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by HPRamper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12513

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

What about ANC? Only 8 departures planned today for ANC. ANC has not been a hub for FX for many years now. Killed off by the 777's overflight capability. Huh. I live here and work air traffic and a lot more than 8 FX flights take off from here daily. They have a massive facility here. It's a huge f...

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by HPRamper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12513

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Out of curiosity how many daily departures does FX have on average from MEM/IND? It really differs from day to day, normally off-peak the busiest flight days are Tues-Wed, and then it tails off. Flight schedules also change monthly. For now, the next 24 hours, this is the domestic hub breakdown in ...

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by HPRamper
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12513

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Out of curiosity how many daily departures does FX have on average from MEM/IND? It really differs from day to day, normally off-peak the busiest flight days are Tues-Wed, and then it tails off. Flight schedules also change monthly. For now, the next 24 hours, this is the domestic hub breakdown in ...

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by HPRamper
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176375

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Re: the Kalitta and Atlas discussion from a few days ago. The Kalitta and Atlas 747s are flying USPS freight containerized in FedEx containers, with FedEx flight numbers. Not USPS flights as in the past. They are considered seasonal wet-leases. So far it looks like 5 are active with 4 on reserve, po...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9134

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

Unless someone from KLM can give background info this is all pointless guesswork. Horses are precious cargo and need special care. If they deemed this to be the right call then that’s it. Not an easy call to make I’m sure. Too bad for the inconvenience to the pax but sh!t happens. Exactly. Anyone c...

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by HPRamper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17337

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

I checked the airbus O&D Okt.2019 and checked if airlines are cargo of freighter purposed. UPS has 52x A300-600's and is updating their avionics so they are useful until the 2030's. FedEx has 71x A300's and 12x A310's, they are replacing the older once with 767-300ERF. DHL has several airlines ...

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by HPRamper
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17337

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

Sorry but I can't quite follow the discussion, how many different categories of containers are needed for optimal main deck usage in the FX fleet considering potential A330 addition? My guess from the above: FX web site seems to have been reorganized with Google now pointing at many dead links. 767...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17337

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

When looking at just UPS and FX, they already operate A300 and 767, so the containers are already in circulation in quantity for both carriers. Are MD-11 containers what's also used on 77F? Indeed they are, for the most part, but the 777F can also accomodate the smaller types. It's just not quite a...

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by HPRamper
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17337

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

do you mean the present A330-200F when you ask A330F? 777F vol . payload . 653m3 . 102t A330F . 458m3 . 65-70t MD10 380m3 . 59t A330F were certified with Trent and PW engines but not the GE Purely volume-wise the A330F is comparable to the MD11F, but keep in mind it is a narrower fuselage so the co...

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by HPRamper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17337

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

Just wondering? How much difference in capacity is there between the 777F or 777BCF, the A330F and the MD10? The 330F would come with RR engines which it appears they aren't doing to well with reliability at the moment. being a big operator in the USA, there isn't that much of an alternative should...

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by HPRamper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17337

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

Why are Americans so critical to cost of infrastructure? Because it's financed by tax that was "stolen" from taxpayers? Because the money has to come from somewhere. More often than not, there's no slack in the local budget and quite likely a deficit, so that cost will have to be funded t...

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by HPRamper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 39467

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

The best bet to expand at SEA would be to annex the north cargo aprons and build a new full-size terminal there as there is ample space. Cargo ops would need to be relocated possibly to a new commercial operation at JBLM. BFI is a nonstarter even for cargo. Anyone who brings up BFI as an option is ...

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by HPRamper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 39467

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Sea-Tac could properly expand if they were allowed to buy out (and re-inter the bodies elsewhere) Bonnie-Watson cemetery. Then they could easily build a non space constrained second terminal and eventually rebuild the aging cluster that is the current airport. Honestly the giant triangular/chevron ...

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by HPRamper
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion From JFK to Latin America?
Replies: 28
Views: 8341

Re: AA Expansion From JFK to Latin America?

SJPBR wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
I doubt it. Yields on NYC-Northern South America are generally trash.



If so why AA deploys it flagship 77W with true F class in GRU-JFK?
I don’t think so. But please give details.

I don't think Sao Paulo is considered to be "Northern South America."
Everything north of LIM, sure.

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by HPRamper
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results
Replies: 51
Views: 12697

Re: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results

Wow! Almost 15%(?) margins. Isn't that pretty low compared to other industries? Genuinely curious, why do people get involved in the airline industry with such mediocre margins? 15% is above average for any industry. 10%ish is average overall. Some industries would kill for even a consistent 5% pro...

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by HPRamper
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 97171

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

L/N 1193 C/N 63112 B767-300F N181FE FEDEX (VT632) “Hao” , Delivery flight towards Indianapolis with callsign FX9032 at October 17th 2019. See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9032/history/20191017/1930Z/KPAE/KIND Up to, I believe, 79 of the type for FX now. Easily the second largest subflee...

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by HPRamper
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9654

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

I'm sure that Allegiant will pop in there eventually. My family is from Estevan Saskatchewan just over the border and would prefer the drive to the Williston airport than to Regina. I think Minot would come before Williston - much larger city than Williston and still pulls Bakken traffic. Williston...

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by HPRamper
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9654

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

I'm sure that Allegiant will pop in there eventually. My family is from Estevan Saskatchewan just over the border and would prefer the drive to the Williston airport than to Regina. I think Minot would come before Williston - much larger city than Williston and still pulls Bakken traffic. Williston...

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by HPRamper
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification
Replies: 33
Views: 4188

Re: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification

Fake News. You really want a dozen+ drones flying in your street 24/7 making you mad crazy from the combined buzzing sounds?? Yes, a dozen because if UPS is allowed then also Amazon, Apple, Fedex, Google, Target, Walmart, etc. Amazon and FedEx are already well down that path with UPS. https://about...

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by HPRamper
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12375

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

You might be surprised at how often this sort of thing happens.

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by HPRamper
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60626

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Parking (and not necessarily scrapping) 35 MD-10-10F, A310-300F or MD11F aircraft should be seen as pretty darn sensible, no? They're still taking 76F in significant numbers, and will still be running 50 MD11F which is a lot more than anyone else. Why does FedEx prefer the MD-10-30 over the MD-10-1...

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by HPRamper
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60626

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Only 3 A310F operational right now. The rest are in the desert. One-ish percent of their total global revenue. Now they admit that is also eight percent of their total domestic traffic volume on Express. From one customer. That was still a lot. When I said it blew a hole in their revenue and volume...

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by HPRamper
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60626

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Only 3 A310F operational right now. The rest are in the desert. One-ish percent of their total global revenue. Now they admit that is also eight percent of their total domestic traffic volume on Express. From one customer. That was still a lot. When I said it blew a hole in their revenue and volume,...

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by HPRamper
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?
Replies: 7
Views: 4142

Re: Cargo lock issue on KC-46A - influence on B767F?

Military configurations are not the same as what is used in civil cargo carriage. Carriers like FX and UPS have their own lock systems installed on these planes and there have been no problems reported. This will be another issue for the USAF and Boeing to work through.

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by HPRamper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA9154 diversion into OAK (Sept 8)
Replies: 20
Views: 5340

Re: BA9154 diversion into OAK just now

Was wondering why there are two BA heavies (744 and 777) on the cargo ramp at SEA today.

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by HPRamper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176375

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Also, I don't seem to be getting International Bridge/ParcelPool, UPS Mail Innovations, or USPS First Class Mail for my shipments to PR anymore. I wonder if these services don't make the cut for Amazon's new Prime delivery standards for AK/HI/PR. USPS First Class (along with USPS PM and UPS) still ...

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by HPRamper
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176375

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

There is a Antonov An 124 sitting in Phoenix since August 4. It arrived from ANC. I was told they are waiting on the permission to go to PAE to move the engines. Don't know if it's the same one, but there is an AN-124 on the cargo ramp at SEA right now. It was fueled but appears to not be leaving u...

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by HPRamper
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176375

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Thanks wjcandee, for the answer. I wasn't sure how that would work out. Here is another could AMZ use Cargojet to ship outside of the US?? (To the EU, Asia, South America) Seems strange to invest in a Canadian cargo airline, I guess I don't think of Canada has being a large pop. center Canada overa...

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by HPRamper
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12221

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

There's no shift interlock that requires you to depress the brake on any bag tug that I've ever seen. Some of the newer pushbacks have it, but the tugs are just forward, reverse, and neutral. The parking brakes usually adjust by spinning the end of the handle, so it is easy for them to be adjusted ...

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by HPRamper
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12221

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

Blueknows wrote:
I’m out on ramp...safety,safety.. always wear seatbelts and turn off equipment when you get up

Turning off equipment is key - at my company you are REQUIRED to turn off a tug before you get out. No exceptions. This is why.

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by HPRamper
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 5937

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

flyPIT wrote:
That's pocket change compared to the value of all the traffic rights FX gained, which also included valuable LHR slots.

Whatever happened to those LHR slots? FX must have given them up long long ago, they use STN now.

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by HPRamper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont ramper killed in accident at CLT
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Re: Piedmont ramper killed in accident at CLT

And that's why nobody I know will wear seatbelts on convertible tugs. If they flip, you don't stand a chance. Better off getting thrown. I'd rather risk the fine from the Port.

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by HPRamper
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Passenger opens exit door

It would happen a lot less if the passenger were charged the cost of the delay, but that doesn't seem to happen often if at all.

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by HPRamper
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7795

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

I think, without traffic, you are looking at an extra hour drive, plus the more expensive parking, starting at $20 a day at PAE. With weekday afternoon traffic, you could easily be looking at a minimum of a half an hour or more added to the drive time. $20 per day? It's more like $30 per day. But t...

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by HPRamper
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7795

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

The Bellingham metro has over 200,000 people. BLI should focus its efforts on attracting local travelers rather than Canadian travelers which has always been sensitive to exchange rates between the U.S. and Canadian dollar. They expanded BLI on the basis of what was growing Canadian traffic which h...

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by HPRamper
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 20765

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Ugh. Misogyny at its worst. Where does it state the crew chief is female? From the article linked: "According to the report, the flight’s captain walked past a tray of pre-departure drinks and tried to take a glass of champagne, but a cabin crew member blocked him, saying he can’t drink alcoho...

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by HPRamper
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 7381

Re: FedEx 757’s

Maybe they will be interested in A321PCF, when they finally will get the program running. https://www.elbeflugzeugwerke.com/de/freighter-conversion/a320a321-p2f/ What do you think? What is the longest FX 757 route? Any hot and high capabilities necessary? Memphis to Tijuana has to be up there on th...

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by HPRamper
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176375

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

According to some information I have been reading, this year FedEx won the Target contract, unseating UPS. I wonder if this has anything to do with them dumping Amazon. There are a few factors at play here, but that is one of them. Target offers higher premiums for shipping so FX will make more mon...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 45
Views: 11775

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Yes, I agree. Plus, if you look at the age and cycles of all the MD-10s, N320FE should probably be one of the last ones to be retired. I imagine the MD-10s will be around, in some capacity, for a few more years. From what I heard someone else say, it sounds like N375FE and N383FE (both -10 series a...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 176375

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

If they choose to cut back on any one of these 3 airlines, could UPS/FedEx pick up slack to some degree??? How much could be shifted to the passenger airlines.?? Could foreign cargo companies pick up volume?? intra US ?? UPS and FedEx could easily pick up some slack, if needed. They are flying arou...

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by HPRamper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 12917

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I loved to drive out their at 11:30pm, pouring down rain, traffic backed up down the freeway, people using the shoulder as a cell phone lot, cabs driving on the side of the road around people, etc. What a miserable experience it has turned into out there. PHX is a breeze in comparison. THIS - SEA i...

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by HPRamper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 45
Views: 11775

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Yes, I agree. Plus, if you look at the age and cycles of all the MD-10s, N320FE should probably be one of the last ones to be retired. I imagine the MD-10s will be around, in some capacity, for a few more years. From what I heard someone else say, it sounds like N375FE and N383FE (both -10 series a...

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by HPRamper
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 45
Views: 11775

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

As wrenchon said, 320 is not stored, it is getting some heavy mx done. Whoever updates Airfleets probably just assumed any movement to VCV meant retirement. To be fair, that's what most of us figure especially with MD-10s.

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by HPRamper
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 10258

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

If I recall correctly, US had clearly defined PHL, CLT, and PHX as their hubs and DCA as a focus city; although BOS had a sizable US operation, it was still just a large station for them. Pre-HP merger BOS and FLL were both focus cities for US. I know that's a bit of a step back in time. They were ...

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by HPRamper
Thu May 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 45
Views: 11775

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Parked short term due to landing gear time out, awaiting gear along with N304FE Are short term parked planes taken out of the system for view? 304 is in MEM showing parts + 7days, 320 is at VCV and gone from the FRIS screen altogether. aGIS shows the standard "STORAGE VISIT" but also an e...

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by HPRamper
Sat May 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 152703

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA. DL runs so many flights between SEA and PDX, plus the fairly short drive time between the two, that PDX-HND is effectively a surrogate additional SEA-HND f...

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by HPRamper
Fri May 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21523

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

WN does serve some of the Keurig Dr Pepper beverage brands on its flights, including Dr Pepper, 7-up, Canada Dry, and Mott's, and both WN and Dr Pepper have their headquarters in the DFW Metroplex. So how long until WN switches to RC Cola? :duck: YES. Was hoping someone would mention Royal Crown.

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by HPRamper
Fri May 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 152703

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA. DL runs so many flights between SEA and PDX, plus the fairly short drive time between the two, that PDX-HND is effectively a surrogate additional SEA-HND f...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12586

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I think 11 hours roundtrip is a bit of an exaggeration. If you plan on passing through Seattle at a nonpeak time, you can go Portland-Vancouver BC in under 4 hours. You speak of "exaggeration," yet then state that? Airport to Airport from PDX to YVR is 316mi, taking the minimal roadway po...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12586

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

PDX resident here. For the second time in two years, my wife and I will be driving to YVR to fly to Europe. Because of the fare difference, I swung for Biz Class this time.. But an 11hr roundtrip drive, to save that comparatively little? I understand that preferences vary.....but F that! Spend as m...

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