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by AWACSooner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 13244

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Well when they won’t merge Germanwings and Eurowings, while still not having a solid plan for what exactly the finished product will look like at EW...and that’s before we even get to the Brussels Airlines/Swiss/Austrian messes

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 45
Views: 8420

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

Overreaction...it was INERT and all the firing mechanisms had been removed. We bring back empty canon shells from the desert on deployment all the time and no one bats an eyelash.

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 26
Views: 6686

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

Off topic: Isn't Vladivostok visa-free for visiting Americans too?

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7007

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

Why am I having flashbacks to the "No Frills Airline" scene from "Airplane!"?

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 44933

Re: WN to close EWR

EWR is also a disaster for flow control. Any airplane that touches the airport after 3pm might as well be assumed to be 2 hours or more late for the rest of the day. That certainly hurts profitability. Not only is EWR marginally profitable, it is forcing delays and cancellations into the network My...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 60
Views: 11765

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

This should start a slew of "Why doesn't AF/KL fly to..." threads ;)

While I love reading TPG for their reviews and their inroads into cheap flights internationally, sometimes, their speculation articles aren't to be taken at face value.

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago today: United 232
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

30 years ago today: United 232

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Ai ... Flight_232
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Some light reading for everyone on, while this crash was a pure tragedy, CRM can and will continue to save lives:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Ai ... Flight_232

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25767

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Interesting conundrum I had booking a last-minute one way from PHX to DFW back in February...only non-NK/SY ULCC or WN full fare option was AA. So I looked at their website for the itinerary and tickets...only options for booking were $79 on BE or $789 in First...ZERO regular coach options. I took t...

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 4067

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

Cointrin330 wrote:

There was no ORD-STN in 1991. STN was flown out of JFK, in 2005 for less than a year, in response to EOS. When EOS folded, it was AXED.


Maybe I'm wrong, but I recall JFK-STN flown earlier with AB6...like around the turn of the centruy.

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 12700

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

XRadar98 wrote:
Their there they’re

Loose lose

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13195

Re: France to charge aviation tax

I smell another AF strike coming ;)

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21215

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Think I will pass on this one. Enjoyed two A310 flights in my life. The first was in 2001 with Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Amsterdam. A nice surprise for such a short trip. The second came in 2015 with Tarom between Bucharest and Amsterdam. I booked this flight only because of the the A310 (and...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3047

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

And Oklahoma continues to get screwed

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?
Replies: 28
Views: 8353

Re: Ex United 744 - (N119UA) LAX to HKG today?

This A/C will become N480MC Operated by Atlas for its passenger division. She will have 256 seats in a first, business and int'l premium economy. Primarily used for VIP Charters like N263SG and N322SG Man...wish I could’ve ridden an Atlas plane in this config rather than the ex JAL sardine can conf...

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 11125

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

RB211 is, IMO, the best buzz going in the industry.

And then there was the old C-5’s!

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41047

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

So why don't they fly up over the 'stans like the used to?

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 125
Views: 18093

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/AIG deal

It isn’t like Boeing doesn’t have a history of crying unfair is it? Take the tanker contract? The US would have lots of lift by now if Boeing and their tame politicians hadn’t spat their dummies (pacifiers) our. Especially when the DoD FORCED the USAF to buy those A330 tankers when they stated all ...

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways crew ballot to strike
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: British Airways crew ballot to strike

AirKevin wrote:
Here's an idea. Why don't we all go on strike.

That's the national motto of France (and occasionally Belgium).

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 19666

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

They're re-doing all their FA uniforms so they can all be wearing SPACE PANTS!

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61365

Re: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's

Well, let's bust out the funeral durge for the 757's...wonderful foresight by Boeing.

Congrats to AA.

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71221

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This order is bad news for literally everyone else who operates short haul flights in Europe. The low price that IAG must be getting is a great competitive advantage. Who would be the casualty when these planes start coming in in 4 years - Wizz, Ryan, easy, Alitalia? I doubt any of them...Ryanair h...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 12564

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

I've gotta ask...because this really worries me...how on earth will they be able to SAFELY evac an aircraft with that capacity in a reasonable amount of time? I'm fearing that all these capacity increases with seat pitch decreases is going to lead to scores of people dying in a smoke filled aircraft...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71221

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

737 operators diversify: Good business sense. A320 operators diversify: Stupid. That's been the a.net mantra on this forum since around 2010. But I digress... This is a really surprising move from IAG, considering just about all of their carriers are solely Airbus NB operators. Also, I see this as ...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42019

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

FR24 showing UA627 from DEN (757-200) parked on the runway.

Other diverts include Austrian to SWF

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 9499

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Or maybe he was trying to catch a B6 Bear Force One flight to Boston to console Marchand after last night ;)

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4808

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

WeatherPilot wrote:
Maybe YYZ-ROC/SYR/MDT will come back.

We are talking YTZ here

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 9499

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Sorry folks, airport's closed...bear out front should've told you.

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10121

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I wonder how many will show up at the AirMalta (KM) counter thinking they have a flight with them and instead booking their flights with Malta Air??

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by AWACSooner
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 5197

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

atcsundevil wrote:
These days, RNAV is the standard, so aircraft not technically equipped to fly the standard procedures is certainly a bit annoying.

On behalf of all us military flyboys operating antiques, sorry ;)

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB
Replies: 27
Views: 3993

Re: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB

DAB just can’t keep any airlines not named American or Delta!

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15057

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Korean Air still requires this, unless the purchaser uses Verified by Visa or Mastercard Securecode. If they did not use such features, go to the airport and not have the physical credit card, they will be denied check-in. (Or they need to re-pay the amount with the physical credit card they have a...

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1814

Re: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

PDX-OKC and SAN-OKC. One flight a day from SEA is pathetic

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by AWACSooner
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 61365

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Great job, Boeing, on killing the 757 without a true replacement. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching all the longtime 757 operators order and operate the 321 over the past decade because of your lack of foresight!

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 13714

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

there’s a “space pants” joke hidden here somewhere

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by AWACSooner
Thu May 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: USA Northeast Convective Activity Wednesday May 29th

Flew CLT-EWR on AA yesterday and got in about an hour before they hit. It was already a cluster with delays and canx’s then...I shudder to think how bad it got last night.

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by AWACSooner
Wed May 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!
Replies: 15
Views: 2913

Re: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!

sprxUSA wrote:
....well perhaps the ICE folks wanted to visit The Braidwood Inn... ;)

I know a guy who sold em shower curtain rings once.

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by AWACSooner
Thu May 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 17460

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

compensateme wrote:
Cincinnati (CVG) is notably absent from this list. More proof DL is missing out by not having any 787-8 in its fleet.

That order cancelation has always been a sore spot for me with DL...oh well. We move on.

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by AWACSooner
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat A-310s
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Air Transat A-310s

YUL-YYZ

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by AWACSooner
Fri May 17, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72110

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

How in the hell is this even legal if they pull this off? Surely there needs to be significant divestiture of assets or something?

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by AWACSooner
Sun May 12, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 15830

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

9w748capt wrote:
Wow ... OKC-MIA!!!!! That is a great addition for us OKCers!

It’s about bleeping time!! Always hated the double connection to hit the eastern Caribbean destinations

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by AWACSooner
Sat May 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Bruins Jet
Replies: 46
Views: 6683

Re: B6 Bruins Jet

EWR22LAS25 wrote:
Looks like JetBlue has a new team jet, this one with the Bruins. N632JB, with the new A320 Phase 1 interior for everyone's reference.

So much for "New York's Hometown Airline."....

Image

Screw em...GO CANES! ;)

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by AWACSooner
Thu May 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21215

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Grabbed a LGW-YUL flight this summer to check off this aircraft before it's gone.

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by AWACSooner
Sat May 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 50540

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

Good, now they can sell out to Airbus for another dollar and somehow skirt international trade laws in the process. Cause if they sold to Boeing, we all know what the end result would be.

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by AWACSooner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 9503

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 AWACSooner
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13760

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Man...the way folks on here are bashing WN for being the sole massive solely-737 operator in the world, it's a great thing Ryanair doesn't have that problem ;)

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by AWACSooner
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75060

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Am I the only one who (mis)read that headline and though AA doesn't have A300's anymore? Yep...and the sarcastic thought was "maybe they hit the tail that snapped off" Back to the subject at hand. Short of a gust knocking it into something that height, how far off centerline do you have t...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13760

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

bob75013 wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
Hawaii could honestly be a flop.


Based on What?

Conjecture, speculation, and rumor...which is all you need on the internet to post it as the hard truth.

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by AWACSooner
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest commercial with a B6 aircraft in the background
Replies: 21
Views: 4453

Re: Southwest commercial with a B6 aircraft in the background

TWA772LR wrote:
1836Sam wrote:
That must mean they’re about to merge.

The last other airline they had in a commercial, they acquired said airline.
*removes tin hat*

Should I just go ahead and start the merger thread now? :P ;)

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by AWACSooner
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces SMF
Replies: 54
Views: 5682

Re: Spirit Announces SMF

Everyone's talking about NK taking on WN at LAS and driving fares down...have folks forgot about G4's operations there?

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