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by Acey559
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

At the end of the day, SY is going to struggle to staff those airplanes just as badly as Southern is. Perhaps worse, as at least Southern knows how the operation runs day to day. Care to elaborate a bit more? From the outside looking in, Sun Country doesn’t seem to have any issues running 738s on d...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2825

Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

I own and fly a PA-28-235. I love that plane but unfortunately it seems like there’s never enough time to fly as often as I’d like!

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by Acey559
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Anecdotal to be sure, but during my time at ATI I would notice a fair amount of diapers being loaded and unloaded from the pallets/containers. Also consumer electronics such as TVs were frequent on our aircraft. Most items were of course in cardboard boxes so I couldn’t tell what they were, but of ...

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Anecdotal to be sure, but during my time at ATI I would notice a fair amount of diapers being loaded and unloaded from the pallets/containers. Also consumer electronics such as TVs were frequent on our aircraft. Most items were of course in cardboard boxes so I couldn’t tell what they were, but of t...

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by Acey559
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I heard SFO is coming back to the AMZ network but apparently that’s been pushed back a month at least. I heard of at least one more city coming up but I honestly can’t remember what it is. Either way it looks like there will be new routes early next year.

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by Acey559
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I heard a rumor today regarding a shake-up in the AMZ flying. There have been rumblings that with the Atlas aircraft shifting around and Southern having issues staffing their 737s, Amazon is considering adding Swift Air and Dynamic to the fray. Swift would cover the 737 and Dynamic will operate the ...

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by Acey559
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Star Wars Themed 738 Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

Re: United's Star Wars Themed 738 Livery

The new safety demo will be Star Wars themed as well. Not sure when it debuts though.

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by Acey559
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40770

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

To the UA A350 naysayers: United have 74 x 772s, most of which are 15-24 years old. If you subtract the 45 x A350s, United have only 22 widebodies on firm order (18 787s + 4 773s), so if UA didn't want the A350s, would they not have already placed another large order for 787/777s?? The 787-9 is sol...

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by Acey559
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Off topic but I was updating my work EFB before my trip this evening and it appears that United will be utilizing AMES at ILN for 767 heavy checks. I’m not sure what kind of schedule or when it starts, but it brought a smile to my face. I’d welcome the chance to fly into ILN again! AMES is really b...

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by Acey559
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Off topic but I was updating my work EFB before my trip this evening and it appears that United will be utilizing AMES at ILN for 767 heavy checks. I’m not sure what kind of schedule or when it starts, but it brought a smile to my face. I’d welcome the chance to fly into ILN again!

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by Acey559
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

One "quiet" addition to the Amazon work is N395CM. As you probably know, it filled in for the "Aloha Cargo"-liveried NAC aircraft, N399CM, which runs LAX-HNL and which was in maintenance at ILN for just-short of two months. Because NAC doesn't have ETOPS yet, and has its hands f...

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by Acey559
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 220103

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Do the repatriation flights have any cabin crew or will it be just to get the people home? And who's flying the remaining 450,000 affected people from other countries? United is offering special fares to get people home. I didn’t look into the details, I just saw the headline on our employee intran...

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by Acey559
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Airliner of all time
Replies: 34
Views: 2003

Re: Your Favorite Airliner of all time

Mine is the DC-9 as it was the first jetliner I ever flew on and sparked my future career. I love the 767 too as it was the first widebody I ever flew on. Later in life it became the first airplane I ever flew as a captain. Honorable mention goes to the 747 because it’s just a gorgeous airplane.

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by Acey559
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

For what it’s worth, I was talking with a pilot formerly under the AAWW umbrella who stated a similar claim as to many of the Atlas 767s going away. He didn’t mention ATI (or anyone, for that matter) as the receiving carrier, only that they were going away. I spoke to a buddy of mine who is still at...

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by Acey559
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 9333

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

For what it’s worth: ORD 777 displacements will be 20 CA and 70 FO.

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by Acey559
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)
Replies: 63
Views: 13229

Re: Captain Al Haynes has Flown West (UA232)

Rest in peace, Al. Will be a somber day at TK for sure. Might be a dumb question but what was his connection to TK? The whole code is DENTK (Denver Center for Training and Knowledge), which is where the pilot’s and some FAs train. Indeed I’m sure things will not quite be the same. I just went throu...

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by Acey559
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

One way is to search the SDRs at the FAA web site. https://av-info.faa.gov/sdrx/ On the left side of the page, look for Public Functions, and underneath it, click on Search Reports. Do not put the N before the registration number or it won't fit in the search box. The result is a list in no kind of...

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by Acey559
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Atlas definitely flew into ILN last time around. I think it was for a shorter duration that ABX/ATI but I definitely remember seeing them there for at least a little while.

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by Acey559
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Some pilot questions for those of you in the know?? Can you fly for two airlines?? or are the monthly limits the only flying you can do legally?? Could you fly for a small cargo op on your days off from say UPS/Amazon carriers etc?? Thanks in advance. My airline ops experience is limited to ramp op...

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by Acey559
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Some pilot questions for those of you in the know?? Can you fly for two airlines?? or are the monthly limits the only flying you can do legally?? Could you fly for a small cargo op on your days off from say UPS/Amazon carriers etc?? Thanks in advance. My airline ops experience is limited to ramp op...

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by Acey559
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N367AZ will be placed on the ATI OpSpecs within the next couple weeks and should enter service in August.

N255CM is now an ETOPS aircraft and will be flying the Pacific Freighter flights until N395CM returns from C Check, then it (255) will go back to being the network spare.

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by Acey559
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17499

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I think CVG still has a smoking room. There’s a smoke shop on the B concourse and I believe there’s a smoking room behind it.

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by Acey559
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

And we add another ILN flight tonight (6/30/19): BDL-ILN-? (ABX 762). And DFW-ILN-PHX seems to have switched from an ATI 762 to an ATI 763 the past two nights. And it looks like the typical aircraft routing for ANC will be TPA-ILN-SEA-ANC-PHX-TPA. ALSO, Southern added IAH-RFD-IAH in the past few da...

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by Acey559
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another bit of info is that the normal ATI hot spare in SMF will transition to become a PHX hot spare sometime soon. Our bids made note of the change but didn’t give an exact date.

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 8396

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

The worst facility I’ve come across so far is Mumbai Oceanic. Absolutely awful. Between the terrible HF radios and their accent, it’s almost better not even trying. I’m not trying to sound like an ass as I know not everyone speaks English well, but they’re especially bad. Plus it’s a VERY busy area....

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

We received our briefing guides for the new ILN ops a day or two ago and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. I hesitate to post too much on an open forum but since this is the first station to be staffed with Amazon employees, the whole thing seems to have stepped up a notch. I think Amazon ha...

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by Acey559
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

We received our briefing guides for the new ILN ops a day or two ago and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. I hesitate to post too much on an open forum but since this is the first station to be staffed with Amazon employees, the whole thing seems to have stepped up a notch. I think Amazon has...

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

SEA-ANC-PHX will be an ATI route to start. I’m guessing there will be more routes following this one, and Amazon likes to shuffle things around so it could go to Atlas or ABX in the future.

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by Acey559
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

For those interested, the routing will be SEA-ANC-PHX.

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Just a cursory search of our bids shows TPA-ILN-SEA and RFD-ILN-PHX mixed in with lots of DFW. I’m wondering if it’s going to ramp up slowly to give the new ground crews time to get up to speed. Oddly, in two weeks I only fly to ILN once. Normally we do a circular routing and touch mostly the same c...

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

What cities will be served out of ILN? I’ll be flying DFW-ILN (barring any schedule changes) but I’d have to see where else. As Whiplash posted above, Atlas will be starting shortly after and he’d probably be able to give you a better idea of their routes. I’ll look at the bids to see where ATI wil...

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

My schedule shows I should be in ILN in July 5th but our travel department notified us of a potential schedule change. Not sure if it’s ILN specific or maybe Amazon is reducing the schedule as they often do on holidays.

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by Acey559
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42373

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

One thing I’ve noticed flying the 757 (and the 767 for that matter) is if the reversers are deployed before the nosewheel is on the ground, the nose has a tendency to want to drop pretty rapidly so one has to be ready for that. It’s not violent and nothing that can’t be overcome, but if it’s true t...

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by Acey559
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42373

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

One thing I’ve noticed flying the 757 (and the 767 for that matter) is if the reversers are deployed before the nosewheel is on the ground, the nose has a tendency to want to drop pretty rapidly so one has to be ready for that. It’s not violent and nothing that can’t be overcome, but if it’s true th...

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by Acey559
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5257

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

Answered my own question - thanks to http://www.routesonline.com. Amsterdam – Chicago O’Hare eff 27OCT19 787-9 replaces 747-400COMBI, 5 weekly Amsterdam – Chicago eff 30MAR20 4 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing 777-200ER So scheduled KLM 747 service will end in Chicago on October 26 2019. Sa...

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by Acey559
Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!
Replies: 15
Views: 2942

Re: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!

Looks like ICE841 is holding now. I can see them leaving ICT if they were told the airport would be opening up shortly, but still risky obviously because stuff like this is hard to gauge when dealing with a good sized airport and lots of scattered debris. This makes for a pretty long day for passeng...

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by Acey559
Wed May 29, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!
Replies: 15
Views: 2942

Re: MCI Shut Down due to Flying Debris from Tornado 20 miles Away!

My brother-in-law and his family live in Lawrence and it just missed them. His wife was scheduled to fly back from ORD tonight (ironically they’re having their own issues this evening) but obviously that isn’t happening. This spring has indeed been crazy all over the place.

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by Acey559
Tue May 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5587

Re: Equine Flights

What is an "equine flight"? What is "the Preakness"? What is "MLW"? There's a lot to learn in this thread! ;) Flights with horses as their primary cargo. The Preakness is one of the major horse races here in the US. Maximum Landing Weight Hope that helps! If it was the...

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by Acey559
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there...

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by Acey559
Fri May 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating.


5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today.

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by Acey559
Wed May 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N730WE enroute to CVG Excellent! And directly to Dean Baldwin Painting at ROW! I’m here in CVG and was hoping to catch a glimpse but missed it when crew scheduling called. Hopefully it will be out of paint and on cert soon. In other news, 373AA just finished with a triple gear change down in TPA an...

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by Acey559
Mon May 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

791 has about 43000 cycles and fewer than 60,000 hours on her. So she is on the lighter side of the median of the -200 fleet at ATSG. She is line number 106, so not even close to the oldest active one. 739 on the other hand... In terms of calendar age, she's the current winner, although when 741 ge...

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by Acey559
Sun May 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Don't know what will happen eventually to ex-AA 737s. For now, it seems that GECAS is sourcing the Amazon conversions from lease returns of passenger aircraft in its existing fleet. (The first three Amazon conversions were all of gold-plated versions leased by GECAS originally to ATA Airlines in th...

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by Acey559
Thu May 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CoThG wrote:
When does the ILN night sort start?


Sometime in June. I don’t know the exact date but the plan is to get things going next month.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Envoy Air's fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Question about Envoy Air's fleet

As mentioned above, the -140 is actually a variant of the -135 (KL). The -140 moniker is essentially just marketing as there is no type certificate for an EMB-140, it’s a variation of the -135. American Eagle (Envoy) did operate a number of -135s (37 seats) but got rid of them a while ago. That was ...

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by Acey559
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5933

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

The really cool thing was watching the ORD controllers launch aircraft in all directions to clear traffic out after thunderstorms. Back when the 32s and 4/22s were open they used to launch airplanes all over the place. Unfortunately those days are probably gone with most of the intersecting runways ...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6447

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

I just landed in PHX and saw QF7 take off. Ironically I was coming from DFW and somehow we made it out on time with no issues. Seems like it got bad after I left.

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by Acey559
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

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

Lots in CVG. My airline flies to LAX, SEA, PHL, TUL, AUS, MSY and MEM on behalf of DHL. There are numerous others though not all contractors have their aircraft painted in DHL colors.

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by Acey559
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178887

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A colleague of mine shared a new station opening up in June. Anyone know? It’s not the new ILN hub. Should be ANC. ATI will be operating the route and at this point it isn’t known what the city pairs will be, but rumors are that it will probably be SEA. Also, I heard that when ILN opens up, ATI wil...

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by Acey559
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?

I’m booked on an AA MD-80 this coming Friday from DFW-CVG. I think CVG gets two or three MDs a day from DFW.

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