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by wn676
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 18
Views: 4420

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

At a (qualified) guess. They had an incident, did a risk assessment, and some pimpled youth who've never worked outside an office could prove, using the risk matrix and nothing else, that painting a dotted line forward of the door would seriously reduce the risk. 'ollocks! It looks ridiculous, but ...

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by wn676
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 5091

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

Ok, so as this is an airliners site, a couple airline questions. 1. Does anyone know the type of a/c that was involved, the article states 187 pax, so 757, A321, 767????? 2. If we know the type, was it a design error that one diaper being flushed down one toilet gummed up the entire works for all? ...

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by wn676
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Huh? Schedule above, which I just confirmed in Amadeus, shows PHL...what do you mean about CLT? <confused> And what's this about additional widebodies at PHX??? DO TELL!! <eager minds want to know!! LOL> As far as the added WB, it should be loaded in GDS sometime soon. :D A surprising but welcome a...

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by wn676
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Plain Cement Concrete. Ah. OK. Thanks. But this begs the question for those of us who don't know...PCC as opposed to...what? Asphalt? Cement Concrete with Chocolate Sprinkles? LOL Sorry but I'm just not familiar with the apparent types of concrete. Close, it’s Portland Cement Concrete. Portland cem...

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by wn676
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

[*] There are, I believe, 2 ADG-V Gates planned there. Just curious, how long ago did you hear about two group V gates? My understanding was one group V and one group IV but its been a year or two since I last heard/saw anything about the redesign. E8 and E7 are the two ADG-V gates. E4 and E10 will ...

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by wn676
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 7316

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

Delta 321 is actually a pretty comfortable ride. All the bathrooms arent flex and they offer IFE and decent legroom. Delta 321's i would argue are the best in their fleet right now. The galley isn't bad either especially with the modified last row. Oh yes that one extra inch of legroom really makes...

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by wn676
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Will gate 24 at T3N need to be restriped to take HA's 332 or is it already capable of handling one (because of DL?)? 24 can handle the 332 today IIRC. NW used to park the 333/332 at that gate years ago and the stop mark still exists (rather ambiguously I might add, as “A330”). T3N will eventually b...

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by wn676
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 12809

Re: Unconfirmed: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

Not sure about Aer Lingus, but at my airline the guy/gal on the headset usually walks along with the push right by the nose gear. There are wing walkers, the tug driver and the one on headset clearing us for engine start, etc. It’s not difficult to imagine that this person, if not paying attention,...

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by wn676
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

There’s a few route and equipment announcements coming from AA soon that will make some midwesterners happy...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

From the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport Facebook You plus California Pacific Airlines equals the BEACH! Phoenicians now have an easier way to get to Southern California - California Pacific Airlines from Gateway Airport to Carlsbad! Flights will be six days per week and begin November 15th. Wonder ho...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I feel I'm reasonably intelligent, but I'm afraid I don't understand your table above one whit...any way you can explain that better? Inbounds to LHR are on the left, outbounds from LHR are on the right. It’s meant to show how the aircraft turn at the station. So RDU would arrive at 06:35 and turn ...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 387130

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Under impression the 764 will get Polaris but no idea about the timeline much like the 787s. In the past life at CO some have been used exclusively for HI routes. Wouldn't be surprised if the timeline got pushed out and they end up back on domestic routes. The 787s should start sometime in Q3 next ...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 387130

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I just landed at EWR, I had to walk the length of the entire 3rd Y shaped concourse and saw one 764 after another boarding for European destinations. I know this has been discussed many times before but I’m not sure I ever read about a final decision. What is UA going to do with these rare birds th...

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by wn676
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

They could push the LHR-RDU flight to 11:20am and it works. Except where is the longer maintenance done? I would guess there will be another schedule change before all is said and done. Based on the way the 772 schedule is loaded today, a theoretical station turn schedule for LHR could look like th...

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by wn676
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 174908

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

yeogeo wrote:
jcwr56 wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
What's a triturator building exactly?


It's a building for servicing lavatory trucks.


Interesting. Thanks!


Specifically, it’s where the trucks dump their tanks. There’s a grinder processes the waste before it’s sent to the local sanitary sewer system.

They are truly awful places.

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by wn676
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

70 minutes is less than minimum AA ground time in LHR for a 777. LHR for a 777 requires a minimum of 110 minutes. So based on that schedule, RDU is not the W pattern partner. The only other cities that currently have 772 services into LHR are LAX & JFK, so I'm interested in how AA is gonna swin...

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by wn676
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?
Replies: 27
Views: 12809

EI 757 Runs Over Ramp Agent in PHL?

I can’t find any news reports on this but apparently during a pushback last night, a wingwalker was run over by the nose gear of an EI 757 at PHL after they tripped and the tug could not stop the aircraft in time. Does anyone have any further information on this? Edit: looks like EI114 was already o...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6714

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

I been seeing a lot of widebodys for AA flying into SFO for AA like MIA-SFO 763 PHL-SFO 332, DFW-SFO 787... Thats all i can see for now but i was wondering why SFO? OW does not have many flights there so i cant see the feed on that end? It could be as simple as anything but seeing what you guys thi...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Sort of makes me wonder if we might see any other 772 routes, like something to Hawaii, perhaps? If you get a critical mass of 77E ops out of PHX, it makes the logistics a lot easier. Routing the plane in from LHR makes the most sense, as it is done for RDU. Especially in the peak S19 season, I wou...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 6392

Re: United To Add Two More Banks at IAD (Could grow by 50%)

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-could-grow-flights-by-half-at-washington-dull-451313/ Hadn’t seen this posted yet, but amongst a lot more news from Scott Kirby today, United is planning on adding 2 more banks to the current 4 at IAD for a new total of 6. According to the article, ...

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by wn676
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 772 makes sense as it can be supported from LAX for mx & crew Well...MX would be a challenge I should think. Unless they bring in some spares to keep here, they'd better hope that bird doesn't go tech here. Never thought of that till reading your post. I think somebody mentioned before that...

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by wn676
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Correct me if I am wrong, but this would be the first regularly scheduled flight for a 777-200ER at PHX since BA operated one when LH had the a340. When did that end? I want to say PHX got the 77E for a period of time around 2008-2009 when the economy went in the crapper. BA has been consistently o...

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by wn676
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 11264

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

For those familiar with C30, “pushing back” isn’t exactly the best description. Due to the FAA’s refusal to allow aircraft to push over the non-movement line at ORD (with only a few exceptions), aircraft at C30 push back about 5-10 feet, disconnect, and then must complete a 135-degree turn to power-...

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by wn676
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

T3S is just the new home for all of the T2 tenants. It doesn't really add more gates unless you count the commuter gates that will eventually be added in the northwest corner. T3N tenants are stuck with what they have. Not quite, DL is moving to T3S which allows T3N to end up a bit more common use ...

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by wn676
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3855

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Won’t ULH from EWR be the refitted 772? HKG, BOM, Etc, Etc..? Please correct me if I’m wrong but won’t they still have the legs even with 10 abreast in Y? With 10 abreast in Y, anything TPAC or India likely not doable without major restrictions (outbound to the Orient, inbound from India). Those wo...

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by wn676
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today article re: UA to start 787 base at EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: USA Today article re: UA to start 787 base at EWR

I couldn’t figure out how to paste in the link. So I just pasted in a blurb. "Carlson previously told pilots in May that United was considering opening a 787 base at Newark around April 2019, with an eye on placing its new 787-10s there." I know that it’s been discussed many times that UA...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I spotted a white 747 over downtown on final this afternoon (Aug 2) around 12 but couldn't get a photo. The tail was red and it has a white logo that resembled a target. No tail number but from what I found, it flew up from MZJ. Anyone have any additional info on this? Max Air, based out of Nigeria...

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by wn676
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Given UA's preference for CR2s, if they could find a way to use it; they would have. Skywest has the contract, not United. These are "pro-rate" flights. EAS will subsidize 12 weekly roundtrips. Will UA codeshare on the PRC flights similar what AA does on the SGU-PHX flights? The flights a...

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by wn676
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 94066

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

What is the last date that UA's schedule is set? If you mean set as in "this is exactly what's going to be flown," ~30 in the future. If you mean set as in "something's published," 337 days in the future. International flying with a few exceptions is mostly set through 12/19. Do...

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by wn676
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Damn...the 330 is that bad performance-wise in a hot clime? I didn't realize that; seems odd given DE is using a 763 out of here...is the 763 that much superior? In any case...then maybe have BA keep the now-seasonal-3x/week flight with a 744 (for performance), make it daily-year-round, and then ha...

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by wn676
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 333 is still showing up on the AA schedule for PHX-HNL with no 333 service to CLT or PHL. When would someone expect the place holder to change? I was just going to say, I wondered if it was being used as a placeholder. Yeah like HA did putting in a 321 for PHX-HNL, as I learned earlier. But I d...

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by wn676
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 387130

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

iahcsr wrote:
763
N684UA First exHA has officially been delivered and will ferry MCIGYR UA2711 19Jul. What work will be done there is a question.


Storage through W18/19, if I’m not mistaken.

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by wn676
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It'll be a 777 if it does happen. A senior manager said earlier this year in an employee town hall that the A330 will not return to PHX again (there were several operational issues with the HNL flying last winter). Any more detail on this operational issues? Something having to do with gate usage, ...

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by wn676
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

boeing777200lr wrote:
does the new T3 have any intl capability? I noticed there was a dual jetbridge and widebody parking in the designs


The gates are all single bridge and there will be no FIS in T3. The only international arrival capability will be for precleared flights.

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by wn676
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo
Replies: 23
Views: 6340

Re: Insane heat wave digs a hole on RW22 Haneda Tokyo

I don’t understand...what exactly is meant by a hole...runway surface irregularity, light concrete ablation or a hole developed on the topsoil adjacent to the runway paved surface?... Faro This is the hole https://i.imgur.com/OH5jLEp.png I regularly drive by potholes 2-3 times bigger than that (and...

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by wn676
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Hits United 777 at IAD
Replies: 11
Views: 5744

Re: Fuel Truck Hits United 777 at IAD

piedmontf284000 wrote:
A loaded full truck hitting a plane carrying a fuel load of jet fuel. Good thing the driver wasn't smoking at the time of the crash.


Outside of Terminal A and with a few exceptions on C/D, IAD utilizes a hydrant fueling system that requires either a hydrant truck or a cart.

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by wn676
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The international arrivals facility is in the same terminal as the WN gates at PHX, so connections from international flights to domestic flights at PHX would be possible on WN if WN adds nonstop international flights out of PHX. Concourse B is also already connected to Concourses C and D at PHX be...

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by wn676
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The international arrivals facility is in the same terminal as the WN gates at PHX, so connections from international flights to domestic flights at PHX would be possible on WN if WN adds nonstop international flights out of PHX. Concourse B is also already connected to Concourses C and D at PHX be...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Elite Airways is starting service to Laughlin/Bullhead City and Rochester(MN) per their website Wonder where they are parking, there has been no information released by the airport and as I recall, the CR2 doesn't fit where 4B & ZK(RIP) have been parking. While not ideal, they could impose adja...

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by wn676
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 31167

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

I think GAT handles every airline at BUR with the obvious exception of WN. Either way, the airport is common-use and small enough that utilizing another gate is not a huge issue. UA is also looking to move their mainline operations to A, and will not be using B2 specifically for the time being. I s...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Aviation Thread - 2018/2019
Replies: 218
Views: 31167

Re: Burbank Airport on a roll in 2018!

Last I've heard WN will take A1-A7 AS gates A8 and Share Gate A9 with Hawaiian eventually something next year. American B1 ,UNITED B2 & B3, JetBlue Gates B4 and B5. Flyguy UA and DL have to stay together as they're both ground handled by the same agent. I don't think a 321neo can get out of BUR...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 5065

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

....isn’t this what edibles were made for?

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by wn676
Wed May 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

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A construction worker for was killed last week at Sky Harbor. Looks like one of the drilling rigs for the Sky Train project collapsed as it was being repositioned:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/lo ... 645440002/

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by wn676
Tue May 29, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4844

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

The final September schedule should have ORD-RDU/STL as the two remaining daily S80 routes. ORD-MSP looks to operate 6x weekly and ORD-DFW at 1x weekly, as it is currently planned at least.

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by wn676
Thu May 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Hi all, first post on here. Just moved to the PHX area, love the airport and follow this thread regularly. I’m just curious about the total capacity is for PHX. I can’t wait to see the T3 Mod and the new T4 S1 expansion but are there any further expansion plans (like another terminal or new concour...

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by wn676
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I have just found in the GDS that AA is going to return to using the 333 on PHX-HNL starting 08JAN and will simultaneously reduce freq. to just that one daily flight (which I believe is what they did last time). So as of right now, 1x daily HA 321neo, and 1x daily AA 333...I wonder if this may caus...

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by wn676
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

cle757 wrote:
Besides UA, who else is moving to T3 north?...and who will share T3 south with Delta?


AC and AS will both be in T3N along with UA. HA will remain there as well. T3S will house DL, F9, B6, NK, SY, and 4B.

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by wn676
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 11169

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

AVENSAB727 wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
AVENSAB727 wrote:
Out of which hub?

Likely these birds show up at ORD/EWR

Any chance for IAH or SFO?


No for IAH, at least initially.

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by wn676
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 107256

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I just discovered disappointing news in the Amadeus GDS...was killing time and started looking at timetables for the next several months including PHX-HNL on HA...I've not heard or read anything of this being announced, but...HA is DOWNGAUGING to the A321neo here starting 01JAN!! I was shocked. I h...

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