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by JoseSalazar
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 56
Views: 6184

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

I've thinking about this for a while. My question is about airline staff travellers that are elegible to get heavily discounted airfares but fly standby (they fly taking up a seat that would otherwise go empty, and wouldn't be able to get on a plane that is fully booked). I can think of arguments g...

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 961
Views: 187812

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Cardude2 wrote:
does anyone know whats the deal with the 11 a320's that are not getting the new cabin

They will fly around in the system as is until they are retired/returned to leasing companies which is think is 2023-2025.

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A319's noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Delta A319's

https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/ ... ead/557165

Good discussion of it here. I think this is likely what you’re hearing
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https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/ ... ead/557165

Good discussion of it here. I think this is likely what you’re hearing

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 7688

Re: A320neo at US carriers, why is it unpopular?

DL, AA and UA all ordered A321s and continue to increase orders. Maybe Airbus waited for Boeing to fully commit to the NMA and then launch a bigger A320. And maybe A220-500. https://07185918574543712684.googlegroups.com/attach/57f1d448a2948/Airbus%20Future%20A320%20portfolio.jpg?part=0.1&view=1...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34360

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Canada has rules in places requiring passengers to be fully vaccinated or they will be denied boarding. That would apply to US airlines flying to Canada. Not certain if there is an exemption for flight crew from the US flying to Canada. I hope there is not, but if there is, the entire flight should...

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by JoseSalazar
Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Does anybody know why we haven’t heard a announcement about another plane order in awhile I get there’s factors but like every o their airline is ordering more planes to capitalize on the travel that’s going to be coming or is on the rise now. Maybe they don’t have slots for delivery but someone up...

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by JoseSalazar
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 961
Views: 187812

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Any idea if the Original Mint A321ceos will get updated to the Mint 2.0 or a conversion to the newer Airspace interior? I heard the space between L1 and L2 on the 321CEO isn’t enough to put 8 rows of mint 2.0, so they’d lose 2 seats, at least. Furthermore, either seat is cheap, and are still fairly...

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by JoseSalazar
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34360

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

The 5% that won’t get vaccinated are the same 5% that causes problems, scams, is always calling sick, and is always getting in trouble at their work Oh is it? So you mean to tell me all my military pilot buddies with impeccable records who are getting out/retiring over the vaccine mandate are troub...

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by JoseSalazar
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 34360

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

I’m tired of the unvaccinated’s selfish whining and threats. Go ahead, resign. Call their bluff. It’s 95% hot air. And if we have to go through a temporary rough patch to get to the other side, so be it. If you face temporary shortages at your local grocery store or have to wait for your IPhone 13,...

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by JoseSalazar
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

JetBlue earnings out this morning. Still no word from tphuang in the last month on this site. Was hoping he’d chime in today. Hope he’s ok.

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Does the A220 make the 335'/nm climb required out BUR with a full transcon load? That is only about 1000fpm at initial climb speeds, maybe up to 1200fpm. Either way, don’t think it’d be a big deal. But not 100% sure. I think it needs to make that on single engine. I don’t believe that is the case. ...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Ugh. I thought BOS-BUR would resume before BOS-SJC. I miss that flight. Hope the next few added 220 frames will yield more transcon routes. FLL-BUR with a 220 would also be great. Does the A220 make the 335'/nm climb required out BUR with a full transcon load? That is only about 1000fpm at initial ...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 281
Views: 49399

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

If they decide to wait till 2035 for even moderate product development, they should expect smaller addressable markets in some parts of the world as regulators really start taxing aviation emissions. I think a lot of people in this forum forget how little sympathy there is for air travellers in mos...

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by JoseSalazar
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 281
Views: 49399

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

Indeed a manufacturer needs a keenly layed out product range, and Airbus has not included A320.5 going back to the days of the CEO and also did not include one during the CEO to NEO transition. They even started with 'A330-lite' and evolved through A350 to A350-XWB which is a huge success and dropp...

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by JoseSalazar
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7642

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

Regarding seatbelt signs…and speaking only from the USA perspective…nobody can stop you from going to the lav. FAs can only say don’t do it. You can ask permission and they will say something like “I can’t tell you you can because the seatbelt sign is on. But I can’t stop you if you go.” It’s a liab...

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by JoseSalazar
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7642

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

Most US carriers are like that in my experience. I have been on both transatlantic and transcontinental flights with US carriers where they kept the seatbelt sign on the entire flight, despite it being smooth. I've always seen the seatbelt sign in the US as more of a "lawyer light" given ...

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by JoseSalazar
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3004
Views: 476664

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Vasu Raja was interviewed this week by Ben Baldanza on Airline Confidential Some highlights. o COVID is an opportunity to reset the airline o AA biggest product strength is its organic network, and its biggest product weakness is its organic network o Airline is strong with huge customer draw in ma...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 261756

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

positive step. signals a move from paper airplane to pixal airplane for their next airplane. https://www.boeing.com/history/products/777.page “The Model 777, the first entirely new Boeing airplane in more than a decade, was the first jetliner to be 100 percent digitally designed using three-dimensi...

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by JoseSalazar
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 924
Views: 147073

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Maybe thats why the DOJ is against the JV........ I don’t see how having another partnered competitor equaling the size of the big two in NYC is bad. Instead of a two airline power house with mostly complete networks competing with two midsize competitors with incomplete networks, you get 3 competi...

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by JoseSalazar
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 961
Views: 187812

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

I'll be back in SAL this upcoming week and can provide an update too. Not many aircraft left to modify, they should be done by the end of the year or early January with the exception of the 3 additional aircraft that were added to the list which will be done sometime 1Q 2022. So does that mean ther...

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by JoseSalazar
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 961
Views: 187812

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

How long for another update from Farmd90? I'll be back in SAL this upcoming week and can provide an update too. Not many aircraft left to modify, they should be done by the end of the year or early January with the exception of the 3 additional aircraft that were added to the list which will be don...

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by JoseSalazar
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing
Replies: 23
Views: 3641

Re: UPS 747 takeoff without flap fairing

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/ques ... ck-fairing

Probably just an MEL. I’ve never flown a 747 but I imagine it’s not a big deal.
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https://aviation.stackexchange.com/ques ... ck-fairing

Probably just an MEL. I’ve never flown a 747 but I imagine it’s not a big deal.

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by JoseSalazar
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1779
Views: 347282

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.businessclass.com/airlines/ ... mium-cabin

I never saw this posted here. Maybe it was and I missed it.
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https://www.businessclass.com/airlines/ ... mium-cabin

I never saw this posted here. Maybe it was and I missed it.

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 279
Views: 85537

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

"Airbus Canada" is running the BFM A220 FAL, and the pre-delivery flight testings etc. Gotcha, that makes sense, I just don’t remember seeing delta or JetBlue aircraft rolling out with the Canadian registrations in the few photos I recall seeing. If you Google “jetblue a220 first flight” ...

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 279
Views: 85537

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

flightsimer wrote:
Did this plane get built in Montreal? It’s N203BZ, but it clearly has a Canadian Test Registration sticker over the US registration in the rollout video.

No. Mobile.

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by JoseSalazar
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts MD-80 blasting out of NAS 9/3/21
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Everts MD-80 blasting out of NAS 9/3/21

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456521&start=1850

Good video tho
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Thought it had its own thread earlier. Buried in here now

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1456521&start=1850

Good video tho

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by JoseSalazar
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does "RC" mean in McDonnell Douglas aircraft types?
Replies: 12
Views: 4416

Re: What does "RC" mean in McDonnell Douglas aircraft types?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_DC-9 DC-9-33: Following the Series 31 and 32 came the Series 33 for passenger/cargo or all-cargo use. Certificated on April 15, 1968, the aircraft's MTOW was 114,000 lb (52,000 kg), MLW to 102,000 lb (46,000 kg) and MZFW to 95,500 lb (43,300 kg). JT8...

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by JoseSalazar
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airplane Air Circulation Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Airplane Air Circulation Questions

Forgive me if this has been discussed, which I am sure it has, but the A-Net search engine still sucks. My understanding is that cabin air is a mix of fresh air via the engines and recirculated cabin air through HEPA filters, correct? Any idea of approximate percentages for a 737NG when inflight? M...

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by JoseSalazar
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Airports and Inflight aren't part of operations? Or it just doesn’t fit your narrative? No surprise coming from the usual anti-B6 crowd on here. We can agree the operation is in bad shape. But to say there wasn’t operational experience isnt accurate. Running Airports and Inflight are managerial rol...

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by JoseSalazar
Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Yeah you know a company is in trouble culture-wise when they have horrendous operational metrics and they keep shuffling around the same few people. are used to see that in American Eagle when I worked there many years ago… We would get these emails and it was the same few names being shuffled from...

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by JoseSalazar
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

No, the M-models can depart at max structural weights. Possibly constraints on the ground, if using the troop compartment, only 73 seats, but floor load people and it could set a record. That was done in New Orleans. None are deployed to Al Udeid AB, however like the squadron of Buddhas chopped to ...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

I don't think the E190's need the overhaul the A320's have been through. A nice cleanup maybe replace the ife and seats, no need to install mood lighting is more for longer flights to help with time lapses, etc. They are mostly for short haul. Sub one hour flight all one needs is decent wifi and a ...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Ok… so I asked for the selling points, but his answer were not the selling points, or even for JetBlue. Not sure what to do with that then. My points are exactly the selling points, and for JetBlue. Show me something I said that is not a highlight of JetBlue’s coach tatl offering. Right So what is ...

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by JoseSalazar
Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Wonder what good would it be for jbu to get in line for a320 Neo's to replace their older 320's Unless they came across a good deal for some used ones or something, doubtful that happens. Maybe if a 320.5NEO happens. Barring either of those, 223/225/321NEO is it for their future NB orders for the n...

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by JoseSalazar
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

Everything you said free in economy? At lower fares? Then I definitely think they won’t be around long. Haha! Unless they pay their crew less than Ryanair. But, interestingly, you are deliberately twisting his words. You asked what selling points(s) were for economy and he answered. At no point did...

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by JoseSalazar
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2365
Views: 392886

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

So what is the key selling point for economy class, an extra inch over most (standard) economy seats across the Atlantic? For business class is a supposedly lower price the selling point? More competition is better, but I am still wondering what the hype is about. More legroom, good food and booze ...

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://twitter.com/MalikAliiRaza/statu ... 71362?s=20

Reach 885. 02-1109. Just popped on FR24
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Diverskii wrote:
Another video shows at least 5 people sitting on the main gear doors of the C-17 as it rolls down the runway. Truly awful stuff... poor people.

https://twitter.com/MalikAliiRaza/statu ... 71362?s=20

Reach 885. 02-1109. Just popped on FR24

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Turkish is up

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Looked like it was about to take off then just taxied off the runway back to the mil ramp. Hell of a time to have a maint issue Are all SOPs applied in this situation or do the pilots have a degree of judgement to apply when deciding if they go without something that they ordinarily would have, but...

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://twitter.com/AhmadKhan319338/sta ... 52129?s=20

3 Afghan people allegedly falling from a departing C17. Unbelievable.
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https://twitter.com/AhmadKhan319338/sta ... 52129?s=20

3 Afghan people allegedly falling from a departing C17. Unbelievable.

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Looks like RCH836 and 811 and the B52 are headed back away from Afgh

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://twitter.com/Fidget02/status/142 ... 81026?s=20

Apaches being used for crowd control/dispersal on the runway.
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https://twitter.com/Fidget02/status/142 ... 81026?s=20

Apaches being used for crowd control/dispersal on the runway.

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://twitter.com/24SevenEyes/status/ ... 14208?s=20


Video of tons of civilians on the runway.
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https://twitter.com/24SevenEyes/status/ ... 14208?s=20


Video of tons of civilians on the runway.

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-kill ... 1629096273
3 killed in the passenger terminal Monday morning.

Edit: 5 according to Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-08-16/
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-kill ... 1629096273
3 killed in the passenger terminal Monday morning.

Edit: 5 according to Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-08-16/

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

airsmiles wrote:
TK707 is now taxying again.


Looked like it was about to take off then just taxied off the runway back to the mil ramp.

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://twitter.com/VivekPandeygkp/stat ... 03553?s=20

Gun fight at the airport in the last few minutes. Looks close to a C17
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https://twitter.com/VivekPandeygkp/stat ... 03553?s=20

Gun fight at the airport in the last few minutes. Looks close to a C17

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Looking East, N710EX, a newish caravan, callsign SPHIRE33, is headed toward Afghanistan. I wonder who that is. Appears to have taken off from Islamabad. Contractor? Edit. Some research says it’s a new caravan still registered to textron getting delivered to Pakistan army Yeah just found the same. W...

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by JoseSalazar
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 190088

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Looking East, N710EX, a newish caravan, callsign SPHIRE33, is headed toward Afghanistan. I wonder who that is. Appears to have taken off from Islamabad.

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