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by mnik101
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unique A340 Charter flight to SJC, probably for the CFP Championship Game
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Unique A340 Charter flight to SJC, probably for the CFP Championship Game

That's the one! Just checked Flight Aware and that tail number, and sure enough its here at SJC, with aircraft type not listed for some reason. Says it came in from PPT, interesting. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/9HBIG/history https://flightaware.com/live/flight/9HBIG THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!

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by mnik101
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unique A340 Charter flight to SJC, probably for the CFP Championship Game
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Unique A340 Charter flight to SJC, probably for the CFP Championship Game

Hi Everyone, need your help with a unique visitor to SJC With CFP Championship game being played at Levi's Stadium on Monday, SJC has been getting some new visitors this past weekend. Both Alabama and Clemson chartered DL B763 for theirs team, AA has temporarily added flights between BHM-SJC and GSP...

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by mnik101
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 21059

Re: LH closing SJC

At the very least fly a few Mainline A340's on the route, Seeing a giant A340 with "Lufthansa" written on the side, with the blue and yellow crane on it's tail is a great flying billboard for the route as flies over San Jose on final approach, as opposed to the black and white Star Allian...

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by mnik101
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 21059

Re: LH closing SJC

actually,I've worked with Lufthansa's network planning group in Germany and their sales and marketing teams in California. Their network planning group extensively modeled and remodeled and tried to make this flight work. The simple thing is that it didn't. the sales and marketing team in the SF / ...

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by mnik101
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 21059

Re: LH closing SJC

What are the chances that LH comes back to SJC later on? I think the problem with economics of this route was due to the deployment of the A343 on it. If they used something more fuel efficient, like the A333 or A359 (when more enter their fleet), the route could be more viable. Also if they pushed...

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by mnik101
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 21059

Re: LH closing SJC

Would love to see LH try SJC again, but with a few changes as I stated earlier, a later SJC departure time, on more efficient equipment like the A333 or A359, and perhaps fly to MUC instead of FRA.

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by mnik101
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 21059

Re: LH closing SJC

What are the chances that LH comes back to SJC later on? I think the problem with economics of this route was due to the deployment of the A343 on it. If they used something more fuel efficient, like the A333 or A359 (when more enter their fleet), the route could be more viable. Also if they pushed ...

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by mnik101
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 21059

Re: LH closing SJC

I am extremely disappointed that LH is dropping SJC. That said the A343 was the wrong plane for the route, especially with the Cityline layout, too many seats, and the A343's burn too much fuel. As was stated by other posters rising fuel prices are probably a major factor, and with the A343 on the r...

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by mnik101
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 14870

Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

Interesting article from the Silicon Valley Business Journal with regards to the "temporary shutdown" of this route. According to LH, it's is due to crew shortages on the A340's: "“The reason for the suspension for the winter … is purely for operational reasons due to a shortage that ...

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by mnik101
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10494

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

I thinks its still too early to tell for both BA and LH at SJC. Have to give it more time for these two routes to develop. There are a lot of people who don't realize these two routes are an option. More marketing should be done to get the word out. I can't tell how many times I've talked to friends...

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by mnik101
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31863

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Now if I'm not mistaken, wasn't the contract originally for 4 747-8's for new AF1's not 2? I know the current fleet is 2, but didn't the Air Force's replacement RFQ state 4 planes for that role?

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by mnik101
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 31661

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Is there a possibility that LH will transfer other wide-bodies to Jump/CL program, say some 744's? Those, like the A343's, are nearly fully depreciated as well and could give CL more flexibility on some routes? No, not going to happen. As SQ325 statet above Jump ops will return to mainline soon. Wh...

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by mnik101
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 135
Views: 31661

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Is there a possibility that LH will transfer other wide-bodies to Jump/CL program, say some 744's? Those, like the A343's, are nearly fully depreciated as well and could give CL more flexibility on some routes?

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by mnik101
Sat May 06, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)
Replies: 104
Views: 30277

Re: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)

Worth remembering that the heavy hand of religion is there on any potential deals for IR. For instance, the Emirati would blow their planes up in the desert before they would lease to Iran. It's an obstacle to so many deals that make common sense in that region. The Shia-Sunni schism makes regional...

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by mnik101
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC International Flight Performance to date
Replies: 19
Views: 3762

Re: SJC International Flight Performance to date

I think I've found the kind of source you may all salivate over, a source which some may already know about. The US Bureau of Transportation seems to have some wide-ranging and useful stats here: http://www.transtats.bts.gov/Data_Elements.aspx LHR-SJC Inbound traffic between 72-91% SJC-LHR Outbound...

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by mnik101
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways American Operations
Replies: 82
Views: 16938

Re: British Airways American Operations

How is BA stingy in starting new routes abroad? AUS, SJC, MSY, and OAK are all new routes abroad. Perhaps I should've phrased it as "BA is stingy about starting service to destinations in markets that have been unserved from LON (via either the carrier itself or a competitor)." In that re...

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by mnik101
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC International Flight Performance to date
Replies: 19
Views: 3762

Re: SJC International Flight Performance to date

For LH the situation is similar to the CAN flight which was CXX a couple of years ago. If HKG was full CAN was booked very well now if SFO is full SJC is booked very well if SFO has a lot of open seats there are even more open on the SJC flight. From my knowledge SJC as the lowest avg load factor o...

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by mnik101
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC International Flight Performance to date
Replies: 19
Views: 3762

Re: SJC International Flight Performance to date

Are there any site that have firm data?

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by mnik101
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC International Flight Performance to date
Replies: 19
Views: 3762

SJC International Flight Performance to date

Hi Everyone,

Given all the new international flights to SJC over the last year, I was wondering how they are doing in terms of overall performance and success

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by mnik101
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All White 767 at SJC International Gate
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: All White 767 at SJC International Gate

b747400erf wrote:
Who is bringing Arsenal to SJC later in the week?


A Chartered Emirates 777-200LR. Landed this afternoon, and will be on the north cargo ramp for the next few days.

https://youtu.be/Q77xEkZ586s

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE2693/history/20160725/1253Z/EGSS/KSJC

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by mnik101
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All White 767 at SJC International Gate
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: All White 767 at SJC International Gate

Thanks you guys. You wee spot on. Was looking at the Liverpool FC web site and they have a lot of info about their US tour, including footage of the flight and they're stay in the South Bay.
http://www.liverpoolfc.com/match/2016-17/first-team/lfc-tour-2016-day-one

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by mnik101
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All White 767 at SJC International Gate
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

All White 767 at SJC International Gate

This morning on my way to work I saw an all white 767-200 at the International Arrival gates at SJC. Tried to find information on flightaware, but could find anything about it on there. This afternoon, on my way home, I saw that it was moved past Terminal B, parked near the UPS cargo ramp. Again no ...

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by mnik101
Mon May 09, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today
Replies: 33
Views: 12792

RE: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tonyban" class="quote" target="_blank">tonyban</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i> Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 25): Quoting Ytra...

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by mnik101
Sat May 07, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today
Replies: 33
Views: 12792

RE: BA Inaugural Flight To SJC Today

So glad to see Speedbird fly over my house today on final to SJC. Was quite the sight.

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by mnik101
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unveils TWA Retrojet
Replies: 136
Views: 31123

RE: AA Unveils TWA Retrojet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IFlyTWA" class="quote" target="_blank">IFlyTWA</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Why is it grey???????? </i></font></td></tr...

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by mnik101
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC As A B6 Operating Base?
Replies: 34
Views: 4947

RE: SJC As A B6 Operating Base?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Now, <acronym title="Washington - Dulles Int...

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by mnik101
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF 49ers Team Charter From London
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

RE: SF 49ers Team Charter From London

Thanks for the update.

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by mnik101
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF 49ers Team Charter From London
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

SF 49ers Team Charter From London

Was looking on Flightaware to see when the 49ers flight would come back to the Bay Aea from London, but couldn't find anything to <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>, the start and end point for all 49ers team charters. ...

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by mnik101
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Range Rover In A 747
Replies: 18
Views: 13958

A Range Rover In A 747

Came across this on Yahoo. Looks like an ex-Luftansa bird but not sure. <a href="http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/driving-a-2014-range-rover-sport-through-a-boeing-747-slideshow/land-rover-stunt-photo-1372884634238.html;_ylt=ArNvCtLgfDbm0vp12pHXG_oGc78F;_ylu=X3oDMTNrdjBvcDljBHBrZwNiMzM4ZDkzZS0wZWUwLTRi...

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by mnik101
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3
Replies: 304
Views: 100956

OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3

Just amazing more people weren't hurt today. <table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=37267&filename=phpMIkDU1.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/37267/thumbs/phpMIkDU1.jpeg" width="100" height="75" border="0"/><...

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by mnik101
Mon May 27, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces Phase III Of JFK T4
Replies: 154
Views: 26380

RE: Delta Announces Phase III Of JFK T4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mayor" class="quote" target="_blank">mayor</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>Quoting mnik101 (Reply 30): I could understand...

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by mnik101
Sun May 26, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces Phase III Of JFK T4
Replies: 154
Views: 26380

RE: Delta Announces Phase III Of JFK T4

What strikes me as odd is that $1.2 billion, just to extend <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym>! and it just a really long concourse extension, not a new terminal. I could understand the cost if it were part of a phased project to build a new separate terminal to replace <acron...

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by mnik101
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Fat To Fly, Passenger Kicked Off 3 Flights
Replies: 90
Views: 25355

RE: Too Fat To Fly, Passenger Kicked Off 3 Flights

Long story short this will probably settled out of court if a suit is filed. But as a passenger I see why the airlines didn't let her fly. Not to sound crass, but I would not want to sit next her, especially if it were a middle seat. God for bid there is an emergency, how would she have gotten off t...

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by mnik101
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-4B At SFO On Sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 5179

RE: E-4B At SFO On Sunday

Anybody know why the E-4's are coming to SFO?

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by mnik101
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-4B At SFO On Sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 5179

RE: E-4B At SFO On Sunday

Well he lives in Monterey, but that is over 2 hours away and MRY can handle executive jets.

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by mnik101
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-4B At SFO On Sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 5179

E-4B At SFO On Sunday

Was driving down 380 on Sunday and saw what looked like an E-4B parked at SFO. Was I mistaken or was one really there? If anybody know why?

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by mnik101
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Offers 5 772LR For Sale
Replies: 122
Views: 28318

RE: AI Offers 5 772LR For Sale

I'm surprised that <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> never utilized the capabilities of the 77L. They could have done <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX<...

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by mnik101
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Firms Up 747-8 Order Official
Replies: 32
Views: 26715

Air China Firms Up 747-8 Order Official

Just saw on Boeing's weekly order page the long delayed order from Air China. Boeing <a href="http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm" target="_blank">http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm</a> Seattle Times <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/20191448...

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by mnik101
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Stored 787s In Everett
Replies: 6
Views: 6938

Status Of Stored 787s In Everett

What its the status of all stored and partially completed 787 at PAE. How many are there right now and for which airlines. What is the time table for there completion?

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by mnik101
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current State Of Kai Tak (What's Left Of It)
Replies: 13
Views: 12261

Current State Of Kai Tak (What's Left Of It)

What is the current state of the former site of Kai Tak airport? There were plans for a cruise ship terminal, hotels, parks and a stadium some years ago? Has anything been built? And what are the current plans for the site?

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by mnik101
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current And Future Horizon College Themed Planes
Replies: 10
Views: 4626

Current And Future Horizon College Themed Planes

How many Horizon planes currently have college themed paint jobs? Which schools are currently represented? And is Horizon planning on adding anymore schools, particularly Bay Area colleges like Cal, Stanford, or SJSU?

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by mnik101
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Control Tower For SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 6858

RE: New Control Tower For SFO

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N782NC" class="quote" target="_blank">N782NC</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> So what is the la...

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by mnik101
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evergreen SuperTanker Activity This Summer?
Replies: 29
Views: 10648

Evergreen SuperTanker Activity This Summer?

Is the Evergreen SuperTanker going to be active this summer, or has it been retired?

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by mnik101
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJ Sharks 727 Team Plane
Replies: 15
Views: 8178

SJ Sharks 727 Team Plane

Does anyone know where the San Jose Sharks team plane (a 727, N724YS) is stored when it it is not in use? It's not at SJC, unless either the Sharks or SaberCats are going anywhere.

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by mnik101
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of LAS A And B Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 4151

RE: Future Of LAS A And B Gates

Well I flew out of <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> this past weekend and had a little time before my flight. I walked around the A and B gates and just thought the whole layout is just very inefficient and dated, especially with the long c...

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by mnik101
Thu May 31, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of JAL Cargo 747 Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 4768

Fate Of JAL Cargo 747 Fleet

What happened with the JL Cargo 747 fleet since its shut down? How many are in storage and how many are still in service and with what airlines?

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by mnik101
Thu May 31, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of LAS A And B Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 4151

Future Of LAS A And B Gates

What is the future of the A and B Gates at LAS? Are there plans in the works to either renovate or replace them? if so, what is the time frame?

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by mnik101
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential For Flights To Canada From SJC
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

Potential For Flights To Canada From SJC

What is the possibility for restored flights to Canada from San Jose. I know <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> had some flights during the Dot.com boom, but abandoned <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> with the e...

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by mnik101
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gecas And Ilfc Fleet Distribution
Replies: 0
Views: 2539

Gecas And Ilfc Fleet Distribution

Does any know where I can find out there fleet are distributed. To be more percise, how many 777's ILFC has leased to Airline x?

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by mnik101
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Snow Spectacular Houston
Replies: 15
Views: 8961

RE: Emirates Snow Spectacular Houston

One can only image the ads in California once they announce it.

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