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by SyracuseAvGeek
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Cape Air was awarded the EAS contract for Manistee, they will be flying to Chicago O’Hare three times daily on the Tecnam P2012 Is this to duplicate the service to MDW or to replace it. Two airlines to the same city from this small market seems odd unless you factor the international links out of O...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Cape Air was awarded the EAS contract for Manistee, they will be flying to Chicago O’Hare three times daily on the Tecnam P2012

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting very last minute WN adds. Effective July 26 but only showing through August 10, so only for about 2 weeks at this point: STL-GRR 11:45 am - 2:15 pm GRR-STL 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm PHX-GRR 11:10 am - 5:45 pm GRR-PHX 6:20 pm - 7:10 pm During the same time frame MDW is 2x daily, DEN 3x daily, BW...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue May 19, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114772

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route. I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One? It’s so neat to see the s...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue May 19, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114772

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route. I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One? It’s so neat to see the s...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon May 18, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114772

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

O’Hare will be getting a new carrier beginning August 1st... Boutique Air will begin flying their Pilatus PC12 from Chicago O’Hare to Ironwood, Mich.. they will be replacing Air Choice One on the route.

I assume they’ll park in the same area as Cape Air and Air Choice One?

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue May 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/uni ... flights-6/
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I can Delta combining the cities like United did. According to the link I provided below, United now fly’s ORD-MKG-MBS-ORD. One possibility is combining Flint and Lansing as one flight and maybe Kalamazoo and South Bend

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/uni ... flights-6/

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun May 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4501

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

The turn in ADK with the nonstop used to be about 3hrs, not he turn in ADK is only 1hr. Will this cause delays as they fly the TSA into the city?

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Thu May 07, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread

Yeah, they lost Clovis this week. They ended it on April 30, now Denver Air Connection fly’s it from Denver. I wonder how that works now, with Boutique the Clovis flight was non-sterile (didn’t use security or TSA) and operated from a private hangar in DFW. But now with Denver Air Connection they o...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Thu May 07, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread

https://youtu.be/hkvpybCQ-Yw
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Looks like someone posted a video of landings/takeoffs along the Denver to Phoenix route via Cortez, CO... interesting that someone would be flying now, although there no indication that it wasn’t done before this all started.

https://youtu.be/hkvpybCQ-Yw

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon May 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread

F27500 wrote:
They really need to change that name, though.


What name are you referring to? And to what?

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon May 04, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Manistee/Ludington contract is also up for renewal. 4 Airlines have bud for it Air Choice One Boutique Air Cape Air Southern Air Express I hope Boutique gets it, they are the only airline of the four to have a pressurized aircraft. Plus they have baggage and ticket agreements with united and America...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon May 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Boutique Air was just chosen to fly the EAS contract to Ironwood, MI from MSP and ORD

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon May 04, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread

I thought it would be fitting to start a thread for carrier Boutique Air. They recently had their crash in Texas which is still awaiting word from the NTSB on what the cause was. The carrier currently has at least 5 EAS proposals they have submitted that are in the works and another for Iron Mounta...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun May 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread

Well they lose Clovis, NM soon. I have only flown on them once (OAK-Merced, CA) and it was a wonderful, yet short experience. Hopefully things won't go awry for them here this summer. Yeah, they lost Clovis this week. They ended it on April 30, now Denver Air Connection fly’s it from Denver. I wond...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun May 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Boutique Air News And Discussion Thread

I thought it would be fitting to start a thread for carrier Boutique Air. They recently had their crash in Texas which is still awaiting word from the NTSB on what the cause was. The carrier currently has at least 5 EAS proposals they have submitted that are in the works and another for Iron Mountai...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat May 02, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8689

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

I tried to make a boutique Air thread (about their service and such) and it got deleted, why?

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 114772

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Feels like a step back in time with tag flights popping up everywhere. (Spirit and jetBlue are also in the tag game from ORD - see posts 432 & 433 on p.9 of this thread). Now United is scheduling from O'Hare a number of triangular routings in the Midwest and South. These are all due to requirem...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like United has began some tag flying, I imagine they will start this in upstate New York in the near future. https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/united-announces-tag-flights/ They may expand that, but those are some really small markets. Does anyone know what the outcome of UA's request to s...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

Re: United plans tag routes

The whole northeast is absent from this kind of flying. By design, or have they just not filled that area in? It looks like all the examples listed are either EAS cities, or beach destinations likely to see steep declines in business. My guess is there's no such UA destination in the NE. United doe...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

Re: United plans tag routes

ChrisNH38 wrote:
The whole northeast is absent from this kind of flying. By design, or have they just not filled that area in?


I imagine that they might (I said might) begin to load those flights into the coming weeks. But only time will tell

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2566
Views: 460757

United plans tag routes

Just found this article, https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/united-announces-tag-flights-6/ it looks like United airlines will be starting to fly tag routes, most of them are from either their Denver or Chicago hub. I expect them to add more in the coming weeks. Looks like HHH-SAV is now the shorte...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/uni ... g-flights/
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Looks like United has began some tag flying, I imagine they will start this in upstate New York in the near future.

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/uni ... g-flights/

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/uni ... g-flights/

They now fly from Muskegon to Saginaw and Houghton to Eau Claire and Duluth
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Looks like United is started to consolidate routes to smaller cities...

https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/04/27/uni ... g-flights/

They now fly from Muskegon to Saginaw and Houghton to Eau Claire and Duluth

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Frontier will be beginning MCO-ALB-SYR-MCO beginning the beginning of May.

Spirit is also doing IAG-PBG

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1081
Views: 167152

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Looks like the milk runs will begin in May.... Boston – Chicago – Minneapolis/St. Paul Boston – Denver – Albuquerque Boston – New Orleans – Houston Boston – Las Vegas – San Diego Boston – Seattle – Portland OR Long Beach – Palm Springs – New York/JFK Long Beach – Salt Lake City – Bozeman New York/J...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Manistee has 4 airlines biding for the contract. Cape Air Southern Air Express Air Choice One Boutique Air Each airline has a variety of options in bidding. They all include an option with a Chicago (some midway, some O’Hare) and they all also have options where they offer service to Grand Rapids. I...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Boutique?
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Future of Boutique?

What does everyone see for the future of Boutique? - They are currently bidding for around 4-5 EAS cities - They are ending two cities (Clovis, NM and Thief River Fall, MN) as they lost both of those contracts to Denver Air Connection. - Clovis, NM was the first EAS city the airline was awarded back...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

It's funny that because of EAS, MKG and CMX are currently the 3rd and 4th largest UA stations in terms of daily seats in Michigan. That is the most interesting part about this entire thing. In terms of air service, REALLY small cities with EAS at no risk of being cut, and neither are large cities, ...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Yeah its really smart for AS. The only problem will be the logistical nightmare of rescheduling everything after! Airlines are really use to operating in and out of hubs tough for large airlines if people time out etc. Desperate times call for desperate measures i guess. We could see United IAD-ALB...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 12664

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.thealpenanews.com/news/loca ... a-airline/
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The Alpena EAS contract is up for renewal, looks like another carrier in addition to Delta had applied for it - Boutique Air

https://www.thealpenanews.com/news/loca ... a-airline/

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8250

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Syracuse - Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue
Dallas Love Field - San José on Alaska by SkyWest
Boeing Field to Nanaimo on Kenmore Air Express
And Dallas Ft. Worth to Clovis, NM on Boutique Air... this haven’t ended yet but it ends in three weeks

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 50913

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

Just saw that Alaska added tag on flights, you can now book nonstop flight between CMH and MSP on Alaska!

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 354
Views: 52732

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Is the ANC - ADK (Adak) going to continue to operate at 2x Weekly? I know that route is pretty empty and that’s even before all of this. But they are an EAS route

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2297

Re: Cross country propeller flights

https://youtu.be/h5Ymls_u_0Y
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Second day of the cross county now on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/h5Ymls_u_0Y

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

I asked SYR airports official Instagram, they said “most likely charters, but otherwise, we are not at liberty to discuss specific plans of our clients” . Hopefully it will happen again next Saturday so I can see it. Probably ICE flights to either bring in more refugees or to pick up refugees to se...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

SYRAVGEEK wrote:
Viva Aerobus just chartered two A320s from MTY and GDL to SYR, I wonder why.


I asked SYR airports official Instagram, they said “most likely charters, but otherwise we are not at liberty to discuss specific plans of our clients” . Hopefully it will happen again next Saturday so I can see it.

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MSYSFO
Replies: 104
Views: 18389

Re: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MS

FAQ This is highly interesting. I proposed recently that PAE may see a prop carrier soak up slots at AS' behest. **M5 BFI-PAE MAY 0>2[0] JUN 0>2[0] JUL 0>2[0] AUG 0>2[0] SEP 0>2[0] OCT 0>0.7[0] **M5 ESD-PAE MAY 0>1.0[0] JUN 0>1.0[0] JUL 0>1.0[0] AUG 0>1.0[0] SEP 0>1.0[0] OCT 0>0.4[0] **M5 FRD-PAE M...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2297

Re: Cross country propeller flights

https://youtu.be/-XPecMBJ7SE
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My trip ended this past week, it was a great trip and I posted my first video from the adventure.

It took three days of travel so I’ll be posting them in three segments. Here is the first installment of trip videos:

https://youtu.be/-XPecMBJ7SE

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA
Replies: 41
Views: 5268

Re: Taos Air to Hawthorne Airport & Carlsbad Airport, CA

Just to report that I flew Taos Air From Hawthorne municipal airport to Taos and then on to Dallas last Thursday. It was my birthday gift to myself. :) The flight is excellent, a great experience to fly scheduled private, and everyone from the pilots, FA, and ground crew were super nice. There's st...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 179
Views: 53490

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

be very careful if you’re going to spot there, I don’t even recommend doing it unless you can get photos from the airplane window, even then it’s very touch and go. Thanks for the advice. My trip was not intended for spotting, and I’ll be in a group so it remains to be seen if I even have an option...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 179
Views: 53490

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I took a picture of CU-T1254 back in the end of October 2019 (around the 28) and it is still in Havana. Here is a link to the pictures I took: https://www.instagram.com/p/B364GgZhgRp/?igshid=t2nzfhwyia25 I’ll be going to cuba for vacation in april. Can you give me any pointers on plane spotting? I ...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 179
Views: 53490

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Did CU-T1254 ever make it to Russia? Last I checked, after being inspected by a team of Russian engineers, it was at HAV requiring major mx in situ before flying it across the pond could be considered. It was no longer airworthy after years rotting away under the relentless Caribbean sun. CU-T1717 ...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2297

Re: Cross country propeller flights

That I'm not sure of - I've never managed to fly on them. But considering how they cancel out flights when the weather gets remotely bad, perhaps they don't. Fingers crossed for you! Hopefully that doesn’t happen. Southern Air Express on their website cites that they complete 99.8% of their flights...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2297

Re: Cross country propeller flights

Even thought the trip is still two weeks away, the weather is not looking too bad for the destinations I’m flying through.

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

When I was booking my ICN-BUF ticket, I noticed that there is currently no MSP-BUF nonstop flight, and that it's seasonal. Has this been the case for a while now? For some reason I assumed that DL flew MSP-BUF year round, and the BUF wiki also indicates so. I ended up flying ICN-MSP-DTW-BUF since I...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Noticed that JetBlue moved the Orlando departure out of Syracuse from 6:30am until 6:30pm. This new scheduled is absolutely going to KILL connection traffic, the flight now won’t get to MCO until 10pm which eliminates every possibility of making another flight. What will take the place of their pre...

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by SyracuseAvGeek
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 18484

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2020

Noticed that JetBlue moved the Orlando departure out of Syracuse from 6:30am until 6:30pm. This new scheduled is absolutely going to KILL connection traffic, the flight now won’t get to MCO until 10pm which eliminates every possibility of making another flight. What will take the place of their pre...

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