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by OB1504
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19446

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Not sure... I know they were once apart of swift so maybe some pilots transferred over. I would think it would be hard to find a experienced pilot for the 767-200 or -300 with not many of them flying today. And do they have the training facilities like most major airlines have? There are many exper...

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by OB1504
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16488

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I'll be the guy to say it. Despite it being very uncomfortable, I love project oasis. Why? Because it has brought AAs pricing down significantly in my home market. They are usually priced at the same as F9 in my market. I love IFE, but I don't really care if AA doesn't have it and Delta or United d...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16488

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I find it funny how lots of people want their seat back entertainment but say hell no to ads on IFE. I want to be entertained, not marketed to. I don't mind some short ads like at the start of YouTube videos or what Hulu has on their ad supported plan, but not an entire 10-15 minute block of ads li...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5174

Re: Disney and airline partners

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that Disney World in Florida once had its own airport! Called the Disney World STOLport, it had a 2,000' (609.6 m.) runway, an IATA code of DWS & was served by two airlines with de Havilland Twin Otter flights to & from MCO & TPA. Here are a few l...

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by OB1504
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16488

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Here’s the fundamental problem with seatback IFE: my kids love it. I don’t care. So it’s a differentiator for leisure passengers but not those of us who pay the bills. Most people care about PTVs. Everyone I know not on a.net says their plane was "old" or "crappy" and it's just ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5174

Re: Disney and airline partners

Why would Disney want to Partner with budget airlines. It’s not a budget vacation at all. 100% Some people are surprised at the number of Disney resorts where rooms start around $400 per night and many rooms top out well above $2000 per night (way more for luxury multi-room suites), as well as the ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19446

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

I have to wonder if Eastern (2D) is going for military charters or ACMI duty. They also have the B763 which has functioned in a pinch. Even though they just got a new livery, the two B762 (base) and two B762(ER) frames are between 32 and 36 years old, and their ex-BA frames (acquired from QF) are a...

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by OB1504
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Vasu did an interview with Plane Business here are the highlights: Bunch of rambling, but the bottom line to me as Vasu confirmed was that AA had to zig when DL and UA zagged. Their option was to go all out and swing for the fences as shrinking the airline instead would consign them to bankruptcy w...

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by OB1504
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Everyone's swarming to Florida. New routes added by JetBlue and Frontier are to Florida. Why is this? Makes absolutely no sense to me, especially with the COVID explosion happening there, I would think that it should be cratering now, again, regardless of any short-term bubble in weeks past. I mean...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194106

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Now that the LUS 320 has power and USB ports at every seat, it has one of the most comfortable narrowbody cabins of any airline in the US. I love especially the first class seats. So spacious. And with 0% chance of getting an Oasis A320, it is now the crown jewel of the domestic fleet in my opinion.

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3709

Re: AA and QQ vs. AA and JI

For anyone else who was confused by the OP using IATA codes from two decades ago, JI was the second Midway Airlines and QQ was Reno Air.

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by OB1504
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19413

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Mr. Parker is way better than Carty, Arpey, and Horton. He has done a nice job during this Covid crisis and I loved his Southwest Flight Attendant story. He still needs more time. The full realization of the merger needs to come to fruition first. Remember the mechanics just signed a couple months ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194106

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Personally, I find the LUS F seats the most comfortable for my body type and since I travel with two laptops and two phones, power ports aren't an issue for me as both of my PCs will last at least 4 hours. Coach wise, the legroom on the LUS 321 is great; the longer distance flights on the 319s and ...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16672

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

The proposed law makes absolute sense, unless you subscribe to the deeply anti-social thought that carriers should be allowed to sell seats below cost, in order to drive out the incumbent carrier at an airport. I'm sorry, but that only makes sense if you're the CEO of socially irresponsible compani...

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by OB1504
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19413

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

A) Richard Anderson is not coming to AA B) Richard Anderson is not some super shrewd dude, he was able to perform at Delta due to the lack of Unions. It's easy for bad leadership to blame their people. I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is wishful thinking that we have heard all the way bac...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13888

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Sorry just to be clear, has Air Canada Rouge retired their fleet of 25 B763s? No return to transatlantic leisure is envisaged? Found an article that says Rouge will be refocused on shorter flights within the Americas https://paxex.aero/2020/05/air-canada-temperature-screening-rouge-767-retirement/ ...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 71
Views: 16335

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

I have not been following the Cuba saga. Is Cuba back on the no flights to Cuba list again? I was thrilled when they lifted those bans, and one of my dream trips would be to Cuba. Deeply saddened about Miami Air. All fights to secondary Cuba were banned and only a limited amount of flights to HAV w...

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by OB1504
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Amazon eventually own ASTG?
Replies: 22
Views: 3197

Re: Will Amazon eventually own ASTG?

AA, UA, DL, and their regionals all have separate air certificates. Amazon does not have one- Amazon Air/Primeair is a virtual cargo airline. Ok, so Amazon gets a certificate of their own with 1 Cessna Caravan on it and they can continue the charade. Getting and maintaining a certificate is not che...

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by OB1504
Thu May 28, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13387

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

It's a realistic looking memo. Meanwhile, management has been making commitments that it will not file Chapter 11. I would put about as much faith in that statement from Doug as I would "we will never loose money again." No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. No one could’ve predi...

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10173

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

As spectacular as that looks, not flight critical parts. This better be satire.. It depends what meaning you give to critical. It's critical enough to not depart like that. However they were not a critical component for safety of flight. The proof is it made no difference on the flight outcome. I a...

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 67027

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

QR really doesn't have much influence on the process in (nor out of) bankruptcy by Chapter 11. It committed debtor-in-possession financing -- that's money that LATAM will use to maintain operations. DIP financing has high priority to be paid back. It's the bankruptcy judge and LATAM management that...

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 67027

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Detroit313 wrote:
Trust me, they would do ANYTHING to have some feed in Miami while going through this. Too late now...


What feed could they get if most countries in South America have closed their borders to international flights?

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by OB1504
Tue May 26, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I know it's in its own thread now, but I would be surprised if the B772s that are not reconfigured actually return to service All 777-200ERs have been reconfigured, unless you’re talking about the ones with Zodiac Concept D seats? That is what I mean...the Concept D ones. The fact that the Concept ...

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by OB1504
Sun May 24, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 67027

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Presumably Delta was aware of these points when they took the decision to partner with Latam and still decided that it was a good business proposition? They were. They also didn't have a whole lot of other options. It was either continue to be a nobody in SA or make a move, which may not be perfect...

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by OB1504
Sun May 24, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 5060

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

It's worth pointing out that some other airlines such as PIA changed their tails (with ethnic designs from Pakistan) and 'copied' the BA idea. PIA reverted back to it's standard design after not too long. So whether this idea would work today is open to debate... In that case, BA "copied"...

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by OB1504
Sun May 24, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 318
Views: 67027

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Something it is true, LATAM would love to have AA right now to flow their passengers beyond MIA at this time. Now AA gets to flow interior US to their international destinations on their own metal and LATAM, well they can keep Punta Arenas At least until AA collapses. Then what? If you mean AA is n...

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by OB1504
Wed May 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 71
Views: 16335

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

If Miami Air went under, I am sure Swift Air and World Atlantic are probably next on the chopping block unfortunately. I would of guessed Miami Air would've been the last to go considering they are larger than both SWQ and WAL. Atlas Air is large and has their cargo business so I am sure they are d...

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by OB1504
Wed May 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It seems many Anetters have this pipe dream to see AA go under. That’s just not the case. This sick and twisted idea is tied to the livelihood of thousands of employees along with over a million affected throughout industries beyond just AA. Just stop it. There are indeed a few who seem to wish tha...

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33214

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

it's not nonsense. There's not going to be many companies, in any industry, propping up their employment vendors. In many cases, they will cease payments to vendors and go delinquent. Considering how much work has been contracted out to vendors in the airline industry specifically here, if the work...

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Any chance AA is entertaining the idea of reconfiguring some 321s as two-cabin J/Y, with the lie flat Business seats that are on the 321T for these international flights? Yes, it would be an undesirable third subfleet for the 321, but might make sense. No need to waste that money when the longer A3...

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194106

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Sorry to ask a rather off-topic question, however hoping someone here might be able to help; Does anyone know when PSA Airlines re-configured their CRJ-700s (operated by US Airways in 70Y and then 9F/58Y) to the American Eagle 9F/56Y configuration? Or are these aircraft still in the 9F/58Y? Many th...

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6869

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

Tokushima wrote:
For me, the shortest flights I ever took were from MIA to FLL on National Airlines. 18 nautical miles and IIRC, about 10 min in the air. A few airlines flew that route back in the day.


MIA-PBI is back with Frontier. I booked it for a sightseeing flight of South Florida.

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by OB1504
Sat May 16, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33214

Re: Airlines Job Cuts

U.S./Canadian carriers, Western European carriers, will do inverse seniority layoffs - the least senior get bumped first. This will be seniority within craft -- pilots, mechanics, FAs... for every craft that is unionized, or prospectively unionized (like Delta). It has nothing to do with fairness -...

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by OB1504
Thu May 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123056

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Sancho99504 wrote:
MrBren wrote:
That's excellent news. 777s are too noisy and too thirsty.

One day, when everything is so quiet that you can hear the hair in your ears grow, you'll be missing the "noisy" airplanes.


I'll miss the 777 but as someone who works on the ramp I'm all in favor of quieter airplanes.

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by OB1504
Tue May 12, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Hmm, so has Iceland been removed from the BA/IB/AY/AA JV that requires lie-flat business class seats on all routes? Given that all of the JV partners are in survival mode, I’m sure getting an exception won’t be too hard. What's the relevant ETOPS certifications of the various A321 subfleets? 180min...

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by OB1504
Tue May 12, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 71
Views: 16335

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

With due respect to Miami Air employees, what were the assets Miami Air could not find a buyer for specifically? Any infrastructure assets, for example? Curious in the context of American Airlines and perhaps Delta/Latam. I don’t know if they owned or leased their (very small) hangar and office spa...

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by OB1504
Tue May 12, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastic Times Drastic Measures---CAB 2020? Or.....
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Drastic Times Drastic Measures---CAB 2020? Or.....

I can’t see any politician being in favor of this, especially before an election. Their opponents would have a field day. Plus I doubt eliminating airlines’ ability to compete and raising airfares in a time of depressed demand will do much to save any airlines. More like prolong the inevitable. I al...

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by OB1504
Tue May 12, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41680

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

32andBelow wrote:
Why would contracting airlines merge. Who needs MORE plane rn?


I don’t see a merger in the short term either.

Like another poster mentioned, there’s no need to merge and go through that headache when they can just wait for an airline to collapse and buy only the things they really want.

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by OB1504
Tue May 12, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194106

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

No doubt! MIA-BSB is over 500 miles further than even DFW-ANC. I I don't this will actaully served on a 321ceo. Looking on Google Flights, they are coded with lie-blat Flagship Business. I'd imagine we see consolidation to 4/5 weekly and a 787 come the fall. That would likely make more sense, howev...

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by OB1504
Mon May 11, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11482

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

UA811 was a B747-200, despite earlier design, much better redundancy and separation of cable runs. Douglas really did a poor design. It has always boggled my mind how Douglas could do that. They had produced a great design a decade before (the DC-8) and another great design just five years before (...

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by OB1504
Sun May 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194106

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The 757 looks to have been completely pulled out of the schedule. American's Philadelphia to Edinburgh route will be upgauged to the 787-8 next Spring, replacing the 757-200. https://twitter.com/IshrionA/status/1259351103369601024 Miami to Brasilia is also switching to the A321(ceo) replacing the 7...

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by OB1504
Sun May 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 71
Views: 16335

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

I assume the three NHL teams that were using LL (Penguins, Devils and Lightning) will switch to Delta, Swift Air or another charter airline... if this season resumes or the league skips to next season. I wonder if Swift will be one of the next ones to go under. The US government tightening restrict...

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by OB1504
Sun May 10, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4637

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

Other than that, I'm not aware of it on a fleetwide basis, but it's certainly happened with individual frames - VS unretired an A346 a couple years ago to cover 787 issues, and it stayed until the end. AA also brought a 767 back from the dead for a year or so to cover for the loss of the 767 at ORD.

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by OB1504
Sat May 09, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3486

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

Are there any countries apart from Canada where aircraft registrations are all letters where an airline assigns tail numbers? I can’t think of any as most everywhere else the tail number is the last two or three letters of the aircraft’s registration. KLM does this. They use the last two letters of...

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by OB1504
Sat May 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18235

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

ill never understand why, within the U.S. when a tag is added, people cant buy just the tag? How does that hurt anyone, it only helps and I for one have been asking for Intra-state Florida services to be expanded so we don't have to drive the killer roads forever. I would certainly book SRQ-MCO, I ...

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by OB1504
Sat May 09, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3486

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

JetBlue's is relatively simple, owing to a (relatively) small fleet and few variants of aircraft. E190s: N1##JB - N3##JB A320s: N5##J# - N8##J# -- most common suffix is JB, but occasionally JT/JL are used if the JB suffix unavailable A321ceo: N9##J# -- most common suffix is JB, but occasionally JT/...

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by OB1504
Fri May 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 71
Views: 16335

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

MIAMI AIR has closed down. CEO sent a letter to all employees that today is the last day of their employment. :eek: :cry: Can't find any links, but saw the letter on facebook EDIT: Wiki reporting it too https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Air_International Just a disclaimer that Wikipedia doesn't &...

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by OB1504
Fri May 08, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report
Replies: 29
Views: 4269

Re: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report

That would be awful for customer service and consumer!! It wouldn't be good from a price/competition standpoint, but WN, AS, and B6 generally rank quite well for customer service, actually. WN has an extensive enough network to survive as a standalone but I suppose that if airlines absolutely had t...

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by OB1504
Fri May 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1986
Views: 247433

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

MIA had a 90 minute plus TSA wait this morning. The guy in back of me was on that flight to MAD. BTW MIA TSA has suspended the PreCheck line and the Priority Lane. With only one screening point open it was a real cluster. Guy going to Spain said you are suppose to self quarantine for 14 days upon l...

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by OB1504
Fri May 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7028

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

Who are the investors throwing away money in this venture? (Serious question) Are these aircraft owned or leased? Seems with the current market they could get newer/better/more efficient aircraft at a decent price. Does anyone know the seat configuration? Does “low cost” equal 29” pitch? If they're...

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