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by travaz
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Attracting New Customers?
Replies: 34
Views: 4027

Re: Boom Attracting New Customers?

While I would love to see this Aircraft I think 4-6 Billion is a bit low to take the plane into production.

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by travaz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 8797

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

As someone who never smoked a cigarette (or anything else) I was stuck in the smoking section on a Delta 727 in 82 from PHX to BHM with a stop in MSY because it was a last minute trip and had no choice of seats. It was horrible as everyone around me lit up as soon as the wheels came up. The risk of ...

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by travaz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I don't know how much they need to carry but I would imagine it is only snacks and drinks.

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by travaz
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Fantastic video and pictures on the sites. I can't wait to escape the PHX heat and make a visit this summer

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by travaz
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

A question. If an Airline already has ETOPS approval and introduce a new aircraft type is the procedure the same or less intensive?

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by travaz
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA issues advisory warning about overflying Venezuela's airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 3954

Re: FAA issues advisory warning about overflying Venezuela's airspace

AA still has seats on sale for both CCS flights out of MIA for Sunday 2/24.

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by travaz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 845
Views: 113860

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

It is interesting the the vast majority of the reports I have seen on Video have identified the Aircraft that was flying for Amazon. Giving the impression that it is Atlas Cargo and not Amazon as such.

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by travaz
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I was looking PHX PAE for march 22 thru the 25 and they have $89 fares (Y) one way and $273 F. That is a good deal and might be worth the trip.

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by travaz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

This sounds like a perfect Summer getaway from Phoenix. I find it odd that there was opposition to commercial flights when Boeing is flying heaveys out of there all day long. That is the mindset of some NIMBY's

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by travaz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I would think there would be some demand from Honeywell, Boeing, Intel and others in the valley. I don't know if it is enough but maybe 4X a week

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by travaz
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I would hope BA moves to a 787-9. I believe the final plan is for them to be a 772 purely for cargo volume purposes. I wouldn't put it past them though to run a 789 during the slower season since AA can still supply that same cargo volume now. I would imagine a 772 as well in this config (per SeatG...

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by travaz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.
Replies: 29
Views: 8914

Re: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.

That looks pretty bad. Write off?

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by travaz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

There are some really good fares on the AA flights to LHR 588 RT in Basic econ and 1400 for Premium Econ RT early spring and october

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by travaz
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Darenriley wrote:
With American announcing that their PHX-LHR is going year-round, I wonder if this also signals that BA may be retiring their 747 from PHX-LHR this fall and moving to a smaller plane?


I would hope BA moves to a 787-9.

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by travaz
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit
Replies: 61
Views: 8568

Re: AA pilot arrested at MAN believed to be over alcohol lmit

To stay in line with a recent thread on a similar subject: - this is unforgivable; - he should be banned for life from flying; - we may want to think about hanging him in public place as an example; - whoever disagrees with this is a pathetic apologist of frequent alcoholism among commercial pilots...

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by travaz
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Not much choice. Have to wait until all the legal approvals are in place. I wonder if PAE will get their approvals before the next shutdown in a few days. The FAA isn’t really rushing to approve shit with a shutdown coming. They aren’t even really up and running from the last one. The employees hav...

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by travaz
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47949

Re: WN and Hawaii.

I would think they would need some layover crews to work the inter island flights if indeed that happens.

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by travaz
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erickson Skycrane Crashes in Victoria (Australia)
Replies: 29
Views: 6032

Re: Erickson Skycrane Crashes in Victoria (Australia)

It is a dangerous business. Trying to refill in that canyon at night is a risky deal in broad daylight. I have worked with those guys on fires and they are the best of the best. Their record is exemplary. I will be interested in what happened. Go to Youtube and search if you want to see some amazing...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Seeing how AA only has one NS from LAX NRT I wonder if they could start PHX NRT with a 788 as a second flight thru LAX. BA started the service with a tag on to SAN and eventually added a flight LHR SAN. I travel to Asia and hate LAX and but will not back track to DFW. If It was same plane service I...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Seeing how AA only has one NS from LAX NRT I wonder if they could start PHX NRT with a 788 as a second flight thru LAX. BA started the service with a tag on to SAN and eventually added a flight LHR SAN. I travel to Asia and hate LAX and but will not back track to DFW. If It was same plane service I ...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23516

Re: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City

There is one fact about MEX that I really dont understand. I have lived in Arizona since 1971 and in the 90's worked for a travel agency in the northern part of the state. Phoenix has a population that is 41% Hispanic. There are many more than that. It is amazing to me that PHX has one daily 319 on...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

The newest schedules show the second PHX-LHR frequency, the AA metal flight, is going year round daily. Where are all the dweebs on here that were absolutely adamant that Phoenix was going to become a dehubbed wasteland? :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: I second that rema...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 23516

Re: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City

There is one fact about MEX that I really dont understand. I have lived in Arizona since 1971 and in the 90's worked for a travel agency in the northern part of the state. Phoenix has a population that is 41% Hispanic. There are many more than that. It is amazing to me that PHX has one daily 319 on ...

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by travaz
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

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in station's inventory.
This is from UA flifo codes. Couldn't find INTL HNL wouldn't be an international flight.

http://crewroom.alpa.org/ual/DesktopMod ... ntID=48722

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by travaz
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Humidifier/Lower Altitude Pressurization Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Re: Cabin Humidifier/Lower Altitude Pressurization Question?

Is the humidity increased by introducing water vapor from some sort of tank or is it taken from the outside air? I know at altitude the air is very dry. So how is the humidity increased?

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by travaz
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 14683

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

It sounds like it could have been random and maybe they were targeted because of the vehicle they were in. I traveled often to some not too nice places in asia in the 90's. Most of the bad places were in the Philippines and other countries. We had formal training on self security. The thing I never ...

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by travaz
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 403
Views: 77829

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

This is starting to sound like someone who wanted an Airline badly got taken for a ride and got fleeced.

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by travaz
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3300

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

At least with only 47 pax there was plenty of room for the passengers. That is a light load.

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by travaz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I will definitely take a 2 or 3 day turn on an AS non stop out of Phoenix. Are there hotels nearby? https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hilton-garden-inn-seattle-north-everett-PAEWAGI/index.html Hilton Garden Inn is right on the north flightline by the approach to 16R. Decent p...

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by travaz
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

I will definitely take a 2 or 3 day turn on an AS non stop out of Phoenix. Are there hotels nearby?

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by travaz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

In terms of 2019 I'm curious on what your guys predictions are for new air service development and what you would like to see added? To get it started for me: PHX-BNA, MSY on AA metal as well as a few more Eagle routes opened up! PHX BDL is one I would like to see. Having said that I think PHX for ...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82705

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

travaz, Taiwan is in the US Visa Waiver program and is therefore possibly HIGH YIELDING BUT as AA/DL/UA has found out labeling Taiwanese cities with only the city name without the country name of Taiwan seemingly has pleased China instead of calling it part of China as China wanted. DL pulled out o...

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by travaz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82705

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I wonder if LAX/DFW TPE gets some push back from mainland China. Would China threaten slots if AA started service to TPE?

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by travaz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 247
Views: 37220

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Wow that looks like a nice trip PHX PAE and return after a Boeing tour.

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by travaz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I cant imagine that deicing is required too many times in a year. I would think that they could go a couple of years without having to deice a plane at PHX.

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by travaz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72479

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year! Cant wait to see the AA metal on the PHX LHR run!

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by travaz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 901
Views: 211469

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Here we go for the New Year! Happy Flying!

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by travaz
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 605
Views: 135831

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Well here we go for the new Year. Happy flying everyone !

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by travaz
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37902

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Most likely no calculations, but that's the point. Generally speaking, you're carrying enough fuel for the trip, plus holding fuel, fuel to get to an alternate, and any other contingency fuel for weather or other reasons, in addition to your reserve fuel. A deployed RAT is going to add drag that yo...

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by travaz
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third C919 Took Sky
Replies: 22
Views: 6919

Re: Third C919 Took Sky

Crank em out, i wish Comac all the best, i am tired of the Airbus/Boeing Duopoly with mainline jets. People are forgetting that with the projected growth of Air Travel Just in China, this Airplane could be successful even if it does not fly in the west. Is this the start of the A vs B vs C fight on...

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by travaz
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day
Replies: 82
Views: 18910

Re: California Pacific Cancels All Flights for 2nd Straight Day

It would seem to me that if you had a type rating in a regional jet finding a new job should be fairly easy. I wonder if they had problems cashing thier checks?

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by travaz
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 37902

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

This is just me thinking logically. If I am at cruising altitude and had an engine failure due to a blade failure or some other easily identifiable reason that resulted in a shut down, I would be less concerned with the second engine would fail in the same way or in any way. I would weigh my options...

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by travaz
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 108342

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

cmairplaneman wrote:
Well 930 did land on 18L and got some really good photos of her landing. Will share once I get home

:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :D :D :D :D :D :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:

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by travaz
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20960

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

I like to learn about all of the logistics and what not involved with a diversion like this. I think Shemya has a much more viable runway than Attu. It looks like the weather on the island is good today. Can we please leave the AA VS DL BS out of this thread?

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by travaz
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 108342

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone. A special thanks to all the folks in the air tonight or loading bags and cargo on the ramp. And of course all the gate agents Dispatchers and anyone else "keepin 'em flying"

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by travaz
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ready to deliver Global 7500 to 1st Customer
Replies: 18
Views: 4815

Re: BBD ready to deliver Global 7500 to 1st Customer

Netjets is due to receive their first GL7500 in 2021 https://www.netjets.com/en-us/bombardier-partnership-global-7500 A two year wait? That is a certain way to receive a debugged product. I'm curious as to the long delay. Is there something I do not know (long production ramp?) According to this Ar...

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by travaz
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!
Replies: 32
Views: 3053

Re: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!

I bet someone slams them as heartless and uncaring. Cue the wailing in 3,2,1. And People for Eating Tasty Animals accuses them of Chicken Murder! lol

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