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by jbmitt
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex Feeder Timing
Replies: 13
Views: 3389

Re: Fedex Feeder Timing

Billings is another interesting ‘mini hub’.

Cape Air provides essential air service to several small Montana towns/cities.
Alpine Air/Richland Aviation/Corporate Air provide regional cargo service for UPS/USPS

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by jbmitt
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/6/2020:UPHEAVAL;B6 Suspends SJC/ONT/BUR,Closes ORH/SWF?;NK Adds CAP;UA Adds JST/VCT;WN Adds Many Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 10162

Re: OAG Changes 10/6/2020:UPHEAVAL;B6 Suspends SJC/ONT/BUR,Closes ORH/SWF?;NK Adds CAP;UA Adds JST/VCT;WN Adds Many Rout

Is Cape Air leaving Billings or is this a tecnam code thing? Tecnam, on Cape Air's FB Page they announced transition to Tecnam for Kirksville (IRK) and Manistee. It's odd it's having that effect in the OAG Threads but thankfully these aren't schedule changes. I am booked on Cape Air in a week and a...

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by jbmitt
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2020:STOP THE BLEEDING!;B6 Adds BDL Routes;DL Adds SLC-ANC,FLL-LAX,PVD Gone till March;UA Adds EWR-OGG
Replies: 65
Views: 11129

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2020:STOP THE BLEEDING!;B6 Adds BDL Routes;DL Adds SLC-ANC,FLL-LAX,PVD Gone till March;UA Adds EWR-

FAQ 9K ACK-EWB JUN 0.8>0.4[1.0] 9K BIL-GDV DEC 2>0[1.9] FEB 2>0[2] JUN 1.9>0[2] 9K BIL-GGW DEC 2>0[1.9] FEB 2>0[2] JUN 1.9>0[2] 9K BIL-HVR DEC 2>0[1.9] FEB 2>0[2] JUN 1.9>0[2] 9K BIL-OLF DEC 2>0[1.9] FEB 2>0[2] JUN 1.9>0[2] 9K BIL-SDY DEC 5>0[5] FEB 5>0[5] JUN 5>0[5] 9K BOS-PVC FEB 1.6>0.9[3] 9K IR...

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by jbmitt
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 632
Views: 126042

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

It is a very good sign regarding Delta's cash position that they are taking these widebodies. If they were worried about running out of cash, they wouldn't be taking any aircraft. How do you know these aren't contractual obligations that Airbus declined (at reasonable terms) to defer? It's cash out...

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by jbmitt
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385229

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Looks like DL will be taking delivery of 17 new aircraft in September. 6 A220-100 4 A220-300: Will be parked upon delivery 3 A321 2 A330NEO 2 A350 Good news if you ask me. Almost bet these are replacements for the 737-700 and some of the 777s. DL won’t have crews to operate the new A220 deliveries ...

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by jbmitt
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7257

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

From a passenger perspective, the increased potential for bickering would have me concerned for something small and usually repetitive to be overlooked. I saw you looking at that other woman. Engine anti-ice...ONF I wasn't looking at any woman. That’s a stupid assumption. They’ve all done crew reso...

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by jbmitt
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: Runway Incursion at KSEA 27Aug20

A pilot deviation can be a big deal.

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by jbmitt
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike
Replies: 56
Views: 18859

Re: Atlas B744, PVG, Aug-5-2020: triple engine pod strike

That shouldn't be possible unless the left strike deflected the wing enough to allow the #2 to strike. I need to see a video. That is a landing rougher than I have any experience with. I'm betting crew fatigue. Give the pilots a wizz quiz and a Covid19 test! I've read a bunch on how Covid19's reduc...

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by jbmitt
Fri May 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?
Replies: 86
Views: 16641

Re: Status of Tecnam P2012 Traveller?

Not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this but here goes - might it be time for the FAA to upgrade the regulations on single pilot operations to say 14 or 15 passengers? There are alot of cities that are going to loses service permanently when this settles out. And once that happens. then t...

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by jbmitt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17339

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

cledaybuck wrote:
Is DL really increasing CVG-DEN/SLC?


Probably to make up for the reductions on PHX, LAS, SFO, LAX

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by jbmitt
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385229

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I think there will be opportunities for airlines with deeper pockets and resources to eventually re-emerge in competitive positions. AS in SEA and B6 in JFK/BOS could have challenges against the Big 3 even if those cities are where they would retreat to. Similarly, if any of the Big 3 were to get to...

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by jbmitt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4291
Views: 625025

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

This is the correct thread for this question another poster brought it up in the COVID-19 thread. Let me start off by saying this was not COVID-19 related. UA104-16 was enroute SFO-DEL when the left engine PSROV illuminated, this condition prevents operations into icing conditions. with icing condi...

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by jbmitt
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11565

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

A pilot can bid and fly whatever their seniority holds. If the aircraft they are flying is retired, they move to what they can hold potentially displacing less senior pilots. The entire process can have a cascade effect. There are some nuances like seat locks and fenced aircraft, but this is a gener...

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by jbmitt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #350 for A350
Replies: 19
Views: 5494

Re: #350 for A350

I was on a DL A350 from ATL-ICN and ICN-DTW in the last 2 weeks. What a great plane. Comfortable and very smooth. The one thing I did notice on the DL plane, the crew rest was the last 3 seats in the center section of the plane. It was not an isolated area with beds. I thought that was a bit cheap ...

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by jbmitt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6732

Re: Another Q400 nose-wheel collapse.

To stop the armchair pilots and mechanics at the root: it was neither pilots', operator's or aircraft's fault for this event. Be patient for once and wait for official statements. Trust me, I know. He may be on to something. I read elsewhere that this particular aircraft previously had damage in th...

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by jbmitt
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20939

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

I wonder if the back is fixed at the angle if fully reclined and the actual seat can move from upright to reclined. That could solve part of the issue of talking to your travel partner. Presumably this is in F only?

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by jbmitt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2020
Replies: 503
Views: 69166

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2020

While G4 hasn't yet added CVG-HOU nonstop service, G4 had announced that it is going to be starting service out of HOU starting on May 21st. G4's initial routes out of HOU to TYS, AVL, SAV, and VPS are all to leisure destinations in the Southeast that aren't currently served by WN. G4 adding CVG-HO...

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by jbmitt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12218

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

Omaha is pretty strong economically, so no surprises with the additions other than I'm surprised they didn't already operate those pairs. When AA added MIA to DSM many people wondered why they had it before OMA which is bigger. Nobody wondered that. AA flies Miami-Omaha daily with a Republic 175 du...

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by jbmitt
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12218

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

Omaha is pretty strong economically, so no surprises with the additions other than I'm surprised they didn't already operate those pairs. When AA added MIA to DSM many people wondered why they had it before OMA which is bigger.

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by jbmitt
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23400

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I’ve read about other instances where senior FAs bid the good trips and have a scheme where they drop them to junior FAs in exchange for compensation. I wonder if it can be scaled where they pick up other trips and/or displace people from positions to avoid hard work. I’m guessing that if DL termina...

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by jbmitt
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY
Replies: 83
Views: 9436

Re: AA Adds DFW-PWM, MIA-JAN/DSM, DCA-TVC, PHL-MVY/ACK/TVC, CLT-MVY

I posted this on a local DSM forum but thought somebody on here might have more insight: Omaha-Miami was announced year-round nonstop daily. It started in June of 2016 I think, lasted until August 2017 when it was cancelled. Then it came back December-March daily seasonal over winter 2018. It is no...

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by jbmitt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14092

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

DEN is currently infrastructure limited, but the ongoing expansions should fix that in the short term. I think they will need to start planning for a terminal D. Denver isn’t as large of a market as the other cities you mentioned but the smaller market does seem to have a greater propensity to trave...

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by jbmitt
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73214

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Chemist wrote:
Having two types in your fleet means twice the chance that one of them is grounded you know.


..but the odds of the entire fleet being grounded would be half right?

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by jbmitt
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17748

Re: United Airlines in London

I flew on DEN-LHR-DEN this summer and had London based flight attendants and LAX based pilots.

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by jbmitt
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 24299

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

I live in a city with Cape Air EAS flights to several smaller towns. I'd love to fly these planes. From a pilot perspective, they're well equipped and a good transition from piston singles, for people with limited multi time, and a stepping stone to higher performance aircraft and jets.

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by jbmitt
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3580

Re: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?

Denver is frequently on a ground delay program.

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by jbmitt
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 21383

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

[twoid][/twoid]

jetmatt777 wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
UA RIW-SHR?

Also a lot more capacity on the EWR- SLC route from DL and UA. Anything to do with the new terminal?


DEN-RIW-SHR. It’s a SkyWest milk run like DEN-PUB-LBL, DEN-HYS-SLN.


I believe it’s actually Denver Air Connection on the Dornier 328 jets.

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by jbmitt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 3304

Re: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

Flying for DHL? Replacing Southern Air, Atlas on international routes?

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by jbmitt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 13567

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

As for PDX. I can't believe it does well enough now to keep flying to NRT. Without any feed at HND I will be shocked to see it survive. If JL/NH entered DL would be crazy to even stay 1 second longer. With no feed on either end they would be demolished. I wonder if DL has a plan for where to ask to...

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by jbmitt
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30615

Re: Delta A220 route additions

My brother was in Belgrade, MT today, where the Bozeman/Yellowstone airport is, and said there were Delta A-220's there. Negative on that. Mix of E175s/A321s from SLC and A320s/A321 from MSP. A 752 from ATL. They may have A220/CS100/300 towbars like BIL but no scheduled service. I could see it in t...

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by jbmitt
Sun May 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 4197

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

(ExpressJet fit this classification before it was bought by United this year). United didn't buy ExpressJet. A company called ManaAir, LLC bought it from SkyWest last December. Yes but ManaAir is a United Airlines venture. So while it is technically another company, it’s closely related to United.

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by jbmitt
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 158955

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Sorry, might have made sense for you, but for the large population centers CMH, CLE and CVG actually serve it really wasn't a great experience having to haul yourself an hour's drive plus away to catch a flight at a decent fare from DAY/CAK/IND/SDF. Actually having competitive low fares at CVG, CMH...

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by jbmitt
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 41402

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Is it true that UA is going to use the high number regional gates in A this summer in addition to the CUTE gates in A and C? I noticed the signs in the trains have been updated to list UA in all three concourses. So crazy when you think about how big of an operation that will be! UAX will operate o...

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by jbmitt
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ticket refund for delays?
Replies: 18
Views: 1912

Re: Ticket refund for delays?

I had a weekend trip planned and UA had a delay followed by a cancellation of the flight. I would have ended up having 16 hours at my destination and the gate agents were kind enough to book me on the same flights the following weekend at no additional charge. I also was rebooked in Y which made for...

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by jbmitt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4414

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Most of the DL charters are on the dedicated charter 757s with premium seating that don’t operate normal passenger flights. Sometimes they stay at the airport for the duration of the series, but most often they position to operate another segment or to one of the hub cities. This is all built into ...

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by jbmitt
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4414

Re: Question About Baseball Charter Repostioning Flights

Most of the DL charters are on the dedicated charter 757s with premium seating that don’t operate normal passenger flights. Sometimes they stay at the airport for the duration of the series, but most often they position to operate another segment or to one of the hub cities. This is all built into t...

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by jbmitt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 158955

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

From the weekly OAG thread; DL CMH-SLC JAN 0.9>0.2[0] This must be a misfile right? They aren’t trimming the route down to almost nothing before it even begins, are they? I don’t recall any mention of the service being anything other than daily. Could be a combination of poor ticket sales and limit...

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by jbmitt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starting AMS-SJO-LIR Service in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 5375

Re: KLM launches LIR

Apparently they can't fill the seats against proper revenue to SJO. A not entirely unexpected 'tongue in cheek' LH Group response :stirthepot: Considering that KLM will increase frequency from 3x weekly AMS-SJO-AMS to 4x weekly AMS-SJO-LIR-AMS, your point that KLM can't fill seats is unlikely to be...

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by jbmitt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3419

Re: WN Intl LFs for Oct 2017 to Sep 2018

We flew MCO to AUA in Aug of 2015 with literally 15 people on the plane. Glad to see that the load factors have improved. The flight attendants liked it because it wasn’t busy, and a high time out and back, so it went pretty senior. The conversation was good and the drinks were free!

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by jbmitt
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 158955

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Slow growth as expected as we haven't seen an announcement in awhile, just slow capacity increases from airlines like American, Delta, and United. What could be the next expansion we see? ⋅ AS adding CVG-SEA nonstop service ⋅ AA adding CVG-LAX and CVG-PHX nonstop service ⋅&...

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by jbmitt
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 5391

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

[twoid][/twoid] FWIW, AA has 1 MD-80 that's 30, but the rest of the active fleet is only 20 Could that be the only 30 year old bird flying regular passenger service that's NOT a 757/767/A320? First DL MD-88 deliveries were in 1987 so they could potentially be close. I'm guessing they have retired th...

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by jbmitt
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

stlgph wrote:
The author writes that he makes the assumption teams fly between close metro areas. Not always the case.


Good point. I know that in the past the Reds have bused between Chicago and Milwaukee. Some teams bus or take the Acela between DC Area/Philly/New York.

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by jbmitt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EIN best performing Dutch airport of last two decades
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: EIN best performing Dutch airport of last two decades

Based on the username and the data, this reads like a cheap press release. It’s pretty easy for passenger numbers to increase by large percentages when you begin with a small number.

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by jbmitt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7910

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

mspeaumsn wrote:
DSM, OMA, GRB, and DLH are some from around the upper midwest.


I know that DSM has an office for CBP but it isn’t normally staffed. For scheduled charters and business traffic, agents are brought in from other locations. MSP, MCI, or MLI.

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by jbmitt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 launch breaks with range restrictions from ITC hearings
Replies: 13
Views: 3826

Re: Delta's A220 launch breaks with range restrictions from ITC hearings

LGA to BOS turns should help bring the average distances down.

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by jbmitt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9911

Re: Unusual airline sightings

What are the most unusual airline sightings known to man? For instance, a few years ago an El Al jet had to divert to Montana, so planespotters there got to see an El Al jet in rural America. Billings isn’t BFE, we have decent scheduled service, adequate facilities with a main runway that is 10,500...

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