX-ICN is launched, could DL move the PDX-HND slot to JFK? I could see DL adding JFK-HND if they decide to cut PDX-HND, since SkyTeam is absent between NY and Tokyo. They could move the slot, but it would require Re-award to them against other carriers. Having said that the...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 34482

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

If DL cuts PDX-HND once PDX-ICN is launched, could DL move the PDX-HND slot to JFK? I could see DL adding JFK-HND if they decide to cut PDX-HND, since SkyTeam is absent between NY and Tokyo. They could move the slot, but it would require Re-award to them against other carriers. Having said that the...

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 48020

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Because MCO is a huge airport and it recently took me an hour from my arrival gate to driving away in my rental car. That eats into that 45 minutes. MCO is also losing Disney’s Magical Express as a free Disney transportation option next year. That is because Brightline is going to have a non-stop t...

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 48020

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 48020

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 48020

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 369
Views: 48020

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...

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by TerminalD
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rio Airways/TranStar SkyLink Fokker 27?
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Rio Airways/TranStar SkyLink Fokker 27?

superjeff wrote:
Rio flew DeHavilland Canada Dash 7's - they also operated for Braniff out of DFW.

They were Delta Connection at DFW at some point. Don’t know type. Don’t remember any F27s.

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by TerminalD
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2378
Views: 398362

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

DELTA777 wrote:
JFK-LHR has been removed from inventory after March 25, 2022. LGW is still available for booking through the end of the schedule.

LHR has never been for sale beyond that date, so to say it has been removed is inaccurate. It would be correct to say it has not been added for sale after March 25.

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: Kam Air A340s

I have noticed that the A340s belonging to Kam Air have their doors and emergency exit doors left open. Is it safe to assume they are W/O? No they are not written off, YA-KME hasn't flown since January, it is stored at KBL, along with YA-KMT, and two other 737s on a taxiway away from the terminal. ...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: Kam Air A340s

The vandalized Russian helicopter that was retrieved supposedly was only missing some food from an emergency crash package. I think the Taliban wants a functioning airport, so there is a good chance the planes will not be severely damaged, but the situation is very volatile. If there are rocket atta...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: Kam Air A340s

I smell insurance settlement.

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle - engine start and taxi
Replies: 34
Views: 7111

Re: Caravelle - engine start and taxi

I noticed the boarding door was open during pushback. Is the door missing? Caravelle main cabin doors open inwards & upwards, Trident, DC10, 767 & TriStar style. Also the purpose of the taxiing was to record original sounds for a flight simulator, so the door might have been left open for t...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle - engine start and taxi
Replies: 34
Views: 7111

Re: Caravelle - engine start and taxi

I noticed the boarding door was open during pushback. Is the door missing?

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by TerminalD
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11587

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

The MAX has been back in service for 6 months. I have not seen anything in the media about Pax refusing to fly on it. It seems as though the 2 previous crashes have been forgotten here in the U.S. Is this because COVID and unruly passengers have become the focus of flying concerns? It’s mostly beca...

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by TerminalD
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?
Replies: 34
Views: 9338

Re: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?

Thursday morning flight TPA-FLL. The FO I worked with that afternoon said an NK FA refused to wear her mask once on the plane and was removed from the flight before push. The FO was one of the last ones on and witnessed the altercation in the jetway, with the FA getting very combative, complete wit...

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by TerminalD
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2314
Views: 295083

Re: AS starts seasonal SFO to IXT, MZT & LTO

AS is trying to expand a little at SFO with seasonal Mexican destination flights starting this year, all will be flown by the A-320's in their fleet. https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2021-08-12-Unleash-some-wow-to-your-winter-Alaska-Airlines-adds-nonstop-flights-between-San-Francisco-and-three-sunny-...

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by TerminalD
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25745

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

This is then”proper” approach to Paro, one of the world’s most dangerous airports, by people that do it every single day. Note they aren’t even lined up to the runway until they are 75-100 feet off of the deck. https://youtu.be/ZBNhwOeOf4Q True enough, but that video is from the opposite runway as ...

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by TerminalD
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1257
Views: 176528

Re: Amazon set to Open EWR hub from 2023

N757ST wrote:
250,000 sq feet and a 125 million dollar investment?

Hardly seems like a “cargo hub”. Maybe a couple flights a day? That’s not much larger then a Costco.

Excellent analogy. Average Costco is 130k sf and 235k is the largest location in Salt Lake City.

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by TerminalD
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MPH student shifting into aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: MPH student shifting into aviation

It sounds like you are looking for something in HQ management. I’d say you have three options: 1) get an internship, 2) take some more aviation/business oriented classes, or 3) take an airport job and work your way up. If you get an internship with a medical background you might have your best shot ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63481

Re: Spirts current situation

ONE has to add maybe a complete Spirit Airlines failure, could boost fare yield recovery of the entire airline industry... You recognize that AA on Monday cancelled the same fraction of flights as NK did Sunday, right. No I did not. Perhaps because of AA’s ability to protect its customers upon othe...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63481

Re: Spirts current situation

Then the legacy strategy of denying low priced airlines interline agreements to hurt them financially is working perfectly. Great. Before deregulation interline agreements were not optional. Haha is that why DL declined to have an interline agreement with AA all those years? I know that's not what ...

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by TerminalD
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was wrong with the VC10?
Replies: 18
Views: 2349

Re: What was wrong with the VC10?

Apologies if the Vickers VC10 was more successful than my question made it seem. I stumbled down a rabbit hole of articles and videos and — while a bit before my time — it seems the aircraft was quite capable. It had a long range, held the transatlantic speed record until the Concorde, performed we...

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by TerminalD
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 63481

Re: Spirts current situation

Good luck getting rebooked on a later flight or another carrier in a situation like this. One of the biggest reasons to avoid NK, in my opinion. Then the legacy strategy of denying low priced airlines interline agreements to hurt them financially is working perfectly. Great. Before deregulation int...

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by TerminalD
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the airport near Olympic venue
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

Re: Which is the airport near Olympic venue

Narita isn’t near anything. That leaves Haneda.

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by TerminalD
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 7407

Re: The Downhill Spiral of Southwest Airlines

I'll start by saying I started flying WN in the late 2000's, and they quickly became one of my favorite airlines. They were that quirky Texas airline that had low fares, an all 737 fleet, no fees, fantastic customer service both on the ground and in the air, and great inflight service (peanuts, pre...

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by TerminalD
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet not seeking financial aid from federal government
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: WestJet not seeking financial aid from federal government

[*] https://globalnews.ca/news/8044695/westjet-airline-financial-aid-canada/amp/ It says each party has agreed to shift focus to restarting the travel and tourism sector, given encouraging vaccination rates. I’m guessing the private owner doesn’t want to risk diluting their ownership stake and possi...

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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13531

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

Hundreds of Caravans are in scheduled service with 9 seats. They have a range of 1232 miles. So, your point is poorly researched. My point is about actual flights, not range of the aircraft. And a new aircraft doesn't need to have the same range as another, if it offers other advantages, like not p...

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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1204
Views: 224546

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Wasn’t there supposed to be an announcement of new/additional BUR routes as well as the launch routes for the HVN base yesterday? It is known that there is a significant delay. The speculation is that it is something related to the FAA oversight of a new scheduled airline (Predecessor entity was no...

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by TerminalD
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 65358

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

AS also suspended PAE-LAX/PDX/SFO/SJC from the end of October to January according to the weekly OAG update July 6.

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by TerminalD
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1204
Views: 224546

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Wasn’t there supposed to be an announcement of new/additional BUR routes as well as the launch routes for the HVN base yesterday? It is known that there is a significant delay. The speculation is that it is something related to the FAA oversight of a new scheduled airline (Predecessor entity was no...

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by TerminalD
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16674

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

VV wrote:
That's the automatic shutdown feature.

If Breeze flies these transatlantic that auto-shutdown feature could really make the trip exciting.

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by TerminalD
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5982

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

NEWS FROM THE VERY NEAR FUTURE
“Congress Asks If Airlines Getting Relief Funds Are Allowed to Bank Huge Profits”

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by TerminalD
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1806
Views: 354194

Re: Breeze International RFP

Why not South Pacific and Africa? They can fly MYR to Zimbabwe.

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by TerminalD
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern interested in Mexicana.
Replies: 16
Views: 3527

Re: China Eastern interested in Mexicana.

Wait till they find out MX is now Breeze

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by TerminalD
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13531

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

If it’s battery powered, why does it need to fly so high? You can get a great TAS in the mid 20’s flight levels. Weather ? Wing optimized for that ? Huge service ceiling, tiny range. Doomed. Needs to have a lot more range than that. How many 9 seaters currently in use are scheduled on flights longe...

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by TerminalD
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 9 passenger electrical plane available
Replies: 76
Views: 13531

Re: A 9 passenger electrical plane available

https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/eviation-unveils-the-production-all-electric-alice-aircraft-as-it-prepares-for-the-inaugural-flight-892734153.html https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1555744/Eviation_Alice_Rendering_Seattle.jpg?p=publish Quick update, the production conforming version of th...

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