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by BAINY3
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12524

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

AirKevin wrote:
mga707 wrote:
And everybody 'pumps petrol' every time they fill up their vehicle. Unless one is in New Jersey...

And Oregon, unless anything has changed recently.

It has changed in the past year or so. People can pump their own gas in Oregon now.

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7996

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Anecdotally, lots of passengers hated the wing-to-wing scheduling. I had several friends fly them MSP-KEF-AMS and back this summer as we were traveling for a sports tournament (I flew AC & UA) and it happened multiple times where people nearly missed their flights because they waited for the wro...

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by BAINY3
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 1376

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Just based on types that have been in regular service at my home airports through the years (MSP, PHX, DCA): - Any 747 - Any 777 - Any A340 - 737-200/400/600/MAX - A320NEO & variants - DC-9-10/30/40 - Any DC-10/MD-11 - Any turboprops at all - CRJ-700 - 767-200/400 - Avro RJ85 & variants - A3...

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by BAINY3
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3450

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

It's a small collection out West, but you can see the 145's of GMJ Air Shuttle flying the Intel nerd-bird routes between HIO (Portland Hillsboro), MHR (Sacramento Mather) and SJC. Contour flies the 135 CEC-OAK, PGA-PHX and will be adding OAK-SBA-LAS. AA Eagle used to fly a lot of E-140's and E-145'...

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by BAINY3
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6615

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

This JV was revolutionary and ground breaking, they operated so seemelessly. I recall back in the day most NWA tkt counters displayed the KLM logo all over (as a kid I thought KLM also flew to those stations - lol). On a not so related note, did NWA employ a sizeable amount of Dutch speaking cabin ...

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by BAINY3
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8441

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

I got stuck on an IAH-MSP NW/Mesaba CRJ2 flight in 2005 (a relatively late downgrade from what was originally an A319 flight). That's 1,034 miles.

But HP/Mesa used to fly DSM-PHX on a CRJ2 for several years at 1,149 miles.

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by BAINY3
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4445

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

A bit off topic, but I recall maybe 10 years ago that MSP has the most destinations of any airport (can't remember if that was US or worldwide). Does anyone else remember this? I think the number was over 200. There's no way it had the most destinations overall. Maybe the most destinations per capi...

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by BAINY3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airfare Anomalies
Replies: 36
Views: 2658

Re: Amusing Airfare Anomalies

I know nonstops are in higher demand but this summer it was particularly egregious: Needed to fly MSP-AMS r/t in June for a ten-day stay. Wanted one of many DL/KL nonstops but the cheapest I ever saw them was $900 way back in December when I didn't have the money saved up yet, and I also figured it ...

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by BAINY3
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2999

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

First thing I thought of was Incheon. Maybe Abu Dhabi. Shannon, at least historically.

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by BAINY3
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27153

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I'm sure this didn't happen because they were gay, but either way these seat assignment snafus really shouldn't be happening in general.

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by BAINY3
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6652

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Did Sun Country's original 73G's ever fly? Nope, that one never flew (as far as I can tell, only one was delivered). Although in a roundabout way it eventually made its way back to SY 10+ years later. The 2001 73G that never flew was registered N710SY. It went to Air Astana and Air Berlin before re...

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by BAINY3
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13602

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Excellent news! We've been waiting for B6 for years, and with SY evidently turning into a ULCC this seems like a good time to add one of the "premium" LCCs to the route. This is technically hub-to-hub for DL, and DL will presumably have a fit but I'm not sure where or how. Maybe they'll r...

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by BAINY3
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13602

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Excellent news! We've been waiting for B6 for years, and with SY evidently turning into a ULCC this seems like a good time to add one of the "premium" LCCs to the route. This is technically hub-to-hub for DL, and DL will presumably have a fit but I'm not sure where or how. Maybe they'll re...

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by BAINY3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12472

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

All the DL fan boys here said FI would drop this route as soon as DL added it, because nobody would choose FI over DL. It looks like FI is planning to stay in MSP, despite competition from DL. Outside of MSP-based travellers who are overly loyal to DL's frequent flyer program, nobody is going to ch...

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by BAINY3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12472

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

Wow, more than daily. I wonder to block WOW? Looks like 11/wk by June. *FI MSP-KEF MAY 1.0>1.2 All the DL fan boys here said FI would drop this route as soon as DL added it, because nobody would choose FI over DL. It looks like FI is planning to stay in MSP, despite competition from DL. FI is prett...

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by BAINY3
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

If we're going by current operators (or at least, at the time I flew them), then all I've got are the Delta MD90 and maybe Delta DC95 (at the end, did anyone else in the world fly the DC-9-50 commercially?) Why would you refer to it totally incorrectly as DC95 to begin with then correctly call it D...

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by BAINY3
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1512

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

If we're going by current operators (or at least, at the time I flew them), then all I've got are the Delta MD90 and maybe Delta DC95 (at the end, did anyone else in the world fly the DC-9-50 commercially?). I've been on some other oddballs and relatively rare types (A318, B717, B753, E140, E190) bu...

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by BAINY3
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana National Lakeshore a Possible National Park. What Does This Mean for GYY?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Indiana National Lakeshore a Possible National Park. What Does This Mean for GYY?

That won't really make a difference. Only the highest-attended and/or relatively remote national parks seem to have much of an impact on air service. Yellowstone and Glacier are good examples, as they are isolated but have big seasonal impacts at JAC and FCA, respectively. Then there are parks like ...

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by BAINY3
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5722

Re: Most-missed US Major

I'd say NWA. It always felt kinda cool having such a big global airline be locally headquartered. And red is my favorite color so I miss seeing their livery. That said, the on-board product and service is much improved under Delta, so I don't miss NWA *too* much...

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would BA or DL consider RSW?
Replies: 33
Views: 3890

Re: Would BA or DL consider RSW?

What is DL supposed to be? I assume you don't mean Delta. Did you mean DE (Condor) or LH (Lufthansa)? Or DY maybe?

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by BAINY3
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have served all 5 LA-basin airports
Replies: 34
Views: 3945

Re: Airlines that have served all 5 LA-basin airports

If you want to expand the definition to include the entire Combined Statistical Area, which includes PSP, then currently AA and DL serve all six airports (including regionals), as WN doesn't serve PSP. Although PSP is probably only in the CSA because CSAs are defined at the county level, and Riversi...

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by BAINY3
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5589

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Makes sense. I assume this will technically use the wifi system and just be a carve-out from the paid portion of the service (much like using the Delta app to check on flight status is free). Texting uses very little data and bandwidth so it is unlikely to strain the system, although with some of th...

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by BAINY3
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Unprecedented Itinerary Changes?

I haven't had anything that absurd, but I have had it happen where my flight changed a number and the times changed very slightly but with the same aircraft type, and yet the change caused my seat assignment to lapse and I had to reselect it. I don't remember the specific airline, but for the sake o...

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by BAINY3
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

Re: Airline Skews

When you include LGA on these maps, you shouldn't link it to the hubs west of the Rockies because those are outside of the perimeter. Both LGA airlines also have hubs at JFK though, so the general appearance of the maps will be about the same.

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by BAINY3
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Skews
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

Re: Airline Skews

The top post is missing several hubs, but the US3 certainly do have certain routes and regions where they have been dominant even back during the regulation era: AA: Transcons NYC-LA via ORD or DFW (legacy AA), NYC transatlantic (legacy TWA), northeastern shorthauls (legacy AL/US) and southeastern s...

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 9356

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

ORD is absurd if you are connecting from domestic to international and your outbound airline leaves from Terminal 5. An example would be coming in on UA and heading out on SAS. There is no airside connection so you have to go through security again, which is absurd. Of course you have to do it in th...

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by BAINY3
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: 5th Freedom Rights

GianiDC wrote:
https://www.flypointyend.com/5th-freedom-flights/

I don´t want to be rude but I found this in 5 seconds using Google.

I don't know why that site lists several UA GUM flights as 5th Freedom since GUM is part of the United States...

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by BAINY3
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13361

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

ARN is a market that Delta has came and went multiple times over the years. Why can't they make it work? UA,DY and SK cover the market already quite well and I think the U.S-Sweden market is also a bit oversaturated at the moment causing DL to axe ARN. DL also effectively has very easy ARN access v...

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by BAINY3
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16427

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I wonder where the A330s for this are coming from elsewhere in the schedule.

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by BAINY3
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 7222

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

While not my home airport, I'm surprised that the only service between ANC and the San Francisco Bay area is a seasonal UA. Now that it's hub-to-hub for AS/VX, I expect them to start it up eventually. But for now, everything seems to go through SEA.

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by BAINY3
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequency vs mainline
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Frequency vs mainline

Almost all of my flying is leisure or VFR. I prefer mainline and always try to get on the biggest plane available and then build my schedule around that. Larger planes also tend to get priority during IRROPS.

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.
Replies: 24
Views: 1188

Re: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.

Well now the title is wrong and not in line with the OP's (apparently unpopular) question. The only examples I can think of for myself are connecting in ABQ and MCI and visiting both of those cities by car. I've also connected in PDX and SLC, but only ever driven through them without stopping. And ...

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10086

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

What routes does UA do that don't touch EWR, IAD, ORD, IAH, DEN, SFO, LAX, or GUM? I can think of: HNL-NRT MSY-CUN SAT-CUN AUS-CUN LGA-MTJ What else? Several remaining routes from CLE (although maybe you meant to include that in your list): CLE-MCO CLE-CUN CLE-FLL CLE-RSW CLE-SJU CLE-BOS CLE-MKE CL...

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by BAINY3
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.
Replies: 24
Views: 1188

Re: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.

Now that the title has been cleared up, here are mine. First are the true situations where I've been to the airport but never otherwise set foot in the metro area outside of the airport: - Houston (IAH) - Detroit (DTW) - Lansing (LAN) - during that weird span in the early 2010s when Sun Country MSP-...

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by BAINY3
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25114

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Yesterday a Delta B744 landed in MSP for fueling. DTWs longest runway is being worked on for another week. She had to takeoff empty and refuel before continuing back to Shanghai. Was also N662US the oldest Delta 744. Also not sure if this been mentioned yet but MSP-AMS winter season will be a KLM B...

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by BAINY3
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1452

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

Generally no, but it is nice when the airline gives free access to their own site or app so you can easily check connecting gate info or terminal maps, or even a moving map of the flight if there isn't an in-seat map, so I can try to identify cities and landmarks below. Otherwise, I'll only buy it i...

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by BAINY3
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4174

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Only two for me. I was going MSP-CDG in 2007 (one year before NW began a non-stop, naturally). So I was booked on US via PHL. However, my MSP-PHL leg was already announced as two hours delayed by the night before (probably due to a crew rest requirement because it was the first flight of the day for...

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by BAINY3
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2256

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

Both in 2005:

737: Sun Country, 737-800, MSP-PHX April 2005
A320-series: America West, A320, PHX-MSP September 2005

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by BAINY3
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10086

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during...

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