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by kgaiflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME
Replies: 71
Views: 10704

Re: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME

Looks like the adds are filed, but no dropped flights. DAL cuts coming? VX BNA-SFO SEP 0>0.9 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 VX BWI-SFO NOV 0>1.0 VX IND-SFO OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 VX MSY-SFO OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 VX PHL-SFO SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 VX RDU-SFO NOV 0>1.0 Doesn't VX still have the NEOs announced ...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 2811

Re: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN

FAKE NEWS! But seriously, as a DEN native and as someone who loves DEN as an airport, I would never say it has the best food in the US. At least in the west, I think SFO is best, or LAX TBIT, with PDX being second. DEN Concourse C has been revamped to have some good offerings, but B and A are still...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8260

Re: 3M looking to acquire larger aircraft

Perhaps someone might post who the hell 3M are when they're at home, especially since the link requires a login. Its a Portuguese airline that operates ATRs on behalf of TAP Portugal. They had some A310s in the past. I'm presuming that they want to do some charter flying again, possibly on behalf o...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8260

Re: 3M looking to acquire larger aircraft

Well, one could also assume that 3M stands for the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company and they're looking to replacing their company jet fleet which they're using for flights to the Caribbean. That was my first assumption! I guess a couple of us still remember the airline Silver descended...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 82
Views: 13484

Re: Avianca to align with United?

"I think there's potential for UA with a LIM flight from IAD, perhaps with a tag to LPB or VVI. CO used to fly IAH-LIM-VVI."

Indeed. Lloyd Aero Boliviano (now defunct) used to fly VVI-IAD with stops in Manaus and Miami if I'm not mistaken.

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Maho beach cam SXM!
Replies: 38
Views: 10332

Re: New Maho beach cam SXM!

Interesting reactions so far.

The new location on Beacon Hill Road is at one on the SXM airport car-rental agencies. They catch many more take-offs and landings with all-around better photography then the Sunset Grill location did.

But why would a.net folks be interested in that? :)

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10575

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

"HSV-DEN on an E145 shows up as “inappropriate” because Huntsville is large enough to be in the “small hub” category. I certainly do understand the argument that HSV-DEN on an E145 is better than no HSV-DEN nonstop at all. With broad categorization like “appropriate” and “inappropriate” there’...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10575

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

EWR-LAX on a ERJ45... Done that and despised that! UA Express does that 4x daily, all on a ERJ 145. I know it had something to do with the UA-CO merger, but even still I highly disagree with using such a small aircraft on a city pair that sees upwards of 500 pax p.d.e.w... Okay - Let's cut to the c...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10575

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

EWR-LAX on a ERJ45... Done that and despised that! UA Express does that 4x daily, all on a ERJ 145. I know it had something to do with the UA-CO merger, but even still I highly disagree with using such a small aircraft on a city pair that sees upwards of 500 pax p.d.e.w... You flew EWR-LAX on an E1...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 226836

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

First of all I got to say welcome VerticalScope. With an American owner, won't this site become too "americanized"? I mean, there are people on Airliners.net from all over the world and that's a lot bigger than America. I myself for example am from the Netherlands, that's in Europe. It do...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Delta hinting at A321 Service to the Caribbean?
Replies: 9
Views: 3976

Re: Is Delta hinting at A321 Service to the Caribbean?

"The Carribbean" is a relatively large place. It would seem location popularity and runway length might be better determiners of which aircraft to use. For instance, SXM already receives AA and DL 757s and B6 321s an well as AF 343s, TUI 788s, and KL 332s. Their runway is just over 7000 fe...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible take over of InselAir by Avianca
Replies: 13
Views: 2720

Re: Possible take over of InselAir by Avianca

No one *loves* Insel Air as its reviews show - chronically delayed flights; deferred aircraft maintenance; even stale food served to passengers. And no other airline has anything to gain by taking on their debt load or their network of routes. Bankruptcy may be their only solution. https://www.consu...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 5002

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

Also, it's usually still prefaced with "Washington" so people will still be able to find it on GIDS, but I have noticed Washington-Reagan more and more often being referred to as Washington-National or Washington-DCA. (please avoid political commentary re: this, although I am sure this is...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 14101

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Had it happen traveling BWI-YYZ // YYZ-YYG, and didn't think anything of it.

I'm used to undercover-cop-looking tattooed dudes on the jetbridge.

Anyone think of asking them what they're looking for?

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 7409

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

Off the top of my head, I'd say that since WS is eating AC's lunch in Victoria, AC need to do something different. OTOH, the people in charge of tourism need to get their act together and bring the people back. But if AC continues with the minimalist service into YYJ, they might just as well pack it...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 22509

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

The location is hardly an excuse, when you have a McDonalds on the other side of the road. Apart from the religious restrictions, McD cannot be classified as a nutritious meal - let alone a healthy one - in any shape or form. It's called junkfood for a reason. I really don't have a dog in this figh...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI to Expand International Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 5554

Re: BWI to Expand International Terminal

wenders825 wrote:
Hainan seems like an obvious bet here. I can totally see them running shuttles from Chinese heavy areas of MD (Rockville and Wheaton come to mind) to BWI for a flight to PEK/PVG



Maybe Wheaton.

I live in Rockville, and the Korean population there is way larger than the Chinese population.

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Leaves Behind Being "Subpar"
Replies: 33
Views: 8958

Re: UA Leaves Behind Being "Subpar"

FlyUSAir wrote:
flying CRJ-700's from IAD to DEN just isn't going to cut it in today's day in age


I don't believe they've ever done 700s from IAD to DEN. IAD to COS, yes.

And *years* of flying ERJ-145s 3 hours from IAD to IAH is just as uncomfortable.

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4
Replies: 19
Views: 5025

Re: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4

That explains the number of folks showing up at NK gates in BWI with their stuff in white plastic kitchen bags. You can push the bag under the seats in front of you and still work your feet in there. NK's flyers are *already* way in front of them. I guess it mght be wise to carry a spare plastic bag...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM webcam is no more! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Re: SXM webcam is no more! :(

I was watching several times when an Air France 343 was on the runway threshold arrows and the camera simply left the plane and returned to the beach to show bathers do nothing in particular. That seemed really odd. OTOH, the times an Insel Air MD80 came out almost to the chain link security fence -...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New Routes From PDX
Replies: 78
Views: 12349

Re: AS Announces New Routes From PDX

"Maybe Alaska used to operate seasonal service to BWI in the distant past, I don't know." I've heard this. But it usually turns out someone is talking about either Frontier's or America West's old 733 services. "Hopefully, Alaska or Virgin America will add SFO-BWI soon." United ...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM webcam is no more! :(
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Re: SXM webcam is no more! :(

PTZ is referring viewers to their new Miami International Airport cam based at the 94th Airborne Squadron restaurant. Plenty of activity all day long.

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral
Replies: 50
Views: 44663

Re: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral

Even though I'm not an expert with Photoshop, I could put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a similar compromising position and use an emoji to camouflage my sloppiness - such as was done in the link.

I agree with Mr. Patterson. Delete this silliness.

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final UA 744 flights speculation
Replies: 39
Views: 6807

Re: Final UA 744!

No they aren't going to repaint a 747 in a former livery for old times sake. As for the final 747 flight my guess is something that hits all the domestic hubs. You might be right because here at IAD Recently we've been getting UA 744's from SFO I flew ORD-IAD the night before the last 733 flight - ...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 16478

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL6 ... /PACD/KPDX
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jetwet1 wrote:
As I am just waking up, did someone come up with a reason for the diversion ?


The article up above suggests an engine performance issue.

Flightaware suggests that the DL 68 was successfully completed by 8pm last night.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL6 ... /PACD/KPDX

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 16478

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

Lucky finding an old AFB with a 10,000 foot runway so far from Anchorage. Flightaware has the plane taking off at 3:10pm Alaska Standard time -- arriving Portland 7:30 Pacific Standard. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL68#flightPageActivityLog A little more information about Cold Bay Airport. h...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?
Replies: 57
Views: 10760

Re: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?

I remember being on a LAX to IAD United nonstop departing at 11:30pm back in September. I was in seat 1B. After an hour of flight, the FAs began to inquire who wanted a plated burger platter they had on board. Of the 16 passengers in the F cabin, only two of us hadn't eaten dinner. I eventually woun...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet CEO blasts new YYC terminal
Replies: 33
Views: 9498

Re: WestJet CEO blasts new YYC terminal

Is there really that much connecting traffic from A or C to D and E? I fly direct out of Yyc to the US a lot, and I really enjoy the space being so open. November 28th I did YYJ-YYC // YYC-ORD. We disembarked our turboprop at B23 and our connection was E87. I walked for twenty minutes - that's when...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Future Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 9736

Re: UA Future Routes

GSP psgr wrote:
. . . IAD-MIA (lots of gaps at IAD).


I'm guessing the reason AA-to-Miami works from all three DC airports and United doesn't is the fact that AA has numerous connections.

There are few useful Star Alliance connections at Miami for United to utilize.

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs and baggage at YYC.
Replies: 8
Views: 1363

Re: Customs and baggage at YYC.

Went through Monday Nov 28th flying YYJ-YYC-ORD. Appreciate the YYC Link service since I'm mobility challenged. http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/new-terminal-opens-at-calgary-international-airport-1.3138855 Had absolutely *no* trouble with security or customs, but I'm not Nexus. Btw, all parts of Calgary h...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops
Replies: 86
Views: 16107

Re: A320 US Transcon Fuel Stops

"Winter winds are pretty strong and pushing flight times over 7 hours." I follow UA 753 (BWI-SFO) -- which I fly a lot -- on Flightaware. Last time I flew the route (Nov 23rd) not only were the headwinds out of control, but some of the more inexperienced flyers were getting airsick from t...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW success at BWI
Replies: 34
Views: 5659

Re: WOW success at BWI

The ulcc are what alot of travellers want. The lowest initial purchase price , regardless of really anything else. The ulcc marketshare NA to Europe is only going up. Which you notice if you fly UA since UA, AC, B6 and NK share the same wing of D Concourse. I've seen NK passengers boarding with the...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carlsbad Based California Pacific Will Try Again
Replies: 23
Views: 7790

Re: Carlsbad Based California Pacific Will Try Again

I recently flew Victoria BC to Calgary AB (about 500 miles over the Rockies) on a AC Q400 with 66 of my closest friends. That's about the distance to SMF, yes? Maybe a turboprop might get a better reception from the County. Btw, another friend flies weekly from Victoria to Seattle on an AS Q400 with...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at MDW
Replies: 23
Views: 4028

Re: United at MDW

I remember that pmCO served MDW from BWI via CLE. Personally, I was never on a CO plane that was better than half full. And the BWI-CLE leg is no longer flown.

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts Havana Today
Replies: 10
Views: 2214

Re: United Starts Havana Today

avi8 wrote:
the flight from Havana to Newark has like 10 people in it


Actually 10 in F; 4 in E+, and 39 in Y.

53 total.

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to operate Boeing 789 CDG-LHR
Replies: 20
Views: 6956

Re: AF to operate Boeing 789 CDG-LHR

Last time I flew that route, it was a 318 coming and a 321 going.

Yes, this is an interesting development.

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Norwegian Airlines can operate flights between Boston and Martinique, why not EU Low Cost Carriers operating to US?
Replies: 42
Views: 7953

Re: If Norwegian Airlines can operate flights between Boston and Martinique,why not EU Low Cost Carriers operating to US

Also not every "European" Caribbean island is part of the EU/US Open skies agreement (i.e. can't do it from SXM), and traffic to those that are are more limited from the US for a variety of reasons. There is not a ton of room for many competitors or destination options from them to the US...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Construction Program
Replies: 30
Views: 5393

Re: IAD Construction Program

On a side note, DCA's traffic in July actually fell. DCA can be a real nightmare for long term parking since it's hemmed in on all side and no new lots can be built. And archaeological digs for the plantation property on top of which the parking garages sit will eventually take away park of Daily G...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 9298

Re: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017

"What many of you are also missing that has been covered on Flyertalk is that many business travelers who's travel systems go with the lowest fare will now be forced on these non-earning fares, which means many can kiss status goodbye." Yet some critics say there are too many elites vying...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 9298

Re: UA to offer Basic Economy Fares in 2017

We were just discussing Air Canada's similar "Tango, Flex, Latitude, Economy-Plus, Business" fares class system in another thread. I've flown AC for a decade as both an Aeroplan and a Mileage-plus client. Plain and simple, if you buy your fare on a travel site like Orbitz or Cheap-Air, you...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN-BWI -- A New AS Route
Replies: 58
Views: 6679

Re: SAN-BWI -- A New AS Route?

SANMAN66 wrote:
AS must be competing with WN on this route? BWI is WN territory!


Last time I did BWI-SAN on WN (actually BWI-SAN-LAS) the plane was packed. There 's room for another carrier on the route.

But please oh lord - *anyone* but NK. ;)

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goldstar Air announces BWI - Accra from Feb 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 5343

Re: Goldstar Air announces BWI - Accra from Feb 2017

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/N ... ons-450844
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This article speaks of negotiations with BWI airport authorities (the Maryland Aviation Administration?).

I can't understand why the local business journals haven't picked up such a story


http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/N ... ons-450844

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Air Canada Tango Fail?
Replies: 54
Views: 8319

Re: Why did Air Canada Tango Fail?

... and AC-Rouge plane. And Rouge today is what AC would have like Tango to be back then if they would have had the same fleet and labour structural ability to do so. I flew YYJ-YVR-SFO last year with the YVR-SFO segment being Rouge. It was neat being able to buy up to the front cabin on a Rouge pl...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Air Canada Tango Fail?
Replies: 54
Views: 8319

Re: Why did Air Canada Tango Fail?

It was so successful, it was removed from the market. A clearer answer would be that "Tango" went from a free-standing carrier to class of service within Air Canada mainline. These days, you can buy a Tango (bare bones) fare and fly on *any* Air Canada plane. Things that are bundled in mo...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes for the Embraer E2
Replies: 20
Views: 3188

Re: Routes for the Embraer E2

Like Airbus and Boeing, Embraer is revamping their popular single-aisle twinjet family with the Embraer E2, based off the E-Jets and set to enter service in early 2018. SkyWest will have 100 E175-E2 jets with a 2,060nm range, and IFLC will have 25 of each E190-E2 and E195-E2, with 2,800 and 2,450nm...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC9's
Replies: 25
Views: 4464

Re: Northwest DC9's

There are 43 DC-9s still in service, entirely with charter, freight, government, and developing world operators. My first thought when reading the OP's post was "Look to Insel Air / Curacao and Insel Air / Aruba". The former Antilles-to-Miami-only airline is now flying all over the Caribb...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?
Replies: 54
Views: 8579

Re: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?

"The 762 had similar trip costs to the 763 but in CO's configuration they carried less than the CO 752" Comparing the pm CO, the pm AA, and the pm US 762 frames, I believe the USAirways models had the most seats crammed in them. If I'm not mistaken, CO opted for more room, more business c...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?
Replies: 54
Views: 8579

Re: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?

"Piggy-Backing the thread about the US 762's, a question I have often wondered about was UA's decision to get rid of the pmCO 762's." Remember that pm UA was one of the first 762 operators (beginning 1982-83). Hard to believe that some of those ancient 762-222 frames are still flying with...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United to acquire JetBlue
Replies: 71
Views: 21954

Re: RUMOR: United to acquire JetBlue

"Beyond the regulatory nightmare UnitedBlue would face, the almost certain need to dismantle most, if not all of JFK would kick the door wide open for AA or DL to gain more traction."


Am I mistaken, or did we just name the new airline? :)

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United to acquire JetBlue
Replies: 71
Views: 21954

Re: RUMOR ALERT! UNITED TO ACQUIRE JETBLUE!

Okay - thinking way way out there ... United might be able to put all the *new* A320s with swing-out bins to good use. Many are OW - good for cross-Caribbean. And B6 has some usable South American routes out of FLL that UA might benefit from. Possibly, B6's new Mint seats might be compatible with UA...

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