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by SANMAN66
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 13060

Re: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX

If it someone flying around with a jetpack, why are they flying so close to LAX?

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by SANMAN66
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Supposedly there would be a peoplemover tunnel built from the Grand Central station to the airport under an active runway. This seems like a big stretch. Also, the price tags mentioned are tremendous. I've been asking this question for a long time now: how do they plan on tunneling under an active ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANMAN66 wrote:
Coronado990 wrote:

The 757 is routed OAK-SAN-TIJ.


It must be a strange sight to see: the Fedex plane taking off from TIJ, only to see it landing in SAN a couple of minutes later.


I'm guessing that Fedex flight takes a total of five minutes between TIJ and SAN?

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Coronado990 wrote:

The 757 is routed OAK-SAN-TIJ.


It must be a strange sight to see: the Fedex plane taking off from TIJ, only to see it landing in SAN a couple of minutes later.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

On the cargo side, I notice that the FedEx 757 flight from TIJ is still flying. That is really an odd flight, has anyone figured out why FedEx flies a 757 between TIJ and SAN? Unless SAN is just a refueling stop between TIJ and somewhere else? Sort of like what DL and EA used to do during the mid-8...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Although I'm saddened that we won't be seeing the "Queen of the Skies", but I'm ecstatic that we have a start date for BA's return. At this juncture, I'll be happy at whatever BA sends our way! I'll be happy to see a 787-9 or 777 grace our skies, although my preference is to see the A350. ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: ueen

Some apparent sad news from BA today; there's a thread on it and, although noone can produce official notification yet, the entire 747 fleet is apparently to be permanently retired and will not fly again. It appears we've seen the "Queen of the Skies" in SAN for the last time (undoubtedly...

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by SANMAN66
Fri May 22, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

VCVSpotter wrote:
Looks like the Swift Air 737-800 (N820TJ) that passed through VCV the other day lost (a small) part of its tail in flight on the VCV-SAN leg. :


Wow! That looks bad! Apparently the pilots didn't realize they lost part of the tail while flying. I'm glad no one was hurt, except the plane!

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by SANMAN66
Fri May 22, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I've officially given up on ever seeing the Sunburst as a regular visitor at SDIA. bb I've already given up of seeing PR service at SAN. Especially when JL started up SAN-NRT. From what I've heard, JL is doing a bang-up job of Shuttling SAN pax to MNL , connecting through NRT. I had wondered if SAN...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

The saddest thing I saw on the local news is they showed an aerial view of T-1, there were no planes at the gates except for a couple of Southwest planes, no cars or people curbside. It looked so lonely.They used the sound track to the late Bill Withers song: "Lean on me".

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by SANMAN66
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

757SanCam wrote:
wonder when BA and Lufthansa will pull the plug on their flights to SAN temporarily?


The Lufthansa flight from FRA has already been suspended, but the BA flight, and the JL flight are
still operating.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

According to Flightaware, it started March 1st and operates 5 days a week on TUE, WED, THUR, FRI and SUN from SAN-TIJ. The return trips are MON-FRI. You're right. ONT does make more sense. Maybe it has something to do with the coronavirus? Maybe they're transporting medication between SAN and TIJ? ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Hey, since when did the FedEx flight to TIJ become a tag-on to/from SAN? They are now flying a 757 both ways between the two airports! I can see the entire flight from my house. This is really cool. Is it daily? That's kind of weird to fly 8 miles from TIJ and stop in SAN! I can see if the TIJ flig...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I just heard that an AA pilot based in DFW just tested positive for coronavirus.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm obviously very sorry to see LH's route suspended but I can't say I'm really surprised. It's way too early to tell but I certainly wouldn't be shocked if we don't see Edelweiss this summer.... Note: I just read the LH-suspension article linked upthread, and it should be noted that all US service...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

BTW, I held little grudge against USAirways, because when they were USAir, they swallowed up PSA, I was kind of glad AA swallowed up USAirways. It was really the other way around, US Airways took over American. But by that point, US Airways wasn't really USAir anymore either, since it was America W...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I thought USAirways used an A319 on the DCA route.

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by SANMAN66
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I sure hope AA getting cozier with AS will help undo some of the crummy stuff AA has been doing in SAN recently -- including back when DCA was moved to LAX... IMO, AS remains very keen on SAN and growing their op's here; I certainly can't say the same for AA. bb Since AS has joined Oneworld, perhap...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like some domestic and certainly int'l flights are being cancelled/suspended due to the Corona virus outbreak. I haven't yet come across any SAN flights that have been affected I was going to check and see if the JL flight from NRT was affected in any way, but I'm glad the coronavirus has ...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SY says they're reducing service to San Diego through the summer. Looks like MSP drops from about 6x weekly to 3x for a bit. SJD also suspended from 4/12-6/3. Not sure what it was like before the announcement. SJD on SY is seasonal, it could be that AS and WN are on the same route and SJD is oversa...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like some domestic and certainly int'l flights are being cancelled/suspended due to the Corona virus outbreak. I haven't yet come across any SAN flights that have been affected I was going to check and see if the JL flight from NRT was affected in any way, but I'm glad the coronavirus has ...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 2740

Re: Did Braniff have the first creative livery?

https://youtu.be/MgqHi3SBrLY


I guess Spirit is now the "Top banana" these days. I nicknamed their planes "The flying banana" or "Yellow bus".
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RightRudder wrote:
I remember the slogan song, "Top Banana in the West, "Hughes Airwest" https://youtu.be/MgqHi3SBrLY


I guess Spirit is now the "Top banana" these days. I nicknamed their planes "The flying banana" or "Yellow bus".

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by SANMAN66
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
The Union-Tribune told me, in so many words, to get the you-know-what out of here, as I have "reached my limit of articles". That number, by the way, seems to be zero, as I haven't been on their website this year...


Same here!

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by SANMAN66
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

TIJ and SAN reminds me much like OAK and SFO. OAK has very limited int'l flights, but it is a WN focus city, with flights everywhere in the U.S. just like TIJ is a Volaris hub, (SFO has limited WN service, with all int'l service in the area.) Basically, you can't beat Volaris with so many Mexican de...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I guess the current tower isn't as old after all. Maybe in another 20 years. I agree with you about SAN getting a stylish tower, such as an elegant one like the one at SFO, but the old tower that the current one replaced was really ugly. I heard that the old tower still had rotary phones! The curre...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Heads up! Apparently, SAN had a visitor today. A Kalitta Air 744 from Columbus OH. I don't know why it's here, or if it had already left.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Here's a question I've got. Is SAN ever going to get an iconic Control Tower to complement our harbor and city skyline (now that Lindbergh Field is here to stay) or are they just going get as much mileage out of the drab ulitarian one we have now? It would be one of the first things someone would s...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

That is how I remember it, my first flight out of SAN that wasn't out of the PSA banjo gate. Big grey room with rows of seats, and you were meant to wait until your flight was called. Then a long walk down a rather sinister narrow concourse flanked with simple doors opening into each jetbridge. No ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

blacksoviet wrote:
How did they get bags from the plane to the USO Building?


The old USO was located in the same area as the baggage claim, just beyond the pedestrian bridge. The military pax simply used the same baggage carousels as everyone else (whatever flight they arrived on).

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

blacksoviet wrote:
Speaking of BA, I think I just saw a 747 taking off from Runway 27 in the 1970s Negus livery.


Most likely it was one of BA's retrojets. Last year they painted four of their 744s in retro colors.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

BA 744 used a gate at the end of T2E when the flight operated on a LON-PHX-SAN pattern, therefore pax were progressively cleared at PHX. So essentially the PHX SAN leg was a domestic arrival. That's what I meant when I said "far gate".I couldn't remember what gate in T2E, but you're right...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

T2E would have the perfect amount of seats if AA and AS operated only DC-9s. T2E obviously wasn’t designed for heavy 738 use. Back in the day, T2E saw a lot of widebodies. DL operated their L-10-11s and later 767s, AA operated DC-10s, BA used a far gate for their 744s, and NW had DC-10s. Most of th...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Elmos fire
Replies: 13
Views: 4025

Re: St Elmos fire

It looks like lighting.

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

2:27 PM SW 1214 from SJD. I would imagine the plane would be cleared of bags and pax, then moved immediately to T1, and wouldn't stick around a second longer than necessary. That would make the most sense to tow the WN and AS aircraft to their respective gates to free up the international gates, si...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:

And probably a better chance of having the correct part available to fix quickly.

Number of 747's at SAN: 1
Number of 747's at LAX: More than one


I wonder if BA repositioned a spare plane in SAN for the flight back to LHR, or did they cancel the flight altogether?

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANAV8R wrote:
maybe perch on the top of the Confidence Course ladder at MCRD for looksie.


I can guarantee that the Marines would hate that idea!
:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Wasn't there some chatter last year that Emirates was going to start cargo service to SAN via MSP or something like that? Maybe these aren't the correct details but it was one of the Middle East cx, cargo-only service to SAN, via some Midwest U.S. city -- and it sounded definite and not a flimsy ru...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

On my facebook account there was a post about Emirates Airlines coming to San Diego to interview people on January 29th. Their website said people would be based in Dubai. But do they normally hire people from destinations they'll serve in the future? It sounds like they're hiring Flight Attendants...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANFan wrote:
HA - appears HA will upgrade SAN-HNL back to the A330 on May 21 (from the A321.)
bb


I guess pax want to ride on widebodies from SAN-HNL instead of those itty-bitty A321s and 737s. Is the upgrade temporary or permanent?

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

LindyFlight wrote:
The AC 767 was actually mainline and not Rouge.


I didn't know AC still had 763s as mainline. I thought some were retired and the rest of them transferred to Rouge.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I'd guess the top unserved international market out of SAN will be CUN or a place in Asia such as Manila or Seoul.. Other Asian destinations -- besides TYO -- probably aren't too large on their own but if they are a big enough hub, they should eventually see service from here. Latin America is undo...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Carefully looking again at the Implementation Timeline shows the actual designing of the Terminal is due to commence in a year, Jan 2021, and will take 10 months, with construction to begin in November 2021. It will be next spring or summer before many of the questions being asked here will be answ...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I am most excited to see what will replace T2E. I assume it will be similar to the current concourse but much wider. The T2E replacement should have at least 9 gates. I am curious what will become of Gates 20 and 21 once demolition begins on Terminal 1. I have a feeling that these gates will be dem...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

OK, ok, I'm sorry I even mentioned the palm tree comment! It was not a big deal at the board meeting; No apologies needed SANFan! I get a little carried away. I am somewhat biased when it comes to palm trees, being a Southern Californian! 8-) Back on topic: are the drawings the final designs for th...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

They are worried about the difference in “carbon footprint” over 20 of one type of tree over another, but are adding 20 gates? Talk about absurd. Picking gnat s*** out of pepper. You're right, it is absurd. Palm trees can do just as good as any tree reducing any "carbon footprint". In my ...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

They should have never moved the UA hangar in the first place. If you look at the blueprints, the new terminal will be built very close to the current Gate 3. I do not think a 737 can be maneuvered in there. Where can I find the blueprints? I'd like to see it for myself. Sanfan provided the link la...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

AirFiero wrote:
Nope, just asinine virtue signaling over global warming again.
If they really believed in cutting carbon footprints, they’d stop any expansion of the airport.


I agree. What do they expect? Plant a forest at the airport?

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

SANMAN' : They’re building more like 2/3 of NEW T1 first, 19 gates, and the land they’re using for the first construction includes the current UA air freight bldg., AA wash rack, the old PSA hanger/current airport admin office bldg., the former UA hanger – the historic bldg. that originally was bui...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

blacksoviet wrote:
They should have never moved the UA hangar in the first place. If you look at the blueprints, the new terminal will be built very close to the current Gate 3. I do not think a 737 can be maneuvered in there.


Where can I find the blueprints? I'd like to see it for myself.

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 695
Views: 78526

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder if the new T-1 would include it's own FIS? So that WN and AS wouldn't be crowding the international gates with their planes coming in from SJD and PVR?

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