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by spinkid
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM
Replies: 26
Views: 4108

Re: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM

I'd be more excited if I could fly BDL beyond Pittsburgh. $200 roundtrip. Somehow they manage to keep going. I'm not sure how. Too expensive to really be a LCC, let alone an ULCC NO FF base to tap into. Not enough name recognition for corporate travel and business types to book IMO maybe someone can...

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by spinkid
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New F9 MCO Announcements!
Replies: 15
Views: 3840

Re: New F9 MCO Announcements!

With this add from Frontier (4× weekly), BDL will now have up to 10 flights to MCO on a daily basis. I know New Englanders love Florida and the Orlando area but that seems like a lot of seats to one city, especially since Frontier has loaded an A321 into the system as making the aircraft for the fl...

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by spinkid
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 40003

Re: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019

What is their A380 doing for Jan and Feb?

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by spinkid
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement
Replies: 70
Views: 7162

Re: Nashville (BNA) Air Service Announcement

https://www.anna.aero/2019/01/02/southw ... -10-years/
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Is it perhaps Burbank, San Jose, Norfolk and Omaha.?

They are mentioned in this article.
https://www.anna.aero/2019/01/02/southw ... -10-years/

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by spinkid
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country JFK-LAS?
Replies: 92
Views: 4406

Re: Sun Country JFK-LAS?

JFK has been year round for quite a while now, so making it seasonal, even by just cutting it for a month is a surprise somehwat. I'm pretty sure they have some FF who aren't used to that. I'm surprised they don't add a sun destination from JFK and let themselves have a MSP-JFK--------------anywhere...

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by spinkid
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 147
Views: 23361

Re: Moxy's hubs?

if the A220 can work with the short runway at HVN, i’m sure moxy will take full advantage. I agree. The reason HVN is so "sad" is that it hasn't had any decently priced service in years. flying to Hubs is expensive and connecting through them are expensive so people drive to BDL, HPN or P...

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by spinkid
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 147
Views: 23361

Re: Moxy's hubs?

People here seems to be so interested in For Worth’s airports. Have Moxy planed to try TKI and DTO out? Or does the Wrights Amendment ban it? I'm wondering along similar lines. Will go go to what are more like Tertiary airports and connect them to secondary and primary cities. I'm thinking about pl...

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by spinkid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines (2D) eyes scheduled service & freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Eastern Airlines (2D) eyes scheduled service & freighters

It'll be like California Pacific, IMHO. They have much more going for them than California Pacific. I'm pretty sure the aircraft in Eastern colors are relatively new. I imagine they will try to go the route of Allegiant, Spirit, Frontier, etc, or they could do scheduled operations the way Dynamic a...

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by spinkid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 14287

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

Certainly puts Moxy on more of a firm timeline in terms of them being up and running.

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by spinkid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3511

Re: Sunwing to Daytona Beach

OB1504 wrote:
spinkid wrote:
I'm pretty sure Porter only flys Q400's.
No Dash 8's on those routes.


The Q400 is a variant of the Dash 8. Where do you think the “DHC-8” in “DHC-8-Q402” comes from?


Thanks, I never made the connection before. I've only seen them mentioned separately. Always time to learn something new.

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by spinkid
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3511

Re: Sunwing to Daytona Beach

I'm pretty sure Porter only flys Q400's.
No Dash 8's on those routes.

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by spinkid
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 87
Views: 26087

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

She kicks and spits and refuses to talk to anyone who approaches her while she screams gobbledygook at a plane landing. She's mentally ill and has some sort of delusion that's associated with this flight. There's no greater meaning than that. Everyone putting these feel good ideas (with zero proof ...

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by spinkid
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 38561

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

There isn’t much credabiity in the article. All very superficial with no substanance, just tittle tattle from an analyst. You can laugh it off...until you get left behind at the airport with your itenanry in flames. Travel agents are already collapsing this month without warning. Again, “finding ne...

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by spinkid
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tame (EQ) cut JFK, plan reorganization as losses mount
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: Tame (EQ) cut JFK, plan reorganization as losses mount

Could we see B6 add a route to JFK to cover some of this capacity lost? Or will they just continue to flow it through FLL?

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by spinkid
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine fire on flight SJ271 Dil-DPS 15/12/2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

Re: Engine fire on flight SJ271 Dil-DPS 15/12/2018

Not to make light of the situation, which seems to have been exacerbated by the flight crew, but of course this was my first thought: https://i.postimg.cc/w1z7hnbq/lifevest.jpg And this: https://i.postimg.cc/18RyRSjq/assume-crash-positions2.jpg I appreciate your sense of humor. I imagined something...

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by spinkid
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10393

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

I fly to BDL a few times a year and really like the Airport. Easy in and out. 3X a week to DEN on F9? Will the Governor show up in 3 months when F9 cancels? :spin: This governor will be out of office by then. It certainly is a letdown, unless you fit your weed under the seat in front of you. It can...

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by spinkid
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10393

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

I live in Connecticut. Our governor did not run for office again, so he is finishing out his last days of service until the new administration comes in.

I guess it makes a nice photo op for him.

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by spinkid
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 59847

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Beginning in April. DEN-BDL will begin 3 X weekly. It is loaded into their web site now, but not yet bookable.

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by spinkid
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10393

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

I poked around Frontier's Web Site and starting March 28th there is 3X weekly BDL-DEN available to book

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by spinkid
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10393

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

Norwegian has come and gone already. I doubt he'd be there to announce new service from them even if they did try something.

I can imagine him only appearing if its an airline in a Alliance of some kind.

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by spinkid
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?
Replies: 31
Views: 4705

Re: How do you think Norwegian could fit within the portfolio of airlines of IAG?

Would LEVEL take over IB's operations in the Caribbean? I doubt HAV, SDQ and SJU are markets for IBs Business Class; those times $$$ are gone. Not long time ago, someone was saying that LEVEL dropped PUJ because it wasn't performing as expected. I remember reading something like "young people ...

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by spinkid
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group
Replies: 11
Views: 2893

Re: Swift Air acquired by iAero Group

very interesting. You never know what ideas they might have up their sleeve. Hopefully someone on here can speculate better than us.

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by spinkid
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 17234

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

Its a case of looked better on paper than on the actual plane.

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by spinkid
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?
Replies: 46
Views: 5896

Re: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?

SWF would be a great option for WOW. Not head to head against Icelandic and they can capture a lot of connecting European tourists headed to NY if they package it with a bus the way Norwegian does. DY doesn't have the connections on the European end, so there is plenty of market to co exist for both.

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by spinkid
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3785

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

I'm a very pro union guy, and is just ludicrous. . Its a new carrier. You'll certainly strike yourself out of a job.

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by spinkid
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT
Replies: 32
Views: 5749

Re: Porter Airlines Cuts Burlington, VT

mtnwest1979 wrote:
And all those that thought that this would be a viable route please stand up...…..


Seemed viable to me, until I realized it was a Winter seasonal flight. Canadians have plenty of other places to ski besides Vermont.

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by spinkid
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC to PEI (YYG)
Replies: 20
Views: 2553

Re: NYC to PEI (YYG)

Its a pretty glaring error. I tried doing a dummy booking on their web site and you just get an error message. They don't even have any kind of partner or interline agreement to get you there.

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by spinkid
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5368

Re: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

cheapest ways to fly Business or First on an A380. ...which, as one might imagine, is likely a big reason why they're stopping this. ;) Glad I took advantage while I could! It was my first time ever in business. The Lamb Biryani was fabulous, and I recall finding a half full bottle of champagne in ...

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by spinkid
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG
Replies: 17
Views: 5368

emirates downsizing DXB-BKK-HKG

While it isn't huge news, the BKK-HKG leg of the route was one of the shortest and cheapest ways to fly Business or First on an A380. Emirates from mid-January 2019 is reducing capacity on Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong route, currently served by 2-class A380 aircraft (selected dates served by 3-class)...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 9092

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

I just noticed something. Flair will have 0% USA point-of-sale. If you go on their website, it's impossible to booked MIA-YEG. Only YEG-MIA is possible for example. I just tried also, and no luck. There can't be that much demand in Winter, but you would think they would like to fill seats any way t...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit BDL base?
Replies: 24
Views: 4280

Re: Spirit BDL base?

A320NK wrote:
Apologies, the “email” my friend showed me is fake. Sorry to all!


Fun speculation, but as you can see from the Original Poster, it was based off a fake email from a friend.

Perhaps mods should delete?

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8651

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

In the second proposed route map. I'm not so sure about CAY and BDA, let alone St. Helena........unless they suddenly decide to ramp up their tourist industry exponentially.

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by spinkid
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV
Replies: 45
Views: 8651

Re: Icelandair making a bid for controlling stake in TACV

Cabo Verde is gaining a lot of traction lately as a sun & holiday destination for Europeans; kind of the new Canarias. This will be useful to make flights to Europe work. There are a few international operators building hotels there http://www.themovechannel.com/magazine/in-focus/focus-building...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adds 150 extra spring break flights
Replies: 14
Views: 5420

Re: UA adds 150 extra spring break flights

This was already discussed somewhere - too lazy to find the thread. haha, I was thinking the same thing. I like this title better. I imagine 150 charter flights from college towns filled with very stereotyped college frat kids doing shots on the way down and a constant sound of "Wooooo Hooooo&...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 92217

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

too bad they don't serve BHM. They could have offered some extra season service :)

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread - 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10274

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Another thing I hate most about GLA is the expensive and unreasonable bus services at £8 one way for 20 minutes. Come on, this is like a daylight robbery. You can travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Citylink for about the same price, but on a much longer distance. I realise that many UK airports ha...

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50105

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

I wonder how many Hi-Fly will ultimately want. It looks like there will be plenty of opportunities for them to pick them up second in the near future.

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you actually flown on an airline if...
Replies: 26
Views: 2220

Re: Have you actually flown on an airline if...

Booked Tui:Netherlands Operator: AlbaStar (birdstrike on the flight, 17hr delay, try getting a plane in the summer peak in europe) Booked Transavia: Operator: Sun Country Airlines Booked Transavia: Operator: Miami Air International Were these planes actually staffed by crew from Sun Country and Mia...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

Yes, since every airline *HAS* to merge with every other airline, I'll throw out odds on Ultimate Air Shuttle. I should say. I'm not one of those who thinks every carrier needs to merge. I am used to the speculation on here however. I do feel strongly though that if Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant and ...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 45497

Re: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018

Piggy backing off of an above comment: Spirit is a name we keep hearing at CLT. I asked somebody who works for the airport actually last week, “we are still talking to them, it’s close.” Take that with a grain of salt of course. I'd love to see Charlotte have Spirit. They could easily do CLT-FLL, M...

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by spinkid
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service
Replies: 48
Views: 9551

Re: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service

Interesting move. Yes seems like Scoot must be an attractive platform for SIA. The mix of 737 and A320 on their certificate, however, will create some inefficiency. Wonder if this is short term solution, or if Scoot will be mixed fleet operator of narrowbodies? How will this affect transfers? Can y...

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by spinkid
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 45497

Re: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018

Maybe they're watching to see how F9 performs. F9 saw good results with AUS, so NK may have felt there was opportunity to get into AUS, especially with F9's less than daily service. NK is starting to do what AirTran used to do, they build up in cities that can support year round service to points a...

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by spinkid
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5885

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

wow, did this thread go weird. I am happy to see the new routes and hope United does well with them. haha. I was just about to comment the exact same thing as I was scrolling down and then ran into yours. It totally devolved from the Topic into a very interesting debate and information session rega...

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by spinkid
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

How is adding 2x per week spring seasonal service solidifying DFW? My thoughts exactly..Going for the left overs from AA, WN, and NK on the PHX-DFW route? On Dallas-PHX it's going against (tomorrow's schedule) 1x Spirit and 11x AA. On DAL-PHX it's 6x WN. Both AA and WN get connecting traffic on bot...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

They have been announcing very small additions. Such as 2x weekly. I imagine they are maximizing their utilization rates. What are their plans for adding new A/C? Does anyone know when they transfer planes back to Transavia? Send them back?? They still have one more to get this winter season. With ...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 20
Views: 3005

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

They have been announcing very small additions. Such as 2x weekly. I imagine they are maximizing their utilization rates. What are their plans for adding new A/C? Does anyone know when they transfer planes back to Transavia?

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 5043

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

I vaguely remember Jet Train advertising, but they were gone before I got a chance to fly them. I flew a Cityjet MD-11 to BRU, I forget if it was EWR or JFK, but I know it was $200 roundtrip and my first trip across the pond. ! You probably mean CITYBIRD, not CityJet ... Yes, I did. Thanks for the ...

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by spinkid
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-8 for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 10557

Re: 787-8 for sale

quick. Somebody call Hi-Fly!

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by spinkid
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5596

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

airtrantpa wrote:
I didnt realize they had that many planes. I sure do miss seeibg them at PIE but they flew to such odd city pairs i didnt expect them to last


No more odd than the city pairs flown out of PIE now from Allegiant

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by spinkid
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?
Replies: 24
Views: 1919

Re: Any chance of any new airline at ACY?

A while ago there was a rumour about Norwegian starting flights between Dublin and Atlantic City on the 737MAX, similar to their service to Stewart and Providence. So far nothing happened, but who knows what the future will bring? Atlantic City is just the kind of airport for this kind of service o...

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