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by WN732
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10955

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I'm not completely up to speed on this, but can the XLR operate from the East Coast to HI? With normal alternates / ETOPS alternates? When they start routing aircraft down south of Memphis or up north of Duluth because of a massive cold front of thunderstorms in the Midwest? When there's a "No...

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by WN732
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10955

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

I think the best thing HA could do is get some A321XLRs. WN is the biggest new threat HA has faced in years and one way to meet that threat is to offer something WN can't - nonstop service deeper in to the Lower 48. HA seemed to do well with JFK and BOS. Perhaps something like 4x weekly to PHL and ...

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by WN732
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10955

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Back in the mid 2000's Aloha Airlines offered flights within mainland U.S. Was thinking if HA could pull off the same thing. Some routes that come to mind are using either LAX or LGB (especially if B6 pulls out and if slots become available) simply as a connection point as well as for a hub for fli...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?
Replies: 85
Views: 10955

Re: Hawaiian Airlines inter-mainland service possible?

Back in the mid 2000's Aloha Airlines offered flights within mainland U.S. Was thinking if HA could pull off the same thing. Some routes that come to mind are using either LAX or LGB (especially if B6 pulls out and if slots become available) simply as a connection point as well as for a hub for fli...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 430
Views: 40107

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired????????

I think it comes down to engines. The MD88 and MD90 engine maintenance costs are very high since there are limited spare parts and competition among overhaul shops. The MD-90 uses V2500s, though. DL's A320s use CFMs, but there are still a lot of V2500 powered A320s in the world. I think the showsto...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calling Delta
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Calling Delta

Has anyone tried reaching out to Delta in the past few days? I have been trying to make a change to a reservation for the past 3 days. Unfortunately for some reason this reservation cannot be changed online. But at any rate, I have not been able to get through the phone system for 3 days. Has anyone...

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by WN732
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

I was on DL88 this morning. I have to say I was disappointed in some of the behavior of aviation enthusiasts on this flight. A number of younger basically exclusively males wearing no face covering, or wearing it but around their neck talking loudly. This is a confined space during a pandemic when ...

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by WN732
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Flew on 912DL, 910DE, 908DE, and 717JL today. 912 is a 32 year old -88 and she is definitely ready to be put to bed. One of the spoiler panels on the right wing doesn't deploy, the rear door squeals during climb out and descent, and some window panels are held in with tape. But it was such a thrill ...

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by WN732
Fri May 29, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74489

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN is really shrinking LAX, I saw that they are only running about 20 routes in this new extension, haven't seen the daily flight count but it must be low. Maybe its a similar story with SAN & OAK WN is operating almost 40 daily departures on 20 routes out of OAK now and is supposed to increase...

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by WN732
Fri May 29, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67905

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

UPlog wrote:
Good to hear.

Will nicely compliment their existing options out of other LA airports giving consumers more choice.

Think they will give AA a good run to PHX. Not sure how committed AA is in the market.


I'd bet those slots will be up for grabs soon.

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by WN732
Thu May 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3963

Re: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers

I don't like how Southwest suspended in flight service during COVID where not even water was served. Only recently, have they brought back pretzels. Considering the initial reports of the virus being extremely dire, it was a good move at the time. You have to think about the crew that could potenti...

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by WN732
Thu May 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74489

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

LGB-AUS? Definitely did not see that one coming. All of the DEN/STL/BNA/ATL stuff makes sense. That is purely speculation that B6 will be gone from LGB by that time. This is one of those flights that have remained throughout all the cuts and does well for them. It will do well for WN, no doubt abou...

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by WN732
Thu May 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74489

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Here are the route cuts I found. Seems they don't like to talk about these. They are Mo through Fr flights, and were operating in this schedule's timeframe last year. ATL-LAX/OAK/SAN BOI-GEG BOS-CMH/HOU BUF-LAS CHS-HOU CLE-MKE DEN-LBB FLL-LAS/RDU MDW-IND PDX-BUR/ONT/LAX/SAN RDU-LAS SAN-ELP/MCO/OMA ...

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by WN732
Tue May 26, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39112

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Flflyer83 wrote:
Why does WN trigger so many users of this forum?


I've often wondered the same thing. It's as age old as the A vs B group.

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by WN732
Tue May 26, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14233

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

From the OAG thread: FAT will get 2X per day to LAX on Alaska (OO E-175s) starting in September. This will bring AS to 11 per days on peak days, including one mainline, rivaling UA for the second spot by total seats per day from FAT. I thought AA has the most seats, if all of mainline comes back. E...

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by WN732
Sat May 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39112

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

WN is not a LCC WN is the original LCC. They invented it. We wouldn't even have the concept of an LCC without WN. Back to the topic: How much deeper are WN's pockets compared to the likes of, say, DL or UA (not even going to ask about AA, as a.net seems to think AA is a dead man walking right now)?...

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by WN732
Sat May 23, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39112

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

flybry wrote:
Does Southwest have a death wish?


They know what they're doing.

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by WN732
Thu May 21, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8922

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

This gets me to wondering if SLC isn't anticipating Delta reducing or even closing the SLC hub after Delta completes their post-COVID restructuring? With Delta's international hub at SEA likely to be restored to near-pre-COVID activity, will Delta still need 2 hubs serving the Mountain West and Nor...

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by WN732
Tue May 19, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74489

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Good news from WN today: LFs & bookings topping expectations Net positive bookings through May 18 LF expected to be 35-45% for June which is impressive given they are only cutting capacity by 45% Cash burn down to $20M by June, enough cash on hand for nearly 2 years https://www.marketwatch.com/...

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by WN732
Mon May 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

maybe I'll get to fly on one before then (but looks like probably not). As someone who is based in the MKE area, the scarcity of flights makes it logistically difficult if not impossible to pull off one last trip on the MD-88s/90s without having to spend a night in ATL or elsewhere. I had planned t...

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by WN732
Fri May 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26615

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

From Kris Van Cleave on Twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXeBlD1WkAISTuv?format=jpg&name=medium https://twitter.com/krisvancleave/status/1258617098403745792 I live in Austin and know KAUS well. 17R/35L is the more “open space” of the two runways there, so I’m afraid there’s no way this was ...

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by WN732
Fri May 08, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25401

Re: KAUS Fatality

[*] Honestly shocking that airport security didn't catch the person trespassing beforehand. AUS has had several people jump the fence onto the field. I could definitely see that. The fence off of 183 is not terribly high. It's also far enough away that a person would probably not be seen by the auth...

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by WN732
Fri May 08, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 26615

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local ... 058f61f532
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Apparently someone was killed on Runway 17R - possibly being hit by a Southwest jet on its landing rollout.

Aircraft was N401WN operating WN1392 from DAL.

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local ... 058f61f532

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by WN732
Fri May 08, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7024

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

tootallsd wrote:
Won't there be a fine for landing after curfew? You don't want to do that on a regular basis.


There's no landing curfew but there is a departure curfew.

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by WN732
Sun May 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Are we certain that June 1 is the last day?

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by WN732
Sun May 03, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3580

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

I'm surprised anyone is booking flights. It's all speculative at this point when travel will be allowed and, in some cases, whether the airlines will still even exist. For business & international travel, I agree those are more up in the air, but with domestic leisure travel I am much more bull...

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by WN732
Sat May 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3580

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

I imagine that a number of the (northern) summer and later bookings could have been made before the outbreak, and folks just haven't cancelled yet. And others, as suggested above, could be more speculative bookings with the freedom to cancel without penalty. See how it goes. Bookings could go up or...

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by WN732
Sat May 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 530
Views: 67905

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

ytib wrote:
tphuang wrote:
This is once a decade opportunity for B6 to get more gates at LAX.


What would JetBlue do with all these new gates at LAX?


Squat on them at the very least. Gates are just like real estate, buy low and work em high.

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by WN732
Fri May 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9586

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

If it was anyone else it would never make the news.

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by WN732
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

MD Douglas MD88 49967 2037 N911DE Delta Air Lines ferried 29apr20 ATL-BYH, for part-out & scrap (+ 53266/1859 N979DL, + 53342/1939 N990DE, + 49536/1348 N905DL ) https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4 N905DL was also the last of the original MD-82's that were converted to...

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by WN732
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I'm glad we finally have a realistic idea. Hopefully we'll find out some real dates soon. It should also be noted that the 717 was not even mentioned.

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by WN732
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 365
Views: 63432

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

None of those were caused by reckless negligence on the part of the OEM. None of those involved company emails being released admitting that OEM employees wouldn't let their families fly on one and that OEM employees thought that the plane was designed by morons overseen my monkeys or whatever the ...

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by WN732
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8721

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

barney captain wrote:
Are there any updates on the condition of the pilot?


Broken leg and broken ego, but he's going to be just fine.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8721

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

ATLgaUSA wrote:
They don’t have scheduled service from DFW-MSL, I don’t believe


You're right, it is not bookable on their site.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8721

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Looks like the pilot did a great job getting hee down in the field in mostly one piece. Hope there are no serious injuries! So far it's been reported that one was airlifted without life-threatening injuries. This is unconfirmed but I have seen reports that this was a repositioning flight and there ...

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by WN732
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8721

Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Reports showing a Boutique PC-12 landed in a field and caught fire after making an emergency landing at Mesquite airport near Dallas. Aircraft had just taken off from DFW to MSL and squawked 7700 before attempting to make the field. They landed just short of the threshold of RWY 18. https://www.flig...

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by WN732
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0000027904/c966782d-775f-40d9-a265-8a93121de63e.pdf The word id 'no word' per the 10-Q. Emphasis mine: As part of our capacity reductions related to the negative effect on our business from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have removed approximately 400 aircraft f...

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by WN732
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21230

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

So tell me, what does AUS have that it's attracting foreign airlines? Live music, high tech, and Formula Racing. Keep Austin Weird. Only high tech would be attracting this market. Live Music and Formula racing is not unique to Austin I think you underestimate the touristic draw that Austin has. Not...

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by WN732
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There is a new emergency AD that was put out for the V2500 and the required compliance is before the end of April. You can see the full details by following the link: https://news.aviation-safety.net/2020/03/22/faa-issues-emergency-ad-following-an-iae-v2533-uncontained-engine-failure-on-an-airbus-a...

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by WN732
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260750

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

There is a new emergency AD that was put out for the V2500 and the required compliance is before the end of April. You can see the full details by following the link: https://news.aviation-safety.net/2020/03/22/faa-issues-emergency-ad-following-an-iae-v2533-uncontained-engine-failure-on-an-airbus-a3...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 642
Views: 70691

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2020

ajlombardi2 wrote:
I was in little italy this morning and, unless I missed one, I did not see or hear a single arrival between 8:45 am (southwest arrival from sacramento) and 9:40 am (alaska/skywest arrival from spokane). Was such a eerie and sad silence :(.


Yep, there were no arrivals for nearly an hour. Wow.

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by WN732
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 431
Views: 74489

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: 260750

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: 160
Views: 14233

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: 260750

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: 260750

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: 260750

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: 1503
Views: 191174

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: 1503
Views: 191174

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: 260750

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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