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by barefootchris
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 170
Views: 19229

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

SW was taken by a Namibian airline South West Transport, and they didn’t want to sell the code.


This is confirmed in the blogs I shared above. Apparently, the Namibians wanted a ridiculous amount of money to give up the code.

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by barefootchris
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 170
Views: 19229

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Regarding "WN": The Southwest Blog share a couple of cute "theories" but ends with the conclusion that it's a mystery. https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/Blog/Flashback-Fridays-Why-WN/ba-p/41573 Another one has a comment that is intriguing and plausible(?): "Prior to d...

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by barefootchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 8115

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

Airfare is too cheap, this is proof. Can anyone here translate boomerese? I'm not a boomer, but possibly you are. Airfare is too cheap in this country. This allows the "degenerates" to easily purchase tickets and continue doing their behavior at 30,000 feet. Higher airfare allows a more r...

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by barefootchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 8115

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

While I'm commenting, it seems to me that, despite the headline and attempted association, the diversion and incident really had more to do with an unruly passenger disobeying a flight crew, committing assault, and smoking (something) on board an aircraft. The weed part is really neither here nor th...

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by barefootchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 8115

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

Pudelhund wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:
Airfare is too cheap, this is proof.


Can anyone here translate boomerese?


Appears he's trying to make the classist argument that flying should be reserved for the "classy" (ie. those with "money" and "proper upbringing"). ;)

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 31571

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

JetBlue (B6) appears to have 2 more en route to NAS: B6421 ( https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU421 ) and B6621 ( https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU621 ). What are they thinking, with 2 diversions already? Could these be relief flights already, getting people in position?

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 31571

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Looks like JBU241 from MCO also attempted approach at NAS and is now heading elsewhere.

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 31571

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Looks like JBU241 from MCO also attempted approach at NAS and is now heading elsewhere.

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 31571

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Bahamas Air is operating out of NAS currently. An AT76 is currently en route NAS-HAV.

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 31571

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

https://worldairlinenews.com/2019/09/02 ... der-water/

5 feet of water doesn't sound great....but some infrastructure is no doubt above ground level. Is there even any "high ground" there to move to?
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https://worldairlinenews.com/2019/09/02 ... der-water/

5 feet of water doesn't sound great....but some infrastructure is no doubt above ground level. Is there even any "high ground" there to move to?

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by barefootchris
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 31571

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

If my Google skills are on point, it looks like most are at NAS based on last flight records. One 735 at FLL, an AT76 at MHH (problematic) and an AT76 at ELH.

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