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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 46
Views: 4915

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

Lafayette was more a victim of it’s University politics management, than the Airlines. The foundation employees did not like competing with those smelly passengers for the best parking spaces, either. As the longtime ex-airport Director once famously said, “I get paid the same whether an airline fl...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 46
Views: 4915

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

I think the intention is good, but a ton of the smaller communities which are close to other airports are gonna be cut. How is that going to happen? The program is immune from most economic efificiency arguments. A few airports have been cut due to max per-passenger subsidy limits but that's alread...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 17
Views: 6036

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

After a high-profile defendant was convicted in Federal Court in NYC this week, a story surfaced that he had already been moved to the Supermax, before his lawyers could get a court order to require him to be held here to assist his counsel with his appeal. Turns out, however, according to the NY P...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 3207

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

Blerg wrote:
So is this part of their Icelandair strategy to recreate the same business model?

That is what it sounds like.

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 25
Views: 4539

Re: UA’s cash position

Delta is $2 billion cash, but long term debt only $7.7 billion. American is much worse with $337 million, cash and Long-term debt and finance leases at $20.66 billion. (1Q quarterly report) The idea of too much cash making a carrier a takeover target shouldn't get much traction in this industry. It...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 41
Views: 6836

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Word has it that they've actually been very reliable, particularly for a new type EIS. The first year was a little rough, but the second year went much better, and remember- this is a NEW plane, not just a stretch of a 1980's design that is long since got the bugs worked out. That said, an INOP APU...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13539

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Even the smoking room at LAS has been closed for close to 10 years or more now so this is not that big of a deal. Although I always find it humorous when the simpletons come out in force and condemn smoking tobacco due to the health effects and yet will smoke marijuana even in light of its obvious ...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13539

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Im not a smoker, but this is a shame. The smoking lounges were a good escape for many. Smoking helps calm nerves and whatnot and the rooms didn't seem to cause others any problems.... The smoking lounges have always seemed to be the most social areas as well, where people actually talk to each othe...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36914

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

The article mentions the E2-190, but not which A220 variant. Is the -300 suitable for LCY ops? This battle will be hard fought. The E2 should have an advantage with Citiflyer already operating E-jets. Will be interesting to see how much Airbus can discount the A220. My bet is the E2... EMB needs E2...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13539

Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I get political correctness, but a percentage of travelers are going to smoke. PERIOD. Designated smoking area outside, BEFORE security. As I recall, they tried this once before decade and a half ago, and it was a bit of a disaster. The extra 5-8,000 heads a day through security caused delays and mi...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 3921

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

LupineChemist wrote:
Will this have any impact on Mojave and their testing for space launches there?

I believe Mojave is done. The Allen family has pulled the funding for and is closing Stratolaunch, and Rutan has retired.

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12162

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

I think it’s time for Icelandair to up its game with international business class. They can no longer offer the equivalent of US domestic first seats. Those seats are just fine for the legs they operate, and the markets they cater to. No, they don’t command the premium that lay flats on BA does, bu...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11020

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

And for those who have been criticizing Delta for not cancelling flights but delaying them significantly, one side benefit of that is that it provides extra capacity/option for disrupted passengers especially in these periods of 90+% load factors. When airlines are running such high load factors, a...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9100

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

AA in DLH...perhaps maintenance too like UA? I remember AA used to do MQT>GRB>ORD for maintenance purposes. With UA and DL (MSP< DTW) on DLH, it would be hard to imagine more lift needed. Not to mention, DLH is not too fun in the winter and the drive to MSP is a regular occurrence if you really wan...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23443

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Let's all remember Royal Carribean ,one of the largest cruise operators owns a 49% stake in Pullmantur Cruises. Pullmantur Cruises also owns it's own airline, Wamos Air. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wamos_Air And Royal Caribbean is a fraction of Disney's size as an operating entity(US$10 billion r...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23443

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

If Disney really wanted to differentiate their brand with flights to the mouse motherland they would find a way to use smaller, business airports. If they could stuff families into a 737/A320 from an FBO with less intrusive security and ease to the plane I believe people would take full advantage o...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23443

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

HP69 wrote:
There is no way a hypothetical Disney Airlines will survive. MCO is too competitive of a market.

However, "Disney Airlines" operated by Atlas would likely do quite well.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 730
Views: 91987

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

LH 432 747-800 just weather diverted into Indy from ORD...
AA41 787-800 from BCN about to touch down

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13443

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

At delta we run 12 flights a day between atlanta and dca. On july 4th we have 7 and only 1 in that window. It probably inconveniences very few, their flight will be delayed like an irop. Theyll be okay. Your political persuasion will determine how you handle it and I'm pretty sure you'll believe yo...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13443

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

NYPECO wrote:
How much time did the airport and airlines have to plan for this?

We already had a reduced sched for 4 July, but it will affect a few flights. Conference call in the morning.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20824

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! Wow, you're so wrong. There is still a mid flight snack and there is ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20824

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I've flown main cabin international on Delta a number of times and the product they had was really nice. This looks like a bit of a downgrade for the meal. Last time I flew on them there was an appetizer, salad, entree, roll and dessert and cheese and crackers. It was all on a single tray but seems...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20824

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Not flown Delta International in a long time. Does this mean they no longer have a breakfast service on overnights? Or has that been gone for a while?

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4932

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

Prost wrote:
The only fly in the ointment I see at BFI is lack of rental cars on property.

National is at Signature. The FBO can arrange rental cars for you, just call in advance.

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13279

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

AA BFL-DFW JAN 1.0>1.8[0] FEB 1.0>2[0] MAR 1.0>2[0.9] *AA DFW-OAK DEC 1.0>0.1[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] Pretty quick increase for BFL-DFW, it started March 3rd around the same time as MRY/SBP-DFW. And DFW-OAK has been all over the map ever since it started. IIRC, it quickly ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12857

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Can' t people just learn from the past??? Mach 2.2 (lots of airports restrict their landings and/or take-offs), 55 passengers (a very niche market), tickets costing $ 5,000 for a transpacific flight, a range of only 4,500 miles. Ok, differently from the Concorde it might be high-tech and it might h...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6788

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

It looks like on December 18th, AA will upgrade its 1 daily DFW-EYW flight from an E-175 to an A319. The route gains 56 economy seats and loses 4 first class seats. Yea but how many will be weight seats, DL just barley makes the 737 work to ATL with any kind of weather requiring an alternate, I can...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4202

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Good to know that the next time I'm hanging out in Downtown Toronto, there will be more noisy turoprops for my audible pleasure. It would be great if PD offered services to London, or Kitchener using the new slots. It would allow many of us living west of Toronto another option to either commute to...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Pan Am’s Africa Whistle-stopper was another. Various routings over the years, but JFK-Dakar-Monrovia-Lagos-Nairobi in the mid 80’s. Was this an SP?

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

A lot of those routings were dictated by the CAB. GF No, these were long after Dereg. But almost everything listed on here was a "tag" flight that was common until relatively recently. The idea that US Air flew PIT-TOL-FNT-MBS with a 732 might sound crazy today, but that was the business ...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Austrian Airlines IAD-GVA-VIE A310 Swissair IAD-PHL-ZRH 743 Swissair ZRH-BOM-HKG-SEL MD11 DELTA AGS-SAV MD80 USAirways Express SAV-JAX DH8 AEROFLOT SVO-FNJ IL86 AEROFLOT IAD-SNN-SVO IL86 DELTA DUB-SNN 767 CONTINENTAL EXPRESS EWR-JFK ATR42 BRITISH AIRWAYS ANC-FUK 767 KOREAN AIR ICN-NBO 330 AIR INDIA...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Pan Am and TWA had a bunch of Add-on Empty Segments to JFK as well. PA did CLE-IND, CMH-IND, and IND-MCI at different times, TWA did IND-DAY, IND-CVG, and IND-CMH as well. These were not the only ones, either. There are a bunch more of these that I can recall, but it’s too late an hour to go diggin...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Pan Am and TWA had a bunch of Add-on Empty Segments to JFK as well. PA did CLE-IND, CMH-IND, and IND-MCI at different times, TWA did IND-DAY, IND-CVG, and IND-CMH as well. These were not the only ones, either. There are a bunch more of these that I can recall, but it’s too late an hour to go digging...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

AN's SYD-MEL-CGK-KUL & v.v in the late 90s. Also related, AN briefly had a twice weekly SYD-AKL flight in conjunction with AR (with AR buying a large block of the seats as part of the codeshare). Edit: AN quietly axed AKL when AR decided to return to SYD with their own aircraft. QF briefly had ...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

The CO/AirMike Island Hopper route. Was previously flown by PanAm. I am not sure if UA still flies it? Honolulu (HNL) to Majuro (MAJ) to Kwajalein (KWA) to Kosrae (KSA) to Pohnpei (PNI) to Chuuk (TKK) to Guam (GUM).Used to include Johnston Island before the base closed. I’m not sure, but didn’t Hawa...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9875

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

we've held flights before for connecting passengers to keep down the miss-connects that just snowball to the next flight. Many times the time can be made up in the air by flying M.86 rather than M.82, so it might be OT+10 and Land OT+3-5. We have in the past Held International flights when we knew ...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 7229

Re: Gulf Coast Thread (MOB, BFM, GPT, PNS, VPS, ECP) - 2019

sprxUSA wrote:
I bet business folks in Alabama have found out how sketchy Via is and doesn't want to commit to such a 'who knows how long route will last' operation. Good luck to all involved.....

That is more of a Southern Express type of route, anyway.

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

Utah744 wrote:
N766UA wrote:
strfyr51 wrote:
So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking


What’s a VOR?

Very Old Radio.

Newer than Never Drops Baseball

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

So Let me get this straight. Nobody knows how to Navigate using the High and Low charts?? REALLY? INS Direct is cool and SAT NAV is cooler but if you can't fly VOR Nav? Then your piloting skills are Lacking Wow what a ridiculous statement. Do your research before criticizing trained professionals. ...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ GPS Issues
Replies: 52
Views: 11819

Re: CRJ GPS Issues

This is still a major issue today, the current ORD delay program is a direct result. Too many aircraft down low around Chicago. Mesa seems to now have some CRJ's operating above 27/28, but not many. Was SkyWest affected, as well?

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY7 diversion?
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: LY7 diversion?

Low ceilings, fog, and rain in NYC today and tonight. They were not the only diversion.

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by FlyingElvii
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental

Once gone, Lorenzo’s heirs had just better cremate his remains and scatter them afar upon the four winds, so this corpse and remains are not desecrated and dug up by airline survivors or the lure of others to come dance upon his grave. I was kind of hoping for an intelligent opinion on a valid ques...

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by FlyingElvii
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental

Once gone, Lorenzo’s heirs had just better cremate his remains and scatter them afar upon the four winds, so this corpse and remains are not desecrated and dug up by airline survivors or the lure of others to come dance upon his grave. I was kind of hoping for an intelligent opinion on a valid ques...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3360

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

ATA would sub these for 727’s back and forth from LAS to Indy Maintenance often, sometimes with as short notice of two or three days. At times, they would add them as a last-minute extra segment, 1 or two days out, with a ridulous fare, sometimes $39 walkup. They would also add them Indy-MCO/RSW/FLL...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starts EWR-PRG
Replies: 11
Views: 4622

Re: United starts EWR-PRG

Several coworkers were going to non rev this today VIE is the backup.

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13533

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

Sooner787 wrote:
With the current trade climate between China and the USA, this is Airbus' order to lose.

This has “ Political leverage” written all over it.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 4851

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

I'm late to the conversation, but F9 will be using Allegiant's "gate" and their ground handling service, too. Southwest was in extensive talks about coming to XNA, but they didn't due to fuel policies with the FBO. Let me guess, flow throughs and late callouts. Frankly, with all of the bi...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to XNA...Finally
Replies: 21
Views: 4851

Re: Frontier to XNA...Finally

LAS and MCO should be quick to follow. They'd be going head to head with G4 on those two routes. F9 may have a leg up though if the fares are competitive and the flights are to MCO versus SFB. If you fly from here, you would know that Allegiant gets some healthy fares compared to other markets on t...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11748

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

gunsontheroof wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
PAEGEG would be great. What about PAEPSP? (Is that already served?)


Not currently served, but that seems like a good bet if it's not GEG.

Anchorage?

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