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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:38 am

Interesting news:

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Virgin Atlantic tentatively moves forward last Boeing 747-400 London Heathrow - Miami and London Heathrow - New York JFK service to 20FEB16
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Virgin Atlantic plans to operate Boeing 787-9 on London Heathrow - Miami route from 21FEB16 to 21MAR16

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:48 am

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 48):

try flymokulele.com

Looks like November 15th. I read they had plans to start in time for Fantasy Fest, but that may have been cutting things close.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:50 am

Are they operating those flights on Caravans? Fares seem sort of high....$200 each way?

-LPDAL
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:29 am

When is Aer Lingus announcing MIA?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:18 am

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 52):
Are they operating those flights on Caravans? Fares seem sort of high....$200 each way?

-LPDAL

208EX's from what I'm seeing. $99 one way from Ft. Myers isn't bad.. Silver seems to be $150 to $300 one way; Tampa is pricing out at $160ish one way on Mokulele and over $300 on Silver - they should be able to capture the local traffic
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:15 pm

Quoting miaintl (Reply 53):
When is Aer Lingus announcing MIA?

Whenever Ryanair accepts Aer Lingus' offer. Then they will go on from there and decide what's next.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:17 pm

Quoting usxguy (Reply 54):

Mokulele is going all G1000, Hawaii is currently all G1000 now with all the aircraft being a mix of very late 2000 B's and 2013 EX's. Pittsburgh has three of the four remaining Steam gauged B's. All of the older B's were sent to the mainland to be sold/stored, however the last four never were sold. One should still be available for Florida. If they do get EX's, they will have to be brand new aircraft straight from the factory as everything on the islands is needed there.

They must have only just loaded the schedule late last week as before I posted that, I had been trying to see if you could book anything and dates were blocked all the way through next year.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:39 pm

Also, I can't find the thread, but Mokulele was hiring float Caravan pilots in the Miami area some months back. The reply had a link to the source, but I've tried my hardest to find it and nothing has materialized.

Are there any seaplane launch bases still in usable condition in existence? What about the ones Chalk's used before they became defunct?

-LPDAL
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:09 am

The Port of Miami has dismantled what was left of Watson Island's terminal, from what I've heard.... the Paradise Island Seaplane Base was torn down; the Bimini Seaplane base is still open and being used.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:11 am

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 57):
Also, I can't find the thread, but Mokulele was hiring float Caravan pilots in the Miami area some months back. The reply had a link to the source, but I've tried my hardest to find it and nothing has materialized.

I think that was cape air actually, for their Miami to Bahamas flight. Mokulele only announced the Florida market operations in June.

[Edited 2015-08-10 17:24:08]
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:59 am

Quoting usxguy (Reply 58):

The Port of Miami has dismantled what was left of Watson Island's terminal, from what I've heard...

The Seaplane Base is still there and operational. Its not controlled nor on the land of the Port of Miami.

Resort World Bimini has Caravans flying in and out of there every day, and the terminal building even has a cafe in it. The only difference between the seaplane base now since the last time I flew out of it in 2000 on Chalks is that it no longer has U.S. CBP facility. Now that was something, Watson Island Seaplane Base being a port of entry airport. CBP would check all 17 passengers in a trailer.

Quoting LPDAL (Reply 57):

Also, I can't find the thread, but Mokulele was hiring float Caravan pilots in the Miami area some months back.

It was Cape Air.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:20 am

Has anybody seen the recent renovations to lower Concourse E past security at MIA? It's looks night and day compare to how it used to be. Looks like concourse D.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:32 pm

I have noticed (on FlightAware) that Interstate Leasing is running their 734s from MIA to various destinations. Are these charter flights or something else?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:07 pm

Interstate Leasing aircraft are operated by Swift Air out of Phoenix. They started flying Cuba charters a while back and have started an extensive program of vacation flying out of the Northeast and Midwest to the Caribbean. They are also operating Choice Aire scheduled flying out of BNA, ACY and MIA.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:44 pm

 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:22 pm

Just because...

 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:23 am

I've been told SAS will announce MIA along with other routes next week. They were suppose to announce new routes about 2 months ago but that of course was postponed.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:54 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 66):

I hope SAS does announce service to MIA but I am starting to wonder if there are enough international travelers to support
all of the European carriers at MIA. Also I am surprised that KLM has not given MIA another shot.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:01 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 67):
I hope SAS does announce service to MIA but I am starting to wonder if there are enough international travelers to support

If you check out this thread SAS To Announce New Routes In Upcoming Weeks (by Miami Jun 25 2015 in Civil Aviation) you can see some charts showing some good info. With that being said, there will be enough passengers.

Let's wait and see what's happening next week.





Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 67):
I am surprised that KLM has not given MIA another shot.

I'm sure they will. Maybe with an A330.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:10 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 68):

Thanks, I forgot about that post; looks SAS is a good bet to start service to MIA?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:15 am

Quoting dfwjim1 (Reply 69):
looks SAS is a good bet to start service to MIA?

It would be wise to protect the marketshare against Norwegian.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:27 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 66):
I've been told SAS will announce MIA along with other routes next week.

So far, of what I was told, it's going to be OSL-MIA.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:28 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 71):
So far, of what I was told, it's going to be OSL-MIA.

Interesting it would be from OSL.

I could see them doing something like:

CPH-MIA daily year round
OSL-MIA 2 x weekly seasonal
ARN-MIA 3 x weekly seasonal
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:22 am

Is there any particular reason why UA and AA mainly send their 737s to FLL and not so much their A320s?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:18 am

Quoting rta (Reply 73):
not so much their A320s?

AA only has a total of 20 something frames. US flies lots of A320/A321 in & out of FLL.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:51 pm

Why would SK fly to MIA from OSL? Is not CPH the main hub and bigger market?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:43 pm

Quoting VAM8789 (Reply 72):
CPH-MIA daily year round
OSL-MIA 2 x weekly seasonal
ARN-MIA 3 x weekly seasonal

As much as I would like this, it's not really how SK roles, they try not to operate seasonal longhauls, at least based on their current route map. They're a very business oriented airline with some in roads into obvious holiday and O+D destinations, good match for MIA which is a mix of both of those things. They remind me a lot of SWISS.

I'm glad it's rumored to OSL, but I thought ARN would be the bigger market.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:01 pm

We should expect an announcement soon from SAS. Hopefully, everything goes as planned.


No word just yet about ARN. CPH is likely.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:05 pm

Here's the NASA DC-8 that came rolling in to FFL the other day!

http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=631771
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:06 pm

Remind me again why I should be at MIA on Oct 25
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:08 pm

I know Facebook has kind of taken care of it....but there was an a.net member from NYC...and he started a airliners.net type website that concentrated on the NYC area. Could someone not start a website that focuses on South Florida? 
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:09 pm

W I T H D R A W N


Mods please delete

[Edited 2015-08-18 07:43:17]
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:14 pm

Over the last 5 years or so, I've noticed that runway 12 is rarely used for take-offs anymore. I reference that fact in this picture.




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Basically every pax-carrying aircraft will use 8R. Anyone know why this is?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:18 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 84):
Over the last 5 years or so, I've noticed that runway 12 is rarely used for take-offs anymore. I reference that fact in this picture.

12/30 was always a preferred landing runway no? A couple of months ago they used 12 for a lot of take offs especially in the morning rush for flights going to South America and the Caribbean.

Does anybody have any news on the BA A380 gate? and the supposed gate at H for AFs A380?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:26 pm

Quoting mugler (Reply 85):
12/30 was always a preferred landing runway no?

It was used quite a bit for take-offs until about 2008-2009...at least I'm talking about 12....now 30,....I think I saw 3 takeoffs on 30 on one day....9/27 may have been closed, can't remember
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:28 pm

Quoting mugler (Reply 85):

Work on the BA380 is still being done, they still haven't received the loading bridges yet. Work on the H gates for airfrance hasn't even started.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:48 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 86):
It was used quite a bit for take-offs until about 2008-2009...at least I'm talking about 12....now 30,....I think I saw 3 takeoffs on 30 on one day....9/27 may have been closed, can't remember

Perhaps it has something to do with the new runway separation rules that went into effect a year or two ago; today MIA uses 9/27 for more landings and takes offs because of them.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:58 pm

Quoting arielwar (Reply 87):
Work on the BA380 is still being done, they still haven't received the loading bridges yet. Work on the H gates for airfrance hasn't even started.

when does BA start their A380 service to MIA? Sept/Oct ?. AF comes back with the A380 on October 25th, i'm guessing they will still use J17 then?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:19 pm

Quoting arielwar (Reply 87):
Quoting mugler (Reply 89):
when does BA start their A380 service to MIA? Sept/Oct ?.

October 25th same day as Air France.

Quoting mugler (Reply 89):
AF comes back with the A380 on October 25th, i'm guessing they will still use J17 then?

Yes, until they build the new gate at H, they'll remain at J.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:23 pm

SAS Announces ARN-LAX, CPH-MIA & OSL-MIA (by Someone83 Aug 19 2015 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:31 pm

Who's left of the big European carriers to serve MIA?

KLM and Brussels....is that it?
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:39 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 92):

KLM, LOT, Brussels, Aer Lingus.


KLM, probably, if they can free up a few A330s? I'd like them to "compete" with Arkefly. I believe its a missing hole in their network.

LOT is possible. I believe MIA is in their plans.

Brussels Air, maybe. Would like for them to "compete" with Jetairfly. Only problem is the lack of aircraft. But would be interesting for them to come with the Star Alliance presence building up.

Aer Lingus is a no-brainier. Especially when they rejoin OneWorld.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:57 pm

UGH....this is a year away??? At least it's a daytime arrival!   

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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:11 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 94):
I didn't see what equipment....prob A330...however I'd love to see the A340

Probably both, actually.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:26 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 92):

Who's left of the big European carriers to serve MIA?

KLM and Brussels....is that it?

For big European carriers, KL is the only one left that does not currently, or have plans to fly into MIA. I still am very surprised, given how large a market Miami is, that KL does not serve MIA.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:57 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 80):

Those are cool pictures...blows my mind that Western Airlines used to serve MIA.
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:40 pm

State of Florida welcomed 54.1m travelers during 1H2015, 96% arrived through MIA
 
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RE: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 6

Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:35 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 98):
State of Florida welcomed 54.1m travelers during 1H2015, 96% arrived through MIA

Are you referring to international pax? I would have thought that MCO, FLL, TPA, RSW, JAX and PBI would have most certainly accounted for more than half of the state's tourist trade?

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