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by WN732
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 80555

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I'm sort of surprised that N700GS is still out there doing flights.

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by WN732
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

A quick update to the MD88/90 fleet status. As of today, there are 23 MD88's and 6 MD90's listed as active. The ones listed as just "stored" are probably parked at ATL, the rest are at either BYH or QRO. The "stored" aircraft consists of 5 MD90's and 5 MD88's. I'm guessing they ...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 14643

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure if this will even happen, but UA looks to be bringing the E175 in from Denver on a few flights. A much-needed upgrade from the CR2. ( I was looking in June)

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by WN732
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

deltawing03 wrote:
SAT hasn’t seen MD88’s recently IIRC. DL774 has been md88 for the last day or so from ATL


Last scheduled commercial MD80 at SAT was American's. It's been a while.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

For what it's worth, I know for a fact that prior to this whole virus thing, there was a cargo airline in the US that had announced they were buying 6 DL 88's to be converted to freighters. So they're all not going to be scrapped. I have a really hard time believing there was interest in spending m...

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by WN732
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

So the MD90s don't appear to be parked. As an employee I do have access to some schedules and it still shows the 90 flying in the May schedule. This lines up with that we were told which was around 30 88s and 10 90s were not on the park plan. Again these things change daily but as of now it looks l...

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by WN732
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 201727

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

B6 has been saying that the maintenance on the 190 is what makes it so difficult to keep on a cost basis. Are they that terrible that they can't be kept in favor of the larger jets that they really can't fill right now? Where has Jetblue been saying this? You just have to look: https://www.fool.com...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1547
Views: 201727

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

B6 has been saying that the maintenance on the 190 is what makes it so difficult to keep on a cost basis. Are they that terrible that they can't be kept in favor of the larger jets that they really can't fill right now?

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by WN732
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I guess it just makes sense. The main advantages that the MD-90 has over the 80/88 is capacity and fuel efficiency. With the load factors in the single digits these days, the capacity is moot. With fuel prices in the tank, and with the substantially reduced loads in the planes, the fuel COST number...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 80555

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN announced it's cutting if flying down to 2000 flights a day for May and June. Sound like there's going to park 200 more aircraft also. Flyguy I wonder if this means some cities will go dark for a while. All the networks going to maintain but probably be more Of a spoke and hub operations vs a lo...

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by WN732
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26690

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

With the virus gaining steam I predict TATL service will be decimated at AUS with BA being the only one left standing, reducing service to 2-3x weekly. DI is done and with that no more LGW and CDG will never happen. LH will suspend service to FRA and more than likely probably never return. KLM will...

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by WN732
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15261

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

jetmatt777 wrote:
Wow, the clouds! Interesting livery, here is a shot of it approaching Miami Int'l.

Image


:rotfl:

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by WN732
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

ATL-SAT appears to be going to MD80 in April.
ATL-ELP goes Airbus. :(

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by WN732
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26690

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Fellow Austinite here. Most air traffic from the West starts to bank south over my neighborhood (Parmer & Mopac area) to line up on 17R or L. Eerily quiet the last few days :cry: Yep I live in Hutto and I haven't seen or heard nearly as many birds as I used to. I was so glad to move out there b...

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by WN732
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260964

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Glad I got on my first MD-90 back in January. It was a hellish itinerary due to the massive blizzard that messed up the entire Midwest, but we managed to get through on MKE-ATL.

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by WN732
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 80555

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

The following planes have been, or are en route to VCV as of 03/22/2020 N270WN N561WN N705SW N714CB N716SW N717SA N719SW N726SW N728SW N743SW N745SW N768SW N770SA N771SA N773SA N774SW N775SW N776WN N778SW N779SW N783SW N784SW N789SW 714 :crying: I hope this is just temporary. N711HK will probably g...

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by WN732
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 381160

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Good question. 600+ Aircraft to be parked: https://news.delta.com/ed-bastian-memo-delta-taking-additional-steps-protect-our-future I personally think SLC and MSP are a bit close for hubs. One or the other will be downsized, but I fully admit, I do not know which. Complete aircraft deferals tells me...

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by WN732
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mueller Airport Control Tower
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Mueller Airport Control Tower

It's nice to go down to Mueller and still see some of the repurposed remnants. I'm sure eventually it will eventually be renovated and repaired like some of the old hangars off Airport BLVD.

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by WN732
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 104
Views: 19951

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

Well hold on now. I understand the situation at SNA. I disagree with the position that there should have been a reduction in slots. Airplanes were vastly different back when the ordinance was implemented but things have changed substantially in the way of noise and efficiency. I feel that the slots...

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by WN732
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 104
Views: 19951

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

More airport stupidity in SoCal, what else is new. So you are in the camp that SNA should operate 24/7 with no slot restrictions? The current system was set up after both litigation and discussion which included home owners, political bodies, the airlines and the airport authority. It's a small air...

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by WN732
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11321

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

2/3 of the main carriers are 320 operators... do you need % for that too or???? And? You're including a tiny fleet of 37 Airbus at Air Transat in that figure. The 737's in Canada far outnumber the A32X fleets by a fair margin, still a minority. The numbers don't back you up on this. Not counting th...

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by WN732
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11321

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

I do hope this opens the door at Air Canada for the rumoured a321Neo/a330Neo order! Likewise — I don’t know what Air Canada we’re thinking, buying the MAX. Canadians are getting as wide as their neighbours to the south, and the seats on a 737 are an inch narrower than on an A320. Huh? Not to mentio...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 80555

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Seems the slowest part of the turns is the time for passengers deplaning and getting on. 350 for a full -800 is painfully slow it seems. I don't see how a blanket 30/40 minute turn schedule can be attainable. I bet it is easier at CRP than MDW to accomplish.... They could maybe have different turn ...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72992

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

WN could follow the model of WestJet and Ryanair and create offshoot companies. Such an offshoot could bring in economical planes like A220 and implement ULCC tactics that go against their supposed ethos. Like others have said WN is pretty much a legacy in disguise and their big pros like free bagg...

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by WN732
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16209

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

WN historical aircraft turn time gate usage has slowed down since the introduction of the 737-800NG/MAX8. WN use to on average turn 12 planes per gate. With the addition of the 800/MAX8 it is now down to 9 per gate. This is because it takes 20 minutes longer to turn a 800 vs 700. That is an interes...

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by WN732
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16209

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Southwest met with the aviation business committee this afternoon in Denver as the city and the airline are finishing up a contract to add 16 more gates to Southwest's existing 24 gates taking them to 40 gates total. In addition they are also extending their contract with the airport out to 2035 fo...

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by WN732
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11971

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=northwest+dc-10+w ... untry&pp=1


LOL modern problems require modern solutions. That is genius.
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ScottB wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
kiowa wrote:
It was not as big of a mistake as when Northwest landed a DC10 in the wrong country though.

Ok I'll bite. When did that happen?


https://lmgtfy.com/?q=northwest+dc-10+w ... untry&pp=1


LOL modern problems require modern solutions. That is genius.

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by WN732
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11971

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

I cannot help but laugh at all of the negativity on here. The route doesn't even have a start date yet and all of the armchair CEO's are calling for a single daily flight on being an economic failure. Southwest has been printing money for almost 50 years, and they obviously are experimenting with so...

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by WN732
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11971

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

Adding Steamboat seems like a decent idea (although with the MAX how will they source it?), but to Denver??? That part makes no sense. There will be no local market at all and Southwest doesn’t even have a truly banked hub. This will lose tons of money based on any industry typical modern measure o...

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by WN732
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 467
Views: 80555

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

It was announced that WN is opening inflight satellite bases at ABQ, TPA, and BNA. This comes directly from the Rally in Dallas.

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by WN732
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11971

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

Well that was extremely unexpected. Perhaps this could pave the way for some other extremely seasonal routes such as PSP.

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by WN732
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/9/2020:NK Cuts BOSRDU,DEN-DFW/MSY,MSP-DFW/IAH,Adds LGAMCO;AS Adds PAEBOI;MU Ends HNLPVG,SFOTAO;SA IAD?
Replies: 64
Views: 12598

Re: OAG Changes 2/9/2020:NK Cuts BOSRDU,DEN-DFW/MSY,MSP-DFW/IAH,Adds LGAMCO;AS Adds PAEBOI;MU Ends HNLPVG,SFOTAO;SA IAD?

I cannot believe that AA cut JFK-SAN. That used to be a 767 route just a few years back, with several frequencies per day. Wow how times have changed.

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by WN732
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?
Replies: 33
Views: 4673

Re: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?

max999 wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:
max999 wrote:
I don't understand why Far Eastern Transport's acronym is FAT instead of FET. Can anyone explain why?


Far Eastern Air Transport


Then the acronym would be FEAT.

I'm sure even the most simple English speaker understands FAT has a negative connotation.


Yep it fits Fresno though lol

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by WN732
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7542

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

WN was lucky that the other airlines that shared T1 with them were absorbed into what is now AA.

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by WN732
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15981

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

I think the closest analogy is the DC-10 never rebranded after it’s grounding. Of course as crew members, we had to listen to comments from customers about the Death-Cruiser for the rest of it’s life. And there are still plenty of nearly 50 year old ones at FedEx. A rocky start indeed but it turned...

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by WN732
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40329

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

Even if they broke ground tomorrow, it would still be a year behind the other expansions. Lots of movement will happen in the meantime. *edit. A thought I had a while ago. I know the US is pretty anti remote gate, but what about using the parking area north of C for the time being. It could be a qu...

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by WN732
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40329

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

Do we know where these two Airlines will be moving yet? That is the big question. When DIA CEO Kim Day addressed the City Council during the hearing for this amendment, she said that there would be another gate expansion announcement in the coming months. My guess is an eastern expansion of Concour...

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by WN732
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14678

Re: Report: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

It took them years because they kept failing in the process. They failed the table top exercise on more than one occasion. Proof? Nice story, but without proof, it's just a story. (Your paraphrased words to me from another thread, IIRC ;) ) Proof? Use google. Read the news stories. Visit the pilot ...

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by WN732
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes America's 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 6468

Re: Routes America's 2020

I'm curious when and why this Routes convention became a thing of interest on A.net? It's simply a forum to get airlines and airports together to try to secure more air service for airports, probably mostly smaller ones. These get-togethers have been happening for years, right? Resulting service in...

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by WN732
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320-21 NEO Ground noise
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

Re: A320-21 NEO Ground noise

oldannyboy wrote:
Yep. A220 sounds 'somewhat similar'. High-pitch followed by echoing rumble followed by swooshing sound.....


Yes I agree. The A220's sound is quite unique. Although it is quiet you can still pick it out of a crowd.

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by WN732
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH
Replies: 24
Views: 2656

Re: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH

41 miles between airports. Seems like a fairly long distance. How do the facilities and runways compare? For starters Bishop is a bit lower in altitude and the runways are slightly longer. Bishop also has multiple runways. Both airports are similar in that they only provide RNAV approaches and Bish...

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by WN732
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40570

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Even though the distances are similar, running a transcon vs an ETOPS are completely different. They would not ever be able to carry a good enough load without stopping in the Bay Area. While I don’t disagree that running transcon is different than ETOPS to Hawaii, I don’t understand how JetBlue wo...

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by WN732
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40570

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

ONT vs LGB yield. JetBlue has only been running flights to ONT for a year and JFK-ONT is already doing better than JFK-LGB. No, HA won't do LGB-OGG. The next logical route for it to try is BUR-HNL. Now that JetBlue has been able to do A321NEO transcons out of BUR, I think it's likely HA will try BU...

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by WN732
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40570

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

[ That’s nice and all but going to the Caribbean in boarding group C, the kids sit in the back by themselves and the wife and I sit in 2 aisle seats two rows apart. Yeahhh no thanks. Enjoy. It's called "Early Bird" look into it - it's still cheaper than JetBlue's new bag fees. Even with t...

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by WN732
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 755 ATL>VPS
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: Delta Flight 755 ATL>VPS

Anybody have any clue what is going on with this flight tonight? It appears it took a strange approach into VPS and then made what appears to be 2 attempts at a landing before turning back to Atlanta. Is that kind of approach for VPS normal? I would guess not as the end goal is to be in VPS and not...

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by WN732
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 18338

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

I would guess AA to PHX. HP/US/AA seem to do quite well on these Californian runs ex PHX. I wouldn't be surprised if we see AA resume CLD-PHX in the near future and possibly start MMH. They don't have anything that could fly into CLD with a reasonable load, and they have no E135/145's in PHX which ...

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by WN732
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 18338

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

I would guess AA to PHX. HP/US/AA seem to do quite well on these Californian runs ex PHX. I wouldn't be surprised if we see AA resume CLD-PHX in the near future and possibly start MMH. They don't have anything that could fly into CLD with a reasonable load, and they have no E135/145's in PHX which ...

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by WN732
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet prohibited from U.S., no ADS-B
Replies: 50
Views: 11373

Re: Bahamasair 737-500 fleet banned from U.S.

The airline is flying a type of aircraft largely not supported by aftermarket providers. Considering they are only a small airline there were always going to be difficulties. If the airline can obtain a temporary relaxation from the FAA that would be the best outcome for all parties. There are stil...

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by WN732
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 662
Views: 73478

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

I noticed that AS is scheduled to switch some of their SAN-AUS flights to E175. It also appears to be flown by Horizon, while some others are flown by SkyWest. I didn't really check to see when that starts but I saw it when looking to book AUS-SAN-FAT in early April. I wish they would throw more 737...

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by WN732
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102621

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Flew SJU-BWI and our plane didn’t have rafts (that I could see). W/o rafts you have to stay close to land. Years ago flew DEN-MCO and due to nasty storms we went into the gulf over Texas. We just cut across the gulf because we had rafts on board. So WN could add rafts and fly more direct routings. ...

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