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by FX1816
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SNA using the 2's today?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Why is SNA using the 2's today?

Possibly to avoid flying through the TFR over the fire.

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by FX1816
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 43027

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

The Mexico flights arrive into a building with FIS capability down by the old Terminal 1. The plane is then moved to Terminal 2 for boarding and departure. (AM uses gate 204 and Y4 uses gate 207.) CI's 777 would potentially carry too many people for them to use the current building efficiently, plu...

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by FX1816
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 43027

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

People do realize that is a result of service decisions made by airlines, not LAWA, right? Try again, I said LAX not LAWA. I'm not talking about ANY airport operating entity. I guess I don’t understand what you’re talking about then. I meant LAX Fan boys, sorry its been a long day for me and my fam...

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by FX1816
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 43027

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

jetero wrote:
FX1816 wrote:
mariner wrote:

Air travel is only for the well-to-do?

mariner


In the world of LAX can/will be the ONLY option in SoCal.


People do realize that is a result of service decisions made by airlines, not LAWA, right?


Try again, I said LAX not LAWA. I'm not talking about ANY airport operating entity.

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by FX1816
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 43027

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

mariner wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Obviously, per-capita income has a correlation with spending power and the propensity of travel by consumers.


Air travel is only for the well-to-do?

mariner


In the world of LAX can/will be the ONLY option in SoCal.

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by FX1816
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 43027

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Will this require any modifications to CBP or the apron and gate arrangements at ONT? Where to the Mexico flights usually park at ONT? The Mexico flights arrive into a building with FIS capability down by the old Terminal 1. The plane is then moved to Terminal 2 for boarding and departure. (AM uses...

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by FX1816
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

At ONT we are hearing rumors that we will be up to 9 Amazon flights a day by November, anyone else hear that? It's nice to have a 6th flight, the ONT-ABE-ONT route by ATN. It was so cool to see 6 aircraft, from the tower, sitting at the old terminal!

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by FX1816
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 10318

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

Bizarre amount of ONT-bashing in this thread. You don't have to fly there, it isn't a law, but why dump on the airport for advertising itself? I haven't flown into ONT in a while, but I remember it as a decent airport and preferable to LGB. mariner Yes it is very surprising. This airport is great f...

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by FX1816
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 10318

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

Personally, I think they made a fatal mistake of not including a reference to either Los Angeles or Southern California in the branding. This is the opposite path Burbank recently took which discovered many outside of SoCal had no clue where to the airport was and decided to incorporate "Holly...

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by FX1816
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 22962

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

My question now that Orange County SNA market/Economy has fully recovered would it be wise for UA to resume SNA-HNL service. The rich OC people love there airport and hate LAX. Even with westbound weight restrictions they could probably make money in this economy. Sadly, it probably won't happen. I...

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by FX1816
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 12097

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

CitrusCritter wrote:
From a purely international perspective for airlines, LA does as well with LAX, SNA, and ONT. The latter two have limited intl flights to Canada and/or Mexico.


ONT also has the limited service to China, twice a week with Dynamic.

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by FX1816
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8859

Re: UA 77W at ONT

Junction wrote:
FX1816 wrote:
I guess United is a sponsor.

United has been a sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee for more than 35 years.


Cool, I don't follow the Olympics since I find them quite boring.

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by FX1816
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8859

Re: UA 77W at ONT

The rumor I hear is that they are shooting a commercial for the Olympics. I guess United is a sponsor. I don't know which Olympics. Before anyone jumps on me I work at the tower and this what we've heard. It was mentioned upthread that an Instagram user was posting the filming of the commercial. Ch...

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by FX1816
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8859

Re: UA 77W at ONT

The rumor I hear is that they are shooting a commercial for the Olympics. I guess United is a sponsor. I don't know which Olympics. Before anyone jumps on me I work at the tower and this what we've heard.

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by FX1816
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39406

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Do we know what routes these QR airplanes are going to be running? I will be flying LHR-CDG on July 20th and back CDG-LHR on Aug 3rd. I'd love to have a chance to ride on one of the QR A320s.

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by FX1816
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37381

Re: Southwest 737-300

I think you saw a -700 Yes you're right. From a distance it is hard to tell sometimes (even if the 300 is longer). The -700 is longer by about 9",basically nothing. Best way to tell the difference between a WN -300 And -700 are the colored flap canards and hub caps found on the -700. Actually ...

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by FX1816
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 45
Views: 6403

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

. Those tourists willing to fly tjhis far to the US for gambling are unlikely to be satisified by those facilities available near ONT. You should probably tell that to the various buses I see at some of the local casinos along with the outlet malls between ONT and LAS. I know this from driving to a...

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by FX1816
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 45
Views: 6403

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

Now as I mentioned prior, ONT should be able to excel in the area of cargo, especially as the IE grows in importance as a regional distribution hub for growing number of enterprises and as other logistics modes grow as well in the region. I absolutely agree with you on this subject and that is what...

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by FX1816
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 45
Views: 6403

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

I do like the idea of international charter using ont. tour groups flights would be better served using Ont. :bigthumbsup: Yes, I have believe that you are right about this. Regularly scheduled service is really a pipe dream but hey who knows. I'm just glad to see the traffic pick up here slowly as...

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by FX1816
Fri May 26, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 8968

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

Delta and Continental wanted something smaller than a 777-200 / A330-300 and larger than a 767-300ER, but generally didn't need the range of the A330-200 so the 767-400ER appealed to them (both were large 767 family operators already) and both ended up being the only customers for the type. Contine...

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by FX1816
Fri May 26, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 7689

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

Damn, I could've swore the pilot on the ONT-ATL flight told me the planes were going to be retired in a few months from that point...maybe he meant THAT plane (N103DL)? I miss seeing the 762's...I always liked them over any other 76 variant FYI, N103DL is the one that almost went into the Pacific o...

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by FX1816
Fri May 26, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 7689

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

The 762's were long gone by the time the merger took place. The merger was 2008, he 762s were gone by early to 05 I flew the 762 ATL-SLC and ONT-ATL in Feb and Mar of '05...they were retired around May-June. Just a little bit after May-June. I was in ATL in July and September of 2005 and they were ...

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by FX1816
Tue May 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 13317

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

I'm mostly a lurker, be gentile... :) One of the drawbacks to having an iconic naming scheme like 7x7 is that you can only have ten models. When Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas and rebranded the MD-95 as 717, they "burned" one of these designations. I'm sure there were many factors at p...

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by FX1816
Sun May 07, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

We have the winglet equipped 767 for Atlas here today at ONT, it looks great. Pretty cool to see 4 planes over at the old terminal with 3 of them being painted in Prime Air colors.

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by FX1816
Tue May 02, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA mainline returns to FAT
Replies: 53
Views: 9926

Re: UA mainline returns to FAT

DL does NOT keep trying ONT-ATL, I've been back, working at the tower, since November 2014 and there have been NO Delta to ATL flights out of ONT since then. My grasp of Delta's history on ONT-ATL exceeds 2 1/2 years. Yours could, too, with effort. So does mine in fact all the way back to 1985. Del...

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by FX1816
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA mainline returns to FAT
Replies: 53
Views: 9926

Re: UA mainline returns to FAT

As whatusaid mentioned above, FAT has a new incentive program for both new and existing routes. Replacing a frequency on a current route with a jet seating 107 passengers or more qualifies for 1 year of landing fee waivers. What is interesting is the additional frequencies on UAX above the current ...

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by FX1816
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

wjcandee wrote:
With that flight number, it's a covering flight, but we will have to see if it continues. ONT-CVG is going to go to a 763, but unclear if there will be a second round trip as there is now.


I hope there is? I really would like to add to the number of flights we have at ONT now!

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by FX1816
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

So this morning I had the usual flight from ONT-ILN leave a little after 2 am local, only difference was that it was NOT ABX3102 B762 but ATN3202 B763. Is this going to be a permanent change or was it just a one off sub. I was a little shocked to have ATN call me around 2 am for their clearance to I...

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by FX1816
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to open LAX-OAX and GDL-SBD
Replies: 41
Views: 5914

Re: Volaris to open LAX-OAX and GDL-SBD

Seems like overkill for Volaris since they and AMX already fly to GDL from ONT.

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by FX1816
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 11834

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

Runway runway runway. Same reason why BUR has not been able to sustain a Hawaii flight. When AQ tried BUR, on near daily basis they were leaving baggage behind. I Actually, ONT would be the better choice in some ways to fly to Hawaii than SNA especially given it's longer runway. It's not that far f...

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by FX1816
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15646

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Just another example to show a new building does not bring in new service. Airlines really don't care about facilities at spoke locations (unless its so bad it inter-fears with service) The new terminals usually do the opposite as expenses and costs go way up then you deter airlines. Bakersfield, S...

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by FX1816
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sigma Airlines (??) ONT
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Sigma Airlines (??) ONT

They are shooting for a TV show, Speechless on ABC. The airport 727 is parked at gate 212 also.

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by FX1816
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting A318 in California?
Replies: 17
Views: 3627

Re: Spotting A318 in California?

http://www.airbus.com/company/market/orders-deliveries/ 20/80 A318 produced were for VIP transport. That likely, as was previously stated, you best bet. If you get the chance to head to Europe, your chances increase exponentially. TAROM, BA, and AF. I think the BA JFK-LCY must be a dream! Just to b...

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by FX1816
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court: EU improperly blocked UPS-TNT deal
Replies: 16
Views: 2249

Re: Court: EU improperly blocked UPS-TNT deal

Thanks for the replies. BUT...... I'm very confused. Maybe someone can untangle this for me. On the Wikipedia page for ASL Ireland they say: "The company announced on 5 February 2016 that it had agreed to buy TNT Airways and PAN Air, on the condition that FedEx's purchase of TNT goes ahead. Th...

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by FX1816
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

The Amazon flights out of ONT (ABX, ATI & GTI) tend to get airborne between 5500 and 6500 down either runway 26L/8R (12200) or 26R/8L (10200). Now I don't know how the loads look though. It also depends on what type of reduced takeoff power (FLEX) is used; in the past we rotated (A300) at about...

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by FX1816
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

The amount of space will easily be ample to sort, have a mx area, and enough stands for the 40 frames currently coming let alone more (maybe not 100, that seems a bit steep IMO). It doesn't look like there is much space to lengthen 18R/36L, possibly 200-500ft on the north end. Of course you could e...

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by FX1816
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG
Replies: 88
Views: 14055

Re: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG

So ILN is going to lose again? I know that ATSG maintenance is still there but the existing former Airborne/DHL sorting facilities could have been useable.

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by FX1816
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach city council rejects FIS at LGB
Replies: 55
Views: 7400

Re: Long Beach city council rejects FIS at LGB

B6 has only so many slots. Each international flight you add, one domestic would leave. Its worth more for local residents to have the frequent domestic destinations, maybe is the lines of thinking? LGB is such a cool awesome airport, I think B6 is doing quite well there now. They have a niche. Jet...

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by FX1816
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17927

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

What gives the Federal Government (FAA) the power to deny the people the right to close their airport and use their land for some other purpose? I need help in understanding this. Maybe there are valid reasons. FAA's primary arguments was that any airport which receives grant funding must remain op...

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by FX1816
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Definitely sounds like more trouble than it's worth to swap tails from ABX to ATI. I have noticed N255CM still shows signs of the Cargo Jet colors, it has been running to ONT quite a bit lately.

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by FX1816
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

There are two ABX 767's still flying in DHL colors, like Acey said one is N769AX but I didn't catch the tail number of the other. Both came in to ONT on Thursday as ABX3125 and ABX3101. They both arrived just before I left the tower.

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by FX1816
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Boeing 717 become a freighter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4462

Re: Will the Boeing 717 become a freighter?

The DC-9 went on to become extremely popular with freight airlines like USA jet. It was? I've never seen any. Wasn't USA Jet one of the only major customers? How many were converted? Some of the freighters weren't converted from pax a/c. They were offered in native F and CF from the factory. Airbor...

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by FX1816
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach city council rejects FIS at LGB
Replies: 55
Views: 7400

Re: Long Beach city council rejects FIS at LGB

Honestly I'd like to see B6 just pull all the way out of LGB. LGB can pound sand. I'd be happy to see a couple more BUR flights instead. I don't know if WN can earn enough at LGB, if they can then they can take over, otherwise LGB becomes another Ontario and the residents can have their quiet and t...

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by FX1816
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 7580

Re: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX

Back in the mid 90s before the new terminals were built WN was up to 70 plus flights using trailers as boarding gates now they are down to about 30 flights a day still touting ONT as a PSP gateway (IMHO WN should just serve PSP and stop with this ONT non-sense.) You could go non-stop to ORD on AA a...

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by FX1816
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 7580

Re: Ontario Airport as a major secondary airport to LAX

Back in the mid 90s before the new terminals were built WN was up to 70 plus flights using trailers as boarding gates now they are down to about 30 flights a day still touting ONT as a PSP gateway (IMHO WN should just serve PSP and stop with this ONT non-sense.) You could go non-stop to ORD on AA a...

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by FX1816
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Will Amazon Prime Air be able to deliver all the Christmas gifts on time?

They have never stopped using FedEx and UPS. ATI, ABX and Atlas are also used. More pilot union drivel after they got their butts kicked in court. I'm pretty sure all of the Amazon Prime Air planes are operated by Atlas Air actually. No they are not, N1997A is the only aircraft that Atlas is operat...

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by FX1816
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Though, wouldn't be the first time Amazon was accused of such working practices. Amazon doesn't employ these guys. All it does is contract for the airlines to fly routes. Either the airlines can staff the jets or they can't. Atlas, whose pilot was quoted as complaining about how tired he is, flies ...

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by FX1816
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Hilarious: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-16/pilots-who-fly-amazon-planes-suggest-company-might-not-deliver Guess the 1224 pilots want all the Amazon flying to go to other carriers. Really trying to kill the goose that laid the golden egg? These guys are idiots, the only people the...

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by FX1816
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

So ABX3126 departed ONT tonight to RFD. Where it goes beyond that I don't know but it is pretty nice to see 4 airplanes back at the old terminal again, 2 ABX, 1 ATI and 1 GTI. So where are all the anti-labor types now? The union struck, got the issues fixed they wanted fixed and now everything conti...

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by FX1816
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 328287

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Well just had ABX3391 show up ILN-ONT this morning and parked at the old terminal with the Amazon operation. ABX is out of the penalty box now?

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