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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115597

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The PFG "article/list" is an absolute joke. Who is paying them to release these surveys? Not to mention, I didn't see any detailed methodology for their rankings. Really TPG is just a glorified blog anyway - I'm disappointed the mainstream media ran with this subjective BS. Have these guy...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7888

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7888

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7888

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

As (I presume) one of the younger aviation enthusiasts on A.net, (Gen-Z) I say boo hoo to all those that are complaining about the inconvenience or insignificance of such a ban. It's people my age and younger that are changing to eco-friendlier habits one step at a time - and it's my generation or y...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

This topic has been mentioned a few times in this thread so I'll bite: Can someone explain to me how codesharing would work for international travel for Southwest? I am a bit perplexed because the airline uses a lot of secondary airports in key international gateways (SJC/OAK versus SFO, MDW versus ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2511
Views: 327099

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Is there any way that Dennis Muilenburg survives this ordeal at this point? With each passing moment the situation at Boeing only continues to worsen. If nothing else I'm assuming shareholders will force him out of at least one if not two of his titles as Chair, Prez, and CEO. The way I see things p...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7948

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Interesting comment is they’re going to vigorously defend Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. I wonder if they’re going to add more flights from Portland again. Maybe they are worried about SY. At first I didn't think they were going to take much action. I get the feeling that they did not anticipate S...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 536
Views: 66479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any mock-ups of what the new T3N will look like? As someone mentioned upthread, I too am surprised at just how much of a full gut the terminal is getting.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119229

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I know we've discussed that there is not enough value for AA to add scimitars to their 738s. However, is there a reason AA doesn't retrofit its A320 family aircraft with sharklets? Given the relatively young age of (most) of the 320ceo family, is the cost/benefit not there? I understand that the 320...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1631

Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

As a Phoenix native, I am wondering if AS could possibly add more service to PHX. Currently, the airline only operates to SEA, PDX, and PAE. Given the amount of traffic between PHX and LAX/SFO, can AS expand there and compete? There's been talk in this foru by others that perhaps AS should restructu...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3681

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

It was talked about in the Chicago thread, but isn't ORD technically the busiest now?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu May 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 707
Views: 119229

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Hi all - random question and unsure if it's been answered. I live near the westbound final approach of KPHX. I notice often that there are some AA planes that have red markings on their winglets. What does this signify? I've seen it on 738s and 321s with sharklets.

Thanks in advance!

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363032

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

mm320cap wrote:
I’m a United pilot and I absolutely love the new livery. To me it looks modern and fresh. The swoop to me is key. I can’t think of another US airline that has it.


I can't be the only one that thinks the swoop looks like the one from WN's old Canyon Blue livery.

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed May 01, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8873

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. This is absolutely not true. A HUGE portion of WN traffic is well-to-do Northside city folks and even North and West suburbanites that love WN and always fly them. By the way, even if you live on the north side near the...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8873

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

As a Chicago native for 18 years, the simple answer is no way. I think you are underestimating how much air traffic WN flies into Chicago through MDW. South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. I don't think anyone has ever questioned the need for two airports ei...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7525

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

What is UA's strategy for their fleet repaint? Will they take a cost-effective approach like WN and take a really long time or will they go for an AA/AS strategy of painting relatively quickly?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363032

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

A few points: I think United keeping the globe was a smart move. But I think the globe is a bit too complicated and doesn't really feel "modern" in that respect. It would've been nice to see an evolution to the globe in the likes of Alaska's softening evolution to their font/tail. I really...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9432

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I'm still curious to hear people's perspectives on what a big order from AS would look like. They've established themselves as a true west coast carrier, so what does growth look like for them IF they were to double down on a really big MAX order? Seems like they have been shaking up operations in P...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9432

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

G500Captain wrote:
I said from the get go that all this was was a time to watch for dips in Boeings stock price and buy.


So do you think it would be wise for AS to purchase more MAX for their fleet strategy given the current environment?

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9432

Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

Hi everyone. Alaska Airlines Group is set to have 737 MAX 9s delivered in Q2 of 2019, meaning any day now. Obviously, they cannot because of the grounding that has been active for a month - and likely will be active for the foreseeable future. On top of this, Alaska is running its mixed fleet of air...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363032

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

I think it's safe to say that UA's marketing department won't make the mistake of backtracking several years-worth of brand identity associated with the globe. From a marketing standpoint, bringing back the tulip would signal a step backward. Definitely not how they want to spin it. I'd personally l...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718422

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

About time!! Breaking: China Grounding Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft https://www.fliegerfaust.com/aviation-news-boeing--2631257248.html It is also being reported that Boeing will now delay the reveal of the 777X: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/business/boeing-777x-debut-postponed/index.html

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 536
Views: 66479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Some interesting developments in the "preferred alternatives" listed in the Comprehensive Asset Management plan. Among the most interesting proposals: https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/camp/final-phx-camp-committee-meeting-01-30-2019.pdf?sfvrsn=ff229588_4 - A 6 gate secon...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50015

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

If you look at an IFE from a cost-benefit analysis, it makes perfectly sound sense why IFE on domestic product is going away on UA and AA. All you Delta fanboys can crow about how much you and passengers love IFE now. But what everyone so far in this thread fails to take into account is how quickly ...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX Imperial Hill question
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

Re: LAX Imperial Hill question

El Segundo Dog Park!

600 E Imperial Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245
United States

I love this spot. Have a great time!

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174986

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Hi, I have a quick question - and forgive me if this has been answered.

Did Alaska pause repainting its Boeing fleet in an effort to prioritize the removal of the Virgin branding from the Airbus? Regardless, what is the progress on the Boeing fleet?

Thanks!

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetways creating gray/black marks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Jetways creating gray/black marks?

One of my biggest pet peeves with plane spotting is the countless number of beautiful frames I see that are tarnished by dark smudges from jetways. What is this stuff? Why hasn't this been perfected? How is it removed - and how often? It seems surprising to me that this is acceptable. I'd love to kn...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 536
Views: 66479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here is a gallery that showcases more of the terminal. http://www.azfamily.com/news/slideshows/photos-first-look-at-brand-new-terminal-at-phoenix-sky/collection_e971f780-12ac-11e9-bfd5-cfb222cdc63b.html Delta's lounge looks incredible. I'm a bit surprised to see it, however, given their operation ou...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?
Replies: 46
Views: 5605

Re: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?

If ORD is continuing it would have to be on a narrowbody. Who knows what is going on at this point. Suspending routes for Winter is not surprising. The question is whether they come back. I flew out of ORD on 26 November 2018 (the day of that nasty blizzard) and saw a WOW A321N parked near Terminal...

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by BigPlaneGuy13
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Split-Scimitar Retrofits?
Replies: 8
Views: 1985

Southwest Airlines Split-Scimitar Retrofits?

Hi all - This is my first post to the forum. I live in an apartment about 2 miles east of KPHX and have been observing (ever so slowly) more of WN -700s built in the mid-2000s flying with split scimitar winglets. Is Southwest investing in these on their older fleet? I haven't been able to confirm th...

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