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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 6:02 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 147):

Don't think any BW service to CUR. Not with Insel and PY plying this route with jets. I think that Insel and BW are chatting about some kind of cooperation.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 2:51 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 149):
An ATR cabin is no place for passengers to "hang out" while the airline figure out what to do next.

Having been in the LI ATR72 I must say the cabin is pretty comfortable, nothing cramped about them. I don't think airlines using the ATR now will disembark their pax immediately in case of a diversion but as I said I think it's good Caribbean Airlines does that for its passengers.

Quoting guyanam (Reply 150):
I think that Insel and BW are chatting about some kind of cooperation.

I'm all for such a cooperation. I can see Insel Air benefitting from Caribbean Airlines' network as it will give Insel Air connections to the Caribbean islands in that region. However, I'm not sure to what extend Caribbean Airlines will benefit from Insel Air's network. Caribbean Airlines is better off serving Venezuela themselves, no need to have that extra stop in Curacao for flights to Venezuela. Caribbean Airlines might be interested in connections to SDQ from SXM. Colombia might be of interest to Caribbean Airlines too by using Insel Air and their flights to MDE. In any case both airlines will have to adjust their schedules to feed each other, especially on the side of Insel Air connections need to changed to offer better connections to Caribbean Airlines.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 6:48 pm

OooH our friends at Grantley Adams International Airport strike once again..... I'm quite surprised they didn't "finger rape" Mr. Gonsalves.... LMFAO.

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Barbadian authorities have launched an official probe into an embarrassing episode, which occurred at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) earlier this month, in which security officers were summoned for Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

The region’s longest serving prime minister, who has been in office since 2001, was headed back home at the time. He arrived on April 14 on LIAT flight 512 from Guyana and was due to connect on the regional airline’s later 737 service from Barbados to St Vincent when he was not recognized by the security officers on duty at Gate 9.


Gonsalves, who both visits and transits Barbados frequently and is one of the most high-profile Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, was ordered by a female G4S officer to return for further screening after his bag went off during his initial security check.

To make matters worse, Gonsalves, who has previously bemoaned Barbadian immigration authorities for the treatment meted out to Caribbean brothers and sisters, and in the wake of last year’s Shanique Myrie judgment had called for “immense education” of regional officials and “alterations of pre-existing domestic regulations and procedures, was made to suffer through the rather demeaning episode without reference to any protocol officer after his flight was late in arriving from Georgetown.

Despite the female security officer’s insistence, the prime minister refused to do as she told him.

It was then that she called for back-up security support in her quest to ensure that the “unrecognized” passenger underwent more rigorous security checks.

It was not immediately clear how long the entire airport fiasco went on.

However, before departing the island that evening, senior GAIA officials issued an unequivocal apology to the Vincentian leader, not only on account of the fact that he was not recognized, but also for the lapse in his official protocol arrangements.

Normally, protocol officers accompany prime ministers and other dignitaries, but none was present for Gonsalves’ arrival. They were late in attending to the Vincentian leader after his flight did not arrive on time.

The episode ended after Gonsalves was finally recognized.


When contacted today, Gonsalves declined to comment to Barbados TODAY on the matter at this stage.

Airport and Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, who have so far called for a detailed report on the situation, were also tightlipped on the matter.

However, Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean, who said she was out of the country on the date in question, promised to get back to Barbados TODAY, saying she would need to be briefed on the matter.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy, who has responsibility for GAIA, also said he would look into the report.

Head of G4S Roger Barrow could not be reached for comment but when contacted, the supervisor on duty Keith Withers said he was not authorized to speak on any incident involving the security firm. He directed us to Marketing Manager Maria Boyce-Taylor when the office opens tomorrow.

Source: http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/04/30/airport-blunder/
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 7:02 pm

Jetblue will be flying to ANU from 5th November 2015. The service will operate 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

http://antiguafocus.com/jetblue-will...irect-service-from-jfk-to-antigua/
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 7:21 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 153):
Jetblue will be flying to ANU from 5th November 2015. The service will operate 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Well it's about time. Let's see what American does in response.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 11:13 pm

Quoting andrefranca (Reply 152):

What I am surprised at is that The Bdos govt didnt have some proticol officer available to prevent an episode like that.

I dont think that they want a man like Ralph G t

Quoting A388 (Reply 151):

Maybe Insel will attempt to leverage BW to other caribbean islands like BGI and SLU (now that LI is off the route). Now that CUR has connections from JFK and YYZ I dont think that BW brings much to the table with its international routes.

I suspect the chats will be more about overall regional aviation policy and less about route integration.

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 154):

AA generally cancels service when B6 enters, but then ANU has significant premium traffic, so maybe they will just reduce frequencies. It might also be that B6 will bring a different market to ANU than that which AA bring.



Separately LI has begin OGL (Guyana) POS service as part of its plans to increase flights into Guyana. These will begin Jul 5. With the new plane LI also plans other new routes like 3X BGI SKB, and 4X BGI SXM. They will offer more flights on the DOM BGI than on the DOM ANU.

Has LI begun to sideline ANU? Also service to SXM seems sharply down. Is SXM declining in popularity among Eastern Caribbean travelers?
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 11:35 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 155):
AA generally cancels service when B6 enters, but then ANU has significant premium traffic, so maybe they will just reduce frequencies. It might also be that B6 will bring a different market to ANU than that which AA bring.

Which is a shame. Gov't is not doing its job if it allows a revolving door of carriers. It is supposed to work with AA to build its service as B6 enters, not pick up one bone as it drops another.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 01, 2015 11:40 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 156):

Well AA did exit the BGI and SLU JFK market as B6 entered. The yields dropped and AA didnt want to be part of that.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 2:03 pm

B6 BOS-BGI is loaded on their website and typically for many Caribbean destinations out of BOS - Saturday only seasonal starting November 7th.

When does seasonal BOS-ANU start: 2017?

What's next in the Caribbean for B6? BON or SKB?
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 2:57 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 155):
Separately LI has begin OGL (Guyana) POS service as part of its plans to increase flights into Guyana. These will begin Jul 5. With the new plane LI also plans other new routes like 3X BGI SKB, and 4X BGI SXM. They will offer more flights on the DOM BGI than on the DOM ANU.

Interesting that LI has beaten BW to the punch. Shame on Caribbean Airlines.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 4:29 pm

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 158):
What's next in the Caribbean for B6? BON or SKB?

Well if they go to SKB I wouldn't expect AA to pack up and leave seeing as they have guarantees from the government.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 5:59 pm

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 158):
B6 BOS-BGI is loaded on their website and typically for many Caribbean destinations out of BOS - Saturday only seasonal starting November 7th.

Congrats to B6 and BGI.
I wonder what the demand between BOS and other Caribbean islands?
Any demand for POS or KIN or GND?
I know UVF and MBJ see service already.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 10:14 pm

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 158):

SKB is a thoroughly dominated AA island. Of the 15x flights for the summer 14 are on AA/US with DL running only 1x. SKB definitely will want a Sat JFK flight, even if only seasonal (Nov-Aug). More if AA gets a tantrum and cancels its JFK SKB service. They need competition.

Quoting txkf2010 (Reply 160):

SKB is too lucrative for AA. You should see how high the fares are. The most they might do is cancel the JFK service and focus on MIA/CLT. I don't think that SKB has had to pay AA guarantees in most years.

Quoting aa1818 (Reply 159):

I guess BW doesn't want to run two different operations in Guyana. Or maybe they don't have enough ATRs considering their commitments on the TAB bridge.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 10:57 pm

Quoting aa1818 (Reply 161):
Congrats to B6 and BGI.
I wonder what the demand between BOS and other Caribbean islands?
Any demand for POS or KIN or GND?
I know UVF and MBJ see service already.

Cheers,
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Here's annual passengers both directions combined for 2011 from BOS.

KIN - 8064
ANU- 6803 (has had charters in the past)
FPO- 6553 (used to be big)
POS- 5978 (definitely a vfr component - always though this was bigger)
CUR - 4713 (previous had a charter that stopped in MIA)
SKB - 3391 (may leak from SXM and a WinAir ticket)
EIS - 3350 (only a ferry away from STT)
GND
Airlines flown: A3, AA, AC, AF, AM, BA, B6, CA, CO, CX, DL, EA, EL, IB, LH, MI, MQ, NH, NW, NZ, OU, PE, QF, S4, SQ, TP, UA, US, VS, WE, WN

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sat May 02, 2015 10:59 pm

I got cut off here GND and BON were less than 2500 or so.

2011 numbers for recent B6 entries from BOS

PAP - 26760 (Large VFR and summer time travel)
GCM - 15592 (Previously served by KX and US)
BGI - 10869
POP - 9534
UVF - 9525


Assume that many of these flights would run 26 weeks once a week on a 150 seat A320 you are looking for around 7800 pax a year.

It appears B6 tends to start a seasonal BOS flight after studying flows through JFK and of course other data. The only Caribbean destination from BOS I can think of that was started with JFK and not after it was GCM. Future destinations will depend on B6's growth in the domestic USA market. More USA destinations and flights = more planes that are available on the lighter Saturday schedule to go to the Caribbean.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 03, 2015 3:08 am

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 163):
CUR - 4713 (previous had a charter that stopped in MIA)

I'm not aware of any BOS charter flights to CUR (in 2011) and I work at the airport so please do tell me which airline this was...?

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 03, 2015 4:27 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 165):
I'm not aware of any BOS charter flights to CUR (in 2011) and I work at the airport so please do tell me which airline this was...?

I may have confused you

The pax numbers were from 2011 - I noted any service I was aware of in the past. The charter was in 1999 - My parents flew it BOS-MIA-CUR on Air Miami.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 03, 2015 6:05 am

You guys are forgetting the one market B6 has overlooked in the Caribbean......
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 03, 2015 12:11 pm

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 167):

Does this forum consider that (BZE) Central America!!!

but for BOS - 7358 annual pax in 2011 - right there with ANU as a possible Saturday only if B6 were to open JFK/FLL-BZE
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 03, 2015 12:42 pm

Quoting adamh8297 (Reply 158):
B6 BOS-BGI is loaded on their website and typically for many Caribbean destinations out of BOS - Saturday only seasonal starting November 7th.

BOS-BGI is a city pair or a "match made in airline heaven". Barbados no doubt caters to a very well heeled, well educated traveler and surely the city of Boston and the state of Massachusets is undoubtedly one of the best sources in the U.S. for that market. I suspect we will see this flight kick up in frequencies sooner than later.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 04, 2015 5:38 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 155):
Separately LI has begin OGL (Guyana) POS service as part of its plans to increase flights into Guyana.

Great news for OGL-POS pax. I noticed that the ramp is a bit tight, I wonder if LI will park there on that overnight flight.

So BW460 is now cancelled and BW527 is making the connection with 550. Seems like a way to fill 527. I finally got on BW526 on Wednesday and it didn't seem weight restricted as there were only about 5 empty seats. Mostly Venezuelans on the flight from POS-GEO and went on to JFK.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 04, 2015 7:30 pm

I flew out of Ogle Airport a few weeks ago and I must say, I was impressed. It's quite a neat little airport.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 04, 2015 7:48 pm

Quoting Inbound (Reply 171):
I flew out of Ogle Airport a few weeks ago and I must say, I was impressed. It's quite a neat little airport.

Inbound, I thought you flew the 737, have you gone to the ATR now?


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 04, 2015 11:38 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 172):
Inbound, I thought you flew the 737, have you gone to the ATR now?


Cheers,

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Sorry buddy, I meant as a passenger :p
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Tue May 05, 2015 6:12 am

Is BW flying the 737-800 non stop JFK-GEO-JFK?
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Tue May 05, 2015 7:12 am

Quoting skystar767 (Reply 174):
Is BW flying the 737-800 non stop JFK-GEO-JFK?

Yup,
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BWA527/history/20150504/1330Z/KJFK/SYCJ
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Tue May 05, 2015 1:12 pm

I stumbled upon this interesting article today:

Will Montserrat Still Be Included In a 4-way Air Access Deal Being Considered Using Twin Otter Aircraft?

http://www.mnialive.com/articles/wil...-considered-using-twin-otter-aircr

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To date the people of Montserrat have not heard any information from the Premier, Donaldson Romeo, under whose Ministry tourism falls, regarding the potential air access deal for the island that was first reported by this media house, following the sacking of the Director of Tourism last Thursday, April 30th, 2015. What we reported was the confirmation of an air access deal that would potentially be significant for Montserrat in opening up new gateways to and from the island using Twin Otter, 19 seater type aircraft. These gateways would include Guadeloupe, St Maarten, and St Kitts and would mean that locals and visitors can fly directly to and from these destinations to Montserrat. The airline, hoping to bring Montserrat into this exciting new prospect is Caribbean Helicopters Limited (CHL), through its new partnership with regional airline LIAT.

I've been asking for something like this to happen for a Long long time! I've always thought it was a bit silly to have scheduled services to ANU only when other islands such as the ones listed are close by. And the fact that they are planning to use twin otters makes me even happier. You probably can't imagine how ridiculously boring it is just seeing BN-2 Islanders all day long!

At the moment, its not set in stone, but hopefully it will and it should be a step in the right direction. finally...
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Tue May 05, 2015 1:57 pm

Quoting Inbound (Reply 171):
I flew out of Ogle Airport a few weeks ago and I must say, I was impressed. It's quite a neat little airport.

OGL is incredible. I was there around mid-April for the opening of the Marriott Georgetown and took a tour to Kaeiteur Falls and the Esequibo river from OGL. Flew on a BN Islander- what an experience. The other group flew on a Cessna Caravan.
OGL has to be one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean in terms of aircraft movements. It seems like a plane arrives or departs every 5 minutes there!

It was great to see Trinidad's Hational Helicopter Services with two Sikorsky's on the ground operating.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Thu May 07, 2015 8:23 am

So I posted this a couple months ago in the previous thread:

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Fly Montserrat Sanctioned for Safety Practices? Part One Of An Investigative Series - See more at: http://www.mnialive.com/articles/fly...ety-practices#sthash.zjUH7b6x.dpuf

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After a lengthy investigation into operations and safety practices at Fly Montserrat, the enforcement arm of the UK's Civil Aviation Authority, ASSI, ordered the removal of the individual acting as the airline's Chief Pilot and Accountable Manager. Initially the airline is reported to have refused to cooperate until the regulator threatened to revoke the company's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC), thereby grounding the airline. The AOC is passengers' assurance the regulator is satisfied the airline's management is "competent to secure the safe operation of aircraft".

Interesting read. Looking forward to the second part of this article to see what they uncover.

And of course Fly Montserrat has put out a response to the article:

Fly Montserrat's Response To Safety Concerns And The Issue of Sanctions Against It - See more at: http://www.mnialive.com/articles/fly...ns-against-it#sthash.EzrziNLp.dpuf

And now the second Part has finally been Published:

Senseless Airline Crash? What The Public Did Not Know About Fly Montserrat's 2012 Fatal Crash - See more at: http://www.mnialive.com/articles/sen...2-fatal-crash#sthash.AXbC39WI.dpuf

Some very interesting information..... Most in particular this:

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Both instances of engine failure detailed in this article - the near-fatal 2010 incident and the fatal crash less than 2 years later - involved the same aircraft, VP-MON, the airline's unmodified BN-2. Even after the availability of the 1968 modification, the 1984 crash and the company's own 2010 catastrophic engine failure, the airline continued to allow inexperienced pilots to fly the unmodified VP-MON.

and this:

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Perhaps most shocking is the fact that there were dozens of Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MOR) filed by Air Traffic Controllers and sent directly to ASSI for months prior to the crash. The vast majority of these MOR detailed VP-MON and multiple engine failures while starting, while on the apron and while taxiing. Air Traffic Controllers have expressed their frustration at the repeated failure of ASSI and the Governor to act on these reports. There was never any follow-up with the control tower staff after any of these reports were filed. No findings or recommendations were ever published, and controllers have expressed they were not surprised by the fatal crash of VP-MON.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 08, 2015 12:36 am

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 178):

I'm so glad I flew to MNI before reading these, otherwise...... well it's sad, but not surprising, many people don't know JJ had lots of crashes and incidents but in Brazil they do their best to cover up....
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 11, 2015 2:52 am

One of my two Caribbean Airlines ATR72 photos got accepted. See it here:



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I'm glad to have seen it here as I would never have thought to see it here.


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 11, 2015 5:33 pm

I know that there have been mentions of Caribbean Airlines refleeting/ new livery. Does anyone have an update?

Additionally, I have been flying BW frequently in the past few months- mostly to GEO and PBM and can't help but notice the number of white-tails plying the Caribbean skies.

Does anyone have an up-to-date fleet/ livery list for Caribbean Airlines? This is what I've put together.

ATR 72-600- All Painted (5/5) 100%
TTA
TTB
TTC
TTD
TTE

Boeing 767-300ER- All Painted (2/2) 100%
LGW
LHR

Boeing 737-800 (7/14) 50%
JMA- titles only, white tail
JMC- titles only, white tail
JMD- titles only, white tail
JME- titles only, white tail
JMF- titles only, white tail
SXM- titles only, white tail
MBJ- titles only, white tail
ANU- fully painted
GEO- fully painted
POS- fully painted
TAB- fully painted
BGI- fully painted
SLU- fully painted
KIN- fully painted

Also- 9Y-GND left the fleet a few years ago correct? Does anyone know where she went/ what her fate was?

It simply amazes me that every other airline in the Caribbean has their livery on all their aircraft!
LIAT, Insel Air, Surinam Airways, etc.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 11, 2015 5:54 pm

Quoting aa1818 (Reply 181):
ATR 72-600- All Painted (5/5) 100%

Except for 9Y-TTB as seen on my photo. The head of the hummingbird is almost completely washed out due to the sun I assume. I still think they should have painted or put a bigger hummingbird logo on the tail of those ATR's. It just looks so weird the way it's done now. I know it probably has to do with the bird being similarly portrayed as on the 737-800 but the ATR has a completely different tail shape/design. As far as I can see they can put a larger hummingbird on the ATR tail. The bird's head might be higher on the fuselage when the sticker is bigger but at least you remove all that dead space on the tail. Or they can fill in the dead space on the current tail with other tropical sceneries just as they did on the Dash-8 fleet.


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Wed May 13, 2015 5:24 pm

Browsing through the database I came across this beautiful high quality scanned photo:



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Photo © Gary Vincent




Nice photo and good old times for me when looking at the livery of course. The time that photo was taken I was only 2 years old. I mean, I'm still good lookin' but not that young anymore (turning 40 this Friday)... rotfl 

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Wed May 13, 2015 6:17 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 183):
Browsing through the database I came across this beautiful high quality scanned photo:

Thanks for this photo. I was on these "707 Sunjets" often as a young man and seeing this photo brings back great memories to me!

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 17, 2015 8:29 pm

BW significantly increases its CCS service for the summer adding 3X evening service, and adding more 738 service on the morning flight.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 17, 2015 8:55 pm

Quoting aa1818 (Reply 181):

I think you're correct re the livery status of the BW fleet! What I don't understand is why BW would be looking to have a new livery! I know that the humming bird motif is decal but I don't think it is that expensive to put on so why so many white tails in the fleet? Does it have to do with that the tails can't be applied in POS?

Also I am suppose to assume that there is mismatch of interiors across the BW fleet as well?


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 17, 2015 9:05 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 185):
BW significantly increases its CCS service for the summer adding 3X evening service, and adding more 738 service on the morning flight.

So many passengers flying POS-CCS or it's to suit all of that CCS connecting traffic?
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Sun May 17, 2015 11:43 pm

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 187):

I guess it is the connecting traffic.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Mon May 18, 2015 6:55 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 183):

Nice photo and good old times for me when looking at the livery of course. The time that photo was taken I was only 2 years old. I mean, I'm still good lookin' but not that young anymore (turning 40 this Friday)...

Happy birthday A388! Yes that BW Sunjet scheme was a true Caribbean classic. I flew on BW's 707s twice, namely on GEO - POS and ANU - BGI - POS in 1978 and 1981 respectively. BW sold off the fleet in 1982.

As for the inconsistent paintjobs on Caribbean Airlines 737s these days (I will admit that I have not seen them having not been to POS for the last 2 years), I would assume it is the phasing out of the interim JM colours which were introduced after the merger and which had been rumoured to take place for some time.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Wed May 20, 2015 11:34 am

Quoting aa1818 (Reply 177):
It was great to see Trinidad's Hational Helicopter Services with two Sikorsky's on the ground operating.

I believe they are working support for Exxon's oil drilling ops. I've seen them, they are pretty slick looking.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Wed May 20, 2015 12:58 pm

Quoting trintocan (Reply 189):
Happy birthday A388!

Hey Trintocan, thanks for your birthday wishes. I had a good day with my family and friends. Now, getting back to business, I'm still waiting on the fleet decision of Caribbean Airlines and their new livery. Will it change completely or just a minor change? As I mentioned before, they really should re-do the tail logo on their ATR's.


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Thu May 21, 2015 12:31 am

Very excited to see that AA will be upgrading both of their daily MIA-BGI flights to A321 aircraft in the Fall; it's long overdue that they stop using their dumpy 757s on that route.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Thu May 21, 2015 2:15 am

Quoting BGIplanefreak (Reply 192):
Very excited to see that AA will be upgrading both of their daily MIA-BGI flights to A321 aircraft in the Fall; it's long overdue that they stop using their dumpy 757s on that route.

I wish AA would upgrade their twice daily 738 flights to Curacao with the A321. I guess I can dream about that...

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Thu May 28, 2015 6:27 pm

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And finally one from me:

Managed to catch this over the weekend
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 29, 2015 1:10 pm

Nice pictures 817Dreamliiner, thanks for sharing!!! I went through Gianni's photos and saw a comment in one of his photos that it was his last day at LIAT. Where does he fly now?


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 29, 2015 1:30 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 195):
I went through Gianni's photos and saw a comment in one of his photos that it was his last day at LIAT. Where does he fly now?

From what I've seen, he flies for DHL in Europe now.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 29, 2015 2:32 pm

Quoting BGIplanefreak (Reply 192):
Very excited to see that AA will be upgrading both of their daily MIA-BGI flights to A321 aircraft in the Fall; it's long overdue that they stop using their dumpy 757s on that route.

I notice that my POS-MIA-POS flights in August have been upgraded to the A321 also. Finally some variety in POS aircraft. It was Boeing central until B6 showed up.

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 194):
Managed to catch this over the weekend

Nice shot. The shimmery red paint on that VS 787 is stunning.

I am hearing that no action will be taken at CAL regarding new fleet/ new routes before the general election, constitutionally due by September 2015.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Fri May 29, 2015 2:37 pm

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 197):

I notice that my POS-MIA-POS flights in August have been upgraded to the A321 also. Finally some variety in POS aircraft. It was Boeing central until B6 showed up.

And now I'm waiting for the Curacao flights to get upgraded  


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 114

Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 pm

With the Paris Air Show just around the corner can we expect any of the major leasing firms or ILFC announce an NEO or Max order destined for Caribbean Airlines? To is there any update on the fleet decision of Caribbean Airlines?


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