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by IADCA
Tue May 24, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top remaining contiguous U.S. markets without nonstop ULCC service to MIA/FLL market
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Top remaining contiguous U.S. markets without nonstop ULCC service to MIA/FLL market

A lot of those are long flights from places where the ULCC customer base isn't likely to be going to the Miami area if it costs too much, plus facing non-ULCC competition. And some do have some service: for example, NK flies OAK-FLL seasonally, and in season there are three other carriers operating ...

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by IADCA
Mon May 23, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Freudian slip of the century
Replies: 91
Views: 3634

Re: The Freudian slip of the century

As it seems to be necessary to remind you again, please keep this thread on topic, the current US president and his predecessor are not subject of discussion in this thread. I don't mean to be that dude who contradicts the powers that be, but the predecessor is literally mentioned by name in the OP.

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by IADCA
Sun May 22, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Flown Airline?
Replies: 43
Views: 2718

Re: Your Most Flown Airline?

Hi, Firstly many thanks for the thread and sorry this is just kind of a tester post of sorts since I have sadly not posted on ANet for maybe 10 years. Also sadly I am now sightless and doing this with a screen reader so hope that is ok and this works ok and stuff. But sorry to try and get back to t...

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by IADCA
Thu May 19, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TW JFK-LGW
Replies: 49
Views: 6157

Re: Why no TW JFK-LGW

I am so surprised to see that TW only London service in 2000, before the AA merger, was STL-LGW. Why no JFK-LGW service as well? Did another airline fly that route? I know TW sold their LHR routes to AA and others, but why not keep a presence in JFK to LGW? I would think there would be a market. I ...

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by IADCA
Wed May 18, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 58
Views: 9713

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUHW6l06zQ.
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keesje wrote:
No doubt door configuration will be reveiewed, airlines being interviewed. Maybe back to the old configuration?


Front-boarding doors are already offered for the American market on the current edition. CGI of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUHW6l06zQ.

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by IADCA
Wed May 18, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR announces it is researching new design
Replies: 58
Views: 9713

Re: ATR announces it is researching new design

So it's essentially an ATR NEO designed to keep existing customers from being lured away to a possible Embraer new turboprop. Smart move. Things just got a bit more complicated for that project. This also means that a new design that will replace the ATR will likely be pushed back into the late 203...

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by IADCA
Tue May 17, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

FACTS ARE BUSINESS TRAVEL IS WAY DOWN SINCE COVID. Could there be more to this? —— So… I used to get my hair cut. I randomly wandered into a gals shop when I needed a haircut badly and looked like I would not have to wait too long. The girl cutting my hair was sweet and kind but covered with tattoo...

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by IADCA
Mon May 16, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

Lots of anti-provincialism here I see. Just pointing out the airline industry is a competitive business, and the airlines might want to reign it in to enhance profits. Is it? Not especially, at least in the US. And considering that you appear to be complaining about all the airlines across the boar...

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by IADCA
Mon May 16, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

It appears that you are complaining about airline employees looking and acting like normal people in 2022. They might complain about your punctuation: Is this the new norm of airline travel in the US. Why are airlines in the US allowing this. I believe there's something about glass houses and throwi...

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by IADCA
Thu May 12, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 246
Views: 30818

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

Lots of companies have sold assets and then file CH11. Sears and GM comes to mind. Fairly divie up the debt, sell Defense, Space, and Support. Return proceeds from sales to BA shareholders in terms of special dividend or shares in the buying companies. File CH11 and then recapitalize BCA with littl...

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by IADCA
Thu May 12, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing
Replies: 45
Views: 10010

Re: Tibet Airlines A319 on fire at Chongqing

Something's actually gone pretty right for an airplane with presumably a fair bit of fuel on board to have a high-enough speed excursion and impact that it ripped off the gears and engines and yet have (relatively) little fire and no deaths.

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by IADCA
Wed May 11, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 246
Views: 30818

Re: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA

sxf24 wrote:
Noshow wrote:
China.


I don’t think the US government would ever allow that to happen.


You're correct. Preventing China from buying Boeing is almost a perfect example of why CFIUS exists. There is a zero percent chance such a transaction would be approved.

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by IADCA
Tue May 10, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Airports with longest and shortest takeoff queues

I’m always amazed when taking off from LAX that there is almost never a long line of planes ahead of us. The wait time to get in the air is almost nonexistent. In New York, all airports, as well as Chicago… It’s the opposite. I often feel like I hear “ we are 29th in line.” This is anecdotal and no...

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by IADCA
Tue May 10, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 88
Views: 11993

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

Well, route length does matter in an indirect way as it impacts crew duty time, need for ground crew to turn those ~45 minute flights, landing fees, and just in the fact that planes are more efficient in cruise, all of which hammer you on costs relative to use of the same resources on longer legs. ...

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by IADCA
Tue May 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?
Replies: 88
Views: 11993

Re: What will happen to shorter routes when airlines replace 50 seaters?

What will happen to routes like DFW-ACT/ABI/SPS, ATL-ABY/BQK/GTR, and ORD-BMI/CMI/SPI? Will they just reduce frequency and put CR7s on those routes? It's not the length of a route that determines whether it maintains service/frequency, it's demand, expressed in both passenger count and average fare...

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by IADCA
Mon May 09, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 246
Views: 30818

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

BUT… they’re doing it smartly. They lured Boeing in a few years ago with choice land next to the airport, and the county made them develop some parks and a really nice public aquatic center as well. This is rather an aside, but the Arlington taxpayers are on the hook a fair bit for the aquatic cent...

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by IADCA
Fri May 06, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 not showing on FR24
Replies: 9
Views: 2342

Re: "Invisable" aircraft.

An all white A340 just flew over my house having departed from LHR around 13:30, at 6000ft heading southeast. I went to FR24 to check it out and it was nowhere on the map, I know aircraft can show up as blocked but this did not show up at all. :confused: Some aircraft don't show up at all. Very com...

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by IADCA
Fri May 06, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 246
Views: 30818

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

For those unfamiliar with Arlington, Boeing's campus there is pretty much a stone's throw from the Pentagon, and it's also tucked up against the new Amazon HQ2 developments in Crystal City. There's already a huge Boeing presence there, and the Arlington County Board has been handing out local real ...

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by IADCA
Fri May 06, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing moving HQ to Arlington, VA
Replies: 246
Views: 30818

Re: Boeing moving HQ to DC

For those unfamiliar with Arlington, Boeing's campus there is pretty much a stone's throw from the Pentagon, and it's also tucked up against the new Amazon HQ2 developments in Crystal City. There's already a huge Boeing presence there, and the Arlington County Board has been handing out local real e...

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by IADCA
Wed May 04, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777

If I have time to read 7306 words (literally), I'll spend it reading 10% of a novel.

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by IADCA
Tue May 03, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152672

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

People, stop with the idea “ JetBlue afraid of the combined carrier“ they’ve been thriving in high competition markets in their whole existence by all types of high fair and low fare carriers and been doing just fine and making many years of profits. They want them because they need to grow decisiv...

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by IADCA
Mon May 02, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152672

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

JetBlue Submits Enhanced Superior Proposal to Acquire Spirit https://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=82854 Divestiture commitment: If necessary, JetBlue would agree to divest assets of JetBlue and Spirit up to a material adverse effect on Spirit,...

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by IADCA
Mon May 02, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?
Replies: 37
Views: 1900

Re: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?

I suspect anyone who's flown FI a decent amount will have had that experience. It's obviously not like getting the same frame on a carrier the size of WN, but I had the venerable TF-FII on IAD-KEF more than once (and actually the reverse as well).

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18293

Re: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

HA's interisland service is literally a bus service. These are mostly commuters who live on one island and work on another. They are not CEOs and Sales managers headed to a business meeting to close a deal. Comparing it to 25x CRJ200s between LGA and ORD is disingenuous. CRJs between hubs is stupid...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once
Replies: 82
Views: 5084

Airlines You've Flown Exactly Once

In the vein of all the silly "Whose" and most-flown threads, here comes the opposite. Instead of a sly opportunity to show off how impressively many times you've flown a particular type, carrier, or flown to a certain airport, what I want is this: which mainline scheduled passenger airline...

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 27
Views: 4554

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2022

XNA/SFO on UA isn't coming back till Asia fully opens up and I have doubts even then since it was 76 seater. That flight was predicated on business travel. Now, twice a week seasonal might work on an A223. G4 recently went year round on XNA/LAX. There are a few markets not currently served nonstop ...

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by IADCA
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large Cities with the most leakage from local airport
Replies: 36
Views: 2536

Re: Large Cities with the most leakage from local airport

Wednesdayite wrote:
Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield (all mainly losing out on traffic to MAN).


Similarly, the cities in the East Midlands (Nottingham, Derby, Leicester) all leak to both BHX and the London-area airports. That's due in part to EMA not being especially convenient to any of them.

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by IADCA
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1112
Views: 196186

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

A bit off topic but why has AA been historically so weak in Scandinavia? They don’t serve any Scandi capital from any hub in the States? I see AY is part of the JV, but still is there any reason to explain the lack of connection to Norther Europe? AY is a large part of it, but BA also covers the ca...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 14, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 36
Views: 10807

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

The pilot didn't survive. Oh man, that's just so sad. Indeed it is sad. The fuselage looks relatively intact from the photos, which lead me to believe it was a survivable crash. Surviving the initial impact into the silo might be one thing; the fall onto the building roof below could be another. Th...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 36
Views: 10807

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

The pilot didn't survive. Oh man, that's just so sad. Indeed it is sad. The fuselage looks relatively intact from the photos, which lead me to believe it was a survivable crash. Yeah, the door being open provided a glimmer of hope but the front end looked to have by far the worst damage. Hitting a ...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA26 LHR-DEN problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 4336

Re: UA26 LHR-DEN problem.

Well, it's on a taxiway at LHR now and moving under its own power so looks like nothing terribly serious with the airframe at least.

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16707

Re: CLT concourse E

Seems like they were in a rush to open these gates if they're not adding jet bridges for at least another year. I'd assume they'll just park 145s at them most of the time, with perhaps the occasional CR7. A lot of the 145 flights use stairs there and at the outstations, so it's not like it'll be an...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1112
Views: 196186

Re: Is the AA PHL hub still important?

AA did remove the 752 and 763 from the fleet A330 also. I don't think any AA hubs will be dehubbed. I'm just curious. DCA maybe. I'm not saying it will be dehubbed. I'm just saying it's not that big of a major hub. Is the DCA hub really important? That is the question. Because imagine three hubs cl...

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by IADCA
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 79
Views: 16707

Re: CLT concourse E

Oooh Low A at IAD may take the cake for me. Or trying to board a full wide body out of C there. To me, those are more cramped that E at CLT is by far. Other than the nasty men's restrooms and the disgusting, humid air in the summer months (due to the number of gates that directly open to the tarmac...

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by IADCA
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL 757 off runway at SJO
Replies: 131
Views: 25880

Re: DHL 757 off runway at SJO

0191286 It makes me sad every time I see this picture. But why do they build airports with such traps? It’s « manoeuvre field » after all, isn’t it? It should be all-flat. That’s criminal. It rains a lot in Costa Rica. The water has to go somewhere. If you build a board-flat airport, it won't even ...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 204
Views: 38566

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

4) If the new concourse handles FIS arrivals, I wonder how connecting pax will be processed. Will everyone be required to clear at the IAB and then backtrack to C/D? Will there be separate shuttles to the C/D FIS? Easy answer would have it not handle FIS arrivals until it has its own processing. If...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 07, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled
Replies: 37
Views: 4742

Re: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled

I take it that none of you have exceedingly common names. The problem with these lists is always implementation. As soon as one John Smith gets convicted of assaulting flight crew, the onus goes on every other John Smith to prove he's not a criminal by applying for a redress number or similar. Give...

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by IADCA
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled
Replies: 37
Views: 4742

Re: “The Protection From Abusive Passengers Act” Unveiled

I take it that none of you have exceedingly common names. The problem with these lists is always implementation. As soon as one John Smith gets convicted of assaulting flight crew, the onus goes on every other John Smith to prove he's not a criminal by applying for a redress number or similar. Given...

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by IADCA
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152672

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

It would seem that a B6+NK merger is more likely to get DOJ approval than Spirt+Frontier. A merger with Frontier takes the two big players in the ULCC, and combines them into one. Given the lost competition and essentially leaving one large carrier that dominates that market… its hard to argue that...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152672

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

It would give B6 more A320s and eliminate a pest to them. I don't see any survival for the NK network. Is the elimination through buyout viewed favorably in the government review? It's viewed as the absolute opposite of favorable, and this is likely the least business-friendly antitrust climate sin...

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by IADCA
Tue Apr 05, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 343
Views: 48093

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2022

Hey all, I have a bit of a newbie question here: I noticed of Wikipedia that DL delayed their mainline service to BOS from early April to early September, meaning, as everyone here knows, that it BOS will continue to be served by their regional operator. My question, what is the reasoning behind th...

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by IADCA
Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2361

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Besides my own, I'll go for Canada as well, especially done first half English second half French lyrics.

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by IADCA
Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5139

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

There was a thread where I had shared what Mr. Munro had talked about, bankruptcies by legacy auto. Most are unwilling to believe it even though their debts and other things tell the story by themselves - https://ibb.co/j3mjVJB Now people by themselves can judge where legacy auto will stand in a fe...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the US3 was to lose one hub each which hubs would it be?
Replies: 18
Views: 3085

Re: If the US3 was to lose one hub each which hubs would it be?

Wouldn't most of them just either cut the smallest thing they call a hub or cut whichever hub is most competitive? Wherever they're making the least money, in other words. Is BOS really a hub for DL? If no I think they would axe DTW - I don't think there is a whole lot DTW handles that MSP could not...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ drives a stake into the ground at JFK
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

Re: SQ drives a stake into the ground at JFK

I failed to understand the connection between the title and the content. Could somebody here help me? The flight is JFK-FRA-SIN, and the OP contends that the return of the A380 with improved business class is a competitive game-changer. I don't necessarily agree, but that seems to be the contention.

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Heathrow
Replies: 8
Views: 3119

Re: Air China Heathrow

Currently flights to/from China are capped at twice weekly per destination (there are exceptions) and I believe VS has rights right now for the LHR to PVG twice a week (I don’t even know if this flight is operating). No clue what Air China is operating but it certainly won’t fit the requirements to...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 204
Views: 38566

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Interesting flight in, possibly charter, to IAD from OST (Ostend, Belgium). Max 8!! https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JAF9600 Interesting. Must be a charter. I've only ever seen Beauty doing US overflights, so it's certainly a rare one around here. I noticed the BA A380 is on its way into IAD now...

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by IADCA
Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 204
Views: 38566

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Startup FlyConnectAir will fly from BWI to YTZ this summer may start as early as late April!! Link (I know, I know, SimpleFlying, but still): https://simpleflying.com/connect-airlines-startup-plan/ As you mentioned, doesn't appear to have a date yet but BWI is essentially confirmed by the airline i...

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by IADCA
Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430157

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

According to the photo in post #7 there is blue on the vertical stabilizer. That could be quite catastrohic. There's blue all over the aircraft. Without a photo it's pretty difficult to tell where the piece could've come from. 6629835 As all the blue is on the fuselage and the horizontal stabilizer...

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by IADCA
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 430157

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

asdf wrote:
Fire on the videos seem rather grey white then black.

I would suspect s pretty black smoke from a kerosine fire …

Maybe a hint on bad managed possible fuel exhaustion …


Smoke on the videos looks like wood smoke, which is hardly surprising given that the crash apparently set the forest on fire.

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