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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 1988

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

Hmmm. Not Abbott. He was *ok* before Covid, improved a little bit when he decided to take the virus seriously last year (and then took it back this year), but really became unfavorable to me after threatening to basically steal money from cities who "defund the police" (whether or not you ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Keystone Pipeline Officially Dead

I’ve heard of the jobs argument; if I’m not mistaken a lot of the jobs would have only been temporary. I don’t believe maintenance was to be job-heavy.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20869

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Airfleets shows an average age of 23.3 year, with 12 out of 127 30 years+. I know that is only a limited guide, but some of these are likely to have a lot of hours/cycles. Roughly how many cycles a year would they be using up. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/11/15/2010-28363/aging-ai...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20869

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Heh, would be cool if the 757s got the DC9 treatment and flew in modest numbers (even just 30 or 40) past 2030. Possible? Probably, unless fuel becomes an issue.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 50
Views: 3552

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

I was in a C152 but ended up not flying it :P

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 26, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16143

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

barney captain wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
Losing teeth is pretty expensive... I hope the airline compensates then for it and seriously brings charges to that crook (or just make him pay for those damages). Talking thousands of dollars here


That he was a she.


Sorry for my lack of progressiveness :mrgreen:

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 26, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 16143

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

Losing teeth is pretty expensive... I hope the airline compensates then for it and seriously brings charges to that crook (or just make him pay for those damages). Talking thousands of dollars here

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 21, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13803

Re: DFW Terminals A/C getting Piers & Terminal C Renovation

Nice, I like the horn-look. Both practical and aesthetic.

Increases the gate density.

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 15, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

VivaAerobus starting 2x weekly Austin to Monterrey and Austin to Mexico City. https://ishrionaviation.blogspot.com/2021/05/vivaaerobus-adds-austin-as-part-of.html Finally. This is actually a pretty useful route addition for me as I have family 4 hours South of Monterrey without any good air service...

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 09, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Self-flying planes
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Self-flying planes

dstblj52 wrote:
the challenge is not getting it to work in normal operation the challenge is getting it to work in abnormal operation


And there's a ton of possible abnormal operations!

You would have to delve into AI and really program some serious scenario-based training onto it.

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 06, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Concordes at Kai Tak
Replies: 14
Views: 6391

Re: 2 Concordes at Kai Tak

I wonder what route and stops it made; it’s not a good subsonic flyer and countries didn’t want it flying supersonic overhead.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 04, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines should adopt/would you like to see adopt the a220?
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Which airlines should adopt/would you like to see adopt the a220?

Your reasoning can be personal/aesthetic, or you can have more legitimate reasoning as to why it would fit into their fleet well. As for me... Maybe Qantas. Obviously because of their 717 fleet which is very similar in size. I can't say the same about Hawaiian just because it's been argued the a220 ...

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 03, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2525

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Not sure why this has to be political. The North indeed, as other have pointed, hasnew shrinking for a while. Just look at old electoral maps. It’s weird to see states like Ohio have more now and states like Texas not having as many. Elections are political. No I mean the loss of a seat which is ba...

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 03, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2525

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Not sure why this has to be political.

The North indeed, as other have pointed, hasnew shrinking for a while. Just look at old electoral maps. It’s weird to see states like Ohio have more now and states like Texas not having as many.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14
Replies: 47
Views: 7159

Re: HRL - New Airline Announcement 4/14

I can tell you it provides a much, much safer alternative to getting from The Valley to Monterrey. It’s not a very safe region to be driving in.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA return to DAL in 2024?
Replies: 43
Views: 6271

Re: Will AA return to DAL in 2024?

Where would it fly to? DFW =P ? Seriously though, what sorts of routes would one expect from DAL with AA? Point to point? To the hubs? I'd assume some point to point like intra-Texas and maybe ORD, LAX, and PHL. Actually that would make some sense; I'm not sure about commute times from Dallas to DFW...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and the A320neo
Replies: 20
Views: 5414

Re: American and the A320neo

Interesting point raised by a user here: what will replace the a319ss? A319 neos? a320 neos? More 738 maxes? The a220? I could see AA (like most airlines) just raise the bottom. The a220 would be great but would add a fleet type. The a319 as others always say “might as well be flown by an a320” beca...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?

I guess a layover is only worth it if it's not longer than the time it takes to drive there from the origin, or if there were other alternatives available. 90 minutes seems very reasonable and I have to wonder if any undue delay would jeopardize you making your connecting flight. I had to wait 4 hou...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

Re: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted

You’re missing a main point. They are a public charter operator. As such no IATA code. No IATA code no tickets in GDIS. No tickets in GDIS no business travel, no Expedia etc. Sales will have to be organic via web or calls to a center and businesses that use Agents/Amex travel/etc will only book thr...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

Re: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted

The first and third bullets from the OP prove problematic for any such reboot. Utilizing a plane larger than a CRJ is ideal, but if they are to focus on unserved markets from MKE, they'll be almost exclusively serving markets which can't fill anything larger with good yields. True. I think that wou...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted
Replies: 17
Views: 3921

New Midwest Express dead? And how it should have restarted

Not much news for the revived Midwest Express brand so it seems. Looks like covid killed it? Perhaps, what would have been a better way for the airline to get restarted and what went wrong/is wrong with their current strategy? I'm no business expert, but based on successful airline stories, a couple...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 1648

Re: Your dream airline fleet

Hundreds of A220's. Hundreds of a220 neos to replace Southwest's Maxes ;) . I'd be biased and have a fleet of MD80s and 757s (some 767 for long-haul/trunk routes), because they're my favorite. Not really optimal anymore because of fuel, but back in the 80s I'm sure those were very efficient aircraf...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: why no metric system in aviation?
Replies: 58
Views: 4657

Re: why no metric system in aviation?

Aviation is in customary (feet, inches, pounds) because it was pioneered in the US ;) . That's my guess. Otherwise we'd probably have it in metric.

Technically it's converted pretty often anyways.

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by CarlosSi
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?

Temple doesn't really have any commercial airline service to begin with and there's probably significant leakage to AUS (which has plenty of WN service, obviously) and ACT and GRK, which don't even have WN service to begin with. LRD definitely has a case for it to Hobby or Love Field, maybe both, or...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 15709

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

I don't really know about that. Boeing isn't going to make the 737 forever, and definitely won't create a new re-engine variant especially after the fiasco with the Max. Eventually Southwest will have to decide what aircraft type it will wish to adopt as its workhorse, which means that for sometime ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 16415

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

If you don't think there's anything wrong with the GA bill, are you saying there /is/ something wrong with just letting people have the liberty, no, the FREEDOM to be able to vote on any given weekday before the election day? Tell me what is wrong with that and how being restricted to one day should...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 16415

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

I just.. don't see what's the problem with people justifying that we don't need more polling locations or drop boxes. Good for you if you don't need one, but what's a luxury to you might be a privilege to others to be able to have. Check your privilege. There is nothing wrong with giving people plen...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9617

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

It’s a bit baffling if you ask me. Trump almost didn’t brand the vaccines with his name, always talking about operation Warp speed to get work on it done pronto, but now his supporters don’t want to take a vaccine that he largely takes credit for? I'm willing to bet that there is a statistically si...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9617

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

It’s a bit baffling if you ask me. Trump almost didn’t brand the vaccines with his name, always talking about operation Warp speed to get work on it done pronto, but now his supporters don’t want to take a vaccine that he largely takes credit for?

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by CarlosSi
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4440

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

You can if you started convicting with mandatory death penalty sentence that must be carried out within 6 months for these sorts of crimes. I am all for it. Yes, because no one has ever been rail roaded by the justice system in this country. Yeah as much as I’d theoretically support a faster death ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27140

Re: AA large AUS expansion

The 183/71 interchange is a different project from the rest of 183 south because ... reasons ... but with the opening of the ramps from 183 south to 71 west it should move quickly. It would be nice if they did the revamped entrance to the airport property at the same time but I’m sure that’s *way* ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27140

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Southwest fires a shot at AA's Austin expansion plans, and drives a stake into the heart of Delta's "focus" city. "Southwest will begin nonstop service to 37 cities from Austin this summer." https://finance.yahoo.com/news/southwest-luv-announces-major-summer-131001184.html Sound...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Let’s be real are any airlines going to be able to compete with southwest and what they could offer there they could easily add many of those markets from Austin and other airlines would have to put a lot of money to compete in offering i think I highly doubt it, Frontier tried and immediately pull...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

A bunch of those cities including JAX, CMH, and MKE were served by frontier during the great “dartboard additions”, but as you can see now, only an infitessimal amount of routes made it (DEN and the usual MCO and LAS leisure markets). Spirit honestly took their lunch on a few routes like ATL and ORD...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3230

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

Well they’re already hated :P .Albeit for different reasons. If the fares are good, the schedules are good, people will fly. It already has the massive revenue and brand recognition. Only question is if losing revenue on certain routes is worth the market share. Amazon may not care about its pride o...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Still no SEA resumption! Heh, I always tell my friends these additions are great, if only I can actually fly way more often and take advantage of those probably low fares as a result of the competition. Good to be able to fly nonstop on southwest to almost anywhere from AUS. Reeeeally wish I can act...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Ah cool, there’s that Burbank route!

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

I don't believe there's *any* footage of aircraft taking off and landing at the old Robert Mueller? I see plenty of photos but the only video I see of an aircraft operating out of there is this one. An AA DC10 seen from above in a hot air balloon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dRnUM1HvM8 I remem...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13803

Re: Fort Worth Engineering Firm gets DFW Term-C contract

Basic question, but is doing TRIP to C really all that much cheaper than just building a Terminal F? Especially since the original DFW layout has basically been hacked into being hubbable and a brand new terminal would likely bring efficiency gains. It is, but it doesn't address the long term defic...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18659

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

I don't believe there's *any* footage of aircraft taking off and landing at the old Robert Mueller? I see plenty of photos but the only video I see of an aircraft operating out of there is this one. An AA DC10 seen from above in a hot air balloon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dRnUM1HvM8 I rememb...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed SAT expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Proposed SAT expansion

So the real long-term pipe dream: Why not develop San Marcos airport (HYI) as a joint airport that serves both cities? Halfway in between with lots of land to develop. Heh, this has been discussed before. I certainly not gonna drive 40-45 minutes (I live in Northeast Austin) to catch a flight when ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed SAT expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Proposed SAT expansion

Here's a February 2021 video presentation hosted by SA Airport. At the 24-minute mark they touch on the north/south runway and its traffic conflict with Randolph AFB. The runway could be abandoned or shortened in the future https://youtu.be/LehmjPupYFA?t=1455 There is a proposal to lengthen the eas...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed SAT expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Proposed SAT expansion

I've seen such proposal. It's gone further and they have a 4th terminal (terminal D) which is an even longer arm that juts out farther West. That last proposal seems unlikely and kinda crazy. Terminal B is the newest since the old one was demolished sometime back. Why go with that option at all whe...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed SAT expansion
Replies: 36
Views: 4294

Re: Proposed SAT expansion

I've seen such proposal. It's gone further and they have a 4th terminal (terminal D) which is an even longer arm that juts out farther West. That last proposal seems unlikely and kinda crazy. Terminal B is the newest since the old one was demolished sometime back. Why go with that option at all when...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27140

Re: AA large AUS expansion

They’ll probably do the second terminal in phases, but why not build the whole thing and then just not attach the jetways to parts of the gates that don’t need them yet? Heck do air stairs as overfill. They could have the space available as retail or restaurants or something still. Thought it was a ...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13803

Re: AA mainline now flying into Terminal E at DFW?

If I'm not mistaken they've flown out of E for sometime, as US Airways used to fly out of it and then flew into it during the merger/post-merger. Not sure if at some point they consolidated to another terminal.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27140

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Weren’t AS and AA reunited via some level of code sharing? I know they had to drop it with the AS/Virgin merger. Would AA really be competing with Alaska on SJC then?

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by CarlosSi
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27140

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Delta: "Austin is one of our focus cities" American: "Hold my beer." Dang that's a big boost all of a sudden. AA clearly values it's Austin site as it's always been a big feeder for DFW and dominant there behind Southwest. Wish I can eventually actually take advantage of these f...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA large AUS expansion
Replies: 210
Views: 27140

Re: AA large AUS expansion

Delta: "Austin is one of our focus cities" American: "Hold my beer." Dang that's a big boost all of a sudden. AA clearly values it's Austin site as it's always been a big feeder for DFW and dominant there behind Southwest. Wish I can eventually actually take advantage of these fl...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?
Replies: 33
Views: 6165

Re: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?

PResumably you mean turbojet and not low-bypass turbofans like the MD80s.

I think of Kai Tak and wonder how people could tolerate having jets fly by so frequently and so low and noisy... like it's cool as an aviator, but didn't it get tiring living under it constantly?

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