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by hpff
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35249

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

It looks as if AUS, LAS, RNO, SLC, SFO, and SEA are the only markets moving from LGB to LAX, everything else was already at LAX, is this correct? If LAX is already working on the transcons+Bozeman, then this shouldn't be that big of a deal. Looks like JetBlue loses PDX and SMF service to Los Angeles.

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by hpff
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6410

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

USAirALB wrote:
The average American doesn't even know that Bali is in Indonesia.


To be fair, I've been told the Australian government accepts "Bali" as a country on your incoming customs card.

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by hpff
Fri May 01, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4062

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

I'd call an "in town" airport a secondary airport that's closer/more convenient to the CBD than the international airport, myself. Using that definition, in North America you have DCA, LGA, YTZ, DAL, HOU, arguably MDW, BUR, and very arguably PIE (for the St Petersburg CBD, but this is a st...

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by hpff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17367

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Honestly, pretty gutted that I won't get a chance to fly into TXL one more time. Had two "last trips" planned this summer through there. It had it's frustrating moments, but I love the brutalist architecture and relative convenience compared to mega airports with centralized security. Won...

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by hpff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17367

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Shame - Tegel was not a fun place to fly in or out of because of the infrastructure/poor public transit relative to the rest of Berlin, but I think the airport consolidation will be looked upon in the future as a mistake.

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by hpff
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18180

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

These are tag flights, AS has done the same, what exactly is the problem?

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by hpff
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134243

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

What are you trying to communicate? The 23,402 person to blame Delta for going into Seattle? Your grammar is incorrect. If anything, DAL going into the SEA market is even more brilliant given the strong tech economy. Wonder why DAL is still running HND-ICN flights? Because of value of corporate con...

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by hpff
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 17083

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

dumbell2424 wrote:
Seeing a DEN-OKC-LIT and a MCO-BFM-MCO turn for Saturday as well now.


Is the BFM turn in order to comply with the don't drop destinations agreement? F9 switched their DEN-BFM flight to MCO instead of dropping BFM completely.

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by hpff
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways lands in Miami after 20+ years
Replies: 28
Views: 8877

Re: South African Airways lands in Miami after 20+ years

DylanHarvey wrote:
x1234 wrote:
I am surprised the A359 can't do JNB-MIA non-stop.

It can quite easily do it, I'm assuming there's a multitude of other reasons behind the stops. A350 flies plenty of longer routes around the world.


JNB is hot-and-high, probably factors into it

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by hpff
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27296

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

All money losing routes will be cut. They no longer can run a money losing hub like LAX because, unlike previous years, the rest of the network is no longer profitable and unable to offset money losing hubs. LAX is now reduced to 31 flights. Everything you mentioned above no longer applies. It is i...

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by hpff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134243

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

What are you trying to communicate? The 23,402 person to blame Delta for going into Seattle? Your grammar is incorrect. If anything, DAL going into the SEA market is even more brilliant given the strong tech economy. Wonder why DAL is still running HND-ICN flights? Because of value of corporate con...

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by hpff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27296

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

AA's PHX is in no way in jeopardy, PHX is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and is already one of the largest and and the most tourism in the US outside of Florida and Vegas. PHX is also one of AA's most profitable hubs. Cutting PHX would be a terrible idea, even if a recession comes. How...

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by hpff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17183

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

There is an interesting article on CNBC about airlines wanting to collude on routes with govt approval. It also mentions F9 is only going to fly 10% of their flights in April. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/29/consolidating-flights-to-us-cities-could-help-stem-airline-losses.html US airline deregulat...

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by hpff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14416

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

The UK govermnent is saying May or June with the social distancing measures, so I’ll be surprised to see them fly to SJC this year.

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by hpff
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3771

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

BA and VS were still operating larger capacity aircraft (777/A346 and even some 747) versus 777s, 787s and A330s flown today... and now it appears VS has exited the market entirely. Which again isn't all that surprising that VS is out of EWR, considering VS is closely tied with DL, which is JFK-foc...

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by hpff
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?
Replies: 35
Views: 3771

Re: EWR - LHR - Becoming a niche market?

I don't think it's a niche market at all, EWR is a lot more convenient from midtown Manhattan than JFK but JFK also has a large catchment area and more space. What you're actually seeing is more Star Alliance carriers either start service or increase service from EWR (ignoring COVID, at least theore...

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by hpff
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336947

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

(Reuters) - The British government is planning to buy equity stakes in airlines and other companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Financial Times reported https://on.ft.com/2QypHcc on Saturday. The government plans to invest billions of pounds in companies including IAG-owned British Ai...

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by hpff
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Industry: Post Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Airline Industry: Post Corona Virus (COVID-19)

I fully expect some carriers to go under because of this. I won't predict which ones - airlines which were profitable six weeks ago may not come out of this alive depending on their location, their debt load, and the way their business has been structured. I also expect there will be fewer point-to-...

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by hpff
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 343067

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I really don’t get why people (including the DL CEO) say this will cause a permanent 30% decline in air travel. Supposedly, DL was making money just a few weeks ago with that level of service. If the demand was there, why wouldn’t it rebound when the virus problems are over? 1) There are a large gr...

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by hpff
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 343067

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

All interesting replies, but it seems like they all look through the lens of how Delta was/is before all this started. Once we're past the worst of this virus, it will be the overall domestic and global airline industry landscape that will ultimately have a profound impact on DL, and how they plot ...

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by hpff
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 343067

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Wow. I se it as the exact opposite. A short term scare/panic over a virus that isn’t Ebola or the thing that turns people into zombies like the Walking Dead. Air travel demand was strong and growing until a few weeks ago. Now the world is coming to an end? Jesus, people, has humanity become that cy...

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by hpff
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336947

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

On 4th April I’m due to fly LHR-FRA-PHX with Lufthansa and Condor. At the moment my original LHR to FRA has been cancelled and I’ve been moved to another flight (actually slightly more convenient), and the FRA to PHX Condor flight is still claiming to be operating. If the Condor flight to PHX still...

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by hpff
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336947

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

What about other airports such as MSY, CLT, PHX, AUS, DEN, SAN, PIT, CHS, MSP, SJC, etc.? I know they don't apply to Delta (other than MSP). The only Schengen flight to PHX is Condor, which wouldn't start until April 4 in a normal world. The BA flight is still on as of now. Norwegian, Icelandair an...

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by hpff
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33211

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

If the claims they've lost 80% of capacity are true, and it goes on for a certain amount of time, I can definitely see it as a possibility.

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by hpff
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MSYSFO
Replies: 104
Views: 18399

Re: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MS

Heavily dependent on cruise traffic? Under 1m cruise passengers/yr and 25m passengers/yr through YVR Even if every passenger flew from YVR to/from Vancouver for a cruise that's still well under 10% The only airport that's 'heavily' dependent on cruise traffic is likely FLL YVR is not, but I would i...

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by hpff
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182750

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

Does anyone think the airlines might prices to try and stimulate business from those who will still fly? Or is it more likely to go the other way and airlines will try and compensate for losses by hiking prices as the craze spreads to Europe and NA? Uhhhhh you may want to look at ticket prices righ...

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by hpff
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36978

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

If anyone is here who's actually an aviator, how likely would it be that you would use the toilet at the exact time you are about to switch from one major airspace to another?

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by hpff
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8461

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Well, considering SEA-HNL is what, 200nm longer there's that SEA-HNL isn't longer than SEA-FLL. SEA-FLL is the longest flight out of SEA for AS MSN did an article on the shortest & longest flights by carrier in December (so it's current info mostly) I was surprised by a few on the AAG shortest ...

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by hpff
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 58057

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

The guest experience is getting really inconsistent. The fact that they didn't install power outlets in the main cabin on the E175 fleet is completely baffling, especially because those aircraft are often doing 2 and 3 hour flights and also taking over all of the intra-california flying, where powe...

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by hpff
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6802

PHX Terminal 2 closes

With the newly renovated Terminal 3 taking in the remaining airlines from the 1962-era Terminal 2, Phoenix Sky Harbor closed Terminal 2 tonight after 58 years of service. (Know there's a Phoenix thread but thought this merited its own post, merge if you see fit.) https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/new...

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by hpff
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DTW Fleet Type/Smith Terminal question 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: DTW Fleet Type/Smith Terminal question 2008

DTWLAX wrote:
hpff wrote:
2. What other airlines would have flown LGA-DTW into the Smith terminal in 2008?

Spirit?


Definitely did not fly Spirit, but that's good to know. :D

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by hpff
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 58057

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

krod031 wrote:
I would love to see the advertisement. Somebody asked them about it on Facebook and they said it was a “glitch”


Glitch, of course, being the surname of the newly unemployed social media intern.

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by hpff
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Traveling to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

What sort of tips are you looking for precisely? Your best bet is probably OU to Zagreb and then renting a car as you're going out of season.

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by hpff
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DTW Fleet Type/Smith Terminal question 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 331

DTW Fleet Type/Smith Terminal question 2008

I flew DTW-LGA-DTW in summer 2008 and because it was sort of an aberration (wasn't living in either of those places) I don't have good records of it and I'm hoping someone here can help. I flew NW on the first leg, but I don't know the fleet type - I'm assuming it was a DC-9. I flew a regional jet i...

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by hpff
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Applies For More Havana Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 4546

Re: American Airlines Applies For More Havana Flights

Does anyone have any idea as to what percentage of MIA-HAV would be international passengers connecting in MIA? Is this allowed or is it only O&D?

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by hpff
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19632

Re: Ariana Afghan crash

The Av Herald is thankfully reporting there is no crash. https://avherald.com/h?article=4d282570&opt=0 Well, really just that there's no airliner crashed. If a plane has crashed and a pilot survived, it could be a military plane. That's true, as they did mention a potential crash near Ghazni. S...

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by hpff
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19632

Re: Ariana Afghan crash

https://avherald.com/h?article=4d282570&opt=0
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The Av Herald is thankfully reporting there is no crash. https://avherald.com/h?article=4d282570&opt=0

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by hpff
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12148

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

Just looked at American's pet regulations, which seem fair. $125 to carry on an animal is a bit steep, but space is limited. As a non-pet owner are the people who falsely register their animals as service animals just trying to avoid paying a charge for transporting an animal or finding a way to car...

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by hpff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLC airport... What is it all about?
Replies: 69
Views: 6732

Re: TLC airport... What is it all about?

This entire thread seems rather odd. The OPer asked what TLC is about. It’s Mexico’s 5th busiest airport with nearly 300 daily movements. It’s base for much of the countries corporate and GA fleet along with use by freight operators like FedEx and UPS. The fact that commercial air service has large...

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by hpff
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAP Airport (CAP Haïtien)
Replies: 28
Views: 2650

Re: CAP Airport (CAP Haïtien)

I have to agree with the other user above, it appears as if you originally posted with your mind made up the expansion was a failure. Getting another government to give you $30m to upgrade a broken runway and fix your perimeter fencing is a steal. Not only did Cap-Haïtien gain international service,...

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by hpff
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293364

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

1) Aircraft departs IKA and begins normal climbout 2) Aircraft suffers a serious technical fault that results in loss of ADS-B data coming off the aircraft; however, it's still flying 3) Crew diverts north, away from the filed/expected route, to return to IKA 4) Air defense crews/systems, not expec...

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by hpff
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293364

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

AeroplaneFreak wrote:
Does anyone have a list of incidents where fire led to a commercial aircraft falling out of the sky within minutes?


There are quite a few. The one that comes to mind is the LOT crash.

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by hpff
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Planned Diversion..Flight Crew Change
Replies: 13
Views: 4682

Re: British Airways Planned Diversion..Flight Crew Change

At what point would the passengers find out their direct flight is slightly less than direct?

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by hpff
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24677

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

I have thought about this question for a while but didn’t want to derail a thread but I think it works here. So you are a pax who has enough knowledge to know you are booking a MAX and you don’t want to be on a MAX because you think it is dangerous. You are flying from OMA-DEN and need to be in DEN...

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by hpff
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8112

Re: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?

What's the PDEW between Phoenix and London? Though I think Condor and Eurowings fly to Frankfurt, I could see AA/BA wanting to funnel Phoenix connecting passengers through the LHR hub since it's the only year round transoceanic flight which operates out of Phoenix. I would imagine there's quite a bi...

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by hpff
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14807

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

It's interesting because airports are usually all brown, or shades of grey/blue. Much like Boeing cockpits and Airbus cockpits respectively. I have only been to T4 recently in PHX, and it is mostly brown inside and out too. It's probably a good guess that you don't want aggressive coloring winding ...

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by hpff
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28537

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Some of these may be lost to time. For instance, the internet says America West’s HP stood for Hawaiian Pacific Airlines, which apparently was a fraud, or also potentially “hub Phoenix.” But nothing confirmable.

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by hpff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension
Replies: 75
Views: 16082

Re: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension

This week’s update also means the AS SFO-RDU cancelled last week moved to SEA-RDU

Also also does UA still fly DEN-RAP? Interesting to see the ORD flight functionally go away

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by hpff
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13643

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

Food served on international flights typically has to be destroyed if not used, so you can't offer disembarking pax food. Of more personal concern is QF started doing cereal with milk for breakfast in Y on the most recent TPAC flight I had. The typical egg and potato triangle with sausage brekky isn...

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