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by catiii
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?
Replies: 23
Views: 5892

Re: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?

The crew were criticised because of a couple of lines on the CVR about trying to be test pilots Criticized by whom? Where? There weren't a "couple of lines" in the CVR, there was one line where the Captain said, "I'm test flyin' now" AFTER the airplane's initial dive, after they...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 31675

Scott Kirby wants UA to Require Employees to Get Vaccinated

“I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory.” That’s certainly one way to keep headcount down post pandemic! https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/22/united-airlines-ceo-wants-to-make-covid-vaccines-mandatory-for-its-emplo...

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by catiii
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117560

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

The delay in starting up service is all COVID19 related. CA is in the throes of a major COVID19 outbreak, centered around LA and demand to both LA and SF is pretty low at the moment. I saw in the news that 1 in 10 are testing positive for COVID in Los Angeles. I really don't believe this. you don't...

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by catiii
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 5981

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

always a good day for videos being uploaded to various sharing sites! Good viz today?

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by catiii
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 36
Views: 7145

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

:rotfl:

So I guess this means Richard isn’t going to replace Doug at AA?

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by catiii
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 36
Views: 7145

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

I get that this rumor has been debunked by Elise but AA shareholders have been screaming for leadership changes at this company and it seems like the BOD is unwilling to make the changes needed at AA. I get the pandemic has hurt AA like it has all airlines but there was a lot of unhappiness before ...

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by catiii
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 724
Views: 110943

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I am still perplexed about one aspect from B6’s point of view. If AA is only going to lease B6 their slots by season and not sell them, what happens if they decide to terminate the venture after a few seasons? What about all the extra routes/markets that B6 launches using AA slots? Unless AA and B6...

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by catiii
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS: Temp Revised Seating Policy for D.C. Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: AS: Temp Revised Seating Policy for D.C. Flights

Dont like it? Dont fly into DCA during that time frame.

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by catiii
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117560

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

JFK return delayed. Per internal update today: Back in November, we made an exciting announcement about our return to JFK (New York-Kennedy) this February. Due to new travel restrictions and the continued impact of COVID-19 on customer demand, we are delaying the start of our service between JFK an...

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by catiii
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 117560

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

JFK return delayed. Per internal update today: Back in November, we made an exciting announcement about our return to JFK (New York-Kennedy) this February. Due to new travel restrictions and the continued impact of COVID-19 on customer demand, we are delaying the start of our service between JFK an...

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by catiii
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 724
Views: 110943

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Spirit's graphic has 2 flaws: 1, Commuter slots excluded, if we need to argue AA/B6's slots holding, we need both pictures to understand the market dynamics. 2, The JFK figure including 3.5% that belongs to UA as the figure was from summer 2019. But didn't UA exit JFK before then? So at a point UA'...

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by catiii
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 20756

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2021

Are they delivered ready to go into service? Or is their more work that happens post delivery before EIS?

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by catiii
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 645
Views: 77314

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

HVN airport was basically Yale University shuttle for people who didn't like travelling all the way to NYC for flights. We will see those students back on metro North/Amtrak now. Newark airport station on Amtrak is pretty convenient and easy. With school so remote it only made sense the airports de...

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by catiii
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 landing incident at SJO
Replies: 14
Views: 6576

Re: UA 738 landing incident at SJO

Ahh. Far less serious. Whew I thought they may have hit the approach lights A runway excursion is equally as serious. True. I was thinking in terms of likelihood of catastrophe. But yes, from an investigation side, extremely serious In terms if the likelihood of a catastrophe it is also extremely s...

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by catiii
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 landing incident at SJO
Replies: 14
Views: 6576

Re: UA 738 landing incident at SJO

http://avherald.com/h?article=4e135670&opt=0


Ahh. Far less serious. Whew

I thought they may have hit the approach lights


A runway excursion is equally as serious.
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Antarius wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Landed on the runway, then (partially ?) exited to one side of it, then back on the runway, and taxied out of it : http://avherald.com/h?article=4e135670&opt=0


Ahh. Far less serious. Whew

I thought they may have hit the approach lights


A runway excursion is equally as serious.

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by catiii
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1599
Views: 291803

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

My guess is they will put that out there as a possibility (Orlando most likely) in order to drive a bargain or some favors from NY politicians (but not AOC or Michael Gianaris...ha!), end up keeping a relatively small NYC HQ while moving a lot of support functions to the expanding Orlando campus. I...

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TheLunchbox wrote:
For those wishing to flight follow: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU ... /KBFM/KJFK


Taxiing to Hangar 81 now.

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by catiii
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 47199

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

It’s on its way to JFK now.

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by catiii
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out/entry into service
Replies: 212
Views: 47199

Re: Jetblue's first A220 rolls out

Abeam79 wrote:
It was picked up today. It’s at jfk


You sure about that? ;)

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by catiii
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta found guilty of retaliating against whistleblower pilot
Replies: 36
Views: 8114

Re: Delta found guilty of retaliating against whistleblower pilot

The judge’s comments about the safety culture at DL are brutal. The bloom is off the rose there.

Let’s see if Steve Dickson gets any collateral damage.

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by catiii
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18317

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

Spend a week taking calls in scheduling during storm season, then say that again. Yep, we knew you weren’t a pilot. Haha, indeed. Never heard of any fellow colleagues checking out for turbulence induced puking. Not even one complaining he would be sick from it. In the simulator on ground taxiing th...

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by catiii
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18317

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

Spend a week taking calls in scheduling during storm season, then say that again. Yep, we knew you weren’t a pilot. Well, not of the big jets anyway.... I stay below 12k. Figured. No airline pilot would be making generalized and inaccurate statements about “puking on the deck” and other misinformat...

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by catiii
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18317

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

I flew two turns yesterday out of JFK. The turbulence was not “severe.” It was barely sporty on the approach. And pilots generally aren’t “puking on the deck.” Spoken like a non-pilot. I’ve never “puked on the deck.” That was a bunch of crazy talk. Spend a week taking calls in scheduling during sto...

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by catiii
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18317

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

I haven't heard the same buzz that I did over Thanksgiving and there was the MSP blizzard and northeast major wind event to consider. I agree if they over sold the schedule for something they never could operate that would be pretty terrible. They had a terrible thanksgiving and that seems like a s...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18317

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

Lets see if they blame this one on a “COVID outbreak” like they did on Thanksgiving.

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: Updated: jetBlue to launch Miami - Feb 2021

I am not convinced that JetBlue Miami service is competition for American. The success of their Northeast "Alliance" proposal extends beyond that locality in title. Just look at JetBlue's charge into the Caribbean at the expense of American's withdrawal over the years. Ok, not apples to a...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: Updated: jetBlue to launch Miami - Feb 2021

The PANYNJ and UA have had some secret deals. Don’t recall the time when UA added a flight to South Carolina, conveniently near the PA’s chairman’s vacation home, solely so they could gain more slots? More recently, NK has filed a lawsuit against the DOT because WN’s former slots were never broken ...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: Updated: jetBlue to launch Miami - Feb 2021

B752OS wrote:
I am always curious to know which South Florida market is larger and higher yielding from Boston - Ft. Lauderdale, or Miami? Does anyone know if Boston is an important market for AA to service from Miami?


I'd imagine yes pre COVID in as much as it provides feed to the LACAR bank.

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: Updated: jetBlue to launch Miami - Feb 2021

BlueBaller wrote:
Brianpr3 wrote:
What is the aircraft being used for the keys?


E190


With a seat cap.

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

At this point might as well lure Spirit Honestly, Spirit probably isn't far behind. They aren't going to be the only one not flying to MIA, especially given they are headquartered in Miami. I think what JetBlue smartly did, and what Spirit is also going to have to do, is evolve from an FLL approach...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: Updated: jetBlue to launch Miami - Feb 2021

I'm quite curious about the AA angle here. Sure, they would not like B6 moving into its back yard. But if they allow JetBlue to join them in Concourse E and made the moves to mostly widebodies on MIA-LAX right before JetBlue announcement would indicate that B6 give them some type of heads up here a...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: Updated: jetBlue to launch Miami - Feb 2021

If you don’t believe airports play favorites I suggest you take a look at EWR. Sounds like this is an opinion, or would you like to share examples with sources? The PANYNJ and UA have had some secret deals. Don’t recall the time when UA added a flight to South Carolina, conveniently near the PA’s c...

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by catiii
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

phatfarmlines wrote:
This does make me wonder DL's future status as a focus in RDU and MIA. These are ballsy network moves B6 is making, no doubt because it can run and hide behind AA now.


Run and hide how? The northeast codeshare does not have anything to do with Miami or Raleigh.

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by catiii
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

Adding onto my post above sitting at the gate a bunch of B6 suits came through (had B6 badges). I'd think VSP and PNS could be good for B6. Oh really? What "suits" were these? People walking around dressed up (not as crew) with a JetBlue tag around their neck. I have no idea of what jobs ...

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by catiii
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

LAX772LR wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Miamiairport wrote:
I'd think VSP and PNS could be good for B6.

From where? PDEWs? I don't think the Florida Panhandle is a big destination from NYC/BOS.

:checkmark: :checkmark: They're more drive-in markets for the other Gulf states and Georgia.


Or military markets.

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by catiii
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328878

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

Miamiairport wrote:
Adding onto my post above sitting at the gate a bunch of B6 suits came through (had B6 badges). I'd think VSP and PNS could be good for B6.


Oh really? What "suits" were these?

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by catiii
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 4748

Re: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW

ArcticSEA wrote:
Too busy vlogging?


PERFECT. And probably accurate.

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by catiii
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26243

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
Hawaii is really different from any place in the Caribbean with a different appeal, and it's in the United States. Not an insignificant thing in these times.


Except the appeal of Hawaii being part of the United States is eliminated with the 14 day quarantine or pre travel test requirement.

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by catiii
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26243

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

The thoughts behind MCO was residents in a destination city don't really visit the tourist spots. Florida is the retire central of US, most retires don't care for the Caribbeans or Cancun, they would much rather hit their bucket list which is Hawaii. Prior to this, it will take them one or multiple...

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by catiii
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26243

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

Is there an actual market for Honolulu-Orlando nonstop? This one is really strange. Agreed 100%. If they wanted to shoot for something on the east coast EWR/IAD would have made more sense. Both have UA feed too. Why would UA feed HA when they have no codeshare arrangement? And when they have their ...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13726

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

Ziyulu wrote:
Let's say if AA, UA, or DL went away. Would anyone be sad?


Yes. In many ways, all three are far more iconic and pioneering than Pan Am. Just because Pan Am was first, doesn't mean it was the best.

And anyway, they all get points for surviving.

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by catiii
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13726

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

Pan Am was an institution. Unfortunately, it was grossly mismanaged, slow to adapt to the changed competitive landscape that emerged after Deregulation, and limped along for a decade before it finally went into liquidation after a massive asset sale of its crown jewels (TPAC network, LHR slots, Nor...

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by catiii
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13726

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

klm617 wrote:
On this day in 1991 possibly the world's greatest airline shut down for good.



They were never that good...it was only the perception of them that was good.

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by catiii
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes
Replies: 35
Views: 5947

Re: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes

It was “gross” Pilot error only by looking back—at the time many B727 crews were transitioning from Martin 404, Convairs and DC-6s, very different planes. I heard lots from the old heads from that era. EA planes didn’t block F40 ever, most captains had FOs do F40 landings just to show the differenc...

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by catiii
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes
Replies: 35
Views: 5947

Re: Lest We Forget -- The Early Days Of The B727 With Four Crashes

Aviation safety has leapt light years in the 55 or so years since these crashes, and Boeing is a vastly different company. This is hardly a relevant comparison. Further, the 727 was a new type, not a derivative of an existing type in the market for over 50 years. Finally, with the three crashes in 1...

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by catiii
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 18044

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Ohh, I see. But what if they ever need to send a 763, or even a 764 to LGA? Without knowing if the alleyways in the new DL LGA concourses will be able to support the 763/764 (this would be the show-stopper IMO), adjacent gates can be blocked or limited to CRJ-size aircraft to allow the 767's to par...

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by catiii
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man cooks steak in LAV
Replies: 20
Views: 5230

Re: Man cooks steak in LAV

They ought to ban him anyway. He hasn't broken any laws, but he can certainly be put on the uninvited to fly list based on his actions.

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by catiii
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am and TWA move from ORY to CDG
Replies: 26
Views: 5200

Re: Pan am and TWA move from ORY to CDG

MIflyer12 wrote:
flyer56 wrote:
The idea was that all North Atlantic flights would move from ORY to CDG, meaning all US airlines would have to move, and that process would take time.


It did take time. IIRC, Delta was running CVG-ORY in 1993.


I think maybe even later than that as well. Perhaps into 95.

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by catiii
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 27830

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

There was, as of this morning, practically no open time in Atlanta as well. My sister in law is an Atlanta based F/A. Nothing in the pot. It’s a pilot issue. Not an inflight issue. It is primarily a pilot issue but as of yesterday morning there were slightly fewer than 200 open FA trips across the ...

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by catiii
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 27830

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

Harvard Business School actually did a study on what is called the Valentine's Day Massacre. https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/jetblues-valentines-day-crisis That affected JetBlue in ways that it still feels. In response, it basically-jettisoned most of what made it special, including David Neeleman. Whic...

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