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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 28
Views: 2013

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_kp0Sjd5G0.
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N292UX wrote:
The fact the routes like OAK-SFO and FLL-MIA were ever run, yet alone on widebodies is insane.

The OAK-SFO runs were actually positioning flights, but still sold as revenue. UA used to have a maintenance hangar at OAK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_kp0Sjd5G0.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 28
Views: 2013

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

For a while ~10 years ago, FedEx was flying DCA-IAD on the 757 (not a widebody, but still insane nonetheless).

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 28
Views: 2013

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

In the past, UA had some interesting ones; DEN-COS and OAK-SFO come to mind.
HA was flying the 767 between the islands a few years ago.
DL flew the L-1011 FLL-MIA many years ago.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 34
Views: 5790

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Beatyair wrote:
Are mothers not teaching manners anymore? People use to be much more respectful.

Donald Trump is the President.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 251
Views: 56646

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

na wrote:
Afrijet/Gabon:
772 TR-KPR (stored 2016)

Where is TR-KPR stored? Is it still in Basel?

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by KICT
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV

Considering MLB is marketing itself as an Orlando area airport now, I'm not sure JetBlue sees much value added in serving both.

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by KICT
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSA back to Boeings
Replies: 15
Views: 4303

Re: CSA back to Boeings

The 787 would look stunning in their livery.

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by KICT
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?
Replies: 35
Views: 2057

Re: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?

Maybe they'll try flying 737s to London again?

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by KICT
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5061

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Air France is simply the next in line to learn that paying employees B scale wages isn't going to work out long-term.

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by KICT
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22348

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Let's see what additional info comes out. The crew did a good job of responding to the emergency, but I'm curious what led to it on the crew side (if anything) as well as on the maintenance/airline side. I wonder what if anything was downloaded from CVR/FDR by the US authorities. If nothing, then I...

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by KICT
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7857

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Installing the winglet mod is a pretty large investment. I can't recall the cost for the 757, but it takes more than just bolting on the winglet to install it. There is a lot of structural work that has be done inside the wing to do the mod. So if an airplane is going to leave the fleet relatively ...

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by KICT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737 FCOM
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Boeing 737 FCOM

Yes there is a master FCOM (among other documents) Boeing provides with each aircraft. The airlines then tailor them, etc. as per their unique operations.
You can usually find copies of these documents online, albeit usually they are out of date.

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by KICT
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 22348

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Sounds like a total AIMS failure. A quick LRU swap would return it to service which seems to be the case. Hindsight is 20/20, but in my opinion, less technical inquiry from ATC about the aircraft's status would have reduced the stress induced on the aircrew. "End of discussion. My plane is brok...

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by KICT
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8417

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

25 flights a day isn't much of a hub.
Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak?
There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE.
A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part.

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by KICT
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16890

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Can't wait to see one in United livery.

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by KICT
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 251
Views: 56646

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

I thought 5Y-KQS went to Omni?
If not where is this aircraft now?

EgyptAir SU-GBR is currently active with them. Operating the MSR960.

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by KICT
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11778

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Repaint into United colors?
I'll show myself out..

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by KICT
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5120

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

Maybe they'll re-activate a commuter runway?
JFK used to have one...

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by KICT
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4437

Re: Rename PHX

He's not even dead yet. It's #toosoon to talk about airport name reform.

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by KICT
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4437

Re: Rename PHX

flaps30 wrote:
How about "Songbird Intl".

Give a rest. The man is on his death bed, and without a doubt dedicated more to this nation than you or I ever will have.

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by KICT
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30642

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

All signs point to AS offloading the Airbus fleet. That's all I'm going to say.
The MELs are stacking up...

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by KICT
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS bird strike at OTZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: AS bird strike at OTZ

Did they use 27 for departure? They're lucky that 737 didn't become beachfront property.

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by KICT
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30642

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I think JAX is out of the question; they could not even sustain a single daily LAX nonstop on Delta. Norfolk or Richmond are holes in their network. Given the military traffic between ORF and SEA, I think that's the next city for Alaska. And, depending on the performance of that route, SAN-ORF to fo...

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by KICT
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30642

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SEA-ORF? SEA-RIC? SEA-CLT? SEA-CMH?

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by KICT
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX only destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: AA PHX only destinations

AA has a funny way of showing us their intention of de-hubbing PHX considering they are now using a LHR slot for a PHX nonstop.

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by KICT
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13158

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

The writing was on the wall for the 88/90 when Delta passed on installing the IS&S flat panel cockpit upgrades.
And also, since when is Sam Chui's personal website a reputable source for aviation news?

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by KICT
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 8418

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

Not necessarily a VIP but still a private one used to haul goods and employees between factories' locations. 0047472 A quick glance into the database reveals that aircraft stored in Afghanistan since at least 2012. And no, Orbis no longer operates the DC-10. Their original DC-10 was replaced with a...

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by KICT
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5429

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

What was the routing for the AR JFK service? Surely they stopped for fuel somewhere.

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by KICT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

phatfarmlines wrote:
So the learning from this crash will be adding keys to the ignition for all aircraft.

You think the mechanics won't have access to the keys? Give me a break.

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by KICT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers

Delta's dispatchers are union and they're the most profitable airline in the world. Good for WestJet's dispatchers!

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by KICT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 60
Views: 9478

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

The chickens are finally coming home to roost, eh?

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean
Replies: 21
Views: 1345

Re: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean

SFB has service to South America on Suriname Air.

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4021

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

abauds201 wrote:
KICT wrote:
Delta flew JAX-LAX ~10 years ago on the 737-800. It was a non-rev dream to get between the coasts. I think we'll see that route return eventually.


By "non-rev dream" are you saying the flight was always empty?

Basically yes.

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4021

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Delta flew JAX-LAX ~10 years ago on the 737-800. It was a non-rev dream to get between the coasts. I think we'll see that route return eventually.

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3208

Re: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?

What equipment was on MIA-MCO?

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by KICT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3326

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

Some here may be interested in knowing that shortly after the 777 arrived at Delta in the late 90s, there was a major dispute re: pilot pay with the 777. The first few frames actually sat idle for a while while the dispute was sorted out. Basically, Delta wanted to pay 777 pilots less than the MD-11...

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by KICT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX only destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: AA PHX only destinations

86hoya wrote:
Here are three off the top of my head

BFL - Bakersfield (used to be served on a DFW-SBA-BFL-DFW round-robin in the early 90s with an MD80
YUM - Yuma
FLG - Flagstaff


AA serves FLG from LAX and PHX.

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by KICT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15857

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

Because Delta is awesome. That's why.

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by KICT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA's runway 9-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

Re: TPA's runway 9-27

Even the BA 777 has used it before.

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by KICT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld
Replies: 14
Views: 3762

Re: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld

Ah yes, another solid thread. Sometimes I wonder if bots are posting regurgitated news articles here.

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