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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1558
Views: 89138

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Has WN said anything publicly about making C4 the designated "ATL gate?" They seem to be using it for a significant share of the ATL departures. The arrivals have been more spread out.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 9746

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 Cubsrule
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1558
Views: 89138

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

The CAA stats for June show that LHR-BNA is performing well, and ahead of LHR-MSY in terms of passenger numbers: http://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2018_06/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Route_Analysis.pdf 8,777 pas...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 104
Views: 11105

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

And for just the release of one man? And what if he was a US national Muslim cleric instead of an Evangelical pastor? This all sounds ridiculous. Funny that the Turkish government seems quite eager to trade a U.S. national evangelical for a Turkish national Muslim clergyman living in exile in the U...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 11999

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

Sloppy….what else will be coming out? They didn't inspect their fan blades until forced to by the FAA. Utterly bullshit. So why did it take TWO incidents of a cracked fan blade for the FAA to finally order an inspection of all CFM engines on 737's? You'd think that WN might have done this on their ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 11999

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

WN has openly stated that ~35% of its pax are business folks. Is that number horrible? No, absolutely not. But it is well below their competitors...and there's a simple reason. WN has an on-time problem . Sorry, that's an obvious one. The problem starts with scheduling far less time on the ground t...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 11999

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

No other carrier has ever had a discrepancy with aircraft weights that was so minor it was corrected within hours? We know you hate WN, but come on. Has there been another airline that had to ground 60 planes for a weight and balance discrepancy? Always wondered how they knew they were in CG with o...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 11999

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

And this is a surprise to no one. WN has skirted rules and had cozy realtionship with the FAA people that were supposed to safeguarding the public. It was only a matter of time. Perhaps peeling the onion will reveal a lot more. Maybe the inspectors doing the deep dive don’t like pizza? (An industry...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 46180

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Gates HNL 4 handstands air stair gates. OGG 2 jetways LIH 1 jetway KOA 1 hard stand/ airstairs Does OGG have that kind of gate space? Things are tight, and the fact that USDA screening is somewhat fixed and thus gates are somewhat dedicated for mainland flying versus interisland just makes the situ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension
Replies: 90
Views: 12204

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2018: DL Drops CAK-DTW;CZ Adds LAX-SHE;UA Back in IAH-MZT;WN Builds LGB;F9 Extension

*LF PGA-PHX SEP 0>1.7[0] OCT 0>1.7[0] NOV 0>0.2[0] Well that explains an odd routing when Contour/LF swapped the E135 that's been doing the OAK-CEC route for a few months now. N16502 routed CEC-IGM-PGA-PHX-MQY (div to JWN) returning to base at Smyrna. Must have done a road-show visit or proving run...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand this FlightAware entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Help me understand this FlightAware entry

Flightaware is the least accurate of all sites. That depends on the part of the world in question. It’s accurate to the minute in the States. Even in the states, FlightAware can sometimes be a bit off. Flightradar24 is the best resource IMO. FlightAware can be buggy with routes but I cannot remembe...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me understand this FlightAware entry
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Help me understand this FlightAware entry

alasizon wrote:
Flightaware is the least accurate of all sites.


That depends on the part of the world in question. It’s accurate to the minute in the States.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 685
Views: 87518

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How much harder would it have been to take an Airbus or Boeing? Would that have even been possible? Who knows. Both aircraft are rather complex and Airbus aircraft are flown with a sidestick which takes awhile getting use to. When you hear the ATC tapes of this incident it's obvious the guy never d...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

LO economy is fine. It’s probably inferior to somebody like DL (who is really quite good longhaul - you should give them a shot) but the chances of a terrible experience are low unless it will bother you that a lot of the f/as don’t speak good English. Poles in general and LO staff in particular are...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 25
Views: 5069

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I’ve only paid high level attention to recent construction updates in SLC and I happen to be connecting through there again in a few weeks. I haven’t been there since 2015. Did they have to close off any gates for construction yet or is it still status quo in the old terminal? If you’re on mainline...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3095

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

As the title says, is the new and improved MAX 9 capable of flying into either Maui or Orange County? I am assuming with the new engines and lighter frame that it should at least be able to comfortably land at Kahului, but I could be wrong. Any information or thoughts? What lighter airframe? The MA...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?
Replies: 31
Views: 4550

Re: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?

It kinda does get boring around here when 9/10 planes flying into here are either B73x, A32x, or E75/E90. You'd hate living in San Diego then! Jeez, I've seen enough 737s and 320s to last a lifetime, not to mention all the regional jets. We do get some CRJs though. I spent the day in Balboa Park on...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6639

Re: HA Operations/Network

But there are all the problems with transiting at an US airport if HNL is to be built as a scissor hub. Speaking of which, can HA fly to YVR&YYZ? The concept is replace LAX with HNL as a scissor hub for S.Am/Asia. I&C are the same at LAX and HNL. Using DXB is much longer than using HNL from...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast Weather Diversions 8/7/18
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Northeast Weather Diversions 8/7/18

Are the LY birds the same type? Was the second diversion just so they could avoid a positioning flight? The aircraft can stay where they are and operate the returns without much fuss. Probably cheaper to shuttle all the passengers wherever they need to be than move aircraft around. Not only that, b...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1558
Views: 89138

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

"Hey Hey Hey - you completely ignore....how many passengers connect at BNA vs O&D? That is my ONLY question and no one seems to be able to answer that with any fact. I would suggest the connecting passengers are at least 40%. Connecting passenger means they fly to BNA...get off the plane.....

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6639

Re: HA Operations/Network

Why would HNL work better than LAX as this sort of hub? 1. Shorter GC mileage, and faster O to D, depending on sked (HA + JL should offer plenty of frequencies westbound from HNL). 2. Optional layover in HNL. If you want to layover in LA... connect through LAX. If you want to layover in Hawaii, con...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2758

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

B737900ER wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
presumably because that is before business hours at SFO.

TOMC is located in Chicago and runs 24/7


I don't know. I've had Airbus pilots on a couple of occasions come on the PA and blame delays on needing signoff from "San Francisco." Something particular to the Airbus perhaps?

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6639

Re: HA Operations/Network

Nobody has ever tried S.Am. to Asia via HNL. It's outside the box, perhaps contrarian, but the routes would ALL be monopoly routes. Given the considerable JP, KR, and CN investment in S.Am., there is plenty premium traffic, and it now ALL goes through LAX.... perhaps some through DFW. For instance....

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2758

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Gotta give credit where its due. UA, according to the article, is the first airline to employ the use of I-pads to help troubleshoot maintenance issues even before the plane lands. Before, a plane with a basic mechanical issue would normally take a one to two hour delay, now routine mechanical prob...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6639

Re: HA Operations/Network

HA could add HNL-DFW nonstop service in order to better compete against AA and WN (who might possibly add 1-stop direct flights with no change of planes between HNL and DAL) on the HNL-DFW/DAL route. DFW is also located in the largest U.S. metropolitan area that has nonstop service to Hawaii on onl...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6639

Re: HA Operations/Network

Will the 789 take a payload hit out of OGG? Runway length is an issue, though the near-constant headwinds help. There are currently no custom facilities at OGG so TPAC flights would need that to start with. Correct, but there are 332 routes ex-OGG and many of the routes discussed here are within 33...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6639

Re: HA Operations/Network

Will the 789 take a payload hit out of OGG? Runway length is an issue, though the near-constant headwinds help.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1558
Views: 89138

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I see we have a bitter Louisville resident here....... "not at all. only trying to inject some facts into discussions about air service at BNA. So all you bright guys/gals...2 Questions: 1. From 2000 to 2010, Nashville's population grew by 21% but total BNA pax was 2% LESS than it was in 2000....

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by Cubsrule
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 46180

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

In addition to the WN event titled "A Southwest Talk Story: Serving Hawaii With Heart" that is taking place on Tuesday, WN is also starting the following 4 new nonstop routes on Tuesday: ATL-BNA, CVG-DEN, BDL-STL, and LAX-TPA. I don’t know about the others, but at least in Nashville they ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13091

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Here's average age of the some of the different DL subfleets: 757: 20.8 years 767: 20.9 years MD80: 25.7 years 717: 16.7 years A320: 22.8 years A319: 16.4 years That's 2/3 of DL's fleet by number of aircraft. I would argue their fleet age doesn't even matter if DL achieves class leading operational...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

What is it, a 200 PDEW market? A single nonstop will capture far less than half of that. That’s the issue. And JAX isn't far from ATL. DL could capture most of the market with frequencies to ATL plus connections. Same thing I was thinking ....today 8/6 DL flies the route 14x/day and WN 3x/day..just...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

What is it, a 200 PDEW market? A single nonstop will capture far less than half of that. That’s the issue.

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean

does anyone who comments about the ethnicity, money, or actual populations of the west coast of Florida have any real knowledge? You clearly don't live here, so why so confident in knocking everything down? The SRQ to Naples Corridor, including Venice, Port Charlotte/Englewood (Boca Grande), Punta ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 77
Views: 9895

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Nice add! Will be interesting to see KL and KE join the lineup at BOS. It will be interesting to hear what Delta pilots say when they watch Compass, Endeavor, Expressjet, Gojet, Republic, and Skywest pilots fly Delta passengers to and from Boston to connect to planes flown by KLM and Korean pilots....

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

Re: Shades drawn

I always like to see things out from the window seat and also film take-off and landing videos in various aircraft at various airports as my hobby (I post takeoff and landing videos of these on YouTube); therefore, I'm a window seat person and I always keep the shades up unless if I need sleep duri...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15770

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

If that's the policy, that's fine. Why wasn't it enforced on the passenger's previous flight? Also in terms of policy, it's vaguely and ambiguously written given, which is on the airline. What is vague or ambiguous about this? From AA's own site: "If you choose to buy an additional seat for yo...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15770

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

FWIW pre-9/11 this was in some ways easier because you could buy a ticket for “Cello Smith,” so the airline knew ahead of time what they were getting in the second seat. That’s no longer possible. My daughter is a professional cellist and you can still book "cello surname" at least on UA,...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15770

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

My issue with this situation is that the passenger seemed to have done everything she was required to do, and yet she had to suffer, for what exactly? Did anyone at AA involved in this process at any stage stop and think that this situation would definitely not end well for them? For all the compla...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15770

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Cello parent here. AFAIK the procedure hasn’t changed in many years and is the same on all carriers: buy a second seat (like a customer of size would) and put the cello in it. I can’t imagine a seat and cello combination that would not work; heck, I saw a double bass (a much larger instrument) in a...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15770

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Cello parent here. AFAIK the procedure hasn’t changed in many years and is the same on all carriers: buy a second seat (like a customer of size would) and put the cello in it. I can’t imagine a seat and cello combination that would not work; heck, I saw a double bass (a much larger instrument) in a ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?

Am I missing something? It looks like a fairly pedestrian air return.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1473

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

Is there some possibility of starting trips in GSP and/or CHS? They’d presumably need contractual relief to do it but neither is that far away. That would be very unusual if not unprecedented. GSP is 1:45 and CHS is 2:30 away by car according to Google. If there was a necessity I guess anything is ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1473

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

With only 4x daily service (2 each to ORD and IAD) I don't know how they'll build trips starting in CAE for that many crew. They're going to be doing a lot of deadheading. That's only 4 FA's and 8 pilots they can send out of CAE working a live segment every day. Agreed. Back of the envelope- 50 cre...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2641

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

terrible for hub airports and connecting passengers until airports are rebuilt. I’d propose that the PFC be immediately raises for non-exempt airports as this will cost a bundle to facilitate re-screening and even more to create bypasses for local passengers. I’m not sure the infrastructure demands...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and bag fees
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: US3 and bag fees

The Big 3 charge for all domestic bags. WN still has two free.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16669

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

No trolling here. The 88s will have to go as they cycle out and (further) become orphans. Orphan status may be an issue for the -90s and even the 712s too, though I think DL remains pretty high on the 712. But as we start looking at the next aggrregately older fleets, the 757s and 767s, the case st...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16669

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

I respect your posting too much to have to show that to you. I trust you that you actually know. No trolling here. The 88s will have to go as they cycle out and (further) become orphans. Orphan status may be an issue for the -90s and even the 712s too, though I think DL remains pretty high on the 7...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16669

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

What comprises “the majority of its aging fleet” that will have to be replaced in that timeframe? I respect your posting too much to have to show that to you. I trust you that you actually know. No trolling here. The 88s will have to go as they cycle out and (further) become orphans. Orphan status ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16669

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

There's an element of that sure, but it doesn't even come close to bridging the gap. DL could double their debt tomorrow, close the six year fleet age gap, and still have roughly only half of the long-term debt that AA does. It's far more than an element, and I don't know what kind of math you're u...

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