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by OB1504
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29182

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

And AA had to call their MD-80s Super 80s and Delta had to call theirs MD-88s. Not exactly. AA's decision to use the term Super 80 was a marketing decision to get around some bad press the DC-9s had at the time. The Type Certificate and manufacturing plate on the door still said DC-9. I think the s...

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by OB1504
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT further restricts Cuba flights - limits number of charters
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Re: DOT further restricts Cuba flights - limits number of charters

Eastern Airlines 3rd (?) comeback was short It was Eastern 2.0 that hoped to make money on Cuba. This is going to be a huge blow to Swift Air/iAero Airways. They have at least half a dozen aircraft based out of MIA for these charters. The ground handlers will almost certainly have to lay off staff ...

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by OB1504
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

So, usflyguy, can you help me understand why I routinely get either the very end of the B or beginning of the C group whenever I check in right at the 24 hour mark on my purchased WN tickets? Depends on the route. Sometimes there are 80 status passengers and that plus Early Bird will do it comforta...

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by OB1504
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11371

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B

This explains why Bahamasair’s equipment on their NAS-MIA route abruptly changed to a mix of ATRs and the lone 737-700.

I hated not being able to track the 737-500s on apps like Flightradar24.

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by OB1504
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL
Replies: 18
Views: 5042

Re: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL

Maybe they'll get a permanent waiver to use some later build ERs and do this again :wink2: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loud0P1mZdw I think the 321N has the performance necessary to do this. AA has used the 321CEO on DCA-PHX/LAX so a 321 can do the route. I don't recall if HP/US installed any ...

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by OB1504
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 2966

Re: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)

Moot point now since Swift Air has become iAero Airways. They're called iAero now? When did that happen? Terrible name... The rebrand just started, it is because Swift Air was acquire by the iAero Group last Spring. It’s corporate name is still Swift Air though. The new iAero livery is a massive do...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delays on DL BOM-JFK
Replies: 21
Views: 5600

Re: Major delays on DL BOM-JFK

Check arrivals...that gives the airline (and its handlers) around an hour to service the plane, cater it and get it ready for departure (assuming 30 minutes for clearing the plane, and 45 min for boarding). Is that too tight in a place like BOM? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl24 An ho...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines v3.0 - new logo and plans...
Replies: 45
Views: 13275

Re: Eastern Air Lines v3.0 - new logo and plans...

Eastern is long gone....sadly...let it go--- I found the article very informative. It neither suggests success or failure in the effort of a Eastern 3.0. It also provides a complete history of Eastern 2.0 including what happened good and bad. I believe that do to the fact that the United States no ...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22426

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

Looking at the flight track, most of it is over the water, so I don't think that would be it. Looking at the range chart of a 737-800, if you're at maximum zero fuel weight, you can only fly about 2,000 nautical miles if you're at maximum take-off weight. You'd need to take 5,000 pounds off of the ...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines v3.0 - new logo and plans...
Replies: 45
Views: 13275

Re: Eastern Air Lines v3.0 - new logo and plans...

Nothing beats the old, original Eastern livery, but I like this one a lot! :twocents: 5557679 I like their fresh approach, like their #NOBAGSLEFTBEHIND gurantee. Good luck for the start of Guayaquil, we will see how long the will stay... :white: That’s actually the Swift Air livery, which Swift Air...

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by OB1504
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7748

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

Now I see how LX is able to sell out a daily year-round 777 and A330 to MIA. All this time I was wondering how they were able to do this given that MIA is not a Star hub. A lot of the flights you’ve cited as “year round” are only winter seasonal, including the Swiss 777 on ZRH-MIA, the Air France A...

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by OB1504
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?
Replies: 24
Views: 3560

Re: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?

There isn’t much need to since neither Air Canada and United nor WestJet and Delta are connecting any passengers to each other at FLL.

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by OB1504
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22426

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

Is AA using the classic 160-seat 737 or the downgraded 172-seat Oasis 737 on this route? Yea .. they'll last for about 45 minutes. I agree. Maybe they should stick to ACMI. Great way to shut down fast ... try and become a scheduled airline. The previous iteration of Dynamic did dabble in some schedu...

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by OB1504
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22426

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

I’m confused why an American 737-800 can’t fly a 2500 mile route. It is the same length as a domestic transcon. AA has flown plenty of 737-800 routes that long. Is it because a direct route requires ETOPS? Looking at the flight track, most of it is over the water, so I don't think that would be it....

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by OB1504
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34583

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

AA’s product does a perfectly fine job of diminishing their own brand without Delta’s help.

That being said, I can see where AA is coming from. It’s weird that Delta wouldn’t use something not associated with a competitor. Will they call their next new aircraft Friend Ship?

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by OB1504
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24740

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

I have thought about this question for a while but didn’t want to derail a thread but I think it works here. So you are a pax who has enough knowledge to know you are booking a MAX and you don’t want to be on a MAX because you think it is dangerous. You are flying from OMA-DEN and need to be in DEN...

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by OB1504
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Concourse G
Replies: 11
Views: 2995

Re: MIA Concourse G

I fly to MIA 6-8x a year on UA and im so happy they moved from terminal G to H. Terminal G is so old lacks a lot of the amenities the other terminals offer. Hopefully once they renovate G, they'll add a lounge and make it more modern. Seating was fine at G, but it lacked Charging stations, the bath...

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by OB1504
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Concourse G
Replies: 11
Views: 2995

Re: MIA Concourse G

Concourses F & G need to be torn down and a "super" concourse like "J" needs to get built, G hasn't really been renovated except for putting in widebody gates. F was expanded in the late 1980's in the last years of PA and did getting some investment when United tried their L...

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by OB1504
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21293

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

That is the sort of thinking that I highly commend. Is this project on the map anywhere governmental? If one compares public transport in the USA with that say in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, almost anywhere else, you see in the USA the results of not adequately funding...

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by OB1504
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Concourse G
Replies: 11
Views: 2995

Re: MIA Concourse G

The thread that jeffh747 linked to is a great resource. The extension built in the 1960s is roughly from current gates G6/G7 upward. From inside, it’s clearly noticeable that the building gets wider and the floor in the far end of the concourse is higher up, as evidenced by the ramp near G8. When th...

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by OB1504
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451141

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The FO freaked out. Plain and simple. Turning off automation and clearly designating a flying pilot would’ve prevented this accident. If you read this thread in full, there are several 757/767 pilots who have seen an accidental Go-Around activation and described it as a “non-event”. This may go dow...

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by OB1504
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16818

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

a318 wrote:
Doesn’t F9 already fly ISP-PBI/FLL? So now they will fly ISP-PBI/FLL/MIA? Guess they’re doing well in South Florida to be adding all three.


Another poster mentioned that the FLL routes were apparently being transferred to MIA and F9 was closing FLL again.

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by OB1504
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16818

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

They’re probably going to announce MIA as a new base. I expect a bloodbath between AA, Frontier, and Spirit. The only blood that will be let is F9's, and I suspect plenty of it if they even try to get to deep into AA's business. AA is an operational nightmare right now, plus they’ve just lost their...

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by OB1504
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16818

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

alfa164 wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
Delta28L wrote:
Yea more routes to add to the dart board that will be gone in six months.

Come on. They add plenty of routes that stick around.


Name them...


IIRC, MIA-DEN is the only year round route that’s been around since Frontier opened the station.

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by OB1504
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow
Replies: 111
Views: 16818

Re: Frontier Announcement at MIA Tomorrow

They’re probably going to announce MIA as a new base.

I expect a bloodbath between AA, Frontier, and Spirit.

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by OB1504
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61639

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

Has F-HPJB been un-retired? It operated AF 90/99 CDG-MIA-CDG today. All white, no titles.

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by OB1504
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Suspends non Havana Cuba route authorities
Replies: 54
Views: 13657

Re: DOT Suspends non Havana Cuba route authorities

With ban in place, charter companies pick up the slack to serve the market as they did prior to scheduled flights. https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/trumps-ban-on-flights-to-nine-cuban-cities-goes-into-effect.html https://www.local10.com/news/national/2019/12/10/charter-companies-fill-feder...

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by OB1504
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14910

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?

I wonder what Airbus would say if Airline XYZ came and said: "OK, I'll take 50 A350s, but without the mask. Paint that silly thing anywhere you want, but not on my aircraft." To be honest, I hoped at least one airline would do that. But since there is not a single one out there without th...

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by OB1504
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel truck overturns at DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2835

Fuel truck overturns at DFW

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/fuel- ... d/2271747/
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Barely two weeks since an Allied Aviation fuel truck crashed into two airplanes at DFW. Now a tanker has flipped over.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/fuel- ... d/2271747/

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by OB1504
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often/practical flying with full fuel tanks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2653

Re: How often/practical flying with full fuel tanks?

Back when Boliviana de Aviación operated a 737-800 on Miami–Santa Cruz, it was routine to fuel the airplane to its maximum capacity. Fueling had to be completed before passengers could board and cargo could be loaded so they could determine exactly how much weight they had remaining. Those flights w...

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by OB1504
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38459

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

brooklynchris13 wrote:
I over-fills of aviation fuel related delays


I just want to point out that those are typically the fault of the vendor that does the fueling unless AA does a last minute aircraft swap.

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by OB1504
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cancels MIA-COR
Replies: 54
Views: 8810

Re: AA Cancels MIA-COR

That didn’t last very long.

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by OB1504
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
Replies: 91
Views: 19797

Re: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed

He was asked to leave. Aka fired. https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-ceo-firing-airline-president-scott-kirby-was-one-of-the-worst-days-of-my-life/ American Airlines CEO: Firing Airline President Scott Kirby “Was One of the Worst Days of My Life” So they made a strategic decision to let ...

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by OB1504
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
Replies: 91
Views: 19797

Re: Oscar Munoz stepping down

Phoenix757767 wrote:
Watch out for Kirby. Don’t give him blind trust, he wasn’t liked at US/AA and a reason he was shown the door.


Kirby was the one who kept Doug Parker in check. American is a garbage fire now without him.

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by OB1504
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12309

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

Kind of surprised that whoever was on the ramp then there first instinct was to film the aftermath, and then of course leak/pass along to the media...... Just sayin'.....most employers don't think too fondly of employees doing this stuff. Its one thing if passengers filmed it from the terminal, but...

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by OB1504
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would you fix AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1991

Re: How would you fix AA?

Go low cost. They’re currently trying to get away with offering a ULCC product at legacy prices and it’s not working so well. AA needs to decide if they want to chase after Delta’s customers or Spirit’s customers, not this weird half-baked middle of the road approach they’re taking that satisfies n...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 188640

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

What is the status of seatback IFE on the legacy LAA 319's? Is it still there or already pulled. How about the used birds they got last 2 years, specifically N772XF? LAAs A319s are rather new, and are often used for international flights, thus AA is expected to leave the IFE in these aircraft. N772...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA-LHR non stop in 1970
Replies: 35
Views: 6039

Re: MIA-LHR non stop in 1970

Eastern, in the early 1980's, had purchased two former Qantas 747 for a Miami to London flights that never happened. EA did fly it with Dc-10-30 in 1986. Famous photo of one of the planes painted in EA livery at Sydney's Kingfordsmith Airport, neither was ever delivered. IIRC Eastern was originally...

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by OB1504
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)

This article and your comments do not paint a true and complete picture of what is actually taking place. Airlines like DL and UA are bumping passengers but they are doing it voluntarily instead of involuntarily. Voluntary and involuntary denied boarding are recorded differently by the DOT and for ...

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by OB1504
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126696

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Does ATL’s Latin American population matter? LATAM will continue to serve O&D demand on their flights to MIA, and most traffic routed via ATL will be connecting to other cities, and DL at ATL offers more potential connections than AA at MIA.

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by OB1504
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9193

Re: No fuel at LAX this afternoon.

EFSO system probably. That would typically cause a shutdown isolated to a set of gates (or terminal) until the issue is cleared/reset Would it take so long to reset that it would start affecting operations like this? At my airport any EFSO issues not caused by actual emergencies are typically resol...

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by OB1504
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9193

Re: No fuel at LAX this afternoon.

Hydrant system outage affecting T1, maybe?

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by OB1504
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9803

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

That’s odd, I thought Delta liked their passengers.

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by OB1504
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Counter Counter Attacks LATAM: MIA-SCL 14 Weekly and MIA-GRU 21 Weekly
Replies: 11
Views: 1953

Re: AA Counter Counter Attacks LATAM: MIA-SCL 14 Weekly and MIA-GRU 21 Weekly

Those are some odd flight numbers for deep South America flights, which are almost exclusively in the 900 series.

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by OB1504
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12309

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

Kind of surprised that whoever was on the ramp then there first instinct was to film the aftermath, and then of course leak/pass along to the media...... Just sayin'.....most employers don't think too fondly of employees doing this stuff. Its one thing if passengers filmed it from the terminal, but...

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by OB1504
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61639

Re: Air France retires first A380; flown to Malta

Someone said no city pair needs an aircraft that large. And of course frequency is important to convenience, but I wonder if this concept would work.. A new LCC gets some used A380s and flies then once a day to/from a place like LAS. Chock that bird full of seats, price them to sell and set the pri...

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by OB1504
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12309

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

That’s probably not how you’re supposed to refuel planes. I can confirm that, for best results, the truck should not come into contact with the aircraft. My guess is that the driver hit the wingtip of the first airplane while backing up without a guideperson (never do this!), and when he realized t...

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by OB1504
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca-Iberia seek codeshares via the U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 3212

Re: Avianca-Iberia seek codeshares via the U.S.

This seems fishy. Why in the world do they want to codeshare via Miami with US CBP in the picture? Is there not already enough capacity to MAD? Foreign carriers should not have the right to place their code on flights connecting via the US, anyway. They’d basically be using our facilities and servi...

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by OB1504
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 22166

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

rbavfan wrote:
America West (AKA AA) also operated 8 of them.


America West was 2 mergers and over a decade away from having anything to do with AA when they were still flying the 737-100, so I don’t know why you put “AKA AA”.

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by OB1504
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM counterattacks AA: LIM-MIA goes 21x weekly
Replies: 53
Views: 10725

Re: LATAM counterattacks AA: LIM-MIA goes 21x weekly

RCS763AV wrote:
And have we mentioned LA's strong south cone operations which access a considerable all south america POS to provide connections; and the fact that AV is cutting capacity? (To the south cone and MIA is going from A330 to A320NEO on AV).


When is that Avianca downgauge happening?

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