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by williaminsd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13694

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Neither do they have to come online and nag like little girls. I have asthma and I am not a smoker yet airport smoking rooms never bothered me so I doubt they bother you that much. Also, the fact you served your country in actual combat goes to show how little brain you have since that war was prob...

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by williaminsd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13694

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As is so typical, I love hearing all the squealing little authoritarians here demanding that everyone must adhere to their chosen lifestyles. I have never smoked and find it an, at best, unpleasant habit, but that doesn't mean I get to prohibit others from engaging in a legal activity. Setting asid...

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by williaminsd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13694

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Public smoking does Impact others. Vaping I don't be does harm others cigarettes do. A community should have the right to say they don't want to support something that kills and damages the very community it serves it the people of community want that. The damage done to life and soul in the name o...

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by williaminsd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13694

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As is so typical, I love hearing all the squealing little authoritarians here demanding that everyone must adhere to their chosen lifestyles. I have never smoked and find it an, at best, unpleasant habit, but that doesn't mean I get to prohibit others from engaging in a legal activity. Setting asid...

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by williaminsd
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13694

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As is so typical, I love hearing all the squealing little authoritarians here demanding that everyone must adhere to their chosen lifestyles. I have never smoked and find it an, at best, unpleasant habit, but that doesn't mean I get to prohibit others from engaging in a legal activity. Setting aside...

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by williaminsd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I do work for LF, but I'm not sure what you mean by quote. Did you click on the link to the OAG report? BTW - When I arrived at SMF earlier this week, I noticed a healthy pax count in the gate holding area for the Contour return to SBA. I think your 135s are configured for 30. Had to be close to fu...

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by williaminsd
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Yesterday I had a chance to try the new Escape Lounge in Concourse B, located to the immediate left after passing through security. The official grand opening was Tuesday, and after a soft opening of several weeks it seemed to be running very well, led by an enthusiastic and well-trained staff eager...

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by williaminsd
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Great news for all three airports and for Contour! Morning departures and afternoon/evening returns each way. Can get a full day in SMF-SBA. Time for one meeting SBA-SMF. SMF-SBA: #3601 - Lv 7:00am - Ar 8:15 #3603 - Lv 3:45pm - Ar 5:00 SBA-SMF: #3602 - Lv 8:45am - Ar 10:00 #3604 - Lv 5:35pm - Ar 6:5...

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by williaminsd
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9284

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

B747Saeed wrote:
LTCM wrote:
acavpics wrote:
As we all saw, a US drone was shot down over Iran earlier today.


No such event occurred.

They shot down a drone in international airspace. It wasn't over Iran.

Ah, really?


Yes, really.

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by williaminsd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36639

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Seems a prudent decision...

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by williaminsd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:54 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: 12928

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

A workable resource hog, like any and all SST with current tech, **requires** state dollars and pride to fly. Elon Musk is on line 2 for you. I'm not sure why we're all so agitated. If a bunch of investors want to torch $140M just because they think SSTs are cool or because they think the IP might ...

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by williaminsd
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:04 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: 12928

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

That's for the demonstrator model, but still that's only a year or so away! Still looking at 55 pax for the Mach 2.2 beauty. Claims over 500 viable routes even with fly-over-land restrictions. Projects tickets for Transoceanic in the $5k range. Looking for a US manufacturing site. Raised over $140 m...

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by williaminsd
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Service between SMF and Palm Springs may return soon. PSP Airport Director confirms that airport, Visitor's Bureau, and unidentified airline in talks to start service. Quote is at end of linked article in Desert Sun... https://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/tourism/2019/06/13/alaska-delta-am...

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by williaminsd
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

In the linked article from The Desert Sun, Palm Springs airport director confirms that City, Visitors' Bureau, and an unidentified airline are in talks to start SMF-PSP service... Statement is at end. https://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/tourism/2019/06/13/alaska-delta-american-airlines-ex...

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by williaminsd
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 5015

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Not that I'm aware of. I don't know if QX did the SJC-SBA route using a Q400. The last airline that I remember did that route was Pacific Coastal back in 1980's...yes, I'm aging myself. United Express did fly that route for a while in the 90s and stopped sometime after 9/11. At one point it was eve...

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by williaminsd
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6108

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

Yea I get that, but WN has tons of existing flights on many intra-CA routes AS is currently flying on. By that logic - AS would shy away from SAN-SJC and SJC-LAX etc. My point was more along the lines that if AS wants CA residents to choose them as their preferred carrier - do they need to start th...

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by williaminsd
Sun May 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines CEO talks present/future in Vegas - 5.21.2019
Replies: 0
Views: 792

Spirit Airlines CEO talks present/future in Vegas - 5.21.2019

https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/busine ... ice-vegas/
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Q&A with Ted Christie.

Second largest (!) airline at Vegas now with over 50 daily departures now and rapidly closing in on 60.

Says Vegas a great station for their business model...

https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/busine ... ice-vegas/

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by williaminsd
Sun May 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 15
Views: 5069

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

Funny how people are outraged both ways; read on: (fair-use excerpt) The complaints aren’t limited to overbilling. Hundreds of HawaiianMiles customers, who logged onto the company’s website on Monday, found they could book for zero miles, so long as they paid for taxes and fees associated with the ...

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by williaminsd
Sat May 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 15
Views: 5069

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

Read an article on local Hawaii News that is reporting that a Hawaiian Airlines computer glitch overcharged some customers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Apparently the glitch impacted customers booking award tickets with miles. Instead of the miles being taken out of the customer’s accounts the...

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by williaminsd
Fri May 24, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42056

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Always amazed at the venom with which some people pursue these types of discussions. With the obvious exceptions for those who actually work at the respective airlines, most of us are merely passengers and any airline mergers/acquisitions have at best a peripheral impact upon our daily lives. Given ...

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by williaminsd
Mon May 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Just a few quick notes re the April numbers recently posted... International traffic up 54% over 2018 lead by Volaris, which recently expanded its schedule out of SMF and is up by over 50%. Even relatively static AeroMexico is up 15% total over 2018. Also important to note that Alaska 1x/week servic...

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by williaminsd
Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 90 Minutes from New York to Paris...
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

90 Minutes from New York to Paris...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/9086093 ... c-hermeus/

"What a beautiful world this will be...
What a glorious time to be free"
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Atlanta-based Aerospace firm makes promises...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/9086093 ... c-hermeus/

"What a beautiful world this will be...
What a glorious time to be free"

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by williaminsd
Thu May 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Question for you: on the SMF website, the flight status page shows the new service from Merced on Boutique Airlines using Gate B4 in Concourse B. My understanding is that the change from Oakland to SMF was to better utilize the Boutique agreement with United. United gates are in Concourse A. Is the...

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by williaminsd
Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

SMF handled 1,079,861 passengers during the month of April 2019, marking an 11.6% increase yoy on an 11.1% seat capacity increase. Carriers registering double-digit yoy traffic increases include: Aeromexico, Alaska, Hawaiian, United and Volaris. Alaska, Hawaiian, United and Volaris registered doubl...

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by williaminsd
Tue May 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174963

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true. So... on a site for aviation enthusiasts, someone is enthusiastic... shocking, if true. effoff... His comment was over the top, but I'd argue your post makes it sound like the AS 737 fleet is...

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by williaminsd
Tue May 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174963

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

A last-minute change afforded me the opportunity to fly SFO-SAN on a 1.5 year-old Airbus A321-253N late Saturday morning. Flight #1954, in sparkling new Alaska colors. Good Lord what a GORGEOUS plane. Sleek and elegant, yet profoundly powerful, it is a nearly flawless aircraft. Newly retrofitted wi...

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by williaminsd
Tue May 14, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174963

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

seabosdca wrote:
So... a one-year-old aircraft with a brand-new interior and paint job looked immaculate? Shocking, if true.

So... on a site for aviation enthusiasts, someone is enthusiastic... shocking, if true. effoff...

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by williaminsd
Mon May 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174963

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

A last-minute change afforded me the opportunity to fly SFO-SAN on a 1.5 year-old Airbus A321-253N late Saturday morning. Flight #1954, in sparkling new Alaska colors. Good Lord what a GORGEOUS plane. Sleek and elegant, yet profoundly powerful, it is a nearly flawless aircraft. Newly retrofitted wit...

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by williaminsd
Fri May 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5746

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

tphuang wrote:
i think it happens a couple of years after B6 receives its first A220.

Winner!

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by williaminsd
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25741

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

I love watching an airport start to gain traction. San Deigo, my home airport, went through two such periods, one domestically many years ago, and then another international period over the last few years where we've seen rapid growth and now have flights to London, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Zurich, Cabo, P...

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by williaminsd
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 66
Views: 11722

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

4B MCE-OAK JUN 1.2>0[1.8] 4B MCE-SMF JUN 0>1.2[0] Boutique has had a difficult time northbound from Merced. Southbound MCE-LAX has done OK (currently at 20X weekly). In 2018 they reduced MCE-OAK from 12X weekly to 8X weekly. Now they want to move to MCE-SMF. MCE-SMF will, as stated, provide connect...

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by williaminsd
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Looks like Boutique Air is coming to SMF, moving the EAS service from Merced-Oakland to Merced-SMF starting May 15. Daily service lv MCE at 11:41, ar SMF at 12:21. Return trip Lv SMF at 1:00, ar MCE at 1:40. Service is 2x on Sundays with a red-eye turn. Apparently city/airline leaders think that Bou...

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by williaminsd
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Terminal A was built with the intent to expand it fairly easily. The ex-HP, now AA concourse was built shorter than the other concourse, but with the long-term expectation of lengthening it. Also, the ticketing area was built for an easy addition, beyond what was the original WN counter. (I worked ...

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by williaminsd
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Article in Sacramento Bee re growing pains at SMF. Administration says, "We recognize we have not kept pace with the demand,” and have asked airlines to start sharing gates. Says they need at least six additional gates now to add to the present 31, and that discussions with airlines have alread...

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by williaminsd
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6830

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

Please... no "trademark" on the word "Orlando." Now if they wanted to call themselves "Orlando International Airport," might be a case. But simply capitalizing on their close proximity to the city does not seem to be an "actionable" offense. Do they serve, or ...

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by williaminsd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Noticed on enilria's OAG guide that Southwest's SMF-HOU goes daily in August. Not sure if that had been announced...

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by williaminsd
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2019/02/17/airport-shelves-plan-to-find-master-developer-for.html?ana=e_sac_bn_newsalert&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0Raak9XUXdOekZoTTJZNSIsInQiOiJYcG40T21WZkdBdGlicjAwY2hcL1FURTl5WTJBTkY3NjdVQ0R6VWlwcEp6MlplbExNbFZXNENoUUxEQkp1ZkRzQ0dBMkIxdkd4dDFqT3pzaWRabHNcL0...

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by williaminsd
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 81708

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Well... my second flight out of the new Alaska space in T2E this morning was much like the first... pretty easy. More crowded given the earlier departure time, but TSA had four lanes open and it went smoothly and efficiently. To answer you question BB, Gate 28 (which we departed through on Alaska 33...

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by williaminsd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17657

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! This duplicitous farce was based on nothing but absolute lies from the beginning. So glad this miserable fantasy is now nothing more than a fetid, steaming pile in the cesspool of history. Bravo to Gov Newsom and bravo to the airline industry that actually has to serve pay...

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by williaminsd
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Seattle Times: "Houdini moments" Boeing cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5295

Re: The Seattle Times: "Houdini moments" Boeing cash flow

Every company in the world, big and small, manages cash flow. If Boeing was falsifying, or "creating" cash flow, your suspicions would be correct and the problems would be more than with just the SEC, but with selecting the size of their orange jumpers. This reads like something a reporte...

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by williaminsd
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Seattle Times: "Houdini moments" Boeing cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5295

Re: The Seattle Times: "Houdini moments" Boeing cash flow

Every company in the world, big and small, manages cash flow. If Boeing was falsifying, or "creating" cash flow, your suspicions would be correct and the problems would be more than with just the SEC, but with selecting the size of their orange jumpers. This reads like something a reporter...

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by williaminsd
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 81708

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://i.postimg.cc/kRWx7jC6/SAN-2019.jpg Okay, now that our latest round of "Musical Chairs" is over, the lack of reports of issues seems to indicate all is well. Any first-hand reports on the big switch-up? Took AS #3417 to SJC on 1.29, the first operational day of switch. Took some pi...

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by williaminsd
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Well, I don’t think anyone would doubt how much I have enjoyed watching SMF mature into a major airport over the last few years, nor could anyone doubt how much I have been an advocate for the airport and those who work there, but man, Sacramento International Airport is definitely experiencing some...

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by williaminsd
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27545

Re: AS new interior

Jeez... I guess some people never get tired of the "Virgin Sacrifice" meme here. I agree with many that it just might be time to give it a rest. Loved VX, but really, the product hadn't changed much since 2008. This new cabin looks clean and modern, with the improvable overhead bins duly n...

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by williaminsd
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Pre-departure Champagne up front on Alaska 3455 SMF-SAN this afternoon. That's a first...

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by williaminsd
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Numbers released for November show healthy YOY gains at SMF lead by an unexpectedly huge jump in international passengers. For the 7th straight month, over a million passengers were served at SMF totaling 1,067,574 and bringing the year to date count to 11,016,880, breaking the 11 million passenger ...

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by williaminsd
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9510

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

At SMF we're looking for Southwest to add MCI in 2019. One of our larger unserved markets...

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by williaminsd
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/06 ... rovements/
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From 2016. Looks like it was for the airport at large, not just Terminal A.

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/06 ... rovements/

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by williaminsd
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20068

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

I forgot to mention the gradual renovation of Terminal/Concourse A. Holding areas upgraded, new bridges, expanded security area, new restaurants and central court. I once read that total costs were to approach $300,000,000. Sure doesn't seem like it, but maybe a lot of the mechanical systems were re...

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