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by jsnww81
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5578

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

Ha, *if* something like that ever got approved in the US (and much of Europe I expect), it would take decades to complete... All that to say, that's an incredible timeline. The US and Europe would still be "making do" with Kai Tak. We lost our appetite for big-ticket infrastructure projec...

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by jsnww81
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 3684

Re: Refinery Fire Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

I also live in Playa del Rey and saw the smoke plume while I was running on the beach yesterday morning. Was pretty minor; nothing on par with the wildfire smoke we get, or even the smoke from a large building fire. Of course, the media made a huge deal out of it, and I'm sure there are factions in ...

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by jsnww81
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6472

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Two observations: 1.) You can have the best caterer in the world, but if you give them a shoestring budget, you're still going to get crap. 2.) If the cabin crew responsible for preparing and plating the food don't care, the food will still be terrible. Look at first- and business-class catering on ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8097

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

As far as gate access for non-passengers, remember that during the first Gulf War there was a period where only ticketed passengers could pass security. After the war was over the open-access policy returned. Once 9/11 happened, you knew that non-ticketed passengers (with limited exceptions like es...

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by jsnww81
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9521

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

The state has been putting up renderings and talking about modernizing HNL for literally a decade now. Unbelievable that no progress has been made, other than renaming the concourses and renumbering the gates. I like the vintage mid-century charm, but as passenger numbers have picked up since 2008, ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow airports pre-1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 3651

Re: Moscow airports pre-1991?

Yes, I entirely forgot IL-86. ... The limited range did not allow it to make it to Far East nonstop, for which it was originally designed.. Sorry, another point of order, but the design story of Il-86 is somewhat crazier than that. Again, it takes a bit more to research this topic, but MGA (ministr...

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by jsnww81
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow airports pre-1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 3651

Re: Moscow airports pre-1991?

As you've noticed, Bykovo is nowhere on this list. So, in this race of greed (East Line) and ego (Aeroflot, Luzhkov) not more than three airports were required. Eventually, there emerged enough interest for a fourth airport, but it was apparently too late for saving Bykovo. Nearby Zhukovsky airfiel...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow airports pre-1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 3651

Re: Moscow airports pre-1991?

There was a pattern, and it had to do with the general direction/destinations of flights. Indeed, SVO housed an international operation, and also flights up north, AFAIR (Leningrad, Murmansk, that sort of thing) DME was all about Central Asia (Almaty, Tashkent, Ashghabat) and Far East (Khabarovsk, ...

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by jsnww81
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow airports pre-1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 3651

Moscow airports pre-1991?

A question for the history buffs on here... How were flights allocated across the four Moscow airports before the end of the USSR in 1991? I know that Sheremetyevo was obviously the international airport, with a "showcase" terminal built in 1980 by the West Germans and the best internation...

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by jsnww81
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12603

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

This is what happens when the guy running this legacy airline came from HP/US and was trying to turn US into NK and continued to bring that attitude to AA. Legacy AA employee with 29 years seniority here. In total agreement with you on this one. You cannot imagine how low morale is amongst the LAA ...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: URC pressing ahead with expansion plan for 2 additional runways
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: URC pressing ahead with expansion plan for 2 additional runways

Will the new runways be parallel to the present 07-25 or some other heading? Looking at Google maps, the only immediately available space is for parallel runways. Yes - you can see the construction on Google Maps just north of the current complex. They started demolishing buildings a year or so ago...

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by jsnww81
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1191

Re: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018

What I find interesting from this is the lack of TSN in the figures. Despite the fact that 1) TSN is arguably a tier-one city in China (or will be), and 2) other regions support multiple airports in these figures that are geographically close together (like in the Pearl River Delta - HKG, SZX and C...

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by jsnww81
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 12117

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

This is China we're talking about - the strong hand of central planning is part of life. Daxing is a huge investment and the authorities will make sure it doesn't become another Mirabel. It's not THAT much further out than Capital Airport and it'll be well connected by road and rail. The next five y...

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by jsnww81
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12720

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Don't forget about the MIA North Terminal (AA's current concourse D) - that was built essentially on top of the former concourses B and C, and incorporated some or all of the former concourses A and D. I thought of that one, but didn't include it as by all accounts it was a nightmare of mismanageme...

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by jsnww81
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12720

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Only the PANYNJ would be brilliant enough to name the terminals A, B, C and D, and then name the concourses at one of the terminals A, B, C and D. Nice and straightforward for travelers trying to navigate a 50-year-old rat's nest terminal surrounded by a massive construction site. On the plus side, ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2986

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

My parents live in Santa Rosa, fortunately not in one of the areas that was destroyed, but quite close. It's been very touch and go the last three days - power is out and mobile networks haven't been reliable. Fountaingrove, Larkview and Coffey Park are gone, basically. Oakmont, on the other side of...

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by jsnww81
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19730

Re: AA's new branding

Frankly, the materials that mimic chrome or stainless steel for ticketing, gate areas, and such are straight out of the 1990s. And if you think that branding looks cheap, think how worn, beaten-down, and threadbare things looked, say around 2010 as AA was slipping towards bankruptcy. Terminal 3 at ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19730

Re: AA's new branding

It's not that "new" anymore, friends. This January will mark five years since the updated brand was revealed. The minimalist look of grays and whites and light-colored wood is everywhere right now, not just at AA. You see it in hotels (see the phenomenally boring rooms at any remodeled Mar...

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by jsnww81
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products

Does Casper also provide training to cabin crew on delivering a consistently professional, premium experience? If not, yawn. Until AA figures out a way to end the "good crew/bad crew" Russian roulette that one plays whenever one steps aboard a longhaul flight, all the fancy bedding in the ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10488

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

Having spent a considerable amount of my life living on or visiting Maui, it doesn't seem that the island is as popular with Asia origin tourists as HNL or KOA. That said, perhaps if there was a nonstop from somewhere like NRT it would spur demand. More than that, since my adolescence, OGG has seen...

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by jsnww81
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10488

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

I posted this a few weeks back in another thread, but will pop in here too. As much as I love the retro feel of Hawaii's airports (even OGG and LIH, which I still think of as "new" because I can remember when they were built) it's pretty astonishing how little attention the state has given...

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by jsnww81
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year

I flew WOW last week from LAX to KEF and back. I was definitely leery based on the performance/reliability issues they've had in the past, but decided a nonstop flight was too important and was pleasantly surprised by the experience. Spotless aircraft, incredibly professional and well-dressed crews,...

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by jsnww81
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row
Replies: 36
Views: 4710

Re: UK - Luton rated Britain's worst airport for fifth year in a row

Luton was definitely ahead of its time - as far back as the 70s and 80s, when many other airports in the UK were actually designed and run for the benefit of passengers, they weren't afraid to break the mold and set a new standard for how terrible an airport experience could be. Hardly surprising th...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 144
Views: 16025

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Here are the initial plans for the first floor: http://i.imgur.com/3fa2iiO.jpg https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/fashion-focus-bolsters-edinburgh-airports-capital-city-status/ And there you have it - the detailed floorplan for this extension, showing nothing but retail additions and lots of flower...

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by jsnww81
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 144
Views: 16025

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

What do you know, another tacked-on piecemeal extension at a British airport. The language about new gate areas and baggage claim is nice, but the only part of that press release anyone should pay any attention to is the part about "new retail opportunities" - mark my words, that's where ...

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by jsnww81
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 144
Views: 16025

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

What do you know, another tacked-on piecemeal extension at a British airport. The language about new gate areas and baggage claim is nice, but the only part of that press release anyone should pay any attention to is the part about "new retail opportunities" - mark my words, that's where t...

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by jsnww81
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8217

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Commavia explained the Admirals Club perfectly as I remember it--located right in the middle of AA's presence in B at the time(8-10 gates for places like ORD and SJC that were high O&D AA stations).That's also why there's a walkway from that part of the terminal to C. That club was never meant ...

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by jsnww81
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 17931

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

It is a myth; DOT data supports the notion that MIA/LAX is not a premium market. Reality is, AA likely operated the 777 MIA/LAX not because it's a premium market, but because of the dynamics of the hub -- multiple early morning 777 arrivals with really no place to go until the evening, so AA choose...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 6680

Re: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019

OGG's terminal was built in the very early 90's I believe. I think OGG has the best facilities in the state. Admittedly, it doesn't have much in the way of concessions but it is mostly an O&D airport. Bathrooms are worlds better than HNL's "port-a-potty" style restrooms. 77H The first...

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by jsnww81
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 6680

Re: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019

And somehow this silly project for one airline will probably get done before all the other projects that are already ridiculously behind schedule. Right? We've been hearing about the "mauka concourse" at the interisland terminal for over a decade now. Are all those ridiculous renderings o...

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by jsnww81
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18746

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Will AA end up adding nonstop service from its main hub at DFW to Colombo (the main hub for oneworld partner SriLankan Airlines), Helsinki (the main hub for oneworld partner Finnair), Kuala Lumpur (the main hub of oneworld partner Malaysia Airlines), and/or Moscow Domodedovo (a hub for oneworld par...

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by jsnww81
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 17931

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Funny, as every time I've flown LAX-MIA, my upgrades have cleared - and often at the onset of the EXP clearance window. The narrative that MIA to *everywhere* is just oozing ultra-premium, price-insensitive demand has been pushed on a.net for so long now that it's been accepted as fact by many peopl...

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by jsnww81
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Terminal ORD: Timeless?
Replies: 22
Views: 3881

Re: AA Terminal ORD: Timeless?

The T3 renovation in 1986-88 was done very well - a hallmark of the "old AA." Whenever they decided to renovate a hub facility, they did it right. The renovation of BOS Terminal B in the mid-90s, LAX T4 in 1999-2001 and ORD Concourse G during the same period are other good examples. They p...

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by jsnww81
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Mainline Crew Bases
Replies: 22
Views: 7865

Re: American Mainline Crew Bases

cm642 wrote:
It's been awhile on this thread, any new updates, did AA open a 738 base at PHX or was that just a rumor, there seems to be a lot more of them flying through, it feels like PHX has seen more cross-fleeting than any of the L-US hubs.


DFW is getting plenty of amenity-free LUS A321s in return.

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by jsnww81
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could MIA become a global gateway?
Replies: 51
Views: 5413

Re: Could MIA become a global gateway?

Miami is a superstar gateway to Latin America and does very well to Europe. Traffic flow to Asia is routed effectively over DFW, ORD or ATL. Miami's biggest passenger flows to Asia are to the Philippines and Indonesia, neither of which is renowned for high yield and is better served over another US ...

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by jsnww81
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's old livery
Replies: 19
Views: 2782

Re: AA's old livery

Like most people I was pretty shocked when the current livery was unveiled. We all knew something new was coming, but I don't think it was what anybody was expecting. It's really grown on me, though - as Polot said, when you see all the tails lined up, it actually looks quite striking, and up close ...

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by jsnww81
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Republic for American Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 2339

Re: What's up with Republic for American Eagle

I have also found the disappearance of the E175 from ORD a bit baffling. That was exactly the aircraft many ORD routes needed - mainline comfort with RJ economics. Sure, mainline has crept back onto some routes here and there, but for the most part the hub is back to a ton of CR7s, which don't offer...

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by jsnww81
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

Re: Austrian 777 stuck at LAX?

I saw it this morning when I took off for SFO and was wondering what it was doing there. Good to know why!

Also had no idea that OS was using Terminal 6 for customs. Ethiopian is too, right?

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by jsnww81
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 9194

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

I personally prefer this method. I connect in DFW constantly and the gate keeps changing. As a result, my app proceeds to give me an annoying but steady stream of updates many hours in advance. One hour before isn't a big deal. Whats the downside? The downside, as I see it, is that the many passeng...

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by jsnww81
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
Replies: 53
Views: 9194

Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

Say what you will about how the survey was conducted and which other airports should be on the list, but the underlying spirit of the findings is true. The UK is a wonderful country with absolutely dismal airports across the board. The guiding principle of airport operation in the UK is that if some...

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by jsnww81
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Hosts Hainan Airlines to Promote Possible Nonstop
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: MIA Hosts Hainan Airlines to Promote Possible Nonstop

Lord, not this again. A vanity route to Miami by one of China's economic-logic-defying state instrument carriers may be the last best hope for a South Florida-Asia route, so at least officials are playing to their strengths now. If cheap fuel and new lightweight aircraft haven't brought in JL or CX ...

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by jsnww81
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese government propose unification of all the regional air service in Japan
Replies: 8
Views: 3079

Re: Japanese government propose unification of all the regional air service in Japan

Whenever I've flown internally in Japan, I have always been surprised by the number of regional/commuter carriers, each operating just a handful of routes. It's a difficult position for the government, as many of the routes serve remote islands or very small, isolated communities, but the population...

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by jsnww81
Sun May 28, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Profile update & photo not working
Replies: 0
Views: 4013

Profile update & photo not working

Since the site refresh I've been unable to upload a profile photo or make any adjustments to the profile information that came over from the old site. I can access the profile photo upload under "Settings" and have repeatedly uploaded and cropped my photo, but when I press "save"...

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by jsnww81
Sun May 28, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines at TIX(Titusville/Cocoa Beach)
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Eastern Airlines at TIX(Titusville/Cocoa Beach)

Not sure when service ended officially... my August 1973 OAG shows two daily DC9 flights (one to Miami and one to Gainesville that continued to Atlanta) so it lasted longer than Vero Beach, at least.

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by jsnww81
Sat May 27, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?
Replies: 17
Views: 4944

Re: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?

I remember seeing ads for ORD-DME on AA back around 2004/2005. IIRC it was a daily 777. Only lasted a couple years though before it was cancelled. I think it was a little bit later than that... more like 2007-2008, but I'm not sure. It was ORD-DME as you said, and although it was better suited for ...

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by jsnww81
Sat May 13, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5341

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

It may take several years for the CTU-SFO market to mature. The tourism market from the western interior of China to San Francisco could be quite sizeable, especially as the Chinese populace continues to accrue more wealth. And yet, vice versa, Chengdu doesn't yet possess a compelling case as a tou...

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by jsnww81
Tue May 09, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Norwegian faces appeal from US crew over longhaul flights"
Replies: 22
Views: 4392

Re: "Norwegian faces appeal from US crew over longhaul flights"

The unions are being overprotective here and protectionism is never the answer. If the US3 want to sustain their TATL presence they should not fight Norwegian, they should adapt to them. Overprotective? Hardly, just trying to prevent what happened in the shipping industry happening to the airline i...

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by jsnww81
Sun May 07, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 13965

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Almost every major city in China has had a replacement airport built in the past 30 years, all replacing city-center airports that could not keep pace with growth. The vast majority of the old airports were eventually redeveloped into housing or business districts, but a few were retained as militar...

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by jsnww81
Sat May 06, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 17261

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

I'm convinced that the use of the 767 on MIA-FRA was one of the reasons why the route failed. It's worth noting that only 8 767s have the newer-style overhead bins and monitors in coach. The remaining airplanes look like a trip back to 1998 in the back. I couldn't wait to get off after an MIA-LAX f...

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by jsnww81
Fri May 05, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 471
Views: 126774

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Im glad we are getting more space but Im kind of sad to see us move out of T5. Ive always thought it to be the nicest terminal at LAX aside from the new TBIT. I know T2 was refurbed and looks great. But I wish T3 would be completely razed and rebuilt from the ground up. Looks like we are just doing...

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