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by chrisair
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 19138

Re: LAS airport closed

I'm curious - why did eclipse cause so much headache for ATC? If the Willamette Valley was any indication, everyone and their mother decided it would be a great idea to take an airplane up and fly around in totality. I wish I was in the GLEX that was circling over my location at FL450 watching it!

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by chrisair
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Given at least one of the 4-5 PM arrivals runs late and rolls into the next bank and AA is already doing 40 minute turns, it is going to be an absolute circus. I would imagine WN would just park over there, get everyone off the plane and tow it to the high C gates (or wherever they send it). Doesn'...

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by chrisair
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

alasizon wrote:
Wonder what work they intend to do as most of the walkways themselves have been replaced with new parts over the past couple years.


It seems like they put new parts in them every week. The things are always broken in T4.

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by chrisair
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13751

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

flee wrote:
I think Boeing is secretly glad that this is happening - it will help to reduce compensation payments to airlines.


Maybe Boeing created this virus to help reduce the compensation payments? Of all the conspiracy theories out there, this makes the most sense you know. :lol:

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by chrisair
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Scandinavian Airlines management has quietly started a new "ghost airline": Airstar 4 AS
Replies: 10
Views: 3840

Re: SAS Scandinavian Airlines management has quietly started a new "ghost airline": Airstar 4 AS

T4thH wrote:
Sorry, I do not know, you are talking about, but it has nothing to do with this thread here.


You must be a lot of fun at parties. :lol:

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by chrisair
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

The only talk has been about WN releasing some of their gates in S4 (C11-C19) since their utilization is already low but WN has wanted to hold onto the gates and the City has had some second thoughts from my understanding since by WN having all 32 gates on the south side there is no room for AA exp...

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by chrisair
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Flew out of t3 last night and now with everything consolidated there, the drop off and baggage claim were a zoo. Security has been increased to 10 lanes and while I didn’t go over to north, very post security was the same. However downstairs was so busy and that was at 2200 It’s getting to be that ...

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by chrisair
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

A short gap is reasonable, but several months is a bit curious. It isn't as if they were unaware this was coming. I wonder if UA was trying to make the business case to build one and they missed the deadline to get it in at the beginning. The UA Club people I talked to did say it was coming, but th...

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by chrisair
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Honestly, I don't think you'll have to add much time most of the day... Over the past couple years both with and before I had pre-check they only ever had 1-2 lanes open, and things were pretty much a breeze. The only time of day I can see being an issue is between 6-8am, but IIRC they have conside...

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by chrisair
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Sad to see T2 officially close. Was able to run by after I landed today and got to see the mural and the Phoenix with the compass in the floor. T3 looks nice, but I still haven't been airside in the new terminal. Seems weird. Will be weird to have to add time for security now too. My guess is this i...

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by chrisair
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Car to plane in 10 minutes, max. Any time of day, any time of year, it was consistent. Well, once TSA kept PreCheck staffed consistently, it was an easy terminal to handle. Great for those of us who are PHX based and if you parked in that lovely garage, you could easily be on the freeway heading hom...

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by chrisair
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

There will be an open house for T2 on February 4th from 4pm-8:30pm. https://facebook.com/events/s/farewell-to-terminal-2/1109061046108959/?ti=as Heard from an Alaska employee that they're moving to T3N on the 3rd. Can we take the artwork off the walls in the basement? I rather enjoy the Coyote Chor...

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by chrisair
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm not sure that $4 per way is a reasonable fee for the services and infrastructure they are using. Aside from the people in yellow vests that stand around doing nothing, what additional infrastructure are ride sharing companies using that taxis are not? Why not make rental car customers pay fees ...

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by chrisair
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

James Bennett Director of Sky Harbor had something to say about the ride-share fare hike. Two things James Bennett does not cover in "his" opinion piece that I'm sure some PR person wrote. The new fee structure only charges taxis pickup fees of $1.75, whereas ride share is charged the inc...

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by chrisair
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Well then, just have the Uber drop you off at the DoubleTree hotel on 44th and Van Buren, walk across the street and take the billion dollar boondoggle that is the SkyTrain. The city is gonna lose this battle. Tell the drone in the vest to hit the road and ask the driver to meet you at the DoubleTr...

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by chrisair
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

colemcandrew wrote:
I believe they will move over as it opens up. If I have it correct all T2 airlines will be moving, and T2 will be demolished.


I heard AS was moving January 9. Who knows though. No UA club at opening though. According to the club person I talked to, a UA club is “coming eventually.”

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by chrisair
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66809

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Fiji Airways could do 3 times a week with onward connect to Australia, New Zealand and south pacific island. FJ has a pretty small fleet and I highly doubt they'd send an A330 (or A350) or Phoenix, when they can fill that plane going to somewhere else like SEA, SEL, SIN etc. When I was in Fiji I qu...

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by chrisair
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 11598

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

Good lord y’all get so worked up about the strangest things. Maybe they will change it to read “Proudly mostly Horizon and Skywest” A better slogan would be “fifth best” but that probably wouldn’t jive with the new stickers by the forward entry door. Because their M.O. is to dump the Airbuses (Airbi...

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by chrisair
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew out on AS the other day and one of the agents said the move to T3N will be January 9. That seems rather soon, but when we landed today it appeared to be done and ready for action. I don't know why they don't just pass the fee on to the customers like they always do. They do, and I don’t have an...

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8640

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

Not a bad idea, everyone in the cockpit already touches the damn things anyways. On a real note, I'm curious how well it will work on a large scale where many, many people use them frequently and leave them all dirty. I understand that the 787 already has them but not nearly as many screens as this...

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by chrisair
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's a suggestion that I know will not happen, but would if I was in charge of Sky harbor: After Terminal 2 closes and flights have stopped, the Airport Authority should have an 'open house' allowing the public a last chance to walk through the entire terminal before it is demolished. 58 years of...

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by chrisair
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

bryancsnider wrote:
Down side is i assume flight will be out of terminal 3 again in LHR which sucks big time.


I prefer T3. The lounges are better for OW, including the awesome Cathay Pacific and Qantas lounge where they have proper coffee. I’ve found the BA lounges are pretty crowded.

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Sign of the times? How so? Are Uber and Lyft eating their lunch? I hope that's not the reason. Not all of us use or would like to use either one of those. Eating? No. Eaten? Yes. Apparently they're going out of business completely on Dec 31. SuperShuttle executives could not be reached for official...

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Apparently SuperShuttle will be ending service to Sky Harbor eff 12/31. Is this the first major market they've left? https://www.azfamily.com/news/supershuttle-ending-service-to-phoenix-sky-harbor-international-airport/article_3b24640c-1c7d-11ea-bfbd-07c51e9091af.html Nope. They left Denver and Atl...

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by chrisair
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18506

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

Pax didn't have to same day connect at LAX they could have a stop. Not sure what happens now. No clue about OW redemptions, but you can book an Alaska redemption OZ-LAX/JFK with a multi-day stopover in LA. I'd imagine you could probably stretch it pretty far too since the Alaska stopover rules are ...

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by chrisair
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 18506

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

It’s absolutely prohibited to carry foreign nationals within Canada in a non-Canadian registered plane, for another. Here's an interesting twist: pro sports teams get around that restriction. That is, Delta flies the Minnesota Wild and can operate intra-Canada, with non-Canadian citizens onboard. h...

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by chrisair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 48305

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

I’ve also heard from AS crews that they don’t like having FAs spread between 4 doors in the cabin. Being seated alone is also a complaint I’ve heard on other US A321 operators crewed with 4 FAs. Because they can't talk to each other. They have to sit there, not read or text, and (gasp) make eye con...

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by chrisair
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

There had to have been given the wave after wave of squall lines and storms that kept rolling thru. After, what is it they've said...the 3rd or 5th driest monsoon season on record this year...and then we got this 2-day-mini-monsoon in November. Crazy. I would have thought the same thing, but we wer...

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by chrisair
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Any other diversions today (11/21) about 345p or was I the lucky one that got sent to Tucson after that storm blew in? Pilot said ATC was telling them hold times were 1+ hours to be cleared into the arrival corridor.

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by chrisair
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Landed last night on the A330 from CLT and was surprised to get gate B13. I didn't realize wide bodies could park at the low B gates. How many WB gates does AA have these days? Looked like the BA 787 was running late at it was still being serviced when we landed at 10p. I flew them roundtrip to LAS ...

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by chrisair
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy
Replies: 43
Views: 7159

Re: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy

How much do they actually overlap with/replace mainline routes tho? For Alaska take a look at where the E175s are flying. Off the top of my head routes that they overlap or transition with mainline: SEA-GEG/SLC/PDX/SJC/SFO/BOI/LAX/BUR/ONT/SBA. From PDX overlap or transition is on SJC/SFO/PHX/BUR/ON...

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by chrisair
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 48305

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

It routinely took around a 16 passenger weight restriction out of DCA. Full loads weren't a problem out of SEA, however. Didn't the 737-900 only operate SEA-DCA for a week or two? I don't recall it being scheduled after DCA reopened and they moved the flight over from IAD. However my memory from th...

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by chrisair
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy
Replies: 43
Views: 7159

Re: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy

That seems pretty solid and I haven't heard any complaints from them [AS]. Alaska management at Angle Lake certainly isn't complaining, especially since they can use Skywest to bid down flying costs from Horizon. Talk to many Alaska pilots (PMVX or PMAS), and you'll probably get a different story. ...

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by chrisair
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 264836

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

The pinch point with the current arrangement’s in LAX for instances if the QF93 delays ex-MEL and can’t recover during flight then the connecting pax are thrown on next available flight to New York & I’m sure pax are not a fan of otherwise they wouldn’t book their ticket to fly QF. Same goes fo...

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by chrisair
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 27335

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

I can see stuff like PDX, DEN, PHX, BOS, IAD/DCA, RDU, AUS. I think it'd be pretty funny if Delta flew Bay Area-PHX before Alaska did. SJC is pretty bad on gates, but the recent addition has helped quite a bit. By November, SJC will have 37 gates (36 w/ jet bridges and 1 bus gate). A bus gate? At S...

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by chrisair
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 10042

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo

TW787 wrote:
Seems like sloppy network planning on AS's part.


Given how they pull out of routes so quickly these days, their network planning really seems like a rudderless ship. Or maybe people at Angle Lake are throwing darts at a map.

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by chrisair
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 7759

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

This is mostly why me and most actual pilots that can accurately answer a lot of the tech questions stay away from a.net The B767 can’t operate out of sna yet contrarians swarm the thread giving their opinions about why they think it can. Never having flown the plane, nor known its capabilities. Al...

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by chrisair
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Some of it is high temp related for sure during the middle of the day but there have been a good handful of flights using it in AM as well when it is still in the 90s. I think part of it has to do with the construction going on at the Southwest hangar and not wanting to send planes down Romeo as I'...

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by chrisair
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Range HNL-DEN
Replies: 31
Views: 7601

Re: A321 Range HNL-DEN

barney captain wrote:
This requirement will likely go away after our "probation" period is over, and we can demonstrate reliable APU starts at CRZ.


How do you guys demonstrate the APU start up at cruise? Are they actually firing it up over the ocean?

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by chrisair
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 21369

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines

washingtonflyer wrote:
2) diverting to LAX or SNA (causing an hour or two of delays to the passengers).


SNA has a curfew as well and I don't believe there's room on the airfield for any extra jets at night.

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by chrisair
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 10031

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

Nice to see the A330 back on CLT-PHX. That makes my life a lot more comfortable when heading back there. Connecting from Europe to PHX has always been a pain with most of the time having to fly to the east coast or a ORD, and then having to fly in a full (which PHX flights tend to be nowadays) narro...

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by chrisair
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7413

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Can't wait for the requisite people posting on here about how the locals don't care for WN. Meanwhile, the crews I know flying inter island legs are saying locals are 90% of the inter island pax outside of the KOA-HNL connector.and are thrilled to get pretzels. There's even a video floating around o...

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by chrisair
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Tucson got an absolute treat today! I was working in the tower at the AFB and on our radar I see the typical AAL flight from DFW coming into the airspace and I did a literal double take when I saw the a/c id register "MD83"!!! Operated AAL1441 and not even 5 minutes later, a second MD83 w...

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by chrisair
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 6073

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Do people really watch these websites, then watch the take-off with binoculars?

GF


You don't? :shock:

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by chrisair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 216703

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

seahawks7757 wrote:
I hear customers love this part of the airbus fleet over Boeing. Bigger aisle and seat. And quiet.


To be fair the 737-MAX family is extremely quiet in the air. On par with the 32X-NEO series. Of course, the MAX planes are REALLY quiet now. :lol:

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by chrisair
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 21792

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

The plane landed, normally with a fair bump and she slept on. The other passengers deplaned, hardly a quite time and she slept on. Those meds must be pretty strong. No idea if this is true, and I'm sure this reply will get completely ignored-if someone quotes me and responds to my comment below, I'...

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by chrisair
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 6205

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

AMollenhauer9 wrote:
Another Honoring Those Who Serve livery. Good on AS.


How many do they need?

Do they make five, one for each branch of the armed services?

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by chrisair
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 131276

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

They will be contained to PHX routes in 2020 from what I've heard with LIH being the only Hawaii market in 2020 still as a 757. SAN/BOS/DCA/DFW/PHL are rumored to be the domestic legs. That's more or less what they fly now, with the addition of Charlotte. Nice change from the A321s that fly that ro...

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by chrisair
Fri May 31, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 6403

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

The safety cards have been changed out. They now ONLY say 737-800 on one (grey) and 737-700 on the other (red). There is no WN safety card flying around with the MAX on it currently. I noticed that last week. The 737-700 has had its own card for a while, and the 737-800 one is new, like within a fe...

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by chrisair
Tue May 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 216703

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

williaminsd wrote:
I've never flown Singapore or Emirates, so maybe I'm just more easily impressed, but for a main-cabin domestic flight, this may be the finest aircraft I've ever had the pleasure of boarding.


Looks like we found an Alaska marketing person. :biggrin:

(I kid, obviously).

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