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by MDGLongBeach
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..
Replies: 14
Views: 1908

Re: Your favorite or most fascinating aircraft type..

Jet aircraft (all) - DC91
Regional jet - MD83
Narrow body jet - B732
Wide body jet - L101
Twinjet - B772
Quadjet - B703

Propeller Aircraft (all) - Q100
Propeller general aviation - C172
Piston engine aircraft - DC3
Turboprop - GI
Unusual Commercial Aircraft - TU144

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 95
Views: 5979

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

That I’ve been in? FlyBe E170. That I know for a fact is the complete worst? Satan’s Chariot (crj2) opby Skywest.

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon May 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20736

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I don’t typically speak on these political threads, but here’s my opinion on abortion: It should be legal under these circumstances: - rape - extreme concern for mothers health - any situation but has to be under 6 weeks (because 6-7 weeks is when the heart starts pumping) In any other case, it sho...

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon May 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20736

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I don’t typically speak on these political threads, but here’s my opinion on abortion: It should be legal under these circumstances: - rape - extreme concern for mothers health - any situation but has to be under 6 weeks (because 6-7 weeks is when the heart starts pumping) In any other case, it shou...

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon May 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

DL LGB-SLC NOV 4>5[4] JAN 4>5[4] FEB 4>5[4] Not sure if DL already had 5 slots @ LGB but, if not, this is the first reveal of how they intend to utilize one of the 4 new slots they’re getting. 5x daily E175’s. AAflyguy Exciting, but we all REALLY want to know is whether they’re gonna add ATL servic...

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by MDGLongBeach
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Some news about of the reallocation process will work: In a statement issued Wednesday evening, City Manager Pat West said that Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines had all expressed interest in the open slots. He said the slots will be awarded in rounds where each airline will ...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I don't get Jet Blue at LGB. I think people forgot there is schedule service to the bay area, Vegas, the Pacific northwest from LGB. every time I tell people did you look at Long Beach to fly out to the bay area or Vegas, they say oh there flights out of LGB. JetBlue needs to do some advertising on...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

[twoid][/twoid] I don't see F9 back at LGB for the same reason G4 did not work out. Their dynamic and seasonal schedules don't bode well with the ability to operate and maintain consistent slot usage. Even at SNA, F9 has had to halve their slot holdings once they move away from solely a DEN hub focu...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

WN has now been in LGB for 2 years and their performance on some of these routes really have not improved much. Their big west coast rival AS has not even made any effort to service LGB. if this continues for 2 more years and B6 is happy to live with a 20 flight schedule, what does WN do at that po...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Frontier seems like a good candidate to make Long Beach Work. Granted they would want a deal. They only have a minor operation at SNA, which could be closed. The issue for most airlines is Long Beach is wedged between larger operations at SNA and LAX. It's hard to have an airport wedged in the midd...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23465

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Ok i'm very curious to see what's going to happen here. LGB resident here. With this unsurprising move from B6 dropping more of it's slots, i'd be happy to see more diversity within the route network. I'm definitely hoping for more east coast flights even though that's going to be very unrealistic I...

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by MDGLongBeach
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16576

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Delta is bringing back the DC-9. Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true? Why would they bring anything back? They don't currently fly the MAX.... Just checked, I saw the same thing... DAL has no MAX, was wondering what the motive behind the claim that they w...

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by MDGLongBeach
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16576

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

oldannyboy wrote:
Delta is bringing back the DC-9.


Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14226

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

Leaving LGB? 0.o

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 407
Views: 47679

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Hello, can someone explain WN's strategy at LGB? I don't see why they are becoming such a large presence at LGB if B6 is failing pretty miserably. I see that they're trying to secure the SoCal market, but why attempt at a failing market to compete with JetBlue, if they're already "ditching"...

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118268

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Ok so what's the deal with B6 at LGB? I thought last year they were going to give up slots and they were to be raffled off by the airport. Has that not happened? Any updates on what the heck is going on with their mess at LGB? It sounds like B6 cut about 9 daily flights at LGB, decreasing operation...

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by MDGLongBeach
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32602

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

FYI, I don't know where I put my reservation papers at so I don't have the flight numbers but I still got the general info :) June 3 ONT-MCO Frontier A320 June 18 MCO-ONT Frontier A320 July 16 KLAX-KMSP DAL 753 July 16 KMSP-KATW DAL crj7 July 29 KATW-KORD AAL crj7 July 29 KORD-KLAX AAL a321 yeah not...

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by MDGLongBeach
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 118268

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Ok so what's the deal with B6 at LGB? I thought last year they were going to give up slots and they were to be raffled off by the airport. Has that not happened? Any updates on what the heck is going on with their mess at LGB?

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?

So it’s not that they’re not capable of hauling heavy loads but that most fleets of aircraft (that can use the RB211 as a power plant) don’t want the additional engine option? Is there no particular reason why Cargo carries don’t oftenly operate RB powered 747/757/767s? There are lots of RB211-powe...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?

So it’s not that they’re not capable of hauling heavy loads but that most fleets of aircraft (that can use the RB211 as a power plant) don’t want the additional engine option?

Is there no particular reason why Cargo carries don’t oftenly operate RB powered 747/757/767s?

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4725

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Alaska in 2016, Denali, Anchorage, Soldotna, Seward, Homer. It was all amazing! Fishing, kayaking, hiking, all of it. It was the most amazing trip, especially with the family coming along :)

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

RB211 Not Standard for Cargo Ops?

Hello A.net community,

I have seen in a few threads now, most notably the BA 767 retirement thread, where a.net members claimed that RB211s aren’t suitable for Cargo ops? I can’t find why they wouldn’t fit the criteria for flying cargo? Can someone explain this for me?

Thank you :D

-MDD

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89712

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

AAY 3 has landed, the end of an era for the AAY fleet and MD80 aircraft in general.

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89712

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

What’s the next flight? AAY1?

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89712

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

pwm2txlhopper wrote:
Does anybody know which boneyards the retired MD-80s are going?


As far as I’ve seen, they’re all going to KBHM.

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up
Replies: 47
Views: 13174

Re: Allegiant Mad Dog days are up

Where are these birds gonna end up for their end of life?

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I want* a Aircraft N Number from a flight I don't remember.
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: I want* a Aircraft N Number from a flight I don't remember.

Thanks for the help nonetheless. I see a couple KLGB-KIDA flights on FlightAware, but it only shows 3 of the 75 flights performed in 2011. Is there someone that has access to the long history of a flight on FlightAware? It appears AAY521 is now operating from BLV to IWA.

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety card exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 5950

Re: Safety card exchange

Sorry I have only just seen your post, what do you want to offer in exchange, and maybe I could arrive to make the exchange in person? I don't know what you want, I have a few things to offer from old magazines to a attitude indicator from a F4. I'm not much of a fan meeting in person to be honest,...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I want* a Aircraft N Number from a flight I don't remember.
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: I want* a Aircraft N Number from a flight I don't remember.

Hello A.net Community, I know some of you have the power to do this, the only md80 flight i had ever been on was from KLGB-KIDA. I wanted to know the N number as well as the date. I wouldn't be here right now asking you this but these conditions were special: -the KLGB-KIDA flight was operated only...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety card exchange
Replies: 8
Views: 5950

Re: Safety card exchange

MD88? Sorry I have only just seen your post, what do you want to offer in exchange, and maybe I could arrive to make the exchange in person? I don't know what you want, I have a few things to offer from old magazines to a attitude indicator from a F4. I'm not much of a fan meeting in person to be h...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I want* a Aircraft N Number from a flight I don't remember.
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

I want* a Aircraft N Number from a flight I don't remember.

Hello A.net Community, I know some of you have the power to do this, the only md80 flight i had ever been on was from KLGB-KIDA. I wanted to know the N number as well as the date. I wouldn't be here right now asking you this but these conditions were special: -the KLGB-KIDA flight was operated only ...

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by MDGLongBeach
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 175
Views: 9061

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

I can tell ill be overwhelmingly disagreed with, but we still don't know who is in that group of migrants, they showed hints if not actual violence (depending on how you perceive it) at the Mexican southern border, can't deny that when they tore down the fence and denied asylum there. I'm also suspi...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?

If you really want to fly on the MD-90, why don't you try to do it within the next few weeks? Why wait almost a year and reduce your chances? You are lucky to have this aircraft type still flying in your country, take your chance and get on one as soon as possible! I am happy to have experienced th...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?

Why not just wait until closer to the travel date to book your flight? This is almost a year out and the tickets aren't even going to be at their best price right now. I suppose I didn’t make it clear enough that there are some factors in this booking, that force me to book in 3 days, I can’t book ...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?

The more far out it is, the riskier it is. The shorter the flight, the riskier it is. While I do book certain flights for the aircraft type, I always accept the risk that it can be swapped out to a different type and there's little recourse. July of next year is way too far out in advance for anyth...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?

Very hard to put a number on it, but there's good reason to be pessimistic. Typically, I'd say there's a 95%+ chance of your booking plane matching your actual plane. However, Delta began quietly pulling MD-90s from their fleet last year and it has continued through this past summer. The fleet will...

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Gropes Female Passenger, Blames Trump
Replies: 48
Views: 4948

Re: Man Gropes Female Passenger, Blames Trump

The president has nothing to do with this. He wasn’t there, didn’t tell the guy to do this. It’s common sense that this behavior is punishable.

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Chances of actually flying on the aircraft listed on the booking page?

Hello A.net members, I recently booked a flight to Milwaukee for Oshkosh next July and went out of my way to get myself on a MD-90. I wanted to get on one last McDonnell Douglas aircraft before it’s too late especially because of the fact I take flying lessons at KLGB and the nostalgia is real . My ...

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by MDGLongBeach
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 89712

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

So no hope that any MD80 will ever return to LAX for commercial service?

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by MDGLongBeach
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 50
Views: 5899

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

I was gonna say the same thing as Aic, does NorShuttle plan to utilize its long haul fleet and connect Europe to Argentina? Does anyone know what the load factors on these flights are? I know there’s a limited amount of flights between the two. Would I be best that they establish themselves, even do...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:

Aircraft are expensive to convert over to Combi’s and they are becoming a niche market anyways, as explained above, most aircraft can carry full loads of both passengers and their cargo. If airlines want to establish such a service, they will most likely fly dedicated aircraft to their respective an...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump
Replies: 54
Views: 2247

Re: The world has more confidence in Putin than in Trump

Good, that means he is doing it right. The President is not elected to be a popular leader of the world, he is elected to represent the interests of the citizens of the United States. If he is unpopular with the other lot, he is doing well for America. On the other hand, Angela Merkel's approval wo...

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

hmm, was gonna say, even after paying $40 with gogo inflight, I couldn't ever access even google, so how will free WIFI be better, hopefully 2ku is even remotely good. lol

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by MDGLongBeach
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 6369

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

and people call russian planes dangerous, they're built like rocks, you'll die before the plane dies.

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by MDGLongBeach
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92199

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I may have been mislead, but didn't B6 give up slots during Q1 and were supposed to be auctioned off September? If not, then ignore this but if so, what were the results?

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by MDGLongBeach
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: What type of facility is SBD?

It appears that UPS does have an operation out of SBD, seems to be like the only regular and active traffic there.

What makes VCV more like an "end of life facility" or is there no practical knowledge for that?

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by MDGLongBeach
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

Re: What type of facility is SBD?

KICT wrote:
It's an airport.


thanks for stating the obvious.

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by MDGLongBeach
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 1175

What type of facility is SBD?

Hello there, I am a fanatic of the super 80 series and with all the threads that involve the super 80 as a subject always mention SBD. I have seen people call it only a storage facility, some have called it the end of life facility where the aircraft are scrapped and will never return to service and...

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