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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 631
Views: 80258

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the response's I saw another thread on contingency plan's for major airport's and was curious. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk You're welcome! I came across this article from the airport's website: https://san.org/News/Article-Detail/ArtMID/952/ArticleID/223/Second-Group-of-Innovato...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline operations question
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: Airline operations question

If the distances were shorter, you would see a "shuttle" like-approach to scheduling. However, even at JFK, there's the "evening rush hour" of trans-Atlantic departures, which arrive at their destination the next day. To depart earlier might mean an awkward arrival time at the d...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline operations question
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: Airline operations question

1) There is a very large market between the UK and South Africa. For example, 21,138 people with UK passports arrived at JNB alone in January 2019 (42,844 at JNB, CPT and DUR combined). That's an average of 681 people per day (1,382 for JNB, CPT and DUR combined) and doesn't even take into account ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services
Replies: 24
Views: 3217

Re: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services

That's exciting for Angola. What's the O&D demand like between Angola and the United States? Oil business. I'll bet dollars to donuts that the first route is IAH. That's been a scheduled charter route for years, and TAAG might be thinking they could get in on this deal. I read a trip report in ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 57
Views: 10085

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

But then again, in the U.S., Southwest isn't only in the southwest. Well, Delta originally was for "Mississippi Delta". :) Yup!! Very true!! And the joy of explaining to people that "Northwest" in the U.S. refers in actuality to the Northwest Territory of 1787, not the Pacific N...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 57
Views: 10085

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

One of the things to remember about the People's Republic: just because it is called "China Southern", doesn't mean that it is exclusive to southern China. Further, Hainan Airlines isn't based in Hainan - it's flying from other parts of China as well. I have fallen into the trap of that mi...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 631
Views: 80258

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

With only having one runway what is the contingency plan if the runway went down for a few days? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk From experience, if SAN is unuseable (fog mostly, but a closure by a disabled plane has happened before), ONT and LAX are the most likely diversion airports. Both ar...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7253

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

At the current time, only Caribbean Airways is flying JFK-GEO, and even that doesn't seem to be daily: https://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=SYCJ&destination=KJFK Personally, I don't believe that the yields are going to be good enough to support two carriers on the JFK route, but if AA...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7253

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

At the current time, only Caribbean Airways is flying JFK-GEO, and even that doesn't seem to be daily: https://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=SYCJ&destination=KJFK Personally, I don't believe that the yields are going to be good enough to support two carriers on the JFK route, but if AA ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 631
Views: 80258

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

SANMAN66 wrote:
I can remember during the 80s when AA had two DC-10s on the SAN-JFK run.


Wasn't there also SAN-LAX-IAD and SAN-LAX-BOS on DC-10's and/or 762's?

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 631
Views: 80258

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

AA’s SAN-JFK complete cut is related to the MAX grounding and the JFK runway closure although it is not a MAX route and no carriers have been forced to cut flights at JFK because of the runway construction. It will probably be back once those issues are resolved. However the fact that they chose JF...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19630

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

South African Airways flies JNB-JFK, which obviously has to rely on O&D alone to sustain the route, which obviously is enough. Perhaps it is a matter of enough Star Alliance card holders in the American northeast driving extra demand during the Southern African summer that has brought this rout...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19630

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

South African Airways flies JNB-JFK, which obviously has to rely on O&D alone to sustain the route, which obviously is enough. Perhaps it is a matter of enough Star Alliance card holders in the American northeast driving extra demand during the Southern African summer that has brought this route...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6193

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

Since there was no problem with QF's A380 arrival and departure at PHX, that means there is at least one runway A380 capable, and therefore taxiways capable of transporting it off a runway as well. Was the entire airport made A380 ready years ago? Or were a particular set built for extra strength al...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska flight 1138
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: Alaska flight 1138

No more a coincidence than JetBlue flight 619 serves San Diego, a city with (primarily) the area code of 619...

Yep, sometimes flight numbers are completely random, sometimes they do mean something...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

Re: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?

Because the default view became 3D, which is a highly processed product from several different images and angles If you want to see the airplanes, disable the option "Globe" (in your language). Sometimes it's the way to see a more recent image Thank you for this information - ever since t...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should DL launch DTW-HKG service?
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Should DL launch DTW-HKG service?

Unless the bean counters have summoned the dark lords of the underworld they frequently utilize to create the necessary premium traffic willing to pay for this non-stop, it isn't going to happen.

And when it comes from the Detroit & U.S. side, Delta will fly it.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week
Replies: 16
Views: 2578

Re: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week

And I'll bet they are already sold out on many of the fares - even on the extra sections. High demand = rising prices, and in an off season low demand = lower prices or loss of the flight completely. On most economic issues, I'm a virulent anti-vulture capitalist/anti-monopoly middle of the road guy...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45008

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

I actually misread the topic at first and thought an A300 enroute from JFK to LAX had clipped a wing. "How old IS this topic?" I definitely can tell when the coffee hasn't kicked in yet! As for responding to the story, there's not enough data to know what happened, so no blaming the airlin...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

I knew I had heard of this story before! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_heist Avoiding airport security and/or storming an airport has happened around the world for many years. Pan Am, Karachi, 1986, Air France, Algiers, 1994. In my own case, while waiting to take off at PHX in June, 2005, ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2225

Re: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?

If this picture is indeed 1955, then we are talking about the previous facilities, from where the Eagle's Nest and some general aviation facilities are located. http://www.historicaerials.com/viewer This is basically "Google Satellite" from previous years. Type in LAX and it will show you ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans Hanoi to Los Angeles With a Stop in Taipei in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 3029

Re: Bamboo Airways Plans Hanoi to Los Angeles With a Stop in Taipei in 2020

So, HAN-TPE-LAX on Bamboo Airways will be in competition with: Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, American Airlines at HKG, Eva Air and China Airlines at TPE, Asiana and Korean Air at ICN, JAL and ANA at NRT, and these aren't even including the increasing options via the People's Republic of China....

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2802

Re: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.

What are the penalties for someone who checks a gun unlocked into their baggage? Can't vouch for this, but this law firm claims; For example, the TSA fine for undeclared or improperly packaged firearms discovered in checked luggage is $650 to $1,310. The fine for a loaded handgun found at a securit...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23456

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

However, I will defend the right of the city to restrict the airport's usage, as it is within their territorial limits, Yet they take federal airport improvement grants. As do many other airports around the U.S. with a curfew, SNA, BUR, and SAN among them. Some are more restricted than others, but ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4853

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Because of Air India 181/182 in 1985, we learned (sadly) of the need for an intermediate stop (at least at the time) in flying between eastern Canada and India. And in that era, you flew to DEL or BOM, and then transferred. I was a little intrigued by this comment. I am well aware of the tragedy of...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23456

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

For a city that is as hell-bent on getting rid of their airport completely - at least to commercial traffic - I find it funny that LGB is now telling B6 to "use their slots". This mentality from many of the citizens and their elected officials gave us the cognitive dissonance that claims t...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2802

Re: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.

I started a thread on this after this one was posted, which was correctly closed and locked with a link to this one. Moderators, thank you for doing the right thing (it doesn't bother me at all), but the search feature didn't work at all trying to find this original thread. That being said, this wom...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 631
Views: 80258

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

A view of Friday's landing (March 29, 2019) of our continental guest, D-AIFD. My own video from one of my favorite watching spots - quick, but dramatic. What a nice video; thank you for sharing, 'SAN4ever . I love the soundtrack too! The pleasure is always mine! And every evening I am out there, th...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Packing Weapons In Checked Baggage = Arrest In Cayman Islands
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Packing Weapons In Checked Baggage = Arrest In Cayman Islands

I have zero sympathy for any of my countrymen who are truly stupid enough to bring a weapon - especially a gun - into a foreign country: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2019/04/01/wisconsin-cruise-passenger-facing-gun-charge-cayman-islands/3329753002/?fbclid=IwAR333bZWnMkt0InP7-EeFnNFq...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4853

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Because of Air India 181/182 in 1985, we learned (sadly) of the need for an intermediate stop (at least at the time) in flying between eastern Canada and India. And in that era, you flew to DEL or BOM, and then transferred. Today, the number of one-stop-and-connections between YYZ/YUL - India is sta...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10570

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

Remember also the capacity of United's 767-400's and 767-300's: https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/United_Airlines/information.php I don't know which version of the 763 UA is using for EWR-EZE, but I doubt it is the version with F, simply because the 764 doesn't offer that at all. Interestingly, pre...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10570

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

Remember also the capacity of United's 767-400's and 767-300's: https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/United_Airlines/information.php I don't know which version of the 763 UA is using for EWR-EZE, but I doubt it is the version with F, simply because the 764 doesn't offer that at all. Interestingly, prem...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service
Replies: 20
Views: 3048

Re: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service

I believe SFO-BLR is a nerd-bird route for LH...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2413

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

My first real spiritual experience as a young child was being at LAX in the early 1970's and seeing a Pan Am 747 taking off. I understood, in general, what I was seeing, but I almost couldn't accept the input. A man-made aluminum tube - with two decks, no less - was traveling down the runway at incr...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8792

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

I'm sorry if this question was answered above, but I didn't see: will all eight of the runways have ILS? If so, how much will that improve operations in "low clouds" situations? No, 13R does not have and will not get ILS. You can't run simultaneous 13 landings because of airspace restrict...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 5051

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA) ...N-American airport: Bakersfield International ... Latin America airport airport: Morelia General Francisco J Mujica (MLM) ...Asian airport: Survey says? X ...African airport: Survey says? X ...Non-continental airport: Honolulu International A...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8792

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

In the words of Marvin the Martian, "oh, delays, delays, delays..." Crossing my fingers that all goes well, but if Mother Nature decides to get in the way, good luck! I'm sorry if this question was answered above, but I didn't see: will all eight of the runways have ILS? If so, how much wi...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34405

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

https://i.postimg.cc/sQRgJthV/LAX-01.jpg The LAX In & Out is safe. I imagine that ambulance-chasing attorneys are already salivating at the thought of "Citizens for Responsible Airport Planning" (CRAP, or whatever name they want to call themselves) lining up at their doors to represen...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9342

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

I have always been fascinated with EWR and its flights to India - it has (at least in the recent past) been able to sustain not one, not two, but three daily non-stops to the subcontinent. To the best of my knowledge, even JFK didn't have this many non-stops. That's impressive! To the topic at hand:...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 81
Views: 5779

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

September, 2010: SAN-DFW (N482AA) and DFW-SAN (N16545) on AA. The outgoing flight boarded just fine. And then we sat there for an hour with no explanation. The whole flight simply took place one hour later. A completely unremarkable flight in every way, except for taking an hour on the ground with n...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 139
Views: 18403

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Question for those in the know: What is the secret of UA's BFL-DEN flights? Bakersfield, the truly forgotten city and airport in the state of California, has nearly 67% leakage to LAX, but also to the rest of Southern California, Fresno, and Las Vegas. Its business climate is oil (which will drive p...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 631
Views: 80258

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WZKZ2Ni12A A view of Friday's landing (March 29, 2019) of our continental guest, D-AIFD. My own video from one of my favorite watching spots - quick, but dramatic. I'm having a rough time figuring out what Lufthansa's five days per week is, at is seems to be constan...

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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: 2173

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: 631
Views: 80258

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: 1294

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: 631
Views: 80258

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: 1418

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: 2060

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: 14563

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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