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by SierraPacific
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type
Replies: 20
Views: 1884

Re: Scope Clauses Based on Market Type

Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about big raises for mainline pilots and no new narrowbody? Would pilots refuse a big pile of money? More time of...

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by SierraPacific
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3510

Re: Fed Ex Express

As long as they keep paying the best in the aviation industry, Fred Smith can name FedEx air division whatever he likes

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by SierraPacific
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Alaska Airlines start long-haul sevices?
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: Should Alaska Airlines start long-haul sevices?

I hate to say it but AS is a regional airline with a couple of east coast destinations sprinkled in. I do not foresee them really growing out of the niche that they find themselves in right now.

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by SierraPacific
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Virgin America pilots - no neckties
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Virgin America pilots - no neckties

They are all wearing the updated Alaska uniforms complete with tie now. I liked the Virgin uniforms but the traditional pilot uniform is tough to beat looks wise.

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by SierraPacific
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3597

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

CVG and ANC are going to be the best bet for seeing DHL aircraft in America. MIA also has quite a bit of DHL activity.

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by SierraPacific
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45019

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

What object near a runway or taxiway would be tall enough to hit by the sharklet? I am having a tough time imagining a sign that tall anywhere at an airport. The only other explanation I can think of is the aircraft leaving the ground and then going sideways but that seems extremely unlikely. It di...

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by SierraPacific
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45019

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

What object near a runway or taxiway would be tall enough to hit by the sharklet? I am having a tough time imagining a sign that tall anywhere at an airport.

The only other explanation I can think of is the aircraft leaving the ground and then going sideways but that seems extremely unlikely.

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by SierraPacific
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142027

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

This was the most useless announcement I've seen. I wonder if JetBlue will still even be around in 2021 or are the aircraft going to have UA, DL, or AA on the side :lol:

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by SierraPacific
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 98008

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out. I've seen this come up a few times. The t...

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by SierraPacific
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14514

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

I'd stand by the assertion that the 777, with about 1,600 delivered since 1995 and no fatalities related to the design/build of the aircraft, is far and away the safest airliner ever built, from an actuarial standpoint. Luckily our assertions don't matter but facts. The fact is BA had the crash at ...

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by SierraPacific
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 98008

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out.

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by SierraPacific
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Engine Roll Back Issue on Approach
Replies: 20
Views: 6525

Re: Another 787 Engine Roll Back Issue on Approach

I doubt that this gets any media attention outside of the cities that the flight was operating between. The full-fledged fume event that occurred with United this week maybe got 5 minutes of airtime.

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by SierraPacific
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21600

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

I guess I am the only one that likes the American 763's. I feel like I am in an episode of Miami Vice when I see the cabin :lol:

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by SierraPacific
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Q1 All New US Routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: Q1 All New US Routes

It is quite interesting to see just how much RJ's are used to start new routes. I see very few routes on here that are starting with mainline aircraft.

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by SierraPacific
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2170

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

737-200adv is my favorite then I would go with the NG

The airport that I live next to has the -400's operate daily but I am not the biggest fan of them.

I would say the MAX is last after all of this mess and how Boeing handled it

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by SierraPacific
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2731

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

I would just think that you have two professionals in the cockpit that wouldn't be there if they felt that the aircraft would be unsafe to fly. They want to get home to their families as much as you do and will make sure that your flight is operated in an extremely safe manner.

Enjoy your flight!

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by SierraPacific
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170582

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I am sorry if this has been discussed in the previous 16 pages but will the flight deck be taken from the 787 and put into this aircraft? I know that this is all hearsay but having a common flight deck with the same suppliers could be a boost to the program.

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by SierraPacific
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16932

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

There is no business case to invest money in a clean sheet design when an incremental upgrade to an existing type gets 5000+ orders. I doubt we see very many new types pop up in the next 50 years outside of the NMA and the NSA. I do see 787 max/neo version in the late 2030s since it is just such a g...

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by SierraPacific
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21438

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I really enjoy Burbank (I know that you are not bussed but rather walk into the terminal) for this very reason. It is awesome going through the back end of a 737 or A320 and seeing how big these aircraft are.

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by SierraPacific
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

Re: What can you do with a B.S. in Aviation/Aviation Management??

On a related note, how valuable is a generic MBA when it comes to the aviation industry? After I complete my flight training, I am very interested in pursuing an MBA to make myself more marketable in the aviation industry if for some reason I lose my medical in the far future.

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by SierraPacific
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11347

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight

I think that this is more of a case unfortunate timing rather than something wrong with the MAX. Engine failures happen every day and are handled safely by experienced crews worldwide and this was no different. The only reason this even hit the news cycle is because any story about the max are easy ...

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 744 at UPS
Replies: 20
Views: 4791

Re: The 744 at UPS

UPS always get their moneys worth with their aircraft. It wouldn't surprise me to see 748's buzzing around the worldport in 2060

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by SierraPacific
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5468

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

The grass that is in the picture is only seen in South Florida so I think MIA is the best guess on this one. Back in the day, the area around MIA had much less development compared to the urban area we see today.

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by SierraPacific
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8715

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

There is a big thing that most people are underestimating in this thread is the cheapness of airlines. If you were the CEO of an airline, why would you spend millions of dollars on camera equipment and also the giant union fight that would occur for cameras that would only be useful for .0000000001%...

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by SierraPacific
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1990

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

Short Answer never Long answer the connection would have to be 100 percent secure to prevent hackings (never will happen, now you are paying 3 people instead of two (makes no business sense, and lastly introduced a third person that could easily kill every person aboard without killing themselves Ai...

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by SierraPacific
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 MLB Charters
Replies: 38
Views: 5457

Re: 2019 MLB Charters

I know the Dbacks will most likely be using the private 757 that they were using last season. That thing is probably the lowest use 757 out there since it just sits on the FBO ramp at Sky Harbor all year.

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by SierraPacific
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8125

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

A ton of the Eastern scabs ended up at the suspect cargo ops on 36th street in Miami. I do not believe there are any scabs at the legacy carriers now (maybe a couple in very small numbers).

It isn't surprising that the regulars here are scab apologists. If you scab, you better live in base.

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5201

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

I enjoy reading these threads. Not because I think it's an interesting topic, but because of the misinformation of what the automation on a modern plane is actually capable of doing. Take for example the aircraft I fly, the A320 family of planes. Let me take you on a leg of my day of what I have to...

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5201

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

is foolish to think that we are even within 50 years of this happening....The only way that a plane could operate autonomously would be with a full fledged AI that can receive data and coordinate on the same level as a human person. The worst part about this is that every person would be hitting th...

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5201

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

I’m sorry, I just have to comment again since the sheer ignorance of how airline cockpits work on a aviation enthusiast forum is astounding. The problem with discussing automation in the cockpit is that we have absolutely no data on when it messes up since the pilot simply alters the mode on the aut...

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5201

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

If we replace pilots nobody is going to be buying tickets since 99 percent of people will be out of a job before we get to the technology level required for autonomous flight

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by SierraPacific
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 98008

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I would be surprised if the 737 goes to anyone besides Southern Air. It makes too much sense to just add it to the Atlas/Southern lease and with the added bonus that Southern Air has 737 typed pilots rather than finding a new operator to take them. Looks like this 737 will be operated by West Atlan...

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by SierraPacific
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 98008

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I would be surprised if the 737 goes to anyone besides Southern Air. It makes too much sense to just add it to the Atlas/Southern lease and with the added bonus that Southern Air has 737 typed pilots rather than finding a new operator to take them.

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387252

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The change in words from the NTSB is huge since it seems like the initial verbiage referenced some sort of pilot suicide/error while now it reads "in response to nose-down elevator deflection" which seems like it was some sort of mechanical problem that started the catastrophic series of e...

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by SierraPacific
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21089

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

When I was aboard a cruise ship as a passenger taking a bridge tour, an ear-splitting alarm went off. A crewman went running to respond to it. When we asked what that was all about, the first officer explained: "That goes off every fifteen minutes and its purpose is to ensure that we are all a...

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by SierraPacific
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21089

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

I don't really see the issue with this. Commercial airliners have never been interesting to fly in the cruise since the beginning of the jet age since it is autopilot on and flying the flight plan with the only difference being manual control of the throttles on older aircraft. I would much rather c...

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by SierraPacific
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23993

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I'm surprised that a crash hasn't got more media attention. Commutair has some serious problems so I am not surprised that this was them going off roading. What kind of problems does Commutair have? Like poor management/training/SOP? Did they go downhill after the transition from the Dashes to the ...

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by SierraPacific
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23993

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

I'm surprised that a crash hasn't got more media attention. Commutair has some serious problems so I am not surprised that this was them going off roading.

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by SierraPacific
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew
Replies: 55
Views: 8600

Re: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew

This is not unique to just the airline industry in America. Practically every profession that wears a uniform here looks slobby and unkempt while other countries can figure out how to wear a uniform decently. Even some police departments just wear t shirts instead of an actual uniform while still ma...

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by SierraPacific
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9931

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

ATL on the airport authority side is known for being one of the most corrupt airports in the United States. While operationally it runs fine, much of that is do to the airline(s) and not the airport authority. I can see why they want to pull it under the state's control and away from the corruption...

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by SierraPacific
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 534
Views: 66139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any updates on the trans-border cargo hub that is being built at Gateway? The local Queen Creek paper put out an article on a new Mexican cargo carrier starting service but neglecting to put the name of the airline in it. https://queencreekindependent.com/news/international-cargo-plane-to-...

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by SierraPacific
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 9012

Re: Unusual airline sightings

I know that this is not rare since it is a scheduled flight but it is very strange to see a United 737 pull up to the gate in Hong Kong from Guam.

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by SierraPacific
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4664

Re: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019

I could see Kalitta picking up these birds if they are low time enough. Connie has a penchant for finding low cycle planes that were destined for the desert.

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by SierraPacific
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 10388

Re: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe

https://fr24.com/B744/1f8885df



It is A6-MMM which is a 747 400 operated by Dubai Air Wing
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787Driver wrote:
Private/government 744 just departed LAX?

https://fr24.com/B744/1f8885df



It is A6-MMM which is a 747 400 operated by Dubai Air Wing

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by SierraPacific
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is looking at Etihad, Norwegian and Hong Kong Airlines for Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5501

Re: Emirates is looking at Etihad, Norwegian and Hong Kong Airlines for Pilots

Honestly, if Emirates opened up a US base and hired pilots at 2000 hours that weren't getting calls from the Big 3 they would have people lining up to work for them. I think the fact that you have to live in Dubai kills a ton of interest in Emirates and also the brutal lines that they have and refus...

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by SierraPacific
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Mesa: Improve
Replies: 54
Views: 8841

Re: AA to Mesa: Improve

I can't wait for Mesa to get the cut. They are such a second rate regional carrier that makes flying out of the PHX hub terrible.

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by SierraPacific
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 10515

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans

Going from SEA to GUM the cheapest passenger flights are thru NRT, triple the cost of SEA-HNL. The US DOD would love to have more of its pax stay within the US on flights to GUM, but it is difficult now. The freight potential of HNL-GUM is huge, all the air freight not needing to go thru customs is...

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by SierraPacific
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 10515

Hawaiian Airlines 787-9 Usage and Future Fleet Plans

I am a huge Hawaiian aviation buff and have been recently thinking about the new Hawaiian 787 order recently placed last year. These aircraft are extremely similar to the A330 aircraft that Hawaiian currently operate all up and down the West Coast and international destinations. My question is wheth...

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by SierraPacific
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Strobes in CLT?
Replies: 14
Views: 3259

Re: No Strobes in CLT?

I believe that if it is foggy that the strobes can be left off since it can be blinding or annoying. The Airbus also has a feature on the strobes which activates them when airborne which may have been the case here.

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by SierraPacific
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 7206

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

jplatts wrote:
Will WN ever add any new nonstop routes out of ATL such as ATL-ABQ, ATL-PDX, ATL-SMF, ATL-SLC, or ATL-SJC?


I doubt it. I think the only WN service changes we will see are routes taken away rather than gained.

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