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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2021
Replies: 98
Views: 10269

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2021

It’s just a pretty poor city. Fair amount of people, not a lot of wealth. That said I’m not sure how/where Allegiant is marketing but their gates are ALWAYS packed. I’d be shocked if their LF in under 95% out of MEM.

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by Moosefire
Fri May 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose
Replies: 26
Views: 3224

Re: I was selected for both Civil and Military aviation. Professionals, please help me to choose

Join the military. You’ll still have a long career as an airline pilot. I thoroughly enjoy flying for my airline but military flying was one of the biggest privileges of my life.

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by Moosefire
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"
Replies: 33
Views: 4298

Re: jetBlue's Newark "Focus City/Hub"

It’s all just marketing

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by Moosefire
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6124

Re: 20 Years ago- Last MD-11 delivered to Lufthansa Cargo

It’s just a B**** to land.

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by Moosefire
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fedex 777 EFVS
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Re: Fedex 777 EFVS

EFVS is fleet wide with the exception of the A300. Occasionally you may see aircraft added to the fleet, Ship 840 for instance, that have no yet received their EFVS upgrade but it usually doesn’t take long.

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by Moosefire
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to Cut up to 6,300 Jobs in Europe; focus on Paris hub
Replies: 35
Views: 5753

Re: FedEx to Cut up to 6,300 Jobs in Europe; focus on Paris hub

This has to be a huge hit for ASL. I guess there might have been some kind of 5 year clause in the contract from the TNT take over that has now lapsed. That's the only reason I can come up with for why they would take this step right now when freight is booming. I hope ASL can find new jobs for man...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

Loosely related but it’s been done.

One of my good friends in college passed away in an accident and was an an intern for Delta Flight Ops, delta worked to have a fix on one of the ATL arrivals named for her.

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by Moosefire
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Re: Can airlines re-purpose new biz seats onto smaller a/c?

usflyer msp wrote:
It has been done before. When US installed the reverse herringbone seats on their A330's, they took the old A330 seats and put them in their TATL 757's.

Bingo. This is exactly what first came to mind for me too.

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by Moosefire
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400 Into RSW
Replies: 36
Views: 6746

Re: DL 767-400 Into RSW

All I can say is the TSA numbers have been at 1 million all week (biggest week since early March). Lots of people are flying. I think the industry will power out of this from here on. But no, not aware of specific reason on RSW 764. RSW is traditionally a midwest stronghold. I’m not trying to turn ...

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by Moosefire
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 327880

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Since AUS gets mentioned a lot, I'm going to take a look at how they could expand there. I don't think it will reach focus city status. It seems like a market they need to really serve in order to attract the coastal transplants to Texas capital and all the tech/finance corporations that have large...

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by Moosefire
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70638

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

If you look at the post where they were introduced, he offered them up as a random, new-ish frame at each major integrator to compare reliability. That's all I was doing there. I picked the two 800lb gorillas and one newish jet for each. So basically June 2020 delivered jets for both competitors. M...

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by Moosefire
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 70638

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Monday draws to a close. Let's see where the 747s of Aerotranscargo are as the final few days of crunch time come into focus. ER-BAJ: HKG-??? Westbound out of the Former British Territory. Performed a LGG-NQZ-HKG-??? route. Pretty good seeing as the jet sat at LGG for 13+ hrs. ER-BAM: NQZ for over ...

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by Moosefire
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video
Replies: 29
Views: 3209

Re: Alaska Airlines has a hilarious new "Safety Dance" video

Man, I really wanna buy a ticket on Alaska now!

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by Moosefire
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is gojet the next regional to fall
Replies: 37
Views: 5372

Re: Is gojet the next regional to fall

Does anyone know when their CPAs expire?

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by Moosefire
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13612

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

I can certainly appreciate nostalgia but take issue with the folks longing for a return to the “golden age”. The reality is (COVID aside) there’s no way I would trade the schedules, networks, connectivity, and loyalty programs of today for that experience. Imagine wearing a suit to sit upright for 8...

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by Moosefire
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Safety Video
Replies: 21
Views: 5312

Re: New AA Safety Video

Ouch. That was hard to watch. Seems like some similar design elements to the previous video (maybe the same director or production company?). Look forward to something “less produced” one of these days... the current generation of delta videos Is sharp while not feeling like it’s trying too hard.

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by Moosefire
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 332628

Re: AA A321T Changes Nov

aemoreira1981 wrote:
I have to wonder if this also has to do with the B6 partnership. Could B6 be a slot beneficiary at both ends? (B6 doesn't have F, but it does have an international-style J.)


I think it’s because yields to NYC are garbage

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by Moosefire
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 5885

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

Mesa hasn't killed anyone in 40 years of operation which is more than most regionals can say. Mesa's pay has always been horrible. I knew a Mesa FA that lived in her car in the employee lot at ORD. My last flight on a Mesa, CR7 PVD-IAD, was actually pretty good. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Mi...

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by Moosefire
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 5885

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

First, thank you all for your thoughtful replies. I was worried this post might turn into a MESA bashing thread. Umm... you asked the question. are you surprised? These responses were setup more than peewee tee-ball. I’ve got a lot whole lot of buds that flew for a whole lot of regionals. No one I ...

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by Moosefire
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 113882

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

What new information (or arguably valuable conversation) is this bringing to the forum?

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by Moosefire
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 327880

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

B6 & millennials go together like two peas in a pod & LAX draws a lot of them. Millennials fly the cheapest option. You realize a massive chunk of millennials are in their 30s right? I shop 1) loyalty program 2) schedule 3) price in that order. Pre and post covid. I think you may have misse...

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by Moosefire
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 327880

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

KLMatSJC wrote:
lostsound wrote:
B6 & millennials go together like two peas in a pod & LAX draws a lot of them.

Millennials fly the cheapest option.


You realize a massive chunk of millennials are in their 30s right?

I shop 1) loyalty program 2) schedule 3) price in that order. Pre and post covid.

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by Moosefire
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL
Replies: 70
Views: 10353

Re: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL

at first thought , it sounds silly ,but if we look closely ,we could see the idea doable given multiple factors : For a start, cash. More specifically, UA's position WRT being able to come up with the money to integrate a new fleet while being a position of having to both lay people off and beg the...

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by Moosefire
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 104409

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

RDUDDJI wrote:
LCDFlight wrote:
Well they are freight hubs... maybe crews need to move


Then why wouldn't they fly on company flights?


As a general rule the pilot contract does not allow for scheduled deadheads on company aircraft... though there are numerous exceptions.

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48163

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

my bros that are looking at furloughs at UA & DL have already found jobs elsewhere. At some point the market needs to right size to match demand. Flying jobs? Where on earth did they find those? Even regionals are contracting, and FX/UP pilots currently being hired have been in the pipeline sin...

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48163

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

There’s entirely too much capacity. If CARES 2.0 is enacted how long should it be for? And when it expires should it be extended a third or fourth time? The initial shock has passed, my bros that are looking at furloughs at UA & DL have already found jobs elsewhere. At some point the market need...

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by Moosefire
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26297

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

It’s not every day you see a 767 gear issue. Looks like they did a nice job with centerline control!

Also note the MLG doors were open in the video

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by Moosefire
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does Fedex/UPS only use the A306 on shorter legs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

Re: Why does Fedex/UPS only use the A306 on shorter legs?

UPS uses the A306 on SDF-SJU, which is 1,900+/- miles and just short of 4 hours flight time. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS328/history/20200813/1939Z/KSDF/TJSJ FedEx uses the A306 on MEM-OAK, which is 1,800 miles and also just short of 4 hours flight time. https://flightaware.com/live/flig...

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would an Independent Puerto Rico's airports look like?
Replies: 28
Views: 3500

Re: What would an Independent Puerto Rico's airports look like?

It would probably look a whole lot like the DR.

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by Moosefire
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?
Replies: 70
Views: 14773

Re: How come even after all the 777Fs coming off the line, MD-11Fs are still going strong?

FedEx continues to fly their DC-10s and MD-11s as they usually only make about two flights a night and most likely are not that high on cycles or hours. FedEx and others will fly them as long as they do not become maintenance hogs or need a major HVM. The cost of extra Jet-A is not enough to cause ...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 68
Views: 14945

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

I see an announcement like this and I think immediately of scope. But correct me if I am wrong on this. DHL doesn't actually operate their own airline but contract the cargo service out to other carriers such as ABEX Air. Am I correct to assume that because ABEX air itself is a contractor, and not ...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 15278

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

This has always been the most screwed up thing with aviation pilot/union contract structure. It's evolved to what it is now. But the fact this happens is so bad for a business model. In a perfect world pilots wouldn't be compensated by how many seats they fly. There would be a better way. You’re ce...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 68
Views: 14945

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

TARTRESED wrote:
CRJ5000 wrote:
Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee.
$38,000/year.

Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times.


Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live?


That is exceptionally low pay for a 737 pilot

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by Moosefire
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?
Replies: 26
Views: 5459

Re: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?

I honestly don’t think they’re gonna spend (non allocated) money on discretionary stuff like this until they’ve returned to sustained profitability

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by Moosefire
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA DOH-DXB flight????
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: UA DOH-DXB flight????

They served Doha as a tag from Dubai. Kuwait and Bahrain had a similar setup.

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by Moosefire
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 183
Views: 62850

Re: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft

What is the 'provenance' of the MD-10 being required, what airlines did it operate for? Any info appreciated, thanks in advance. If this is something that interests you you’ll love the site http://www.airfleets.net ! As for 394FE it started its career with United in 1975 and transitioned to FedEx i...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 7202

Re: Us Air flight 1549

I have always been wondering about amount on crew on that particular flight. After seeing the movie, videos and interviews it does not make sense to me that if the flight was full how come there were 3 F/A and not 4. Doesn't each door has to be manned by a F/A?. And also the F/A on the back of the ...

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by Moosefire
Thu May 28, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest...... Goes out on it own.... possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Skywest...... Goes out on it own.... possible?

Sounds like a great idea, especially with all the unmet demand these days. I think the Industry as a whole could really benefit from a little extra capacity

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by Moosefire
Wed May 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NYC After COVID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: NYC After COVID?

A major issue that NYC is going to have to face is wealth flight. Not trying to be political but the taxes there were already causing many people of means to leave. The COVID crisis will likely accelerate that trend. As Gov. Cuomo has said, “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. We did. Now, Go...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million
Replies: 21
Views: 3460

Re: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million

its amazing how our society burns money with such uncertainty, yet cannot find adequate funds to take care of each other, the public infrastructure (ie roads/utilities) or most important, the only planet we can exist on. Certainly this time in human history should we survive as a people, will go do...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 19, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 81
Views: 19234

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

Doesn’t World Atlantic have a large contract for repatriation flights? That’s gotta be some of the most stable flying to be had these days

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by Moosefire
Mon May 18, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 3139

Re: Student Pilot Future

smw757 wrote:
Exactly what UPS757Pilot said. Rush a Guard unit and get paid to fly something awesome. It’ll be a hell of a lot easier on the wallet, too.


Yup... graduated school in 08 with few options at a flying job. Got picked up to fly C-17s and built hours pretty darn quick crossing the Atlantic every week

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by Moosefire
Thu May 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 33
Views: 7824

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

The ventilator thing wouldn’t drive it. Opening up a new gateway is a long process, this has probably been in the works for almost 2 years. This is all because of e commerce. More and more people are buying on line. Can’t say I know the Chicago area well, but looking at it on a map, getting cans to...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 42341

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Why merge when you can just shop for assets at a Ch.11 fire sale? Why would you want additional assets with load factors low and slots freely available? Merging only makes things worse, as you now have even more capacity and assets. Imho likely to go are: - Sun Country - Allegiant - Hawaiian - Spir...

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by Moosefire
Mon May 11, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1619

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

This is a short term high season based on capacity reductions and supply chain disruptions. The backlog is already beginning to ebb, and the rush of every airline desperate for a bit of revenue is beginning to suppress shipping rates with a flood of capacity. Think of the pax cargo operations this w...

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by Moosefire
Wed May 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15850

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

I doubt there's any variant that Boeing hasn't studied as such. The question is: who'd pay for a conversion program for such a small number of aircraft, the majority of which are nearly 20yrs-old and heavily used. I don't think age and use have much to do with it anymore. CAM has converted 763s wit...

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by Moosefire
Mon May 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86534

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

DLASFlyer wrote:
Are any of the 319s new enough to be picked up by other airlines? I know UA is adding used 319s, what about Delta?


Shirley you must be joking

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by Moosefire
Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where to see parked UA aircraft at ORD?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Where to see parked UA aircraft at ORD?

They’re scattered about, but hard to miss. Mostly near the hangar complex

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by Moosefire
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19652

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

It will be a weird feeling when I go on unemployment on October 1st while the rest of America goes back to work. Hopefully I will have an easier time applying for unemployment. Also looks like Airline workers who become unemployed on Oct 1+ will miss out on the $600 weekly assistance which was for ...

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