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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Sad to see A321's go on MIA-POS, they are like chalk to cheese compared to 738's on EWR-MIA. Love the IFE's. LI's service OGL-BGI and onward with B6 to FLL or JFK is a great option for Guyanese now. OGL is a breeze and my choice as I live close by. LI's ATR's are very smooth and surprisingly on tim...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?
Replies: 15
Views: 2586

Re: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?

I think it should be easier to lease an engine for the767 rather than the A332 wet lease. Wet lease is far more costly and usually lead to massive loses! If things were that simple, I'm sure they would've done just that. One can't just run down to Costco and pick up a 767 engine. Doesn't matter .. ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Batteries during an EMER EVAC - ON or OFF

Wouldn't the CVR still run and possibly erase critical stuff? I know in some aircraft the CVR runs from battery on to battery off.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

Re: A319 landing: gears, flap sequence

What you probably heard are the spoilers extending to aid in slowing the aircraft down. Never "heard" them extended or retract, but rather the wind noise/buffet they make once extended. I'm no A319 pilot, but I do believe at least two stages of flaps/slats are extended prior to gear extens...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

The 717 would do well cause Hawaiian uses them in the Hawaiian islands with no problems. BW used the DC9-30CF , DC9-50 and MD80 with no problems in the past. The ERJ 145 / 175 would do well also. Time for BW to upgrade their fleet to the 737-8MAX or A320NEO and the 787-8/9 or A330-200 for long haul...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PAPI always on?
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: PAPI always on?

Hi, I work at a small regional airport in EU, with one RWY (11/29). Due to lack of traffic, the boss of the airport wants to save money on energy. so that he decided to let light only PAPI on RWY in use, and I am curious if that is even possible to have the other PAPI off during the airport operati...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Caribbean484, what's up my friend. Long time no see here. I remember seeing the BWIA L1011 and MD80 parked side by side in the early when I boarded my ALM MD80 flight to CUR from JFK. Really sad that I wasn't much into photography at the time BWIA was flying their L1011 to CUR and in Europe when I ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines order a round number of aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 8948

Re: Why do some airlines order a round number of aircraft?

I personally think those large announcement orders a probably not worth the paper they're written on. The real negotiation and ordering happens behind the scenes where airlines eventually orders aircraft according to their needs which probably ends up being an odd number.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Anybody else noticed that B6's BGI-FLL flight is now daily (again) with the aircraft RON in BGI? I wonder what the lf's are on that flight and if the new times affect it in any way. People from the nearby islands now cannot connect to it via LI.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily
Replies: 32
Views: 6763

Re: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily

rta wrote:
Agree. I'd expect the reported numbers to be below the actual average.


Sooo how do you think they came with the "actual average"?

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily
Replies: 32
Views: 6763

Re: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily

Well hang on, what's the fear here? If it's voluntary there's no need for the brouhaha. People need to get over the "it's inappropriate to ask my weight" story. There are airlines out there that DO weigh passengers on every single flight. Granted it's small airlines that fly C402's, BN2-Is...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLGA Departures from Runway 13
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: KLGA Departures from Runway 13

Perhaps not to conflict with traffic into/out of JFK?

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

Does anyone know the seating capacity of Azul's ATR's?

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: Azul sells 10 ATR-72-600s

NAC is a leasing company, not an airline. They will simply lease or sell these frames out elsewhere. Sometimes it works out cheaper to lease something rather than to buy it outright. Less upfront cash to spend. A practice that's very common in the US with cars for example. Plus Azul would have had s...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

DOM was hit far worse from Maria than Erica. In any event, the Govt of ANU wasn't too pleased that LI had no ANU-SJU flight and there was a proposal to return that flight. I suspect Maria accelerated those plans. Given the devastation in DOM, I wouldn't be surprised if Ross U cancels the entire 2017...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How airlines handle the aftermath of emergency diversions
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: How airlines handle the aftermath of emergency diversions

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Here's a pretty good write up of how Swiss handled their 777-300 diversion to Iqaluit some months back.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/ ... st-engine/

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian B787 to SXM
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: Royal Jordanian B787 to SXM

I've seen a RJ aircraft in SXM before. Probably the king himself vacationing.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 56229

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Speaking of evacuations, how do you evacuate an entire Island? I mean, I'm sure its no easy feat to evacuate a city, but in hurricane Harvey's case, your evacuating a city; get in your car and drive away from danger. You cant do that on a relatively small island hundreds of miles out in the North A...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico
Replies: 30
Views: 3549

Re: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico

It's illegal because Puerto Rico is part of the United States. So it's never going to happen. The closest thing created to serve PR/VI domestic was Caribbean Sun, partially owned by Caribbean Star, during the 2000's, now both defunct Caribbean Sun, at least on paper, was actually headquartered in F...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 15818

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

T prop wrote:
is the 42-600 that much faster than the 42-500?


The 42-600 TAS is about 280-290kts while the 72-600 is about 250-260kts. This is in ISA +15 conditions.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 15818

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Based on aircraft flight manuals, the ATR 42 will burn an average of 1,400 - 1,450 lbs per hour, with all segments included (Takeoff, Climb, Cruise, Descent). Not the manuals I use, and I fly the aircraft on a daily basis. Total fuel consumption is a bit lower than the figures in the manuals too. I...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight
Replies: 34
Views: 8691

Re: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight

At about the 1:36 mark you can see. IMHO, it's not clear from the video if the plane is actually in flight. My eyesight isn't good enough to read anything from the instruments. Looks like the landing gear lever is in the up postion. No greens. The position of the power and condition levers show the...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight
Replies: 34
Views: 8691

Re: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight

Whiteguy wrote:
I don't see any part of this video where they were in flight with the child at the controls....


At about the 1:36 mark you can see.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight
Replies: 34
Views: 8691

Crew allows child to control aircraft inflight

An Air Algerie ATR 72 performing flight AH-6212 from Algiers to Setif (Algeria), was preparing for departure from Algiers when the flight crew invited a child, an orphan, into the cockpit, the child took the captain's seat. The crew videotaped the sequence, including a sequence in flight when the ch...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely
Replies: 26
Views: 5522

Re: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely

This flight was doomed from the day it begun.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 16204

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

[People always takes balls (keep it civil) to the beach. Hell, I take a football whenever I go to throw around. You can't tell me no one at this world famouse beach with an airport has never ever thrown a ball at an airplane. Bird strikes have resulted in planes crashing. So who is to define the si...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17857

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I think the video is absolutely brilliant.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 16055

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

I find those twin jacks were a pain because most people (including myself) had the standard single 3.5mm jack. I'm happy to see them go.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 33846

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

They should be swapping engines over from side to side and keep one running in hotel mode. Biggest issue with engines is the starts, keep One running and swapping them will reduce the engine cycles. How old are you 12? That comment shows how uninformed you are. You don't just swap engines like you ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 33846

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

They should be swapping engines over from side to side and keep one running in hotel mode. Biggest issue with engines is the starts, keep One running and swapping them will reduce the engine cycles. How old are you 12? That comment shows how uninformed you are. You don't just swap engines like you ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 33846

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

[l. I also posted a photo that everyone can see the terrain on the approach end for 09. Zeke which is the approach end for DOM? NOT the side that you showed. The landing end is where you see those mountains in the distance. When they cannot land over the mountains then they can only land from the s...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern
Replies: 46
Views: 12307

Re: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern???

Every time Swift Air is mentioned on this forum I think about these guys...



I guess one is "Swiftair" and the other is "Swift Air". :roll:

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 33846

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

I.No offence by this, but Caribbean 360 is fairly notorious for being very sensationalist when it comes to aviation related issues in the Caribbean (and is known for simply ripping photos off of various Facebook spotter groups and cropping out the photographers logo/watermarks. So take anything the...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 33846

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

As any pilot with a quarter orf a brain will tell you, NEITHER the ATR -600 Series NOR the Q400 are suitable for the LIAT OR the Caribbean Airlines short-haul network. Turboprops, short flights and low altitude are not a good combination, and the "salt layer" is the death blow. With so ma...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable
Replies: 236
Views: 33846

Re: Caribbean airlines claiming the 600series ATR is unreliable

My personal opinion is that the ATRs were chosen to replace the Dash-8s purely for kick-back and commission purposes, like the Q400 such aircraft are not suitable for 15-minute hops all day. The same thing happened at LIAT and BahamasAir, so somebody in the region is getting nimmensely rich - along...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 29, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 42-300 Converted to -500/600?
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: ATR 42-300 Converted to -500/600?

I guess if you gut it down to the frame it's possible, but then what's the point? The older -200's to -500's share an identical frame with the -600. The difference are engines and avionics as well as cabin improvements. ATR can get away with modding an old bird. I'm not sure how feasible it will be ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 22, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)
Replies: 24
Views: 3819

Re: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)

Yikes .. I;m kind of surprised its allowed ... that certainly doesn't sound very safe! Then again, its the Caribbean .. so I'm sure the right authority was bribed to sign whatever approval was needed! ;) I do take umbrage to that statement. As bad as things are around here, the authorities would no...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue May 16, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France BOG-PTP-CDG
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Air France BOG-PTP-CDG

Hi all. I've noticed recently AF427 (A340) has been operating BOG-CDG via PTP. I'm assuming this a just a tech stop for fuel following the recent incident of the A340 crossing the threshold 5ft on takeoff calling the A340 performance into question.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu May 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airfield equipment in Saint Lucia
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Airfield equipment in Saint Lucia

Not sure about UVF, but American Eagle left a bunch of equipment in SLU when they left. Not sure who they belongs to now. I suspect AA and B6 are probably handled by the same handling company at UVF hence why you saw "AA staff" checking in at B6. I do know that such a practice is usually a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Well it appears as if Antiguans living in the USVI will have to kiss their relatives good bye. Effective June LI will be dropping ANU SJU which means that some one flying between these islands will have to fly to SKB and then get Seaborne to SJU and then get either Seaborne or Cape the rest of the ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

baje427 wrote:
Air Antilles has launched its FDF-BGI route and Virgin will launch LHR-BGI routes this winter. I don't anticipate the Air Antilles route will be around too long but lets see how it goes.


It might be around a lot longer than you think for reasons which may become public soon enough.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 52190

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Guyanam, I don't know the person who was hired to implement a turn around plan. Can you tell me more about them. I thought I read in the local newspapers here that he was CEO at LIAT in the past. His name is Mr. Filiatreault. He also worked for Air Madagascar to get that airline back on track. A388...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Counting hours and cycles of an aircraft.
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Re: Counting hours and cycles of an aircraft.

These days, hours and cycles are logged on one of many onboard maintenance computers which either sends OOOI times real time via ACARS back to maintenance control or downloaded from the aircraft directly at regular intervals. Other ways include a simple paper technical log whereby pilots write in ti...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 23052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

guyanam wrote:
Once the ECCAA got Cat 1 status Carib Sun was folded into Carib Star which began service to SJU and STT (not sure if they flew to STX).


Caribbean Star never operated into SJU, STX or STT. After Caribbean Sun folded, it was only a few months later Star was absorbed into LIAT.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Topics that you wish would just die already!
Replies: 36
Views: 3721

Re: topics that you wish would just DIE already!!!

When will Northwest retire the DC9...

oh wait, nevermind.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 23052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

My point being that if BW, with NO MARKETING, is successful on its JFK routes, only because of its VFR support than PAWA definitely will be. As I repeat, NY area Caribbean people are inclined to give Caribbean carriers support. This does NOT mean that they don't use other carriers. I am not sure th...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 23052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

That combined with a Dominican ambience inflight will attract many Dominicans living in NY. Caribbean people in NY are inclined to support Caribbean carriers. BW remains the top carrier on the JFK POS route, even as they struggle on their flights out of FL. Beside BW, not sure if what other Caribbe...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas chaos at 18 UK airports.
Replies: 19
Views: 5676

Re: Christmas chaos at 18 UK airports.

That would be really low.. I work in ground handling myself so I fully understand the crap working conditions they face. However to disrupt the holiday travel plans of so many passengers is pretty inexcusable. They should know they will only really hurt the passengers and not their management by st...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 23052

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

First Air Caraibes, now Air Antilles: https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/430/31516351141_a73cca2f74_b.jpg First Air Antille Atr 72-600 F-XXXX 1 by Vilbert Mickael , on Flickr https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5568/31485388542_d39403719a_b.jpg First Air Antille Atr 72-600 F-XXXX by Vilbert Mickael , on Flick...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Fokkker's 100's Anniversary Is Here Today!
Replies: 30
Views: 3440

Re: The Fokkker's 100's Anniversary Is Here Today!

LOL @ikolkyo I still have a Fokker 100 "user manual" (not the actual term) in a box somewhere in my garage... An ex-Fokker designer lent me his copy when I was a student, and I'm embarrassed to admit I totally forgot to return it - and then I left the country! I really hope he didn't miss...

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