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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Just a side note - AUS-RDU is still in the schedule after being cut right after the MAX debacle started. It is initially scheduled to be on a MAX8 but will switch to a -700 so therefore it will hopefully return at the very least in June should the MAX still be grounded.

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I've done a quick look at many of SAN's skeds and even though there's nothing terribly major, there are a few changes: > looks like WN is dropping 2 SAN routes - MKE and GEG. MKE was very marginal so not too surprising and it looks like AS has successfully chased WN off GEG; > WN is remaining at on...

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

And to some posters on here, I thought WN wasn't working out in ATL and was about to tear down their operation? Apparently not.

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I am really glad that WN is finally adding ATL-ECP. That is a very large market and I am glad that WN has decided to take on DL at ECP.

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There are some good ones in this schedule release: Atlanta Effective June 7, 2020, Southwest will fly seasonal service daily between: Atlanta and Charleston, S.C. Atlanta and Panama City, Fla. Atlanta and Norfolk, Va. With these new additions, the carrier will operate 135 weekday departures during t...

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 29890

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

BUR has a max taxi weight of 180,000lb. A loaded A321NEO flying a transcon weighs in a bit higher than that. Oops. The plane was there once in November and is scheduled again throughout January. Not buying that explanation. BUR does indeed have a max weight of 180,000. I just looked it up. Not sure...

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I did notice an increase in some DEN flying. I picked a random Thursday in July and ONT-DEN goes up to 4x daily. I don't think we've seen that before. ONT is still retaining its MDW flight, so that looks like a net increase in ONT as well.

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by WN732
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

BNAMealer wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
BNAMealer wrote:
What time will it be extended?


It’s usually 7am-9am CST.


PDX, PWN and SJU added for BNA.


BNA is on a roll! Those are awesome adds.

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by WN732
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12182

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

They seem to be all over the map with their BOS strategy. Will be interesting to see if DL and B6 respond. DL, B6, and WN already fly BOS-AUS. Yes, but they still have to respond to the competition. Will they lower fares to keep their base? Will they increase frequencies? Will they upgauge or even ...

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by WN732
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?
Replies: 13
Views: 5678

Re: Nolinor Acquiring 777's?

mcg wrote:
Does the 777 have a gravel runway kit?


Yes by ingesting all of the gravel on the runway.

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by WN732
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95427

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

for DL, SJC, PDX, LGA, and TPA (apparently). I would wait a while though... WN adding Saturday-only AUS-LGA nonstop service is a possibility since the LGA perimeter rule allows Saturday-only nonstop flights out of LGA to beyond-perimeter domestic destinations. WN might be able to make Saturday-only...

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by WN732
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95427

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

DCA is not possible, it's beyond perimeter. MCO is a bloodbath right now. It'd be a disaster. In that regard, any addition would be a disaster since there is hardly a city left in the US that doesn't have nonstop service from Austin. Worse, many of our nonstops are covered by more than 1 carrier. I...

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by WN732
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95427

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

It's still considerably cheaper to truck cargo to/from DFW, IAH and SAT to AUS. AUS never has done well when it comes to air cargo. DL continues it's steady growth by adding frequency and upgauging. For October '19 DL passengers totaled 212,138, up 13.2% compared to October '18. For January – Octob...

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by WN732
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95427

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

http://austintexas.gov/news/october-2019-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom For a rolling twelve month period, the airport has now exceeded 17 million passengers. Pretty nuts. Do you know when each runway is going to shut down next year for upgrades and renumbering? Are we going to 18/36 L&am...

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by WN732
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?
Replies: 70
Views: 10598

Re: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?

If it would print money, they'd be doing it. Nobody is trying to go from DFW/IAH on a red eye that would clock in at 2.5 hours. The existing red eyes to TX from CA are absolutely horrendous. If you leave LAX at 12 you could easily arrive in IAH at around 4:30. The 5 AM departures can get you to all ...

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by WN732
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Varsity1 wrote:
So the SWA fleet is still shrinking?


Yes but we are in the winter season so it's not much of an issue. If the MAX isn't back before spring break then it'll be a different story.

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by WN732
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA83 returns to LHR three hours after takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: BA83 returns to LHR three hours after takeoff

It looks like BA flight 83 on Tuesday from LHR to ABV (Abuja, Nigeria) had to turn back while over the English channel. Does anyone know why? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba83#22fc049c If you watch the playback it was actually only in the air for about 50 minutes. For some reason the ...

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by WN732
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191019

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

According to SAN history 1983 : United Airlines began offering daily flights from San Diego to Honolulu, the first such regularly scheduled service to Hawaii. Obviously these flights must have stopped at some point. I lived in San Diego from 1997 to 2005 and I don't remember ever being able to fly ...

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by WN732
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95427

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Spirit has taken over gate 11 - not sure if that was mentioned before. I did not see any striping for 757 at the other Delta gates.

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by WN732
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 95427

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there. EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/austin-lands-two-new-europe-routes-within-on...

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by WN732
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues

Seems like some sort of a paradox here that the WN 737s with deficient paperwork were all from China, yet China was the first country to slam down the grounding on the 737 MAX. China is hardly the poster child of common sense policy. Agreed. But of course the US isn't any more, either. If we ever w...

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by WN732
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues
Replies: 65
Views: 12809

Re: Southwest faced grounding of planes due to maintenance/documentation issues

Southwest bought ~10 aircraft from Westjet. As a huge stretch... the only foreign language from that purchase would be French, and only if any of the maintenance was done in Montreal... I believe the frames in question are the China Southern, China United Airlines, and China Eastern ones, rather th...

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by WN732
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/10/2019: AA Exits BWI-PHX;B6 Adds DCA-MVY;DY Drops JFK-MAD;G4 Exits FNL?;SY
Replies: 89
Views: 12412

Re: OAG Changes 11/10/2019: AA Exits BWI-PHX;B6 Adds DCA-MVY;DY Drops JFK-MAD;G4 Exits FNL?;SY

Has to do with the "virtual" tower not being ready yet Why would a control tower have any affect in an airline serving an airport? Because when G4 served FNL last time around, it was an operational nightmare due to the general aviation activity around the airport. Lots of TCAS conflicts a...

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by WN732
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint
Replies: 62
Views: 14164

Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

scbriml wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Drop dead gorgeous. I feel like Air Canada is one of those airlines who have never had a bad livery.


What even that ghastly toothpaste effort?


I actually enjoyed the Crest Pro Health livery. It looked great especially on the widebodies.

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by WN732
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Amazing that we could go an entire year without any new deliveries.

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by WN732
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of WN at ATL
Replies: 22
Views: 3948

Re: The Future of WN at ATL

WN is going to fly the routes that make the most money. The ones they currently have make money. They have a way different strategy than DL in ATL. There is an Anet obsession that they should be bigger than FL was in ATL. FL used ATL as their main connecting hub. They are not there to just run conne...

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by WN732
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ
Replies: 51
Views: 11038

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2019: WN Moves Cuts to NOV;AA STS-DFW/LAX;DL Reduces PUJ

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Coalways wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
IAH-SNA at 3x Daily? Pathetic.

As of today DL has 2flights a day from ATL to SNA


Depends on day of the week. Some days are 2x and others 3x ATL-SNA.


Pathetic to fly a near transcon to a secondary airport that has a tiny runway and slots? Why are we resurrecting a two-month-old thread?

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by WN732
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6195

Re: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?

Simple answer:: airliners are twins, tris or quads and each requires a powerful rudder for the OEI case. Imagine the Vmcg and Vmca for a V-tail B777? Gf The Fouga CM 170 Magistar wasn’t an airliner but it was a twin jet with v tail. The thrust is almost centralized in one spot. On an airliner there...

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by WN732
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6195

Re: Why no commercial aircraft with V-tail ?

V-Tails can be temperamental. It was found that fuselages had to be extended longer than the conventional airplane design normally allowed. Otherwise they could be subject to "snaking." It was found that the advantage/disadvantage was moot and the added cost of design plus the possible nee...

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by WN732
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 102397

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Here is the announcement of the new WN SAN to Hawaii nonstop routes and the WN seasonal nonstop routes that will be resuming in April 2020: https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-f44ea89534cf441c116bebd6141e368b-southwest-airlines-extends-flight-schedule-through-june-6-2020-with-nonstop-service-...

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by WN732
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 13058

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

The plan at least for now (from what I've seen Here) is that they will go through refurb and stay at least until 2025+. If fuel stays cheap I'm sure they'll stick around.

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by WN732
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings
Replies: 47
Views: 10355

Re: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings

No no no haven't your heard WN has a horrible business model,since Herb Has passed and now the Max their on a express train to Chapter 7. Yep, and the only way to save the airline is to take in Airbus A220s so WN can fly smaller planes to smaller cities with less wealthy customers while still needi...

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by WN732
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's
Replies: 11
Views: 4318

Re: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's

tomaheath wrote:
Is there any ramp equipment still gold?


Yes just go to the really old WN stations. LAX especially.

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by WN732
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30834

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

This. The US merger stopped that trend. CLT, PHX, and PHL are still hubs and were not slashed. The fleets are still in place. The hubs are in place. Even the employees were spared. It's been nearly 5 years since the merger and not much has changed. This AA is much different than AA of 20 years ago....

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by WN732
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30834

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

That said, AA buying AS would be a great move. They would just need to get past the AS board, which has always pushed back against a merger. AA buying AS would be great FOR DELTA. In 5 years AA would be down to 100 flights a day in SEA and down to nothing but flights to DFW, ORD, PHX, PHL, and CLT ...

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by WN732
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How can UA expand at LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 6425

Re: How can UA expand at LAX?

UA could certainly upgauge and free up gate space for ten or more new destinations. From FSDan's work on 2019 departures by hub: LAX CR2: 31 CR7: 7 E75: 22 320: 5 738: 20 739: 33 7M9: 8 752: 12 753: 11 789: 5 78J: 2 772: 4 Total = 160 62.5 % mainline https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...

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by WN732
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260727

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

thewizbizman wrote:
Does anybody have a list of for sure MD90 routes? I got the chance to get on the 88 from ATL to PNS but I am still trying to sneak in an MD90 flight, I really don't want to end up having an equip change, however.


These have been seeing them lately.

ATL-DAB, SAT, ELP, TPA, PVD, BWI, ORD, RDU, MSY

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by WN732
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta introduces Skymiles Select. Main cabin 1 boarding
Replies: 7
Views: 4223

Re: Delta introduces Skymiles Select. Main cabin 1 boarding

The number of people who'll pay $59 for this, but not $99 for the Gold AmEx, is probably pretty small. Given CHOWahoo's comment above, I suspect this is something they developed for corporate contracts, and then decided to sell for incremental revenue. I have both. The thing is if you have an Amex ...

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by WN732
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest using ASAP to discipline mechanics
Replies: 5
Views: 3121

Re: Southwest using ASAP to discipline mechanics

Unfortunately, this is a difficult situation to make an opinion on. We know that they have had issues with the union. The union has used smear tactics in the past. However, we also know that WN has been making considerable pushback towards the union and the mechanics. There could be some validity to...

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by WN732
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191019

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Not quite. He's saying that BA will swap equipment from the 77W to the 744 on 10/27/19, and instead of switching in March of 2020 to the 77W, it will remain a 747 until further notice. :checkmark: To put it another way, Speedbird will hopefully operate permanently as a 747 in and out of SAN beginni...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8343

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

The post above about the pilots of AS261 continuing flying instead of immediately diverting is sort of news to me. I have read a lot of info and yes I could have missed it, but I was almost certain they were trouble shooting the problem from the get go and did their best to just keep that airplane ...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8343

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

An AS maintenance employee had come forward to the feds as a whistleblower against the company and its cost cutting. There was an investigation underway at the time of the crash of 261. Not many airlines had an employee reporting against them as a whistleblower at the time of a major crash. His nam...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service
Replies: 46
Views: 9034

Re: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service

Another airport that barely sees any is AUS. Looking at the flight schedule tomorrow they only have two DL CR9s from CVG and RDU. That's strange to me because I used to always fly from PHX-AUS (on HP/US/AA) and it was almost always on a CR9, and it seems like not long ago a lot of flights into that...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Sounds From Planes About To Land
Replies: 12
Views: 9441

Re: Odd Sounds From Planes About To Land

Wasn't looking, I just heard them go over. Airbus speed brakes are fairly distinct. Then there’s the fuel tank vents that, apparently, if you live in an expensive enough SoCal neighborhood, are very loud to your tender ears. It seems that the neighborhoods around LAX are immune to such noise. Fuel ...

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by WN732
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Sounds From Planes About To Land
Replies: 12
Views: 9441

Re: Odd Sounds From Planes About To Land

DALMD80 wrote:
Last night I heard several plane whistling as they went over. Not that weird, right? But then I heard two full-on SCREAMING, a super high pitched whine like a flute or something. I want to know what they were!


Sounds like an Airbus. Do you know which aircraft you were looking at?

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by WN732
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15412

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Has the suspect been identified yet? I scanned a few news sources and they all fail to name the woman. Name and photos of suspect below: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7548245/Shocking-moment-woman-refuses-Delta-flight-boarding-without-ticket-ID.html They were “taxiing down the runway “? ...

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by WN732
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

The flights are currently loaded as 73G on weekdays and 757 on Saturdays. I guarantee they won't be flying the A321 into JAC. That PDF isn't accurate. Thanks for looking. Is MSP-JAC really done after January 5th? That would be a major loss. It was 2x daily at times this summer. JAC is a very season...

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