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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1821
Views: 240577

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

A max is on the way to Fairbanks 8-) I'm lost...and I'm curious. Does this mean it's the first one to visit FAI, or is there some other significance? It’s actually just a test flight. But it was in jest to all my previous comments about how Alaska hasn’t sent any revenue Max’s to Alaska yet. And si...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1821
Views: 240577

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

A max is on the way to Fairbanks 8-)

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55358

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

scbriml wrote:
B620 departed 14:27BST on its way back to NY.

It drives me crazy seeing JetBlue flights listed as B6XX haha it’s confusing to my eyes

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

Re: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

DIRECTFLT wrote:
I guess this spells the end of windows on commercial flights. Can't have nice things.
Safety First!!

I like how anyone here thinks those windows can be kicked out

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

Re: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

schernov wrote:
Mother of the kid was on the flight and the article said he got physical with her as well. So that's a sign of kid out of control.

There needs to be a ban and then a medical evaluation to be unbanned.

Sure you can do something temporary but a lifetime travel ban to a kid is insanity.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Time for actions like these to have consequences. No fly list for life. But some snowflake judge will dismiss all charges if there even are charges filed. The air line needs to go federal and ban for life …… Bro he’s 13. Chill. No. There is no chill in big metal tube hurling through the sky at 550 ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

If the juvenile in question has or has had such difficulties traveling in cramped spaces, why would the parent(s) force him to do so now. It would seem that the parents should have made other more suitable travel arrangements for the boy rather than subject him to the rigors of crowded commercial a...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Tomsixty2 wrote:
Time for actions like these to have consequences. No fly list for life. But some snowflake judge will dismiss all charges if there even are charges filed. The air line needs to go federal and ban for life ……

Bro he’s 13. Chill.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13411

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

It’s weird that they don’t carry those zip tie handcuffs on planes at this point

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62449

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Anyone have a rough guess what this hiccup is going to cost Spirit in actual $$? A hundred million - less? more? It’s really hard to quantify stuff like this. You also save a bunch of Money when you cancel a ton of flights that maybe were below break even. They also won’t have to pay for the contra...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I’ve never been convinced this fall is gonna be good for airlines. With school going back and business travel still depressed who is gonna be flying? October is already the slowest month of the year normally Not sure where this originated, but October is not the slowest month for air travel by any ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I’ve never been convinced this fall is gonna be good for airlines. With school going back and business travel still depressed who is gonna be flying? October is already the slowest month of the year normally

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by 32andBelow
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Places with mask mandates like Vegas are gonna take a hit.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3837

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

There was a federal hiring freeze in place at the time of the PATCO strike, though the FAA was hiring one controller when two would retire. I was fortunate enough to have made it to the top on the hiring list in the Southwest Region when Aug. 3, 1981 came. I got the call on Aug. 6th, to report to t...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62449

Re: Spirit operational challenges

*BARE* minimum staff to turn an A319/A320/A321/737 is *4*. 1 up above on the jetbridge/gate, 3 on the ramp. You need a marshaller and ONE wing walker on each side for safety. Marshaller can throw the chocks. Attach ground power, then go open the pit. left wing walker can put the cones up around the...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s happened to the___source.com webpages
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: What’s happened to the___source.com webpages

Running a website needs people who know well how the plumbing behind it is set up. The Source websites needed updates every single day. That means burning a lot of somebody's time on a daily basis It rarely works with lots of volunteers unless you have a VERY robust mechanism to control how people ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beaver plane crash in Alaska
Replies: 15
Views: 4152

Re: Beaver plane crash in Alaska

I have tried to research the company involved in this crash. It appears their website has been pulled. Does anyone know what their fleet consisted of? Apparently the ceiling was only 900 feet at the time of the crash. Why would they even attempt to fly a tour with such a low ceiling? A lot do these...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beaver plane crash in Alaska
Replies: 15
Views: 4152

Re: Beaver plane crash in Alaska

I have tried to research the company involved in this crash. It appears their website has been pulled. Does anyone know what their fleet consisted of? Apparently the ceiling was only 900 feet at the time of the crash. Why would they even attempt to fly a tour with such a low ceiling? A lot do these...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62449

Re: Spirit operational challenges

I am skeptical it would make that much of a difference. You have to have three rampers just to get the plane in and out of the gate. I don't think have them unload/load the bags in between is all that labor intensive. The labor shortage at NK has mainly been the customer facing staff. I can spot th...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 186799

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Serious question: Can the vending machines at SGU handle the load from a 737-800 load of ULCC passengers? HVN is same! Even with the terminal modification plans that were made public .. showing the new modular check in, gate and office buildings (trailers) to be added .. . there will STILL be nowhe...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62449

Re: Spirit operational challenges

usflyer msp wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Why don’t they not accept checked bags for a couple weeks?


What difference is that going to make?

It takes a lot of bodies to run bags around An airport and load them in and out of a plane.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62449

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Jshank83 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Why don’t they not accept checked bags for a couple weeks?


So how do you get your baggage home?

Spirit can pay to ship it on FedEx or other carriers. But it would take out one of the most labor intensive tasks in ground handling. The majority of spirits passengers probably don’t even check bags.

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by 32andBelow
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62449

Re: Spirit operational challenges

Why don’t they not accept checked bags for a couple weeks?

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?
Replies: 116
Views: 23691

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

Here comes another EAS bidder... They should be able to beat DAC and complete with Skywest if they get a full codeshare with a major That's the key thing though, who would that be? Doesn't UA still have a stake in EV? If so, DL, AA, or AS are probably out. And do you think UA would play EV against ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?
Replies: 116
Views: 23691

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

KCaviator wrote:
Here comes another EAS bidder...

They should be able to beat DAC and complete with Skywest if they get a full codeshare with a major

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by 32andBelow
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s
Replies: 16
Views: 3041

Re: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s

Well, let's wait and see how many end up with them. I think PenAir had half a dozen when they folded, but had trashed one of them at Unalaska in 2019. Not sure if all of them will be available for Aleutian Airways. Ravn trashed it after they reduced the training requirements to fly to special airpo...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s
Replies: 16
Views: 3041

Re: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s

vfw614 wrote:
This will be one of only six remaining Saab 2000 in scheduled passenger service. The other five are operating in Sweden/Estonia. So a pretty exotic chariot.
well I certainly hope they are getting more than 1 Saab 2000. During crab season this route can support about 5-6 Saab 2000s a day.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s
Replies: 16
Views: 3041

Re: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s

NameOmitted wrote:
Does Ravn currently hold an EAS for this route?

There’s no EAS on that route

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s
Replies: 16
Views: 3041

Re: Aleutian Airways formed by Alaska Seaplanes, to take over PenAir Saab 2000s

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Does anyone know if this is the same,

WEXFORD CAPITAL, involved in
Republic Airways Holdings?

The name Aleutian Airways sounds pretty grand and encompassing I might add. Is WEXFORD still involved with Republic?

Yah and the same people that tried to take over penair last time

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3837

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

Today marks forty years since the PATCO air traffic controllers strike. The consequences for labor unions in general are perhaps better discussed in the non aviation page, but it did greatly affect aviation in the US for some time. https://www.npr.org/2006/08/03/5604656/1981-strike-leaves-legacy-fo...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Staffing, Passenger Loads and Possibility of a Vaccine Mandate
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Airline Staffing, Passenger Loads and Vaccine Mandate

What are you basing this take on? Did someone say they are going to require vaccines to fly?

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by 32andBelow
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4855

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

You owe me a new screen The guy uploaded nearly 5,000 accepted photos to this site. He did that for clout?! Nobody cares about weird guys who upload airliner photos. That’s the least influencer thing to do ever. He did it because it was his passion and obsession. YMMV. Life is short and Chui is spe...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4855

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

I’ve worked with Sam and know him well and he doesn’t get paid by the airlines in his videos. Probably a mix of 50/50 purchased tickets and free tickets. YouTube pays generously when you’re getting a million views per video, he doesn’t need to get paid by airlines. It’s his commitment to the hobby ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4855

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

Even if it wins a Pulitzer for journalistic excellence I won’t give Sam Chui a view. I'd rather read the industry press than rely on Sam Chui. Some of his videos are fine, I guess, but it's often fluff and pretty obvious a lot of it is staged. Pretty obvious he’s paid to make videos since he’s alwa...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I was planning a Vegas trip with my family in late September. We almost booked the tickets - but we didn't. It is now off indefinitely. We're vaccinated and we're simply not going there if masks are mandated. We won't be alone. I find it impossible to believe that these new mandates won't have a si...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I know the CEO’s say otherwise, but there is NO WAY the new restrictions coming about and Delta fears aren’t hurting forward bookings. Fall was already supposed to be suspect, but I imagine at least a few vacations have been canned. Status quo, airlines are insisting that there's been no noticeable...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 41
Views: 6699

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

BWIAirport wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Does FNL have TSA?

They had air service up until a few years ago with Allegiant, I'm sure it's easily reinstated if they've since taken it away

I remember it being anything but easy when KS went into LMT.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY
Replies: 41
Views: 6699

Re: Avelo adding FNL, SGU, PVU, MRY

Does FNL have TSA?

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??
Replies: 15
Views: 4920

Re: 737 NG 10 hrs endurance today??

It’s empty

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by 32andBelow
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 200
Views: 42396

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

How can anyone take this airline seriously if they never fly anything they announce

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by 32andBelow
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1821
Views: 240577

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

We’ll see how strong demand is this winter. But maybe they are to cover maintenance checks on the 737s. System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. Daily systemwide LF has consistently been near or just above 90% for all of July. Airports and Con...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1821
Views: 240577

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. From their existing pilot pool? The fleet plan hasn't changed that long ago, and they clearly have planned for Airbus pilots since they're keeping the A321. It's only 10 aircraft anyway. 10 aircraft is ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1821
Views: 240577

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

We’ll see how strong demand is this winter. But maybe they are to cover maintenance checks on the 737s. System-wide LF in Q2 was 77%. Guidance for Q3 is in the 82-85% bracket. Demand is clearly there. My question is where are they going to get all the airbus pilot for this? Is the airbus super fat ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1821
Views: 240577

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

according to simpleflying Alaska are reactivating their A320's for a short period, https://simpleflying.com/alaska-reactivating-a320s/ I'm certainly seeing some 320s showing up in unusual places on the Nov schedules just updated.... Doesn't mean they're going to remain when the skeds are finalized ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

So we're seeing an increase in domestic due to leisure right? Probably because people who were locked in for the last year are eager to get out and take a vacation? If that's the case once international opens up travel will easily exceed 2019 levels. I wonder how it impacts the bottom line of the m...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2231
Views: 298958

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

More great info Indy, well done mate! Question, I've been looking at the domestic travel numbers the TSA puts out. It appears we've leveled off around +/-20% or so lower than 2019 traffic. On the surface this might indicate the adjusted "new average" of daily domestic but what I wonder is...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4692

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

Newark727 wrote:
Why is Amazon going for smaller aircraft now? Is it a change in strategy, or were they working towards this all along?

Growth! Wonder when they’ll start flying to Asia

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4692

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

DiamondFlyer wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
Spacepope wrote:

Or they are keeping crews segregated.

Scuttlebutt was they were basing these crews out of FWA

ATR’s returning to Winter in the Midwest? This should be fun….


They fly in the Midwest all the time for FedEx already.

Alaska too

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4692

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

Spacepope wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
It’s probably empire


Was discussed already in the Amazon thread. Empire is likely doing MX work, but Silver was advertising for pilots to likely crew this operation.

Why would they be hiring atr pilots specifically for this? Is it 135 with lower Mins?

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by 32andBelow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?
Replies: 23
Views: 4692

Re: Silver Airways to fly ATRs for Amazon?

It’s probably empire

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