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by COSPN
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6972

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

You have to look at income .. not population the amount of people in each market that can easily afford to purchase a ticket... then if they chose to or not that is up to the market

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by COSPN
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3755

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

Congratulations brothers from UA Ramp (IAM)

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by COSPN
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 13136

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

USA airlines are not owned by the government ..So “politically correct “ airlines were created in other countries such as Japan Asia Airways/ KLM Asia..BA Asia . To fly to Taiwan in keeping with the “one China “ agreement

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by COSPN
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 197532

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like FSS will ground handle Spirit out of A20 and the former OneJet counter

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by COSPN
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 197532

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Who is the ground handler for spirit ? It makes sense to be next to their counter office, FSS handles AS , quantem takes care of G4 , and simplicity F9 ..

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by COSPN
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?
Replies: 33
Views: 13335

Re: What does Las Vegas Sands use their aircraft for?

Big money = Big planes .. cost is no object

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by COSPN
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the 777 become a twin jet instead of a trijet?
Replies: 18
Views: 4712

Re: Why did the 777 become a twin jet instead of a trijet?

People are more concerned about the environment and carbon footprint. These days . so 2 engline planes just make sense

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by COSPN
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lifejackets on commercial planes
Replies: 38
Views: 5371

Re: Lifejackets on commercial planes

Many airports are near water .. so it’s a good idea in case of an overrun into the water

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 11158

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

Why did the FO lower the gear uncomanded ? That seems the final nail??

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by COSPN
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 197532

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

It’s pretty simple you need two way traffic.. not many folks in San Diego buying tickets to INDy .. also most people just drive to LAX for better flight options or fly to SFO or OAK and connect.. Southwest now has OAK-IND that makes more sense for IND than the AS/VA poorly timed flight

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by COSPN
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 16667

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

How do you find reasonable priced housing for 10,000 workers near JFK??? EWR has NJ transit so the airline workers can get to work ..

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by COSPN
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 5134

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

Australia won’t allow the armed agents in Australia so ELAL can’t fly there either .. security is the most important thing for ELAL

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by COSPN
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does Air Force One stay with the president?
Replies: 29
Views: 7067

Re: Does Air Force One stay with the president?

What callsign did UA used when they flew President Nixon IAD-LAX. He wanted to show he was “normal” AF1 has to follow United incase it had to divert .. as the United DC-10 has limited communication gear onboard

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by COSPN
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 9510

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

There have been charter flights UAM-SEA/TCM/SUU but that is not the subject at hand UAM has longer runway and no obstruction like GUM

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by COSPN
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 9510

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

The CMI DC10-10s did fly into Newark sometimes it was fun to see them there I’m sure there are some pics .. per he union rules all flights that touched down on Guam had to have CMI IAM flight attendants so they got on in HNL ... Continental Airlines FAs worked all the other flights As for ANC-GUM FE...

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by COSPN
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 9510

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

GUM has terrain issues on one end of the runway and some hard to move Navy utility lines on the other end.. both have been the sites of much loss of life in the past (Korean Air 801 (1997) and Air Manila 701 (1976) So will be a while before fully loaded planes can fly GUM to SFO..

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by COSPN
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 At MNL
Replies: 11
Views: 6268

Re: BA A380 At MNL

Yes seems hard to get rid of old stuff in the Philippines there are a few DC6s a c130 Connie all kinds of things.. I would think they need to get rid of them to clear out some space

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by COSPN
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 At MNL
Replies: 11
Views: 6268

Re: BA A380 At MNL

Lufthansa Tecnik paints planes and many other things in MNL. Most Philippine mechanics hold a US FAA a&p license so it’s a great place to find skilled workers for a lower cost

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by COSPN
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 as a commercial freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 11102

Re: C-130 as a commercial freighter :-(

Again time is money 30% slower is really bad takes 10 hours not 7 so that’s 2 crews hotels overbite parking increase costs of many thousands of dollars.. If it made money someone would be doing it

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by COSPN
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 as a commercial freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 11102

Re: C-130 as a commercial freighter :-(

Basically it’s 30% slower than a jet but not more than 30% cheaper ..a money burner .lynden aircargo had a few in Alaska to carry trucks and things for the Oil (energy ) business .. anther L-100 flies around “classified” electronics to places around the world that need to be “in and out “ quickly.. ...

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by COSPN
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 as a commercial freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 11102

Re: C-130 as a commercial freighter :-(

Time is money c130 is SLOW and can’t carry much compared to a jet

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by COSPN
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 25076

Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

GUS used to house the E4B (doomsday plane) during the Cold War... now they have a widebody paint shop 12,000 foot runway is the longest in Indiana and open to general aviation and airlines

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by COSPN
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today
Replies: 25
Views: 4588

Re: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today

Well at least its better than “What is a CO / UA 737-800 doing in MNL/HKG/NRT/ICN /SGN “ ???

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by COSPN
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 9004

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

UA has DEN-FLL it’s the preferred airport for most of the customers.. 25 miles north of MIA

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by COSPN
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRP-GRK Sun Country Charters
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: MRP-GRK Sun Country Charters

Grey AAF. AAF is Army Airfield...it’s right there in your fight aware....FT. Hood Texas huge army base

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by COSPN
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 15633

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Just kick out the 100 or so “Janet Flights” to areas 51. KXTA sorry no IATA code :) .. 2404 in Utah. 52 and the other one so secret it has no number ...

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by COSPN
Sat May 26, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191783

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

You are crasy it’s a 1 hour drvw SDF to IND ...eat more drink less

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by COSPN
Fri May 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191783

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Wow that DL temp IND FA base will be super senior

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by COSPN
Fri May 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191783

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes the headquarters and a crew base for Republic are in IND

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by COSPN
Fri May 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191783

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

They used the 11,800 runway .. SOP for an international pax flight “longest runway available “

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by COSPN
Wed May 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191783

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes IND based 328 Jet will operate IND-PIT-BDL

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by COSPN
Tue May 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping very old models
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Re: Scrapping very old models

N705AA still flying with APA so the parts will be needed...

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by COSPN
Tue May 22, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping very old models
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Re: Scrapping very old models

Engines and avionics

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by COSPN
Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 12721

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Only Egypt and Jordan have diplomatic relations with Israel .. and most Me3 refuse to fly Israel passport holders .. This may change someday.

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by COSPN
Wed May 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants
Replies: 16
Views: 2758

Re: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants

Get a union and put a stop to this harassment

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by COSPN
Wed May 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 42134

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

How does this pilot bond work ??

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by COSPN
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4393

Re: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?

Rockford IL is the Chicago hub

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by COSPN
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin windows
Replies: 10
Views: 4182

Re: Cabin windows

USA FAA will never slow it for safely reasons.. also many 3 world countries like to see the windows.. to know it’s a passenger plane and not some kind of cargo or military aircraft for security and customs reasons ..

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by COSPN
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 14497

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Guam is a one US carrier market the island has about 170,000 people.. so having DL and UA fighting it out there was a bit silly .. but that’s the airline biz Delta has moved on.. so now we can see the true Guam numbers in Q3 and Q4

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by COSPN
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 14497

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Delta left Guam in January and will leave Saipan and Palau in June so that will help ..

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by COSPN
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike
Replies: 31
Views: 5093

Re: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike

What does the pay amount have to do with a union ?? NFL players have a union and are paid many times more than pilots

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by COSPN
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Private Charter Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Private Charter Question

Define price within reason ?? 75,000 ???

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by COSPN
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no evacuation on the deadly Southwest flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Why no evacuation on the deadly Southwest flight?

Stairs required to emergency personnel to enter the aircraft... simple as that

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by COSPN
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2494
Views: 191783

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Whitestown had 6,500 people in 2010 ... it is growing but nothing to get excited about :)

All is Boone County is only 56,000 in the 2010 census Zionsville / Whitestown/ Lebanon/ Jamestown/ Advance ..

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by COSPN
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fixed airfares - is it possible? Should airlines be regulated again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Fixed airfares - is it possible? Should airlines be regulated again?

Oil price used to be set by the Texas railroad commission.. they decided what a barrel of oil would cost .. those days are long gone

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by COSPN
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 4087

Re: Better way to load freighters

Sure at what cost per square foot ?

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by COSPN
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 4087

Re: Better way to load freighters

I said ground water... not rain water... I’m not sure where you are from but go out and dig a 25 foot hole and see what happens.. the ground water will come in .. needs pumps to pump the water out .. are you a civil engineer?? Mabe worth finding one buy them a beer and he or she will explain many of...

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by COSPN
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 4087

Re: Better way to load freighters

Also many places in the world you can’t just “dig a hole” without electric pumps to pump out the ground water .. Just imagine an freighter destroyed by water filling up “the hole”

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