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by 737MAX7
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning strike killed a ground staff in HAN
Replies: 12
Views: 4313

Re: Lightning strike killed a ground staff in HAN

If the ramp person was speaking to the cockpit it was almost certainly via a wired connection to the airplane. I've never come across rampers using a radio to communicate with the cockpit. Wireless/Bluetooth headsets are becoming fairly popular. Plug the receiver in at the nose, and reception is go...

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by 737MAX7
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 96
Views: 16131

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

One's gotta wonder how southwest does this all in 30 minutes. One of my guesses is they load up extra fuel at certain destinations, for example I flew LAS-SAN (a 45 minute flight), and I remember southwest asking all non-revs to de-board in order to stay within MLW. As the aircraft was headed on a ...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wow, a bit large for a soccer team. I guess the A220 they took to Texas wasn't large enough or this trip they have sponsors on board. Thanks for the info! After some further digging scratch what I said. For whatever reason Google was showing them playing Miami today but it was wrong. So it WASN’T t...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EAL ... /KELP/KBNA

Nashville Soccer Club Charter, they played Inter Miami.
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rexchase12 wrote:
Anybody know why an Eaterrn 762 is in town?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EAL ... /KELP/KBNA

Nashville Soccer Club Charter, they played Inter Miami.

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by 737MAX7
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 13390

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

texl1649 wrote:
Sounds pretty silly but whatever. Their -800s are something like 15 years old on average aren’t they?

Not even close, the oldest is like 8.5 years old.

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by 737MAX7
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: PVD vintage military aircraft making multiple approaches Sept. 15
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

Re: PVD vintage military aircraft making multiple approaches Sept. 15

The New England Aviation and Spotting Facebook page was showing pictures of a formation flight training seminar at Quonset. A couple of T-6s, an Avenger, a Twin Beech, and something (T-6?) modified to resemble a Zero. Perhaps they made a side trip. Almost guaranteed it was a modified T-6. Several o...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 130
Views: 15605

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

Right now it's just whining. A skill that DL pilots have held for a very long time. Now is not the time to be beating this drum. Continuing to do so just makes look like spoiled primadonnas. It's all about survival at this stage, not just for DL but for all carriers. Worry about this crap down the ...

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by 737MAX7
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I can’t help but think that WN is slowly turning BNA into a smaller version of CLT / ATL. WN has two choices: 1) grow BNA into a smaller CLT/ATL (let's say 200 flights a day) 2) allow other LCC/ULCCs blossom there it's a growing city with a lot of demand. Exactly. However, they’ll need to pony up s...

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by 737MAX7
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

“ Southwest Airlines adds 4 new routes this winter, expanding Denver, Nashville bases” https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-airlines-adds-new-winter-routes-expanding-denver-nashville-bases/ Looks like Southwest will be picking back up the SJU route for next spring. Did any it end up running any ...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 900
Views: 97467

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

^Does Air Force 1 show up in flightaware? I just checked it for those times, but don't see anything. Negative but it does show up on the OpenADSB app. It’s a paid app but well worth it for avgeeks. Thanks. Is that for iphones only? Is there an equivalent for android? I see "ADSB Flight Tracker...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 900
Views: 97467

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

greenair727 wrote:
^Does Air Force 1 show up in flightaware? I just checked it for those times, but don't see anything.

Negative but it does show up on the OpenADSB app. It’s a paid app but well worth it for avgeeks.

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

The boss man himself is in town. Gary Kelly flew in this evening. I assume he's here for the grand opening tomorrow. From what I was told he was actually in town to talk to Mayor Cooper about the fuel tax and a few other things. Worked the first arrival into D6 last night. Didn’t realize they were ...

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by 737MAX7
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16553

Re: Southwest Furloughs

We have plenty of people who would rather lose their job than take a pay cut to keep their jobs. They’d rather stay in their nice warm estate room on the Titanic than be inconvenienced by being chilly on the life raft. Wow... what an insensitive and incorrect comment. Taking a pay cut might not mak...

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by 737MAX7
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Furloughs
Replies: 74
Views: 16553

Re: Southwest Furloughs

Still a couple days left for those who want to take EXTO and/or VSP. In a video call internally with employees the news is still rather grim, according to GK we are still thousands short of the number needing to be reached for voluntary means. Furloughs are a very real possibility come Oct 1st. I m...

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by 737MAX7
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5784

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021

This is why the US is in the dumps. “Well *I* did this and this and I’m better. Those people just stare at kiosks.” Well “those people” do set the tone for a passenger’s experience. And yes you can’t fly without pilots. Both have value. Regardless of who’s getting laid off sending people into unemp...

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by 737MAX7
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident. Nothing I’ve heard on the controlled ramp front. You are 100% correct about it being a recipe for disaster since some of my fellow employees have no idea how to turn an...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident. Nothing I’ve heard on the controlled ramp front. You are 100% correct about it being a recipe for disaster since some of my fellow employees have no idea how to turn an...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Southwest went through the test fitment process for all gates on the D Concourse tonight. Pushes will be interesting to say the least. Any word on being a controlled ramp for at least that area? While unlikely, it just seems like a recipe for an expensive accident. Nothing I’ve heard on the control...

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by 737MAX7
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 77604

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

FlyingMSY wrote:
N922WN (Tennessee One) was recently spotted sporting split scimitars.

She came back into service two or so weeks ago with them. Was quite the surprise when she rolled into C7 at BNA with them!

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, population, of course. BNA is a busier airport, fine, but almost all of that is WN (and lately G4 and NK), none of which have codeshare or alliance partners. So you're never going to get, say, a LH flight to FRA, or an ANA flight to NRT, and honestly, I would be surprised if even BA ever comes...

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by 737MAX7
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 77604

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Interesting tid bit of info from BNA, the new D concourse had its marshal lines and stop marks painted today. All 6 gates are WN’s and they include a stop mark for the MAX 9 and 10. Apparently was done because WN requested it. I don't think twelve lines of paint and some lettering cost a lot of mon...

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by 737MAX7
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

So the gates at the D concourse have their stop marks painted and apparently there are stop marks for the MAX 9 and MAX 10. Apparently this was done on request from WN. Stayed tuned This doesn’t mean much, airports paint those kind of marks all the time. I doubt WN will be acquiring either aircraft...

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by 737MAX7
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 77604

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Interesting tid bit of info from BNA, the new D concourse had its marshal lines and stop marks painted today. All 6 gates are WN’s and they include a stop mark for the MAX 9 and 10. Apparently was done because WN requested it.

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by 737MAX7
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

So the gates at the D concourse have their stop marks painted and apparently there are stop marks for the MAX 9 and MAX 10. Apparently this was done on request from WN. Stayed tuned

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Was told WN will be bumping flights up to 91 a day in the next few weeks. B concourse has been picking up quite a bit too. Not nearly as busy as it should be mind you but definitely busier than I thought we'd be around now given the current situation Agreed! The last few days we’ve actually had to ...

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Was told WN will be bumping flights up to 91 a day in the next few weeks.

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by 737MAX7
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39142

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I just flew FLL-MDW for $90 RT including taxes and fees. I'm pretty sure that's the cheapest RT I've flown in my adult life. I think the previous low was $98 RT FLL-TPA somewhere around 2003. The flight to MDW had about 40 people on a 73G and the return was around 90 on a 738 (pretty close to the n...

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by 737MAX7
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

BA scheduled to return to BNA and other peer markets August 1st. We'll see if that sticks. Conflicting info on our end, I was told that MNAA isn't planning on them returning and is even asking DNATA to clear out. WestJet is supposedly waiting for gates to go to common use before they come back. Big...

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by 737MAX7
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10511

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

Couple years ago BNA was host to one of the Southwest Rally’s we have every year. Several of our execs flew AA instead of us simply because they lived closer to DFW and AA had a later nonstop to BNA than we did. It’s really no big deal :lol:

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by 737MAX7
Fri May 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5499

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

May not be seeing huge increases everywhere but I can tell you for a fact here at BNA the flights are picking back up. Most definitely not normal loads but we had 12 of our 42 flights booked to the lid (93 on the -700, 113 on the -800) yesterday and we’ve most definitely seen most of out flights th...

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by 737MAX7
Thu May 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5499

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

May not be seeing huge increases everywhere but I can tell you for a fact here at BNA the flights are picking back up. Most definitely not normal loads but we had 12 of our 42 flights booked to the lid (93 on the -700, 113 on the -800) yesterday and we’ve most definitely seen most of out flights th...

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by 737MAX7
Thu May 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3970

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Well SWA is consistent if you are looking simply looking at basic air transportation. They don't over promise and their fares are usually at the lower end of the spectrum, My only poor experience is with last minute cancelations, and believe it or not, lost baggage. JD Power on the other hand is a ...

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by 737MAX7
Thu May 28, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5499

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

May not be seeing huge increases everywhere but I can tell you for a fact here at BNA the flights are picking back up. Most definitely not normal loads but we had 12 of our 42 flights booked to the lid (93 on the -700, 113 on the -800) yesterday and we’ve most definitely seen most of out flights tha...

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by 737MAX7
Wed May 27, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3970

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Well SWA is consistent if you are looking simply looking at basic air transportation. They don't over promise and their fares are usually at the lower end of the spectrum, My only poor experience is with last minute cancelations, and believe it or not, lost baggage. JD Power on the other hand is a ...

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by 737MAX7
Thu May 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 77604

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I was surprised to see a few 6XXX flights added between LAS and DAL for Memorial Day weekend despite Las Vegas still being shut down. I’m going to take a guess it’s for mainly west coast connections. I work an LAS flight everyday at BNA, it’s pretty much bulked out with transfer freight to the west...

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by 737MAX7
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes
Replies: 45
Views: 8628

Re: Southwest 1Q20 income: ($144 million) before taxes

We are sending out bulked out -700’s and mostly full -800s with freight at my station. The freight is at least semi helping these empty flights.

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by 737MAX7
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Partial deletion for readability (see above) WN current assets $5974 current liabilities $8952 AA current assets $8206 current liabilities $18,311 UA current assets $8194 current liabilities $14,938 -: Correction by 2175301: 10K says $8188 & $14,943 DL current assets $8249 current liabilities $...

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by 737MAX7
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337785

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

How about just letting the LCC's go? I wouldn't complain... :duck: Yeah, that would be awesome! I mean, I fly for a ULCC so I'm trash and my livelihood doesn't matter. I don't even tell my wife or small kids what I do because I'm so ashamed that I worked pretty hard for 20 years to get to where I a...

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by 737MAX7
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

First two jet bridges were attached to concourse D yesterday!

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by 737MAX7
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99177

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Wait did I miss something? Who is flying those and to where? There’s a post that keeps showing up and then disappearing about it. It’s related to the Ultimate Air Shuttle service to Cincinnati Lunken starting next month. They fly DO328’s https://ultimateairshuttle.com/pdf/allcities.pdf[/quote Is it...

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by 737MAX7
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72969

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

I wonder if WN regrets getting rid of their 717s they got with AirTran. Would have been a cool to see a tailjet in WN colors. At that time WN didn't have the software configured appropriately for efficient maintenance of a 2nd fleet type. Nor training. Core strengths are also core rigidities, compa...

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by 737MAX7
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA12 Go Around at MIA 1/22
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: AA12 Go Around at MIA 1/22

Looking at the FR24 playback I’m going to go with it was a bit high on his approach. His first time around it was right around 2000ft when he went around, at that same point after the go around it was at 1,300.

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by 737MAX7
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: grandfathering and the boeing 737 Max
Replies: 20
Views: 2530

Re: grandfathering and the boeing 737 Max

Phosphorus wrote:
Another factor is the ability, via grandfathering, to be subject to older (presumably less stringent) requirements in certification.

I believe among other things relates to the emergency exits on the 737.

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by 737MAX7
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5370

Re: AA "American Champions" program

Sounds like a fantastic opportunity for AA to use new hires/kool aid drinkers to spread good propaganda about the company.

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by 737MAX7
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion
Replies: 28
Views: 8471

Re: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion

Almost five hours on the ground would be an unusually long time for a medical situation. Could have been both. Divert for medical and then something breaks on the ground. Or it could even be as simple as having to re stock the O2 and EMK and dealing with finding 3rd party mtc to sign the logbook wh...

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by 737MAX7
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

So any time an airline announces a new route that doesn't touch Cleveland, it's CLE's failure? For a route CLE used to have for which there is current demand to fill at least one full aircraft and where the new service is given to a city that is smaller than Cleveland? Yes, of course. 1) The articl...

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by 737MAX7
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 245443

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

So any time an airline announces a new route that doesn't touch Cleveland, it's CLE's failure? For a route CLE used to have for which there is current demand to fill at least one full aircraft and where the new service is given to a city that is smaller than Cleveland? Yes, of course. 1) The articl...

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by 737MAX7
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY wing clip at LAS
Replies: 20
Views: 8700

Re: LY wing clip at LAS

From the article quoted above. "El Al flight from Las Vegas to Tel Aviv was canceled due to Aircraft Dreamliner 787 (4X-EDH) of EL Al took off last night (Friday) from Ben Gurion Airport to Las Vegas damaged wing after landing, caused by hitting an electricity pole. Initial investigations reve...

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by 737MAX7
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 255
Views: 39943

Re: ZIPair Tokyo eyeing NRT-Honolulu and Portland

Wow, liked this part of the article, google translated: "Portland's most powerful reason  From the very beginning, Zip Air has had the view that the Pacific line will be a foreign-affiliated full-service carrier. I was enthusiastic.  The aim is the US West Coast. The point of choice is Japanes...

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