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by APettyJ
Mon May 27, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 57162

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

EK A380 diverted to Philly today from JFK due to weather.

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by APettyJ
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 721831

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has it been mentioned up thread that the pilot had reported trouble with the aircraft and was given permission to return? NEWS Ethiopian Airlines Flight #ET302 (ET-AVJ) Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed 6 minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa-Bole Airport, Ethiopia. Killing all 157 on board. The pilot repor...

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by APettyJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13911

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

Update: apparently Davao will indeed be a triangular routing with Clark. Probably a good choice to experiment with the route that way instead of relying solely on Davao. Been waiting for the flights to Davao to be initiated! Assuming QR is still a member of One World (OW) once the flights to DVO ha...

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by APettyJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13911

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

Been waiting for the flights to Davao to be initiated! Assuming QR is still a member of One World (OW) once the flights to DVO have been initiated, would I be able to use my AAdvantage miles to fly to DVO out of Philly solely on QR metal? When I researched flying to Davao before, I had to fly to BOS...

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by APettyJ
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 57162

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

UPS has had the B748 at PHL at least 3 times now. I've seen it on UPS2194 Friday afternoons 2/8, 2/15 and 3/1. It always departs that night back to SDF at 10:15pm (forget the flight number but that's the proposed time for the flight plan). As noted the 2/22 UPS2194 was a B744 but stayed until Sunda...

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by APettyJ
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance Truck Wedged Under A320 at PHL.
Replies: 17
Views: 6667

Re: Maintenance Truck Wedged Under A320 at PHL.

OB1504 wrote:
Considering that catering and fuel trucks require guidepersons to approach the aircraft, I’m surprised that lav trucks don’t.


At UPS across the runway, they do.

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by APettyJ
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance Truck Wedged Under A320 at PHL.
Replies: 17
Views: 6667

Re: Maintenance Truck Wedged Under A320 at PHL.

The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the driver is injured. My apologies. The news article linked in the first post stated that no injuries were reported. It didn't when I originally posted the story. It said one person was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The ambulance can even...

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by APettyJ
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance Truck Wedged Under A320 at PHL.
Replies: 17
Views: 6667

Maintenance Truck Wedged Under A320 at PHL.

https://6abc.com/maintenance-truck-wedg ... t/5056316/


Jet was empty at time of incident. One person was taken to hospital in ambulance. Aircraft was scheduled to fly to RDU later, according to Channel 6 ABC News.
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https://6abc.com/maintenance-truck-wedg ... t/5056316/


Jet was empty at time of incident. One person was taken to hospital in ambulance. Aircraft was scheduled to fly to RDU later, according to Channel 6 ABC News.

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by APettyJ
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston v. Philadelphia
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: Boston v. Philadelphia

After reading about BOS latest score on KE service, and noting that PHL has a larger Korean as well as Chinese population than BOS, has a large pharma and education complex, I wonder when PHL will score an Asian route of its own. It was even mentioned in the BOS KE thread that there are Penn student...

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by APettyJ
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 110499

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Any more news about Qatar's (QR) new service to DVO? I saw QR held a hiring event for female flight attendants in DVO in July.

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by APettyJ
Wed May 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14515

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

And why should people have to do that when reading a thread? Because this is a worldwide forum and there are 17, 678 commercial airports in the world and it's a pain in the arse trying look them up all the time, I'm in MZY. You could just write the city name and then nobody would have to look thing...

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by APettyJ
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 108832

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Wow, might I just thank everyone for their contributions to this thread, it's a fascinating read! As a UK member it's interesting to see Amazon are still so reliant on the likes of USPS, UPS and FedEx in the US. Here in the UK Amazon Prime is all done in house, with the door-to-door couriers all wo...

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by APettyJ
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 110499

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Just saw a blurb on Instagram that Qatar has announced new service to Davao, among other places. Excellent! Fly Philly to Davao on one airline!

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by APettyJ
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping
Replies: 24
Views: 3728

Re: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping

I should point out I know of the 5X PHL expansion because I work there. The airport runway project has been suspended, which when that became apparent is when UPS decided to make over ahead with the expansion project. Right now the building is being automated to a large degree, and the expansion wil...

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by APettyJ
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping
Replies: 24
Views: 3728

Re: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping

Between FX and 5X, any major expansion is more likely via 5X, since FX is currently expanding its hubs at IND and MEM. https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2018/01/29/fedex-to-invest-3-2-billion-in-people-and.html 5X growth at PHL is iffy, given's 5X' current expansion at ONT and EMA. https://w...

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by APettyJ
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping
Replies: 24
Views: 3728

Re: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping

Are there any maps to show this parcel? Apparently, you have to be a subscriber. As we know, PHL is restricted to the south by the fuel docks/Delaware River. I thought the area north of the terminals (and to the south) is part of the wetlands that are also protected, causing impeding of further air...

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by APettyJ
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 10096

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

5X is currently doing site prep work to add a major expansion to PHL to enable it to handle some of the load currently crushing SDF. The work is set to begin in 2019. 5X has already returned six flights on the night sort that it had sent from PHL to SDF back in 2009 to PHL in January, along with a n...

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by APettyJ
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping
Replies: 24
Views: 3728

PHL buys more land in effort to bolster shipping

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/commercial/philadelphia-airport-shipping-buys-land-amazon-fedex-ups-20180212.html A massive, mostly vacant land parcel beside Philadelphia International Airport could become a bustling shipping hub for everything from medicine to car parts under a pl...

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by APettyJ
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 26002

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Finally, a major expansion of the hub is to begin in 2019. Source? Because as of now a runway will run through it. Unless you mean the complete relocation, which has been in the works for many years. http://blog.accessphilly.com/u/staticpages/2011/01/air05-map.jpg Source for the UPS Intel? I work t...

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by APettyJ
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 26002

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Any chance Boeing might bring in a PIP and extend the production life of this beauty a few more years? I’m sure there have been advances in technology since the -8 was first launched. Back in 2013 Boeing started a study for the 747-8 Intercontinental known as "Project Ozark" to pull more ...

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by APettyJ
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322189

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

But c'mon! How can they have lost visibility of the thing between getting out of the container at ABE and arriving at the local courier? Sigh. Depending on it's size, quite easily. Falls off a sort belt and under machinery and infrastructure, in an obscure place that may be checked once a week, or ...

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by APettyJ
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322189

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

This article in the WSJ talks about the increased demand for Air Freight, and discusses Amazon's use of 767s, as well as design work to change the shipping containers for more efficiency. Interesting. Other freight carriers are discussed as well. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-airfreight-traffic-...

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by APettyJ
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322189

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

"The Sunday work is not even done by USPS workers. Amazon contract workers do that work. The only thing the USPS supplies on Sunday is the delivery vehicle." So I guess my normal postal carrier wears her postal uniform and drives a post office truck but is really working for Amazon? She t...

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by APettyJ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322189

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Rather than become more of a competitor to UPS and FedEx, I see Amazon bringing more of their deliveries in house to bring the best service to their customers. However, they ship so much they will never be able to fully bring it all in-house, and will continue to use FedEx and UPS for some deliverie...

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by APettyJ
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322189

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon taking over a larger share of its shipping operation in place of FedEX and UPS (such as expanding to all types of shipping orders, rather than only 2-day) would certainly be a "disruptive" move. Of course they will likely never completely control their own shipping (always good to ...

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by APettyJ
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20781

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

If anyone has a link where UA has given "solid evidence of what happened" kindly post the same. Outside of this thread, all I see elsewhere is that United apologized to the passenger. If this is not an issue as most of you believe, why then wouldn't UA pushback, hammer and tongs?? "A...

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by APettyJ
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20781

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

UA did, but according to the article she refuses to believe it, as do most people on this site. Members of Congress fly all the time. Her particular presence on the flight is really no big deal. Her, Ted Poe, and others fly this route weekly. To say that a random agent, or UA at large bumped her up...

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by APettyJ
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20781

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

. The moment you confirm the change of flight and confirm your seat on a different flight your seat is released on your original flight. I think that is what happened here the passenger jumped to a different flight that flight was then delayed she probably hear the boarding announcement for her ori...

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by APettyJ
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39687

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Any rumors in the wind concerning DVO? Is it likely this airport will ever have service to the US?

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by APettyJ
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9975

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

wjcandee wrote:
APettyJ wrote:
Looking at an Atlas 747 sitting on the PHL ramp right now as I pull up for work. At the movies moment not sure what it is for.


It's likely flying hub to hub for UPS.


It arrived from DFW at 18:33, and went on to SDF around 23:30.

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by APettyJ
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9975

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Looking at an Atlas 747 sitting on the PHL ramp right now as I pull up for work. At the movies moment not sure what it is for.

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by APettyJ
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9975

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

On the night sort at PHL Monday there were 20 flights, double what was here just a few nights ago. New flights include MCO, CAE, an aforementioned CLT, PBI and MSP. No charters as of yet but as volume picks up that will change. It's been a while since I've experienced a peak at PHL (I just returned ...

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by APettyJ
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9975

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

On the night sort at PHL Mondayn night there were 20 flights, double what was here just a few nights ago. New flights include MCO, CAE, an aforementioned CLT, PBI and MSP. No charters as of yet but as volume picks up that will change. It's been a while since I've experienced a peak at PHL (I just re...

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by APettyJ
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9975

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Thanks for the heads up. Was there a need to expand the ramp? I thought I've seen 2-3 747's parked at one time or even 3-4 MD11's parked at one time. I noticed UPS added a 2nd ONT-PHL flight landing around 8am. I don't believe the expansion was done for capacity reasons. SDF has taken much of the w...

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by APettyJ
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 9975

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

At PHL UPS will begin receiving 747s during night and day starting next week. I work the day ramp (4am-9am). Also, rumor is work is being done to have a 747, possibly one of the new 748Fs, fly from Philly to Asia via ANC as a regular flight next year. The ramp has been expanded to the north to accom...

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