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by amadorE175
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20050

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I don't know the exact day it starts (~Sep. 2) but it looks like DL is rescheduling SMF-DTW as a daytime flight (departing ~12pm), upgauged to a 739.

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by amadorE175
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

First post here, SD native on the younger side learning the ropes. I lived in PHX for year and tried to keep on top of the happenings at SAN. Are there ANY signs of life/progress with the T1 renovation?? All I’ve seen in the news lately is a tram/trolley/people mover connection to downtown etc. Tha...

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by amadorE175
Fri May 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137711

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Hawaiian Airlines' objection: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2019-0014-0084 They're mainly talking about how HNL deserves more authority than LAX. Not only that but they're bringing up the fact that LAWA (LAX) keeps jerking them around with terminal moves and somehow that should be ...

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by amadorE175
Fri May 31, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7625

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?

CDG-SAN sees over 70 PDEW while AMS-SAN Sees around 35 PDEW. However, both will see numbers rise during the peak season. I'm sorry but even though I'd love to believe that number for SAN-PAR's traffic, I would need to have it confirmed elsewhere. (And I don't know where to find that sort of int'l d...

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by amadorE175
Sun May 26, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

As an update to the perennial PR equipment question, I had asked Zeke in the Cathay thread about CX's A359 out of SAN considering the runways and terrain. Zeke's response: "09 is a bit short, 27 would limit payload to about 25 tonnes which would not be commercially viable on the -900. Would get...

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by amadorE175
Sat May 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

My understanding from last year is the airport is keen to let Lufthansa breathe and wouldn't "actively" seek out new carriers in Europe. I read into that as they're hoping LH goes 7x and they would focus their attention (and budget) to Asia (i.e. PR), but if they lose Edelweiss and LH doe...

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by amadorE175
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23673

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

I have looked at WLG before with the A350 it would not be a problem. The other possible way WLG could be via CNS on the A330. WLG is on the list of ports it’s permitted to fly to, this is public information https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20182212/egn201822122063.pdf Someone else upthread menti...

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by amadorE175
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Because it can handle an A330? Way back when they started SAN service in 2000-ish, they used gate 20, which was also international capable. 51 also wasn't an international gate when they started using it. Remember also, these aren't exclusively international gates; they all have the option of being...

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by amadorE175
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20050

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Thanks for keeping us up to speed with all the change and growth! Will NK be using Terminal B with Frontier? And glad to have NK around but I would have hoped that AS would add more from here.

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by amadorE175
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

JL and NH will also get new HND slots (6 each I believe) and although there is some speculation about which existing or new U.S. cities they may serve from HND, there is no big hearing or government approval needed from Japan. In a huge thread, I think perhaps one or two posts mentioned SAN-HND as ...

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by amadorE175
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20050

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I've never had to take the rental car shuttle but I've had problems with the economy lot shuttle. Long waits for the next bus are the biggest headache. I think they've separated them out so that busses only got to Terminal A or to Terminal B but at peak times it's still a bit of a wait. I think the ...

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by amadorE175
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Delta Got The Moon Shot: Dynamic creativity, perfect timing, flawless execution (Video)
Replies: 28
Views: 5721

Re: How Delta Got The Moon Shot: Dynamic creativity, perfect timing, flawless execution (Video)

Good thing this is such a rich airline.... all that, for something that a college kid with good photoshop skills could've done for $100? If I were an employee or shareholder, I'd be sorta miffed. And maybe that's why you're not working for Delta, let alone in their marketing department... There's v...

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by amadorE175
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris looking to add more US cities in 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4389

Re: Volaris looking to add more US cities in 2019

My contenders for new Volaris service based on lacking GDL service and their Mexican population: Airport - Mexican population SAN - 974,516 ATL - 346,332 (Delta would retaliate) TUS - 333,040 (seems like a great add) CRP - 264,039 MSP - 140,000 MCI - 137,982 OKC - 133,000 IAD - 132,276 PHL - 113,69...

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by amadorE175
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20050

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

No new destinations but I'll take increased frequencies and larger aircraft. Terminal B arrivals seems to get crowded sometimes, but now they moved the uber/lyfts into the parking lot so that should help out as well as directing more passengers to use door 3/4 for pick ups should help. I don't frequ...

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by amadorE175
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Will Delta ever fly a 764 to SAN? They have, at least once. I don't know if there's a photo in the database here but some spotter accounts on Instagram have the DL 764 flying into SAN. It would be nice to see what has been done to the ticket lobby at the west end of T1; there must be lots of additi...

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by amadorE175
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20050

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Well, it's official. December 2018 traffic figures have been released and SMF handled 1,033,883 passengers during the month, marking a 9.4% increase yoy on an 8.6% seat capacity increase yoy for the month. December was the eighth consecutive month that SMF handled in excess of one million passenger...

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by amadorE175
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Unfortunately, nothing clarifying how many gates AS will have after their move to T2E either. Oh well, at least we now have some confirmation of a few things... bb I'd assume they'd get 5 to 7, with 20-24 being the bulk of the operation and 33 and 34 being the remainder. It'll be odd to fly AS into...

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by amadorE175
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANAV8R wrote:

It sounds good but a private-public thing will probably lead to years of red tape like the Navy Broadway complex that Doug Manchester is redeveloping.


If the SPARWAR site is out of the coast zone governed by the Coastal Commission then this could be less mired in red tape.

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by amadorE175
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The Mayor and SANDAG are proposing to build a new "grand central" transit center at the SPAWAR site adjacent to Old Town that would include a rail connection to the airport terminals. https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/land-use/faulconer-and-sandag-unveil-their-airport-transit-vision/...

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by amadorE175
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

crescent wrote:
I've wondered why DL chooses to serve LAS-SAN LAS-SJC LAS-SNA


Speculating here, but I would think those are quick mileage redemption or leisure routes for frequent fliers in those cities. They're short hops so perhaps it worth offering those flights to keep people on DL.

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by amadorE175
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 609
Views: 78695

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2019 will be good to all of us! Here're 2 posting from the SDU-T (local newspaper) from today, including the links to each, both of which relate bad news on topics most of us care about.. 8. San Diego airport expansion A $3 billion plan to redevelop the San Diego Int...

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by amadorE175
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29578

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Just came across this on a thread in Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sacramento/comments/a0c52o/nonstop_flights_to_china/ Looks like someone had edited the SMF wiki page to show that China Southern is to start service to Guangzhou but was then later removed. According to the threat the Guangzhou a...

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by amadorE175
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14307

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

SJC is getting 6 more gates in June. A number of them will go to AS. Interesting..I wonder why they were not mentioned... How many will go to AS? Also, isn't SAN getting a terminal expansion as well? The SAN terminal 1 replacement is years off. It hasn't yet completed the EIR process. In the meanti...

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by amadorE175
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600
Replies: 17
Views: 4021

Re: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600

Heh, apparently it's diverting to LAS right now!: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH466/history/20181129/0855Z/EDDF/KLAS I'm watching it now too. That's going to throw FIC into a tizzy if the AF 777, the BA 744, and the eventually-we'll-get-there LH A346 overlap! Just from Europe that's three ...

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by amadorE175
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24131

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

The rumored CAN-DFW on CZ might be closer to happening then. Not likely before the next US-CHINA frequency negotiation. There is no more Zone 1 - US frequency on the Chinese side. There is 7 CAN dedicated frequency (along with around 21 US to China Zone 1 that will become available soon) on the US ...

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by amadorE175
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109346

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

PR going full steam ahead with North America Expansion for Summer 2019. LAX up to 17x week, all 77W. YYZ daily A359 replacing 77W. This is in addition to previously announced daily JFK and 2x daily SFO. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281507/philippine-airlines-further-expands-nort...

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by amadorE175
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29578

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

So that makes, what, 4 daily SMF-ORD next summer if including AA's flight? I'm curious to see how the market evolves here as 1) the economy diversifies and 2) more and more people move East from the Bay. The later is already bringing comparatively wealthier people into the area. Following up on DL's...

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by amadorE175
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12206

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

I always love when people discuss the past like it was a perfectly meritocratic time.

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by amadorE175
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109346

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Well spotted, Devilfish. Like seeing the new birds here on the West Coast.

I haven't thought too deeply about it but the gov't not ensuring airlines move to Bulacan seems problematic. I thought Bulacan was supposed to replace MNL entirely, not compete with it. Or do I not have that correct?

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8042

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Don’t see how it’s any different from IAG, just that their name isn’t associated with a certain airline. I think this is where the perception of LF monopolizing the continent come from. LX, OS, and SN all subsumed into the LH hierarchy. It seems less like the union of separate companies I think of ...

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109346

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Where's CRK's T2 supposed to be situated? I can see to get a handle on that. Would it be next to T1? On the other side of the airport? If next to T1, I wish they would improve the roads into the airport to make access from the expressway more direct. It's a bit circuitous to get there now.

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 11187

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Feeling lukewarm about this. I'd be curious to see a clearer shot of it. I feel like part of the blame should go to new F1 logo which is also far less compelling than its predecessor.

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by amadorE175
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 155517

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

portcolumbus wrote:
DTW-SMF was flown before, right? I believe it was also an eastbound redeye.


Yes, started April 2010 with similar redeye schedule. Not sure when it ended.

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by amadorE175
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29578

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Delta just announced daily, year-round DTW-SMF beginning June 17, 2019 on a 738: https://news.delta.com/delta-further-expands-detroit-flights-west-new-nonstop-service-sacramento Wow, didn't expect this to come so soon after our recent discussion of the route. It's a redye just like the 2010 flight ...

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by amadorE175
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29578

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

dolphinflyer wrote:
Not true - AA is not dropping SMF-ORD. They are delaying the return of the seasonal flight by one month to May instead of April.


Thanks for the correction. It's certainly better than them dropping it. I thought the flight was still daily year around.

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by amadorE175
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29578

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

This was from last week but AA is dropping ORD. AA originally announced the flight in January 2016. AA ORD-SMF APR 1.0>0[0.7] In looking for the original press release I found another announcing a SMF-DTW on DL back in 2010. I didn't realize we previously had service to DTW. Anyone know when that en...

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by amadorE175
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68973

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

If you'd like to read through them, the other agency responses can be found linked in this article: https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/economy/dog-pile-local-agencies-blast-the-airport-authoritys-plan-to-redo-terminal-1/ It's not just Harbor Drive - the entire metropolitan area of San Diego has ...

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by amadorE175
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 7476

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

There is a huge amount of traffic (O/D) between the Philippines and the USA/Canada. Hence, the multiple nonstops on PAL, and direct service from DL (via NRT) and UA (Via Guam). As to the future of flights between the Philippines/S.E. Asia and the USA/Canada, here are my guesses: 1. PR to expand and...

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by amadorE175
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 135
Views: 11072

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

It looks like they're planning airfield work along with the terminal work. I have no idea what their finances look like but I wonder if they're being cautious about taking out too much debt at one time to do both the airfield and terminal work. I suppose they could always surprise us and make moves ...

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by amadorE175
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 42142

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

If only the math was that elementary for profitability. Unless SQ can command a revenue premium on the nonstop, they are going to be competing on price with every ME3, US and Asian carrier. People flying this route are not doing it to save a few bucks. That's the whole point. The previous route wit...

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by amadorE175
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68973

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

For comparison: A343: 30J 28W 221Y A346: 8F 44J 32W 213Y Looks like the A346 that Lufthansa currently has loaded for the San Diego flights is actually the 8F, 56J, 28W, 189Y version. That certainly could be subject to change. But I think it's safe to say that is a pretty big increase in premium sea...

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68973

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1050108086608744448 In what I can take only as positive news, LH will mix its 5-weekly frequencies between 3x A346 and 2x A343 from 03 March 19. A346 also scheduled for, as the commenters note, Nov 29 and Dec 4, the same days as the one-off AF 777 flights. Ev...

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109346

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

And Subic Bay is getting some attention to bring back international flights and, at the very least, commercial flight schools for PR and MU.

https://businessmirror.com.ph/sbma-setting-up-subic-airport-for-international-flights/

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109346

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

:scratchchin: I wonder if they would ever begin NAIA 's redevelopment? :hissyfit: Not much hope for that, unfortunately. I'm going keep on going thinking it won't happen so it'll be a happy surprise when they start. As for CRK, it's back to being Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. I was just...

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by amadorE175
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29578

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

That's a surprise to me. I can't recall the last time UA or AA swapped out regional for mainline. In the gradual movement of towards larger aircraft, I'm wondering if AS will swap the the last couple of Q400s off of PDX as they get more E-jets. I wonder too whether AS will add more to SMF as part of...

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by amadorE175
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newbie, question regarding repositioning flights
Replies: 26
Views: 3999

Re: Newbie, question regarding repositioning flights

An upcoming (Nov. 29, Dec. 4) example of a company selling the positioning flight is AF doing SAN-CDG on a 4-class 77W after doing a charter into SAN. The positioning flight to get the 77W back to SAN is also on sale.

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by amadorE175
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68973

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

United will start implementing international 757s with flatbed seats on the SAN-EWR/IAD routes starting October 4th to compete with JetBlue's Mint product. Did a dummy booking on the website and was surprised that all three flights will have the lie-flats. B6 offers Mint on both flights. Of Delta's...

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by amadorE175
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

INFINITI329 wrote:

Why are there wage differences between men and women?


Different length of employment and pay grades across the sexes in each position, I would think. Tons of new folks would tend to drive down a subgroup's average and lots of experienced folks would drive up the average of a subgroup.

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by amadorE175
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68973

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Thanks for the updates amador' . All your listed projects sound right. (Have you heard anything regarding a Board Room being created as part of your item #1?) I don’t know if WN uses CUPPS gates but they are rumored to be taking at least some of the gates in T1W as their own, to be used primarily f...

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by amadorE175
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 68973

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

I noticed that yesterday but the AA op's from gate 26 seem somewhat limited so maybe there's some part-time work going on at that gate when AA is not using it. I really have no idea what's going on in T2E these days. It just seems to me that if AS were happy with what's in T2E now, why not move the...

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