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by alasizon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electric Taxiing Solutions
Replies: 18
Views: 1218

Re: Electric Taxiing Solutions

I'm personally a bigger fan of using the airport based concepts for inbound taxiing aircraft that are awaiting open gates. Far bigger benefit in shutting down an engine or two for twenty minutes because the flight was early as opposed to delaying the startup for 10 minutes. Crews are less likely to ...

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by alasizon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I think that the "west terminal" or "super terminal" plan was shelved around the early 2000s. We ended up with the current Terminal 3 design. This .pdf has the latest info on the 20-year plan. Even the most aggressive projection requires few additional gates. https://www.skyharb...

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by alasizon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 19
Views: 1600

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

Mesa has been doing real well recent years. Besides earning profits, they also have consistently been on top of the pack among their regional peers in DOT OT numbers. I even recall United awarded them some status like "regional partner of the year" for their strong performance. The UA sid...

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA must dump/vacate LAX Eagle's Nest by 2024
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: AA must dump/vacate LAX Eagle's Nest by 2024

AA is already going to be moving the Regional operation into T5. This was part of why DL moved to T2/T3.

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

When the airport needs additional capacity, that space (along with East Cargo) can be used for a new concourse or an expansion of E/F. Or the new "West Terminal" that I struggle to see the carrier line-up for. A 25-30 gate West terminal isn't going to be able to just handle WN expansion a...

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by alasizon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

Note to Gogo: You're losing money because a day pass is $20 (and $28 on Delta, for some reason) and a monthly pass is $60. Heck, my cell phone bill isn't even $60. Take a look at Little Caesar's business plan and learn from it (sell a million passes at $5 instead of a few thousand at $20). Oddly, t...

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by alasizon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 285
Views: 32233

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

The same experts that said PHX would be dehubbed. How is PHX doing now? Hasn’t AA also added some new routes there too? Since the reservations migration AA has reduced seat capacity in and out of PHX by 3%. By no means a de-hub nor am I saying that's ever going to happen but they've reduced (right-...

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by alasizon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

It probably doesn't do them any good when they're refunding money every flight that still utilizes A2G due to the instability of the network. Only 3 of 35 segments with A2G this year have I been able to do anything other than stream entertainment. When you pay $17 for a day pass only to get refunde...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program
Replies: 61
Views: 5652

Re: 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program

SHV is the only one that surprises me. I disagree with Tulsa needing the funds to support a Pac NW link that they specifically mention will help connect them with SFO which is a roundabout way to get there.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5368

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

They wouldn't do that, but I can see a DTW hub for them if the airline even takes off. Is there any major airport you don't see a hub for them at? The odds of World getting off the ground are pretty darn slim; but even if they do their first three to five years will be limited to a single main hub ...

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by alasizon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

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 alasizon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If you divide 720,115 by 180 you get 4000.6 pax a day for international. That to me is quite a bit. I wonder what the numbers by destination are. If I fly PHX-LAX-SYD am I counted as an international passenger? As far as the top 5 carriers there is AA and WN and then the rest. If the numbers came f...

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by alasizon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9122

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Truly disappointing, in part because a lot of people like the peanuts (I get the allergy concern/issue) and second because we are all so sick of pretzels, everyone already does them.

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by alasizon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11162

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Do all US3 truly have identical scope and equal 70/76-seater counts? No, all three scope clauses are decently different. UA has a X for X ratio based on the Mainline aircraft being added to ML. AA has a fixed percentage where the overall regional fleet can be 65% of the total ML fleet while the num...

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by alasizon
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boarding a Flight at the Gate - Gate Readers et al
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Boarding a Flight at the Gate - Gate Readers et al

With all the stuff that goes into a barcode this really made me wonder how this could happen. It's rare, but I have seen it happen a couple of times. In fact, I'm pretty sure there have been threads talking about how this can happen. The most likely explanation is that the gate agent isn't paying 1...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing FA call lights? A321
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Flashing FA call lights? A231

Hi: Much probably a Malfunction of some part of pax entertainment system. Pax Entertainment System take care of: -video signal transmision - reception for each pax - audio signal for selected video channel - audio system for music - reading light... System was introduced with Wide planes, to econom...

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by alasizon
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 317
Views: 57637

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

And if I had to guess what things will look like in a year these would be my predictions: Compass will indeed lose the 175s to Envoy - it's already rumored and expected. But, rather than add an MQ base to LAX, watch for YV to shift CR9s there as they get bumped out of DFW and consolidate to LAX wit...

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anybody heard any word on who will be the next EAS carrier at PRC I wonder how good the performance is for a CRJ2 out of there. Terrain and climb gradients off 21 might pose a limiting issue for single engine performance (haven’t looked at it in years so not sure). But considering likely destinatio...

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 317
Views: 57637

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

ILS28ORD wrote:
Saw my first AE CRJ-900 at ORD the other day. Thought these didn't fly into ORD. Has AE started to shift some CRJ9s to Chicago finally?


There are currently not any CR9s scheduled for ORD. If there was one there, either PSA ran a sub for an OOS CR7 or it was a diversion from a Midwest city,

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing
Replies: 18
Views: 4321

Re: Brilliant Aeromexico marketing

JayBCNLON wrote:
And I was considering flying them from my BCN home to MEX this fall .... no longer ! What a stupid ad ...


If one ad determines what airline you won't fly.....

Its a fun ad and the sort of ad that customers remember.

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 317
Views: 57637

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Anyone know why the Trans States birds are being transferred to Envoy as opposed to just going to Piedmont? Seems like it would be easier to just do one fleet transaction and indoc as opposed to two.

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by alasizon
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at MSN
Replies: 36
Views: 5484

Re: New Airline at MSN

I'm thinking G4 to SFB and AA to PHX personally. PHX generates a lot of demand in the Winter from that area.

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by alasizon
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 With 737 MAX 8 Safety Cards
Replies: 18
Views: 3392

Re: AA 738 With 737 MAX 8 Safety Cards

There must be some sort of exception to that somewhere. YX has a 170/175 card, for instance. Exit configuration and exit operation are the exact same on the two aircraft so its allowed. I had a flight on N979AN which seems to have been "upgraded" to the new interior with space bins and Sl...

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by alasizon
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9442

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

A big hole in AA PHX network is bringing back PHX-MSY nonstop While it seems like a big hole, its not as big as one would think. The number of people that are not willing to go PHX-DFW-MSY that would actually pay a higher yield for N/S and aren't already flying WN isn't that many. It may work on a ...

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by alasizon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11608

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

Some of the AA cuts in ORD appear like an OO CR7 was placed at a different hub for the winter (COS, BOI, RAP are all OO CR7s). COS is surprising as they use that overnight heavily for MX. Well BOI-ORD is currently and has been for awhile now an Envoy 175. Don't know what was planned later though. B...

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by alasizon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11608

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

Some of the AA cuts in ORD appear like an OO CR7 was placed at a different hub for the winter (COS, BOI, RAP are all OO CR7s). COS is surprising as they use that overnight heavily for MX.

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by alasizon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7313

Re: PSA Cancelations

And no attempt by AA to help the travelers in communities getting hit over and over with PSA cancellations. A co-worker of mine has had both legs of his round trip cancelled. He was to be in a friend's wedding party but never made it. I guess if he did, he wasn't going to make it back to work tomor...

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by alasizon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)
Replies: 19
Views: 4563

Re: Swoop Plans to Start US Routes In October (LAS,TPA,MCO, FLL & PHX)

On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the applicatio...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 9982

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

A good geography theory of adjustment to ponder...for the sake of argument, if one reads the actual county breakup, the LA basin airports would be split into two different states: ONT, SNA, LGB into "S CA" and LAX, BUR into "CA"...that'd be strange. LGB would be part of regular ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8949

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Wasn't there a UA (SkyWest) CRJ-700 that did MSP-LAX not that long ago? Yes, repeatedly. AA routinely does PHX-MEM (1250+ mi) and PHX-YEG (1350+ mi) on the CR9 and nobody seems to mind that much more than any other RJ flight. The CR9 is plenty comfortable when the interior is maintained. For those ...

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by alasizon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 317
Views: 57637

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

FACT: Compass’ contract ends in 2025. American won’t pay off the contract. Sure, the contract might go to 2025, but American won't have to pay the contract off. Compass will breach their end of the contract long before then. Do you know what types of provisions are usually put in regional flying co...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4542

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

For me, they key difference is in product segmentation. Full Service Carriers - Cover 100% of the Commercial Aviation options LCC - Cover 80% of the commercial aviation options (missing high-end business class, 50/50 on lounges, etc) ULCC - Cover bottom 50% (no premium class/product) -They nickel an...

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

boeing777200lr wrote:
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.

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The flight diversion thread
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: The flight diversion thread

washingtonflyer wrote:
AA 606 DFW-CLT diverting to BHM and descending rather fast - 16,000 feet in 5 minutes... On approach now.

Sheesh - 30000 feet in 10 minutes?


Medical issue on board.

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by alasizon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8752

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

You might be surprised. Lots of sheet metal damage, glass, avionics. Then composite parts like wing fences, and inspections of the engines after they ate all that hail. Replacing all slats will be spendy. If there is bulkhead and stringer damage up front even more so. And the aircraft costs money e...

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by alasizon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10799

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

In the US, in my opinion its more difficult for women to be middle management at airlines due to the stigma of the old boys club outside of headquarters. For me, my hub director is the only male I actually report to. His boss is a female, as are my four direct managers. Between him and myself, we ar...

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by alasizon
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8752

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

smokeybandit wrote:
Is a massive hail storm something they'd train for on a simulator?


Not much training you can do for it beyond standard inclement T-Storm training. Getting hit by hail isn't the issue, its windshield damage along with damage to engine fan blades that tends to be the issue.

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by alasizon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 285
Views: 32233

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

AA really does not like IAD. No PHX, no PHL, no NYC, and no ORD. Don’t they fly all of those out of DCA? Yep, and they seem to get a premium flying those routes to DCA over IAD. Hence why AA rather Focus much of it’s flying to DCA, which they consider a focus city. PHX-IAD is long and thin when DCA...

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by alasizon
Sun May 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know what a Cargojet 767 was doing at the B6 gate today? As far as I can see online, they only have cargo configured planes so it can’t be a charter. This is the second time that they have been there in the past month, I thought they only had Cargo as well so perhaps they were using the gate...

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by alasizon
Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 354
Views: 57275

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

And all of the A320 Family too (Oasis that is). All the NB in a few years will have identical interiors. No, A320 will still have the 150-seat configuration to save on crew and A319, A321T, and 757 will still have different interiors. I think their point more so was that all the narrowbodies of the...

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by alasizon
Mon May 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19406

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

We all know there are sloppy groomers out there but a lot of the problems for crews in the middle of trips having wrinkly clothes is the quality of the iron they find in the hotel room. There are irons that are absolutely terrible, burn everything they come into contact with or spray water everywher...

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by alasizon
Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Often Do Airliner Interiors Get A “Deep Clean?”
Replies: 8
Views: 1988

Re: How Often Do Airliner Interiors Get A “Deep Clean?”

With the implement of more complete turn cleaning and a stronger RON clean, the need for a deeper clean is less. For instance, our new RON clean requires the following for each cabin: -Spot Clean Seat Covers -Vaccuum Floor -Clean Sidewalls (obvious stains) -Clean Tray Tables -Clean Seat Frames -Clea...

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by alasizon
Thu May 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6810

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

BJX (Leon, Guanajuato) Effective October 4, end twice-daily service between LAX and BJX. Effective October 28 introduce new daily service between ORD and BJX MZT (Mazatlán) Effective August 18, United will no longer operate service between MZT and IAH and ORD. I would expect AA to act accordingly a...

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by alasizon
Thu May 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 317
Views: 57637

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Now that Air Wisconsin flying is gone, there are still CRJ-200s at PSA and Skywest. Some of the OO CRJ-200s are flown to EAS markets so I think some of those jets will be around for awhile, but will be displaced by some of the ExpressJet CRJ-700s coming to fly for American at OO. Some of those CRJ-...

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by alasizon
Wed May 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6430

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

I'm personally surprised that QX isn't up on that list, its always seemed very female heavy to me. Although being a regional pilot, they may not be involved in the organization that provided Forbes with the figures.

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by alasizon
Wed May 09, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23895

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. There is a lo...

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by alasizon
Thu May 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5811

Re: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s

How close to it's Scope limits is AA? AA is currently capped out on 66-76 seaters but that includes currently 36 OO CR7s that are in a 6F/64Y config instead of the standard 9F/56Y config as well as about 10-12 YV CR9s that aren't flying because YV can't staff them. The overall scope is pretty cappe...

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by alasizon
Thu May 03, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5811

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes (CR9)

Before we speculate on who is going to operate them, I'm trying to figure out how they're going to operate them under current scope. It was my understanding AA was tapped out on 71 seat and over aircraft. That's why the OO and EV 700s were coming in. CRJ9SC? :rotfl: AA is capped on 66+ seaters but ...

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by alasizon
Wed May 02, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5811

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes

Could these replace the ERJ-190s that are scheduled to leave end of next year? I see American putting them on the hourly Shuttle flights LGA to BOS and DCA, and maybe YYZ. Word internally is there's a chance they may be sticking around longer. When the bean counters we're trying to come up with a b...

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by alasizon
Wed May 02, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **
Replies: 140
Views: 10929

Re: Test topic for airport codes on the forum ** Input needed **

Alternatively, could it be an option to have a SQL (what I'm assuming the backend is ran entirely off of) query box that allows the user to type in a three letter code and get the result from the table with the the unknown code? It could probably be nested somewhere in the main banner up by the site...

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