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by as739x
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 151
Views: 20793

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

lavalampluva wrote:
I wonder if that will force CP to relocate their HQ since they currently occupy space in DL building C at MSP


CP will retain offices in MSP. Delta has agreed to continue leasing the space after the flying contract terminates

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by as739x
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 6156

Re: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance

It was part of the Jet Shop. Word is not good

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by as739x
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3484

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

There was a worker from the air service development office of SFO there. She was saying that the airport will likely add a European airline, an Asian airline, and a South American airline for next summer. I'd place a bet on that happening. SFO seems to be growing and will continue to burst at the s...

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by as739x
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22049

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

SEA-FAI. Just goes to show how the 221 is going to free up E75 flying.[/quote]

That an optimistic way of looking at it. Compass's contract is up June 2020 and there has been no talk of an extension. So free up, or just take...take your guess

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by as739x
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1
Replies: 44
Views: 4975

Re: JetSuiteX to Launch OAK-BFI on July 1

The service begins this Monday (July 1st) and everybody at BFI is very excited to get another carrier here. Over the past week and a half they have done a lot remodeling in the terminal. The plan is to remove the wall between gate 3 and 4 (which has now been renamed to lounge 1 and 2) so that it’s ...

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by as739x
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6308

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

according to this https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Harvey-Milk-Terminal-1-first-look-pictures-sf-14047873.php B6 and WN is moving into T1. The curious part I saw there is this. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue will move into the new space in July with six gates. I can't see why B6 would need 6 g...

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by as739x
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO widebodies
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: UA SFO widebodies

There have been virtually no 767's schedule from SFO for the last few years. Occasionally the mid-day HNL turn was a 764, but the fleet type was virtually eliminated from SFO by 2016 when I left UA. Seeing a 763 in SFO is very rare indeed

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by as739x
Mon May 27, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11812

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

IST-DPS, that new service for TK. Missed that one being announced. Is there a projected date for this route to begin? TK to start Bali 3 x W in July 2019. This service will go up to daily eventually, but not sure exactly when.. This was announced 7/2018. Good info!!! Assuming they are launching it ...

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by as739x
Sun May 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11812

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

IST-DPS, that new service for TK. Missed that one being announced. Is there a projected date for this route to begin?

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by as739x
Thu May 23, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 4834

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

United routinely flies wide bodies SFO-LAX, nothing new here. Hub to Hub is very common

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by as739x
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8876

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

The FAA will not allow closure of MDW. Period. There was an absolute shit storm over Meigs Field back in 1994, but Meigs didn’t have any Federal Grant money tied to it and it was just a GA airport. If they tried to close Midway the lawsuits that would fly from the law offices at Southwest will make...

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by as739x
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15244

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

Thanks again enilria! AA BOS-LAX OCT 6>5[6] NOV 6>5[5] AA IAD-LAX JAN 2>1.2[1.6] **AA LAX-STS NOV 1.0>0.1[0] DEC 1.0>0[0] JAN 0.2>0[0] is it just me, or AA seems to be cutting back on some more stuff out of LAX? It appears AS has won that competition. I believe AS has several STS-LAX flights with E...

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by as739x
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 12052

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

PHX doesn't have a chance. It's a OneWorld hub and would be AA/JL if anyone. The local traffic wouldn't meet the demand without feed that NH doesn't have in Phoenix

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by as739x
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5035

Re: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes

Wynnster8 wrote:
St.Louis?


Why? There seems to be this obsession on European-STL on A.net, just not getting it!!

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by as739x
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO

It would be nice to see UA give NGO another go, but yield management is the only ones that can answer that question. Also, the smallish fleet of 788's doesn't help. They seem to be well spoken for at the moment. BKK/MNL I will believe it when I see it. SFO-MNL makes sense with the huge Filipino popu...

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by as739x
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.
Replies: 21
Views: 6150

Re: America flight 1200 heading back to PHX.

When it turned around it maintained altitude and appeared to enter the PHX arrival pattern normally. The oddity was that on the return it reduced ground speed by about 25% (according to FlightAware). Winds were screaming from the west last night at altitude. I flew LAX-PHX and we made up a 30 min d...

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by as739x
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is looking at Etihad, Norwegian and Hong Kong Airlines for Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5502

Re: Emirates is looking at Etihad, Norwegian and Hong Kong Airlines for Pilots

All Emirates has to do is improve the working conditions of the pilots and they'll come naturally. I recently heard some pilots are leaving Emirates to work for Ryanair, that says a lot. Completely agree. I was staff traveling on EK IAH-DXB and has 2 crew members tell me to stay in the US. Neither ...

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by as739x
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: routes for DELTA 220's
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: routes for DELTA 220's

The shuttles are low utilization markets. The fuel efficiency won’t be fully recognized on such a short segment and the passenger amenities won’t matter. Doesn't mean you wouldn't see the A220 on routes like DCA-BOS. Routers and Planning will put a plane where it needs to be. Numerous flights every...

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by as739x
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning strikes plane at LAX
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: Lightning strikes plane at LAX

There were multiple carriers with strikes, I know of one carrier that had 6 planes alone struck by lighting. Also know that AS has a few.

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by as739x
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Airbus A321-271NX NEO Routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7004

Re: Longest Airbus A321-271NX NEO Routes

Isn't Indigo looking to launch DPS service as well? BOM-DPS would take second at 3,007 and DEL-DPS would top the list at 3,138

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by as739x
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 52
Views: 12863

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

Definitely not ORD-NRT. I can see one going on SFO-ICN, freeing up that 789. Maybe the second SFO-FRA frequency, also freeing up a 789. Maybe SFO-SYD also freeing up, you guessed it, a 789. Maybe EWR-PVG. I don't see them putting them at ORD. Is the demand very high for the UA SFO-ICN flight to com...

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by as739x
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19382

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Slightly OT, but I wonder if SFO-PVG will see a traffic bump now Tesla, based in the bay area, are building another factory near PVG? Very doubtful. They would have to secure new slots or sacrifice another one. It already took months to get the second daily SFO-PVG flight up and running, I believe ...

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by as739x
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19382

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Slightly OT, but I wonder if SFO-PVG will see a traffic bump now Tesla, based in the bay area, are building another factory near PVG? Very doubtful. They would have to secure new slots or sacrifice another one. It already took months to get the second daily SFO-PVG flight up and running, I believe ...

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by as739x
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3457

Re: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?

"What makes California becoming so attractive as more EU airlines flooding in?"

filler

MONEY $$$

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by as739x
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA launches LHR-DPS flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6503

Re: GA launches LHR-DPS flights

DPS 9,800ft (3,000m) runway doesn't help either. The 789 may as well be constrained by takeoff performance, but I'm no expert!!

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by as739x
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour is growing, AGAIN!
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Contour is growing, AGAIN!

It appears as though they will be taking the EAS service from Cape Air. Contour defiantly has the better equipment for this run being so heavily military. No more C402's flying pax on one plane and bags on another.

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by as739x
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8663

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Air China appears to be re-adding a 3 weekly early AM departure from SFO. This time a 787-9

CA785 PEK0010 – 2025-1SFO 789 357
CA985 PEK1540 – 1220SFO 747 D

CA786 SFO0130 – 0425+1PEK 789 357
CA986 SFO1450 – 1755+1PEK 747 D

per Routesonline.com

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by as739x
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA wide bodies at PHX
Replies: 6
Views: 3582

Re: AA wide bodies at PHX

In the past week, I have scene AA A330's going to CLT and HNL departing B25

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by as739x
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 10712

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

It’s interesting how UA are adding SFO-YYZ. I wonder if this will compliment or compete with AC? Thanks Enilria. Well, AC has up to 6x daily and 2 widebodies with international service, this is a compliment, not a competitive move, simply because this isn't competitive compared to AC. I guess I sho...

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by as739x
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8663

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Valid point as well. There was a plan years ago when, I was working at SFO, to turn 28R into 28L and add a new 28R in the Bay and do a similar arrangement to the 1/19s, but everyone knew it was a pipe dream. Sure would have been sweet

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by as739x
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8663

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

What does this thread think of SFO's 4-crossed runways? It seems kinda pointless, like if the 4 runways were separated they could operate somewhat independently. Right now its always a massive traffic jam with really only 1 or 2 runways in active use at a single time. Nothing can be done about it. ...

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by as739x
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: XXX-USA International Flight Forced To Divert - Customs Procedures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: XXX-USA International Flight Forced To Divert - Customs Procedures?

Checked bags would not need to be removed if the flight was continuing. If a passenger decided to stay, it would be up to the crew and/or the company to have the bag removed. The passenger has already demonstrated intent to fly. In the US I do not believe there are any airports where you clear Custo...

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by as739x
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?
Replies: 100
Views: 11815

Re: When will Perth get a non stop flight to the US ?

Perth won't get non-stops to HNL. To far away and to expensive. You have Bali only 3 hours away along with multiple SE Asia sun destinations. Many of my friends in Perth even rent apartments or Villas in Bali for the weekends.

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by as739x
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Training for Air France CDG to SAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: Training for Air France CDG to SAN

Actually this is a good question. SAN is not another plug and play airport. There is no precision approach and lots of terrain. Many US airlines require additional training for flying into San Diego, though some are as simple as a short video. But this is a legit question and not as easy as it may s...

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by as739x
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

What a general question. Your not going to get a good answer, everyone will be biased and everyone has different taste. This should be in the "Polls Forum" Mods.

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by as739x
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787 to Cancun
Replies: 34
Views: 7005

Re: AA 787 to Cancun

It is not really high demand.. 2 787-8 are replacing 3 737-800's, which is actually a slight net loss in seats. It is a way to use the 787's and the crews are all already international. It seems like AA has a few more 787-8's right now than international routes to fly them on. They are also flying ...

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by as739x
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27195

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

Turnaround is tight (95 minutes) but doable. Only 161 seats to dress if they’re sending the ULR (253 on a normal A350), and fuelling would be thirty minutes tops. Longer flight time doesn’t mean longer turnaround, no extra mx required after a 15h flight as opposed to a 6h flight. I really don't get...

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by as739x
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5831

Re: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

[twoid][/twoid] What was the benefit in AS buying VX? There was none, aside from eliminating a competitor and locking out JetBlue from a meaningful west coast presence. Delta buying HA would do the same. Airlines are not jobs programs, and they do not exist to make you "feel good". AS buyi...

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by as739x
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to offer nonstop Service from San Francisco to Barcelona during MWC19
Replies: 8
Views: 4198

Re: United to offer nonstop Service from San Francisco to Barcelona during MWC19

Could this eventually lead to a regular scheduled flight? I remember when Finnair flew SFO-HEL back in 2016 for a couple days due to the Slush conference in Helsinki. The following year Finnair started flights to SFO. Could happen, even though I see united starting other routes from BCN before SFO,...

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by as739x
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos
Replies: 20
Views: 2858

Re: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos

Valid point, but would you not take a penalty on 320 if need to be, to get the flight going in a tech situation? I've scene it many times in my 20 years with the airlines. I will admit, I don't follow Indigo much and you probably understand their Ops better then I do.

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by as739x
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos
Replies: 20
Views: 2858

Re: RUMOR: Indigo to open new South East Asia routes for the incoming A321 neos

DEL/BOM to DPS seems extremely long for the 321N. Direct line is feasible, but with ATC delays and routings in the region thats going to push those legs to the limit. BLR a little more likely. Given all the engine troubles they are having with the NEOs, I am a little surprised to see them push inter...

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by as739x
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 at PIT last night?
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Re: QR 777 at PIT last night?

Cargo, the routing and flight number are a giveaway

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by as739x
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ and SFO-ICN
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: SQ and SFO-ICN

Codeshare seem logical. SQ has not made any announcement of re-starting SFO-SIN. With daily SIN/HKG and a 2nd SIN,I believe 3 days a week, I don't see SQ restarting ICN.

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by as739x
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Googly eyes" might the answer for bird strikes .. A study suggests!
Replies: 7
Views: 2303

Re: "Googly eyes" might the answer for bird strikes .. A study suggests!

Well every time I give the googly eyes to a women, they stay away... :rotfl: So study is completed on my part!

In all seriousness, really interesting. Amazing they'd even think of something like that.

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by as739x
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS
Replies: 17
Views: 7999

Re: American gone mad, KLM a/c escorted to AMS

Protocols set forward from 9/11 are more streamlined across the countries these days. A fighter escort is anything but overkill. Outside of the cabin, no one really knows whats going on inside that tube at 35,000ft. The pilots would also be slowly getting information as FA's would have their hands f...

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by as739x
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 6266

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

Spirit Airlines currently going "Crap, how did we not think if this?!?!"

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by as739x
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 20171

Re: LH closing SJC

The Bay Area is over served internationally. This doesn’t surprise me at all. I hate statements that say something is overserved or underserved, it doesn't make any sense. First, international carriers are overall expanding in the Bay Area (UA to AMS, El Al addition, additional flights with AI, AY ...

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by as739x
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8663

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Don't forget about STS (Sonoma County) either. STS is developing into an airport that can be an alternative for North Bay residents who do not want to drive to SFO and/or OAK. STS has a nice little niche up there. Its unfortunate that UA doesn't really have the right plane to make multiple SFO flig...

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by as739x
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8663

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

I have heard that QR will launch SFO service before 2020. Also, I hope UA will resume NGO by using 788. All the Air Canada flight should move to domestic gates because those flights have pre-clearance in Canada. Meanwhile, I think some Star Alliance flight can be moved to A side, and eventually get...

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