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by Planeboy17
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 66
Views: 11153

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

N766UA wrote:
TC957 wrote:
Pointless them launching Europe services given the current US travel embargo.


Oh man, why didn’t somebody tell them about that? What a waste of an airplane order!

Um, I’m hoping this is sarcasm because these planes were ordered well before the pandemic.

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by Planeboy17
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

[threeid][/threeid] Awesome find! Certainly sounds like the new runway will be getting some use quick! Interesting video. I like how she emphasized that no more than 3 runways will ever be used for arrivals. So much for the quadruple approach. I suppose these days, the triple approach is barely eve...

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by Planeboy17
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Today, United announced two new long haul routes from O’Hare: Delhi, India and Kona, Hawaii. These two new additions join previously announced routes to Zürich and Tel Aviv and the resumption of Hong Kong. For context, United’s last new long haul wide body route from Chicago was Brussels in 2010. T...

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by Planeboy17
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I think they are doing a complete jetbridge replacement for all of T5.

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by Planeboy17
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189581

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Don’t forget a very important issue, ETOPS certification. Not if they receive it but rather how many minutes they get approved and how that will affect flight planning.
Speaking of flight planning, alternates will factor in to the range as well.

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by Planeboy17
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 422
Views: 37763

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Just to add to the question, do any 738s have the schimitar winglets? I know the 739s have them but I don’t think I’ve seen any on a 738. There are no plans to update the winglets on the -800 at DL. The scimitars became available way too late in the life of the DL-800 fleet and fuel is way cheap ri...

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by Planeboy17
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 422
Views: 37763

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Just to add to the question, do any 738s have the schimitar winglets? I know the 739s have them but I don’t think I’ve seen any on a 738.

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by Planeboy17
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67686

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

I would love for Amazon to start some B767 and 777F cargo flights into LGB and see the look on all those NIMBYs faces that didn't want FIS because that would bring in the "international jumbo jets." Amazon has no 777s. Would be interesting to see LGB turn into a cargo only airport. FEDEX,...

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by Planeboy17
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA in 1997...
Replies: 54
Views: 8905

Re: TWA in 1997...

One I saw that in my opinion is the strangest is MSP-IND. Tagon doesn’t make sense and can’t think of much of a big corporate route. Maybe they just wanted to fly between the 2 largest US apolis.

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by Planeboy17
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67686

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

To those making this a liberal/conservative thing: John Wayne airport, in republican Orange County has much heavier fines and even a stricter curfew, yet the airlines there manage to follow the rules. I’m very sad to see JetBlue leave, but to blame the mayor and city council is disingenuous. They a...

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by Planeboy17
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35540

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Pretty sure JetBlue will eventually take a slice of the LAX-Mexico/Central America market if they plan to get to 70 daily flights. Seems reasonable to assume so. I'd guess 5 to 10 flights to central america. I think they will do well to GUA/SAL/SJO. Not sure about Mexican markets though. Those are ...

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by Planeboy17
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67686

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

ericm2031 wrote:
Should have ripped the bandaid off awhile ago

Why?

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by Planeboy17
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanks for the update, however grim. Let’s hope S21 is a hell of a lot better than this summer, and not just pertaining to aviation.

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by Planeboy17
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Someone just posted in the El Al thread that UA has officially set a 3x weekly ORD-TLV flight starting in September. I don’t know the poster well (United1) but that is what he claims along with some other UA TLV additional flying from other hubs such as EWR, SFO and IAD. This, and the news of El Al’...

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by Planeboy17
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Attn spotters and photographers. Air India is sending a 777-200LR to ORD tomorrow am. It’s currently over China. It’s taking a different route than the normal polar route. ETA is 8:15 am.

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by Planeboy17
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1711
Views: 235566

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

So you dont think the virus is a treat? You dont think people should wear masks to at least minimize the potential of the spread? Not when they are jogging alone in 95 degree heat. But if you want to it's a free country. And again, if you are under age 65 and in good health you have a greater chanc...

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by Planeboy17
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Hadn't noticed this before, from several days ago... http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2020/06-18-2020-143034427 One new route out of 30 for jetBlue involves O'Hare: ORD-PBI, effective October 1, "Up to 1x Daily" 5880231 It’s actually showing a 320. Departs 7:...

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by Planeboy17
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Hadn't noticed this before, from several days ago... http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2020/06-18-2020-143034427 One new route out of 30 for jetBlue involves O'Hare: ORD-PBI, effective October 1, "Up to 1x Daily" 5880231 It’s actually showing a 320. Departs 7:...

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by Planeboy17
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of KLM @ ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: History of KLM @ ORD

100% certain that DL never did and about 99% certain NW never has. DL has only done ORD-CDG in the past and that was to supplant AF on the route in the winter months.. They announced and sold tickets( not enough apparently) to start ORD-LHR some years back, also to supplant VS in the winter, but the...

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by Planeboy17
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Heads up, Ethiopian Star Alliance 788 is inbound right now. Showing a 3:00 arrival.
Hopefully the weather holds.
Unfortunately I have a Dr appointment.

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by Planeboy17
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

:D ORD T2 1962-continued... The photo in this postcard was taken a few seconds after the previous one I posted. A NW DC-7 is now visible on the Concourse F left of the two NW B707s. Concourse D reveals itself with two EA L188s and an EA DC8. But the other side of Concourse D is not ready for NW yet ...

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by Planeboy17
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, looks to be an Eastern Electra. Also a TWA Connie, looks like a 749 model, and a Convair 880 in front of the Connie? Also a Delta DC7 over on H Concourse. Hard to tell what the AA planes are on K though. There is a white tail also on the other side of H, that could be a North Central DC9. Great...

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by Planeboy17
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Heads up, VS 539, a 789 , is over the Atlantic right now. ETA is 4 pm today.

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by Planeboy17
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Just a heads up. JAL is sending a 789. It’s over the Pacific now, due in to ORD at 7:30.

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by Planeboy17
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ORD T2 - Circa 1973-1975 with B747/DC10 at the low E/F Gates. A few folks on the T2 Observation Deck. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49952069387_1a76754691_c.jpg Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Plastichrome P319676 Stupid little fun fact: Ozark Airlines used to operated nearly 50 flights a...

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by Planeboy17
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

1980 SAS DC-10 at T-3, if I'm not mistaken. 1726466 On further review... I'm thinking this DC-10 is actually pictured at the old International Terminal (where T-1 now sits). The Hilton is concave to the south, therefore this picture was taken west of the structure, not east where T-3 was (is). I wa...

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by Planeboy17
Wed May 27, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189581

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

[quote="tphuang"]I.
I'd imagine PWM would have a lot of demand too if they bring it back in July/August.

They stated PWM will not return in 2020. Obviously in this environment things can change but this was part of the release.

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by Planeboy17
Wed May 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

And it will be parking on their own gates at T2. So for those never seeing a widebody parked out there, this will be a good time. Actually, they can go up to a 772 if needed. Yeah, I remember when NW parked their 747s and DC-10s at the end of T2 in the early 2000s What sort of routes was NW doing f...

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by Planeboy17
Sun May 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Saudia SV3091, 777-300 is north of Montreal right now. I can’t get an ETA from FR 24 but it looks to be landing at ORD around 12-1 today. Landing to the west.

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by Planeboy17
Fri May 22, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Inquiry made for PIA to operate a repatriation flight next week. Don't forget SV has one on Sunday. Crossing fingers, by 8/1 all new temporary bridges for the T5 expansion will be in place and operational. (M18-M22a/b) Pretty much outside the actual new building site itself, all new ramp and taxila...

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by Planeboy17
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

evank516 wrote:
What are the odds the tram to the rental car facility and long term parking finishes up during this mess?

Well it seems like the perfect time for it to open since it’ll be transporting basically no one.

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by Planeboy17
Fri May 22, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10165

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

“The Crew was unaware of the incident. So much for the post-fight inspection. “ Don’t worry about it. The next guys will catch anything wrong on the preflight.” First of all, the quote about the crew being unaware is in context to the flight, meaning they had no idea this happened while in flight. ...

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by Planeboy17
Fri May 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 3090

Re: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK

They’ve been using it for the past week. We departed off of 13L on Sunday evening.

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by Planeboy17
Mon May 18, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

...speaking of Icelandair... FI has modified three 767's by removing seats "...to make more room for cargo and to make loading and unloading easier. It is working with a German company, DB Schenker, to conduct cargo flights between Shanghai and Munich. Some will also be flown between Shanghai ...

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by Planeboy17
Mon May 11, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Yeo, I assume you mean pre Corona? I think there were 7-8 ATL flights primarily on 717s but maybe an 319 as well. MSP had around 7 or so basically all CRJ 7 and 9 DTW was around 5 on CRJ 7s I think but for the winter I think they were down to 200s. This is just off the top of my head so if someone w...

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by Planeboy17
Mon May 11, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Completely dwarfed by Southwest at MDW, much smaller operations than what they had at ORD, but still I would regularly see the random Delta jet when I commuted through there. I never understood why they had ops at Midway.[/quote] The MSP flights were adopted from NW. NW started those flights back in...

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by Planeboy17
Fri May 08, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

5926783 Three weeks ago: From April 9 through May KE will operate ICN – ORD 3X/week operating 777-200ER's "Korean Air earlier this week filed preliminary International service for the month of June 2020, as the airline gradually resumes additional routes..." ORD-ICN 5X/week 77W https://ww...

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by Planeboy17
Mon May 04, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Hi, when I awoke this am I saw a DE (Condor) 76 arriving on FR24. I think it was due in around 9:30? Does anyone have any info on this? It doesn’t appear to be on the departures page for later today.

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by Planeboy17
Sat May 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Heads up to spotters! National Airlines 757 (rare visitor to ORD) is on its way from ANC. It’s showing a 1:35 pm arrival.

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by Planeboy17
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189581

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

https://paxex.aero/2020/04/jetblue-aims-to-drop-16-major-hub-destinations-from-its-network/ now jetblue is looking to drop major cities from its network for a few months, it seems like. Imo, this really just shows JetBlue does not expect domestic business travel to come back anytime soon. At least ...

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by Planeboy17
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Oh yeah, and Nippon Cargo.
I think that’s it.

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by Planeboy17
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Oh, and Silkway.

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by Planeboy17
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Runway 28C/10C is closed this week for repairs - Started last night I was under the impression (perhaps mistaken) that 28C/10C was the only runway at ORD able to accommodate the A380 and 747-8i. Obviously, with most A380's grounded, that's aircraft is not a problem, but I believe Lufthansa and Carg...

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by Planeboy17
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19749

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

Thank you again enilria. Does anyone know why EI seems so optimistic? They seem to be flying to all of their destinations, with a reduced schedule of course, but still it seems surprising to see even BDL and MSP loaded. Also, I read that EK will not resume any scheduled flying until July 1st now so ...

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by Planeboy17
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63591

Re: DL3343 to ORD?

All above are correct and have been going on now for a couple of weeks. However, today they had a 777 fly ORD-BOM.

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by Planeboy17
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189581

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Source? I work here, and I can tell you these tag flights are indeed happening. We received an email today from our management. What date in May do they begin? Also can someone book one of the tag flights? Example: can someone book a flight from Denver to Albuquerque on JetBlue? Not all flights beg...

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by Planeboy17
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Shout out to yeogeo for keeping updated on the schedules. It is much appreciated. I also have a question for anyone that may know. I’ve seen today and earlier this week that Hainan has flown here from Shanghai and today from Shenzhen. I assume these are cargo only flights but it’s the first I’ve see...

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by Planeboy17
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8699

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

I'm a crewmember that falls into the category of folks who need to take unpaid time off. It is 24 days between today and the end of September, which is when some of the bailout loans need to start being repaid, and this can be spread out over that time. So this is roughly 1.2 days per week, or a ~2...

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by Planeboy17
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 862
Views: 122952

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

gabik001 wrote:
Some good things coming to ORD today. QR is sending A35K today instead of B77W and AirACT cargo is scheduled from SNN for TK (usually K4 is operating that flight).

Also a MP ( Martinair) Cargo 744

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by Planeboy17
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20361

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

Cubsrule wrote:
Blerg wrote:
On a slightly related note, how come LH never sent the A380 to ORD?


The LH 388 has been to ORD, but ORD's ancient infrastrucutre makes operations there challenging.

I don’t recall that happening. When was this?

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