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by sketch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

a huge portion of traffic coming from the west uses airline and or 310 to airline and enters that way... so thats not traffic currently exiting at wiliams or loyola Without some kind of traffic study this is all guesswork. But I would absolutely bet that most traffic from I-10 to the west and from ...

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by sketch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Not to keep harping on this but you are missing the part im talking about .. the new shuttles buses will use the ground level intersection with airport road and veterans.. the existing overpass isnt relevant to this discussion because it doesnt address the new traffic patterns that wil result that ...

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by sketch
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Also driving through the intersection of vets and the airport access road yesterday Im really confused why the state and kenner and nola didnt see the need to increase the capacity and function of that intersection too? would be a big help in moving traffic there Vets and the current airport access...

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by sketch
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Also driving through the intersection of vets and the airport access road yesterday Im really confused why the state and kenner and nola didnt see the need to increase the capacity and function of that intersection too? would be a big help in moving traffic there Vets and the current airport access...

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by sketch
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 67467

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years. I'd expect to stop seeing the MD88 on the schedule past this upcoming holiday season. The 90 may or may not last a little longer tha...

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by sketch
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

You can clearly see that the sterile corridor runs the length from A1-A5. I've made the corridor yellow and added the gate tags. https://i.ibb.co/DwQZ8Xk/Sterile1.png Nice. Interesting to see the "cloud," which suggests that the corridor was originally designed to reach only A1–A3 but ext...

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by sketch
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Yeah, mine is all second-hand information at best, so grain of salt. I've only been to three airport lounges ever and all three were SkyClubs (ATL x2 & BOS), so what do I know. It's also possible that a brand-new The Club might be better than whatever one(s) whoever told me that had been to.

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by sketch
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Not all third-party lounges are created the same. From what I've heard, while Centurion Lounges are considered some of the best, "The Club" (which is what MSY is getting) is kinda crap relative to SkyClub or United Club.

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by sketch
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 732
Views: 144045

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Wouldn't ETOPS have been certified on the delivery flight from TLS>ATL last month? "ETOPS" isn't a single certification, there are levels based on the number of minutes to an airport capable of handling that aircraft. For example, ETOPS 180 certification means an aircraft can fly any rout...

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by sketch
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 67467

Re: AAL MD80 Retirement Schedule?

The very last one is on September 4: AA80, DFW-ORD. Already sold out. As far as I've heard, they have a fairly normal schedule up until the night of September 3, where most of the MD80s will fly from DFW to various outstations and then onward into retirement from there. Don't know about STL specific...

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by sketch
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45417

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

tphuang wrote:
Cool, I got one little araea wrong.

It's a pretty big small error when you're using it to make the assertion that NSA will absolutely for sure be a single-aisle.

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by sketch
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45417

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

tphuang wrote:
you do realize NSA = New single aisle, right?

By whose rules? If "NMA" stands for "New Midsize Airplane" (and it does), then you should only need one guess as to what "NSA" would stand for, and that ain't it, chief.

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by sketch
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314644

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Actually, it doesn’t. United could be double its current size, and, percentage-wise, you’d have a chart that still looks, more or less, the same. The fact that the bulk of the traffic is to places where lots of people fly, and that places like Bozeman, MT, see that many passengers is hardly Earth-s...

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by sketch
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2439

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

I found a handful in DL's timetables. Two particularly interesting ones: DL130/131 GSP-MUC and back via ATL, DL116/117 BHM-STR and back via ATL. The former connects BMW's SUV plant in Spartanburg with HQ in Munich, and the latter Mercedes-Benz's SUV plant in Tuscaloosa with HQ in Stuttgart. A few ot...

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by sketch
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4394

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

Besides China and Japan, where you see WBs being used on domestic flights, actually more than half of the hourly Air Canada flights between Vancouver and Toronto are operated by WBs, where you see a mix of 400-seat 77W, 77L, 788 and 789 operating them. They are quite full too actually. And the US3 ...

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by sketch
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45417

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Till then, we can contemplate the following: https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2018/7/6/9932311-1530882192901148_origin.png Ref: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4185774-boeing-797-sales-potential-175-billion An infographic is worth a thousand words. Taking Airbus at their word with slightly ...

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by sketch
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45417

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Amiga500 wrote:
http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2003/march/cover.html

Boeing have been grappling with the "Middle of the Market" for nearly 20 years.

My dude. They have been selling this airplane for a decade. It's called the "787" now.

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by sketch
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 679
Views: 112365

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Saw on the DFW Spotters FB page that repeats what we all knew, last MadDog out of Diff-Dubya will be on 4 September. What I didn't know is that it'll be going to ORD, and according to the post it's already sold out--AA80 is the flight number, arriving from CLE as AA250. Last I'd heard before yester...

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by sketch
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6830

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Just tried to book again and now I see biz seats available... (13 Oct - 17 Oct) Were they just blocking them? (I searched on Delta.com and Google Flights) Always book with the carrier, never with Google. It's impossible to book with Google. Google Flights is a search engine which, once you select a...

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by sketch
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314644

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

IMO the new livery is a decent improvement from the previous, more modern, and I love the blue nacelles. This Express livery avoids the one big problem I have with the full-size livery on the 737: the billboard-style lettering does not work well with United's logotype—the letters are too far apart, ...

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by sketch
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 2741

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

I don't see any reason why not if winds are calm.

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by sketch
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers
Replies: 27
Views: 2439

Re: One-stop or triangle flights by US carriers

Southwest Airlines was well known for its one stops but have they gotten away from doing this over the years? AFAIK they still do this as a matter of course, the only carrier really to do so because it's pretty much the only point-to-point carrier. I had the option to fly direct MSY-LAX-OAK last ye...

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by sketch
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9481

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

legend500 wrote:
(the major destinations not served by AA out of DFW include ADS, AFW, DAL, RBD and TKI)

DFW to DAL? On what, a helicopter?

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by sketch
Fri May 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10278

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I'm more surprised that the A220 hasn't been deployed on more routes out of LGA/JFK that has an extensive portfolio of long, thin large RJ routes like LGA-STL/OMA/MCI. I thought they planned to use cities like those to route aircraft between east and west coast hubs? Even with 11 aircraft they have...

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by sketch
Fri May 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

tl;dr: Proposal chosen for I-10/MSY interchange includes Louisiana's first diverging diamond interchange (awesome, I love these). I can't wrap my head around this though: "The solution would also reconfigure the proposed elevated on and off ramps from New Orleans to a single structure in the me...

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by sketch
Thu May 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9705

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Lastly, the vast majority of the MD-80s were kept around by AA for years. In fact, nearly all of the AA MD-80s still flying today are TWA birds, as TWA got some of the last ones off the line, including the very last MD-80 ever produced. And that last MD-80, N984TW, is still flying with AA today. I ...

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by sketch
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 8782

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

Not really a retro paintjob though, is it? Old fashioned/classic style, but not a former DAT paintjob. Entirely invented in 2019 from scratch in a Facebook competition. That's exactly what I thought. As per Wikipedia, Danish Air Transport was founded and started operations in 1989, initially as a c...

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by sketch
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 91579

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

From LaDOTD about an hour ago. About to start on new signage from the Interstate. Road or Lane Status I-10 WB & EB, NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT INTERSTATE SIGNAGE, Jefferson and St. Charles Parish, H.013599 Friday, April 26, 2019 2:30 PM I-10 (Westbound & Eastbound) from Power Blvd, in Metairie, to ...

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