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by joeblow10
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39389

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Looks like he’s off the end of the runway? Overrun?

I know the one time I took the island hopper years ago Chuuk was the hardest landing. 6000 ft isn’t horrible but it looks with the weather it have been wet

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by joeblow10
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 13056

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

What an absolute joke https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/8881i9DB46920AC0FAD12/image-size/large?v=1.0&px=999 I don’t know what everybody doesn’t seem to get about this... There needs to be a SIGNIFICANT capacity drawback for them to make Hawaii work, they’re just...

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by joeblow10
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 13056

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

I'm seeing SJC-ELP Sunday only service starting 4/14. You’ve gotta wonder if they knew something in advance (or the other way around) as AS announces SEA/SAN-ELP today ... What does once weekly ELP-SJC have to do with daily nonstops to ELP-SAN/SEA? ELP and SAN are big military cities and SEA is a b...

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by joeblow10
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 13056

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

iflykpdx wrote:
I'm seeing SJC-ELP Sunday only service starting 4/14.


You’ve gotta wonder if they knew something in advance (or the other way around) as AS announces SEA/SAN-ELP today ...

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by joeblow10
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 32068

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

and since WN has already taken delivery of at least 52 additional planes since the retirement of its 737-300 planes last year. WN also now has more planes in its fleet than it did 3 years ago prior to the retirement of its 737-300's. Perhaps, but they do still have a shortage, which is why you neve...

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by joeblow10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92211

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

They hit a record load factor in July with 94% too. Unfortunately August was only 79% for them though. They seem to be holding their own though despite one daily flight. their performance is fine as I have stated numerous times. It's on the low end of their JFK-FL cities, but they are probably maki...

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by joeblow10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 7841

Re: Unusual airline routes

GIG/GRU to LAD on TAAG Angola is one that comes to mind...Obviously I know there are ties w/ Portuguese heritage but still, an oddball

The tag on from Easter Island to Tahiti on LAN is another, I guess there really is a market for South Americans going to Tahiti?

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by joeblow10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 13339

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

panam330 wrote:
Looks like UA going 3x on ORD-ANC was an error after all.


Well I don't know about "error" ... they did have 3 daily's loaded and bookable - but you're right, gone after one week, fairly bizarre

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by joeblow10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 49469

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

I recently noticed that AS is running a 4:50 AM SEA-PDX flight on an OO E175 for the next few weeks, does anyone know why this exists? I find it odd that they're running this since there aren't any practical connections from it that aren't nonstop from SEA or that can't connect to a later SEA-PDX f...

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by joeblow10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 21208

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2018/09/18/wow_completes_bond_offer/ WOW air have completed their bond offer worth €60m - €10m still to be sold. This will not be convenient for the narrative how WOW is not a sustainable business... I find it very convenient. 9% on a bond? Practically the gu...

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by joeblow10
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 2412

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

The news just gets better for Southwest on a daily basis... and to a lesser extent, the ULCCs - why bother paying more to fly legacies to get the same s*** experience?

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by joeblow10
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 92211

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I would agree with the assessment a few posts up - seems to me the places that are struggling and have very little impact to the system are outstations out in the Midwest and West (especially DEN, PHX, ABQ, MSP, etc.) and maybe a few smaller ones back East. At DEN/PHX/ABQ, having 1-2 redeyes a day a...

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by joeblow10
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18741

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Absolute rubbish from Parker... in other words, just another week at American We can say SWA is different all we want, but the notion Parker suggests that "we won't be able to sell that seat now" is a bunch of nonsense. Southwest does it just fine. Oh, and how about that nice concept of &q...

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by joeblow10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 62
Views: 10659

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

Continuing on ANC... Looking at UA’s capacity next summer, looks like they’ve obviously significantly shifted focus to ORD connections at the expense of DEN and SFO. IIRC DEN had up to 3x (2 redeye, 1 daytime) daily to ANC this summer and SFO up to 2x on peak days. Both appear to be reduced to 1x da...

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by joeblow10
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 62
Views: 10659

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

Per United.com, UA is indeed going 3 daily on ORDANC. Wow! And all are redeyes leaving within 90 minutes of each other.... would be kind of shocked to see all 3 stick by the time next summer rolls around but who knows. Interesting that DL brought back daytime ANC-MSP service this year, would've fig...

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by joeblow10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95139

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I live in Chandler by the 202 and Alma School Road and it surprises me how fast I can get to Sky Harbor vs IWA much of the time. Right now I’m 17 min from PHX and 23 min from IWA. You’d almost have to be in Gilbert for IWA to be attractive, which is disappointing because I’d love to be able to fly ...

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by joeblow10
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 7050

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

I’d dispute the theory that half of Hawaii passengers are on miles. The airlines have total control over how many seats are available for redemption. Now WN on the other hand supposedly does NOT limit the number of redemptions per flight. They could be looking at their new Hawaii flights being a hu...

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by joeblow10
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 10298

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

On the schedules from what I gather they are planning in maximizing mid-day/evening departures from mainland hubs to allow more interior US cities to connect to Hawaii flights. Today bulk of Hawaii departures from mainland are early morning hours and late evening returns which limits hub connection...

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by joeblow10
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 11351

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

Is that WN service from PIT/IND/MDW/BWI and MKE to RSW correct? to jump from under daily or around daily to 4-6 daily seems very odd unless WN has some huge plan for this airport, which currently they aren't even that popular here. Nice to see another GRB and another GRR from DTW I don't know about...

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by joeblow10
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SGU to close for four months in 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: SGU to close for four months in 2019

Even more bizarre they'd shut it down during the busiest months for the airport...

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12968

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

Is WN markedly worse than the legacies when regional operations are included? That does not seem to be the case generally. And, WN often has nonstops where other carriers do not. If I take a nonstop that is 70 percent likely to be on time, I have a 70 percent chance of arriving on time. If I take a...

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12968

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12968

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12968

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...

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by joeblow10
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 1021 SYR-MCO
Replies: 26
Views: 2516

Re: F9 1021 SYR-MCO

F9 has been such a cluster-you-know-what lately it's really not even funny... flights cancelled left and right with no advance notice, way too many aircraft out of service or MEL-ed, pilot strike looming, awful mess of a company at the moment. Being out of DEN I fly them on occasion to places like D...

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by joeblow10
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100021

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Btw has anyone just seen the new releases footage of that actual invented loop and recovery just feet over the water? Wow Link or user handle? +1 I'm sure it's a re-post but one user who has it is @CameronThomsen on twitter (Can't post direct link) Holy moly he had to be less than 100 feet over the...

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by joeblow10
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100021

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

nine4nine wrote:
Btw has anyone just seen the new releases footage of that actual invented loop and recovery just feet over the water? Wow


Link or user handle?

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by joeblow10
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100021

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Apparently Ketron Island (the crash site) is very sparsely populated...let's just pray the guy didn't take anybody out with him

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by joeblow10
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100021

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Yes the totally appropriate response to this would be "ban all flight simulators" ... but I'm sure we'll be hearing that from our well-informed politicians by early tomorrow morning

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by joeblow10
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100021

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Geez, what's with everyone stealing regional jets these days? I mean, if you're going to do something as idiotic as steal a commercial plane at least go all in and grab something cool like an A380 or 787. https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/08/03/teen-tried-to-steal-american-airlines-regi...

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by joeblow10
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2403

Re: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight

F9s entire staff outside of the FAs and Pilots is also subcontracted out, so who knows how prepared the folks are to deal with UMs or a situation like this. I’m not disparaging the staff or Frontiers choice of subcontracting it out, but obviously it’s probably easier to deal with unusual situations ...

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by joeblow10
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76104

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Heard from somebody that one of the big problems with inter island service is that WN would basically be relegated to operating out of the Mainland terminal at HNL... meaning you’d have to clear USDA and all their requirements even if only flying inter island. I’d be shocked if interisland is runni...

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by joeblow10
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76104

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Heard from somebody that one of the big problems with inter island service is that WN would basically be relegated to operating out of the Mainland terminal at HNL... meaning you’d have to clear USDA and all their requirements even if only flying inter island. I’d be shocked if interisland is runnin...

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR

dcajet wrote:
Yeah, but that one was back in June - this one happened today. Not sure why AVH is only publishing that one today. Maybe the JIAAC only made it public now?


Ah... gotcha. Just kind of assumed it would have been today/yesterday given how they usually publish Incidents

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Andes 738 birdstrike today at IGR

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc0f6be&opt=0
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Interesting: Avherald is reporting this Andes 738 was instructed to go around at IGR after drifting more than halfway down the runway without touching down. Odd...

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bc0f6be&opt=0

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by joeblow10
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5533

Re: F9 Expands to 6 new cities from RSW in Nov 18

I’m sure the PWM add is in response to their other PWM added routes that apparently have been selling like hot cakes (DEN and MCO at least, I don’t know about RDU). Whether it sticks is another story, but F9 seems to be the master of turning 50 PDEW markets into sustainable ones (if they succeed at ...

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by joeblow10
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 76104

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Bear in mind there is this supposed Hawaii announcement (w/ execs in HNL) tomorrow where we should be finding out more about targeted start dates. Not suggesting anything will actually be on sale, but I could easily see that being a central reason the extension got pushed back...especially if they c...

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by joeblow10
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4348

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Also... PDEW data is very tricky and complicated. 150-200 could theoretically easily sustain a nonstop, but it could also go belly up quickly. It's all about current routings and fares that those 150-200 are already using. And could you get more than 150-200 by offering connections via LA/SFO Great ...

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by joeblow10
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54767

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One would hope the tower in Durango would have alerted the pilot to the rapid change in conditions from one end of the airfield to the other, but I guess not? Are they equipped with some of the microburst/wind shear detection airports in the US are?

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by joeblow10
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54767

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

After seeing that video one has to wonder why they were even taking off... as one passenger said themselves

Especially with thunderstorms like that, just wait it out for 10-15 minutes and the worst of the system is past (as is clearly evidenced by the post-crash video showing even sunny skies)

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by joeblow10
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 9083

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

It is pretty interesting that WN, who supposedly doesn't "oversell" flights anymore (but does "overbook") would have the highest rate of invols...

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by joeblow10
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9161

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Interesting to see the FR24 data, seems the pilot's truly got caught off-guard. WN341 was actually the first to head thru the weather, with AA1897 going just slightly further to the North (~5-10 miles?) before headed thru the weather and apparently that's where they got pummeled. WN341 (slightly bef...

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