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by mooseofspruce
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 18307

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

A bit strange to use the registration number for a VX A320 (which at one point did have the SF Giants logo on the engine) but use a mockup of an A321ceo with IAE engines. 3987799 Lack of tail graphic is pretty...meh, it kinda shows they're unsure whether they want to just say "we're Alaska and ...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue using area codes for flight numbers
Replies: 19
Views: 1752

Re: JetBlue using area codes for flight numbers

When UA still served JFK I remember JFK-SFO being 415 which is SF's area code (well, one of them anyway, the other being 650), and SFO-JFK would use a NYC area code, although which one specifically escapes me. Nowadays 415 is used on LAX-EWR.

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by mooseofspruce
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 3022

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

Unless AA had some 737s going between SFO and the PNW I'd say my first 737 flight was SFO-SJD-SFO on AS in 2000, which would've been my second or third (or fourth?) roundtrip by air (vaguely remember one trip to Europe before I even had much memory of anything let alone if there were 737s). First A3...

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by mooseofspruce
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 5946

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

I believe it was an AA MD-80 of some type between SFO and SEA, but I'm not even sure if AA had a route like this in the late 90s. I just remember it was a trip to Vancouver/Victoria.

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by mooseofspruce
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27633

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

In no way was I expecting in this, I was expecting: NZ AKL-ORD UA SFO-MEL QF SYD-ORD Will be great to see three UA tails in SYD, with no star alliance feed in AU, kudos to UA for holding their own! Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 5739

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

IAH (SFO-IAH-MCO-IAH-MCO) NRT (SJC-NRT-MNL-NRT-MNL) BOS (SFO-BOS-LHR) DFW (LGW-DFW-SFO) FRA (SFO-FRA-LJU) ARN (OAK-ARN-CPH) OSL (OAK-OSL-ORY) YVR and SAN come to mind as two whose cities were destinations in my youth, but to the point I that don't remember too much from those trips, but as of late h...

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by mooseofspruce
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1766

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

More often than not, WiFi would fall under a splurge/self-treat for me personally and wouldn't necessarily fall into the planning stage when booking, WiFi considerations or availability would only come after price of fare, convenience of schedule, the airline itself/loyalty program, preinstalled IFE...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gatwick Express vs. Southern Rail routes - how comes they both take the same time?
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: Gatwick Express vs. Southern Rail routes - how comes they both take the same time?

When I visited London with a bunch of family a couple months ago, we probably would've ended up on the Gatwick Express if not for the ticket agent (said in his career he sold a significant amount of F tickets on the Concorde as a reason for being so cool-headed when dealing with my overworked mom, w...

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by mooseofspruce
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 6591

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Benjamin Franklin is a great place to start! I would also vouch for: Abraham Lincoln Sojourner Truth The Wrights Martin Luther King Jr. Charles Lindburgh Amelia Earhart Well, it turns out Sojourner Truth will indeed be on a tail, presumably EI-FYE. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sojourner-...

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by mooseofspruce
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4117

Re: Best looking livery

I like Air New Zealand's, night and day compared to the first iteration which was simply the font change and black tailfin compared to the previous green/blue pacific colors, which I also liked. The extra black with the fern along with getting rid of the gray belly color was all it needed to look pe...

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by mooseofspruce
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level A330 in SLC
Replies: 33
Views: 9002

Re: Level A330 in SLC

Level's down half their fleet. As mentioned, IB subbed in one of their own A332s, EC-MJT, for the flight today: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ECMJT. I've been watching the inbound flights and so far I haven't seen any special cargo flight come in, though that's assuming the engine needs to be ...

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by mooseofspruce
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27719

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

luv2cattlecall wrote:
OP: what website is that great screencap from?

Flightradar24. At least at the moment there are only two since the others (total 3x from SWF and 3x from PVD) have landed already:
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by mooseofspruce
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger
Replies: 18
Views: 2875

Re: HA Seeking Money From Disruptive Passenger

I am guessing that most people on this site will side with HA. We can all scream and yell about what we think should happen. I am more curious about what will actually happen. Will HA really push for this and set a precedent? Will other airlines follow if they do? Or will public sympathy get HA to ...

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by mooseofspruce
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2942

Re: Planes you have been with

In order from memory (or my FlightMemory): MD-80 on AA 737-700 on AS (or whatever ran SFO-SJD in 2000), WS and WN 747-400 on VS, NZ, UA (first and only time flying J, which was a free upgrade) and JL 737-800 on FR, CO (I suspect an 800 anyway, dating to 2002 on SFO-IAH-MCO and back), WN, DY and TO 7...

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by mooseofspruce
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 9431

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Waiting for UA to one day begin SFO-MEL, or maybe even QF could do it when the 789s come online. I'll also humbly consider OAK as a "home" airport as it's every bit as accessible as SFO to me, and seeing OAK-AMS on DY would be neat supposing they'd be able to get slots, even with 10x weekl...

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by mooseofspruce
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 6591

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

I usually thought it was only a matter of time, especially with all their expansion to the US to mirror their expansion in non-Scandinavian countries where individuals from Spain, Ireland, and the UK also got the tail hero treatment. Ben Franklin has to be one of the most solid choices for introduci...

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by mooseofspruce
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 10026

Re: Colorado offering incentives to start DEN-CDG

You're right, that really is too easy to piece together! :lol:

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by mooseofspruce
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure
Replies: 8
Views: 3846

Re: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure

Another Dreamliner (G-CJUL) now landing in KEF from OSL. Presumably to pick up the stranded passengers. Seems like it was delivered to them just 4 days ago. This one is registred in UK. How does it work, i guess pilots can't fly both LN- and G- registred planes since it's actually different compani...

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by mooseofspruce
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC
Replies: 108
Views: 15292

Re: easyJet pick Austria for the new AOC

Was expecting them to choose Ireland, but nonetheless there's their EU AOC.

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by mooseofspruce
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs
Replies: 39
Views: 9872

Re: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs

To me it seems a lot like when AA replaced the transcon 762 with the A321, although of course the circumstances are different. AA being a network carrier while also keeping an equal amount of F/J seats for the high-frequency JFK-LAX/SFO routes, making switching to the narrowbody that much more effic...

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by mooseofspruce
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6918

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

But, wasn't the A321neo inaugural from SFO to DCA? Or am I just dumb? It was, but VX's SFO-DCA is also one of the 20 beyond-perimeter slot pairs. Discussed is that while WN has 2 slot pairs from DCA to AUS it's rather unlikely that WN would change one of them to SAT, and that Rep. Cuellar and his c...

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by mooseofspruce
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump
Replies: 43
Views: 8288

Re: Norwegian Air Q2 earnings slump

I wonder how much they blew on ad-hoc charters after the Kirsten Flagstad 787-9 was out of service for over a month in CPH (hence the A332 lease from EB/Wamos on LGW-JFK) or the A343 lease from 5M/Hi Fly Malta last month, even if that was only for a week? I noticed that while they've been adding 787...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2761

Re: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?

Make that at least 28 787-9 still to be delivered. 19x from the order with Boeing and there are 9x 787-9 known allocated production slots via leasing companies (CIT & Aercap). For any future expansion you should expect more 787s, most likely more -9s. I thought it was only 18 left to be deliver...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2761

Re: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?

From my past months lurking here I've seen the 787-10 brought up as a possibility, and from my uninformed opinion I'd still probably go with that model first and foremost before either of the other two. With regard to the 777X I remember bluefltspecial having an insightful reply with the CASM being ...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich
Replies: 34
Views: 5750

Re: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich

It was only a month or so ago that it was mentioned in the Swiss Aviation thread that DEN was in talks with WK. Is the lead time normally this short?

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK
Replies: 19
Views: 4805

Re: Norwegian starts CDG-BOS and OAK, increases LAX/JFK

Just wanted to point out (it's in the article but in French) that EWR doesn't begin sales until the 14th whereas OAK and BOS are already bookable. How are they going to handle all of this expansion as far as having enough planes? Don't they only have something like 12 787s? At the moment they actual...

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by mooseofspruce
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15963

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

I noticed on the inflight map when I went in May/June that Chicago was among one of the labeled destinations that you could read up on (as well as Rome before it was announced), although some other previously-announced destinations like Singapore and Denver weren't labeled whereas Seattle still was....

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