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by WALmsp
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1476

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

Apparently Western's Electras flew the same routes

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by WALmsp
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1476

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

Western started jet service with 707s in 1960 - LAX-PDX-SEA, LAX SFO-SEA, AND LAX-SEA plus the return trips. If you want to include the Electras as jet service, they were introduced a few years earlier, but I can' tell you on which routes. http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/western/detail/tt2and60-707...

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by WALmsp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4525

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

D or C. i like a vibrant orange standing out in an airport of Euro white homogeny.

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 20563

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Unfortunately the Airbus A320 isn't the right aircraft when it comes to SNA short Runway performance! Flyguy Aw man! I know I've departed on a UA A320 from SNA...albeit, to Denver, with less fuel (and maybe less seats). And B6 makes the A320 work at Burbank, where the runway is only about a 1000 fe...

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by WALmsp
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 34830

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

gregn21 wrote:
They should bring back a battleship grey inspired livery.

I disagree. That livery was depressing, IMHO.

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by WALmsp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?
Replies: 30
Views: 5990

Re: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?

Yes, but there's no demand. Allegiant used to fly the MD-82 here. Air Force Two (a 757) has visited a few times along with a private 767. Of course, those latter two were carrying a lot less passengers/weight. In fact, you can find some 747s in the database back when SBA at a service center here. 02...

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by WALmsp
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 212583

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Monarch ceased ops in October. Has the Monarch jet been in the manufacturing line that long that Boeing had to install all of those customizations, cockpit aside?

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by WALmsp
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 19051

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Come back to SBA! I know, there is insufficient demand for both Frontier and United flights between SBA-DEN, but I sure miss seeing the Frontier critters flying by my window on final approach.

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by WALmsp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 5353

Re: the future of the jet bridge

I love the all glass jetbridges you find in overseas airports. You get such great views of the airport and of the airplane you are about to board. However, not in the U.S. I once read on this forum somewhere that supposedly there is some safety regulation in the U.S. that prohibits them. Really??? ...

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by WALmsp
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 19004

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

LGA is convenient to Manhattan - lack of a one seat ride on public transportation aside - but it really is a dump of an airport. Whether you liked Joe Biden as this country's VP or not, it is hard to disagree with his comment about LGA being a third world airport . Things will get better in about 5...

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by WALmsp
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Special livery for Korea Olympics?

DL also had liveries for 2002 SLC

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by WALmsp
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Special livery for Korea Olympics?

Yes, for 2008 Beijing

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by WALmsp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Special livery for Korea Olympics?

There have been a few in the past – Aeroflot, South African, and Qantas come to mind – that have put out special liveries as non-host countries but, for the most part, I think the most you get from those non-host countries might be a sticker applied near the door.



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by WALmsp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Special livery for Korea Olympics?

I have not seen that. Apparently released without much fanfare. At least, I did not notice much.

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by WALmsp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Special livery for Korea Olympics?

Yes, that was used when Pyongchang was a candidate city.

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by WALmsp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special livery for Korea Olympics?
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Special livery for Korea Olympics?

ANA just revealed a new color scheme promoting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. We are only a couple weeks away from the Olympics in Korea and I was wondering if any of the Korean Airlines were going to put out a special color scheme for these games?

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by WALmsp
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211538

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

German Qantas from the look of it. If LH goes in this direction (yes, I know the picture is fake), it would help to paint the belly blue or silver.

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by WALmsp
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9346

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I just remembered another one: in 1990, I flew up to SFO from ONT on a 733 in the morning, then took that same plane home again that evening. What made that flight stand out for me was that we were sitting in the bulkhead seat, which had a flip-up arm rest so you could bring out the service tray. Th...

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by WALmsp
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9346

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

American Eagle (Envoy) CRJ-900ER (CL-600-2D24) N951LR | SBA-PHX 2014-11-07 & DFW-HSV 2017-03-14.
Also, I flew Western Airlines and North Central quite a bit a a kid when my Dad worked for WAL, so there may have been some duplicates there.

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by WALmsp
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 4660

Re: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX

I read on a forum SBA is in the path of the Thomas Fire. The fires are bad in California. Not directly. On the map at the link below, the point of the purple arrow on the map is SBA. The jagged, dark red line is the fire boundary. The pinkish area is a MANDATORY evacuation zone and the yellow is VO...

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by WALmsp
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 4660

Re: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX

SBA remains open, but UA cancels all flight - 16 December 2017

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by WALmsp
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 4660

Re: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX

SBA issued a press release that they are still having normal operations.

https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/flysba/about/newsfacts/details.asp?NewsID=1342&TargetID=48

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by WALmsp
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5729

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

Like this?

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by WALmsp
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1530965

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MSN 179 CI #11 emerged from cabin/engine fit and should move to paint. This one may be delivered in late December. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/38526531726_29e4ec5847_z.jpg Msn179 22/11/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Who does that tail in front belong to? EDIT: Never mind, I found out it ...

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by WALmsp
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-SBA
Replies: 27
Views: 6076

Re: DFW-SBA

I am a little surprised that the SBA-SFO loads are dismal. When it was initially upgraded, it was just one mainline with everything else still being RJs. But recently, there have been two A319s on the route. Why were they double the mainline with dismal numbers? The loads were dismal when they had ...

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by WALmsp
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-SBA
Replies: 27
Views: 6076

Re: DFW-SBA

I am a little surprised that the SBA-SFO loads are dismal. When it was initially upgraded, it was just one mainline with everything else still being RJs. But recently, there have been two A319s on the route. Why were they double the mainline with dismal numbers?

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by WALmsp
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 69
Views: 13764

Re: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests

Supposedly the Federal Government went to Israel to learn about their very tight security. I never did trust the Government. After 9/11, the government took over screening because the private sector underpaid and undertrained screeners and we all know that putting the government in charge of someth...

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by WALmsp
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant at SBA – November 1
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Allegiant at SBA – November 1

Any idea why Allegiant was in Santa Barbara yesterday? According to FlightRadar24, it flew in from Oakland, then on to Las Vegas. There is nothing on the SBA website about Allegiant adding service to SBA.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/g44401

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by WALmsp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 20563

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

And as discussed many times here, losing out on the bidding for VX , and their inability to make any inroads in the mid-West, pretty much has doomed any hopes for becoming a national network carrier. They should change their name to Eastern. Right after AS changes their name to Western. Anyway, B6 ...

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by WALmsp
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 6282

Re: Most-missed US Major

Pan Am - always flew with them to the US, plus I could watch them fly over our house heading West Northwest Orient - always wanted to fly on them, I especially liked the livery with the blue stripe that stopped short of the front door. TWA - like Pan Am, I grew up with them at LHR, their Tristars, ...

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by WALmsp
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NBC News - New Era in Air Travel
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

NBC News - New Era in Air Travel

https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/airplane-mode

Interesting take on today's travel systems. Demanding passenger v. Short-fused employees; Bargain fares v. First-class expectations; high loads v. cramped planes.

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by WALmsp
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will any Allegiant MD-80s receive the new livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 2100

Re: Will any Allegiant MD-80s receive the new livery?

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
They need to ditch the md80s stat. What does the new livery look like anyway?


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by WALmsp
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display
Replies: 24
Views: 6226

Re: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display

At the end of the video, it says "Do Not Attempt." There go my afternoon plans...

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 4401

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

Western Airlines was already revived once before. IIRC it was based at BLI. I suspect during their BK the name was sold off to ??? If I remember correct, the revived Western Airlines flew for less than a week. In fact, I think they lasted maybe a day or two? Little bit longer, but not much. The big...

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 10848

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

I knew there was a logical explanation!

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 10848

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? Ignora...

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Sun Country to name planes after Minn. Lakes

Showing a little home state pride: http://www.startribune.com/swimming-in-the-air-sun-country-to-name-each-plane-after-a-minnesota-lake/419148194/#1 Excerpt: "Sun Country Airlines passengers may soon hear "Welcome aboard Lake Minnetonka!" as they settle into their seats. The Eagan-bas...

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by WALmsp
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual visitor at SBA
Replies: 0
Views: 961

Unusual visitor at SBA

Does anyone know why Qatar Executive A7-CGB is currently in SBA?

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?
Replies: 30
Views: 5990

Re: DFW-SBA PICS

Back when the economy was a little better, Delta served SLC from SBA with 2x daily. They dropped the service about the same time that Frontier started 2x daily service to DEN, which also was being served by the UA. Personally, I suspect that they chose not to compete with DEN flights and their East-...

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?
Replies: 30
Views: 5990

Re: DFW-SBA PICS

Thanks for the pics. Nice to have some bigger birds at SBA.

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by WALmsp
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15117

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Architecturally very nice, but not functional

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by WALmsp
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15117

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

The primary intent of the new terminal was to to replace the small, antiquated terminal that was used since the 1940s -- no food or services of any type, or more importantly, restrooms beyond security; tiny waiting areas, etc. The airport commission even stated that the possibility of larger aircraf...

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by WALmsp
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Upgrade DFW-SBA
Replies: 13
Views: 3478

Re: Major Upgrade DFW-SBA

Any of them as few as three? All of them with three IIRC. FWIW, DSM and FNT were former FL markets, and GSP started with eight. As others have noted, however, LGB started with just four, so more recent evidence is in SBA's favor. Since the SBA final approach goes right passed my window, I wouldn't ...

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by WALmsp
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Upgrade DFW-SBA
Replies: 13
Views: 3478

Re: Major Upgrade DFW-SBA

Any of them as few as three?

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by WALmsp
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Upgrade DFW-SBA
Replies: 13
Views: 3478

Re: Major Upgrade DFW-SBA

Hasn't there been talk of UA restoring mainline service on the SFO-SBA route? I have to think AS is considering SFO-SBA service, perhaps also SJC-SBA - a route that UAX was flying not that long ago. I even wonder about the possibility of WN adding SBA - I could see them pulling off something like 2...

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by WALmsp
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15117

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Excellent! Of course, I would not have minded if that AA A319 had been available two weeks ago!

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by WALmsp
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gated parking markings
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Gated parking markings

That's what I thought. Thanks...

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by WALmsp
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gated parking markings
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Gated parking markings

Can anyone tell me the parameters used to decide these markings, that is, where the nose wheel of the aircraft stops when parking at the gate. I have noticed some consistency from one airport to another, but at other times, they seem to have no relation to one another. For example, at one gate I hav...

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by WALmsp
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the 747-8
Replies: 117
Views: 21691

Re: The future of the 747-8

I think it's unlikely at this point Boeing will get any more orders for the 8i. They'll sell some additional cargo versions. A decision on the two aircraft to replace AF1 needs to be made soon. Boeing won't keep the line open waiting on the current administration to decide what they want to do. Wha...

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by WALmsp
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 17062

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

For the NCAA tournament – not the regular season – the NCAA lines up the charters. The trips to their destination are scheduled, but the return trips are different. For a game where one team will stay in the city for the next round, a single plane stands by to take the loser home, so it has two pote...

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