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by IAmGaroott
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8438

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Out of curiosity (and I am not trying to be "that guy" with this question), has the NG tooling been destroyed yet?

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by IAmGaroott
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 93
Views: 14720

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

I feel like it’s a case of the XLR is the aircraft the LR should have been from the beginning. Sort of like the 737-10 vs the -9.

I wonder if there is a case for (or even feasibility in) LR to XLR conversions.

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52802

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Not out there routes, but I can see AA doing some work in Hawaii with the XLR in servicing KOA & LIH from DFW. Maybe HNL-DCA? You'll see more destinations to secondary EU cities. I doubt the runways at DCA are long enough. DCA received a DC10 as a weather diversion from IAD in April of 98, so i...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52802

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

I just listened to AAs “Tell Me Why” podcast regarding the XLR order. They had president Robert Isom speak about that aircraft and the fleet moving forward. What caught my attention was when he spoke about “where we’re going” as far as wide bodies, he mentioned all ac, including the 772s but said n...

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by IAmGaroott
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52802

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

I just listened to AAs “Tell Me Why” podcast regarding the XLR order. They had president Robert Isom speak about that aircraft and the fleet moving forward. What caught my attention was when he spoke about “where we’re going” as far as wide bodies, he mentioned all ac, including the 772s but said no...

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by IAmGaroott
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16693

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I read somewhere that Flight 370 may be largely intact, that would explain why we can't find it. It is possible that only small parts of the plane have been found because the 777 is mostly intact somewhere at the bottom of the ocean, hence without knowing a more specific location, we can't really f...

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by IAmGaroott
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10088

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I wish it had color on the hump and tail like the current one, but I wouldn’t mind it. If it's like a US Airways dark blue on the bottom, it would look really sharp.

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by IAmGaroott
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2562

Re: New VC-25 livery

If it's like a US Airways dark blue on the bottom, I think it would look really sharp. Needs some color on the tail like the current one, though.

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

I thought the -200 was simply an “ER” version of the -100. The -200B was the type that besides the extra range had also a longer upper deck to house more passengers. It was my understanding the upper decks of the -100 and -200 had the same surface area, but the latter had more windows. The -300 was...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that operated all variants of a type
Replies: 29
Views: 1756

Re: Airlines that operated all variants of a type

G4 operated every version of the MD-80 at the same time at one point. I believe they are the only airline to have operated every MD-80 variant in general.

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

Every spec sheet I’ve seen on the VC-25 aircraft refers to them as a “heavily modified 747-200B”. Upon further research, the only information I’ve found about the “B” designation is on the -100 and it refers to a MTOW increase. My questions are: does the B just signify an increased MTOW, was there ...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

Re: 747 Classic B Variants

I thought the -200 was simply an “ER” version of the -100. The -200B was the type that besides the extra range had also a longer upper deck to house more passengers. It was my understanding the upper decks of the -100 and -200 had the same surface area, but the latter had more windows. The -300 was...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classic B Variants
Replies: 41
Views: 4673

747 Classic B Variants

Every spec sheet I’ve seen on the VC-25 aircraft refers to them as a “heavily modified 747-200B”. Upon further research, the only information I’ve found about the “B” designation is on the -100 and it refers to a MTOW increase. My questions are: does the B just signify an increased MTOW, was there a...

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by IAmGaroott
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52802

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Austin787 wrote:
IAmGaroott wrote:
At this point, I feel like when an AA crew drops the last 772 off in the desert, they’ll fly home on an A333 :duck:

And after AA pilots fly the last A321NEO to the desert, they will fly home on an MD-80 :lol:


Still in the silver livery :old:

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by IAmGaroott
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52802

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Unlike their A320's or 772's from 2001-02. :cheeky: Or their 737-800s from the same timeframe. What’s your point? A 2002-built 757 is always viewed as old/aging on this site, whereas a similar-aged 777, A330, 738, or A320 is never referred to as such. Oh well - more material for beer cans, and it w...

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by IAmGaroott
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 67435

Re: Stratolaunch

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-stratolaunch-exclus/exclusive-space-firm-founded-by-billionaire-paul-allen-closing-operations-sources-idUSKCN1T12FD?fbclid=IwAR2powjLJbbmaqe_93oV64lruOiQh4YIowuOI50R534z2Uh8BRsYm6MgjPw The end? If true, that really sucks. But its being proved tha...

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by IAmGaroott
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16305

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

[twoid][/twoid] Will the AMS-TPA aircraft arrive into Concourse F and then be towed over to Concourse E for departure? Have a good flight! Yes - and thanks! I wonder if this will continue when Airside D (the future international terminal) opens. I guess it’s easier to move one aircraft than multiple...

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by IAmGaroott
Sat May 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24750

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

With Qatar Airways announcing the retirement of their A320's by 2024, I wonder if G4 will try and pick them up.

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by IAmGaroott
Sat May 04, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41726

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu_1-O0h3k-/
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Wow. I snapped a picture of this ac at PIE on March 14th. Glad everyone is ok!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu_1-O0h3k-/

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by IAmGaroott
Thu May 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4373

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

There was a US Airways Express Dash8 in the dark blue that lasted until the AA merger.

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by IAmGaroott
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14858

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

More point to point would be better. I think the model that Allegiant has done has proven to be successful. Unfortunately with them I want to go to more destinations then just LAS and PIE. If they could truly do more point to point and offer flights to major US cities as well as vacation destinatio...

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by IAmGaroott
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24750

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

It seems G4 is adding 1-2 additional used A320 orders to the books every couple of weeks now. Do they have an actual acquisition plan moving forward or are they just picking up used ac as deals become available?

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by IAmGaroott
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713759

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I feel the EU and China are being opportunistic with these hasty groundings. What better way to stuff Airbus' backlog than putting in the public's head that the MAX is unsafe? China could be doing the same as a ploy to shoehorn whatever commercial ac they make into western markets. Just my :twocents:

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by IAmGaroott
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline
Replies: 41
Views: 6274

Re: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline

DarthLobster wrote:
Guess they'll all be in AS or WN colors soon...


With so much B6 doom and gloom lately, finally here’s a comment I can get behind.

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by IAmGaroott
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356396

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
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Maybe to replace the battleship gray livery. This just screams early 2000s to me. Would have looked nice next to Delta’s wavey gravy livery!

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356396

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

Praying they ditch eurowhite for blue and a return of the tulip with the globe pattern inside it.

Realistically, they’re probably just putting the swoopy 787 livery on everything.

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5456

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

I’m surprised SY doesn’t get more grief about needing a partner.

B6 is fine and unless Europe bankrupts them, I don’t see their fortune changing for at least another 5 years.

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by IAmGaroott
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 109553

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Once all the MD80s and 767s are gone and the 321 retrofit is complete then AA's fleet will be perfect. 757s are looking pretty tired and they don’t have enough life left in them to make a new interior worth it. I don’t think any of the A320s have been retrofitted yet either. Do we know when the 757...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4057

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

TPA hasn’t seen regular 747 service since the 80s but PEMCO used to get UA 744s once or twice a year. I saw a Katilla 742F the last year they were in service (2015 I want to say) and their 744Fs are through occasionally. A 748f came through during the flight test program a few years back. Then whene...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16693

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Someone get that Paul Allen ship that’s locating all of the lost WWII wrecks on it. I hate to speculate or stir up conspiracies. But given the solid evidence of recovered flaperons and my unqualified expertise from watching pretty much every air crash documentary. I’d say MH370 is in mostly big pie...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24917

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

I wouldn't be surprised to see a summer seasonal PHL-CMN or even PHL-RAK. Morocco is getting to be extremely popular now with Americans. US had, and now AA has a lot of experience in doing these seasonal routes, and I feel like they could probably make Morocco work. RAK would be my first guess for ...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16693

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Someone get that Paul Allen ship that’s locating all of the lost WWII wrecks on it. I hate to speculate or stir up conspiracies. But given the solid evidence of recovered flaperons and my unqualified expertise from watching pretty much every air crash documentary. I’d say MH370 is in mostly big piec...

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by IAmGaroott
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: E175 vs E190 Reliability?
Replies: 36
Views: 4245

E175 vs E190 Reliability?

I’ve heard from US Airways/American maintenance personnel that the E190s always seem to be broken and I’ve read on here similar accounts from B6. I assume this is the reason (among others) the E190 is on its way out of both fleets. However, the E175 seems to be one of the most desirable jets among r...

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by IAmGaroott
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24750

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

Allegiant released an updated management presentation a week ago. Among the info, current plans are: 2019 - Fleet to grow to 93 by year-end. Adding 6 A319s; 3 A320s (186 seats); 8 A320s (177 seats) 2020 - Fleet to grow to 102 by year-end. Adding 9 A320s http://ir.allegiantair.com/static-files/dff23...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 46
Views: 5817

Re: Will there be a 787F?

Just as every car eventually gets an LS motor swap. On a long enough timeline, every passenger aircraft gets a freighter conversion. Yes, I do think the A380 will get one, too. I'm skeptical about the A380 because of the location of it's cockpit - halfway between the two passenger decks. This would...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 46
Views: 5817

Re: Will there be a 787F?

Just as every car eventually gets an LS motor swap. On a long enough timeline, every passenger aircraft gets a freighter conversion. Yes, I do think the A380 will get one, too. A340 won't get one. 717 won't get one. MD-90 won't get one. A380 won't either. Honestly, I feel like the 717 has a better ...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 46
Views: 5817

Re: Will there be a 787F?

Just as every car eventually gets an LS motor swap. On a long enough timeline, every passenger aircraft gets a freighter conversion.


Yes, I do think the A380 will get one, too.

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34275

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

So will older-build EK A380s be leaving the fleet in the near future? Also, will any change come to their 777-2/300 fleets in the next decade? Pretty much most of their fleet leave around the 12 year mark, unless fully owned. After 2020EXPO the bigger planes will definetely start leaving as leases ...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34275

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

So will older-build EK A380s be leaving the fleet in the near future? Also, will any change come to their 777-2/300 fleets in the next decade?

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104638

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

I wonder how many older-build A380s will leave the Emirates fleet by 2021. I'm happy for the A330neo.

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by IAmGaroott
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9093

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

Any possibly of reshuffling A332s on more 763 routes. Will the additional 787s then be put on A332 routes?

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by IAmGaroott
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18394

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

While I've seen every 747 variant but the -300 at airports over the years, my only experiences inside of a 747 were in museums. Both the nose of that NWA 741 at the Smithsonian and I walked through N7470 at the Seattle Museum of Flight. I should really book a trip on one while I still can.

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28044

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

If B6 has the same management rift as AA has with merger-happy Doug Parker, I wouldn't be shocked to see B6 merge with AA. After all, Doug Parker is the only major airline CEO who's essentially dedicated his entire career to mergers. I often wondered if the AA US marriage was blocked, that US would...

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by IAmGaroott
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian phasing out their 737-600s
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Scandinavian phases out their 737-600s

The only 737 type I haven't flown on besides the -100 or MAXs. I should probably book a flight on a WestJet 736 before they're gone.

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by IAmGaroott
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28044

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I feel JetBlue is setting itself up for an acquisition. I don't believe its going to be with Alaska. If B6 has the same management rift as AA has with merger-happy Doug Parker, I wouldn't be shocked to see B6 merge with AA. After all, Doug Parker is the only major airline CEO who's essentially dedi...

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by IAmGaroott
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 148
Views: 22411

Re: Moxy's hubs?

People here seems to be so interested in For Worth’s airports. Have Moxy planed to try TKI and DTO out? Or does the Wrights Amendment ban it? I'm wondering along similar lines. Will go go to what are more like Tertiary airports and connect them to secondary and primary cities. I'm thinking about pl...

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by IAmGaroott
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 24750

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

I wonder if Allegiant would ever consider flying from warmer locations like AUS or PIE to winter destinations such as DEN, MTJ, or even EGE. In a way, flipping their business model of flying from small, northern communities to warm, leisure destinations.

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by IAmGaroott
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9199

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

miaami wrote:
I wonder how many LUS 757s will be retired in 2019 with the arrival of the 321NEO?


Per an article I read from April, there will still be 34 757s by year’s end 2019. 10 (I assume the remaining LUS) will leave the fleet by the end of 2020.

This could have changed by now, however.

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by IAmGaroott
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways merger (yes, that's right)

Let's not forget the many LAA 763's flying TATL out of PHL now.

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