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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2161

Re: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?

Remember, also, that there is no TWA merger with AA; this was a purchase of the assets of a dead airline. This distinction is important historically, because the devil himself, Carl Icahn, took AA to court to enforce the continuation of the Karabu agreement. The courts ruled, however, this was not a...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The Avianca aircraft was on the ground for nearly two hours - I'm guessing passengers were processed at SAN and could go right to luggage claim at LAX? We continue to hear of the Queen of the Skies leaving the BA fleet, but I haven't seen any notes or updates on its retirement dates. I'd be horrifie...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Implications of WOW Air loss
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Implications of WOW Air loss

WOW Air was a nice try, but filling a plane with discounted airfares doesn't equal profitability. No interline agreement means no one is legally obligated to honor any of the tickets, and no one is going to rush in the fill in WOW's market of heavily discounted seats. And they'd be foolish to try. I...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AVA86/history/20190327/1750Z/SKBO/KSAN

You did indeed, sir! Good eye!!

I might have to go out and watch her!

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: AirAsia sorry for Ad gaff, "Get off in Thailand"

Another nominee in the "Chevy Nova" awards, which used to be presented annually to the worst in translations in international business. It is named after the Chevrolet model that, in Spanish, literally means "no go". Two others I can remember: "Nothing sucks like an Electrol...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: The benefit of computer travel agents over humans is..?

If I may come at this a different way: In answer to the OP's question, no one has told the computer this is illogical. The computer is analyzing only the lowest cost factor. "Shortest Distance" is not a filter the computer has been given, so therefore, it did its job. Back in late December...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14502

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

Often cheap fares are there to fill seats that otherwise would be empty. A commuter flight between two cities at a premium time might be full, but the aircraft needs to make a return trip, so sell seats off cheap on the return leg means you at least get some return. A cheap seat on a flight at an u...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 11549

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

An absolutely enthralling report. Bravo, sir - outstanding job!! So, they've got the airport, they've got the location, and they've got the catering - check, check, and check. Next step: re-certification. Get back into the EU. Then join the 21st century and get a website that allows people to, you k...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Michigan 1968
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Birmingham Michigan 1968

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gclookup?Q=UCR There is no airport with that code listed. I also can find no evidence that there was ever an airport in Birmingham, as historicaerials.com shows nothing but suburbanization back into the 50's. I tried looking around, but nothing. https://airport.globefeed....

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6093

Re: How many US states have you visited?

There are lots of map tools available for this kind of thing!!

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Wyoming and Delaware I've been on a train through, and North Carolina (CLT) and Michigan (DTW) at airports, but the other states are all feet-on-the-ground states.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4476

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

At the end of the winter seasons, ships that have been plying the waters of the Mexican Riviera make their way north to Vancouver, where they can begin the Alaska summer season. Repositioning cruises have lots of fans, myself included - we are hoping one day to do the Vancouver to San Diego cruise, ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Truck-on-Fire-Next-to-Plane-San-Diego-International-Airport-507519751.html

Anyone have any more information on this truck fire that occurred disturbingly close to this Delta A321? Yikes!

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9587

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

And because Russia and China don't hand off aircraft to one another, Mongolia acts as an intermediary on trans-Asian flights. Can you expand on this? A pretty good number of flights overfly the China-Russia border directly, are you suggesting some other aviation authority oversees ATC in this zone ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9587

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

I hope they dont have any emergency over iran. It has happened before with no problem: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=336203 It's probably not the first choice for a U.S. airline to divert to, given the lack of spare parts and no diplomatic relations; however, there is nothing inhe...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Winning Race to the Bottom
Replies: 26
Views: 2613

Re: American Winning Race to the Bottom

My experiences once on board an AA airplane have been no better and no worse than any of my domestic flights in coach. Some flight attendants are nicer and chattier than others; no different than anyone else. My experiences at DFW - and specifically IRROPS of the most minor scale compounded with rat...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5194

Re: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019

HA could add service to additional destinations on the U.S. mainland such as ORD, DFW, and DEN in order to defend market share in Hawaii. HA might be able to offer connections onto transatlantic flights to Europe at ORD, DFW, or DEN from Hawaii if (a) HA adds HNL-DFW, HNL-ORD, or HNL-DEN nonstop se...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7016

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

I guarantee she thought they were Muslims. Seems like most bias towards Sikh people is because ignorant folks don't know they're not Muslims. I mean, come on, if you're going to hate a whole group of people, at least know who those people are and are not. Never understood why some people confuse Si...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm still curious how WN is going to schedule these flights out of SAN. What percent will be O&D from SAN, and what percent is going to be connecting? Westbound the time change works in their favor, but eastbound without red-eyes is a different story. I guess there's no reason to expect anythin...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I saw on the news that Southwest already started the Hawaii flights. Does anyone know when they start the SAN-HNL flights? Probably not anyone who can say without getting fired (in other words, the Southwest networking planning guys and upper management). There was some speculation that they'd come...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denver Post Blizzard
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Denver Post Blizzard

Given that what I would consider to be United's least important route, BFL-DEN, is back on schedule operating normally, that would indicate that everything else is entirely back to normal.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!

In terms of mainline flights: American mainline left in 1999 Mexicana operated at BFL from March 2007 to April 2008. Allegiant was at Bakersfield from Nov 2010 to July 2011 Frontier was at BFL May 2014 to Nov 2014 2008 was a very bad year at BFL Mexicana to GDL left in April 2008 USAir ended BFL fl...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Runway 9's parking structure is not an issue. The displaced runway threshold for landing is there because of terrain (Balboa Park), not because of any buildings in the flight path. The parking structure is at the legal height, and its removal would provide no additional take-off or landing benefits....

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Runway 9's parking structure is not an issue. The displaced runway threshold for landing is there because of terrain (Balboa Park), not because of any buildings in the flight path. The parking structure is at the legal height, and its removal would provide no additional take-off or landing benefits....

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

A couple of points come to mind about PR in SAN: 1) Is there anything that PR can fly non-stop SAN-MNL? And if so, will it have to go out weight restricted? Being told you can't pack that extra bag of things to MNL from SAN isn't exactly a selling point... 2) If this new flight is indeed a one-stop,...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14053

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

It was my understanding that on a recent AA flight, there were issues getting fuel and getting the plane back this almost forced the crew to have to overnight in CCS which they want to avoid at all cost. Maybe they cancel for a week hoping the power outage/shortages settle for a bit I can recall an...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14053

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

So who is left now flying into CCS? Air Europa, COPA, and...?

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!

American mainline was gone from BFL before I left the city in 1999. Eagle was left, and even they pulled out. United Express soldiered on with the EM2 bumblebees to LAX and SFO for a while. Then with the new terminal came along with Continental to IAH - for a while. Same with DL to SLC, XJ to SMF an...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9533

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

There are a ton of Somalis but not a big demand to get back and forth from Addis Ababa either. Not real hard to figure out why... Well, technically Addis Ababa is in Ethiopia, the nation next door to Somalia, but I understand your point. Diaspora does not equal high business demand between location...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Remember also, these aren't exclusively international gates; they all have the option of being used for domestic OR international flights. It's a matter of getting an A330 docked without interfering with another gate. Is Gate 20 still A330 capable? That gate should never have been given to Alaska. ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 4692

Re: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.

https://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=NSFA&destination=PHNL Currently, the only flight between the nation of Samoa and the United States is operated by Fiji Airways. The southern Pacific is much closer tied culturally and economically to New Zealand and Australia. The nation of Samoa, ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Why does Hawaiian use a international gate? Because it can handle an A330? Way back when they started SAN service in 2000-ish, they used gate 20, which was also international capable. 51 also wasn't an international gate when they started using it. Remember also, these aren't exclusively internatio...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 6332

Re: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)

Interesting report - thanks for sharing! Was this your first experience with Amtrak? Part of the problem with trains in the U.S. is distance - San Diego to Chicago is in the neighborhood of 48 hours. Southwest will get you there in four. Amtrak can't compete over long distances. But they serve a vit...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: EWR and Slot Controlled: Not a Question of "If" but "When"

In my opinion, every single airport in the world should be "slot-controlled". And by that, I mean, maximum capacity should be figured out, and scheduling should be based upon that. For airports such as BFL, this would never be an issue. Even SAN isn't anywhere near its capacity, with the m...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9722

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

I've seen it snow in Denver in July,; I've seen it over 70 in February. The only thing predictable about weather in Denver is that it is unpredictable. When Mother Nature decides to do as she wishes, humanity needs to stand back and exercise patience. When she is through, however, Coloradans will ge...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9533

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

Condor flies there. That's an LH branch. SkyTeam has a massive monopoly for international flying out of MSP, so we'll see if BA or LH ever enter the market. It's possible. Condor isn't a branch of Lufthansa. It's been owned by the Thomas Cook group for some time now. Nothing else to add here. MSP h...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9533

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

As stated above, MSP is an established fortress hub for SkyTeam, who have flights to not one but two European hubs, AMS and CDG. Both London and Frankfurt would have to depend on local traffic on their end to drive traffic to MSP. Delta can make a daily LHR rotation work, primarily because they can ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

YouTube seems to have worked things out this morning - uploading a less-than-30 second video was accomplished in less than a minute. I don't know what their issue was last night, but here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GVpmjrCtyU&feature=youtu.be Sorry it's a bit grainy, but it's the b...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

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I got one picture and one video of the departure; however, YouTube is in a state of complete SNAFU, if you know what I mean, in that no videos are being processed. I will try again tomorrow.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!

That route stayed mainline on American with MD-80s for quite a while. Glad to see some expansion at BFL, it is a very cool little airport if you ever get the chance to explore it. If I remember correctly, for a while the last mainline flights to BFL were Mexicana Airbuses! I wonder what other US ai...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh to have seen these posts earlier, so to have taken video of her majesty's arrival today; however, I did snap photos from the street. Given the distance between me and the landing path, I'm surprised they turned out this well, but lo and behold that iPhone 7S+ was worth it! https://i.postimg.cc/GB...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Inaugural BFL-DFW March 4th!

After an absence of more than twenty years, American Airlines (well, Eagle, technically) has returned: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASH5831/history It has always broken my heart that BFL cannot sustain service. FAT and SMF are flying high, as are the airports from SBA to SBP. Business seems t...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 474
Views: 62843

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey Bob! I finally got to re-read the article, and one thing stuck out to me: ...and all but two of the 17 airlines serving SAN experienced an increase in passenger traffic. Which two airlines would this be? Sun Country? Allegiant? I really am stumped on this one! Interesting question, 'SAN4Ever . ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding
Replies: 33
Views: 10526

Re: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding

A lot of it depends on how the aircraft has been stored. There are multiple levels of "storing", ranging from temporary to extreme long-term. Even a plane that is no longer going to ever fly again is still valuable for its parts, but "parting" it out might not happen immediately,...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting through ATL in July - risk of thunderstorms?
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Connecting through ATL in July - risk of thunderstorms?

"You can set your watch by them" I was told at Atlanta airport by a Delta employee. They know what to do, how to do it, and we travelers just need to take a deep breath, watch it pass through, and then get on with our flights. All will be taken care of.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1676

Re: What old liveries would you like to see back again ?



This is the smartest retro livery around. Would that this be the new United - again!!

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last time you saw a certain aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Last time you saw a certain aircraft?

A bit off the OP's idea, but I think it qualifies nonetheless. Summer travel every year in the 1970's from Bakersfield, California, heading east, required a drive past the Mojave boneyards. One year there were all of TWA's retired Convair 880's, still replete with their gold globes. Year by year one...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top Unserved Routes from Asian Airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: Top Unserved Routes from Asian Airports

The numbers are interesting, but it is a fascinating study in "Number Don't Equal Profit 101". Indonesia - USA and Thailand - USA has so much competition it can't be anything but a bloodbath. The choices in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Singapore alone are enough to handle most of t...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3am scheduled departure from lgw
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

Re: 3am scheduled departure from lgw

Thank you to the original poster for the interesting question that has now piqued my curiosity into looking into Ukraine International (PS), Kiev, and relative distances in Europe. Given that Kiev is WAY too far east to ever have many intra-European connections, most of the connecting traffic will b...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report 1st March to 6th March - Birthday Trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 3567

Re: Trip Report 1st March to 6th March - Birthday Trip!

I'd love to hear more about your experience with this "Economy Delight". I've not heard of it - is it premium economy of some sort?

It does sound like you had a great time!

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline
Replies: 41
Views: 6274

Re: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline

(Rant ON): I have said it before, and I will say it again: Vulture Capitalism needs to die and burn in hell. The very idea that a company could be purchased solely to kill it is not just ridiculous, it is the antithesis of what business founders like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Henry Ford believed...

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