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by dfwjim1
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 160522

Re: Southwest To Launch SRQ Flights Q12021

A dark horse candidate would be Vero Beach - towered airport, 7314 foot long runway, minimal competition and some business demand

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by dfwjim1
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

I flew out of Charlotte yesterday on an AA 738 that took off from runway 36C. My flight sat in a long line behind a number of regional jets that departed from the very last intersection "F". Runway 36C is 10,000 feet long and the air temperature was mild at the time so I was wondering why ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sim training for one pilot flying - emergency
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Sim training for one pilot flying - emergency

On occasion one hears about a commercial pilot having to fly and land his/her aircraft after the other pilot becomes incapacitated. Is this type of scenario practiced within a simulator environment on a regular basis?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 48923

Re: Alaska already recalling flight attendants?

Off topic but if a person takes a voluntary furlough can they collect state unemployment benefits?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6276

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

Even if Biden wins, the Senate would have to turn Democratic for the Biden team to get many of their proposals through.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Most Underutilized Airports Relative to Capacity
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: The Most Underutilized Airports Relative to Capacity

The international terminal at Campinas, Brazil (SBKP) comes to mind as Azul is the only carrier that uses the terminal. Even before COVID there were not many international flights in and out of the terminal maybe 6 to 8 per day and now there are only 2 per day. The domestic terminal at Campinas is v...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333580

Re: AA To Operate 4x Boeing 777s on DFW-MCO During Peak Winter, Adds EYW-MCO/TPA

Florida is expecting a lot of travelers during the holidays as Americans are expected to travel closer to home during this time period.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes-Winter Resort Mania
Replies: 41
Views: 5850

Re: New Routes-Winter Resort Mania

other popular nearby destinations such as Bakersfield, Kings Canyon National Park, Merced, San Luis Obispo and Sequoia National Park too I wouldn't call Bakersfield or Merced "popular" by any stretch. San Luis Obispo is actually just as close to SJC, and most people associate it with the ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights leaving before scheduled departure time?
Replies: 16
Views: 2908

Flights leaving before scheduled departure time?

Last week I flew from Port Alegre, Brazil to Campinas, Brazil on Azul. The flight was the first departure of the day to Azul's hub in Campinas early on a Saturday morning. What made this flight interesting was that it left the gate 20 minutes earlier than scheduled. I have flown quite a bit over the...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 36587

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Andrew Waterson just announced at the Boyd Conference that Southwest will launch service to IAH and ORD during the first half of 2021. Details and schedules to be announced within the next few weeks. Fits with the MIA move. Transition to being a full legacy. Seems like the next big step for WN is t...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5735

Re: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air

Just curious as to why a turbo prop plane is refueling a high performance jet fighter. I realize both are USMC but the match up does not seem wise.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market
Replies: 91
Views: 10126

Re: Post-2024 plans for WN in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

Frankly, I'd bet on seeing WN at FTW before they went into DFW for two reasons: 1. Complete control of another metroplex airport (since there aren't any carriers there right now). 2. Better on-time performance, especially when weather rolls in (look at the long list of AA delays/canx's when there's...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5435

Re: First non stop Los Angeles (LAX) to Brazil ?

In 1991 I flew nonstop GRU to LAX on RG. The RG flight flew on to SFO but I transferred to DL for the LAX to SFO portion as the fare was much cheaper than SFO to/from GRU.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?
Replies: 48
Views: 12558

Re: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?

A bit off topic but I visit Brazil once a year and I have noticed that airlines in that country have many domestic flights that leave after 12 AM and arrive before 5 am.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?
Replies: 48
Views: 12558

Re: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?

Was America West the only airline that had "red eyes" from East to West through LAS? I think they were called "Nite Flites." I took one and ended up at OAK at 3:30am. When I worked at FEDEX in Oakland I used to see this flight land and wonder who would be flying at that time of ...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?
Replies: 48
Views: 12558

Re: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?

Was America West the only airline that had "red eyes" from East to West through LAS? I think they were called "Nite Flites." I took one and ended up at OAK at 3:30am. When worked at FEDEX in Oakland I used to see this flight land and wonder who would be flying at that time of th...

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MIflyer12 wrote:
For the second time in five minutes I'll point somebody to Departed Flights. AA timetables as far back as 1969. Eastern to 1972. DL 1973, Pan Am 1973, TWA 1972, UA 1972.

http://www.departedflights.com/timetables.html


I was looking for general information only.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 3180

Re: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

I avoid ORD in the winter.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?
Replies: 48
Views: 12558

Red eyes in the United States - when did they become common?

When did red eye flights, west to east, start to become a common practice in the United States? Was it after the advent of the jet age or were red eyes a regular occurrence when props were around?

Thanks for any information.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 82914

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Hi all, I just received MS 2020 FS as a surprise birthday present from my wife that she purchased through Amazon. I was able to install it on my laptop but when I try to run I get a message that the laptop does not meet the minimum requirements. As it turns out my laptop has only half of the minimum...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI 1970’s & 1980’s
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: PBI 1970’s & 1980’s

Living in West Palm since the 1970's its been great watching PBI develop and grow. The 1988 terminal definitely made PBI a big city airport with about 30 jet bridges. Over the years many airlines have come and gone, Southwest and Jetblue are among the bigger operators now. There were plans to add a...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL - EYW No More 737?
Replies: 38
Views: 4966

Re: ATL - EYW No More 737?

In regards to Captain only landings what happens if the first officer has more experience in landing at that particular airport?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

Re: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?

Well it's a tough call, I have flown with both BA and AA a fair bit and for me they both have their pros and cons. If I was in your position then for me it would probably come down to what equipment is being used, I've flown on the AA 767s and BA 747s and both were pretty comparable in economy, the...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6421

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

Back in 2018 I flew FLL - DFW - SFO to fly on a 788 from DFW to SFO but wouldn't you know it the 787 was changed out for a 777!

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

AA or BA to LHR - which is better?

Hi all, I am planning a trip to London next April and I will be flying from Miami nonstop using AA and/or BA since I am an AAdvantage member. I have never flown on BA so I am curious as to what would be the better choice on this route, BA or AA? As a side note my wife and I will be flying in economy...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328915

Re: JetBlue Advancing Focus City Strategy (New Route Announcements)

Perhaps PSP - FLL could be a play for people wanting to take a cruise out of FLL or Miami when the cruise business gets up and running.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!
Replies: 83
Views: 19704

Re: Skydive Perris DC-9-20 Preparing for Return!

Would it difficult to find qualified pilots to fly the DC9?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 333580

Re: AA Announces DAB-DFW/PHL

I believe the Daytona Beach has experienced significant population growth over the couple of years.

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TheFlyingDisk wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Trying to find MS 2020 on the Steam website but no luck. Is it there?


Try typing Microsoft Flight Simulator

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1250 ... Simulator/


Found it - thanks!

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 209
Views: 27128

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

And once again FAT gets no love from LUV.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 82914

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Trying to find MS 2020 on the Steam website but no luck. Is it there?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley
Replies: 47
Views: 2106

Re: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley

I’ll never understand who walked through the Phoenix area a long time ago and said “You know, this deserted wasteland seems like a mighty fine area to settle down.” Of course the area had been inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous tribes, but I still don’t get the appeal. I visited Phoenix...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley
Replies: 47
Views: 2106

Re: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley

Phoenix has set a record for most days with a high temperature of at least 110 F ! I’ll never understand who walked through the Phoenix area a long time ago and said “You know, this deserted wasteland seems like a mighty fine area to settle down.” Of course the area had been inhabited for thousands...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WINK call sign
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

WINK call sign

On Flightaware.com I have been seeing some larger aircraft with the call sign "WINK" and without an origin and destination shown. Are aircraft with this call sign possibly military flights?

Thanks for any information.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?
Replies: 41
Views: 1554

Re: Do you have air conditioning (AC) in your home?

Living in South Florida I have a dual AC/Heater; of course the AC runs all of the time while the heater gets used very little.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red-eyes from DFW to East Coast?
Replies: 12
Views: 1778

Re: Red-eyes from DFW to East Coast?

I believe AA had a flight that arrived in MIA from DFW between 1 and 2 AM in the morning. Not sure if it is still running though.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26380

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Is egressing a plane using a rppe from the cockpit ever practiced by pilots?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley
Replies: 47
Views: 2106

Re: Temperature Reaches 130 Degrees Farenheit in Death Valley

Phoenix has set a record for most days with a high temperature of at least 110 F !

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by dfwjim1
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Connected Domestic Hub: DEN, ATL, DFW, ORD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Most Connected Domestic Hub: DEN, ATL, DFW, ORD?

In regards to DEN, are you including SW and F9

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by dfwjim1
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2603

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

When I lived in Fresno, California ( early 80s) I would often see Flying Tigers' 747s do touch and goes at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport; I believe the 747s were based at LAX.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What airports does JANET fly to?
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: What airports does JANET fly to?

I imagine once pilots are hired on with Janet their personal and professional lives are background checked fairly often.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 14526

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

I also enjoying listening to ATC, on LIVEATC.NET. It is interesting how ATC personnel rarely use filler words like "um" and "ah" when doing their jobs. Is this something that is trained into ATCs not to use filler words?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Balloons north of DFW this morning.
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Balloons north of DFW this morning.

Did they have the Callsign „Loon“? That’s a former Google business, doing research on internet-connections with balloons. More info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loon_LLC Yes, there are a couple of balloons cruising above eastern Oklahoma right now with the call sign "LOON"; they have ...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Balloons north of DFW this morning.
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Balloons north of DFW this morning.

I was on Flightaware early this morning checking out DFW and there were 3 balloons floating at 50,000 near the Texas/Oklahoma border. Were these have been weather balloons? Or some other use?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Flight Plan? FDX 1311
Replies: 11
Views: 5950

Re: Weird Flight Plan? FDX 1311

Interesting discussion...is there an "assigned" crew that handles these type of flights or are they just randomly assigned to them?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91262

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

As a side note I was able to book a RT FLL to SFO nonstop on AS Christmas week. The FLL-SFO AS route has nine lives. It seems every year the route is cut only to reappear as a seasonal route. With these ads from FLL it might as well be permanent seasonal now. It's never been permanently discontinue...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91262

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

As a side note I was able to book a RT FLL to SFO nonstop on AS Christmas week.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 7221

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

I just saw something similar for Barbados. Work hours might be okay- start at 0300ish HST, and you're done by 1100. Then it's time to work on your tan... A few years ago a friend from Dallas went to Hawaii on a work assignment and he had to be up and ready to work by 3 AM due to his company being o...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 11049

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Not me but I met somebody last year who flew AMS-LHR-LAX-DFW-FLL on AA points.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: AA goes after credit card churners in DOT complaint proceeding

One family of 3 had 45 credit cards in 2 years or something like that. Wouldn't that tank your credit rating? There are people out there (including myself) who could less about their credit rating. I am not going to be opening multiple credit cards plus I am not planning on borrowing money and/or s...

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