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by n7371f
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 43
Views: 4693

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

People's Republic of Kalifornia strikes again.

That said...can't really be surprised about lack of oversight by AS Management with the merger. Congrats Ben!

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by n7371f
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10370

Re: AS new interior

Going on a decade of trying to navigate photos on this damn site... https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779712347/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/45805648955/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779715617/in/dateposted-public/ h...

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by n7371f
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10370

Re: AS new interior

Daytime flight, couldn't tell. But AS has beaten its chest that mood lighting was coming to new cabins so I'll assume it's there. Looks great, at least they didn't chose that predictable MiQ seat (also a great seat, just way too many airlines using it at this point). Although I'm still not onboard w...

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by n7371f
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10370

Re: AS new interior

I believe the sidewalls were re-laminated but can't fully remember. Overheads were unchanged. And the rubber coverings over the galley and storage being loose and dangling are tacky. But that goes back to original Boeing cheap-ass design and then the contractor who overhauled the plane, like Triad i...

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by n7371f
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10370

Re: AS new interior

https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779712347/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/45805648955/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779715617/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779714397/in/dateposted...

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by n7371f
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10370

AS new interior

The new AS-standard interior has started showing up on the Boeing 737-700 fleet. This will eventually move to all the Airbus' and the 738/739 fleet. I caught ship 619 the other week on a PDX-SEA jaunt in first class. The new AS first class seat is terrific. Bravo AS. It's comfortable. Good padding. ...

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by n7371f
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14229

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

All great efforts...after the fact. This is about the "real time" handling and like every airline before them, AS laid a dump. Frankly, the corporate spokesperson’s response fell flat. I’ve been trying to stay out of this, lest I be accused of being an apologist, but can you tell me which ...

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by n7371f
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14229

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

The issue is AS had ZERO experience with Airbus builds - and not to get technical - even their weekly maintenance upkeep is different than Boeing. AS has admitted it struggled with the learning curve on Airbus. Whether that's because they jettisoned everyone in Burlingame, which I doubt, or just not...

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by n7371f
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14229

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Credit to AS' main spokeswoman for being rather upfront in her public comments. Her response to media inquiries was real, human, unlike most of the b.s. babble that emulates from the mouthpieces.

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9240 must be doing a DoD charter given Killeen to Riverside.

n515cr wrote:
9240 showing the same MSP-GRK-RIV as 9243 so suspect it will end its day tomorrow at SBD. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n940dn
952 ferried to BYH today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n952dl

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by n7371f
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 6426

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Diverted to GEG and spent an hour on the ground there. Don't believe there was SEA weather either.

panamair wrote:
I see that ship 1804 is ferrying as DL9972 ATL-SEA today...is this the ferry out to CAN for the long-awaited 764 mods?

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by n7371f
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Horizon
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Frontier Horizon

For a very brief period, some of Frontier Horizon was flown for Frontier (MCO, TPA, SFO, maybe more). I don't know specifics on how it played out with ALPA and such but some of the 727-100's flew with Horizon scratched out on the fuselage. This was done after the decision was made to relinquish the ...

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by n7371f
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 47377

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Yeah DL is gate constrained because of the new IAF which depending on the phase is culling 1-3 gates a day. The Concourse C airport people mover station at SEA will close on January 1 and reopen in December 2019 after a major refresh. Details and renderings here: https://www.portseattle.org/projects...

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by n7371f
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11501

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

DL will be running the A220 when it starts SEA-DFW - and that thing will eat any E75's lunch on that route. And it's going to happen. 1). MKE was daily 2). I'm sure enilria is talking about the greater picture, not just this week. I agree, AS had more adds than drops at PDX this week--but given that...

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by n7371f
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 81
Views: 16345

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

Correctomundo. Pride is irrelevant and the Q's aren't a bad plane. On shorter flights, it doesn't matter whether or not it has FC or the extra legroom rows. Unfortunately, AS management isn't handling the changes in service and shifts in flights as well as airlines like DL so scrambling to bring bac...

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by n7371f
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 81
Views: 16345

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

That explains the movement in a/c at the huge hangar in TUS...

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by n7371f
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9829

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

The former CEO of CommutAir, who resigned just days ago, has his home address linked to the state of Georgia filing for incorporation address for ManaAir (or whatever it is). So there's something more at play here.

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by n7371f
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87214

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Allegiant will move its TUS operations from the main terminal to the re-done ex-Intl terminal now dubbed C-gates early in January. I assume they're getting a cheaper deal than the main terminal. No restrooms post security. Not sure why TUS decided to redo a small facility that hadn't been used since...

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by n7371f
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 56163

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

F9 has a published schedule? Their ops are so piss poor you'd think they don't have set departure and arrival times. They will end this year with one of the all-time worst ops performance in modern US Aviation history.

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by n7371f
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125632

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

DAL parked 2 717's over winter with reduced capacity. Planes will be back for summer. N987AT B717 ferried DFW-SBD on 10-December-2018, is this for seasonal storage? It's last revenue flight was 30-September-2018? Most likely - this was the one that was missing engines and had its windows taped up in...

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by n7371f
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 47377

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Lots of talk that GEG is going to see similar reductions, esp PDX potentially with mainline again.

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by n7371f
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 25926

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

Ask the folks from the first Frontier how 3 hubbed airlines worked in Denver... Because it's a good and growing Hub?? American won't leave PHX for Denver when they currently have a solid operation at PHX and have invested millions in upgrading the Admirals Clubs and re-gating and re-stripping all fo...

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by n7371f
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 47377

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

There is risk for AS entering PAE & you're seeing an attempt to mitigate "eating its own" with the frequency cuts to SEA from new PAE markets.

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by n7371f
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13943

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Folks,

See archived posts regarding AAG buying Virgin America to remove a disruptive West Coast competitor. That was No 1, 1A, 1B, No 2, 2B, 2C...

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by n7371f
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13752

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

Planes are from all over. Some Canada, Mexico (Aeromexico), China, South America (Aerolineas). Basically everywhere. Even US (Alaska). A lot of these planes were from WestJet in Canada. I would have assumed they have the same standards as the USA, or is this an example of poor maintaince by WestJet?

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by n7371f
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 561
Views: 122883

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

The E fleet decision was clearly a bottom line decision. No power in coach. Y seats that don't have head rests (vs DL, UA, AA). -700's with the new interior have the future fleet-wide Recaro seats in FC and Y with seat power, tablet holders in both cabins and foot rests in F. Not sure how many are l...

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by n7371f
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 47377

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

GEG-MDW is not showing on the summer schedule for the first time in 4 summers.

GEG-DEN is increased to 3x daily from 2.

GEG-SAN comes back for 1x daily nonstop in summer, after not running in 2018.

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by n7371f
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13
Replies: 36
Views: 8594

Re: Via Air - All flights cancelled 11/13

That was for Frontier's (3rd) return to Tucson. F9 uses A1 as does/did Via Air.

BobbyPSP wrote:
Left TUS on Tuesday and one gate completely decked out with green balloons.

I had no idea they even flew to TUS

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by n7371f
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125632

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Performance issues. I noticed that some of Delta’s 737-900ERs delivered this year are not ETOPS. This was discussed on post 649. The remaining deliveries will be non-etops equipped airplanes. Does DL use their ETOPS-equipped 739ERs for their routes to Hawaii? I just came back from Hawaii (O’ahu, Mau...

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by n7371f
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was a Dreamlifter circling over Pinal Air Park (MZJ)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3713

Why was a Dreamlifter circling over Pinal Air Park (MZJ)?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 6#1e7dbef6
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I only am aware of this odd Dreamlifter flight because I saw it circling north of Tucson at 9,000 feet for 30 min today. Scheduled PAE-MZJ this Dreamlifter finally flew to LAX after all sorts of loops over Marana. Anyone know anything?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 6#1e7dbef6

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by n7371f
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125632

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Can't add a full 3 seats at the 3R exit due to FAA exit regulations after aft galley expansion. Can add 2. Hence the new standard. Thanks for info before getting a follow up.

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by n7371f
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 5669

Re: LGA to west coast

TZ ran some Sat-only LGA-SFO/LAX flights with the 753.

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by n7371f
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125632

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Anyone else ever notice that the DL app has (3) configurations for the 321: 189, 191, 192 seats.

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by n7371f
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12652

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Merger has been a massive hit. The goal is to make the surviving entity stronger. It worked, big time. That said, there are a lot of things from the Red Tail I miss. It's hard to quantify because the world is so different now then 10 years ago. It's hard to visualize how it would play now. I find in...

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 seat RJ with F plausible?
Replies: 15
Views: 3371

Re: 50 seat RJ with F plausible?

Northwest actually configured one CRJ in the below-mentioned configuration and parked it at MSP for a couple of days of (very secretive) testing with HVC's. Anyone who boarded the plane had to sign non-disclosure and had all personal items that could be used for photos or notes confiscated. For year...

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by n7371f
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10224

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Helps set the narrative for upcoming quarterly earnings with investors. AA is rumored to be readying cost cutting measures to prop up its similar under performance for quarterly conference call.

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12900

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

At some point it was believed that either the A350 or the A330NEO order also included licensing (for lack of a better word) from Airbus to extend the cycle limit on the 320 fleet from 3250 on down.

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by n7371f
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 65238

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

This is about the worst written article ever. So is Shared Services and its 2 737-700's done? Is AS going to use 73G's to charter? Not exactly a new market, but BP has pulled out of the Shared Services aviation coalition and given their business for Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse to Alaska Airli...

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10071

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

We each have our own opinions, but in my opinion, AS has better service than VX. AS serves complimentary snacks, while VX does not. Everyone does have their own opinions, but the anti-AS stuff seems to be highly exaggerated. AS consistently ranks high for customer service. Better than the airlines ...

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8539

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

DL running the 359 SEA-NRT is in part a competitive response to JL starting service to SEA.

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by n7371f
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7848

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

Heck GEG was a focus city with over 20+ nonstops and multiple DC-10's daily and leases on 4 gates - 12,13,14,15 - back when they funneled PDX/SEA to Montana & further east MSP/ORD, et al.... I think in the '80s you could even consider JFK and/or BOS NW focus cities. I forget when but the JFK-GLA...

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by n7371f
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 80
Views: 12216

Re: JAL returns to SEA

DL has just about every major corporate contract in SEA for Intl wrapped up. Amazon. Microsoft. And so on...They'll be fine. I guess DL may be the loser afterwards. After JV with KE, the SEA-NRT seems less important. I still cannot find the DL's strategy for trans-pacific route. They tried to focus ...

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by n7371f
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 47377

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Nice to see GEG working for F9...for now. They've downgraded DEN from a 321 to a 320/319 depending on day. 321 was way too much for a flight leaving GEG after 8pm to DEN. The flight coming up actually performed fine in the summer running a 90%+ load factor. UA is maintaining 2x daily GEG-SFO but GEG...

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by n7371f
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7440

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

So some loser got drunk on a flight. There are hundreds of thousands flights every day. We're going to ban booze - equivalent to smoking like one poster - because of this?

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 56163

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Now if F9 could just figure out how to run an operation...

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by n7371f
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 125632

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N916DN remains active. Currently flying ATL-BWI.

Also N961DN, 9261, is stored at SBD. Flew then March 23.

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by n7371f
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 8293

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Last download of DAL 757 from fleet management showed these planes without winglets (excluding leased NBA fleet):

668
670
671
673-676
678-684
697
698
6716



Sancho99504 wrote:
I flew MCO-SEA last year on a 75D with no winglets, so they're not just scheduled on short hops.

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by n7371f
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada E190s at KTUS
Replies: 23
Views: 4676

Re: Air Canada E190s at KTUS

Planes headed to Marana but need to land in Tucson to clear customs. Explains why TUS sees quite a bit of odd traffic throughout the year. Most recently Aerolitoral was sending up its E145's to Kingman. Most stopped in Tucson to clear customs before heading onward. aerotransport.org is reporting the...

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by n7371f
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 561
Views: 122883

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Frontier, through its original ad agency who came up with the launch logo (scripted Frontier) and 'The Spirit of the West' tagline, paid regional photographers for their photos to use on the tails. I recall the amount not being a whole heck of a lot. But you're right the new tails under Indigo look ...

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 1991

Re: When did CO drop FAR?

I may be a little off on my timing but when CO restarted the FL network out of DEN, it was operated on Frontier's certificate. Essentially FL was operating as a standalone carrier except the branding was CO. Slowly CO started moving out FL aircraft from Denver and using CO metal - like the DC9 that ...

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