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by SANMAN66
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The port should have bought Montgomery Field in the 1960s and expanded it. They could have built a big terminal and a 10,000 ft runway. I don't think there was enough room for a 10,000ft runway or big terminal. Keep in mind, the San Diego local government is very shortsighted. They would be sitting...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The only problem remains, if the Marines gave up Miramar, MCRD, etc. We can dream about where to put a new airport for SAN, but how to appease the NIMBYs?

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Montgomery Field. An April Fools hoax started by a DJ on KGB-FM. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-04-02-mn-18176-story.html I remember that prank! They did it so well that several hundred people gathered at Montgomery Field to watch the shuttle, but the only thing that landed there was ...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

What if the Airport Authority took Miramar and the Marine Corps took Lindbergh? It would make sense since Lindbergh borders the recruit depot. The Marine Corps could reopen the runway where the cargo planes currently park. Then they would have two runways. They could then take over all three termin...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't know why the Navy would want Brown Field , the Navy now wants it back. It is also property adjacent to DOD land. Here's a scenario: someone always on the San Diego threads always brings up the missed opportunity about San Diego turning down the offer made by the Navy to sell Miramar to the ...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Eventually I think Miramar will be the winner. Maybe in 30-50 years from now, but eventually. . If Miramar becomes available in say, 30-50 years. It might take another 10-20 years before they break ground on a new terminal there. They would have to do an environmental cleanup, studies on noise impa...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm not championing a larger airport like I used to. Since I saw that Lindbergh has proven to handle 747s, A340s, 787s, nonstop to Europe and Japan. 20 years ago we thought it was impossible to send a fully loaded 747 nonstop to Europe and widebodies nonstop to Tokyo from Lindbergh! It still feels a...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

washingtonflyer wrote:
Speaking of exotic....someone is spending a nice weekend in SAN: CC-AYB is en route non-stop to SAN from SCL. That's a long flight.


Is that an airline? What kind of plane is it?

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
When will Aeromexico launch Hawaii service from TIJ? Certainly the 73G has enough


If Aeromexico launches Hawaii it most likely would be from MEX and not TIJ. If AM launched Hawaii service from TIJ, they would be competing with SAN that has AS, HA, and hopefully WN.

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It seems as if this problem didn't exist when they grounded the 787. As with SAN, JAL simply used a 777 about three times a week until the groundings were lifted. There are some notable differences between the 787 and 737 MAX groundings. It only lasted about three months, with JAL and ANA voluntari...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh, and don't forget, it's pointed out that those who want to fly WN between SAN and the Islands can always change planes in SJC, OAK or SMF! Wow, isn't that nice? bb I don't pretend that I know everything about the airline businesss, I just question what I see is happening. Who would want to chang...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Personally I don’t see why there needs to be some bigger conspiracy. It makes sense to me. By year end they’ll be 75 planes short of where they were supposed to be, and future plans were made based on the performance of these planes. Hawaii is intended to be served entirely by the MaX fleet and bef...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

the performance of the WN 738 fleet was brought up to me as a possible reason that WN is waiting for the MAX to arrive in-house to begin SAN-HI flying. bb The 737 MAX groundings is turning me into a pessimist! Too many airlines are using that same stock excuse to not start up new services, or cut f...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Speaking of the military not allowing civilian operations, I recently found out that March ARB has Prime Air flights. Granted, there's only like 3 destinations from there (and doesn't guarantee that the military would even entertain sharing any of their SD County bases), but still. Everyone here wh...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It's because of the military that we are where we are today. If the Navy hadn't built out Lindbergh to it's present configuration in 1944-45 with it's sturdy and wide 8700 foot runway where all we had was a 4000 ish foot runway barely big enough for Dc-3's, then the city would have certainly bought...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
I would like to see Lufthansa fly the 747-400 to FRA 3x weekly.


Me too! It would be a magnificent sight having both the BA 744 and an LH 744 serving SAN!

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by SANMAN66
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Has Edelweiss ever flown the A330 to SAN as a sub? Does the A330 even have enough range?


I don't think Edelweiss has ever flown a A330 into SAN (do they even have A330s?) Lufthansa has flown the A330 here on several occasions as a sub. Yes, the A330 has the range.

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by SANMAN66
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm kind of worried about ZRH on Edelweiss and whether it will be back next year; I'd hate to lose an intl carrier at SAN, even if it's a small seasonal one. LH could decide to pull those 2 weekly WK flights as they might consider they are taking potential LH (connecting) customers. Sort of a compe...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Miramar is off the table because the Marines gave up El Toro instead. The Navy would need to find a new aircraft carrier homeport if North Island were to be converted to civilian use. I think Camp Pendleton has a lot of land. The Marines nearly had a cow when it was proposed that Miramar could be s...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Is the runway at CLD long enough for a 737-200?


No. CLDs runway is not long enough for mainline jets.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Well, it hasn't been mentioned yet, but NIMBY's in the south bay area of Chula Vista effectively killed a proposed cargo airport facility at Brown Field, because of an elementary school located near the take-off end of the runway. I'll bet they have those same picket signs still ready to go at a mo...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

A Swoop spokesperson confirmed to The Points Guy that San Diego flights were delayed due to the grounding of the 737MAX at parent WestJet and they now plan to begin serving SAN in summer 2020. https://thepointsguy.com/news/why-swoop-an-airline-with-no-737-maxes-is-cancelling-flights-because-of-the-...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
I would like to see an international terminal built at CLD.


The first thing is to get some sort of commercial service at CLD period. As I mentioned in a previous post, demand has got to warrant Int'l flights. CLD is having trouble getting domestic flights, first things first!

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipNgTv3LboSC9o6AZo68MR12ONSKEJTY0LRVu97h=h1440 It's about 1400 feet from the end of RWY 24 at CLD to the road. At least 400 feet could be extended to the east and still have your 1000 feet of clear zone. The main problem I see is the taxiway extention. Anythi...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I believe the NIMBYs have made it quite clear that not a foot is to be added to the CLD runway; they've not been real happy with any recent air service involving jets (including the building of the nice new terminal a few years ago) and I doubt they are going to sit quietly by if the bulldozers sho...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm wondering if there is enough land available at CLD to make the runway long enough for transcon flights? I was wondering the same thing. Could a A220 fly from a 4900 foot runway to somewhere like ATL, JFK or even BOS with a full load? If not, how long of a runway does it need? Looks like it coul...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
Will CLD ever see 757 service?


The runway is too short. CLD can barely handle regional jets.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://opendsd.sandiego.gov/Web/Projec ... ils/643255. Any idea what they're doing? I would have figured they'd only do the bare minimum until the new T1's built.


Probably remodelling T-1 again!
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tmiw wrote:
I just noticed this permit pop up on the city's website for T1W: https://opendsd.sandiego.gov/Web/Projec ... ils/643255. Any idea what they're doing? I would have figured they'd only do the bare minimum until the new T1's built.


Probably remodelling T-1 again!

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop announces YEG-SAN, YXX-SAN
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

Re: Swoop announces YEG-SAN, YXX-SAN

I never realized how much the 737 MAX groundings have impacted the airlines.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANMAN66 wrote:
BML87 wrote:
Swoop will no longer start San Diego

Does Swoop have any 737 MAX planes?


I saw in another thread that Swoop only delayed starting SAN until Feb. 2020 because of those 737 MAX planes again!

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

BML87 wrote:
Swoop will no longer start San Diego


Swoop advertised SAN all over their website and now their not going to serve SAN as advertised? That doesn't look good for them! Does Swoop have any 737 MAX planes?

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by SANMAN66
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: EARLY DFW Dallas Dt Worth Intl Airport - Braniff International Operations video
Replies: 13
Views: 1939

Re: Airport PAST: EARLY DFW Dallas Dt Worth Intl Airport - Braniff International Operations video

Those Calder-painted Braniff planes were really the most interesting! I think Braniff was the only US airline to have so many planes in different colors!

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by SANMAN66
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'll bet AS and HA are chewing up the furniture with the WN announcement that the SAN-Hawaii route is back on track

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It makes sense that HA may be re-aligning the HNL flights and replacing the A330 with A321s to better compete with AS and possibly WN on the West Coast- Hawaii routes. Most likely the A330s will be shifted to the HNL-Asia routes. In other news about the other int'l airport to the South, AM is cuttin...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Vice President Pence landed at SAN last night. I thought he would land at NAS North Island or MCAS Miramar, just like the President normally does on AF-1. They showed the Vice President on the local news disembarking AF-2 last night with a Southwest plane parked behind it.

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15250

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

I wonder if they were able to recover the spinner, or did it fall out in-flight?

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: As A321 SAN-BOS today!
Replies: 10
Views: 4524

Re: As A321 SAN-BOS today!

I didn't know that AS had A321s? I know the airbuses are ex-Virgin America planes, but I thought they only had A320s and A319s.

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop announces YEG-SAN, YXX-SAN
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

Re: Swoop announces YEG-SAN, YXX-SAN

Good news! That would make Swoop the third Canadian airline to serve SAN. Unless you count AC Express and AC Rouge as one airline.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm surprised COPA hasn't started service to TIJ to initially introduce service to the region. TIJ is probably less expensive to operate out of and being Latin America, they share a similar culture and the same language. Scheduling wise, they could do a quick 60 minute midnight turn around, somethi...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Coronado990 wrote:

Didn't Imperial fly the EMB-110's?


They most certainly did. I think they called them EMB-110 Bandeirantes. For a short while, United Express flew them here also. Unpressurized, no Flight attendants, and no lavatories.

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by SANMAN66
Fri May 31, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

It definitely was a 77W yesterday, I saw it coming in. All the widebodies landing at SAN seem to fly in much slower than the numerous 737s and A320s. The BA 744 seems to float in for a landing.

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I just found another piece of news at SAN.org just posted this morning:. JetBlue Airways operations at San Diego International Airport to relocate to Terminal 1 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 SAN DIEGO – May 29, 2019 – Effective June 5, JetBlue Airways at San Diego International Airport (SAN) will move it...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 29, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey gang, according to RoutesOnline, posted on Monday: London Heathrow – San Diego eff 29MAR20 747-400 continues to operate in summer 2020 season, replacing 777-300ER in S19 So our speculation up-thread regarding Speedbird for next year has been clarified -- 'The Queen' (of the Skies) will be flyin...

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by SANMAN66
Sat May 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Quite possibly that COPA hasn't yet started SAN could be because of the grounding of the 737 MAX planes? I know they had announced 737 MAX routes last year, but the two MAX crashes most likely threw a wrench in their plans forcing them to continue using the older model 737s?

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

AF773 wrote:
I just moved to North County but KL seems the best candidate out of the DL/AF/KL JV


Welcome aboard AF773!

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

maybe BA will be able to offer year-round 747 service from both SAN and AUS due to the PHX change. And I wonder if BA might eventually drop PHX completely and move that 787 elsewhere? I kind of doubt PHX has the traffic for 2 daily year-round flights to LHR but I could be wrong. bb Quite possible t...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

BTW, I just checked the WK website and SAN's service has deteriorated somewhat since the last time I checked. Friday service does in fact begin this Friday (as noted by me up-thread) but the Tuesday flight now doesn't begin until July. So July and August (as of now) will see 2 flights per week, Tu ...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like BA SAN-LHR switches to Heathrow Terminal 3 effective Autumn 2019. This is when the aircraft changes to 744. Verified on ba.com 22 May 2019. Thanks DCA' for verifying that at least for this year it's business as usual. I assume that on that same date in late October/early November that SA...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

(Also, I assume PHX being downgraded to a 787 Speedbird has to do with AA adding their own flight between PDX and LHR. Not a surprise there.) bb Now it's starting to make sense about BA downgrading their PHX flight to a 787. I had forgot that AA added their own LHR flight. The new AA flight from PH...

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by SANMAN66
Wed May 22, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 699
Views: 86752

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:

Edelweiss Air question: Are they coming back? I can't find any trace of them on Flightaware! Their season should have shown up by now...


I was going to ask the same question. May is usually the time when Edelweiss shows up.

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