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by SANMAN66
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10109

Re: Air France Us expansion

AF is sending a couple of charters to SAN for a convention in December. The return flights to CDG will not be charters, they will be commercial, (also on AF).I don't know if this precludes future service, but it is a strange setup. Charters one way, but commercial on the return leg.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 4435

Re: Rename PHX

I love the "Sky Harbor" name. It's unique and different.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 149
Views: 23916

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

I wish them all the luck! I guess technically Denver will be the first major city (to the EAS destinations)? BTW, whatever happened to CalJet? They had so much promise! They simply disappeared.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 386
Views: 39460

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

I still wonder how far along were the talks with COPA before they hit a brick wall?Hopefully they picked up where they left off. I saw in another thread someone was wondering if DL could start a SAN-AMS flight? I personally would prefer KLM. WOW-Air or Icelandair to Keflavik are other two carriers I...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 386
Views: 39460

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

This is out of pure speculation. I was thinking possibly the reason Norwegian hasn't shown up is that maybe BA is keeping them out? BA dominates SAN, but BA threw in the towel at OAK because Norwegian dominates OAK? Just speculating. It will be interesting to see. BA's "Queen of the skies"...

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by SANMAN66
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 1865

Re: Airports with funny names

I like Phoenix Skyharbor Int'l

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 386
Views: 39460

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

There is a current thread going about COPA's next destination and SAN kept popping up quite frequently. That's encouraging news!

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by SANMAN66
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 386
Views: 39460

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

In related San Diego news. Aerodynamics Inc. will re-brand as California Pacific on Sept.1. CPAir will take over all EAS flying from Aerodynamics Inc. They are also hiring pilots. CPAir will reveal the first flights out of CLD in the next week or so, with the first flights from CLD targeted for Nove...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

southsidesilver wrote:
Just noticed this today for SAN.

San Diego Intl is experiencing delays
departure delays of 15 minutes to 29 minutes (and decreasing) due to VIP movement

Anyone have a clue on this VIP ?


Maybe it was one of those Saudi royal flights? We used to get those often!

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by SANMAN66
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

So there is this cool thread discussing Cathay Pacific's new routes all having a beer theme. I proposed the question that since we are the Napa Valley of craft beer; coupled with our biotech and tourist industry, plus not having a direct flight to China, that perhaps SAN is one of the candidates. W...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 35031

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I'm patiently waiting for Spirit to start RDU

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by SANMAN66
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Coronado990 wrote:
The A340-300.








I've seen the Edelweiss bird taking off occasionally on Monday nights, that A340 sure does take
its time climbing! The A340 seems so slow taking off, The BA 744 seems to have more power on
takeoff! (looking forward to seeing the BA 744 next month!)

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by SANMAN66
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Cal Jet by Elite Airways will be starting flights out of Carlsbad with destinations in California, Nevada, and Arizona using the CRJ-200/700. Has anyone seen the new television ads regarding Cal Jet Elite? It looks like the first destination is LAS The TV ads show an Elvis impersonator boarding a C...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

SDIA should consider adding a few FIS capable gates down at T-1, so AS and WN can battle it out with the Mexico flights at T-1 without causing major congestion with the overseas flights. Unless the new FIS gates can handle the congestion. WN adding PVR is definitely aimed at AS, there's a battle for...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I've been wondering about Icelandair. I was wondering if they may have considered SAN in the past or future? I know they have range-capable 767s in their fleet, (In the past. they seemed to be deeply in love with 757s), now they have 767s, and 737MAX planes in their fleet. Does the 737MAX have the r...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Yahnih wrote:


If not KLM, I suspect AF with their 787s!


AF better hurry and send one of those 787s our way before Norwegian starts up a
SAN-CDG flight! Norwegian is expanding fast and I have a feeling SAN is on their radar!

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

So I am curious about this rail link, I'm assuming that it will link the Middletown Station with the terminal, but would it be to the south east (like through the current roadway that the buses travel to the rental car center) or the north west (through the inlet at the end of the runway)? I figure...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Yahnih wrote:
As shouldn't have a problem at Brown Field. They are 737 capable.


Actually Brown Field is Concorde capable! They brought one in when they were having
Air-Space-America in 1988 at Brown Field.

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

This battle of air service at CLD has sure gone on for years and years. If done right, it sure seems that such service should be successful! Maybe Elite can actually be the one! bb I wish Elite a lot of luck! I hope they stick around. I'm also holding out hope that AS will start serving CLD with Ho...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

http://www.10news.com/news/san-diegos-lindbergh-field-could-get-transit-center-across-runway San Diego airport may finally be getting a connecting transit center! This is good news and probably what everyone has been waiting for in San Diego and for tourists. One reason I'll bet that they want to p...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Things are again growing, with the number of cruises per year, as well as the number of pax boarding cruises here, increasing, slowly but steadily. bb I was just going to mention the cruise industry here in SD, I remember back in 2008 when the cruise ship industry fell off drastically, due to Mexic...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I feel if Norwegian came, they would try their Paris route rather than LGW. But, I could see them trying to take away from BA. That is my feeling too! My guess is that Norwegian would try Paris to try to get a jump on the SAN-CDG route before AF shows up! Going after BA in SAN would be a little too...

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

mrpippy wrote:
SANMAN66 wrote:
SANAV8R wrote:
north ramp for parking (where the JL 787 is currently parked)


Is the JAL bird still there?


Looks like it flew to NRT yesterday as JAL8065, probably a ferry/positioning flight.


Probably flew back to NRT to reposition and return as flight#66 to SAN! :rotfl:

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hey SANMAN66 , what do you think about military interest in a SAN-MNL flight? I know you were one of the original 'pushers' of the SAN-MNL connection back in 2007/8 prior to the FAA downgrade when everything went "Poof"! Do you think it's time to jump-start our interest in the idea of PAL...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

SANAV8R wrote:
north ramp for parking (where the JL 787 is currently parked)


Is the JAL bird still there?

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Condor airlines officially dropped the route to San Diego in 2018. Hoping for a Thomas Cook announcement http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/tourism/sd-fi-condor-nonstop-20170724-story.html I wonder if Condor would have considered SAN-MUC Instead of FRA? A MUC flight could stay seasonal wi...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Unless the airport is successful at relocating the terns, maybe those birds could be responsible for relocating SDIA to Miramar! How's that for a fantasy long shot? bb I think they would have to wait until the least terns come off that endangered list to relocate the nests and pave over the bare gr...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Oh, and I have a feeling we'll be hearing from AAG soon, prolly with more good news for SAN bb Domestic-wise, I'm patiently waiting for SAN-RDU to show up, I'm thinking AS or WN would do it. It has really been a shootout over at T1! AS announcing DAL is stepping on WN's turf! I can't wait to see ho...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I feel like a middle-east airline would probably make out here someday. I was thinking about flights to the Middle-East,since we have the 2nd largest Chaldean population here, I noticed Lufthansa has a flight to Erbil (Northern Iraq), I wonder there is market for San Diego Chaldeans wanting to trav...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

MAH4546 wrote:
Not surprisingly, Condor has pulled SANFRA from the GDS for next summer.


Lufthansa scared them off! :eek:

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Christoph Debus, the head of Thomas Cook did very recently indicate MAN-SAN was a target route, but no timescale given. MT are expected to take another A330 next summer, so, there is a chance we could see the route. MAN-TPA is also rumoured. It may be confusing to some people that a Thomas Cook jet...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

There was also a strong rumor late last year that Thomas Cook was looking at adding MAN-SAN service soon -- maybe 2018?. bb I remember that rumor! But we were mostly speculating which carrier would serve "SANMAN" :mrgreen: I was thinking maybe Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, or maybe Th...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Kettner & Hawthorn above go-car, right as you cross the train tracks behind the Hilton Garden Inn is a giant billboard for Edelweiss/Zurich. Also KYXY has been talking about it. I remember a Condor billboard also at the corner of Euclid & Home Ave in City Heights which I thought was odd. I'...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

The domestic scene at SAN is sure getting fun to watch, seeing both of our Focus City-carriers dueling it out at snatching new routes, while F9, G4 and NK have even made a few surprising moves as well.bb As I was saying in the earlier post I'm looking for SAN-RDU (Most of my relatives are in the Ra...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

we will only be seeing JL, BA and LH widebodies (can you believe that!!!!??) plus lots of Mexico arrivals. Assuming both Edelweiss and Condor continue to operate in 2018, things will start getting interesting next April -- when WK is scheduled to begin their flights -- and I'm not sure when DE is s...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I knew it was just a matter of time before LH showed up! As for the aircraft used for this route, they could possibly be planning to send a brand new A350 our way? I know the rumor about Hainan starting TIJ-PVG keeps popping up, but I just don't see it anywhere! Wikipedia doesn't even list it. (Alth...

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by SANMAN66
Mon May 01, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5525

Re: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017

SANFan wrote:
. Additional European service is expected to begin in 2018 bb


I wonder who it is? That nice article in the UT about Lindbergh Field said that LH will be
watching closely the performance of Edelweiss and Condor! Hmmm! :bouncy:

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by SANMAN66
Mon May 01, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5525

Re: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017

even allowing a narrow body from Mexico bb I've been wondering how WN's new SAN-SJD flight is doing? The last time we had this excitement was in 2012, when JAL came to town! Condor's not a bad airline, although I like their old livery much better than their current one! I remember taking a Condor D...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I was also very pleased with Mr. Kirby's remark: "We are excited to serve Mexico City nonstop from our three largest California gateways ," said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines." Very nice to see he includes SAN as one of the carrier's 3 largest Cal...

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by SANMAN66
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

BTW, can anyone confirm that the Lindy Hop is still necessary for our larger visitors here? It seems they've cleared the obstacles away from south of Taxiway B... bb Yup! They're still doing the "Lindy Hop." I saw the BA 744 when I was at Liberty Station "Lindy Hop", (I enjoyed ...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN adding SAN-SJD from April 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

Re: WN adding SAN-SJD from April 2017

I wonder what the response will be from AS? AS has been on the SAN-SJD route the longest.
Does DL still have the seasonal SAN-SJD flight?

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by SANMAN66
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Last night I actually saw a billboard promoting the new flights to FRA . They seem to be
promoting the Frankfurt flights on Condor, but I haven't seen any promotion for the
upcoming flights to Zurich on Edelweiss ?

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I remember SanFan, myself, and several others were waiting with bated breath back in 2007 when Philippine applied for SAN-MNL via YVR, then watch the FAA downgrade the Philippines to CAT-II. We were frantically searching for any kind of news! I hear that JAL is handling the SAN-MNL crowds with ease!...

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by SANMAN66
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

As far as I know, ramp markings are only applied for aircraft that actually serve the airport (i.e. there are markings for the 777-200 but not the -300, as a -300 has yet to serve SAN). I agree about Asiana (KE hasn't ordered any A350's) possibly serving San Diego though-- would be great to have an...

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

alexrg wrote:
@SANMAN66-- wow, I didn't know the FDX DC-10's were gone. Those old trijets sure added a lot of color round here...


I prefer DC-10s over 763s any day!

timf wrote:
They were using the 753 on an extra DTW-SAN flight last week.


I was right! That was a 753 I saw last week!

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by SANMAN66
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

@SANMAN66-- wow, I didn't know the FDX DC-10's were gone. Those old trijets sure added a lot of color round here... Yup! About September or October they went away, only to be replaced by two 763s and a 757. The FDX 757 sure takes off like a rocket, when I see it. It's already pretty high up there w...

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by SANMAN66
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I didn't know DL's domestic 763s are gone! It would be great to see the 764 on a regular basis! I don't believe DL ever used 764s on a regular basis at SAN. I think DL is also using a 753 here. (That 757 looks a bit too long to be a 752.) As I saying earlier, I saw a FEDEX DC-10, I know FEDEX stoppe...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

SANMAN66 wrote:
military transport C-117! I normally see those at MCAS Miramar, or North Island!


I goofed ! I meant to say a C-17. This is what I saw taking off from SAN! possibly from the National Guard?

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

:bouncy: Just a quick reminder: 2017 is the year Condor lands on the SAN perch from Frankfurt! And Edelweiss yodels all the way from SAN to Zurich, Switzerland! I actually heard an advertisement on the radio about Condor's upcoming SAN-FRA flight! The interesting thing also is that Condor returns to...

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by SANMAN66
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89526

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Happy New Year all! SAN "folks!" The past couple of weeks I've seen some interesting aircraft taking off from Lindbergh (from the excellent spotting location at Liberty Station) : First of all, I noticed DL has been running a 764 in the morning hours, I saw it last week, and thought it was...

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