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by BBDFlyer
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?
Replies: 59
Views: 6603

Re: MESA Converting CRJ-200's to F's to do Cargo for a Major Operator?

atcsundevil wrote:
The thought of an old CRJ2 being used as a cargo hauler is horrifying. That plane ain't exactly known for its performance. Did they abandon their plan to get hold of some old 737 freighters to get an Amazon contract? Or was that just a fever dream I had?

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by BBDFlyer
Thu May 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123574

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The question on everyone's lips... can the A359 make it both ways from LAX-SYD with good cargo and passenger loads? If the answer is yes then a few people are going to be screaming into their pillows when it's announced. Sydney is payload restricted with an alternate on the A350. It usually is not ...

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by BBDFlyer
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8476

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

Added international flights for Delta would most likely be to JV partner hubs. Added international destinations from other airlines would most likely by JV partners flying to ATL.

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20936

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

@PA815, Southwest did not sell the 717s to Delta, they are leasing them to Delta. Also, Southwest moved into the AirTran positions in ATL and, although small in comparison in Atlanta, Southwest is #2 in passenger market share in ATL. Southwest bought AirTran to specifically expand their operation in...

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7995

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

United had a regularly scheduled flight on a 737 between DEN-COS this past summer (it is usually done with a regional jet). If departing south and landing south, wheels up to touch down can be done in 12 minutes.

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by BBDFlyer
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22223

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Whoever was in charge of the OpSpecs at Lufthansa should have known this. At my airline, I know when we are going to add a new destination before a formal announcement half of the time because they add it to the OpSpec. 121/129 regulations are quite strict. This is not the fault of the airports or t...

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by BBDFlyer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 5022

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

Maybe it's because of my limited experience with RJs in while in the US, but is first class really needed on a RJ? In all fairness my RJ flights either end or start in EVV, which is not a hotspot, but the flights to CLT or DFW that I've bren on are not that long to justify paying for a first class ...

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16385

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

I predict, on absolutely 0 basis, that Moxy Air will be merged into somebody in the next decade.

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by BBDFlyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11130

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

For carriers that rely on connecting traffic, a flight departing the US for S.America departs in the evening to capture connections. It has nothing to do with connections. TAP, the largest foreign carrier in Brazil does not operate red-eyes in both directions save for 1 route. BA, KLM, AF, are some...

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by BBDFlyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11130

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Why does north-south flying reduce utilization? For carriers that rely on connecting traffic, a flight departing the US for S.America departs in the evening to capture connections. It does a redeye and arrives in the morning. If it turns around immediately and returns to the US, it arrives in the U...

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11130

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Brazil fares are expensive due to the north-south flying, which reduces aircraft utilization. With few exceptions, it’s a red eye going each way, requiring the aircraft to sit at the outstation for the whole day not being utilized. Why does north-south flying reduce utilization? For carriers that r...

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 11130

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

I agree. In short term we might not see a significant change. One of the reason I figure out is that the airfare to Brazil and other South American destinations from US is always high even in low season. If compare with the fare to Europe and Asia, even some places like Australia and New Zealand wh...

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by BBDFlyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4857

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

All the things you listed can be dealt with automation. The tug issues can be taken care of by automating the tugs too. If you are going to take the human out of the cockpit, you can o that with the ground equipment too. I have nothing for the engine dripping liquid but for the wing ice, that can b...

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by BBDFlyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 28824

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

If I'm remembering correctly Skywest is/was the 175E2 launch customer but Embraer cancelled??? or took that order of 100+100 off their order books.. SkyWest flies for Alaska too... Could this be another bad sign for the 175E2... As an airline (Skywest) that previously had firm orders for the E2 and...

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by BBDFlyer
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 5540

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Air Europa flies the A330 BCN-MAD in peak season.

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group
Replies: 28
Views: 10460

Re: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group

FlyHossD wrote:
So what carrier is going to fly the ex-ASA CRJs? That is, I expect that UAL still wants the feed they provide.

SkyWest owns those planes and they are being leased to Expressjet. I’m not sure where they will go after Expressjet stops flying them.

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 77
Views: 13661

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

Thanks as always for this. For MSS, didn’t Skywest just recently win the EAS bid? What’s going to happen there I wonder? Perhaps switch to DL branded Skywest ops to BOS or DTW? The runway is too short. https://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?documentId=DOT-OST-2012-0163-0051&attachmentNumbe...

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by BBDFlyer
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29430

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Thought this was a joke at first. Should be interesting once more details are out. Seems a little ballsy that they're announcing the CRJ 550 as they are already in pretty shaky talks with ALPA regarding scope. G7 is operating these 550's but they only have 25 CRJ700's, so I'm confused where the oth...

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by BBDFlyer
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10754

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

Abu Dhabi has preclearance.

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by BBDFlyer
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 27
Views: 5489

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

I reviewed a spreadsheet I have on Skywest Delta connection side. The 20 cr9 aircraft configured at 70 seats still leave 5 Skywest owned crj 700ers, and 2 delta owned. My thoughts are the 2 Delta owned cr7ers Will be transferred to endeavor along with the 22 cr7er from GOjet, and the 9 erj 175 airc...

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by BBDFlyer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 27
Views: 5489

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

Delta's scope clause is as follows: 50 seats and under - Max 125 51-70 seats - 102 aircraft (if 71-76 seats are maxed out) 71-76 seats - 223 aircraft 51-76 seat aircraft cap of 325, with a cap of 71-76 seat aircraft of 223 Total - 450 CRJ700s can technically hold 78 passengers in all economy, but th...

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by BBDFlyer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9780

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Other issues I’ve had while flying in the great north: We always drain the potable water at the end of the day, and if it’s just too cold, we don’t fill up the potable water in the morning the next day until we get to a hub like MSP, but I’ve seen tugs stuck on ice, I’ve had a ramp close due to ice ...

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by BBDFlyer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9780

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Go put your smartphone in the freezer for 10 minutes and pull it out and see how it works. Now imagine that you left it in the freezer overnight and pull it out and imagine how it would work. That's what happens to many of the electronic and mechanical components of the airplane and also ground equ...

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by BBDFlyer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9780

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

Here are some issues that I have had in very cold weather: Starting up the airplane, some of the avionics do not power up The APU is frozen shut APU won't start Aircraft is covered in frost requiring deicing (small delay) Congealed fuel (we have minimum fuel temperatures, so if the fuel is too cold,...

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by BBDFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 421
Views: 84741

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

https://www.capjournal.com/news/califor ... 41268.html

California Pacific Airlines stops flying to Pierre, Watertown; city officials seek alternative
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https://www.capjournal.com/news/califor ... 41268.html

California Pacific Airlines stops flying to Pierre, Watertown; city officials seek alternative

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by BBDFlyer
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 11062

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

deltaffindfw wrote:
It says "United JV ManaAir". So, if it's a joint venture, who is the other owner?

United will be the minority partner. United's flight attendant contract stipulates that if United is a majority owner, all of the FA's must be under the mainline FA contract.

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by BBDFlyer
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 11062

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Rumor is that the Mesa 175 contracts that are set to expire will not be renewed and aircraft will be moved to ExpressJet. Perhaps, but not yet. The 25 175SC's going to XJT now, would be replacing 25 CR7's, so either OO, YV or G7 have to lose airplanes. I'd put money on G7, but that's just a guess. ...

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