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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 182
Views: 23337

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

When JetBlue get a healthy amount of these in house and upstart Breeze gets going competing for the same leasure traveler, those leasure travelers may begin to develop a subconscious bias toward the A220 class plane, especially couples traveling together. The price argument doesn't work as these air...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 182
Views: 23337

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Bombardier made a great plane, I would love for Southwest to snag it as we fly fly them 90% of the time. With the kids grown and no longer tagging along, the knowing that one side is only 2 seats is appealing for their boarding policy. No third wheel in our row.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 862
Views: 103422

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This should help illustrate the differences in demand from July v. Today. As you can see in July bookings almost immediately began to drop, whereas, yesterday bookings were still rising: July https://i.imgur.com/RWtk8U5.png https://i.imgur.com/IyZmzT8.png October https://i.imgur.com/LKbbrlq.png htt...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 16376

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://dailymemphian.com/section/busin ... irport-tra
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I laughed at this article, many Memphians are so over the pandemic and out of @$&% to give.

https://dailymemphian.com/section/busin ... irport-tra

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Midwestindy wrote:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-08/southwest-air-to-aggressively-add-new-cities-amid-travel-slump

I'd imagine SAV, MYR, JAC, FAT, & BZN are in the cards.


XNA, you can not tell there is economic pain In XNA land and folks are reaching don't give a #$%@ stage.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Nice to see my MEM holding up better than most

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77200

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

Given the relationship between DL and FedEx, I would guess that this is an exception to the rule. This is likely YX at-risk subsidized by FX. As was noted earlier, pilots get paid for deadheads, not just hourly, but minimum guarantee. That is a day’s pay for the deadhead, and the hours count agains...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77200

Re: Delta to start IND-MEM?

Then why wouldn't they fly on company flights? https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/blog/morning_call/2015/06/onejet-takes-off-in-memphis-with-fedex-contract.html "OneJet launched its nonstop service from Memphis to Indianapolis – a direct service for FedEx Corp. employees looking to hop a flig...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 16376

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails? ... skeuSirDaA


That is out of the blue.

Wonder if this is to keep someone from starting it, like Breeze, when it starts up.
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TheZ wrote:
DL to begin service to IND starting in October:
https://www.flymemphis.com/NewsDetails? ... skeuSirDaA


That is out of the blue.

Wonder if this is to keep someone from starting it, like Breeze, when it starts up.

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 77200

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Delta is adding direct, daily service between MEM/IND on an Embraer 76 seater.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant starting 7 new routes.
Replies: 22
Views: 3978

Re: Allegiant starting 7 new routes.

For those noting WN will retaliate, has SouthWest upgraded their software to allow flights on only a few days per week? These routes will not support daily flights. WN could flood the market with daily flights and just loose a lot of money. I think they could hit a homerun with Bozeman, summer Nati...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant starting 7 new routes.
Replies: 22
Views: 3978

Re: Allegiant starting 7 new routes.

I think they could hit a homerun with Bozeman, summer National Park trips and winter sking.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 49065

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

Joplin has Springfield , Tulsa and Northwest Arkansas airports nearby.

Hell then there's FSM but AA dominates that 95k enplanments per year airport with the nice bathroom.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13036

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

Never heard about that. Would have loved to see it though. My mom is from Forrest City, so I’m sure your dad gave me some entertainment as a kid while driving there to see the grandparents. I used to love watching the crop dusters fly low over the interstates. Also, I love how we still call a nearl...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13036

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

Meh, not condoning it but Dad pulled this stunt under the 'New Bridge" in Memphis back in 80's in his crop duster A few were giving the heads up to watch and never got caught. Be's been gone over 20 years but he made some memories. Never heard about that. Would have loved to see it though. My ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge
Replies: 58
Views: 13036

Re: Plane flies under Mackinac Bridge

Meh, not condoning it but Dad pulled this stunt under the 'New Bridge" in Memphis back in 80's in his crop duster A few were giving the heads up to watch and never got caught. Be's been gone over 20 years but he made some memories.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Because their policies have worked so well, roll eyes. Welcome to your spike Hawaii. Funny California is mentioned. How'd those draconian measures work for them. Oh, they spiked just like those non draconian states Florida and Texas and are now dipping just like those beaten down by the media state...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I did find this, but there isn’t much here, let alone a Jan 1 date listed for pushback. https://www.kitv.com/story/42452087/hawaii-governor-warns-of-travel-plan-delay-as-cases-spike There’s every indication the Sept 1 reopening of tourism isn’t happening. In fact it was just reported the Governor e...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 46453

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

https://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-second-quarter-2020-financial-results Wow..... "June bookings were a significant contributor to this reduction, with several days in June exceeding prior year booking levels. In fact, June bookings resulted...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 46453

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

https://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-second-quarter-2020-financial-results Wow..... "June bookings were a significant contributor to this reduction, with several days in June exceeding prior year booking levels. In fact, June bookings resulted...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Q2 result
Replies: 22
Views: 4760

Re: WN Q2 result

Another dramatic loss for a US Airline. But they cut their cash burn almost in half which is a good thing. - Looks like WN intend to keep operating as many flight as possible even if it keeps cash burn up. Can anybody tell me why ? 'Stealing' potential customers away from the US3? Yep, In these tim...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55916

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

July 16 2020: 706,164 2,716,828 25,99 % Related new cases + 75,000 in the US. The spike in Northwest Arkansas has nothing to do with air travel. It started at meat processing plants and went from there. We also have a large Marshallese community with their known health issues, it has been been abso...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 889
Views: 169012

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I am so not excited about a new entrant into the US market during the worst times in history. I suppose they're somewhat committed but the writing seems like it's on the wall for them. And this whole 'everything by app' idea...I can't wait to see their gate when the poop hits the fan with a mechani...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14947

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

What I found truly amazing is that 15,000 employees agreed to take an early retirement. The number doesn’t include the pilots, that’s still being determined. At AA in flight service, when early retirement was offered early on during COVID-19, only 875 or so flight attendants took it, despite many m...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney and airline partners
Replies: 34
Views: 5247

Re: Disney and airline partners

Why would Disney want to Partner with budget airlines. It’s not a budget vacation at all. 100% Some people are surprised at the number of Disney resorts where rooms start around $400 per night and many rooms top out well above $2000 per night (way more for luxury multi-room suites), as well as the ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 16376

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

I was in MEM 2 weeks ago. The Terminal B re-do is coming along nicely, the glass walls were completely up on the first section, and in process on the far out gates. Gave me a good idea of what the final product will look like. For anyone flying in or out of MEM this month, you might want to note th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 16376

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Why is it that this thread barely gets any action while the Nashville thread is almost always trending? I don't get it. We need to step it up guys. Outside of the Covid frieght boom and the Southwest add of Phx, not much is happening. I will say there's some good photos of the new B concourse on th...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

SteveXC500 wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
WN updated their july and august schedules today. Lots of flights added back in to July.


Is there a summary of these changes anywhere?


It will be shown this Sunday's update thread that is worth the membership cost, lol.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90141

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Just from what I see here in NWA, numbers are spiking and folks don't seem to care. It is getting busier and busier and people are bitching about the curtailed hours at the states still being in effect. Texas cases are rising and they are still going to stage 3. Last week my wife was exposed and tes...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

[twoid][/twoid]AA's debt downgraded to B-, from B. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/american-airlines-credit-downgraded-to-b--at-sp-the-lowest-rating-among-its-airline-peers-2020-06-03 This is highly speculative (risky) debt. The credit rating agency said the outlook on the rating, which is now si...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 29, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I would like to see them add some of the "non WN" style places like BIL FAR FAT TYS etc while somewhat slow and able to grab any of the folks flying from there that usually use the carriers that are shrinking those places' options. Have the people and planes available but would take time ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 28, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

I see MEM/PHX added, my MEM wishlist for WN is now MSY, STL, LAS, OAK, FLL, not in that order

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat May 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Bentonville is now the 5th fastest growing city in America. Northwest Arkansas is now projected to top 1million in time for 2045. Throwing a 737 on DAL, DEN, PHX or LAS, STL or MDW and ATL or BNA would be taking advantage of opportunity. Since they think some flights will only be 45% capacity, stick...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 20, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107445

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN has scheduled additional IND-ATL/TPA/MCO flights for Memorial day weekend. Looks like CMH-RSW/ATL, BNA-TPA, MKE-TPA, BUF-TPA, and likely more are also seeing at least one additional flight this weekend I think there are a fair amount of extra flights added to florida like you say. I think they a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu May 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

My opinion DL is safe. If UA goes, for ORD AA will pick up the slack. Maybe B6 grows there. DL will want IAH for a south central Texas hub. DEN southwest and Frontier could pick up the slack. LAX Delta expands. SFO perhaps AA could take over. EWR and IAD would probably be picked over. If it was AA-...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed May 13, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I could see AA going under and WN and DL moving in to DFW to pick up the pieces and it would certainly alleviate the Love Field Saga. Southwest could expand PHX to cover most. In a post AA world, Would Southwest finally get a smaller planes to back fill some major AA stations like TUL and XNA? I cou...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri May 08, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vintage WW2 era planes to flyover Arkansas Cities
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Vintage WW2 era planes to flyover Arkansas Cities

To honor the frontline workers here in Arkansas... A team of pilots, including Steuart Walton, chairman of the Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force, will embark on a one-day, 15-city flyover of the state Saturday (May 9) with a fleet of World War II-era aircraft to pay respect to those who died fro...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 10012

Re: Fleet parking lot pictures

Delta has lots of birds (70+) parked at BYH(former Blytheville/Eaker AFB)

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149841

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

CPHGuard wrote:
Don't you think Boeing are done, messing with +40 year old airliner designs, to revamp outdated technology?
The track record isn't exactly stellar.

Meet the 50 year old F-15, sure it isn't any thing like the original but neither is the 737.

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149841

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Right now, Boeing is not in a position to spend billion of dollars on new airplane developments. Sure it is. How much do you think they could spend over the next 12 months? They don't need to look at expensing $5 Billion on Day 1. Boeing is still selling fighter jets and not at loss. The USAF has b...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 149095

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Boeing couldmgave had the C Series.for pocket change and knowing them would have still killed it off to protect the Max.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 21897

Re: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is worth a look during market crisis, despite risks

I am going to go against the grain here. From looking at beaches in Florida, it looks like Spirit customers will be the most eager to travel :duck: Millions of people out of work and unable to pay mortgage or rent would indicate that there's not going to be much demand for leisure travel. Millions ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7960

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

With demand so low and US output capability, You'll start to hear talk of banning imported oil to the US if prices don't stabilize muy pronto. The end of the line Unleaded pipeline terminals are selling unleaded for as low as 12 cents a gal as it has no where else to go.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7960

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

I just filled up my car and was paid $40 There arw places in Arkansas that regular unleaded is below $1 and premium is $1.39(usually ethanol free). In normal markets between $1.19 and $1.29 regular can be had with ease. I completely filled up my F140 with under a quarter tank for under 25 bucks las...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

ojjunior wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
A cousin saw this in real time and sent video of it. It was massive


Care to share?



It was a facebook post and it is set to private

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7447

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

A cousin saw this in real time and sent video of it. It was massive

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?
Replies: 71
Views: 11223

Re: Oil at $20/bbl. What does it mean for the 747 and A380?

Don't think anyone would be interested to give them a new lease of life. The reason we are in low-oil prices is that we also have a low demand (extremely low at the moment) and given that we probably will move into a recession, I don't think anyone will bring them back ones the Coronavirus has been...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 6253

Re: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)

Given the economic havoc that is and will be brought upon the economy air travel isn't going to rebound for years. Few will have the money to fly to Disney for vacation, even on $39 fares. The ULCC business model will either collapse or be scaled back in size. Airlines will cut capacity by untold n...

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