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by usxguy
Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 77
Views: 1677

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

and I-4 isn't expanding anytime soon. What was once a 40 minute drive Tampa/Orlando (Disney) is now varying between 75 to 120+ minutes. Add in a car crash, and you are sitting for another 2 hours.

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by usxguy
Tue May 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24285

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I think that's where their tour operation used to be based, but they had 2 buildings in Maitland - one by the post office and another just behind it where the execs offices are/were. The owners live in Winter Park.

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by usxguy
Mon May 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 113
Views: 30845

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

hard to believe some of these Q's are 18 years old >_<

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by usxguy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21519

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

lort... when Alaska Air stopped serving Jones Soda it didn't even garner THIS much attention!

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by usxguy
Mon May 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 45712

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

If Alaska & JetBlue merge, I hope they both dump their sugar drink offerings and go back to Jones Cola :)

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by usxguy
Sun May 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines question
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: San Juan Airlines question

135 cut off is 9 seats, fwiw

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by usxguy
Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24285

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Didn't VIA pay to airline folks to/from the plane from their homes -- and not even require pilots to live in base (if base even existed).

I can tell ya that will get expensive, FAST. And airlines don't give waivers and favors to airline staff either when on revenue tickets...

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by usxguy
Fri May 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24285

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Uh. I beg to differ. Mokulele Airlines has NEVER had to cancel a flight due to lack of crew** (except for the super rare exceptions of sick calls and they can't reposition someone in time). And they were the first Caravan oper...

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by usxguy
Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3766

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

Did you know if an airline employee boards a passenger to the US who is NOT eligible to be here, or have the proper paperwork, the airline *must* pay for transportation BACK to the point of origin? Did you know that an airline doesn't know what a person's intentions are and that if the person prese...

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by usxguy
Thu May 16, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12585

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

With the CAD up against the USD at nearly $1.34, I think YVR might be able to actually suck some traffic OUT of BLI and SEA.... Canadians aren't flocking to BLI/SEA like they used to...

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by usxguy
Wed May 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24285

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

so no more Embraer 120s for them??

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by usxguy
Wed May 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals
Replies: 25
Views: 3766

Re: TSA To Deploy 100s to the Border Including Air Marshals

And of course politics gets drawn into this. I thought liberals were against bullying? Or was that only when they are being bullied? I cross the border more times in a month than people do in their lifetime. What's happening along the US-Mexico border is absurd *and* a crisis. If this were the airpo...

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by usxguy
Wed May 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 109
Views: 24285

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 35
Views: 17289

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

AC probably needs that 787-9 somewhere else.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12585

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

They've already got a lot of super structure/girders up for the D gate expansion... didn't realize it was ONLY going to add 6 gates, just looked like it would be a lot larger than that.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 35
Views: 17289

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

and I just flew YVR-HNL roundtrip in an AC 787-9... the flights had a few open seats, but we were taking a lot of palletized air cargo.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12585

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Saw YVR's INTL concourse expansion - how many more gates will that bring?

The Seattle INTL expansion doesn't really add MANY gates - it just makes current domestic gates available *as* international from what I read.

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by usxguy
Tue May 14, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3637

Re: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing

Taquan was the operator on the Turbo Otter. Not sure who was flying the Beaver -- it had 4 passengers + 1 pilot.

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by usxguy
Sun May 12, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 14618

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Southwest made a big splash today in Waikiki and sponsored Sunset on the Beach, had a bunch of swag passed out and 2 big booths. Hilo of course was part of the festivities.

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by usxguy
Fri May 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3239

Re: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?

I said this in the 'Transat is for sale' thread, but culturally WestJet and Transat are on completely different planets. WestJet are not French enough to have any interest in Transat...let alone for any other reason. WestJet after almost 20 years of serving Eastern Canada, either a) still can't fig...

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by usxguy
Sun May 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155934

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

except it probably was the direct cause of many of these people dying.

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by usxguy
Sat May 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Re: La Compagnie

Its all LaComagnie... was a nice experience last month from Orly to Newark!

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by usxguy
Sat May 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 3154

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

Who or what is WalletHub?

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by usxguy
Fri May 03, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 16337

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is try...

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by usxguy
Wed May 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3383

Re: SkyWest buys minority stake in Southern Airways

go! only went away because Mesa stopped their capital investments in the airline. They also took the 5th CRJ and made it fly everyday instead of keeping it as an operational spare. With WN coming in, the inter-island market is about to get a bit more shook-up. Hawaiian can probably breathe a bit and...

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by usxguy
Wed May 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 13631

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

The Canadian government has already stalled First Air/Canadian North, again, for the 3rd time. So I'm not sure they'd approve Air Canada or WestJet swallowing up Transat unless the company is REALLY hurting, which I don't think it is. Sunwing, however, tied in with TUI and the Royalton group, could ...

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by usxguy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11402

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

The issue isn't whether the VX planes can fly to ANC. They obviously can. The issue is that ANC is an intra Alaska hub, and it would be very inconvenient to send a plane there that can only reliably return to SEA. Well, not really. SEA/ANC is one of the busiest cooridors in the country. Alaska can ...

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11402

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

The VX subfleet of A320s are the ones with satellite wifi and winglets (not wing fences). I think there are like 8 of them.... those are the ones that are ETOPS approved and flew Hawai'i.

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34327

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

A Caravan can only be like 25 or 26 miles from shore- depends on how far it can glide. Thats why Mokulele will hug the Kohala Coast before turning north when flying Kona to Maui.

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by usxguy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

it was a Legacy US Air route

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by usxguy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6394

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I wonder how DAL is holding up...

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La compagnie a321 start date
Replies: 28
Views: 8277

Re: La compagnie a321 start date

Just flew them last week ORY-EWR, was a nice experience. The LH J seats need a bit of TLC, but they do the trick.

I believe the A321Neos are going to open Nice, France and rotate in and out of ORY, so not all flights ORY/EWR will be with the Neos just yet.

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?
Replies: 24
Views: 9657

Re: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?

Go check out PAE/Paine Field...

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by usxguy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 44808

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Looks like Southwest snuck in a schedule change for HNL/OGG on 6 August.

New flight times:
HNL/OGG -> 700AM, 1000AM, 405PM, 700PM (prev 935AM, 125PM, 440PM, 650PM)
OGG/HNL-> 830AM, 1135AM, 220PM, 545PM (prev 800AM, 1150AM, 305PM, 620PM)

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3227

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

Air Wisconsin had a great relationship with British Aerospace, as I believe they were the launch customer for the 146. ZW was even able to convince United management to relax the scope with the pilots union and allow them to fly 5 100 passenger (sounds like a dream now) - 300s; the carrot dangled wa...

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers
Replies: 45
Views: 3302

Re: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers

Again, with all respect to Alaska / Hawaii.. I don't want to include in my list every little EAS carrier that delivers cargo/mail and the occasional charter... Except for the fact Mokulele flies 25,000 people a month -- which is double that of Southern, and they still dwarf every other Part 135 out...

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers
Replies: 45
Views: 3302

Re: USA - Majors/Legacies & Minors/ULCC & Regionals & Boutique/SmallCarriers

You also have Mokulele as well - 14 C208EX (MW), only 3 EAS routes though

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5759

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

I really REALLY wish United and Republic went public with the fact he blew PAST the gate agent and ran back on to the airplane. *THAT* was his mistake. He then took any open seat on the plane. His wife wanted to take the bump compensation and thought they were going to be put on a later flight that ...

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by usxguy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Re: Flights suspended at COU

How have the temps been in COU lately? I just drove roundtrip between the Yukon & Alaska - a few days after our temps were well above 50* consistently, it was saggy as hell... almost like a rollercoaster, from the frost heaves /permafrost thaw -- and on the return 2 weeks later, the roads were i...

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by usxguy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights suspended at COU
Replies: 24
Views: 5652

Re: Flights suspended at COU

and it seems that bump is right in the middle... ouch.

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by usxguy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports? Its taken me over an HOUR to get from the car rental center to the terminal..... go check out google maps @ that distance, then ask yourself..... and to add in, the non-Clear/Non-PreCheck lanes at SeaTac routinely are...

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by usxguy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6474

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

Trying not to deviate too far, but the -300/400/500s all have the exact same engine & core - which was very attractive to airlines at the time. Southwest was the initial launch airline for the -500, but after operating them for a short time, they realized the trip costs were nearly the same as t...

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6474

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

Also, the 737-400 in a standard Y configuration similar to what WN would operate is only 156 seats - so a 4th FA for just 6 passengers is not really something that fits the WN model. The 737-400 was sold as a 727-200 replacement, so I'm not sure Boeing even tried very hard to sell it to Southwest.

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by usxguy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34327

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Hawaiian had an all-you-can-jet type plan, I'm not sure what happened to it. But no one offers coupon books or prepaid travel (by the segment) anymore.

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by usxguy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15797

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Just clarifying, I made this because the loads look me by surprise and wasn’t expecting a route like this to be performing like this. Yes, it’ll probably perform better in the coming months as well other AA routes(ORD-LHR is around half full give or take?) You should clarify the Y loads. J is booke...

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by usxguy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34327

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WN is playing it safe. Remember, the last "entrant" into the interisland market was a bit of a flop (Mokulele E170s) with lots and lots of frequency in LIH/OGG and not enough to KOA/ITO where they already had brand awareness. my bet: WN will be increasing inter-island services a few notche...

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by usxguy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 44808

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)

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by usxguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 4835

Re: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.

I wonder if Samoa is starting to decide they want more independence from the US

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by usxguy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 34327

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

OGG is gonna get its first 787-9 today... AC 537 is inbound from YVR

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