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by Moosefire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23076

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Doesn’t the pattern on the dress look a whole lot like the new AS uniforms?

The double zipped sweater screams “Stan Herman US uniforms” from the merger with HP.

Cut of the pilot uniform looks good, tie color seems odd.

Below the wing looks great.

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by Moosefire
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3799

Re: Peak Flying Questions

Atlas is operating 6 747s for FedEx on CDG, STN, SJU, HNL, and OAK. Amerijet is also operating a 763 on South America runs.

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by Moosefire
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 179729

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Just curious. I mean if IND is to supplant MEM for sort....would think it would get other FX ops. I dunno...Those 747-8 s carry @50% more than a 767. UPS will have 28 when all get delivered. Suspect many will get to SDF. They should keep SDF volumes growing nicely Likely FX is shifting to ever larg...

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by Moosefire
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24117

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

rjsampson wrote:
Not an airline.. But I believe FedEx currently has the largest fleet of A310s currently in service. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken.


Definitely an airline ;)

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by Moosefire
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints
Replies: 30
Views: 5230

Re: Norwegian tops the charts for complaints

Did nearly 10 hours on a wet leased Privilage Style 777 operating FCO-EWR with no IFE whatsoever. That alone makes me believe the stats

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by Moosefire
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 7007

Re: Pan Am European Ops

There’s tons of info right here on A.net, no reason to start another thread. Why is it that some topics are allowed to come up over and over without snark, yet others (like this) get shot down? Just because someone discussed it in a thread 8 years ago, does that mean that another thread can't be st...

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by Moosefire
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5933

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

FedEx does it both eastbound and westbound.

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by Moosefire
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner pilots report being hit with laser
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: Airliner pilots report being hit with laser

This is very common. Not news.

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by Moosefire
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 619
Views: 110333

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread.

Any pics out there? Or is it effectively the same interior as the current 321s?

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by Moosefire
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 14302

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

They need to stop pussy footing around and open a focus in the midwest. IND, CMH, STL could all be candidates for a focus/hub city to grow revenues and profit. Pretty much only DL, UA and AA have any midwest focus and WN. All of these cities have solid FF bases for the legacies. If B6 could show up...

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by Moosefire
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 15188

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

And this shows exactly why the pilot shortage will never happen in the volumes predicted. You’ll fit in perfect at Skywest (Skypest). Hope you never need protection from the company there Did I ever say I'll be at SkyWest? No. If all goes as planned I'll be at Piedmont. Thanks for (not) asking. You...

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by Moosefire
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 95311

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I am hearing that there is an announcement tomorrow. I think they will announce as many additions as cuts. Maybe not new stations in as many numbers, but new routes. New focus city? I don't know much about B6 but for new focus city, how about AUS? I know DL has increased a lot there but B6 holds th...

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by Moosefire
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 7716

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

The "what if" questions are pretty much senseless. No on can say for certain the litany of possibilities had stayed in line. I just get these senseless questions. I've been on here 15 years, and some threads and posts are just plain stupid. Amen, it’s pure fantasy and happens every week. ...

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by Moosefire
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2243

Re: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

Avg salary at a regional is $24 USD. Granted they don’t get paid hours for sitting around....perhaps that’s something that can be argued for with unions. Paying a couple pilots an extra $150-200 really cost that much extra divided amongst 50-100 seats? Doubtful. At the same time....a couple years a...

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by Moosefire
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 16468

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I know this is all a pipe dream, but you could make a case for a 4-way combination of SY/B6/AS and HA. As one airline you would have widebodies for the Pacific and perhaps a few leftovers to begin Atlantic service. You would have strong hubs at SEA-PDX-JFK-BOS-MSP-HNL-FLL. All this combination lack...

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by Moosefire
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 16468

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I know this is all a pipe dream, but you could make a case for a 4-way combination of SY/B6/AS and HA. As one airline you would have widebodies for the Pacific and perhaps a few leftovers to begin Atlantic service. You would have strong hubs at SEA-PDX-JFK-BOS-MSP-HNL-FLL. All this combination lack...

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by Moosefire
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 16468

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Jetblue also lost its "coolness" factor. I remember when jetblue first came out, the TVs / direct TV on each seat was revolutionary. Now, other air carriers have wireless internet and have an app where you can watch movies. They no longer have a unique product. Eh I respectfully disagree....

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by Moosefire
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 16468

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Big changes are coming to JetBlue. From someone that knows a bit more… I honestly don’t see a path forward as a standalone entity with this management team in place. They are too cautious, risk-averse, and slow to respond and execute. The net result is a fleet of planes and a LCC product better pos...

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by Moosefire
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6916

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

What’s the conflict? Companies win contracts to be exclusive vendors all the time. McGee bid and won.

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by Moosefire
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14007

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

“The only solution”ha!

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by Moosefire
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 10002

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

airtran737 wrote:
The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill.


Sorry to hear that. We wear M&H at my company and it’s pretty low quality...always been jealous of the latest generation AA pilot uniform.

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by Moosefire
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9993

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

Wasn’t this just talked about at length two weeks ago?

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by Moosefire
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: B6/PF Interlining Agreement
Replies: 19
Views: 3642

Re: RUMOUR: B6/PF Interlining Agreement

Interlining is tough to get excited about, but B6 sure loves to hype it.

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by Moosefire
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Offering More Substantial Food on Domestic First Refreshment Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: American Offering More Substantial Food on Domestic First Refreshment Flights

Very glad to see it. The snack basket was getting old. Thanks for sharing!

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by Moosefire
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 95311

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

It’s tough to imagine but what about HOU? It’s been open over ten years but still only has 2-3 flights (it peaked with 4). I can appreciate token service to major markets for the sake of serving them, but if they’re serious about doing some cutting Hobby wouldn’t shock me.

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by Moosefire
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15729

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

This really is a valid question (at least with respect to the US market. Assuming the current market dynamics continue, the legacy US pilot groups are doubtful to give an inch on scope. Considering the amount of aircraft that are allowed up to (but not above) the 50 seat limit, I’m surprised the leg...

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by Moosefire
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 13599

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Deltabravo1123 wrote:
All I can say is they better not f*** it up. They have one of the best liveries in America. Timeless, even by 2018 standards.


Yup, I’d love to see some “retro” stripes tails make a return.

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by Moosefire
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 8918

Re: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues (unconfirmed)

The last of the 3 aircraft was released quite a few weeks ago. Considering this was the first time this issue had been discovered (even after an SB came out to prevent this issue years ago) on any E190 so yes, it took significant time to work it. 2 of the a/c had findings during heavy checks, the 3...

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by Moosefire
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue E190 wing spar issues
Replies: 37
Views: 8918

JetBlue E190 wing spar issues

Literally heard on the crew bus from a B6 guy that they have 2-3 E190s that have been grounded for problematic wing spares and will likely be parked as Embraer engineering does not currently have a fix. Haven’t seen this discussed elsewhere... any insights from the JetBlue folks? Even with the 190 s...

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by Moosefire
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15992

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

JetBlue also says it doesn't believe in MINT lounges because all its terminals are built with comfort in mind for ALL that fly JetBlue and that they are very expensive to operate. Without a decent lounge, JetBlue will have a hard time becoming anything more than a niche airline. Every other upper t...

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by Moosefire
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 13181

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Excellent thread and comments so far. Very interesting and thanks for the stories. I've heard that FedEx and UPS pilots can fly on each other's aircraft to reposition I assume. Is this true? How do cargo pilots, not just FedEx and UPS, but ATLAS, Kalitta, etc., reposition domestically vs internatio...

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by Moosefire
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 2461

Re: JetBlue raising fees

Bringing humanity back to flying. Oh wait. JetBlue has fallen so far from where it was when it was able to disrupt markets with culture and innovation. Now the greedy scumbags who run it are ruining it, running it right into the ground. Happy jetting. Agreed. Have you forgotten that it has the most...

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 13181

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

This is really interesting. Thank you for all the replies. I am not really sure why, amongst my love for aviation, the cargo world has ever fascinated me. Many of the things that have been said here, I had no clue about. A question for the guys that fly heavy cargo planes: how many seats are there ...

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by Moosefire
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 13181

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Fedex is the top pilot job on earth. Preemo, Top dog, head honcho. I don’t completely agree. While an amazing job no doubt, the other highly desirable airlines offer better schedule fexability, and pilot bases with nearly as good pay. Bases, yes. Scheduling flexibility... not a chance. FedEx has th...

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