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by Insertnamehere
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 101
Views: 3973

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

My shortest narrowbody has to be Air France EZE-MVD on the 77W

Longest narrowbody is relatively boring with AGP-JFK on Delta when they flew the 757-200

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20955

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

The bigger impediment is irrational fear of turboprops by the flying American public. The fact of the matter is general Americans don't know/care what plane they fly on 99.9999% of the time. Even with searching through Google flights, the only thing that the vast majority of the travelling public c...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL International BOS Additions
Replies: 90
Views: 17512

Re: DL International BOS Additions

How is Delta's relationship with Aeroflot? I am surprised they are not cooperating more closely especially for markets within the CIS. At least based on my experience as a primarily delta flier who goes to Russia: meh at best. You can find some Aeroflot flights on Delta's website (Aeroflot's flight...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7559

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

Regarding seatbelt signs…and speaking only from the USA perspective…nobody can stop you from going to the lav. FAs can only say don’t do it. You can ask permission and they will say something like “I can’t tell you you can because the seatbelt sign is on. But I can’t stop you if you go.” It’s a lia...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21505

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

AA is on a massive backfoot and are losing goodwill with customers every day. There's little reason for people to book with AA when they're priced like a legacy and offer a product similar to a LCC. I don't understand people's argument against seatback IFE, its a good thing whether you use it or not...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker’s (Qatar's CEO) wants to grow Oneworld Alliance
Replies: 65
Views: 11498

Re: Al Baker’s (Qatar's CEO) wants to grow Oneworld Alliance

stl07 wrote:
Echoing the previous statements here, only a few airlines, such as Vistara, really even make sense


Vistara I doubt would ever join oneworld given the Singapore airlines ownership (49%).

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 22281

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

The grey could be lightened a little bit but I don't like the white, I think it looks ugly especially with the grey engines.

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 35293

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

I wonder if there will be an announcement aligning or fully joining One world by PD. I know people love to talk about PD and B6 but B6 don't serve YYZ and AA has been partnerless since CP was absorbed into the great maple leaf... And would offer good connection options. I know some One world goes v...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 35293

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

I wonder if there will be an announcement aligning or fully joining One world by PD. I know people love to talk about PD and B6 but B6 don't serve YYZ and AA has been partnerless since CP was absorbed into the great maple leaf... And would offer good connection options. I know some One world goes v...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel shortage hits COS
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

Re: Fuel shortage hits COS

It sounds like COS doesn’t have a pipeline to its fuel farm. I would assume that an airport as busy as DEN wouldn’t rely on trucks of fuel but instead on pipelines delivering kerosene to its fuel supplies making it less likely to be experiencing fuel shortages, especially given the amount of demand ...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 35293

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

I really like Porter as a brand and I hope they can get out of this. I'm surprised anyone was willing to finance this deal given Porter hasn't had passengers in the air in over a year and right now there isn't really an end in sight for the US-Canada border to open up meaningfully which is the airli...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2251

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

Would seem excessive to take so much stuff out of Afghanistan and not worth that hassle. The vehicles especially would be cost prohibitive to bring back to the US given the distance involved.

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Where can I find recently archived ATC communications?

If it's a disturbance or an issue on board but doesn't require emergency status and just met by police typically the flight deck will call their airline's station ops and communicate the issue with them and then they'll usually pick up the phone and call the cops/medics. That can also be done by ac...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Scare at EWR
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Security Scare at EWR

Does EWR also use prosegur for security contracting? I know they do at LGA and at least from a passenger perspective they are far from helpful and are a bit useless. Wouldn't be surprised if part of the mass problem at EWR was caused by the lackluster security contractors that the port authority hav...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5600

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

ER757 wrote:
I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile:


Excuse me what?

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 160049

Re: United Airlines confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Why on earth does UA need so many MAX 10’s? Where are they going to use them? The 321NEOs will be better for the transcontinental routes. Will there be any retirement of older aircraft other than the 757’s? Shorter trunk routes. I'm sure we will see a lot of these on routes like EWR-MIA/FLL where t...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO Kelly to step down; Robert Jordan named replacement
Replies: 27
Views: 8436

Re: Southwest CEO Kelly to step down; Robert Jordan named replacement

WN732 wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Now if this was Doug Parker, I'd say he got the boot.


If it was Doug Parker I think half of this website would erupt in cheers

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7275

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

With all the reported safety issues of the jabs alone, one might wonder how safe it is to mandate this for the pilots? By the way: it is legally not even a vaccin, it is a chemical shot. Ignoring the falsehood of safety issues of the vaccines (also there is no such thing as a "chemical shot&qu...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 258
Views: 40593

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Why not extend the 7 line? While it runs past LGA , the land around the area in Willets Point and Downtown Flushing is more Industrial and Business than residential. I honestly doubt that anything will come of any proposal though for better rail connections at LGA. NYC is full of NIMBYs, red tape, a...

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by Insertnamehere
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of N777UA?
Replies: 20
Views: 7495

Re: Fate of N777UA?

At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 887
Views: 231059

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

chunhimlai wrote:
It just paid 62million for not to purchase 4 a350 last year


They could see things will progress more where they could get more A350s for a better price per aircraft than the 4 they were originally were getting.

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 16333

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

Would Boeing even be right to be the first mover in replacing their flagship single-aisle aircraft? While first-mover advantage is undoubtedly advantageous, the second-mover advantage can be just as powerful. If Boeing lets Airbus move first, they can see how the market adopts such an expensive prog...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers
Replies: 81
Views: 9911

Re: JFK and the lack of low-cost carriers

Another option is to massively expand JFK to accommodate most airliners Thee new JFK with 5 runways with 8000000ft terminal with up to 180 MARS code F and 70 code C apron and 150mpax capacity compared to 142 pax apron with 70mpax capacity in 2030 masterplan https://i.imgur.com/RuzCYqz.gif PS: the t...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Future
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Re: AA JFK Future

It seems that AA is trying to rebuild their JFK operations after making cuts for the last few years. Does anyone know why these cuts were made in the first place? Also does anyone have any ideas of what future routes there could be from JFK. I know that they have announced service to New Delhi, Rio...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7921

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

For those of you posting that AA should fix their actual currently operating airline first, none of you posted links backing up your claim that they actually sucked. But then again, it's kind of a given, isn't it? https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2021-north-america-airline-satisfacti...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 34248

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

Has the paint job for them been finalized, or is it still up in the air?

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Did Alitalia order A330-900neo's?

More than likely it’s just Delta either accidentally labelling a flight as operated by Alitalia or it’s a miscommunication where someone put in the wrong IATA codes. I was on the r/delta subreddit and they found a situation where delta was showed a flight operated by a C-212 Aviocar, which delta doe...

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport
Replies: 39
Views: 8695

Re: Porter Airlines Engaged In A Dispute With Owner Of Toronto City Airport

Porter’s bread and butter of YTZ was its exact demise. They had no ability to grow past Q400s which aren’t exactly the most economical, especially at the long stage lengths that they had on some routes like YTZ-MLB and YTZ-YHZ. Just to preface, I love Porter, I think the airline is really interestin...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO
Replies: 105
Views: 16199

Re: Reuters: The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing's CEO

I've always wondered why you wouldn't tolerate longer boarding times on longer range aircraft, and want shorter boarding times on shorter range aircraft, since there are more turns per day. That would imply that a shorter range aircraft with two aisles might be feasible if the turn times could be d...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1619
Views: 319038

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

True, and correct me if I’m incorrect. But my understanding is that the current configuration of their fleet is temporary and that there will be a tighter pitch with more seats added. They can’t be profitable with all those low fares without adding more seats. You are incorrect. The current Ejet co...

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by Insertnamehere
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4220

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

Surprised no one has said NYC-LAX/SFO. Has had borderline hourly service pre-covid. And basically endless premium and leisure demand.

Flights to NYC seem to be either make a billion on the route or loose money hand over fist and very little in between.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon May 31, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR finds surface coating cracks in early build A350
Replies: 301
Views: 38260

Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-31/qatar-air-is-in-a-mystery-spat-with-airbus-will-launch-777x Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker threatened to stop taking deliveries of Airbus SE jets this year because of an unspecified “serious” disagreement, a warning tha...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat May 29, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 27769

Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57294412 exposed himself to the female first officer in the cockpit and watched pornography on a laptop, prosecutors said. As the Southwest Airlines flight continued, Haak engaged in further "inappropriate conduct" in the cockpit. A judge in...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri May 28, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit with $17 million fine
Replies: 11
Views: 2354

Re: Boeing hit with $17 million fine

I feel like there should be a congressional investigation into Boeing and its management. It seems there is a large disconnect between management in Chicago and the engineering teams in SC and WA (besides the thousands of miles obviously). I am all for the free market but right now Boeing is in free...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri May 28, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7298

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

n9801f wrote:
Yes, poor bat!

Sounds like a smart one, too, preferring Business Class for a long flight.


He did choose Air India Business class though, so not the smartest bat when there are much better options from India.

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by Insertnamehere
Fri May 28, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 112
Views: 16083

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

January 1: DL1537 FLL-LGA A319 January 15: DL1564 LGA-MIA A320 January 18: DL802 FLL-LGA A320 February 20 DL5640 LGA-CMH E175 February 24 DL5771 CMH-LGA E175 March 26 DL5851 LGA-CMH E175 April 10 DL5776 CMH-LGA E175 May 2 DL5728 LGA-CMH E175 May 7 DL5723 CMH-LGA E175 May 13 OS88 JFK-VIE 767-300 May ...

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by Insertnamehere
Fri May 28, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 14665

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

Is this true? That’s some wicked inflexibility and it’s the only country then that I’ve heard of doing that. Have you ever been to Russia? Have you ever dealt with a Russian bureaucrat? (hint, you will meet one at the border). Russian bureaucracy is world-renowned. Russian bureaucrats make the Vogo...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon May 24, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 378
Views: 64628

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

Yet another great timing by Ryanair to set itself up for another couple of decades of domination over European skies. I do wonder though if they need to start looking at expansion markets or if they will change slightly their business model. The reduction of subsidies to the aviation industry and r...

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by Insertnamehere
Sun May 23, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL to test on skipping bag recheck for intl arrival
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: ATL to test on skipping bag recheck for intl arrival

Why are international bags required to be re-checked in the first place? Couldn't they be separated and sent through another round of X-rays before entering the baggage system rather than having to send the x-ray images from ICN to CBP when they can just be screened stateside?

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by Insertnamehere
Sun May 23, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 32748

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

BBC reporting that Lukashenko personally ordered the aircraft to land and that a Mig-29 was scrambled to get the aircraft to land in Belarus instead of continuing onto Vilnius.

Source:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57219860

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by Insertnamehere
Wed May 19, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1814
Views: 348223

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

What’s the over/under on B6 re-entering the CMH market? Given their additions with the A220, and the fact that NYC-CMH is a quite high fare route (given its length) which is basically price fixed between the US3. I understand that B6 pulled out of CMH back in 2007 but has the market changed enough f...

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by Insertnamehere
Mon May 17, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier reduces LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9411

Re: Frontier to leave LAX

How big was F9s operation at LAX at its peak?

I thought that F9 had a decently sized operation there, never knew that things were so bad for them there that it would only be 3x weekly flight into one of the largest airports in the world.

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by Insertnamehere
Sat May 15, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2021
Replies: 620
Views: 103135

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2021

Looks like Southwest is adding Saturday only service from CVG to SRQ and RSW in June. I'm still looking for anything else CMH-MIA per Midwestindy. Maybe AA will finally throw mainline on the route now? I wish but doubtful. The route is bouncing between E175s and E145s quite often. Maybe if they cut...

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by Insertnamehere
Wed May 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13916

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

The fact that we aren't talking about a fireball and instead just some insurance companies bickering over damages is astounding.

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date
Replies: 52
Views: 11672

Re: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date

Is there a feeling that they may never restart? I really hope not. They were a really interesting airline that had a lot going for them with trans-border flying. However 15 months with no revenue I don't see how an airline, let alone any business short of the cruise industry could really survive th...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Papeete - Copenhagen nonstop
Replies: 4
Views: 4638

Re: Papeete - Copenhagen nonstop

Looks like it is just a charter flight given comlux is a charter company. Obviously is flying empty. My guess is its being flown to Coppenhagen to pickup vaccines.

Looks like that 787 in question was originally with AeroMexico before being returned to its lessor.

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by Insertnamehere
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 156
Views: 21023

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

LIC is building up incredibly quickly and I believe they don't own the building they're headquartered in. It's not surprising that they would be looking to move out. Rents in some parts of LIC have surpassed many parts of Manhattan as the QoL for young professionals there is really nice. I highly do...

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by Insertnamehere
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 12 th Anniversary Miracle on the Hudson
Replies: 38
Views: 4841

Re: 12 th Anniversary Miracle on the Hudson

seat1a wrote:
Miracle is so cliche. The plane was designed to do that, and the training by the airlines allows a successful outcome. No miracle, just human brainpower to deal with physics.


Aren't you a bundle of joy

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by Insertnamehere
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What routes are the new A321neos of AA on?
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: What routes are the new A321neos of AA on?

Is AA going to give any 321N's an international configuration? I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to be stuck in AA's domestic configured aircraft with no IFE all the way from PHL to KEF.

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by Insertnamehere
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7281

Re: President Trumps B757

His 757 is regularly parked at LGA, I doubt that will change any time soon.

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