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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MOB and Hurricane Sally
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Airbus MOB and Hurricane Sally

I would assume that the Airbus facility at MOB was build to withstand strong hurricanes. With Sally going to get awfully close to it with 100MPH winds, and 6-9ft storm surge are there any almost finished aircraft sitting outside that can't be flown but are in danger?

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

tphuang wrote:
seems like DL is trying to beat B6 to the punch here. That was an obvious dot for JetBlue to add.

Lots of obvious dots in CenAm for B6. PTY, MGA, GUA, SAL, SAP, BZE

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

what happened to B6 and GUA. Weren't they supposed to commence GUA?

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2938
Views: 530775

Re: United Adds IAH-ABI/CHA, DEN-ALS/RST/SUX

Didn't UA already fly IAH CHA?

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

BZE has extended its closure into Sept now. I just saw the notice.

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA service to Australia over the years
Replies: 45
Views: 6700

Re: BA service to Australia over the years

With the right slots in place at both ends you can comfortably run a daily SYD-LHR nonstop service with 2 aircraft. Each aircraft would spend 20-21 hours a day in the air with 3-4 hours between flights. 20 hours of flying time per day for the aircraft is great utilisation. if the yields are suffici...

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by LightChop2Chop
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35542

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

B6 understand VFR markets. LAX and its huge ethnic population could provide a growth opportunity for them. LAX-SAL/GUA/MGA/SJO/BZE all offer opportunities as well as the beach market traffic to SJD etc

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by LightChop2Chop
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122208

Re: The WestJet Thread

Will be interesting to see what the coming winter sun flying looks like. Do the less than dailys (like RTB) return? Will the CUNs of their network get the 78s?

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by LightChop2Chop
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

There has been no official announcement for the opening of the airports in Belize. On May 14th, local authorities indicated that July 01st is steel a tentative target date on reopening the Philip Goldson International airport [BZE] and allowing travel to Belize. August 15th start date was announced...

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VivaAerobus receives 1st A321neo
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: VivaAerobus receives 1st A321neo

marcogr12 wrote:
Just checked..Their A321neos 240 pax..Volaris packs 220 and Interjet is one of the most comfy airlines in the planet with a 34" seat-pitch in all their aircraft! (192 seats on the A321s)


And that is one of the main reasons why Interjet is in financial trouble.

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by LightChop2Chop
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to start MSP-Honduras flights Dec 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: Sun Country to start MSP-Honduras flights Dec 18

This will do well. Ideally suited to MSP type of vacationers. It has the same sort of traffic as BZE which IIRC SY is on record as saying was doing really well for them.

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by LightChop2Chop
Sun May 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 514
Views: 97413

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Think of all these airports that spent billions to get 380 ready. What a waste

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu May 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122824

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

My bet. with SAAs collapse, DL moves ATL JNB to JFK JNB and put a 350 on it. JFK is closer to JNB than ATL and SAA was already doing it with a 350. No reason DL couldn't.

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu May 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

their smaller destinations might be trouble like MSY with this news.

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by LightChop2Chop
Sun May 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal
Replies: 74
Views: 13545

Re: OAG Changes 5/3/2020: The New Abnormal

Think of the fun Enilria is going to have putting all these back in the coming months.

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by LightChop2Chop
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 28650

Re: TAP launches PDL-YYZ, AGA, CPT, and CUN

- Mex (North America) > Spain via Lis is a no brainier at some stage - yields on CPT with connections onwards are probably as good as JNB , perfectly explains the short time on the ground - PTY with codeshares on Copa possibly JV would be very very interesting - CUN is clearly aimed at connections ...

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

BZE is shutting on March 23rd too for 30 days

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces MSY-SAP/CUN
Replies: 11
Views: 1886

Re: NK Announces MSY-SAP/CUN

SAP MSY is a good market and I think NK even has a credit card loyalty program at the SAP end

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Or LGW-PTY? I thought this possible flight would be via LHR for being potentially more of a business destination than SJO, which does have LGW flights. As I've written earlier on this forum, PTY and CM have been waiting for a LON flight for so long that they will be more than happy if PTY just gets...

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I have some CM flights scheduled throughout this year and I see some 190 eqp showing up so i guess they will try to use them until the maxes return which is beginning to sound like end of 2020

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

No choice with that suspension since iah is not an airport that will be allowed to accept flights from China. One would assume that the flight to IaH from China has been suspended as well.

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

9N took delivery of their first B1900 yesterday. I don’t know how to post photos here but it is on their facebook page.

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.reportur.com/aerolineas/202 ... a-aerobus/
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Unconfirmed news with ramifications for service within the Central American region

https://www.reportur.com/aerolineas/202 ... a-aerobus/

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by LightChop2Chop
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189599

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Haven't been to Honduras but my impression was that most of the demand from New York would be vfr and missionaries. There would probably be more service if there is actually business demand there. Well there is that but there is quite a bit of manufacturing (check the label of your shirt next time)...

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by LightChop2Chop
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1222
Views: 189599

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Now that Avianca is about to end JFK-SAP in a few weeks, I can see B6 adding this route to their network in the future and do good on it. I think it could work on a 4x weekly basis on off-peak and daily basis in peak season on A320. Problem with Honduras is that there is not much business or leisur...

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

Current outbreak scare aside one would have thought that there would substantial traffic from the one of the most populous nations on earth to one of the most populous cities.

I was in MEX recently and there were ALOT of Japanese and Chinese visitors mulling around the various sites.

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 123
Views: 13643

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

HOU TYS should be interesting. what would be driving this demand? Cruise traffic at Galveston?

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11852

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

I have flown LHR MIA many times, most on AA and just sitting waiting for my bag at the carousel I see tons of onward intl bag tags coming down the chute (especially since AA has a nice evening bank to Latin America that connects well from AA39. I have seen many GYE, GUA, GCM, MGA, KIN, UIO tagged ba...

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

BA does a lot of short tags in the eastern caribbean.

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by LightChop2Chop
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

If CM starts anything this year in USA my bet is AUS or PHL, but with the max issues, who knows.

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 30484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking forward to seeing F9 in GUA and SAL this year. I also think we will see one, maybe two surprise long haul services announced to the region.

As for jetblue. They have probably missed their best window of success opportunity to open up flights to GUA, SAL, PTY, BZE et al.

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by LightChop2Chop
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

In this weeks OAG update thread I notice NK is also adding BWI SAL. So there will be four carriers in the nonstop DC - SAL market

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by LightChop2Chop
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

SAL gets BWI, MIA and ONT. that is all in in the market. Does F9 do maintenance in SAL? that might be an added benefit being able to rotate planes in for that as well.

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by LightChop2Chop
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16809

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

is there really traffic on SJU-SDQ?

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by LightChop2Chop
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like F9 is starting service to GUA and SAL. It is loaded on their website already and their is An announcement in MIA today.

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would MAN-IAH work if UA operated the route instead of SQ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Would MAN-IAH work if UA operated the route instead of SQ?

anectdotally I have flown it a few times because I love the SQ service. Y has always been light (except when I did it one July), J mostly full. always saw lots of cargo being loaded at IAH.

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

I don’t know when the AV SJO LIM photo was taken but the first two weeks of December are notorious for low load factors with airlines. If it was taken then, then that load factor is not surprising.

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

I just realised that WS YYZ-RTB starts this weekend. Congrats to RTB. Should do real good.

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by LightChop2Chop
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4117

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

Tangentially related: I am on FlightAware right now and Copa has flights on the way to: Santiago Chile, 2 flights, scheduled to leave PTY 5 mins apart Sao Paulo, 3 flights, scheduled to leave PTY within 15 mins of each other Orlando, 2 flights, scheduled to leave PTY 20 mins apart Is this normal sc...

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes
Replies: 35
Views: 4117

Re: Copa Airlines and its Caribbean routes

Traffic also exists on routs such as POS BZE, GEO HAV, SJO SDQ which is what makes PTY powerful as a hub. I suspect the yields are pretty high too

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

just that LH is interested. They already fly to PTY and SJO so why not the largest city in Central America. Isn't there a large German population in the capital?

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

I have been hearing rumbling of LH taking a hard look at GUA. I guess the question is where would the tech stop be (since GUA has altitude / runway length performance issues)? CUN? HAV? SAP?

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31411

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

They could do a n/s SIN-IAH a couple of days a week complementing the existing one stop. 3X SINIAH and 4XSINMANIAH

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by LightChop2Chop
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 44626

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

is the new PTY terminal fully open as yet?

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by LightChop2Chop
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30812

Re: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation

Here is a novel idea WN. Red eyes. Get your pilots to agree to that and that will allow for some growth while you wait out the max issue.

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by LightChop2Chop
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30812

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

Lets for a wild moment assume that this happens, a WN B6 merger or buyout would nicely fix FLL for WN, probably put a halt to B6 transatlantic aspirations, immediately give Kelly those some 50+ extra destinations he has spoken of (mostly in Caribbean and Latin), strengthen eastern corridor for WN, a...

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by LightChop2Chop
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Ending MEX 1/9?
Replies: 75
Views: 15787

Re: B6 Ending MEX 1/9?

Yet they continue to avoid most of Central America like the plague. If it’s VFR markets they are chasing GUA SAP SAL PTY etc are all ready for them. If it’s tourism markets they want, BZE RTB are opportunities. The former esp from JFK.

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