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by Cubsrule
Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 973
Views: 57777

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think if IND gets above 50 departures with some additional p2p flights it will be officially considered a focus city. 1xAUS 1xBDL 1xSAT 2xSLC 2xLAX 1xRSW (Seasonally daily) 1xTPA (Seasonally daily) 1xLAS Would get close to 50, if you add in well timed feeder flights to MEM, JAX, MSY, and MKE whic...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 973
Views: 57777

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So what do we consider to be a focus city? DL already serves MCO, RSW, MIA and RDU in addition to two international destinations (CUN and CDG). They have to be one of the front runners for the Asia service as well. I think if IND gets above 50 departures with some additional p2p flights it will be ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1087
Views: 61471

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

Smart move. No one else will wind up in it. Who wound up in it? Southwest: https://www.google.com/search?q=plane+off+taxiway+in+nashville&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=eOWLbMC6S5p5qM%253A%252CGt8IFDxtlki57M%252C_&usg=__NrjJrNg7JiOj-vPlIAdVx...

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1087
Views: 61471

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

DL717 wrote:
tys777 wrote:
BNA just posted a video to Facebook about the fill in of the hole.



Smart move. No one else will wind up in it.


Who wound up in it?

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports

Apologize, I was a bit lazy on that post. Did the research, it varies from 85 to 115 minutes depending what US airport it is. Pretty quick compared to legacies long haul acft. The WOW business model is definately an interesting smart one. The problem with the business model that WW does not really ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 22, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airspace Reallocation
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: US Airspace Reallocation

MDW is class C because the ORD class B covers the most important sectors that need to be protected anyway. The South side of MDW really only needs to be protected by Class C because there's not much else down there. It's also to reinforce that the needs of the ORD Class B are more important than th...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1936

Re: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)

I heard in an automotive industry report that the Ford F-150 is so important to Ford that when a supplier's factory and machinery went on fire and halted production very recently they chartered in an Antonov to return the machine to the manufacturer for repair. A couple of money is no obstacle jobs...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

CUTE wouldn’t lead to any better utilization. It might or might not lead to more opportunities for new entrants. Unless multiple airlines are running virtually identical scheduled arrival/departure times from an outstation, how could it not? Multiple airlines using the same gate vs. 1? Well, go ahe...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

SYR is a prime example of why the non-usage of CUTE at most US airports leads to ridiculously poor gate utilization at many non-hub airports, and a perceived lack of gates, when in fact most of them sit empty for most of the day. CUTE wouldn’t lead to any better utilization. It might or might not l...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

Attributing this passenger's actions to F9 is tantamount to attributing a drunk driving accident on the car manufacturer. Headline Reads- "Drunk driver in silver Mercedes hits another motorist". You exclaim- "Mercedes is really winning the race to the lowest". Doesn't make much ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

There is certainly also some convenience associated with more space. In about the 2005/2006 timeframe, NW made an effort to equip outstations with large numbers of regional movements with at least one jet bridge with an automatically extendable ramp/bridge piece (to reach over the steps on CRJs) and...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Concourse G?
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: SLC Concourse G?

This is similar to what happened at MDW during its renovation, when there were simultaneously parts of the old concourses and new concourses in operation. IIRC, "old" A, B, and C were renamed F, G, and H.

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 420
Views: 64336

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

freight planes carry as a general rule only flight crew and freight. When a freighter goes down tears are shed by one or two immediate familes, not many hundreds and as you can see on other threads here the 732 is only being flown by operators who have special requirements. it is not being used as ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: Turnover time / WOW / Us Airports

Apologize, I was a bit lazy on that post. Did the research, it varies from 85 to 115 minutes depending what US airport it is. Pretty quick compared to legacies long haul acft. The WOW business model is definately an interesting smart one. The problem with the business model that WW does not really ...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest

A few observations that may help on your questions on DL versus other carriers: 1) DL has a relatively long history of mainline RONs to smaller stations, especially in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Ten years ago, many cities like CRW and ILM had no mainline legacy service other than their DL RONs,...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Southwest Pressurization Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: More Southwest Pressurization Issues

Why would the FAA be “all over Southwest” after nothing more than a possible faulty sensor? Pressurization/pressure sensing issue? Twice in a week? Same airframe? In the history of commercial aviation, I have never heard of a single airframe experiencing the exact same class of failure twice to the...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 10506

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

With the timing on that route, it looks like it’s O+D only. Europe connections can be made eastbound, but I don’t think there are many connections West bound with those times- I wonder how many people will switch from LGA-(MSP/DTW/ATL)-SNA to the JFk nonstop. The 0830 departure from JFK also allows...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4126

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

Definitely a rough spring but I think that we’re still within the realm of “normal” and safe. However, I would like to know which specific airframe this was. The media seems to really love picking up on Southwest stories after 1380. N732SW was this one. 1380 was N772SW and the one with the cracked ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4852

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Do the pilots work work the company with their name on the side of airplane or do they work for a third party staffing company? Do the pilots and cabincrew of US regionals work for the main airline of wich the fuselage is adorn with or is it a different airline With cheaper labour ? They don’t work...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5792

Re: Air Koryo speculations

1: Lifting sanctions doesn’t mean the country gets unified or there’ll be something that looks like an open market. It could very well be decades of more protectionism before KAL truely gets access. So Air Koryo could very well be around for a long time. 2: OP makes a fun question. I think that’s o...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 13860

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

Thanks as always enilria for making my Sunday morning. Any thought on DL dropping JFK-PHL? Could that be a misfile? Obviously DL doesn't have much PHL-originating transatlantic traffic, but back tracking to DTW sounds inconvenient and thus that they are ceding the market. I don't think it is a misf...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how far in advance will boarding passes work
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: how far in advance will boarding passes work

As for going out of security after you've gone through, many work colleagues of mine do this to go out and have a smoke when we get there early or if there is a flight delay - they've only been questioned once, I'm guessing the security personal was fairly new. There are tons of reasons somebody mi...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes between similar IATA code airports
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Routes between similar IATA code airports

Too bad there's no SCL-SLC, HNA-HAN, SGN-NGS, ADD-DAD, or even LAX-LXA SAN-NAS can probably go on your list of not totally outlandish but also not terribly likely city pairs. Same goes for Durango La Plata (DRO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD). Unserved, but certainly possible. Yes, indeed. On a slightly d...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how far in advance will boarding passes work
Replies: 14
Views: 1925

Re: how far in advance will boarding passes work

Several years back I showed up at security at 9:45am for a 4:00pm flight and the agent said "that flight's not for another six hours". I told him I was hoping to get on an earlier flight stand-by and there was no issue. I'm not aware of any specific rule but I think they are just looking ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1087
Views: 61471

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

I wonder how much of DL's BNA-SEA traffic is connecting to Asia. That may be a big factor in why it is flown year-round. I also wonder how much of WN's BNA-SEA traffic is connecting through BNA, and where that traffic connects on WN when the route is not flown. They could connect those people throu...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1087
Views: 61471

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

IIFC the BNA-LAX on DL was for a while A319 then A320 now it is 737-800 can anyone discuss this upguage (know the A320 family is slightly wider but talking about seats) seems like a nice progression of adding seats while growing the market. DL is running 319’s now to LAX. They run 738’s seasonally ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 14000

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

Sounds like they woke up to a reality of: 1. Unslotted EWR with increased competition 2. A Delta hub that is more O and D focused than their hub 3. B6 and now WN with a sizable presence in NYC That days of wasting gate and runway space on flights with 30 people on them are coming to an end in NYC (...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes between similar IATA code airports
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Routes between similar IATA code airports

zakuivcustom wrote:
Too bad there's no SCL-SLC, HNA-HAN, SGN-NGS, ADD-DAD, or even LAX-LXA


SAN-NAS can probably go on your list of not totally outlandish but also not terribly likely city pairs.

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 14000

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

I always thought this type of move made sense. IAD fills both the role it previously did and CLE once did for domestic connections. At the same time, they will address some of the strain on EWR, and hopefully address the terrible on time performance of EWR. In some of these markets, IAD also has so...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 250
Views: 19873

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

A great deal of what will happen at DAL will be affected by Texas Central. https://www.texascentral.com/life-on-the-fast-train/ WN's biggest milk-runs are between DAL-HOU, DAL-AUS obviously will be greatly affected by this. DAL-HOU would see an impact, but DAL-AUS would not. The closest Texas Centr...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 07, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26425

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Where did all the savings go?.. lets see - back in the day of the 707, could you fly IAH-DEN for 45 bucks? Or 9 bucks in 1975. Thats where the savings went. Just had to check an OAG from March, 1975. The fare from IAH to DEN was $84. One could fly on CO, TT or BN. That is $388.76 in 2018 dollars!!!...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 250
Views: 19873

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Cubsrule, There’s nothing wrong with his option, as near as I can tell, except for the potential squatting that you mentioned. But it’s difficult to listen to someone’s opinion when it is apparently dictated by emotion and anger. (That’s why I don’t watch the likes of Fox News or MSNBC anymore.) Ag...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 250
Views: 19873

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

No realistic solution should ever include as a potential outcome the possibility that the gate in question could be returned to WN, period. WN should never be allowed to grow at DAL beyond their current gate footprint. Absolutely, and well said! And Delta should never be allowed a single new gate b...

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by Cubsrule
Mon May 07, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10167

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

How many of you actually travel for business? This notion of same day trips of the much lauded “business traveler” is so overplayed and overhyped on a.net especially in markets where is doesn’t really exist. I travel fairly extensively for work, and know or observe the executives that travel and th...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 06, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10167

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

*DL CVG-XNA AUG 0.7>0.3 OCT 0.7>0 NOV 0.7>0 JAN 0.7>0 Not shocked. Figured the writing was on the wall when DL down-gauged it to a CRJ last month and made it a "normal" round trip instead of pivoting to ATL/MSP to allow for a morning arrival from CVG and evening departure from XNA. The WM...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 06, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

How many other 737’s have had this issue? Of all the 737 operations it’s only WN that has had this happen. Per the FAR’s the owner operator is required to maintain the aircraft. Not the engine manufacturer or the airframe manufacturer. WN also operates the world’s largest fleet of 737s and some of ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

But WN has had a higher number of these events. So there is some culpability in the WN daisy chain. An airline is safe until it isn’t. There are a lot of turns along the path of an airline. Two events in hundreds of thousands of flights? How much "culpability" do you find in that? Are you...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 06, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

While I agree with the thesis, the data are wrong. AA had 251 non-terrorism passenger fatalities in 2001 alone, and the article says somewhere less than 125 injuries since 2000. There are separate fatality and injury charts... . . . Which is silly, as is the methodology. If people had been hurt or ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun May 06, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4519

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

While I agree with the thesis, the data are wrong. AA had 251 non-terrorism passenger fatalities in 2001 alone, and the article says somewhere less than 125 injuries since 2000.

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4373

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

Domestically, the DC10s flew to many cities: BOS CLE DEN DTW EWR FLL HNL IAD JFK LAS LAX MIA OGG ORD PDX PHL PHX PIT RSW SAN SEA SFO TPA YVR Others I am questioning as a possibility include BWI, DSM, IAH, KOA, OMA, DSM and YYZ The domestic 777s only fly to the following domestic cities: BOS, DEN, E...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1087
Views: 61471

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

How many casualties from the hot chicken experiment? I just can’t imagine eating hot chicken in economy on an 8 hour flight. Like I typically want lighter fare on a long flight but I’m not not going to accept hot chicken so I would just be bloated and in pain the whole flight. Yeah, eating (and the...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18865

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US. WAS-NYC is still in the US last time I checked... And no, it’s not a shame that we don’t have more high speed rail markets in the US. While the current US rail infrastructure was built to haul people and goods to open up the Ame...

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by Cubsrule
Sat May 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18865

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Often the comparisons are done Downtown to Downtown, so the commute from DT to the Airport gets included in the total time. At least in the US we are horrible connecting rapid transit to the Airport, in SEA the airport rail station is about a 5 minute walk - to the farthest reaches of the parking g...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 4031

Re: Delta - Atlanta Braves Repositioning Flight

I had a question leading up to this. The Braves were in PHL last weekend and I never saw the charter # go from PHL to anywhere in New York on FA. Given that the cities are fairly close I wondered if the team charted buses? They probably took the train. The Nats take the train when they go to Philly...

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by Cubsrule
Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?
Replies: 47
Views: 1831

Re: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?

TSA has been interested in food on and off for five years or more. I'm not sure that anything new is going on here.

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by Cubsrule
Thu May 03, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 7284

Re: Virgin Atlantic Officially Closes ORD

VS has a rather checkered (chequered?) history in Chicago. It's a large market but it's just about as competitive as NYC and nowhere near as large.

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by Cubsrule
Wed May 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD88 vs MD90
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: MD88 vs MD90

The overwinter exit spacing is a bit different. Carrier configuration determines how noticeable that is.

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26425

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

The longest leg I've operated in the 767 was a ferry flight from TLV straight to MEM... 15+ hours in flight. The 1500 mile oceanic portion was a relatively small part of that total flight. We didn't coast out in Shanwick until we were past the halfway point in the flight, and when we coasted in ove...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26425

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

OK, but is more redundancies demonstrably safer? It seems to me that one could argue that manual reversion is better than a few more pumps. Pretty much any pilot would always pick to have an extra redundancy over less... why would you not? more important is HOW the redundancy is accomplished... and...

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by Cubsrule
Tue May 01, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26425

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I believe the 737 will keep the APU running for these ETOPS flights providing some electrical redundancy Like I said, that airframe is fine for the relatively short leg west coast to HNL. But there is still no backup after those three generators go. Electrics: 767: 2 engine generators, 1 APU genera...

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