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by F9Animal
Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

According to AVHerald, apparently the CVR is still missing. Only the CVR housing was recovered. Kinda an important detail to find out 4 days after the crash. https://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0 This is alarming! 3 days ago they said they sent the black box to be analyzed! My suspicion...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Maybe the plan was to go around the entire time. But, because of the high speed/energy, when they tried, the aircraft didn't pull up. Kind of like those air show crashes where the pilot does a loop but can't pull out of it and basically slides right into the ground. Sorry if I missed it, but do we ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Who is examining the black boxes? https://www.thenews.com.pk/ Main headline. Airbus sending a team to Karachi today. This is kind of concerning. Why did they wait so long to come down? In the past, Airbus and Boeing are literally dispatched before the smoke clears. Again, I worry the government of ...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 25, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

What are the chances that Pakistan tries to sweep this under the carpet? Isn't the airline government owned? For some reason, I suspect we may never get the full story. As others mentioned, the if the plane is at 260 or above, the gear won't come down. I wonder if the alarm could he silenced with pu...

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by F9Animal
Sun May 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL
Replies: 5
Views: 7297

Re: One last ride on the Canadian fat boy - Air Transat A310 YQB-FLL

Poutine!!! I fell in love with poutine when I traveled through NE Canada a few years ago. That poutine they served you looks boring!! Now, if I could just find a good recipe and try to make this at home!! Yum!!

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by F9Animal
Sun May 24, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103174

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread

Well, let's face it. Things are royally screwed up in the airline industry. Let's say tomorrow they got this plane approved, it isn't going to fly off the shelves in this environment. They have to deliver, but I'm sure it's gonna be a bit now.

The airplane has good potential for sure.

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by F9Animal
Sat May 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/53/53971.html
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Is it possible the nose Gear failed? Looking at a few photos of nose Gear failure in the A320, shows that the engines would have made contact with the runway.

http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/53/53971.html

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by F9Animal
Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155029

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I have yet to see any news reports that the plane was damaged from a prior attempt at landing. Has Pakistan released anything in regards to this? Also, wouldn't the airport have some CCTV that might show the suspected damage made from the previous go around? And with THE RAT, that means they likely ...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39094

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

I can remember the war cries from US Airways CEO back in the day. They threw everything they had to beat WN and knock them out of the NE. I remember UA swinging with all they had in the West Coast (Shuttle.) So many of the big boys fought and fought WN back in the day. I think WN should just keep do...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 22, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10165

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

Definitely a few dents on the leading edge of the horizontal stab from what I can tell...surprised they didn't feel it, at least Yep, saw those dents! I wonder if they came off shortly after takeoff or during takeoff? I would expect the damage to be much more extensive had they come off at 500 MPH....

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by F9Animal
Wed May 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15621

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 F9Animal
Mon May 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115357

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

The FAA sent me SoCal Arrival ATC communications that I requested through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. I have time aligned this new audio to my reconstruction efforts. http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/M_Dpm144KXo/hqdefault.jpg https://youtu.be/M_Dpm144KXo Wow, that was good work. Just to thin...

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by F9Animal
Mon May 18, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7547

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

Some are saying to take it with a grain of salt. But. This is a trade war, and China has every reason to cancel the order if it chose to. Politics aside, the industry is in serious trouble.

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by F9Animal
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2974

Re: Student Pilot Future

Hello Everyone, I hope you all are safe and healthy. I am currently in a part 141 flight training school in NY working on my private pilot license. I have been seriously worried about the future of airlines and major airlines in the USA and the regionals. What is your advice on continuing flying? T...

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by F9Animal
Sun May 17, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8684

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I stumbled across this on a group I am a member of on Facebook, thought I would share: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=rtPb7TAsPC8&fbclid=IwAR1PrxW15K_ikBC1-JM89rVjii_wFOsHv_QwZV_GK1qgBsgPHRji1XuGjwY Three things that strike me are: 1) The generous legroom, even in Economy 2) The garish inter...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 16, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14323

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Man, I am getting old!! I got to fly in the very first UA 777! It was such a sweet ride too. It's amazing how well the 777 has been in the industry.

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by F9Animal
Sat May 16, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40677

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Good news that Maury is dissolving himself of maintenance on the next batch of Airbus heavy checks. His track record with maintenance and safety is sullied, to say the least. They now have the call up: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/n2vei9n6 Fifth paragraph below the tables: http://ir.allegian...

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by F9Animal
Tue May 12, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41657

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

Mmmm a major US carrier....... he should be more worried about a major aircraft manufacturer going out of business... what a flake... next.... Before David Calhoun makes statements that a "major" US airline will go out of business he better mind his own company as Boeing is in dire states...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report
Replies: 29
Views: 4265

Re: JetBlue Q1 2020 earnings report

B6 survived 9/11, and I honestly thought they had zero chance since they were still just born at that point. Now their main hub is pretty much ground zero for the virus. I do think B6 will pull through this. Hoping for brighter days soon for the entire industry.

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by F9Animal
Fri May 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15621

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

Can somebody provide a source for this ? The Miami Air website makes no mention, and there are no reliable news agencies mentioning this. Plenty of people on wikipedia will get a bit over excited and write things that have not actually happened or are based on rumour There’s this but no official so...

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by F9Animal
Thu May 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23192

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

FlyingElvii wrote:
Just speculating, but do the Silver ATR’s have the legs to get into Dutch?


I don't think the ATR would be healthy anywhere in Alaska.

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by F9Animal
Tue May 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results
Replies: 64
Views: 7455

Re: Alaska Air Group (ALK) reports Q1 2020 financial results

dca1 wrote:
Merger ahead for AS?


Doubtful. I think the last thing on any airline execs mind at this very moment is a merger. Especially since everyone is shrinking their size. Alaska is well positioned to come out of this, and return strong.

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by F9Animal
Sat May 02, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Back in the old days, A.net demanded that you ONLY use the acronyms, and there was a little translator thingy that let you put your cursor on the acronym and it would turn it into actual words. Moderators would upbraid you if you DARED use anything other than DL or KYZB or whatever. So the habit st...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 02, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8714

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

The audio and the blancolario synopsis is pretty hairy. This young pilot was way behind the situation and could not make the right choices to get to a safe landing. He had good opportunity to land, but he turned down several options given to him until it was too late. He's lucky to be alive. I agre...

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by F9Animal
Sat May 02, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9585

Re: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident

I sure hope he doesn't get his wings clipped. He obviously loves to fly. I guess we will have to wait and see what comes of it. Maybe some refresher courses on ATC perhaps?

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by F9Animal
Fri May 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 332
Views: 68098

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

With Clearing House suspension, Interjet says it will no longer sell via travel agents as it no longer can access IATA BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) for payment. https://www.contrareplica.mx/nota-Interjet-anuncia-que-deja-de-vender-boletos-a-agencias-de-viajes-202030437 It's looking pretty grim at ...

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by F9Animal
Fri May 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27352

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?

I could never see AA dehubbing PHX. It's a great hub for them, and has been a proven money maker for AA, and HP.

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by F9Animal
Fri May 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Replies: 67
Views: 9498

Re: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

That one time Parker said the airline would never lose money ever again..... I'm all for someone being bold, but seriously... To make that claim has to be haunting him. Go back to the moment he said that and tell the world what will happen in 2020. You would be the crazy one. Even when he first sai...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Replies: 67
Views: 9498

Re: AA Reports First-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

That one time Parker said the airline would never lose money ever again..... I'm all for someone being bold, but seriously... To make that claim has to be haunting him.

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40865

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

The parent company of Dallas-based private aviation service JetSuite filed for bankruptcy Tuesday. Company had estimated $50 million in SuiteKey members unused flight credit funds which the company cant cover. JetSuite Files For Chapter 11 https://www.forbes.com/sites/douggollan/2020/04/28/despite-...

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by F9Animal
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 148452

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

The question is, would Embraer be interested in a partnership with COMAC? I'm sure China is salivating at the opportunity as they were with the CSeries (before it was ultimately sold to Airbus). What about Airbus? I find it difficult to think this could mean the end of Embraer. They have a solid pr...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13853

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

VV wrote:
Is Vijay back in the airline business?


At least he was able to get an airline off the ground. Barry Michael's on the other hand, can only seem to find a prison cell when he "tries" to start an airline.

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13853

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Not April fools, but folks at Avatar Airlines applied for financial assistance from the Treasury Dept. :rotfl: Per filing: Avatar Airlines (“Avatar “or “Company”) submits the within request for inclusion in the class of domestic passenger airlines entitled to receive the above emergency financial a...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines cash reserves
Replies: 48
Views: 10323

Re: Airlines cash reserves

Okay, I will bite. What's wrong with having cash reserves saved for a downturn? It's the freaking industry, and we seem to see these crazy cycles and downturns pretty often in the airline industry. I can appreciate the stock buybacks and investments.... But.... I find it pretty difficult to see thes...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8583

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Nice Trip report. So, is the IFE system tablets that are handed out? Or are they in the seats? I have not flown Hawaiian in a very long time. The food looks amazing! I wonder how the service in coach was? Any idea how the IFE is done in coach? Are the screens on the seatbacks? Hey there, thanks for...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13853

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

Here are some fun articles to catch up on for those who don't know Barry Michael's, or his other name Myron Blumberg. His wife is also in on it. Sadly, I can guarantee he conned people in recent years to "invest." He has just changed how he is doing it. https://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/10/0...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13853

Re: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..

I am pretty sure they aren't getting a dime! I'm surprised he is still trying to scam people! Maybe he knows he doesn't have alot of time left in this world, and he needs to have one last big bang before going back to prison? Barry Michael's is one of the biggest scam artists ever. How anyone could ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 21756

Re: Spirit Airlines in this crisis

I think we all knew a downturn was coming. I mean, it is a cycle that seems to happen in this industry. Smart airlines stacked away cash in case it did come. Unfortunately, this has to be one of the biggest downturns we have ever witnessed. With that said, things will eventually go back up. It's gon...

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by F9Animal
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14169

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

I am pro union. However, there comes a point and time when sitting down and having serious discussion is important. Especially now. If the company I work for asked to sit down with my union, I would no doubt support it. I am disappointed that the TWU isn't even willing to really hash it out, and let...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 423
Views: 83639

Re: California Pacific News and Discussion Thread

Presumably they are still paying their employees if they are still filing paperwork. Amazing. I doubt there are many employees, and some of them like Ted Vallas are probably not pulling a paycheck. Doesn't Vallas own an FBO? I'm sure alot of the employees there are pulling checks from that business...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus
Replies: 54
Views: 8975

Re: US Regional Airlines after Coronavirus

Another option instead of just going belly up is a possibility that we could see some regional consolidation perhaps? Skywest is a beast, so I can see them coming out of this. I don't think any of the regionals or majors will come out of this the way they were before this God awful Covid-19. I am su...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Guyana airline
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: New Guyana airline

New airline ‘Air Demerara’ prepares to launch regional, international service http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/0A0F8FF9-E08C-46F4-A6F9-FC8CD00EEE65_zpsis9pywxm.jpg …500 jobs to be created in US$500M plus investment A new airline, Air Demerara, is fine tuning its plans to oper...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157057

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

New footage after plane skidded to a stop and the ensuing evac https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9RjCG_1586956351 It's been a bit since we talked about this, but what was the thought on the fire department response? It seems like it was pretty quick actually. I couldn't help but look at how fast the ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19074

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

Looks like Spirit and Sun Country are not participating in the CARES payroll grant program. Not sure where they are going to get the money from. Appears SY submitted its requests for exemption today. Probably the most laughable application yet: requesting exemption from all but 5 of its destination...

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by F9Animal
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F
Replies: 15
Views: 8583

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and the Longest US Domestic Flight in F

Nice Trip report. So, is the IFE system tablets that are handed out? Or are they in the seats? I have not flown Hawaiian in a very long time. The food looks amazing! I wonder how the service in coach was? Any idea how the IFE is done in coach? Are the screens on the seatbacks?

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by F9Animal
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

Things will rebound eventually. People will get back to work soon, and it may take some time to replenish their bank accounts... But.... We will see things get back to normal. I questioned this after 9/11. I didn't think the industry would ever recover from it. Airlines are going to have to be very...

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

Things will rebound eventually. People will get back to work soon, and it may take some time to replenish their bank accounts... But.... We will see things get back to normal. I questioned this after 9/11. I didn't think the industry would ever recover from it.

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by F9Animal
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5354

Re: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Probably? I mean, I don't think any airline will be profitable through this crisis. I am sure asterisks will be placed on the financials of all airlines during this time period. I do firmly believe Southwest will be one of the first airlines to show a profit when airlines get back in full swing thou...

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