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by PI4EVR
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New York - London air bridge, how likely before Christmas?
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: New York - London air bridge, how likely before Christmas?

Very unlikely for Christmas as the UK are now reporting a new spike in Covid cases as of yesterday, and the verdict is still out on the USA as to a sustained improvement in infection rates throughout our country. Vaccine debate involves both the likelihood of it being available in Oct-Dec, and a lar...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did United keep Continental's livery?
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Why did United keep Continental's livery?

And only half of the combined fleet needed a new paint job, with CO airplanes simply getting UNITED painted on, so a major savings in re-branding costs right off the bat. If the Rhapsody or "Rising" scheme had been selected, all of CO would be a re-paint, and the remaining UA airplanes tha...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Club Europe upgrade - outbound or inbound?
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: BA Club Europe upgrade - outbound or inbound?

Review the information on the BA website by clicking Discover and Travel Classes. It lists meal service in Club Europe is a boxed cold meal and bar service is available served in minature size bottles.
Lounges are open with food and bar service, and operating hours are listed.

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by PI4EVR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal American Airways
Replies: 27
Views: 4813

Re: Royal American Airways

Sorry I could not post the link. Airline was based in LAS. Go to "timetableimages.com" for their route map, and flight schedules. There may be other information via Google or Bing such as "Defunt Airlines" type headers but did not take time to pursue further. Hope this tidbit is ...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 93
Views: 14927

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

Will I be eligible for retro seniority date to 1967? I'd likely get Christmas off with that seniority date :old:

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by PI4EVR
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 195
Views: 21339

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

I think WN will tap into the cruise market once it returns to a stable schedule of sailings. I know WN is very popular with cruise passengers who sail from FLL, TPA and SJU as well because of free bags. Cruise passengers carry a lot of gear even on a weekend sailing, so there will be a "boat lo...

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by PI4EVR
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it worth it to pay more for 9-abreast Y on a 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: Is it worth it to pay more for 9-abreast Y on a 777?

Don't forget the 2 seat rows located in the rear cabins and may be selected for free on some airlines. Nice if traveling with someone, but nicer if you prefer a window seat and only one person to disturb if necessary to leave seat. These seats are positioned a bit of distance away from the sidewall ...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orbitz promised to refund me via email and is now refusing...
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Orbitz promised to refund me via email and is now refusing...

As you likely realize, the airlines will offer you little as you booked thru a 3rd party. You'll get the push back to Orbitz. It may be worth the call to BofA to discuss any option along the line of a disputed charge, and they may ask for a copy of the email you received. My best suggestion. Contact...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many active NAMC YS-11s are left?
Replies: 14
Views: 4031

Re: How many active NAMC YS-11s are left?

The PI order for YS-11's was a capacity increase on routes that were being served by Martin 404's and FH-227's, and the pilots loved flying it, although not a powerhouse like the CV580. Passengers liked it was a bigger plane even if still had "propellers." To those of us who rode in the ba...

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by PI4EVR
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+
Replies: 17
Views: 2131

Re: AA to eliminate meal service on many domestic routes 2,200+

AA served breakfast, lunch and dinner meals in F class, with at least 2 or more choices you could select up to 30 days prior to departure, on segments under 3 hours. At my home airport TPA, full meal service was offered in F on all flights to PHL, DFW, ORD and PHX when it operated. Most flights from...

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by PI4EVR
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will direct flights EVER return?
Replies: 26
Views: 1867

Re: Will direct flights EVER return?

And just where do you want to go "EVERYWHERE" obviously nonstop or "direct" as you refer to other than JFK-PBI that I addressed in your separate post about that specific city pair. There are NONSTOP flights from NYC and close by airports to a lot of cities. Your drama makes it so...

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by PI4EVR
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your opinion on masks while flying
Replies: 33
Views: 2201

Re: Your opinion on masks while flying

I have no issue with masks at all. I live in FL and they've become mandatory in most stores, restaurants and venues for both employees and customers. I do not feel my constitutional rights are being infringed upon and feel it sensible to take precautions that are relatively easy to deal with. Its si...

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by PI4EVR
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No more direct flights from the NY metro area to Palm Beach?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: No more direct flights from the NY metro area to Palm Beach?

Nonstop flights resume on Sept 1 on DL from LGA and B6 from JFK, EWR, and HPN and while subject to change you're 6 weeks out to plan when hopefully the Covid-19 situation will have improved significantly for all areas. It will be important that travel quarantines are no longer in effect particularly...

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by PI4EVR
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 7849

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

cathay747 - I did use beyond instead of "in addition to" as to food and drinks/service descriptions. Maybe too much info, but things I do still recall 49 years later :old: as distinctive to that flight. I did not like the Mai Tai and switched to the Primo beer. The Surfrider is now part of...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 62
Views: 7849

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

I flew BAL-HNL in 1971 on an airline employee non-revenue pass. I was able to fly the nonstop as when I called UA to list myself on a IAD-LAX-HNL routing the agent volunteered that a group had canceled on the BAL flight and plenty of seats were available. I believe it was a Saturday-only nonstop, bu...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: Will UA carry passengers between SIN and HKG?

You can book it on United.com as UA877 a 787-9. Fares start at $158 USD Basic Economy up to $1251 for J.
Not likely you'd fly Cathay or Singapore at those prices.

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by PI4EVR
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29561

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

In 1970 I flew QF from JFK to NAN via SFO and HNL. My flight originated in LHR and terminated in MEL after NAN and SYD stops. A gentleman sitting across the aisle from me was dressed in a suit including a coat he never removed and sat bolt upright the entire time I was on the plane with him. He had ...

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by PI4EVR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1949
Views: 243862

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Everyone's swarming to Florida. New routes added by JetBlue and Frontier are to Florida. Why is this? Makes absolutely no sense to me, especially with the COVID explosion happening there, I would think that it should be cratering now, again, regardless of any short-term bubble in weeks past. I mean...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA/UA/DL Drink & Meal Service
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: AA/UA/DL Drink & Meal Service

Check the carrier websites.
Specifically on AA go to Travel Information and on to Travel Experience. Food and beverage changes and serving protocols are listed by length of flight. In Y basically no alcohol or food to purchase, and modified food and beverage services in F.

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by PI4EVR
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Lounge Reopening?
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: US Lounge Reopening?

AA.com and use link to Flight Information and to Lounges. Scheduled hours of operations and locations opening as of June 22.

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by PI4EVR
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?
Replies: 30
Views: 1952

Re: Which measures would help you travel with confidence again?

I live in FL (who our Governor refers to as "God's Waiting Room") and while active and healthy, I fall into the "old" group by age. My considerations are different than others, but I am only responsible for myself and take what I feel are appropriate safeguards for myself. FL has...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on Frontier w/ Pet For First Time
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Flying on Frontier w/ Pet For First Time

I have traveled with an 11 pound Maltese mix and use a soft sided Sherpa backpack kennel. The biggest issue for you is that the carrier fit under the seat in front of you and the dog at least has the ability to scoot around in it. My dog learned the sound of the engines spooling up for takeoff and h...

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by PI4EVR
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calling Delta
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Re: Calling Delta

Unusual delays for some reason in the last few days as well & unable to change the booking online. My travel office attempted to call DL yesterday and after sitting on hold for 1.5 hours the call disconnected. The agent re-dialed and received a recording "We are unable to take your call at ...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6797

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

It is nice to see Donna Paladini continue her management strength and leadership background in airport operations. A LUS Manager, I had the pleasure to work with Donna, and was very impressed with her leadership style. Employee and customer focused she lead by example and managed a diverse and deman...

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by PI4EVR
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

PA 707's in the late 60's (I flew w/them '67-'69) First Class was 55- 60" in 6 rows 4 abreast and Y was 35" 6 abreast. F was a bit tighter at bulkheads that separated the lounge or galley. All Y for charters seated 180 and pitch was reduced to somewhere near 32-33". DC-8's were config...

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by PI4EVR
Thu May 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1932

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

I canceled an April trip to Tokyo and on to Guam to visit family, and a trip I would have departed on today May 14th was a flight to Denver and a continuing journey on Amtrak California Zephyr to San Francisco, and then flights home from there. I had little trouble with refunds and re-deposits of ai...

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by PI4EVR
Sat May 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"

I had two trips booked in April and May that obviously have been canceled, but will likely just move both to 2021. I had planned a Tokyo stopover and on to Guam to visit family, and a cross country ride on Amtrak from Washington to San Francisco. I am hesitant to consider a long ride on a plane or c...

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by PI4EVR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd CAB routes
Replies: 27
Views: 2653

Re: Odd CAB routes

The local service airlines faced hurdles in getting route awards from the CAB once they wanted to expand into jet equipment, primarily to protect the "turf" of the big airlines and their services. In 1969 new airlines into Chicago could only fly into Midway as the trunk airlines had moved ...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194011

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I would think the 332's will fly CLT/PHL-LHR routes as they offer a PE cabin versus the 333 which appears to have been retired. As to when that service will resume will be a couple months away and once established it will be easy to get these aircraft back to flying and with crew bases currently in ...

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by PI4EVR
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6290

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

In fairness to Acey559, someone that has been a member of this site and forum for 12 years would assume have likely read of these two well know airline executives. Specifically, Oscar Munoz joined UA several years ago to replace Jeff Smisek as CEO. Scott Kirby joined UA as President from his previou...

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by PI4EVR
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1624

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

I had a hard time getting past you wearing a wet bathing suit under your pants beyond all the other stuff going on in that nether region.
Maybe try going commando........

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by PI4EVR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Extreme consolidation scenarios
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

Re: Extreme consolidation scenarios

DL & UA in *Alliance
AA, AS & HA in OneWorld
B6 & WN All one class WN-style & JFK ops only for NYC
F9 & NK ULCC
Allegiant low-cost vacation-niche market
Breeze.... whatever it creates by 2021

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by PI4EVR
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I wonder what Neelman will do about Moxy
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: I wonder what Neelman will do about Moxy

Its officially Breeze. Read up on it.

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by PI4EVR
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Long Will Airfare Stay Low?
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: How Long Will Airfare Stay Low?

I would get the voucher to apply towards a future ticket even if priced higher to make better use of the money you've already invested. I agree with others that fares will likely at least go back to traditional levels in season or off season dates. I think May is way too soon to re-book and that you...

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by PI4EVR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14646

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

The 14 day quarantine for non-residents will be an obvious deterrent for a trip to Hawaii. Hotels will show available just like airlines unless they chose to shut the operation down. Rooms may be used by official government business people or medical staff travel related to the virus programs.

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by PI4EVR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel advice
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Travel advice

I'm not sure you'll follow any travel advice since you're obviously not considering federal guidelines to not travel. You appear to be more motivated by a low fare than the need for "essential travel." Are you and your girlfriend not aware that almost 40% of all positive COVID-19 patients ...

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by PI4EVR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2325

Re: Cross country propeller flights

Thanks as well for the second installment. Beautiful photography and very enjoyable just watching you fly along......
It appears to be a good load on the flight from Harrison to DFW.
Any opinion yet as to liking the Caravan versus the Pilatus? Comfort and ride about the same?

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by PI4EVR
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64307

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

AA needs to drastically cut domestic capacity right now. There are a lot of airplanes flying around empty and in many cases totally unnecessary. I live in Tampa, and following this weekend when the majority of Spring Break visitors will be exiting, AA is still running a full schedule at very low loa...

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by PI4EVR
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights coming from Europe today
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Flights coming from Europe today

Review the updated Air France US website as of March 14 for rebooking/cancellation/refund/voucher process for travel prior to March 31. It clearly outlines your options if you have purchased a refundable or nonrefundable ticket and wish to rebook or cancel your trip. This link includes a form to sub...

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by PI4EVR
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35043

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

afcjets - I have a set of PI logo FC china including the blue tablecloth, silverware, glassware and bud vase. A good friend worked in the catering commissary in CLT and packed and shipped me a box of PI logo items that had to be discarded/thrown away the evening of 08/04/89. No PI logo could be disp...

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by PI4EVR
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cross country propeller flights
Replies: 39
Views: 2325

Re: Cross country propeller flights

I live in Tampa so definitely I was tuned in for the ride from PBI-MEM. It appears you enjoyed one of our unusually windy and/or hot days that have we've enjoyed the last couple weeks. An almost barf bag ride, but you obviously are a trooper and veteran of it by now. A fun idea and adventure for sur...

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by PI4EVR
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

To teach English, proper grammar and sentence structure. Hopefully I'd get "paid" for it.

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by PI4EVR
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35043

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

US did not fly any Boeing 727-100's inherited from Piedmont as PI retired them from their fleet in 1983.
US inherited 727-200's from both PS and PI in relation to the mergers of 1987-1989, and had previously removed 727's in both versions from their fleet much earlier.

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by PI4EVR
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1475

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

As I'm a bit older than you john910 my wise advice will be to spend the money on the trip or a trip, but maximize your money and time and treat yourself to discovering a new city even in a short period of time. The train ticket will cost about $25E roundtrip and some money spent for a sandwich and m...

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by PI4EVR
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1475

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

I'm all for the suggestion to take the train to the city. An easy ride to the main train station which is huge and a sight to see in its own right. A ton of food options at the station for a nice lunch and a short walk on to see the Marienplatz and return for train back to airport. That venture into...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12956

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

US also had early scheduled departures from outstations inbound to hubs. TPA has consistently had a 0500 flight to CLT for years. There have been some 0500-0530 departures to PHL and MIA on occasion, but you can rely on AA220 being on the sked at 0500. It has a consistent high load factor over all t...

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by PI4EVR
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

Let me guess. Tom Costello breathlessly reporting the drama. Cue ABC News to do a like aviation report with David Kerley, who can report rather factual and straighforward information until they cut back to David Muir or Tom Llamas. And to make it a factual report, show a Delta 727-200 landing in Atl...

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by PI4EVR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Secretary Chao at MKE today?
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: US DOT Secretary Chao at MKE today?

Did she at least get fresh baked cookies?
Come on Midwest Express. Everyone wants you to fly......from somewhere.

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by PI4EVR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would It Be Most $Profitable$ For JetBlue
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Would It Be Most $Profitable$ For JetBlue

And $top doing thi$ on every post.....

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by PI4EVR
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BWI-PIT on Southern Airways Express; should I "connect" in MGW (Morgantown, WV) or DUJ (Dubois, PA)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: BWI-PIT on Southern Airways Express; should I "connect" in MGW (Morgantown, WV) or DUJ (Dubois, PA)?

Although I am not familiar with either airport, I would try to determine if the 20-25 minute "connection" is a continuation of the same plane and crew from BWI. A less likely issue of operational issues/delay if ultimately the plane and crew is to end up in PIT. If you are flying earlier t...

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