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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

So I went through DEN twice this past week and it seemed so many more UAX planes were painted in the new livery compared to mainline. Granted, I flew WN STL-DEN-PSP and return but we passed by B all four times and there just weren't many mainline to see. Luck of the draw? We are running very tight,...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

https://youtu.be/sBu1uejwO1o Found this short video of someone who did Denver-Alamosa, Colo. on Boutique Air. I know they switched to United/SkyWest on Nov.1 . Does Denver to Alamosa actually fill a 50 seat jet or is it pointless? no, but everyone's tax dollars fills United's pockets I am not so su...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

If you think Kirby doesn't read these threads you are sorely mistaken. He might not log on every day and view every post, but he is probably the biggest airline enthusiast that happens to be a CEO. I've met several execs over the years at United/Continental and through casual conversation more than ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I’m just a bit uncomfortable with any of them selling flights on a schedule they know they aren’t going to fly. I get all the reasons before someone flames me. It just has a bit of a feeling of bait and switch. I have Jan/Feb/Mar travel booked and already guess which ones will hold and which ones w...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 196628

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

this will only work for so long. Once the fresh newhires see how much money they could make at a major carrier, they will abandon their college aspirations and work for a real airline with a union. The thing they are not taking into account with that demographic is usually the just out of high scho...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 196628

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

this will only work for so long. Once the fresh newhires see how much money they could make at a major carrier, they will abandon their college aspirations and work for a real airline with a union. The thing they are not taking into account with that demographic is usually the just out of high schoo...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

It was a short holiday week for WHQ, pretty typical for network planning and other departments to not work on Friday after thanksgiving. Corporate America slows down a lot between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Those gates are closed off because of the ramp concrete replacement project. There will be a slight re-alignment of jetways requiring construction work on the interior. But no remodeling. UA may do some light updates to the podiums etc. but not a remodel.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Just another brilliant move by mgmt at DEN - the “socially distant” train car available to those who pay. You have to love posing for pictures with your new gates while the rest of the airport has, frankly, quickly turned to shambles. Everything from the great hall to the restrooms are a mess. But ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

It's like that every day. Ridiculous. Just another brilliant move by mgmt at DEN - the “socially distant” train car available to those who pay. You have to love posing for pictures with your new gates while the rest of the airport has, frankly, quickly turned to shambles. Everything from the great ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

was at DEN yesterday and got a kick out of all the "keep 6 feet apart", etc. etc......but when coming down to the train from security, jam packed in 3 cars and then the special car that is set up to provide "space", not one single person in it. When I got off on B, I waited for ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight carts detach and crash into a parked Alaska E175
Replies: 30
Views: 8285

Re: Freight carts detach and crash into a parked Alaska E175

Ground equipment is getting better. you have to remember that a lot of the equipment being used today was in the middle of its useful life around 2001. It took 15 years after 9/11 for the US airlines to really stabilize and finally be in a good enough financial position to begin massive investments ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

When will the MAX-10’s start to show up? I guess I’m a bit confused about their role with the new (yet to be seen lie flat seats) and the 50 A321XLR? Has the MAX-10 even started production? Seems like the MAX will be the domestic 757 ps "replacement" while the 321 will be the internationa...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117527

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

The thing I confuse is that why Star Alliance need UA at JFK. The only 2 routes UA used to and will serve from JFK are LAX/SFO. Most of star alliance partner airlines at JFK are also serving LAX/SFO. Star Alliance does not need UA at JFK. Every major Star route out of JFK is essentially O&D. If...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333423

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Looking at their current schedule at LAX, they are serving all hub cities, plus SLC, DEN, Hawaii, SYD, Leisure Mexico, SFO, and LAS. Those are all safe. ATL/AUS/BOS/IAH/BNA/MCO/STL/SEA are probably all safe for mainline as well. IAD is a toss-up. IIRC, AA has (or had) the GSA contract for WAS-LAX b...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

I have heard they want it ready to go by Thanksgiving. But who knows.... UA would like to get some gates back as about 10 gates are out of service for concrete replacement.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117527

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

That’s really awesome news for United. I do wonder what the game plan will be if one of those 763s takes a crap at JFK. You potentially have a lot of premium customers in a market you are trying desperately to recapture, and few good alternatives with a 4 flight a day operation. Seems like one you ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117527

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Very modest return, which adds options for their NYC market without oversaturating or picking a fight. I don't see there being much pushback from the incumbent carriers. This is a network add, not an offensive strategy.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Based on the disrepair of the airport in general, there doesn't seem to be any regular maintenance items. They just wait until something gets bad enough that they have to replace them. Just take a look at the disgusting state of the bathrooms and the perpetually broken escalators and elevators. The ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 160372

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

13 flights at COS? That's quite a bit of capacity.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 219
Views: 56562

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Was actually at SLC today. The underground walkway between A concourse and B is awfully long. Feel bad for DL passengers making connections between the two concourses, and for all non-DL passengers flying in and out B in SLC. Make sure you get there in time, allow enough time to connect, and bring ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 160372

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

Wow FAT gets snubbed big time. Just one comparison, in 2019, FAT had in 1,964,489 total pax while COS had 1,671,757. ALSO, FAT went up by over 10% 2018-2019, COS went down by 3%. Gotta wonder whether gate space has anything to do with this... COS is quickly becoming the south suburb of Denver. Plen...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)
Replies: 59
Views: 2645

Re: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)

I don't think there should be any restrictions on it even if not terminally ill, other than receiving a prescription (can't have the drug sold on the shelf). You should not be the property of your government. You exist inside their legal and financial framework, but your choice to exist should be yo...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I wouldn't say it is a crippling debt load, yet. American's at $50bn probably is. It is a concerning sum though. It all depends on the terms, and when it matures. I am sure the company will be looking to restructure some of the debt when they can achieve better rates and more favorable terms. I wond...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus corporate shuttle to BFM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5633

Re: Airbus corporate shuttle to BFM?

Manufacturing plants have their own on-site management responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations. Other than the occasional meet-and-greet or corporate audit there really isn't much traffic between manufacturing plants and the corporate offices. Most everything can be handled by email or ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Announces LAX-SJO/LIR/SAP, SFO-LIR, IAD-SDQ, DEN-BZE/LIR, CLE-CUN

title needs to be corrected. DEN-LIR is a resumption, new service to SJO. Why? It was "announced" - that is 100% correct. It has no bearing on resumption versus new service. Because the new routes are DEN-BZE/SJO not DEN-BZE/LIR. Denver-area travelers now have more nonstop opportunities t...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Announces LAX-SJO/LIR/SAP, SFO-LIR, IAD-SDQ, DEN-BZE/LIR, CLE-CUN

title needs to be corrected. DEN-LIR is a resumption, new service to SJO.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 3Q20 Financials
Replies: 52
Views: 8189

Re: United 3Q20 Financials

However United management wants to spin, the sadness of portraying itself a huge success because it lost fewer billions of dollars is just too much for anyone. Why not simply say that United and its legacy competitors are in this together and will work together to make travel experience better and ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117527

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Just some facts for the people who still think its 2019: Untied is still losing $25 million a day right now They just lost 1.8 billion dollars Q3 Cash preservation is key to their survival and they continue to take on debt and loans using mileage plus and other assets to try to ride this out The re...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 36570

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

This is going to get everyone riled up on this page because this is an over the top speculation..... however, just bear with me on this, follow the logic... This is what’s happening let me tell you...... Chicago O’Hare United Airlines hub Houston’s Bush Continental Airlines previous headquarters. H...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: concourse B at JAX
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: concourse B at JAX

I don't mind them postponing during COVID-19, but as soon as we're done with COVID-19, they should make the investment and move forward. It would be a great capital project to jump start their economy. Smart politicians don't approve infrastructure you don't need as a stimulus - it just ties up mon...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 160372

Re: WN starting service to MTJ (Montrose/Telluride, CO) eff. 12/19/2020

The question is really how quickly airlines can set up shop in these ski towns. Staff is hard to find, rent is expensive, de-icing is required every flight, etc. I’m sure there are already contractors waiting to better utilize the staff that they already have. Most airlines require exclusivity in t...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Woman denied boarding.
Replies: 30
Views: 3661

Re: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Lewd Woman

Talk about overreacting. If her selfie picture is accurate, I don't see a problem.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Okay... But I am literally counting the rows of flights, and subtracting the 2 bus routes, 4 cargo flights and 1 duplicate ATL flight I see 157 departures with actual passengers and actual departure and actual arrival times.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Combined (UA + UAX) scheduled departures today:

DEN: 318
EWR: 160
IAD: 148
IAH: 244
LAX: 52
ORD: 349
SFO: 100

System: 2557

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

One thing I wish would be done is convert the UA Concourse B Stores (a/c parts) into a large, modern food court. Many areas of the concourse are cramped, and converting this into a large area to spread out and have enough tables would be fantastic. Visible in the lower part of this picture https://i...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83654

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Latest on the Great Hall at DIA. https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/08/denver-airport-terminal-project-security/ What an absolute joke this has become. Such as waste of money. I get nobody saw the pandemic coming, but this was flawed from Day 1. Who cares if the security area is exposed like that? ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Until when will the tiller be used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4809

Re: Until when will the tiller be used?

the steering in the Airbus using the tiller tends to be very responsive. We generally teach new Airbus pilots to think about turning the aircraft by initially applying pressure to the tiller in either direction as needed; not movements; then increase the pressure as appropriate. e38 brings up anoth...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Until when will the tiller be used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4809

Re: Until when will the tiller be used?

Great thread, love hearing from the professionals. At least on the narrow body Airbus that I fly, the rudder disconnect is on the tiller, so that when I’m doing the rudder check while I’m taxiing, I depress the disconnect so the aircraft doesn’t slalom down the taxiway as I fully deflect the rudder ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7373

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was fo...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)
Replies: 61
Views: 9925

Re: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)

It is EK's responsibility to refuse the reroute and stick to the original flight plan which complies with the laws they are operating in. Technically, it's the PIC responsibility but that wasn't my question. If it's just the B6 codeshare flights that are affected by the NOTAM, then the US-bound EK ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)
Replies: 61
Views: 9925

Re: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)

I operated one of the aforementioned flights in early July last year, the notam was identified in the crew briefing package and operations were advised along with a request for a new flight plan. The request was ignored and we were advised that the notam did not affect our flight. Several weeks lat...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7373

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was fo...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7373

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was fo...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)
Replies: 61
Views: 9925

Re: DOT Fines Emirates for Operating in FAA-Prohibited Airspace (Iran)

Even though this involves a codeshare with a US carrier, the DOT may have a hard time collecting it here. How so? The DOT, and by extension FAA, can likely come up with some harsher penalties if they so desired. They may desire to do that if a carrier operating to the US decides to ignore fines. So...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?
Replies: 100
Views: 15042

Re: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?

Good idea, bad execution. You can’t have a no connections business model while based in CMH and flying to mostly very secondary airports. If they were based somewhere that people actually want to go to (eg Florida) they would have had much bigger success. G4 had a similar model but focused on large...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117527

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

This appears to be the opportunity Kirby has been waiting for. He is on record several times saying they would like to re-enter, but only if the price is right. With carriers looking to dump assets to raise cash, finding a dozen or so slots and some gate space probably isn't too pricey or difficult ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?
Replies: 100
Views: 15042

Re: Was SkyBus ahead of its time?

Jdv wrote:
What ever happened to their aircraft?


I tend to recall that they leased some aircraft to Virgin America during their startup phase.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I am sure it has happened, does happen, and will happen again. But it doesn't seem to be some common occurrence. Out of 200 flights I checked before COVID only a few were over 300, most 220-250. The way you have worded your posts makes it seem that 400 is your everyday thing, it's not. Maybe the com...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746075

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just because you don't buy it does not mean it isn't true. Pre-COVID both EWR and especially IAH to Central America and vice versa Central America back to either IAH or EWR you could easily see 300-400 bags on a 739ER. I hope no one takes this the wrong way but in my opinion a lot of ramp personnel...

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