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by AntonioMartin
Wed May 18, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 5684

Re: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restriction

I think DL tried ATL-Havana before and it didn't work.. (or was it Miami-Havana? Im not sure) I wonder if DL can try JFK-Havana.

Also someone, Jet Blue perhaps, needs to step on the SJU-Havana route.

This will be interesting....

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport
Replies: 24
Views: 5260

Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

One more thing not to take to the airport!

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

n471wn wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
One thing: If you ever want to try to see this plane on person at Marana..don't....I went to Marana once and the guards there welcome yo with machine guns! They then tell you to turn around.


Guards are long gone and Marana is open to all

Good to know, good to know!

Thanks buddy!

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

One thing: If you ever want to try to see this plane on person at Marana..don't....I went to Marana once and the guards there welcome yo with machine guns! They then tell you to turn around. Outdated. No more guard(s) at the now-abandoned guard house at the entrance, different ownership (Pinal Coun...

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

One thing: If you ever want to try to see this plane on person at Marana..don't....I went to Marana once and the guards there welcome yo with machine guns! They then tell you to turn around.

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1098
Views: 190605

Re: AA launches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

E-175...that's the Eagle, right???

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov Design Bureau News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 32069

Antonov Airlines.....how about their future?

Hi! With all the sad things going on in Ukraine and then the bombings of so many Antonov airlines aircraft I wonder, what do you guys expect for this airline in the future?

Thanks and God bless! And to those living in Ukraine, be safe and best of luck to you!

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Cargo Dallas to Ostend diverting to Liege
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Qatar Airways Cargo Dallas to Ostend diverting to Liege

as739x wrote:
I saw it depart DFW and it was already showing the diversion prior to takeoff, so must have been operational and pre-planned

Ohhh...well Im glad it wasn't anything major then!

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand adding JFK
Replies: 61
Views: 11881

Re: Air New Zealand adding JFK

Doesnt surprise me at all...

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Cargo Dallas to Ostend diverting to Liege
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Qatar Airways Cargo Dallas to Ostend diverting to Liege

https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR8917/2b3e2b6a

My apologies if the link is incorrect, Im not too good with internet.

Anyways I wonder whats this about..hopefully nothing bad. Its been a few terrible days in aviation as it is.

God bless!
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According to Flight Radar 24: https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR8917/2b3e2b6a

My apologies if the link is incorrect, Im not too good with internet.

Anyways I wonder whats this about..hopefully nothing bad. Its been a few terrible days in aviation as it is.

God bless!

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1163
Views: 423557

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Could it be a pilot suicide? And RIP to everyone.

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)
Replies: 31
Views: 8770

Re: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)

Wow! I'd read about the incident but never seen a photo! Thanks dude!

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Arajet ordering up to 40 737MAX8
Replies: 88
Views: 19725

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

They'd be up against US mainline and LCC airlines on all those destinations who may offer better products and services. At this point, the US LCCs almost are the de facto airlines for a lot of Caribbean islands. Many Dominican airports are served by international carriers so they have no incentive ...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Arajet ordering up to 40 737MAX8
Replies: 88
Views: 19725

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

TBH at first when I saw the airline's name on this thread's title, I thought it was about a new Arabian airline! :lol:

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Arajet ordering up to 40 737MAX8
Replies: 88
Views: 19725

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

I suspect some destinations could be: JFK, EWR, MIA, BOS, BDL, MCO, TPA, SJU, among a couple others. They'd be up against US mainline and LCC airlines on all those destinations who may offer better products and services. At this point, the US LCCs almost are the de facto airlines for a lot of Carib...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So what are the chances these airlines could return to SJU?
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Re: So what are the chances these airlines could return to SJU?

Oh and I forgot in that list:
Air Santo Domingo (which is back now flying smaller aircraft in the DR)-

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So what are the chances these airlines could return to SJU?
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Re: So what are the chances these airlines could return to SJU?

OzarkD9S wrote:
There is no modern incarnation of Prinair so that's a non-starter.
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Actually, Prinair is back, they are flying out of BQN!

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So what are the chances these airlines could return to SJU?
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

So what are the chances these airlines could return to SJU?

Ok, I'll give you a list of airlines that once operated at San Juan's SJU airport (whether the actual airline or a modern incarnation of it) and ask you: what are the chances this airline will return in the future? It will be interesting to hear your opinions! Aerolineas Argentinas- Air France- Baha...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines question
Replies: 23
Views: 4456

Re: Western Airlines question

UA444 wrote:
That’s a cheap knock off of United

My first thought, precisely!

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 31755

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

My first thought: Why would the National Basketball Association place an order for airplanes??? :D

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines question
Replies: 23
Views: 4456

Re: Western Airlines question

jetwet1 wrote:
They ordered 3 x 741's in 1969, they were cancelled before delivery.


Thanks for the info!

I'd been lovely to see that big W on a 47!

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines question
Replies: 23
Views: 4456

Re: Western Airlines question

WA707atMSP wrote:
This is a fake livery and airline name.

Western never marketed itself as "Western Air", nor did any of their aircraft have a color scheme like this.


Oh yeah..I did not notice the "Air" part on the title lol

Thanks for the info!

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do most airlines lease aircraft instead of buying it?
Replies: 34
Views: 6053

Re: Why do most airlines lease aircraft instead of buying it?

I've also heard that it's more economical, specially for startups without that much capital...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines question
Replies: 23
Views: 4456

Western Airlines question

Hi! I just had a question formed about the great Western Airlines.... I found this on the internet: https://www.ebay.com/itm/255378783111?hash=item3b75c2fb87:g:Up4AAOSwNGBiBEzu Apart that the livery looks so darn similar to United's 1980s livery...was Western planning on A) buying Boeing 747s and B)...

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bul Air and Bulgaria Air
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Bul Air and Bulgaria Air

Probably just as Wikipedia says, Bulgaria Air's charter division....sort of like Air Cairo and Egypt Air, where Egypt Air is part owner of the former.

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bcal & Sabena codeshare Atlanta
Replies: 16
Views: 2801

Re: Bcal & Sabena codeshare Atlanta

Only one thing to say for me: during my only foray into Hartsfield (and for that matter all of Georgia too) on April 29, 1990, I saw a Sabena Boeing 747 there! (as well as British Airways, Varig, El Al and Swissair!) Great day for spotting!

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6969

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems

El Al has a similar system (if not the same actually)...If it wasn't so expensive, I would love to see more airlines add this to their airplanes...airlines from countries at war, for example...

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they???

Not sure brand loyalty played a part here. Those poor Cubans were happy to leave on ANY airline. Oh I bet...but for future reference to their kids and later grandkids...cause trust me, Hispanics do that...."x airline is a really good airline" cause i mean after all, at least some of those...

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by AntonioMartin
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they???

PA, yes, I don’t think National. Yeah...i imagine some of the Florida based airlines since they figured, in the future at least some of the Cubans they carried would use them for other trips you know..also, well, since the Florida based airlines were, well..Florida based.... Not sure brand loyalty ...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they???

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
PA, yes, I don’t think National.

Yeah...i imagine some of the Florida based airlines since they figured, in the future at least some of the Cubans they carried would use them for other trips you know..also, well, since the Florida based airlines were, well..Florida based....

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they???

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
EAL flew some of them.

Interesting

I figure Pan Am and National too?

Thanks, God bless!

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newborn baby found in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Newborn baby found in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane

Glad to know he is ok....God bless him and may he have a long and fun life.

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?

Hi I just read on Wikipedia about the Freedom Flights between Cuba and the US between 1965 and 1973 but Wikipedia doesnt say which airlinescarried these special flights....

Does anyone know?

Thanks and God bless you!

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: El Paso Aviation Thread - 2022

Also no connections to Mexico,not even cargo. You'd think with El Paso's strong connections to that country, including businesses and humans, at least a commuter flight to Monterrey would exist.

Of course, you can easily drive to Juarez for any connections inwards to further Mexico...

Still...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hub at San Juan ever again?
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: AA hub at San Juan ever again?

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Maybe when the economy in Puerto Rico is a little more normal....

x2

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 233697

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Clipper73 wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
Why isnt Delta one of the airlines returning to India yet?


Because Delta doesn't chase low yielding traffic. They cannot get the yields they want charging ME3 fares to compete.

Nods

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 233697

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Why isnt Delta one of the airlines returning to India yet?

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 264
Views: 57113

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

I just wonder when this version of Eastern will start SJU....for people 45+ at least the name still resonates in Puerto Rico and the younger generation has probably most of them heard the name from their elders...Eastern is still probably a heavy name down there.....

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13561

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

IAnd while people deride DFW. I for one loved DFW back when I flew to it for a connection (and back) in 2008......great connecting spot with connections worldwide not to mention a bit of quick spotting international carriers, good restaurants and very quick, efficient connections help. But then aga...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13561

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

OzarkD9S wrote:
No mention of PHX? Too close to LAX maybe...but still a oneworld hub.

Again...crossing my fingers.....

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11833

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

Sweet new ride. Hopefully they can use it on the short hop to LA for the super bowl. https://www.azcardinals.com/news/arizona-cardinals-buy-new-boeing-777-airplane-for-team-travel Hopeful..aren't we?? Myself included (im talking about the cardinals in the Super Bowl and better yet, winning it!) And...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11833

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

I wish I could have been at PHX to see that beautiful beast! And hey arent the Cardinals (finally) doing good this season?????

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11833

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

its always comical when a team like a football team says its so hard to travel. You have 8 away games a year. so rough :) but we all know it will be way more comfortable than the Atlas 744 they were using. It's amazing that owning and operating a 77E for a few uses per year is more cost-effective t...

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 113939

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

ANA787 wrote:
PHX?


Cross my fingers!!!

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HEL Airport closes due to Snow/Ice
Replies: 20
Views: 5821

Re: HEL Airport closes due to Snow/Ice

The irony...Hel airport closed due to snow.......I guess it can snow in hel....... :devil: :lol:

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays
Replies: 196
Views: 32640

Re: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays

So Doha is coming up?....I always wondered why Doha didnt have at least one US carrier....same with Dubai, though Delta once tried Dubai...I guess that's good news for Qatar, Doha travelers and aircraft spotters, but we'll have to see how it develops... UA also used to fly to DXB from IAD. :) Thank...

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays
Replies: 196
Views: 32640

Re: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays

So Doha is coming up?....I always wondered why Doha didnt have at least one US carrier....same with Dubai, though Delta once tried Dubai...I guess that's good news for Qatar, Doha travelers and aircraft spotters, but we'll have to see how it develops...

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