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by ricq
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 109847

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Hopeful BER does not go bankrupt, just watched a friend's reporting of the story of BER. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=gWYTnc7m9mE&app=desktop Very quick and informative overview of the problems in building BER for those of us who have not followed it and don't know the h...

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by ricq
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 109847

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

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Looks very nice to me. Simple and understated. Elegant not showy.


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by ricq
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 11195

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

It doesn't seem that the Cost of Living is higher in Hawaii than in other places that WN flies to. OAK-SFO, New York, etc., seem about the same. On this chart, Honolulu comes in at number 7 on the "Cost of Living + Rent" Index. https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/region_rankings_current....

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by ricq
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 82
Views: 7283

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

WN top 10 airports: Look at the link for an easier to read table: https://www.anna.aero/2020/01/27/southwest-airlines-top-airports-by-the-numbers/#:~:text=Chicago%20Midway%20leads%20for%20Southwest,annual%20flights%20(both%20ways). 12 months to July 2019 Chicago Midway Las Vegas Baltimore Denver Dal...

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by ricq
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 11820

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

The photo was taken with a high power telephoto lens which compresses distance and makes things look closer to each other than they actually are.

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by ricq
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 13162

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

At a time when not much income is coming in to the airlines, cutting costs anyway they can is what they should be doing, isn't it? Covid is not an "excuse" to cut costs, it is the necessary reason to cut costs. Kudos to TK for flying and doing the best they can. Cahill thought they were do...

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by ricq
Sat May 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84336

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

Looks like they are charging in the $500 - $650 range (first few weeks at least) for rt ANC-CDB on a 737-700 with middle seats currently blocked off (in the seat preview window).

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by ricq
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

From a Mar 25 email: "Guaranteed Single Seating for Social Distancing Onboard" "Space is precious - especially when traveling - which is why JSX is temporarily limiting all public flights to 20 customers to ensure you’ll have an empty seat or an aisle, not a person, next to you. This ...

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by ricq
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339504

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

There may be a lot of flights in the US, but according to this thread there is no one on them--6-7 passengers is not uncommon according to the reports above. There are healthcare workers using them too, to reposition themselves to the hotspots, as well as other essential workers; and cargo. I don't ...

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by ricq
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New observation deck opens at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3286

Re: New observation deck opens at SFO

Has any of you noticed the height of the glass...? The height of the glass is about 10 - 12 feet. There is no way to avoid shooting thru the glass. The glass is very thick and was very clean when I was there. I was able to avoid reflections by putting the lens right on the glass and shielding it wi...

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by ricq
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 11428

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

Will there ever be an air side connector between Boarding Area B and Boarding Area A? I know that there will be a corridor connecting some B gates to the FIS but this will be for international arrivals only. What about a connector for people arriving in Boarding Area B and connecting to a flight in...

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by ricq
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 11428

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

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New SkyTerrace offically open.

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Are large DSLR cameras with longish lenses allowed?

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by ricq
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

In addition to the season flights mentioned by FRAborn, there is Boeing Field to Portland and Orange County to Phoenix, but maybe those were announced previously.

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by ricq
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298431

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

They are claiming it was a Tor Missile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Y5DT4oPpc Doesn't it make any sound? Lets say the guy saw the first missile but he was too late to film it. But he took his phone out nevertheless and was on high alert. He heard another missile has been deployed and quickly ...

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by ricq
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57236

Re: (NK) Spirit Airlines New Interior

ke086 wrote:
ricq wrote:
The plane and seats look nice. Surprised at such an amateurish video to introduce the changes.

The video was made by me. It is unofficial.


Oh...sorry. Much better than I could have done! A nice look at the plane.

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by ricq
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: NK Announces Upcoming Order of 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft plus Purchase Options for a further 50
Replies: 217
Views: 57236

Re: (NK) Spirit Airlines New Interior

The plane and seats look nice. Surprised at such an amateurish video to introduce the changes.

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by ricq
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17892

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

Good to know we are blaming Nigerians for TK not bringing their baggage on-board. If the majority of pax turn up with lots of excess baggage and it can't all be carried, how is that the airline's fault? :confused: Maybe they are filling the plane with too much cargo and should leave more room for b...

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by ricq
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9219

Re: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.

Frozen can mean many things--not just a low temperature: Probably what the LAX Ops meant is definition 2b: "not available for present use." I doubt anyone actually thought the lines were literally frozen, as in icy--not in LA. Definition of frozen Merriam Webster 1a: treated, affected, or ...

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by ricq
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

According to Wiki, JSX has the following fleet as of November 2019 . . . "JSX customizes the interiors of its fleet of Embraer aircraft, including removing all of the overhead bins and removing seats to reach a capacity of 30. "As of November 2019, the JSX fleet comprises the following air...

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by ricq
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14123

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

Well, the Golden Gate is a span of 4200 feet (1300m). Just build a suspension bridge. Haha.

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by ricq
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18490

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

It looks extremely cramped though. I'm guessing these are the Singapore 787-10 seats - so damn cramped those were. There is a an extensive trip report from last week, and the very experienced poster calls then one of his top 3 or maybe even top 2 business class products in the world. https://onemil...

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by ricq
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13660

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

He and many on a-net have being saying this for two or three years now--that Norwegian is on the verge of bankruptcy. Eventually it may happen. And everyone will say "I told you so." But their timing has been way off.

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by ricq
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 30143

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Speaking of Air Albania, this is an interesting article from a few days ago: "This combined with the new wet-leasing agreement means that Air Albania as an Albanian airline does not exist, instead it is essentially a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines." https://exit.al/en/2019/10/02/air-albani...

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by ricq
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7591

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

Just because an airline has a significant operation at LAX doesn't mean, necessarily, that it is a "hub" for that airline. "Airline hubs or hub airports are used by one or more airlines to concentrate passenger traffic and flight operations at a given airport. They serve as transfer (...

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by ricq
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria
Replies: 40
Views: 21335

Re: B747 with 550 onboard hard landing in Nigeria

According to the AV Herald article mentioned above: "On Sep 8th 2019 the airline reported the aircraft landed in a heavy downpour and gusting winds, the ILS was "epileptic" with unreliable signals. The crew performed the approach using their wealth of knowledge about the terrain and e...

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by ricq
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8599

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Something that the Norwegian fans/supporters have been able/willing to answer: How are LCCs able to sufficiently reduce their cost structure viz-a-viz legacy carriers on long haul routes? The genesis of LCCs on short haul routes was their ability to lower their cost structure through elements of si...

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by ricq
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 37
Views: 5444

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

As predicted here, the "big news" is a name change to JSX. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jetsuitex-debuts-new-brand-identity-jsx-and-launches-ad-campaign-redefining-its-category-of-air-travel-as-hop-on-jet-service-300898501.html And now they are calling Buchanan Field in Concord...

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by ricq
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 6750

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

Looks like a big improvement to me. More hip room, more shoulder room, an armrest that can be shared (unlike now where one person takes the whole thing and the other has nothing). Will be interesting to try out.

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by ricq
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I see 3 cancelled flight today. I noticed 6 or 7 cancelled flights on several different days last week. This doesn't look good. Cancellations seem to be on the rise. Some are the last flights of the day. I doubt if Jetsuitex can accommodate these passengers on other flights. I guess passengers just ...

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by ricq
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

And now . . . service to Phoenix . . . "New service to Phoenix: be the first to book now through October 31st. Burbank 3 round trips daily starting 8/30 from $89 one way* Las Vegas 4 round trips daily starting 9/12 from $79 one way* Oakland 3 round trips daily starting 10/1 from $99 one way*&qu...

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by ricq
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I flew them from OAK-BUR a couple of months ago. Made reservations about a week in advance and paid less than what WN was charging. Certainly a lot nicer to show up and not have to go thru TSA; I’m pretty sure they swabbed my checked in bag whilst I was showing them my ID. Close to the Rental Car C...

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by ricq
Fri May 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I wonder if jetsuite x would ever evolve into larger narrowbody scheduled service. Or even E-jets. I feel like some of the more saturated routes they fly could surely support something larger than an E135, especially in their low density config. Larger jets would not be compatible with their curren...

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by ricq
Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

It does look like Texas is in the cards for flights: "Alex Wilcox CEO, JetSuite and JetSuiteX Operating an air carrier that flies primarily out of four California cities (plus Las Vegas) from an office on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas might seem like an odd decision. "Although Wilcox won’t sa...

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by ricq
Fri May 31, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41217

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

JetSuiteX is pretty much gonna be drowned out by American in DFW. They moved their headquarters to Dallas near Love Field. They haven't announced they are planning to fly to either Dallas airport. If they do it will not be from a commercial terminal. They use "private" terminals. They hav...

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by ricq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 5865

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

90 days and done...Flying within California is tough from Oakland. Goodluck, they're going to need it! I don't think they see themselves as mainly competing on price. They are marketing themselves as a more premium and exclusive product--"The Experience." Including not going thru TSA secu...

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by ricq
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 5865

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

Does JetSuiteX use North Field for takeoff/landing at OAK since the FBO is on that side of the airport? Yes, I notice when looking at Flightradar 24 that the usually use the North Field runways, but not always. I'm not sure what determines which runways they are allowed to use but I'm sure someone ...

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by ricq
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"

I think it was unintentional and that it's pretty clear that it is a bad translation and that the proofreaders were not native English speakers or they would never had let it go through. Any native English speaker would have known what this meant. For those who don't: From the Urban Dictionary: http...

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by ricq
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will Etihad Cope With 10% Base Reduction in Passengers in "Perpetuity"?
Replies: 37
Views: 5678

Re: How Will Etihad Cope With 10% Base Reduction in Passengers in "Perpetuity"?

Though India certainly has a robust economy and a large GDP, it does not have as many airline passengers as one might think, given its population. Especially when compared to China which has a similar population. Countries With The Highest Number Of Air Passengers Rank Country Number Of Air Passenge...

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