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by WN732
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

pmanni1 wrote:
ArcticSEA wrote:
pmanni1 wrote:
Surprised about DEN-COS. That's 70 miles!

Why are you surprised? United flies it with the A320.
Nice to see the aggressive schedule. WN out for blood.

By the time you arrive at COS 60-90 minutes before departure you could've already driven to DEN.


Not in the winter time.

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by WN732
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

737max8 wrote:
Now I have hope for SAT-AUS at 66 miles! lol


We had it for a few weeks. It was through Sun Country a few months back as a tag on.

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by WN732
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I've read this Quote from GK on several different sights . "These first destinations are just the beginning; we are looking at more places to put People and planes to work—as quickly as we can. It’s exciting to take the fight to the competition, and put idle aircraft and overstaffed Employees ...

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by WN732
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 204
Views: 15933

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

I'll say BWI and MDW on Savannah. ATL for WN lacks frequency and connectivity to compete with DL. I don't think there's much of a market to Savannah from Dallas. We'll see. FWIW, CHS - probably the best analog to SAV - opened with BNA, BWI, HOU, and MDW. Keep in mind that DAL was not an option when...

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by WN732
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 33829

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

MDW having a terrible airfield may have something to do with WN not being able to grow further. I agree with your point, even though WN originally had plans to ramp MDW back up to 260 daily departures in Summer 2020 according to a press release at https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-c33f415c5...

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by WN732
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 204
Views: 15933

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

Seat1D wrote:
Colorado Springs is expanding at an unbelievable pace. The real estate market is super duper hot out there. The building is nonstop. I can definitely see non-stop flights to Los Angeles.


The California exodus is causing massive booms in other cities. It's great to see the growth in these markets.

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by WN732
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 204
Views: 15933

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

My guesses would be BZN, GSO, FAT, JAC, and EUG can't be off the table either for the next round.

These have been fantastic adds lately. So far we are at 9 stations being put on the map.

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by WN732
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 204
Views: 15933

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

I had a feeling that Jackson would be back someday. It was a decent hole in the network to not serve Mississippi at all.

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by WN732
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 10710

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

Hypothetically could WN have a strictly interisland fleet maybe older 737-700 and 800s? Then use the Max just for the Pacific crossings to better realize fuel savings and avoid quick turns which seem rougher on the latest generation engines. Also would they have the option to have the interisland f...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extends Mesa contract; add 20 more E175s
Replies: 68
Views: 15935

Re: Mesa extends UA contract; add 20 more E175s

I imagine it would be GoJet! No confirmation on that obviously but it would make sense. The fleet for G7 is showing up to 54 CR7/CR550. It is amazing to see how much we have dwindled down on CRJ700 flying under the United Brand. Shocking to not see anymore CR7's basically. It's good news in a way, ...

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by WN732
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?
Replies: 77
Views: 10710

Re: Southwest Crew Base in Hawaii?

FriscoHeavy wrote:
jmc1975 wrote:
Would not be surprising to see WN close Hawaii altogether. It was one lowest RASM operation in the network pre-Covid.


Simply isn’t going to happen, when they have been exceeding expectations.


There is some sadistic desire to see WN fail at Hawaii on Anet.

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by WN732
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Something that I don't think has been brought up and this could be way out of left field.... But... These recent adds MIA/ORD/IAH and let's say they go back into EWR or start JFK. Pretty major international gateways. Could this be a preempt to Southwest finding a European dance parter? Might mean n...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 33829

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

wnflyguy wrote:
Well heard from my Chicago peeps United wasted no time today by close of business it sent the CDA a letter of expressed interest about the available gates and office space at MDW.

Get your popcorn ready.

Flyguy


I mean why not? Throw some E175's out there. Competition is good.

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by WN732
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 33829

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

This is going to get everyone riled up on this page because this is an over the top speculation..... however, just bear with me on this, follow the logic... This is what’s happening let me tell you...... Chicago O’Hare United Airlines hub Houston’s Bush Continental Airlines previous headquarters. H...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 33829

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Let's be honest with the ever increasing pressure from ULCC at ORD the lure of WN at MKE to the north and MDW to the south has come down drastically in the last 5 years alone. Now ORD gives MDW a much Alt destination during in severe weather at MDW. Now if UA or AA buckle under pressure from the Pa...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 33829

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Let's be honest with the ever increasing pressure from ULCC at ORD the lure of WN at MKE to the north and MDW to the south come down drastically in the last 5 years alone. Now ORD gives MDW a much Alt during destination in severe weather at MDW. Now if UA or AA buckle under pressure from the Pandem...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 17578

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Western727 wrote:
FlyingSicilian wrote:
Southwest just announced a return to IAH next year.


A return to IAH? When did they serve IAH previously?


They left in 2004 I believe. They served IAH for quite a while, albeit with a small presence. At the end their only destination was DAL. I'm sure this time will be a little bit different.

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by WN732
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 33829

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

All I can say is WOW!

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by WN732
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 82
Views: 7101

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

With WN’s business model, they don’t really need more than 30-32 gates at a single airport. Except they're planning to go to roughly 40 gates at DEN with the expansion underway. I believe WN is a signatory to 34 gates at MDW (43 total minus 3 on C minus 3 international minue 3 for DL - at one point...

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by WN732
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I've read this Quote from GK on several different sights . "These first destinations are just the beginning; we are looking at more places to put People and planes to work—as quickly as we can. It’s exciting to take the fight to the competition, and put idle aircraft and overstaffed Employees ...

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by WN732
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 98407

Re: Could Delta Order 737 MAX?

According to Reuters, Boeing has had discussions with Delta Air Lines to take up to 40 Boeing already-built 737 MAX aircraft, no doubt at a HUGE discount. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/boeing-737max-delta/boeing-courting-delta-others-to-take-737-max-white-tails-sources-idUSKBN26M5JK As a ...

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by WN732
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 208
Views: 25224

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

avi8 wrote:
I wonder why TPA and HOU were added with such an aggressive amount of capacity.


Good place to funnel capacity. Texas and Florida are doing better than many other places in terms of travel numbers.

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by WN732
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 28374

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

As a GA pilot I overflew AUS this past Sunday for about 10 minutes. My sole pax and I observed an AA 319 land on 35L (35R/17L remains closed), as well as two corporate jets and two F-16s take off. The long-term parking lots remained almost completely empty. Yes, it was a Sunday, but still... Has an...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adds DTW-HOU effective 3/11/21
Replies: 30
Views: 5601

Re: Southwest adds DTW-HOU effective 3/11/21

When did you last go to Galveston? About two months ago I was there last week. The only thing that stood out was the massive numbers of Jellyfish, not really how clean or dirty it is. Its not a very nice beach. I would take anywhere South of Corpus than it. The Gulf Coast of MS, AL, and FL is also ...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Interesting turn of events for WN. They were really arrogant at the start of the pandemic in relation to market share and their network, not surprised to see the reality of this pandemic catch up with them. I have had to fly during the Pandemic and never have chosen WN due to their statements about...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Matching the schedule to demand is what you gotta do to get through this, no surprise. If more people book, then the cuts will be less. Apparently this is a surprise to a WN management. This didn’t age well: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/05/28/southwest-airlines-could-be-flying-...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 271573

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I've never been able to understand why PHX-PRC doesn't seem to work as a spoke from the PHX hub. HP ran it for a while at least with their regional arm, but I don't think US ever did, and AA never has since the merger with US. I know PHX-PRC won't work local-market alone as it's been tried by Great...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 271573

Re: AA A321T Changes Nov

I would also imagine that a good bunch of the furloughed pilots came from the A320 group so they may be reducing some of those A321 transcon routes to free up some pilots for shorter sectors. The narrowbodies on average have the younger FO and CA rosters than the 777, etc. Did they ever show a break...

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by WN732
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 271573

Re: AA changes on JFK-LAX/SFO

I just noticed the article myself and I was shocked. Even though we are in a pandemic I never thought I would see AA down to just 1x daily JFK-SFO or 2x daily JFK-LAX. Even if it is temporary it is still jarring because no one never envisions AA doing something like this even temporarily. Does anyo...

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by WN732
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Rumors are that quite a few -700s will be returned in 2021. This also includes Lone Star 2.0 (N931WN). If that happens I would expect a -800 or a MAX WILL BE repainted almost immediately They did go a little while without one after 1.0 was retired. Would be nice to have it on an -800 so you can alm...

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by WN732
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation
Replies: 53
Views: 5460

Re: Does MESA really deserve its "bad" reputation

Not that I want anyone losing their jobs, but Mesa should have died instead of ExpressJet. Somehow they've managed to survive this long but I'd honestly rather work for even PSA than Mesa.

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by WN732
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77458

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

DLASFlyer wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
FLLspotter747 wrote:
Minus SEA, Delta will now have service to all it's hubs from FLL.


Interesting, even little SLC has service to FLL. This is a big statement about the status of Delta's SEA hub.


Airliners.net LOL.


I mean is it really? Does SEA really need another FLL service?

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by WN732
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 300
Views: 43760

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Amazing how many users have short-term memories. To me, it's common sense: AA, B6, DL all exist at all 3 NYC airports, UA does not (after exiting in 2015). How stupid was UAL for consolidating at EWR? Seemingly, right after that occurred, Smisek (of CO) got canned for collusion with PANYNJ and the ...

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by WN732
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?
Replies: 100
Views: 13468

Re: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?

Starting an ULCC at the start of a recession was a bad move. But if they were to have started before or after, they would've needed a better hub than CMH. The offered point to point service, with no connecting flight options. So everyone's final destination had to be Columbus.. And being from Ohio,...

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by WN732
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I'm sure they'll replace Illinois One as they have with the previous retirements but I'd imagine they won't do it until there's some normality returned to air travel.

That just boosted the Gemini Jets models value.

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by WN732
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

The state desperately needed competition. They were doing very well prior to the pandemic. This would have been an even better year for them without COVID. WN is very good at making money, moreso than most. You act as if the interisland travel is solely dependant on locals. It's definitely not. But...

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by WN732
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

The inter island market is was only a 1 and 1/2 airline market before the pandemic. No saying what it is now-loads are pretty bad.....If u do not have a permanent base in HNl and are rotating planes in from the mainland I don't know what u see in the market???? What’s the problem with rotating plan...

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by WN732
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Planes Involved in Crash at KHYI San Marcos, TX
Replies: 12
Views: 3953

Re: Two Planes Involved in Crash at KHYI San Marcos, TX

Hard day in Central Texas. We just had an ultralight crash killing 2 in Killeen.

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by WN732
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 701
Views: 79652

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

Question: What is the new construction taking place to the east of the Commuter Terminal, along Harbor Drive? It appears to be a cargo facility...I probably have missed the discussion on it, so forgive me if this has been discussed before... Made an account to post this. That's the new belly cargo ...

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by WN732
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77885

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

[I think their only option at this point is another merger. Your entire post is spot on how I feel about how AS is running things from an outsider. Ill admit when the VX acquisition was announced I initially thought that AS was just going to liquidate the VX operation in SFO/LAX and just go back to...

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by WN732
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77458

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

With all these short domestic get-away adds, I'm waiting for the announcement of GCN for the summer of 2021 by AS or WN. I'm going to guess that this is a joke, but GCN doesn't really have a terminal that could accommodate such service. They could certainly land and take off, but where could they p...

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by WN732
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77458

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

With all these short domestic get-away adds, I'm waiting for the announcement of GCN for the summer of 2021 by AS or WN. I'm going to guess that this is a joke, but GCN doesn't really have a terminal that could accommodate such service. They could certainly land and take off, but where could they p...

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by WN732
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77458

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

Faster to drive from LAX to PSP That very much depends on traffic... For O&D passengers LAX-PSP probably doesn't make as much sense (although I'm sure there are those who would do it), but for someone originating elsewhere and connecting at LAX to get to PSP, there's always the allure of having...

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by WN732
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77885

Re: Alaska Airlines Adds PSP-BOI/RNO/SJC

What's up with PSP lately? Alaska Airlines is adding three routes out of Palm Springs: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293863/alaska-airlines-expands-palm-springs-network-from-mid-dec-2020/ - 1x daily Boise with the E-175 - 5x weekly Reno with the E-175 - 2x daily San Jose (CA) wi...

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by WN732
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?
Replies: 47
Views: 6952

Re: New order for 24 B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?

worldranger wrote:
https://simpleflying.com/aersale-757-acquisition/

AerSale take 24 757s, parts & conversion. Seems too large an order on spec.

Any ideas who they have in mind?


I'm guessing that they are after AA's that were sent to ROW. Some of them had a good bit of life left in them.

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by WN732
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8079

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

I'm just going to add a couple of things here and leave it at that... People suggesting that this is mocking a traditionally African-American name are probably reading too deep into this for one very good reason: there's a reasonably high chance that the fix is named after one of their coworkers. L...

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by WN732
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 28374

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/july-20 ... -bergstrom


Definitely promising numbers. I hope the upward trend continues. No, I pray that it continues.
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Western727 wrote:
July numbers out, and the graph is back, which is appreciated. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/july-20 ... -bergstrom


Definitely promising numbers. I hope the upward trend continues. No, I pray that it continues.

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by WN732
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1110
Views: 109811

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

When will Southwest trim the Thanksgiving schedule? I am looking to fly SDF-SAN and just curious on when I should book Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk The saving grace is that if WN changes your flight, you will get a free pass to change it yourself for free. You would just need to use the sam...

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by WN732
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 559
Views: 73517

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

They already couldn’t make lgb-sjc work which is a big station for them, good luck with the rest! LBB yields are already performing more than horrible for them. And if they try to build a fis now, B6 already has the cards in play for a hearty lawsuit. I think it's a stretch to say "[t]hey alre...

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