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by Western727
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88908

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Having had my family's trip to DXB (nonstop from IAH on a 380) postponed from mid-March, literally days prior to the trip, to 20-29 November I find myself doubting that we'll be able to visit my expat sister and her family who live in AUH. The way things look, it looks more and more likely that we'l...

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by Western727
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)
Replies: 32
Views: 3457

Re: Is air travel really such a polluter? (Shutdown makes things clearer)

It's largely from the reduced automobile traffic. "According to the EPA, motor vehicles collectively cause 75 percent of carbon monoxide pollution in the U.S. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) estimates that on-road vehicles cause one-third of the air pollution that produces smog in the U.S....

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by Western727
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11957

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I remember flying on N518US in the early 2000s shortly after it had been parked in the desert for some months. It had a unique smell to it that reminded me of its longtime sealed-in-the-desert stint.

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by Western727
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 13946

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

I'm not sure anyone would want to fly 11 hours on a narrowbody. HA has the A330 and eventually the 787 for routes like HNL-JFK. As someone who grew up regularly flying across the Pacfic since I was a kid on both 707's and 747's (yes I go back that far on Pan Am and NWA!) I agree it's the seat for m...

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by Western727
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134073

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

"The airline’s wholly-owned regional subsidiary Horizon Air, as well as its regional partner SkyWest Airlines, will join as oneworld affiliate members at the same time." SkyWest? Is this a formality for the aircraft under AS contract? I world think the only membership necessary world be t...

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by Western727
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134073

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Oneworld’s official press release/invitation for Alaska to join the alliance: https://www.oneworld.com/news/2020-07-23-Alaska-Airlines-to-join-oneworld?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=as2omc "The airline’s wholly-owned regional subsidiary Horizon Air, as well as its r...

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by Western727
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 278
Views: 74085

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

There goes the (slim) chance of seeing the 744 at AUS again. I see BA is slated to restart AUS service in September on the 351 before changing to the 772 later in the fall season. Therein lies the future of commercial aviation: twinjets.

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by Western727
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15486

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

NK might as well pull out of SEA with a schedule like that...1x SEA-LAS. What's the point? You beat me to it. Not that I would miss them if they left. Yeah, the only good thing about NK in my view is the more-noticeable-from-afar livery. As a GA pilot I enjoy watching them approach and land at AUS ...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

AM resumed the first international service on 2 July, 3x/week to MEX on the 190: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/aeromexico-resumes-international-service-aus Does anyone know anything about the others? BA, LH, DY? I recall a few posts earlier KL announcing a start to AMS (and not a resumption, for ...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

AM resumed the first international service on 2 July, 3x/week to MEX on the 190: http://www.austintexas.gov/news/aeromexico-resumes-international-service-aus Does anyone know anything about the others? BA, LH, DY? I recall a few posts earlier KL announcing a start to AMS (and not a resumption, for t...

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by Western727
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154240

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Preliminary report in full https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/SIBReports/AAIB-431.pdf Am I reading this right? They deployed LG, later retracted it and continued the landing to the point of use engine reverse and braking while A/C was scrubbing the runway on its engine ? :eek: Whiskey Foxtrot Ta...

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by Western727
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

April 2020 stats came out last week, and it's pretty bad: 96.6% below April 2019. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/april-2020-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom May is out now as well -- off 91.52% from 2020. Nowhere to go but up... http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/images/Airport...

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by Western727
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

As a GA pilot, I took it upon myself the other day (Sunday at around 6:25-6:40 pm local time) to fly above the controlled airspace surrounding AUS to observe the traffic. My passenger and I were bummed to see only a single aircraft (a UA 320) parked at the 35-gate main terminal; granted, a WN 73G ha...

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by Western727
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

On a different, but AUS-related topic: I found an old NWA timetable from 8 Feb 1989. Living in AUS now, I was shocked to discover an almost-daily (X6, if I recall...or perhaps X7) departure to SAT, a trip of only 70 miles and 0:35 according to the timetable. A friend who grew up in AUS was surprise...

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by Western727
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

On a different, but AUS-related topic: I found an old NWA timetable from 8 Feb 1989. Living in AUS now, I was shocked to discover an almost-daily (X6, if I recall...or perhaps X7) departure to SAT, a trip of only 70 miles and 0:35 according to the timetable. A friend who grew up in AUS was surprised...

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by Western727
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I know the actual data is out there, but I'm guessing this is the equivalent of 2005 traffic if you bring the plots down incrementally? I'd love to know the historical data too, CarlosSi. I doubt it's the same as 2005, because 47,781 is a very low number. I would think that's more like 1995 or even...

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by Western727
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

April 2020 stats came out last week, and it's pretty bad: 96.6% below April 2019. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/april-2020-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom I know the actual data is out there, but I'm guessing this is the equivalent of 2005 traffic if you bring the plots down incrementall...

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by Western727
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/april-2 ... -bergstrom
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April 2020 stats came out last week, and it's pretty bad: 96.6% below April 2019. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/april-2 ... -bergstrom

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by Western727
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13762

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

And here it is hanging off my camera case https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49966446387_15bc02a1fa.jpg That's cool and I'd love to get one...but I must object to the seemingly non-762 fuselage. There's even exit doors aft of the wing in the image. One would expect them to get such details right, ...

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by Western727
Thu May 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

What gates are operating at AUS? And by what airlines? Is there a CUTE gate arrangement in place for some/all gates?

I ask because a friend told me that a significant portion of the terminal is blocked off, but couldn't provide details. Thanks in advance.

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by Western727
Thu May 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154240

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-paki ... SKBN2341CD
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gioannis13 wrote:
Just few minutes before was discovered the VCR of aircraft ! Good news ...


This article confirms the CVR was indeed found: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-paki ... SKBN2341CD

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by Western727
Fri May 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154240

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Does someone have a Google Street View of the exact location? I’m baffled by news reports of the plane going down into multi storey residential towers - why would they be so close to the runway. https://www.google.ca/maps/@24.9032928,67.1863366,3333m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en Goose bumps. That's so close...

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by Western727
Thu May 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

The figures have still not yet been released for March 2020 pax & cargo traffic for AUS. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who feels dread at seeing the numbers, which will clearly be the first dip below the consistently-growing trend line of the last several years.

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by Western727
Fri May 08, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25328

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

. Perhaps the pilots have seen the person on the runway and couldn't avoid him or they heard suddenly a big bang and discovered this when they checked the engine . I don't think the person has been sucked in the engine, cause otherwise it would have exploded and the plane would have been engulfed i...

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by Western727
Fri May 08, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

From Kris Van Cleave on Twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXeBlD1WkAISTuv?format=jpg&name=medium https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1258617098403745792 I live in Austin and know KAUS well. 17R/35L is the more “open space” of the two runways there, so I’m afraid there’s no way this was ...

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by Western727
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanks tphuang, jjbiv and ahj2000 for your replies, all of which make sense.

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by Western727
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

"JetBlue aims to drop 16 "major hub" destinations from its network" https://paxex.aero/2020/04/jetblue-aims-to-drop-16-major-hub-destinations-from-its-network/ Why are IAH and DFW part of the list, while AUS isn't? We all know how small B6 is at AUS, so I'm curious what you folks...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA: Middle East Countries Not Doing Enough to Support Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: IATA: Middle East Countries Not Doing Enough to Support Airlines

The Dubai government has announced that it will be backing Emirates when they return to normal operations. We havent heard anything about AUH government backing Etihad, or Dubai government backing Flydubai or Sharjah goverment backing Air Arabia. Maybe because they are much smaller carriers than EK...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA: Middle East Countries Not Doing Enough to Support Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: IATA: Middle East Countries Not Doing Enough to Support Airlines

The Dubai government has announced that it will be backing Emirates when they return to normal operations. We havent heard anything about AUH government backing Etihad, or Dubai government backing Flydubai or Sharjah goverment backing Air Arabia. Maybe because they are much smaller carriers than EK...

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by Western727
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134073

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

would it be feasible for AA to go all in (internationally) @SEA and attack Delta? No. AA's got much bigger fish to fry right now than trying to establish a new international gateway against a competitor. They have so far announced more fleet retirements than either DL or UA, so I expect expansion w...

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by Western727
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Forgive me if this has already been answered, but will the pandemic have an impact on the AUS 2040 Master Plan? Since the Plan was based on a certain rate of growth in demand, any capacity improvements in the Plan would still exist but their timing is likely going to be wildly different. Wholeheart...

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by Western727
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Forgive me if this has already been answered, but will the pandemic have an impact on the AUS 2040 Master Plan?

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by Western727
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2148

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

What about families or those that live together? My family of 4 had a trip planned to DXB last month that we postponed to US Thanksgiving (last week of November), and it's on a 380. Since we live together already, wouldn't it make sense to seat us together?

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by Western727
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision on pushback at DXB
Replies: 18
Views: 4856

Re: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision on pushback at DXB

I wonder if it's a wingwalker fail...either inattention or the lack of a wingwalker. I wonder if ground congestion contributed as well. There must be much less congestion at airports at the moment. I wonder if there have been some ground staffing cuts. I should've clarified that I meant congestion ...

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by Western727
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision on pushback at DXB
Replies: 18
Views: 4856

Re: Emirates B777 and British Airways A350 collision on pushback at DXB

I wonder if it's a wingwalker fail...either inattention or the lack of a wingwalker. I wonder if ground congestion contributed as well.

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by Western727
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 20943

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

KLM delays Austin to March 29, 2021/ Pleased to see this, but genuinely surprised that the start date is just after the business-fare heavy SXSW period. Moving this up by 2-3 weeks would allow KLM to capture some traffic with really high yields. Don't they usually run a "special" section ...

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by Western727
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX
Replies: 16
Views: 5561

Re: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX

arcticcruiser wrote:
Arrg, this website.


There are countless other websites out there. Nobody's forcing you to visit a.net.

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by Western727
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 43
Views: 7773

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

Dubai airport and EK are 85% of the Dubai economy. Quite a staggering figure. I've found myself wondering what has (or will) become of the gold-dispensing ATMs in Dubai, as well as the many other displays of lavishness...and Expo 2020, which is supposed to happen in the fall season (November, I bel...

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by Western727
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX
Replies: 16
Views: 5561

Re: VIDEO: insane crosswind *takeoffs* at BHX

As a GA pilot I appreciate "having" to deal with crosswinds, especially when significant gusts are involved, forcing me to do the crosswind component calculation to ensure that I do not exceed the aircraft's max crosswind component. Real yoke action is a great way to hone one's piloting sk...

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by Western727
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout
Replies: 43
Views: 7773

Re: Emirates seeking loans on top of government bailout

EK bankrolls Dubai. Despite everyone thinking it's the other way around, EK is a profit centre for the Government of Dubai. And more importantly an economic enabler and multiplier that brings tourists, investors and commerce through the city. Dubai will never be in a position to substantially bail ...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

With the virus gaining steam I predict TATL service will be decimated at AUS with BA being the only one left standing, reducing service to 2-3x weekly. DI is done and with that no more LGW and CDG will never happen. LH will suspend service to FRA and more than likely probably never return. KLM will...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

"This is going to hurt for years", said Wacko55...and I agree. To wit, a quick scan just now of AUS's realtime departures info for today shows 190 scheduled flights up to 1920 local time...and 112 cancellations. That's about a 59% cancellation rate. Part of that was due to the Houston Cen...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

With the virus gaining steam I predict TATL service will be decimated at AUS with BA being the only one left standing, reducing service to 2-3x weekly. DI is done and with that no more LGW and CDG will never happen. LH will suspend service to FRA and more than likely probably never return. KLM will...

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by Western727
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Besides NRSA joyriding, who is flying? Honestly would like to know. I wonder as well. I imagine members of our military, health care professionals, government folks and some others need to continue flying, so I'm surprised that there's only been a (roughly) 30-40% cut at AUS for yesterday & tod...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249967

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There's something about an MD80 on a humid summer morning, just amazing. Agreed. I used to be a medallion member for some time on DL and loved sitting in row 1 on an 80/90, because the wingtip would "drop" so low on initial climb-out. I always made a point to watch that, because it gave t...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at AUS's realtime departures on their website just now (~170 scheduled flights from 0600 through 2105 local time, eliminating redundant one-stop flights, especially on WN), I see 68 cancellations. That's roughly 40% and less than I expected. Can anyone offer any insight? Tuesday 24 March up...

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by Western727
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at AUS's realtime departures on their website just now (~170 scheduled flights from 0600 through 2105 local time, eliminating redundant one-stop flights, especially on WN), I see 68 cancellations. That's roughly 40% and less than I expected. Can anyone offer any insight? Tuesday 24 March up...

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by Western727
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24442

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Looking at AUS's realtime departures on their website just now (~170 scheduled flights from 0600 through 2105 local time, eliminating redundant one-stop flights, especially on WN), I see 68 cancellations. That's roughly 40% and less than I expected. Can anyone offer any insight?

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by Western727
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11688

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

Were the GE-powered DC-10s bigger engines or did they -30s have extra fuel capacity? I'm just trying to understand the performance difference between the two. As I recall, Nyrop wanted the DC-10-40 with the PW engines for commonality with the PW-powered 747s. The DC-10-40s we talk about in this thr...

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