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by travaz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

The first picture reminds me of the neighbors car that had a wreck and he put the bondo on it but never quite got around to finishing it. :o :?

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by travaz
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Who knows what to believe anymore. In Oct of 2017 Bloomberg puts the revenue at UPS in the 5 to 10% range. "Amazon accounts for 5 percent to 10 percent of UPS revenue, according to analyst estimates, while FedEx has said the e-commerce giant accounts for less than 3 percent of its sales.Oct 5, ...

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by travaz
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 84783

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I am sorry I don't have a source but 777X will not have electronic dimming according to a few articles I have seen . I agree I hate this when the FA's blank out the windows

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by travaz
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 7249

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

This is strictly my take so.... I wonder if PAE will end up like Cuba, everyone wanted in on the pot of gold only to find out it was lead. I think PAE will be viable for AS and possibly UA but WN figured it was one too many airlines into PAE. Also maybe WN decided it had enough on its plate trying t...

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by travaz
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8372

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

That was a very beautiful film of a 787. That aircraft has a really pretty wing in flight. The making of was very interesting also. Tres bon!

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by travaz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Thanks everyone for the information. I find it interesting.

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by travaz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Thanks wj always in the know. One thing I notice when I order is I get a huge box stuffed with paper as cushioning and an item that could have gone in a much smaller box. Could Amazon address this issue to improve the volume issue?

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by travaz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48973

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

Note that EK still hasn't signed the engine deal with RR so we still have a major question that needs resolution. It has been a year since EK announced the 787 deal and 10 months since the 380 deal but no word on RR engines for both. Could EK be realizing that they have too many planes on order? So...

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by travaz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit BDL base?
Replies: 24
Views: 4191

Re: Spirit BDL base?

I fly to BDL about 2 times a year to visit Family and I have never seen it "Crazy" busy yes but not like LGA. I also seem to remember seeing some sort of expansion going on last time I was there. I always use AA so it is in the same gate area. I think there is one gate empty but I may not ...

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by travaz
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

When exactly does the crunch hit the system? As far as PHX ( my home airport) how many planes will be operating out of PHX. One last question. What is the difference between the 767-200 and 300 as far as payload?

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by travaz
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Now that you brought it up I do remember the shower in T2. I never used it but always kind of wondered if anyone used it. I never saw anyone in that shower. I also remember the Airplane tiles in the bathroom. Damn I think I am getting old! I also remember T1.

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by travaz
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I often fly out of PHX on AA and I always try to find a gate with no flight to sit and wait. I watch the time and try to get up and approach the gate when it is my time to board. It's always a challenge fighting the gate lice. I recently did LAX to SYD on AA and I really have to say LAX is very shab...

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by travaz
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I won't miss T2 but the last time I flew out of T2 was on a TWA 757 to NYC. So my perception is a bit dated. I would however park in the West economy lot and take the short walk over to T3

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by travaz
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20849

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

I have a question about the 747-400 and DC-10. This video is about the 747 and dc-10 at the Camp fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0XQI525UE How are the engines on these very large airplanes able to do 15 minute turns for the DC-10 and 30 Minute turns for the 747? These are short runs to the f...

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by travaz
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20849

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

I have a question about the 747-400 and DC-10. This video is about the 747 and dc-10 at the Camp fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0XQI525UE How are the engines on these very large airplanes able to do 15 minute turns for the DC-10 and 30 Minute turns for the 747? These are short runs to the fi...

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by travaz
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 15991

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

Any details? The Chinese news source won't load.

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by travaz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

As a followup on the UPS thing that Trav asked about, looks like the UPS Freight division (11,000 folks vs 250,000+ at the parcel division) just ratified a new agreement, so no strike. It might be a little off topic but does Amazon use any companies (UPS or FEDEX) to move products via ground? LAS o...

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by travaz
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Thanks for the reply. I was out of the country for a few weeks and I guess I missed the new contract approval. Cheers!

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by travaz
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I have been following this thread since it started (the original started by wjcandee) and it is nice not to see a bunch of bickering and insults. Having said that I will direct this question to wjcandee. Are there any plans being made for an interruption in the movement of goods by UPS? Sounds like ...

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by travaz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16293

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

That's what happens when the emotion support dog issue continues to plague the industry

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by travaz
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595609

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

One thing in favor of a complete resolution to this crash is that this Aircraft will have the latest "Black Boxes" and is in relatively shallow water. I also read some where where there was automatic data transmission on this Aircraft.

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by travaz
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595609

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

I have been on this board for awhile. I believe what I read by where the information comes from. I also don't claim to be an expert. I do have the intelligence to make up my own mind as to whether the information is fact or opinion. Opinion is fine we all have one. What drives me crazy is the number...

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by travaz
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130891

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Was I the only one that thought leleko747 would pop up and correct him? Lol jokes aside, as much as I love these new Dreamliners which I hope to fly soon, the seating arrangement isn't gonna be as best as the 767. Not mentioning the windows being controlled by the flight attendants. What? The windo...

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by travaz
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4671

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

Also a pilot in the U.S. I turn off at 18000 or when we are talking to high altitude sector on the way up as long as its reported smooth. And 18000 on the way down with a 10 min heads up as long as it is smooth. It is a lawyer light. That is how I think of it and many others. The US has no personal...

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by travaz
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4671

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

I just did LAX SYD on AA. We left LA and all the way to SYD I would have to say it was pretty smooth, Having said that everytime we hit the smallest bump on it would come. We would get maybe 30 seconds of the slightest bumps and the seatbelt sign would stay on for 30 or more minutes. The flight is 1...

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by travaz
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I agree about all this nonsense about PHX going away. Here are the latest stats from the COP. It is a very interesting read on all of the passengers that fly thru PHX. O%D, international, cargo etc. AA has more pax that WN so I would say that AA has a bigger operation than WN. This info has past yea...

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by travaz
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 212997

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

EASA has validated the certification of the 737MAX9 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/easa-validates-737-max-9-certification-452942/ Is it a bit odd that the EASA lagged that far behind Faa certification? I don't know how the process works but it seems to me they are usually closer together.

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by travaz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I think the afternoon flight DCA PHX is usually a 752. US used to run that same flight with a 752. I have flown on it several times.

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by travaz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

For those of you who follow GA, I cannot remember a time when there were 10 TFR rings over one city. Trump lands at PHX Thursday night (2 rings), apparently stays near Scottsdale airport (2), is heading to Luke AFB Friday morning (2) and then speaks at Gateway (2). You also have the Cardinals game ...

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by travaz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I know it is not hard numbers but I used to go to COS out of PHX several times a year (9 or 10 times) and the flight was always full.

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by travaz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 19659

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Interesting add for B6 non stop PHX FLL. It's a red eye turn. That makes WN and B6 the only carriers with NS to FLL from PHX. The B6 flight leaves at 11:59 PM and the WN flight leaves at 11:50 AM. I wonder if B6 sees an opportunity here? They have only had the BOS and JFK flight forever. Why this ad...

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by travaz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Interesting add for B6 non stop PHX FLL. It's a red eye turn. That only makes WN and B6 the only carrier with NS to FLL. The B6 flight leaves at 11:59 PM and the WN flight leaves at 11:50 AM. I wonder if B6 sees an opportunity here? They have only had the BOS and JFK flight forever. Why this add?

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by travaz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12860

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

strange what the society has become.. according to some 40% have mental health issues (80% during election times) 30% have been molested, inappropriately touched or just glanced at, 50% have been harassed, bullied or what ever (people who have had a relation ship end badly seem to make up abuse sto...

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by travaz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12860

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

I work in public transportation. Our wheels never leave the ground but we have the same problem with Support animals. They pee on the floor, Crap on the seats and are not trained to be under the seat or by the owners feet. ADA law says: "Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that ...

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by travaz
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If B6 flew mint to BOS I would fly them exclusively on that route. Otherwise, not interested in a red eye. The B6 op in PHX is so minuscule, I doubt they will be sending Mint into town anytime soon. Both BOS and JFK are a single daily red eye. Exactly! There are so many options to get to JFK and BO...

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by travaz
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 16801

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

I think it perfectly sums up the new Sun Country! A logo and an Airline that doesn't know what t wants to be! Part of it screams LCC and part of it says Legacy. IMHO

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by travaz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

I am not saying this to be rude but if you Google ETOPS there are some fascinating articles about how ETOPS came about. There are several ETOPS stories also. Just some good reading. Edit to add this short You Tube on NZ getting ETOPS 330 on the 777-300 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_azlwNlTgI Sli...

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by travaz
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 3347

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_azlwNlTgI
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I am not saying this to be rude but if you Google ETOPS there are some fascinating articles about how ETOPS came about. There are several ETOPS stories also. Just some good reading.

Edit to add this short You Tube on NZ getting ETOPS 330 on the 777-300

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_azlwNlTgI

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by travaz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107708

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

In general what is the issue?

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by travaz
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead
Replies: 55
Views: 20910

Re: Rumour: ET stops to accept deliveries for A350's and ordering 12 more B787 instead

Maybe ET is trying to wiggle a bit more out of AB with the "rumor"

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by travaz
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63759

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

redwingspilot wrote:
travaz wrote:
Wow As someone who flew out of FLG from 1971 to 2001 the FLG DFW is great news. I wonder what the FLG PHX schedule will change to? I am curious what equipment they will use?


SkyWest CR7.



Thanks For the information

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by travaz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I saw in the AA fleet thread that they added FLG-DFW as a daily. I flew out of FLG from 1971 to 2001. This is a great add. Currently AA has 3 RT a day PHX -FLG. I wonder if that will get cut?

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by travaz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63759

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Wow As someone who flew out of FLG from 1971 to 2001 the FLG DFW is great news. I wonder what the FLG PHX schedule will change to? I am curious what equipment they will use?

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by travaz
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9508

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

It is stated this is what the employee's voted on so C'est La vie.

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by travaz
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39368

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

what is the problem with a 738 at TKK? The island hopper lands there everyday with a 738. As for the larger number of crew, this is most likely because of the hopping between the island, extra pilots, possibly technical people on board I’m also confused why the 737 would be a problem for this airpo...

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by travaz
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3564

Re: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery

Anyone know how many Gallons of Jet-A this refinery produced? There had to be some profits on the other products?

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by travaz
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 5546

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

If you do a quick fare search you will find WN is often higher. I looked at PHX MCI nonstop. AA total RT lowest fare was $324.00. WN total RT was $398.00. Take AA and add in $50.00 for bag fees and AA is still cheaper. I always contended that WN just built the bag fee into the fare. I fly out of PHX...

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by travaz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18737

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Lets talk about reality. The average US Airline load factor according to a few sources this summer was 86% We can argue the percentage endlessly. The point is if the entire population of America decides they have had it with change fees and shift to WN. WN can not handle it. They charge the fee beca...

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by travaz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 4057

Re: Refinery Fire Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

I also live in Playa del Rey and saw the smoke plume while I was running on the beach yesterday morning. Was pretty minor; nothing on par with the wildfire smoke we get, or even the smoke from a large building fire. Of course, the media made a huge deal out of it, and I'm sure there are factions in...

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by travaz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95104

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It should be noted that AA will take over the 2nd flight with a 772 and it will go to daily. from March 31 to Oct 26.

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