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by HPRamper
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 5190 26/04/19 Possible Emergency
Replies: 12
Views: 4572

Re: FedEx 5190 26/04/19 Possible Emergency

I gotcha. MX notes. F5190/26 CDG-ARN MX DIV to AMS, EMERG DECLARED, CFR DISPATCHED XLOAD TO 922 PDIS-CLIMBING OUT OF FL 300 WE RECEIVED AN EICAS "CAB ALT" MESSAGE. CABIN ALTITUDE EXCEEDED 10,000 FT. AS INDICATED BY THE CABIN ALT INDICATOR, WE COMPLIED WITH PHASE ONE ITEMS, DONNEP THE OXYGE...

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by HPRamper
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9649

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Seriously, though, vomit happens all the time on airplanes. I'd like to hear from other flight attendants what standard procedure is when a passenger-contact location like a seat is covered in spew. It has to be reported, right? Was that the case here? Or did the flight crew before not notice? Or c...

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by HPRamper
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where to plane spot KSEA
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

Re: Where to plane spot KSEA

SEA doesn't seem to have many very good spotting locations compared to many others, compared to say PDX or MSP. I've done some spotting from the Flying Food Group parking lot on 154th St. just north of the north cargo area. Alternately, there are some turnoffs from 200th St. just south of the airpor...

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by HPRamper
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 744 at UPS
Replies: 22
Views: 5023

Re: The 744 at UPS

The next question : Why are already six (all PW powered !) Fedex MD11F aircraft retired BEFORE the previous generation MD10-10/30 aircraft. Retired Fedex MD11F aircraft : N521FE, retired Feb 2019 N524FE, retired Sept 2014 N527FE, retired Jan 2015 N580FE, retired May 2015 N644FE, retired Nov 2014 N6...

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by HPRamper
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 10226

Re: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?

Spacepope wrote:
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N381FE is indeed still in service, currently at IND for B-check and will be back in the air in about a week.

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by HPRamper
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444034

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Is it time to ask about a cargo shift for the 547th time? Highly doubt it. Based on what people said the freight it was carrying is relatively light and even if there was a shift it’s nothing that a 767 couldn’t handle. Most shifts occur on takeoff and not mostly level flight. On top of that I thou...

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by HPRamper
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381651

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I'm hoping the globe is replaced with a flat earth to go along with all the chemtrails UA's planes are releasing onto the innocent populace every day.

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by HPRamper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next customers for the 748F
Replies: 25
Views: 6035

Re: Next customers for the 748F

WRT Fedex not needing 747s. It seems a curious decision to me. Don't they run wingtip flights between international sort hubs every day? Somewhat akin to what the airlines call "bridge flights" between their hubs albeit in a more compressed time frame. Surely it must be more efficient to ...

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by HPRamper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 9832

Re: UPS and the 777F

Rather different products... A330-200F: 70 t, 3200 nm MD-11F: 92 t, 3600 nm 777F: 102 t, 5000 nm An A350-900F with a reinforced floor would probably come in close to the MD-11 numbers. It seems to me that the needed mission will determine which aircraft gets selected. Will the bigger 747 fleet take...

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by HPRamper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next customers for the 748F
Replies: 25
Views: 6035

Re: Next customers for the 748F

What is it about FX and 5X that requires this sort of fleet? I mean to say, why is this sort of parcel traffic not as apparently common in Europe? Sure, they have DHL, and some UPS and FedEx presence, but the business model in Europe (and surrounding areas) just seems so different. Ground network. ...

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by HPRamper
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444034

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Whale or other freight ops members can answer based on more experience, but I don't think anyone would get out of the harness when flying into a large cold front with bright red cells ahead. At my old airline (using combis), no one EVER went into the freight area en route. This is not to mention th...

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by HPRamper
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1915
Views: 444034

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It's my understanding that pilots flying cargo are not required to go through any TSA screening. They literally just walk on. This true? Every fedex or UPS flight I’ve ridden as a passenger on, I’ve had to go through X-ray screening. It’s not Tsa but my bags have always been X-rayed and screened, w...

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by HPRamper
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)
Replies: 32
Views: 5146

Re: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)

Good timing, as there is currently a USA Jet DC-9-33F sitting here on the cargo ramp at SEA right next to the FX ramp. I haven't seen a DC-9 in years.

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by HPRamper
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 47
Views: 6055

Re: Will there be a 787F?

The 787F would fall in a fuzzy size and capability range somewhere between the 767F and 777F both of which are in active production. Capacity wise it's similar to the MD-10, slightly smaller than MD-11, with similar range but less lift than the 777F. Not really sure who would need that profile.

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by HPRamper
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo ops at EWR vs JFK
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Cargo ops at EWR vs JFK

Virtually entire air freight forwarder community is located around JFK. This happened for historical reasons as JFK was the regions gateway while EWR was not much of an airport activity wise until recent decades. To this end even CO with its EWR hub operated major cargo facility at JFK to recived a...

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by HPRamper
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97171

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

FX did take delivery of another yesterday, 02/12, N105FE PAE-IND. Interesting to note the much earlier tail number on this one as opposed to the regular pattern (up to N172FE).

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by HPRamper
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 12221

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

Perhaps nitpicking, but FX also lost a 727 at TLH and a former Tigers 747 near KUL. So their incidents have not been completely about the DC/MD types. Flight 1406 (DC-10) - fire in cargo hold Flight 14 (MD-11) - bounced/broken spar Flight 87 (MD-11) - variety of issues, but overspeed landing main re...

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by HPRamper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97171

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Spacepope wrote:
And a quick crossover to the MIL side: The first 2 KC-46As (767-2C) were delivered to the USAF today after a good long wait.

I see them flying around here regularly. Good looking birds.

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by HPRamper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97171

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

FedEx is getting another one today, N172FE PAE-IND. Incidentally, taking delivery of a fresh 777F today as well, N896FD PAE-MEM. Good day for FX deliveries.

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by HPRamper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 12221

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

DC10 104 MD11 77 Total crashes 6 Sure looks like a pattern. There is a pattern for anyone who wants to see a pattern, because to suit your shortcuts you use data only in the way that please you, ie. consider two situations as simple crashes when in fact outside factors lead to the loss of two aircr...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9650

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

I just wish someone would resume air service to Mankato. It could probably do a once daily CRJ2 from MSP. Delta already flies to small cities in northern Minnesota so I don't know why they wouldn't fly to Mankato. DLH isnt that much bigger and it gets more flights. DLH is further away and is driven...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9650

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

And they have been. It's remarkable how much Delta has downgraded this station. Used to be 2x mainline with a mix of larger CRJs. Now it's all CRJ with 1x CR7. Even used to have a daily flight to DTW. They really left the market open for someone else to step in. Delta has shown for years it doesn't...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 12221

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

That's interesting, considering I work with both types daily and the 777F can haul at more like a 1.1 or maybe 1.2 ratio to the MD-11F. The bellies have the exact same capacity. I'm guessing much of this supposed capacity increase is in maximum height through the fuselage - a one-foot difference. S...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 12221

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

So the 2 777F that will join the fleet this year are additional capacity, but they are still going to retire 2 MD11s anyway. That sounds a bit contradictory. It's because "That figure is based on the equation that each B777F has the capacity ratio of 1.6 MD-11F. " Last Spring they said th...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176377

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I suspect Amazon is cherry picking the best shipments to in house, but that is a natural choice. Let FedEX and UPS do the deliveries that cost more, keep the profitable ones for oneself. That’s exactly how it works. Give the TVs, furniture, and other irregular stuff to the carriers and keep the lig...

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by HPRamper
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6391

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

The FedEx 757s are split roughly equally, there are 119 total in the fleet. It does not lean heavily either way.

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by HPRamper
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 7206

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

It takes a major cruise port, such as Seattle, to drive air traffic. New Orleans is a busier passenger cruise port than Seattle..... But again, these particular cruises are more focused on high-yielding international fly-in pax; not lower-end domestic drive-in pax, who already have several options ...

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by HPRamper
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA and EX in DFW 1-4-19
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: HA and EX in DFW 1-4-19

pdxav8r wrote:
Seattle Seahawk charter?

Almost certainly. The Seahawks generally use HA.

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by HPRamper
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757s in Vail
Replies: 114
Views: 19631

Re: 757s in Vail

I'm sure an A319 can do the mission. However, even if they can fly with no payload restrictions, there are only 128 seats. The 752s, when I've been a passenger, have had 150+ passengers. The route seems to have too much demand for 1 A319 but not nearly the demand for 2 A319s. Not a lot of seats, an...

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by HPRamper
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 55099

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

FX was supposed to take a December delivery, but an accident at the Boeing facility resulted in damage to the airframe and a delay. Not having a Boeing connection means I don't have any more detailed info.

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by HPRamper
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tentative deal between Sun Country and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for new headquarters.
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Tentative deal between Sun Country and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for new headquarters.

Make sure you get your fill of the article on your first try - it goes behind a paywall after that.

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by HPRamper
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tentative deal between Sun Country and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for new headquarters.
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: Tentative deal between Sun Country and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for new headquarters.

I used to drive past that on my way to work every day and I honestly thought it WAS the HQ. For an airline of that size I don't see much advantage in having a remote HQ, even as close as Eagan.

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by HPRamper
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114200

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Well, they're a US based carrier that usually flies throughout Micronesia. GUM, etc. Looks like they have 2 operational 757s and a 727. It looks like they have put one of their 757s to use in the USA flying a rotation among ONT-PDX-BFI-ONT. Probably for UPS. http://www.asiapacificairlines.com/sched...

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by HPRamper
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114200

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

A side note mystery I'm wondering if anyone here can help me with. For the last few days I've noticed a 757F flying a morning routing of ONT-BFI-PDX-ONT, the registration is N757QM under Asia Pacific Airlines. Anyone know who they are flying for? It's clearly a peak-related run, but the only network...

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by HPRamper
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Peak Flying Questions

The Kalitta flights to LAX/SFO are technically not flying for FedEx. They are dedicated USPS routes handling the massive amounts of PML product flowing into the MEM hub via FX from throughout the FX network and then on to the very dense LAX and SFO markets. They utilize FedEx containers, but they a...

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by HPRamper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Peak Flying Questions

Spacepope wrote:
Thanks for that excellent information as always!

Happy to be of service! :bigthumbsup:

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by HPRamper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Peak Flying Questions

Atlas is operating 6 747s for FedEx on CDG, STN, SJU, HNL, and OAK. Amerijet is also operating a 763 on South America runs. According to the other thread. it'll be 7 747s, with 5 in service now, 2 more coming online next week due to anticipated volume. A quick check indicates Kalitta has at least 4...

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by HPRamper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Peak Flying Questions

Moosefire wrote:
Atlas is operating 6 747s for FedEx on CDG, STN, SJU, HNL, and OAK. Amerijet is also operating a 763 on South America runs.

ONT, not OAK.

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by HPRamper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Peak Flying Questions

It looks like Kalitta Charter has picked up something new for DHL flying a 722 CVG-MSY daily as KFS835. They also seem to have a new 734 flight MSP-SDF, presumably for UPS that started yesterday. They’ve also run the 734 SDF-FAR for UPS. First peak at FAR for UPS. Did they just open a ramp at FAR? ...

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by HPRamper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Peak Flying Questions

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There is some recent and accurate information in this thread - don't be misled by the thread title, a lot of cargo information gets covered in there.
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by HPRamper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114200

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Slightly off topic but does anyone have a list of leased in aircraft for Peak for both UPS and FEDEX? FedEx is utilizing the mentioned Amerijet 763, N373CM, as well as 7 Atlas 744 - 5 of which are being flown now, with two more reserved for next week which is supposed to be the heaviest week. I don...

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by HPRamper
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR
Replies: 10
Views: 3656

Re: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR

I remember jumpseating on one of these “sweep” flights back in 2008. Was flying from DLH(Duluth,MN) to MEM and after a few hours I noticed we weren’t in Memphis but at O’hare. The pilots told me that it was a rescue to get more cargo and then fly to ewr due to a mechanical. I jumped off and got on ...

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by HPRamper
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX
Replies: 99
Views: 15664

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX

I'm talking short-term. I'm saying without low fares adoption will not be quick enough to support this level of capacity. Low-fare as in....who? Allegiant and Spirit haven't been able to make secondary (or tertiary) airports popular. WN is certainly not lower-fare than AS, at least in the Northwest...

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by HPRamper
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35394

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

If it indeed ends up being RAM, that is excellent news for OW who have long played from far behind in Africa. Alaska Airlines would of course be a very good get for the North American market, overall adding Royal Air Maroc would be more significant in terms of the OW global network, in my opinion of...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114200

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Could MHT serve as a northern New England airport for Amazon. Less congested than BOS and with the I-93 rebuild moving along it would be quick drive from MHT to the BOS area and northern MA. communities. Only issue may be space for an Amazon building and ramp. Perhaps another rebuild for perimeter ...

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by HPRamper
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)

Cargo diversions all went to PDX I believe. BFI was worse off than SEA and all UPS flights for the morning circled for a while and eventually went to PDX. FedEx 1885 from OAK also ended up at PDX, while other FX flights got in to SEA as the fog was clearing the first time - they just weren't able to...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20770

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

My take is WN did this with AS in an underhanded way so that AS will not complain when WN makes a move to get similar exclusive holdings on BFI as they attempted to do back in 2005. "We'll give you PAE for BFI." Five flights at an airport 30 miles away from downtown SEA (or whatever it is...

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by HPRamper
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-ORD
Replies: 103
Views: 14889

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2018:AA Drops CHA-ORD,MEX-PHL;AS Drops FCA-PDX;NK Adds MCO-KIN/MBJ/DEN;UA Drops FAY-IAD,Adds FAT-O

Does this mean FAY will close for UA (dropping FAY-IAD) or do they fly EWR or ORD from there too. No, IAD is their only route from FAY. Could we see AA pick up PHL and/or DCA as a result? Is there a major reason to have service to the DC area from FAY? Fort Bragg military connections, almost certai...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time
Replies: 33
Views: 3101

Re: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time

I think every poll has a different list. :lol: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/11/09/phoenix-sky-harbor-airport-best-us-airports/1941372002/ The 10 best airports in the U.S. 1. Phoenix Sky Harbor International 2. Portland International (Oregon) 3. San Diego International 4. Salt ...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16655

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Being awake for takeoff is a requirement now? Am I missing something? I've probably slept through dozens of takeoffs.

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