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by lat41
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 128157

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2019

WN could add PVD-STL nonstop service since (a) STL is one of the top destinations traveled to from PVD that isn't currently served nonstop from PVD, (b) WN would be able to connect passengers to other destinations west of the Mississippi from PVD through STL if WN adds PVD-STL nonstop service, (c) ...

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by lat41
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Suspend Daily ISP-FLL eff 6/9/19
Replies: 12
Views: 2040

Re: WN to Discontinue Daily ISP-FLL eff 6/9/19

The name of this thread should use "suspended", not discontinued. In fact it should not be a thread at all. The squeeze on FLL flying this Summer due to runway reconstruction is well documented elsewhere. ISP is not being singled out.

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by lat41
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747s - PHOG - Kahului, Maui
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: 747s - PHOG - Kahului, Maui

The 747 inbound will be light on fuel and not likely near its maximum landing weight. Leaving, the cargo hold is probably empty or nearly so MTOW is a non-issue at OGG.

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by lat41
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

PWM is starting a big renovation project upgrading gates 1-6 starting Dec 3 and finishing it in April to match the new addition. Baggage claim at some point will be expanded when shipyard will be relocated or closed. Escalators are being moved from the shipyard brewing area to a new area with a new...

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by lat41
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Just about all the old MD80s that gave Allegiant much of their problems are gone or soon to be from the fleet. We have both Allegiant and Frontier down at PVD and just subjectively, Allegiant holds to shedule better. Frontier can be more erratic as will be revealed in New Hampshire. As far as connec...

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by lat41
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 59776

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

You wanna be in a city they serve! By the time the area passengers figure out where F9 goes, what days of the week and the routes starts to catch on and grow, Frontier is already ending it or making it seasonal. I have no idea how this works for them.

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by lat41
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 6330

Re: LGA to west coast

Remember also OGG and LIH have no sand or slush on the strip and that Eastbound flights have the jet strem at their back. East Coast to West Coast can sometimes take easily a full hour longer fighting the Winter stream instead of the nice kick in the tail heading East.

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by lat41
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 6330

Re: LGA to west coast

I know the 767-400ER was designed to be able to fly in and out of LGA although no one really does anymore.. I suppose it could make it to the west coast. If BA can do MSY-LHR with a full load+cargo off of a 7000ft runway (video and map with directional arrow below), then DL shouldn't have much issu...

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by lat41
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 6330

Re: LGA to west coast

The perimeter rule at LGA and DCA are bygone era-remnants of the "bigger planes mean more noise!" cry from the late 1950's/early 1960's. The effort was to keep close-in areas quiet by sending airplanes to larger airports, where, presumably the noise wouldn't bother anyone. And at the time...

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by lat41
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 22363

Re: Whats next at IAH?

I was disappointed IAH didnt get any new domestic destinations in the last round of announcements. In a renewed push at IAH, I still think some holes exist. GSO and CID leap to mind. As well as PVD for the pool of population and business in Southern New England that doesn't need or want to reach Ho...

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by lat41
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

MHT, having to split the pie with PSM, PWM, BTV and a bit to ORH is as significant to me as the perpetual bleed to BOS. Those other airports were not the factor to any degree several years ago like they are now. Southwest plucking successful flights away to reinstall the capacity at BOS naturally al...

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by lat41
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10869

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

Great news for EDI after a few route cancellations recently. But it sets me thinking that BOS would have worked better for Norwegian's EDI transatlantic flights rather than PVD. Norwegian's entire operation closed earlier this month and one big reason cited by the Scotsman was the 75£ tax on flight...

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by lat41
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning
Replies: 39
Views: 5330

Re: "Low Ceiling" at DCA this morning

To the South, at PVD, AA and WN flights to DCA went off without a hitch.

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by lat41
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13872

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

I would be interested to know the typical routing used by the MD-90 back and forth to New Zealand for the overhaul. This engine version IAE V2500 is so peculiar that it's only overhauled in N Z?

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by lat41
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 13872

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

I would be interested to know the typical routing used by the MD-90 back and forth to New Zealand for the overhaul. This engine version IAE V2500 is so peculiar that it's only overhauled in N Z?

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by lat41
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today
Replies: 25
Views: 4376

Re: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today

Yessir, a number of UA 764s and 753s are used by NFL teams on weekends and similar to when teams arrive and depart PVD, they have a private charter terminal away from the public complex with its numbered gates.

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by lat41
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 96
Views: 21438

Re: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Miami Dolphins used 2 Miami Air Int'l 737-800s FLL to PVD arriving Sat. afternoon and departing after game with Patriots on Sun. 9/30 . Was historically an AA 763 trip.

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by lat41
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Rainy days make the mind wonder sometimes. With AA seeming to be the only airline right now somewhat interested in Manchester would a flight to PHX or DFW work? As mentioned before it would be nice to have a Midwest flight out of the snow belt. How did Southwest do on the PHX route back when they l...

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by lat41
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 7318

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

A long list of connections at EWR to the West, Caribbean, S. America etc. exist for Southern New England via PVD. However, a couple claps of thunder or a few snowflakes, introduce some massive delays and cancellations for the RJs on that route systematically. It has got to be the same for many other...

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by lat41
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

With UA ORD flight from MHT axed (hopefully not for too long) why would WN go less than daily to MDW? I would of thought the Southwest would of seen a opportunity to add a flight or larger aircraft but they did the complete opposite by reducing flight and no flight at all on Sundays. I call it the ...

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by lat41
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 11644

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

WN is too big to serve BOS via a secondary airport or NY via a tertiary airport. Those days are over. They get away with it in FLL because FLL and MIA have become the JFK and EWR of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Metro area. They get away with in HOU and DAL as those airports are the close-in airports. ...

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by lat41
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 17164

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

WNflyer1523 wrote:
Nothing significant from ISP.
I feel bad for MHT. MDW is down to 1x daily and so is TPA.

Just more of the trend that Manchester has had to sacrifice full flights that people were used to paying a premium for in order for WN to bolster BOS, where the competition is hammering them.

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by lat41
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 17164

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

If WN decides to add eastern destinations from LAS, I could maybe see ISP and PVD. WN had a PVD LAS a few years back and they discontinued it. Before PVD added 1700' to the main runway, there were occasional weight problems in sweltering weather (like today) or contaminated runway days for the 2358...

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by lat41
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston v. Philadelphia
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: Boston v. Philadelphia

Since when is Philly an educational and biotech hub? And last time I checked, New Jersey seems to become a "failed state" thanks to endless corruption, skyrocketing taxes, a huge budget deficit, huge underfunded pensions, and a net outflow of residents to boot. On top of that, Philly has ...

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by lat41
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

What is the bigger problem for MIT right now? Leakage to BOS or Portland grabbing more and more of the central/upper New England passenger action? Perhaps they are weighted equally.

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by lat41
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5698

Re: F9 Expands to 6 new cities from RSW in Nov 18

PWM-RSW non-stop, you say? Wow, that sounds like a thin market. PWM doesn't even sustain year-round non-stop to Orlando. Why do you assume that this will be year round? The PVD-RSW route launched last Fall was discontinued the day after Easter in April. And just before the April Spring vacation peak!

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by lat41
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5698

Re: F9 Expands to 6 new cities from RSW in Nov 18

Maybe PWM is not so far fetched. A ton of people in New England spend time or have Winter places in that part of FL. Frontier may be able to pull some back up that have been using BOS and pluck some more off the WN connecting flights from PWM and MHT. They have come up with odder flights than this! ...

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by lat41
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 37334

Re: The Future of ISP

The biggest issue I see is that prices in general from ISP on AA or WN tend to be significantly higher than they are from LGA or JFK. If there were parity on prices, I think you'd see alot more traffic at ISP. The potential is there. It's just a matter of finding the right mix of route, aircraft an...

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by lat41
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

HVN to CLT will be a good connecting point and alernative to PHL especially in Winter for any Southern timeshare, vacation package or cruise bound passengers if it is timed right.

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by lat41
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

[quote= I think WN is discovering this very thing at PVD (leaked market returning to PVD, but on other airlines like F9).[/quote] Frontier and Allegiant did a tune on Southwest at PVD to Florida grabbing so much of the bargain and leisure business and WN just let it happen along with F9 to DEN which...

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by lat41
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I also suspect the higher yielding business traveler stayed put with the airline they were at to a higher degree than WN estimated, so what do we have left. A lot of cities from BOS on "Click N' Save". How many cities make to that page from MHT? Not many and not often. WN has even trimmed ...

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by lat41
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 85922

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

The way things are going at MHT, the focus ought to be stabilization...stem the negative tide. I would like to see the following, in this order: 2.) WN adds one of the following: LAS/PHX/DEN (all of which it served non-stop before)...need more east-west out of MHT Southwest has built a "Wester...

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by lat41
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18
Replies: 32
Views: 4413

Re: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18

PVD received a list of diversions from BDL, LGA, MHT due to the slightly tamer weather in the Southern part of New England as the weather front passed.

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by lat41
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Boston...the right move in hindsight?
Replies: 34
Views: 4027

Re: WN to Boston...the right move in hindsight?

WN had no choice but to enter BOS. JetBlue,AirTran(prekillingoff) and Spirit to a lesser extent growth in Boston with the Big Dig ending. WN started seeing a dramatic shift of traffic no longer trekking to the WN BOS alternative airports of PVD and MHT. The Only way for them to remain competitive a...

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by lat41
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 23367

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

WN gutted New England pretty well and surprisingly (or maybe not so much), pretty heavily at BOS. It looks to me that MHT was not reduced beyond what they had a year before. They had 10 per day then and in this schedule extension. Cutting PVD-BWI to 4 per day is just beyond mind blowing for me. May...

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by lat41
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 111
Views: 18097

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

I would like to see AA upgauge to at least all two-class aircraft on ORD-MDT, if not mainline. UA currently runs at least 1 mainline on ORD-MDT which goes up to 2 mainline per day during some parts of the year. UA is back to regional it looks for the summer, again. They have been showing no love fo...

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by lat41
Fri May 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747SP Coming To YLW 18/5/18
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: 747SP Coming To YLW 18/5/18

Pictures look very good to me. They are A.net quality

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by lat41
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3942

Re: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity

First, UA's schedule is spotty and changeable. Moreover, in Winter, a few flakes of snow or in Summer, the first clap of thunder and flights cancel so that does not inspire confidence in the business traveler who wants reliable connections. Lower Manhattan business trips should be a home run via EWR...

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by lat41
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?
Replies: 16
Views: 4783

Re: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?

Looks like it maxed out at 330kts

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by lat41
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 32337

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

It’s easy to right the segment off as a hit piece if you don’t like what they have to say. Facts are facts though. At one point Allegiant had major maintenance issues but things have gotten a lot better. I’m just surprised so many people think an engine failure is no big deal. Being in the industry...

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by lat41
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 32337

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Some of Allegiant's troubles got attenuated because the old MD-80s are being retired. The same corporate philosophy is probably still in place. The report broke no new ground but is far from the witch hunt than some of the anti-media mob might claim.

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by lat41
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 4846

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

Very nice add for F9. I expect this to grow, at least next Spring and thru Fall. I wonder why RDU though of the 3. Perhaps a lot of people from that area want to go to Maine? Seems their growing CVG presence might make more sense. I could see winter service PWM-RSW, PWM-MIA RDU is getting 13 (!) ne...

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by lat41
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8730

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

I always wondered about 4 BR710s like what is on the 717 to be fitted onto a Vikers VC-10 like the RAF and BA had replacing the RE Conways. Fan diameter not too far off!

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by lat41
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 4846

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

Great news for the area. Some nice alternatives to driving South to BOS. However this must be dissapointing for Manchester MHT not far away.

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by lat41
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 77924

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Flew a 800 back from MCO to MEM last Tues nite. It only had 90 people on it. I told the flight attendant that this was a big plane for MCO/MEM, she replied that it'll be full when it leaves MEM in the morning. Think it was going to BWI. So, there's things like positioning larger aircraft for mornin...

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by lat41
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 42
Views: 12227

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

Saw one at its home port PVD this past Wednesday parked in its usual prominent spot with full livery. Yes they cannot be followed on Flightaware etc.

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by lat41
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: DHL Restarting Limited Domestic US Deliveries

Too bad the Super DC-8s won't be coming back with this.

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by lat41
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8699

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

Dominica Republic is strong competition as a package tour destination and may be eating into CUN the way CUN grabbed business from Jamaica years ago. Also news items about Mexico getting more dangerous for tourists are getting harder to dismiss and must figure into this as well.

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by lat41
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3567

Re: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel

This "storm" was largely a nonevent and just a Wintery day in many locations. WN as an example wiped out its entire day's schedule at PVD while othet carriers kept going, if only on a reduced operation. (Used to be just the opposite.) Other cities fared similarly.

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by lat41
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?
Replies: 47
Views: 2522

Re: TSA now wants food out of bags for inspection?

I understand that if food cannot accurately be identified on X-Ray it has to be checked out. These kind of posts however cater to the "airport police roughed me up,the "TSA committed some other injustice, the flight attendant slapped my child and on top of that, both pilots were drunk"...

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