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by chrisair
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Receiving my first dose this weekend, and already have booked 3 trips for Mid-May. Once I am fully vaccinated & have waited the appropriate time after, I am going back to relative normality. Same thing for me. Not sure which jab you’re getting, but the next five/six weeks will go really quick! ...

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by chrisair
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 777-200ER built
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

Re: First 777-200ER built

772 (Non-ER) -B-HNL (History) Shouldn't this be preserved in a museum? Or did the museum in Tuscon scrap it? Tucson. It's still there. The Tucson Dragway did a cool little video in January where they set up a Hot Wheels track inside it. https://www.facebook.com/TucsonDragway/videos/scaled-down-tucs...

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by chrisair
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Regardless of the CDC guidance, I do think it is reasonable for a person fully vaccinated with a 2-dose mRNA vaccine to feel comfortable traveling and not feel like they are creating a material risk for others. Of course there is always some risk, but life is full of risk, and the 2-dose mRNA vacci...

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by chrisair
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 47081

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

travaz wrote:
Thanks for the Info. I contacted HA via text but they would only give me an automated response that did not clarify.

Thanks Again.


A couple friends just flew over to Maui yesterday and had to do the whole song and dance and pay the $150 or whatever it costs.

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by chrisair
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 47081

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

In HA press release about the OGG flight it states that you have to do a Covid test. If you have been vaccinated is this waved when you show a vaccine card? No. Still have to have the negative PCR test even if you're vaccinated. I wouldn't expect anything to change until more people in Hawaii get t...

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by chrisair
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just did my first trip since March of last year. It's busy out there boys and girls. Will be interesting to see how it is after the spring break crowds subside. Friends at AS said the next three weeks are "extremely busy" compared to before, but "nowhere near 2019." Good to get b...

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by chrisair
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2310
Views: 294164

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I also find it to be more quiet in the back and prefer rows 16-20 if I can find them. 20A is my favorite seat on the Q400s. Wedge myself in and fall asleep. Was even better when they'd offload from the back. It seemed like they stopped doing that when I was on the Q400s in 2019 and early 2020. Not ...

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by chrisair
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer’s Phenom 300: ninth consecutive year the world’s best-selling light jet !
Replies: 17
Views: 3181

Re: Embraer’s Phenom 300: ninth consecutive year the world’s best-selling light jet !

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Is there really any difference between mid-size and super mid-size?


Oh yes. Many more $$$ per hour(for jet cards). :lol:

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by chrisair
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 9031

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

AS always melts down at SEA or PDX in the snow. Always.

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by chrisair
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 278
Views: 47081

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

Are there any updated statuses or photos of the work being done at: -T4 S1 concourse -Skytrain extension -Apron area of the former T2 -Roadways/parking areas Picked up a family member on Friday night. First time on airport property since October and was amazed at how busy the roadway was. Completel...

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by chrisair
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Wishful thinking. While it may over globally, it sure as hell wont be over here in the US. This is nowhere near being “over globally.” Aside from the most of the “westernized world” vaccines haven’t been widely administered. Heck, Australia is scheduled to start giving jabs this week. Yes, I know, ...

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by chrisair
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

They need to let you fly if your vaccinated. The new cdc guidelines say you don’t even have to quarantine if your exposed and vaccinated. You're* I agree with your comment 100% though. However, right now there's no way for anyone to prove they're vaccinated outside of that little paper card you get...

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by chrisair
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2310
Views: 294164

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2021

PDX-PHX is at 4x daily in February. Haven't seen that for awhile... PDX-ANC resumes in February as well. Something else I just noticed in last week's schedule update, PDX-PHX will be up to FIVE daily flights from March 2 to 17. (4x E175s and 1x 737) Obviously a lot can, and will change from now to ...

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9
Replies: 135
Views: 18543

Re: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9

Passedv1 wrote:
5) 900NG's had no problems with BUR, LIH, or DCA. I don't know what all the talk is about.


The 900s never have seen Hawaii, much less Lihue. The 900ERs only fly HNL and KOA. Everything else is 800 only.

The 900s also fuel stopped during the winter on the DCA-SEA flights back in the day.

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by chrisair
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 92409

Re: Alaska Announces ANC-DEN/LAS/SFO, Extends PHX to Year-Round

I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't know they were flying ANC-PHX even tho I LIVE in the PHX area, and now learn it's seasonal-going year-round! Jeez. Also amazed they've not been flying ANC-SFO??? Have they ever? That has been going on in the winters for a few years. You must have lived under a...

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by chrisair
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 15128

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

What a drag.

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 163227

Re: NEW & Resumption SWA Routes announced today

enilria wrote:
JAN-ATL/BWI/HOU. Here's what is crazy. They said last time the only route that made money was JAN-MCO and it is the one route they don't add back. Explain that??


The world isn’t the same as it was when they stopped Jackson service...even without COVID-19 it’s not the same.

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to VVO 1993 - 1998
Replies: 40
Views: 7017

Re: AS to VVO 1993 - 1998

I can tell you from a strictly personal point of view, I’ve never met or became friends with a better, more professional group of people than the SI LGB flight crews. They remain the best ever in my eyes, and many are friends to this day. I remember the SI crews as some of the best, especially righ...

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

So, I live in east Mesa due north of Gateway and south of the 60 and I work from home. Everyday it seems, I see army helicopters flying east or west down the 60. Sometimes it's a Blackhawk, sometimes it's a Chinook, sometimes it's multiples of both. Last night, for example, it was three Blackhawks....

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by chrisair
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Desert Airports
Replies: 20
Views: 4994

Re: California Desert Airports

El Centro area is not very populous, and its largely lower income agricultural driven, with significant Mexican migrant population. If anything I would say much if any air travel demand is Southbound and can be accessed via car to Mexicali or Tijuana airports. Also Imperial County is in many ways c...

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by chrisair
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines gets new CEO
Replies: 22
Views: 6188

Re: Alaska Airlines gets new CEO

Ben is a big believer in scorecards (we have daily ones for just about every division, and they’re reviewed by local and senior leadership to almost ridiculous degrees) but this is what is largely credited with turning the operation around about 15 years ago. Oh the scorecards. The bane of anyone t...

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by chrisair
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

[...]but also remains one of the limited warm weather destinations people can vacation without any pre-test or quarantine requirements so seasonal outlook remains pretty bright as we head into the winter. Shush. Phoenix is closed. Don't come. Go to Vegas. :rotfl: How many planes is AA storing at PH...

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by chrisair
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

Re: Why do NFL teams charter large wide body planes?

They carry a lot of stuff and a large traveling party (well, they used to. Not sure what COVID has done). College teams truck it. NFL flies it. College charters often are seated at 3x3. It’s not uncommon for players to sit 3x3 either. Certainly the band, cheerleaders and support staff/hangers on do ...

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by chrisair
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

As for AS I think they’ll slowly unwind the seat blocking throughout the Winter. DL should be the final one to pull the plug which I would assume would be around March-April. If I were a betting person (and with things COVID, I sure as hell am not), but I wouldn’t be surprised to see AS announce an...

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by chrisair
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Binoculars in the cockpit
Replies: 20
Views: 4102

Re: Binoculars in the cockpit

airbuster wrote:
Well bro I had the same idea and did take them out. Look at that mountain top, look at the Eifel tower, see that village in the middle of the Sahara? Great fun.


Did you spot any UFOs?

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by chrisair
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

They made the request, but as far as I know the Gov denied that second test. As a result the big island opted out of the pre-test program, Maui & Oahu opted in. I haven't seen anything to indicate that Kaui would opt out so far, so I assume they are still in even without the second test. Yeah, ...

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by chrisair
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38367

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA incident

dynamo12 wrote:
My understanding is basically the damage and location of plane means the plane got very off center as well.


That’s an understatement.

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by chrisair
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Now I gotta try to put together a LIH trip...provided I can get covid test in 72 hours. (I've already had Covid, not fun, I don't recommend it) I believe Kauai is going to require you to get a second negative rapid test ~72 hours after arrival. During that period, you’re stuck in the resort bubble....

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by chrisair
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Regarding Hawaii: there are a lot of time share owners that have weeks that are about to expire. Hawaii would be a good use for them I think the catch with Hawaii will be testing capacity. Can people reliably get test results turned around in 24-72 hours before they board their flight? When my cowo...

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by chrisair
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

KLMatSJC wrote:
Need to make a stop in Quartzite and poke around the airport and the stored aircraft there. But otherwise, a terribly boring drive.


You mean the dirt strip with two or three planes collecting dust?

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by chrisair
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

"Flight volume by purpose", is showing the relative booking volume of flight bookings relative to January 2, 2020, with Jan 2 = 100. With each set of bookings (e.g., leisure solo) being indexed relative to itself That's the one I was confused about. I don't quite know what the 100 means. ...

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by chrisair
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

With respect to the Armageddon point, not to say they wished for it, but there were a number of posts on a.net in July/August indicating we would see a return to April/May levels in the fall This an evolving situation that changes by the weeks, days and hours. Booking trends/data shows one piece of...

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by chrisair
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Boutique to begin PHX-PSP...I'd like to try this; sure as HELL beats a HIDEOUSLY BORING 5-hour drive!! How slow are you driving? I've done PHX-So Cal several times this summer and can easily hit PSP in three hours from my house by Sky Harbor. It's an easy drive. That being said, I'd much prefer fly...

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by chrisair
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How JSX operations meet Part 135 Requirements
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: How JSX operationsl meet Part 135 Requirements

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
If you don’t know charter operators still have to clear the “no fly” list.


My comment about NetJets was directed to @ASFlyer and their comment about JSX having "a huge security hole" because they use FBOs.

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by chrisair
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

For example: AVIS Budget Group is the owner of AVIS, Budget and Payless and were all using only AVIS vehicles rather than having their own for each brand. This happened prior to the virus too. FWIW, I’ve stayed at the same hotel in LA every time I’ve been there this summer. During two of my visits ...

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by chrisair
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 16310

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

I didn’t see anyone mention Netjets. Where did you look? It was mentioned nine posts above yours. Quite not a kind of airline, but some Biz and Taxi such as NetJets and VistaJet are doing great these days, like some others on the BizJet market worldwide. Clearly I didn't look hard enough... :mrgreen:

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by chrisair
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Midwestindy wrote:
Yeah, I've flown on 3 different trips this summer, and kids & families were almost non-existent at airports


Curious what the demographics were?

Midwestindy wrote:
Only other options this winter for leisure are ski resorts & Arizona


Arizona is full. Don’t come to Arizona.

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by chrisair
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

PHX was very busy this week. I live close to the point where aircraft arriving PHX from the north enter the downwind leg and I’ve definitely noticed an uptick in arriving aircraft in the morning when I go outside. Pre-pandemic I’d normally see one every few minutes. In April I could sit outside for...

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by chrisair
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 16310

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

I didn’t see anyone mention Netjets.

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by chrisair
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Not to mention if an employee that would normally travel for their job (for example sales) refuses and instead wants to conduct business virtual. Could a company realistically fire that person for refusing to carry out the duties of their job-travel to customer and prospect sites? Most companies wo...

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by chrisair
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

It’s very worrisome when I see a pilot with a 6 seater greeting 4 “friends” introducing themselves to each other while filing a flight plan I know he doesn’t fly! Agree. My family knows someone who does this. To be fair, I don’t know if they operate on a 135 certificate or not, but when I saw what ...

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by chrisair
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

PHX I was in shoulder-shoulder traffic walking in the A concourse gates. SEA was quite busy in the AS gates I was at, BZN/SLC looked just as busy as usual (SLC had an hour long wait for rental cars), IND/ORD looked less busy than usual but far from ghost towns. Interesting. I think it depends on wh...

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by chrisair
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Sure seems like a better name to me. And signs need replacing eventually anyway. I know what they’re referring to...my “source” comment was about the truly bizarre notion that money cut from the Arizona Office of Tourism was used to rename a freeway and a mountain, which is part of the city of Phoe...

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by chrisair
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Not sure if it got mentioned, but the ride share airport surcharge was upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2020/08/03/arizona-supreme-court-ruling-gives-guidance-charging-new-taxes-fees/5573910002/ Wonder how much revenue they’re collecting these d...

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by chrisair
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 67408

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

In addition, after Gov. Nappy was elected in 2002, there were some budget cuts to the Arizona state tourism and economic development budget, which made PHX less appealing to LH, but at least the resources were spent to rename mountains and freeways. Source? Also, check your dates. Budget cuts to Ar...

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by chrisair
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 30118

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

But as has been mentioned already, companies like QF have access to information you very likely do not. I would imagine all major airlines including Qantas have access to large amounts of economic data and forecasts, prepared by an in house team and from external sources. Some of those external sou...

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by chrisair
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

This is a generational event and will alter much of what we once knew. I believe the sooner people realize this the better one can plan for a future. I know how difficult it is based on my own consternation while contemplating retirement and sitting pretty with over 9 years left to bid. I 100% agre...

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by chrisair
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to park most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 30118

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

United has been flying LAX-SYD cargo flights since the early stages of this pandemic, opening the route up to around 40-50 passengers is practically meaningless, UA is on this route for cargo. I’ve wondered what kind of cargo they’re flying on those flights. It’s not like they can take the heavy ha...

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by chrisair
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2317
Views: 316507

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I have a feeling people are going to heavily overanalyze September capacity cuts and September TSA screenings. No one should be expecting #'s to increase or even be flat from peak summer travel to one of the slowest leisure months of the year. People have been heavily analyzing every tick up or dow...

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by chrisair
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 22564

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

LAXintl wrote:
Send off from the LAX team.


Love that WN photo bombed them.

Great work from the photographers that have been uploading lately. The ones over Sydney Harbor are beautiful.

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