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by nikeson13
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 5613

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

I believe a turn-out is possible from the end gate at FSD that United uses for their daily Airbus flight. I don't know whether they do or not. Also I'm fairly sure Allegiant does turn-outs at many airports that don't have jetways since they're often the only thing on the ramp - don't know if you co...

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by nikeson13
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Its seemed a bit odd the lack of expansion and stuff since Feb, so i went back and looked at articles for the CVG expansion and see that "The first aircraft will arrive in April" This may be a huge factor in not starting new routes with Atlas, choosing to wait and start them from CVG rathe...

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by nikeson13
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251939

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Is it just me, or does engine #2 (right side) front been modified? Is there a difference between the two engines or is it just the paint messing with my eyes?

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by nikeson13
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Not exactly sure what this does for the Prime Air ops due to ambiguity and lack of details, but Amazon is going to allow retailers ship to the states via air. https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-plans-air-cargo-service-for-chinese-customers-1489572181

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by nikeson13
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 18907

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

The flights from SJC all make sense: AUS - so much tech will use this flight, and using the E175 should make it an easy winner TUS - suprised they picked TUS before some other routes, but they did serve it once in the past so not completely suprised. LAX - I thought they were already flying this Can...

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by nikeson13
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25202

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

From family in Montreal, everyone says that the family has been dragging the company down for awhile now. Two primary thoughts on the issue: some say they want the family to stay for old times sake, others want them gone so the company can stay alive and grow. The family needs to get less say in the...

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by nikeson13
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways (3M) looking to acquire larger aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 7944

Re: 3M looking to acquire larger aircraft

ATR42 would probably fit best but it is a bit big (additional 12-16 seats), while the ERJ fits better size-wise but higher costs associated with jets plus less runway performance. Curious if they will go bigger to ATR72 and become a larger carrier with more presence in Florida + Caribbean + SE USA, ...

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by nikeson13
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 9934

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

Curious what happened to the bird, but regarding UA techops they don't have the known rep that Lufthansa Technik, or DL TechOps, but that's because those are larger and often do maintenance for other operators besides their own fleet. UA only does their own fleet, thus I bet a lot of people don't kn...

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by nikeson13
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

That brief change in the DFW-SCK-RFD route will be going back to normal, if it hasn't already done so. There was an issue with crew rest but they fixed that issue by building lines with a longer layover in DFW, then flying DFW-SCK-RFD and getting something like 38 hours off in RFD. Thought it shoul...

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by nikeson13
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Heres a link to the current map. https://goo.gl/WeibP9

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Concerning ABX and Atlas, if you were Amazon who would be the bigger problem? Looking at everything here and what you've said wjcandee, it seems to be Atlas since they can still get frames but they'll be worthless without pilots, so they're the bigger pain in Amazon's backside. ATI has the best setu...

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by nikeson13
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Allegiant and Jet2 Holidays use the same livery?
Replies: 7
Views: 5113

Re: Why do Allegiant and Jet2 Holidays use the same livery?

Jet2 leased 2x 757s in 2011-12 from Allegiant. These were their first two aircraft, and they barely modified the livery for their own use since G4 just painted them. 2128138 I think they just kept with it and/or liked it and copied/licensed the Allegiant livery and use it for their own use, but I'm ...

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by nikeson13
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 7550

Re: Another AA leader leaves for UA

Not surprised. Once they got Kirby, of couse he would have dragged along some of his friends from back in the day. Quayle started out at CO and moved over to AA in '07, but Nocella has been with Kirby since the US days.

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by nikeson13
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?
Replies: 50
Views: 17030

Re: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?

Now being reported by UK newspapers: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/british-airways-owner-lined-up-to-buy-c-series-jets-from-bombardier-35447950.html Maybe they wouldnt be used a whole lot from LHR, but BA has showed much more interest outside of LHR recently with LGW and MAN adds.

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by nikeson13
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada: CS300 will be an excellent performer
Replies: 27
Views: 8859

Re: Air Canada: CS300 wil be an excellent performer

They don't fly the CRJ-700. They fly the CRJ-705, which is basically a CRJ-900 with fewer seats, to meet scope clauses. Totally lapsed when I put -700, I knew they don't have any. The CSeries is replacing the E190 and the A319 ... roughly 45 frames. (With a few extra). The 737s are replacing the A3...

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by nikeson13
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada: CS300 will be an excellent performer
Replies: 27
Views: 8859

Re: Air Canada: CS300 wil be an excellent performer

It will. See more non-YYZ routes to major cities, connecting YYZ with smaller secondary markets in the US, and a lot more. Currently, AC flies a bunch of E175s and CRJ700/900s a good distance across the border, watch some of those routes be up gauged. Plus, theres a current 20 frame difference betwe...

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by nikeson13
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview
Replies: 26
Views: 4239

Re: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview

Somewhat reminds me of the redone terminal E at SFO, very similar styling

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by nikeson13
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87421

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I think it looks way better in person, I bet it will look pretty good outside in the winter. Only critique may be that they should have done the maple leaf on the tail half-on, something like the Rouge tail. It looks a bit off at how small it is. And some people are asking how it embodies Canada, he...

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by nikeson13
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251939

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

We should see Swiss' first CS300 aircraft pretty soon: SWISS is moving forward CS300 first flight to May 2017, Geneva to London Heathrow https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/829424890109272065 So maybe rollout in April, delivery late April/May? We'll see a few more AirBaltic deliveries, and prob...

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by nikeson13
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5610

Re: Record Year for SFO

There is an unused maintenance hanger at OAK originally built by World Airways and later leased by United. That could absorb some of the SFO maintenance activity, though it is somewhat smaller. Thats coming down soon for a future expansion, hasn't been used as a true hangar in several years. If SFO...

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by nikeson13
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNCONFIRMED: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down
Replies: 83
Views: 28939

Re: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down

I would think we would see preliminary signs of a shutdown before we actually see it, like job cuts and lease returns. Seems to me that they're doing pretty good and are awfully busy, but being busy doesnt necessarily mean making money. US domestic needs more service, and I wish them all the luck.

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by nikeson13
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251939

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

ETOPS testing going well so far, C-FFDO has been doing several proving flights. 1/30 ICT-ANC 1/31 ANC-YOW 2/1 YOW-SFO 2/2 SFO-PTY 2/3 PTY-ICT And these flights haven't been that direct, rather a good amount of detouring for more flight time. For example, SFO-PTY flew near MSY, then cut down to Panam...

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by nikeson13
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5610

Re: Record Year for SFO

Also 5% growth in domestic... Great news to hear, it makes a need for a better expansion plan even greater now.

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by nikeson13
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO
Replies: 32
Views: 6432

Re: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO

UA's fleet decisions are made in downtown Chicago. VA's fleet decisions are now made in Seattle. Lessor Macquarie AirFinance, on the other hand, has a large office in SFO. Yeah, ORD is where everything happens mostly for UA put possibly its just another tour to show more of UA that it is a great pl...

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

So, in sum, wherever Amazon can establish an organic or USPS final-mile option, Prime Air will have a place at the table. Obviously, to reduce directionality, you also want the airport destinations to be places that also have distribution centers with material to originate. However, Amazon is alrea...

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 29660

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

IND actually dropped in passenger numbers YOY in Dec '16, -4.1% due to cuts from Frontier and AA (difference of appx. 40,000 passengers between AA'15+US'15 and AA'16) For 2016 as a whole, domestic and total passengers finally broke 8 million again! First time since 2008 (8,151,488 passengers), but s...

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Rumor around ILN is that Amazon has already placed an order for new-build 767Fs from Boeing, but I have nothing to back that up other than crew room banter. Larger aircraft are also rumored from multiple sources, including those in management, but again, nothing at all substantiated. I possibly spo...

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

The amount of space will easily be ample to sort, have a mx area, and enough stands for the 40 frames currently coming let alone more (maybe not 100, that seems a bit steep IMO). It doesn't look like there is much space to lengthen 18R/36L, possibly 200-500ft on the north end. Of course you could e...

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG
Replies: 88
Views: 13612

Re: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG

CVG isn't only pretty central, all of their operators flying for them, Atlas Air, ABX, and ATI, have hubs there with flying for DHL. This means reduced crew costs, easier maintenance, and all the other good stuff I cant think of atm. Plus, being able to build their own offices and sorting facilities...

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by nikeson13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

When we first saw the Amazon flying with Aerosmith, I thought that we talked that the cross-docking looked to be a temporary method since they had such a limited list of destinations and planes, thus it was easy and efficient to operate. Then as they grew to a certain size, they would be able to hav...

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by nikeson13
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

How come DHL liveried 762s are used for the Amazon system? What does DHL think of that? Wait till ATSG or 5Y get short of a/c and they have to use an Amazon plane for the DHL system. I'm not sure about cargo, but I know it happens for regionals sometimes. But also this is cargo not passenger, so th...

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by nikeson13
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA undecided with 767 replacement
Replies: 140
Views: 23178

Re: UA undecided with 767 replacement

Well getting rid of the A350-1000 order and getting the 77W was primarily to keep fleet commonality IIRC, so getting the A330NEO is somewhat counterproductive to that. Maybe if they order it to replace all the 763ERs, the 764ERs, and a couple of 772s it would make it pretty viable to add the subflee...

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by nikeson13
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A United 747-400 at Værnes airport in Trondheim, Norway
Replies: 16
Views: 4937

Re: A United 747-400 at Værnes airport in Trondheim, Norway

Someone83 wrote:
From FR24 it seems like it came in a little high and fast, and had to make a circle to reduce speed and height before landing

If you look at the facebook video linked by Mortyman, it still did come in high on its landing, hit the runway a bit hard.

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by nikeson13
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 13801

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

Honestly United probably just threw this together at the last minute as another marketing plot for the 777 and Polaris. United never names their aircraft, so its probably just something that will be there for a few years and then come off. And honestly, looking at it from UA's standpoint, whats a di...

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by nikeson13
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Morning fog there, how could I forget.... Its absolutely horrid for a bit, esp. in the morning hours but usually is clear by 9-10. Makes sense why this flight diverts a lot.

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by nikeson13
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 13143

Re: Is N707JT getting scrapped?

https://twitter.com/joefill/status/820244506687705088
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She does look a bit rough, probably the florida weather did it to her
https://twitter.com/joefill/status/820244506687705088

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by nikeson13
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322152

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

For what it's worth, and knock on wood, the network has been flowing very smoothly lately. Looks like a number of flights were planned to SMF instead of SCK last week, then ended up landing at SCK. Weather was bad due to the Storm of the Century out there. I hear that the one-direction CAT I ILS is...

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by nikeson13
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is this potential High Wing Boeing?
Replies: 20
Views: 4393

Re: What is this potential High Wing Boeing?

http://www.boeing.com/features/2012/05/ ... fgodX3cOGg
Its the Boeing Sugar Volt, a proof of concept for an electric commercial aircraft.
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http://www.boeing.com/features/2012/05/ ... fgodX3cOGg
Its the Boeing Sugar Volt, a proof of concept for an electric commercial aircraft.

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by nikeson13
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing/Takeoff "Reversal" on 10/28 last Friday, January 6, 2017 - unusual?
Replies: 20
Views: 3669

Re: SFO Landing/Takeoff "Reversal" on 10/28 last Friday, January 6, 2017 - unusual?

Its more rare, but it happens, especially during the winter when winds like to come from the south. Both times I flew out of SFO this winter, they were doing arrivals 19L/R and takeoffs 10L/R, truly amazing. Saw a PR 77W peak thru the clouds and then go around.

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by nikeson13
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 301
Views: 70785

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

And she turned around and landed a little less than 3 hours later

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by nikeson13
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country with a "modified" livery
Replies: 46
Views: 9507

Re: Sun Country with a "modified" livery

Its somewhat hard to tell from a design sketch of a livery on how good it actually looks in person. Saying that, I always felt having the two compasses was a little redundant and looked a bit off. But adding 'airlines' makes complete sense, they're basically an unknown carrier outside of MSP. They n...

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Namibia Return To The UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 2304

Re: Will Air Namibia Return To The UK?

Seems that they have 2x A330s, are both on the daily FRA-WDH route? On their timetables, they have the same flight number for CPT-WDH-FRA and JNB-WDH-FRA, but I'm guessing the first legs are on the A320.

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13376

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Could the C-Series fill a niche in HA's fleet by replacing or supplementing the 717s? The CS300 would increase capacity on the inter-island routes from 123 (717) to ~130-140 per flight depending on how tightly packed Economy is. Yes and no. Seat count is good replacement, enough cargo space. BUT, a...

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger windows on the Boeing 737 BBJ
Replies: 31
Views: 8202

Re: Bigger windows on the Boeing 737 BBJ

From Flightglobal article linked above: The installation effectively joins together three standard passenger windows and can be located on multiple potential locations aft of the wing, depending on aircraft type. Curious to why it can be located only aft of the wing, design strength limitation(s)? I...

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: New United Routes

Timing for peaks at SFO is a problem for some smaller destinations, but still some can be added/increased frequency. Resuming MKE, BDL, and some other east coast destinations are definitely possible.

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 251939

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

Pretty sure first flight for MSN 50014, 5th frame destined for Swiss aloft right now http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BBA514. Second flight scheduled later today. No news on MSN 50013, HB-JBD, 4th frame for LX, was supposed to be delivered 12/2 (Friday) then 12/5 (Monday) but no record of any flig...

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13376

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Can't wait to see what HA does with these A321s, they will definitely change the game for Hawaiian-West Coast flying. It seems that HA has relatively focused on HNL, and OGG, But what I'm curious about is if HA will open more second and third tier airports from these big cities or will they spread o...

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by nikeson13
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 10123

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

Many people are saying that the 787 or 777 would be a good replacement too and fit the role well but smaller in which I agree, but theres also the aspects that the 747 has that no other airplane has in history. The 747 has always been the icon of aviation, "Queen of the Skies", and for the...

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by nikeson13
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13376

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Will miss seeing them at SMF... Remember flying it once SFO-HNL ironically, will be missed.

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by nikeson13
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries variants.
Replies: 26
Views: 4539

Re: Future CSeries variants.

If you listen to the Airways Podcast one of the first episodes they discussed a future CSeries variant. The problem is they lack orders and competetion, but say they manage to develop enough demand and get more orders. The next obvious option is a strecth, dubbed the CSeries CS500. I don't know how...

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