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by Cubsrule
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Thursday losers (men) Arizona: SY 738 SJC-TUS http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8681/history/20170324/1800Z/KSJC/KTUS West Virginia: SY 738 SJC-CKB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8635/history/20170324/1700Z/KSJC/KCKB Michigan: DL 320 MKC-DTW http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8907/hist...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 4623

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

Biged wrote:
Unions will not allow it, would need less rampers


Nope, it's the same number. However many wing walkers are ordinarily required plus a ramper up front who communicates with the pilots.

Powerbacks require less equipment, however.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines expansion in Charlotte
Replies: 27
Views: 3458

Re: Southwest Airlines expansion in Charlotte

I've wondered if Southwest could have avoided the AA/US situation at CLT, and gone into the Concord airport (USA), although it's a very primitive airport - a bit too primitive for even Southwest's standards. An update to that: http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/09/29/concord-airport-ope...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines expansion in Charlotte
Replies: 27
Views: 3458

Re: Southwest Airlines expansion in Charlotte

WN isn't going to expand in CLT because there's simply no point in fighting AA on any of those routes. Even with lower fares, AA would just match them and drive WN out. You might see some more Florida flying but thats about it. But WN had expanded in the past, for instance by adding BNA. What's dif...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Concourse E?
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: PIT Concourse E?

The current setup to allow int'l arrivals to bypass re-clearing security is a temporary solution but a permanent solution is being addressed in the ongoing master plan update to be released later this year. Very little has been discussed about PIT's master plan update, but previous comments by the ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Thursday men's games Kansas: Bus Purdue: WQ 734 LAF-MKC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ5151/history/20170321/2130Z/KLAF/KMKC Oregon: SY 738 EUG-MKC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8611/history/20170321/2100Z/KEUG/KMKC Michigan: DL 320 DTW-MKC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8907/h...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 seat airbag in Comfort+ front window seat
Replies: 6
Views: 2608

Re: DL A321 seat airbag in Comfort+ front window seat

Do any coach seats use a three-point belt for head excursion prevention these days? IIRC the 328/FRJ had them in exit row seats but I cannot think of anything more recent.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Concourse E?
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: PIT Concourse E?

When you use the alternative checkpoint (up on the ticketing level)...look down all of those hallways. They didn't always just lead to a parking lot....but a lot of Dash-8s, SAAB 340s, and Beeches. I believe there were 25 or so gates on the E concourse until post-9/11 (2002-2004'ish) when it was sh...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10392

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Even if you're flying DL for some reason it would make no sense to fly ORD-SEA-PEK or ORD-SEA-PVG: ORD-SEA-PEK would have a 6:55 layover in SEA ORD-SEA-PVG would have a 3:55 layover in SEA ORD-SEA-HKG would have a 3:06 layover in SEA ORD-SEA-ICN would have a 2:11 layover in SEA I did not check but ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30246

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting delicate electronic equipment in the hold so the ramper can play rugby with it. Considering the marks on my Samsonite the chance of my camera working again would be close to zero. Not to mention putting dozens, if not more than a hundred, laptops with lithium ion batteries in the hold to cr...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Kind of surprised at WVU, Butler, and Purdue using bus transportation. It looks like Iowa State took a Miami Air charter: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK641/history/20170319/1630Z/KMKE/KDSM The line is about 350 miles, though it's a little squishy. Still, trips of less than 300 miles that ca...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 8988

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

**UA LGA-RDU JUN 3>0.6 JUL 3>0 AUG 3>0 SEP 3>0 OCT 3>0 NOV 3>0 This was a ridicilous move of UA. They have no FFs neither in LGA nor RDU, What were they expecting? I wonder if they sold those slots or are they going to strengthen other LGA routes from its hubs. Ah yes, UA has no frequent fliers in ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10392

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Because that's exactly what it is. If planes are full in the DTW Asia market add capacity there to handle the increased traffic like they have been doing ever quarter at the other hubs except for Detroit. Flying from all their other hubs to Amsterdam has increased while capacity in Detroit has decr...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10392

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

It's another expected poke at AS...but at AA and UA as well. That's all those two need with their own pissing match in ORD. I was pretty surprised how few mainline flights they both operate between ORD-ATL...maybe that'll change. I don't see the "poke" at UA and AA. It's a flight from a l...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

It must be interesting for the airlines and crews involved; all waiting around for the next gig, wondering where it will be. Yes, although remember that flights where the destination depends on the game outcome are in the minority. Today and tomorrow, everyone travels regardless of game results. Mo...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10392

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

11725Flyer wrote:
Many of us speculated this would happen when DL got more gates at ORD. Looks like their corporate clients couldn't wait that long.


. . . or the gate issues are illusory.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

I'm always amazed that major airlines will allow a $200 or $300M airplane to sit for 10, 12, or more hours just for a return flight. There used to be a saying in the industry, "How much money does a plane make sitting on the ground?" I guess the bean counters in a cubicle back at the home...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Friday losers: SMU: Bus New Mexico State: SY 738 TUL-LRU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KTUL/KLRU California-Davis: Maybe they did share with New Mexico State? I still can't find the flight. Miami: WQ 734 TUL-MIA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWQ5141/history/20170318/1500Z/KTUL/KM...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

This schedule is, in general, very heavy on charter carriers and quite light on scheduled carriers and hybrids like G4 (other than, obviously, SY). I wonder whether that will change this weekend with lighter utilization of scheduled fleets. The Seton Hall DL charter, for instance, was basically util...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Friday losers: SMU: Bus New Mexico State: SY 738 TUL-LRU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8667/history/20170317/2345Z/KTUL/KLRU California-Davis: Miami: Creighton: XP 738 SMF-OMA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP767/history/20170318/0330Z/KSMF/KOMA Iona: G4 319 SMF-HPN http://flightaware.c...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Between jco613's good work and me, I think these are all of the Thursday losers: Mt. St. Mary's: Bus Virginia Tech: SY 738 BUF-ROA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8665/history/20170317/1400Z/KBUF/KROA Princeton: SY 738 BUF-PHL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8625/history/20170316/2315Z/K...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N748 ... /KDAY/KSMF


Thank you. I forgot that they were a playin team, so I was looking for a flight ex-MHK.
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MrNuke wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
Friday games updated:
Kansas State: ?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N748 ... /KDAY/KSMF


Thank you. I forgot that they were a playin team, so I was looking for a flight ex-MHK.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Still Using Pneumatic Tubes to Transfer Weight and Balance Info
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: WN Still Using Pneumatic Tubes to Transfer Weight and Balance Info

I think I am familiar with the tubes to which the article refers, but I cannot think of any station where they are pneumatic. It's a PVC pipe and a rope. Numerous other airlines use them too.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Friday games updated: SMU: Bus to TUL USC/Providence: LL 738 DAY-TUL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK618/history/20170316/0359Z/KDAY/KTUL Baylor: XP 734 ACT-TUL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP719/history/20170315/2300Z/KACT/KTUL New Mexico State: SY 738 LRU-TUL http://flightaware.com/li...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 ... /KHOU/KGSP


That would be consistent with a lot of their tournament charter work the past couple of years, which has largely involved WN stations.
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jco613 wrote:
Added to: Friday Games:

Texas Southern: APPARENTLY WN 737 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8 ... /KHOU/KGSP


That would be consistent with a lot of their tournament charter work the past couple of years, which has largely involved WN stations.

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by Cubsrule
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 4033

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

Monday Losers Wake Forest: LL 738 DAY-GSO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK616/history/20170315/1300Z/KDAY/KGSO New Orleans LL 738 DAY-MSY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK613/history/20170315/1400Z/KDAY/KMSY Friday Games: SMU: Bus to TUL USC/Providence: DAY-TUL Baylor: Bus to Tulsa New Me...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to build maintenance hanger at GRU
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: AA to build maintenance hanger at GRU

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7683

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

A good market to watch for B6 midwest possibilities is BNA. 5x between WN 737 and B6 A320 is unsustainable, so will be interesting to see who reduces first. BNA has been odd because there has been virtually no advertising here, even less than there was when they were in BNA 10 years ago. Most Nashv...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9468

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

It is not a smart forward thinking move. Brasil struggled after the global financial crisis, corruption scandals, and soon another financial crisis is coming once the American Federal Reserve raises interest rates and foreign investors pull money out of developing markets again just like they did i...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7306

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

IMHO JAX is far from underserved: http://www.flyjacksonville.com/content2015.aspx?id=7 Jax is a large city in Florida but keep in mind to some degree it is also competing with Savannah to the north You have that backwards. People in SAV drive to JAX for the generally cheaper fares / to fly Southwes...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7306

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Because Delta want's it that way now that all these airlines have become so big and powerful they can do pretty much whatever they want no matter how inconvenient it is for the customer. There are easily other cities that could be served from JAX but they don't want any flow moving away from their ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD-PIB? Why??
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: AA ORD-PIB? Why??

AA has tried out routes such as JAN and GPT. Southwest also previously flew MDW-JAN. There were plenty of passengers who wanted to fly these routes, but they were cut. IIFC, UA does ORD-JAN. Hattiesberg has some degree of population growth and economic activity, although the larger military bases i...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME
Replies: 71
Views: 9380

Re: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME

*AA DFW-MEI JUN 2>0.1 JUL 2>0 AUG 2>0 SEP 2>0 OCT 2>0 NOV 2>0 *AA ORD-MEI JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 This is a pattern change that difficult to write out but results in PIB and MEI each going from 2 DFW flights to 1 DFW flight and 1 ORD flight. It's probably a net p...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7306

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

As one of the largest metropolitan areas in the US, as well as the largest in FL, why is JAX so underserved? It has no secondary airports to deviate from the flow of traffic yet can barely get mainline outside of CLT, ATL, and DFW. Because Delta want's it that way now that all these airlines have b...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD-PIB? Why??
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: AA ORD-PIB? Why??

OO apparently requested a change in the MEI/PIB EAS pattern from 2x DFW to 1x DFW and 1x ORD. It's not clear why.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7306

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Jacksonville is not one of the largest MSAs in the US. It's around 40th, smaller than Norfolk-Virginia Beach but larger than Memphis and Louisville. With that perspective, do you still think it's underserved?

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever create a connection at a non hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Ever create a connection at a non hub?

UA sold all sorts of these on ORD-CLT/PHL when US was in Star. It was often the cheapest way to do ORD-CLT when I was in college in CLT from 2003 to 2007. I connected in RDU with a terminal change to catch a 146 flight, but I also remember seeing CMH, CVG, IND, etc.

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by Cubsrule
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 116
Views: 9148

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

According to JetBlue's statement, they do object to using Concourse D. While they might also consider Concourse A - it has multiple airlines - I don't know why they expect to be accommodated at Concourse E, which is (nominally) an international concourse, albeit on that does allow domestic flights ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 52
Views: 5986

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

AUS, IMO is the next medium-sized US city to get an Asia flight; the question is will it be ICN (Samsung) or NRT (ginormous Asia connecting point, as well as one of the cities of the world with near-limitless travel demand). The issue (I don't like "problem" because it's not really a prob...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca and the A318
Replies: 24
Views: 3868

Re: Avianca and the A318

It's certified as the ERJ 190, at least in the States. I wonder why... Embraer dropped the "RJ" for the E-Jet family ages ago. At first they were indeed ERJ, but it was dropped later. They dont label it as ERJ anymore because it simply isn't a "Regional Jet" anymore. Here in Bra...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca and the A318
Replies: 24
Views: 3868

Re: Avianca and the A318

leleko747 wrote:
Avianca Brasil have returned 2 A318s to lessors...
None of the A318s of AVB and AVA have been painted in new colors (AFAIK), I always thought AV would get rid of them soon.

A388 wrote:
ERJ190


E190.


It's certified as the ERJ 190, at least in the States.

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by Cubsrule
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Council International releases list of best airports for 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: Airports Council International releases list of best airports for 2016

Why? Is there any Western airport which can compare with these Asian airports? Modernising American and European airports has been a major part of job creation promises of all right wing groups in that part of the world! Compares how? These rankings seem to measure consistency, which is easier in A...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures and arrivals levels
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Departures and arrivals levels

There are a number of examples in international terminals in the States. ATL, IAH and PHL all come to mind.

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeager Airport (KCRW) Releases $290M runway and facilities wish list
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Yeager Airport (KCRW) Releases $290M runway and facilities wish list

The airport does have a E135 UA flight to IAH and formerly had AA to DFW (on CR2) as longest flights, both suffered weight restrictions at 6800' take off, especially on hot summer days. Thoughts? Somewhat paradoxically, the reduction in 50-seaters may lessen the need for a longer runway. The E175LR...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final NTSB report on DL 1086 @ LGA
Replies: 21
Views: 4602

Re: Final NTSB report on DL 1086 @ LGA

The simulations showed that the wheel braking coefficient for the accident airplane was, at a minimum, consistent with the description of medium braking action in AC 25-32 and that the Delta MD-88 that landed uneventfully on runway 13 just before the accident landing had a similar wheel braking coe...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA pat-downs about to become more invasive
Replies: 27
Views: 3634

Re: TSA pat-downs about to become more invasive

What does it matter. Why should the crew be subjected to such BS, when you already trust them with the aircraft. KCM acknowledges that truth. I don't object to random searches. Do you? I have no problem with randoms at KCM, but remember, some of us fly for airlines that fly to very small cities, ci...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA pat-downs about to become more invasive
Replies: 27
Views: 3634

Re: TSA pat-downs about to become more invasive

In theory, TSA has discretion to vary screening in relation to specific threats. After many years of lunacy, risk based techniques were advanced. But, with the present atmosphere of FEAR mongering from the very top, should we be surprised with a change in manner of screening? Fondling and groping o...

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