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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

He actually asked them to take a 50% cut on severance and other money owed to them. They have however agreed to a 30% cut on severance. The staff hasn't agreed to anything. PM Browne proposed a 50% cut, however a counter proposal was suggested at 30%. No formal acceptance on either side was agreed....

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I heard the Antigua PM has asked Liat staff to accept s 30% pay cut and to give a response by Friday. Honestly I think he is being a bit irrational with the BGI government no longer being able to support LI its days are numbered. The airlines willing to take up the slack should suffice. Travel numb...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: BA to guyana South America?

My question is how is this flight crewed. It seems to turn in GEO and returns same day. Clearly outside the duty time requirements for one crew. If the return crew positions in on the aircraft, does the inbound leg counts as rest?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4527

Re: BA to guyana South America?

More than likely reparation flights and/or oil field workers. There has been quite a few of these flights in the past few weeks. Interesting to see if BA commences regular commercial flights between GEO and the UK once this pandemic is over.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

MavyWavyATR wrote:
I wonder if BW would be interested in acquiring them and integrating them into their operations.


No

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Strong rumours suggest a possible closure and rebirth of LIAT. Lets be clear here, if it does happen, it was NOT as a result of COVID-19. The governments are simply seizing an opportunity and not wasting a good pandemic. https://268today.com/business/liat-shareholders-to-collapse-airline-unconfirmed...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun May 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1709

Re: How to start an airline?

This is going to be interesting

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue May 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

This is interesting, I guess with the ridiculous 747 being registered in SVD last year raised the necessary alarm bells to what is going on in the ECAA. The 747 saga, although rediculous, probably wasn't the cause of this. The FAA audits other CAA's on a regular basis and ECCAA had theirs last year...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue May 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

VS has announced their plans for the 2021 season. They intend to serve all current Caribbean destinations. ANU, BGI, GND, MBJ, TAB will be served from LHR. BGI will also be served from MAN. https://www.godsavethepoints.com/virgin-atlantic-2021-flight-schedule/ There goes all the pessimists pontific...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri May 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

U.S. FAA downgrades safety rating of Eastern Caribbean aviation system rating The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it had downgraded the safety rating for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a move that means carriers from those island nations cannot start new service. ht...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri May 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25639

Re: KAUS Fatality

MavyWavyATR wrote:
Honestly shocking that airport security didn't catch the person trespassing beforehand.


Fun fact. Airports aren't impenetrable fortresses. They're still quite easy to get inside its perimeter.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8374

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

Wow, a plane is shot out the sky and not a blimp on the media. Is it because it happened in Africa?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat May 02, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

When it comes to BW VFR traffic, IMHO, it's very likely that this Xmas/New Year season (plus Carnival and other religious holidays for POS) could see a peak demand and probably push BW to fly daily between POS and MIA/JFK/YYZ, plus fly some non-stops between JFK and BGI/GEO too. That scenario could...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines’ new livery: only for ATRs?
Replies: 19
Views: 2966

Re: Caribbean Airlines’ new livery: only for ATRs?

BW were to take delivery of 737 Max 8's from late 2019. That plan has been on hold since the groundings and now Covid-19. I believe the plan was to debut the Max 8's in the new livery. With that no longer the case, they started with the ATR's.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I do suspect that as LI service comes back online, we may see increased usage of the milk run as well. A sort of return to the renowned island hopping days. Prior to Covid, LI was actually about to move toward a more hub and spoke type scheduling. I'm not sure if that will be the same post Covid as...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Article below which states CAL plans a milk run between POS and SJU depending on the global economy picking up by Aug 2020 https://paxex.aero/2020/04/caribbean-airlines-milk-run-island-hopper/ According to the article some the routes are: POS/DOM/BGI/ANU/EIS/SJU POS/DOM/BGI/SXM/EIS/SJU And the weir...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI operated two more flights to HAV today. This time, doctors and nurses headed to BGI. I wonder once this is all over, if HAV could be a viable destination for LI. 5 hours on an ATR might not be too comfortable though, but I can imagine many students studying there might prefer this option over wha...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

gunnerman wrote:
Am I correct in believing that BW is operating only a single early moning return flight from POS to TAB? If so it's virtually shut down.


Looking at the arrivals/departure board for TAB on FR24, that seems to be the case.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Caribbean Airlines was complaining about the ATR 600 dispatchability a few years ago with plans to start looking at a replacement. What made them change opinion in 2020 and decide to look for an increase in their ATR fleet? Because common sense prevailed and they realised the ATR was the perfect ai...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Caribbean Airlines was complaining about the ATR 600 dispatchability a few years ago with plans to start looking at a replacement. What made them change opinion in 2020 and decide to look for an increase in their ATR fleet? Because common sense prevailed and they realised the ATR was the perfect ai...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI operated a flight to HAV today from ANU. Presumably, this was to retrieve Cuban doctors. I believe they will be going to DOM.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Antigua is actually still open, however only allowing LIAT, private jets and small aircraft to operate.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7972

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

ATR 42 / 72 - Square cup holders, and cant fit anything larger than a 8oz cup - Circuit breaker panel behind the copilot seat means it cannot recline as far as the captain's seat - Backlight on overhead panel is ACW powered which means no backlighting until at least one engine running and propeller ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

AA has suspended GEO (from both MIA and JFK) along with most of its South America network due to drop off in demand from COVID-19. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Announces-Additional-Schedule-Changes-in-Response-to-Customer-Demand-Related-to-COVID-19-031420-OPS-DIS-03/d...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

AA has suspended GEO (from both MIA and JFK) along with most of its South America network due to drop off in demand from COVID-19. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Announces-Additional-Schedule-Changes-in-Response-to-Customer-Demand-Related-to-COVID-19-031420-OPS-DIS-03/d...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

All flights to SXM cancelled from US, UK and Europe. Granted SXM had no commercial flights from UK anyway. PHILIPSBURG--All international flights and cruises originating from the United States of America, Europe and the United Kingdom to Sint Maarten will be cancelled for two weeks as of Tuesday, Ma...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Im curious to see this on the 737. I'll reserve my comments till then.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SJU terminal D and E (old AA terminals)
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: SJU terminal D and E (old AA terminals)

Most of it has been cordoned off for construction soo there isn't anything to see. The other parts are used by Cape Air, Liat, InterCaribbean and Air Antilles. You may spot the odd AA branding, but practically all of it has been removed. That section is now from what I see is a dump and smells awful...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12600

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

I find that distinct smell to be engine exhaust mixed with air conditioning. Of course there is the "new plane smell" similar to a new car, but I've found this smell to be on aircraft that has seen better days. I've also noticed there is a distinct sound on aircraft as well. That is a soft...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL726 SXM-AMS tech stop in ANU 1/19
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: KL726 SXM-AMS tech stop in ANU 1/19

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Terrain on the east departures combined with temp.


That much I know, but this is a 3xW flight and the A330 does it quite comfortably. Was just curious as to these tech stops in particular.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL726 SXM-AMS tech stop in ANU 1/19
Replies: 2
Views: 978

KL726 SXM-AMS tech stop in ANU 1/19

Anyone knows why KL726 made a tech stop in ANU today? 1/19? Presumably its for fuel as SXM often experiences shortage of Jet fuel from time to time. Oddly enough this flight also made a tech stop in ANU on 1/12. Back then there were quite a bit of high winds in the Caribbean which may have affected ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I sometimes wonder if STX or STT would work with BW out of POS. For example, a once or twice weekly POS-STX-STT-POS. One of our USVI politicians even wrote to BW asking them to look into the feasibility of such an operation. BW still has the old DOT route rights from when they used to include STX a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 109983

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

There is a planned livery refresh coming, so the a/c will be flying white tail until then. The Eastern Caribbean market is not big enough to support two large regional operations. Especially with the current travel tax issue which Caribbean gov'ts have stated that they have no intention in changing...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8-301 versus 311 MLG question
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: Dash 8-301 versus 311 MLG question

I'm told the change was party due to the fact that under some loading conditions, it was possible for the aircraft to "sit on the tail" ie an aft an desirable CofG. Allegedly, the Dash 8 used a tail prop akin to the ATR 72.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22662

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

CanesFan wrote:
usxguy wrote:
What is the diversion airport/alternate for JFK-GEO? I wonder if that's part of the issue...

Tonight it’s BVB. Just a little over 5000 lbs planned for GEO-BVB. Total fuel on board just under 41000 lbs.


I'm surprised its not POS, but I guess BVB is closer.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airlines/aircraft ADS-B ready for Jan 1?
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Are airlines/aircraft ADS-B ready for Jan 1?

As most people know, the FAA has mandated all aircraft (operating in US airspace) to be equipped with an ADS-B Out transponder by Jan 1, 2020. As I peruse FR24 daily, I still see quite a bit of aircraft not yet in compliance, particularly commercial aircraft. Are airlines meeting the mandate? Has an...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 65352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

I sometimes question B6's profitability into BGI. I've been on one of those 3 daily JFK runs and it was barely half full, and that was an A321. The fares though are sometimes phenomenal, which encourages travel, but how much money are they making. Either the BGI govt is paying B6 some coin, or someo...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 65352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

How is BW able to do this route seemingly with no issues? Or is it we're not hearing issues about them?

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 65352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Seems like AA is having some issues on the JFK-GEO route. With full flights southbound, their B738 seems to have difficulty doing the flight non stop. Three flights since launch had to stop at SJU to refuel. BW has no difficulty but its seat counts are only 150 on their B738. Clearly AA underestima...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 65352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

LI is also rumored to be restarting service to STX. Its more than a rumour, but it hasn't been publicly announced yet. After Hurricane Maria damaged the airport in STX, the authorities there didnt bother to repair the international side of the terminal building as there were no international airlin...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question

Canada tends to be quite liberal with alot of things. This is probably just one of them. Can't tell a person much these days without someone getting offended.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus C-chord inhibition
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Airbus C-chord inhibition

In newer aircraft today, aural alerts are handled by one (sometimes two for redundancy) computer. With that, the computer prioritizes alerts and may override one with another if it is deemed more important, so as to not overload the pilot with multiple alerts. For example, the autopilot disconnect a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting FR24 Callsign
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Interesting FR24 Callsign

Probably someone testing their new ADS-B transponder.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12525

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

CNN are reporting that it was a spill in the galley. Why are they using something that strong? Maybe they weren't. Ever sit near the galley when an FA is working on her nails? The smell is awful. Perhaps an FA had some chemicals for her personal use, or some such. I'd like to think FA's know better...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan
Replies: 16
Views: 3123

Re: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan

Here goes another American with an antiquated view that black and brown people can't afford to buy new airplanes or have nice things. They must always fly 30+ year old hand me down aircraft from the US desert.

There I said it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10035

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

On the subject of multi-island holidays, it's easiest on BA which exercises 5th freedom rights on all its Caribbean routes. The shuttle routes (as BA crew call them) are: From LGW: ANU-SKB (2/weekly) ANU-TAB (2) ANU-PLS (1) UVF-POS (5) UVF-GND (2) From LHR: NAS-GCM (4) I think BA even minimally pro...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10035

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

really old DASH-8's (100s if I recall correctly) back then. I would love to try them on an ATR!! They have gone all ATR since 2016. The issue with LIAT is how it deals with problems. For instance one of their flights is routed EIS GEO via SKB ANU and BGI. Yesterday there was some sort of delay in S...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10035

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

Bimjim, I know you are very much au fait with the goings on of LI and this post is nothing but scandalous. You also know LIAT provides more of a social service to the region akin to the MTA of NYC and the EC governments (particularly that of ANU) will not let LI die. Knowing how things are in the Ca...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 65352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

In spite of LIAT's problems there is a plan to increase service to Dominica from 25 to 28 flights a week this winter. https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/liat-to-increase-flights-into-dominica/ Is that just LI 364 now stopping in DOM every day instead of alternating with PTP? Basicall...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 65352

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Intercaribbean announced EIS-STX and EIS-STT (again). If they actually start it this time, that might be the end of LIAT in the USVI. Don't write LI off the USVI just yet. LI's strong point is that it has the vast network that InterCaribbean does not have. There's even rumours that LI may restart S...

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