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by tjwgrr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 45
Views: 7744

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

Get there it is, to me, is not just about the destination, but also the idea of wanting to "finish this", in that case not make yet another missed approach/diversion, or go around when the approach was not going that well, but "put it down" hoping it would be OK. I'm not saying ...

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by tjwgrr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1213

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

What was the 2017 passenger enplaned / deplaned count at ROC?

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 6743

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

shankly wrote:
I'm based in Cape Town and tempted to show up for my next flight back to London with a support Great White


What about a support Cougar? :spin:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 4979

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Still smokin' hot looking at 36! She's certainly a P.I.L.F. (Plane I Like to Fly)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 58
Views: 10480

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

CCGPV wrote:
For those of us not using flighradar can we get a flight number or anything?


AIB321 / D-AVZO

Not showing up on Flightaware for some reason.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 4942

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

It was interesting to see the odd ops to position crew and a/c. For example here in GRR:
TPA-MEM-MDW-GRR ran TPA-MEM-GRR
TPA-PHL-MDW-GRR ran TPA-PHL-GRR
MCO-GRR-MDW-FLL-SJU ran MCO-GRR-FLL-SJU

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by tjwgrr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11220

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Those pax lost a whole day in Vegas, some of whom probably were coming back on the Sunday LAS-DSM. Hardly worth going after a 14 hour delay.

Exactly why I don't fly Allegiant, and why I advise my relatives and co-workers the risk of doing so.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports dominated by freighter planes (other than MEM and SDF)
Replies: 21
Views: 2166

Re: Airports dominated by freighter planes (other than MEM and SDF)

Frankfort-Hahn (HNN / EDFH) comes to mind, although Ryanair has a number of flights there.

Rockford, IL (RFD) is another one.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4572

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Atlanta has the biggest airport in the world but has only a population of 400.000 people. A little deceptive IMHO. Metro Atlanta has 6+ million people whereas Burlington, VT and Jackson, WY, for examples, don't have much outside of their city limits. If we're talking just population within city lim...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Operations for February 9th
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: ORD Operations for February 9th

Winds are forecast to be light (10-11 knots or less) which should help. Also, temps forecast to stay below freezing, so it should be easier to clear.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 6374

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

Here is “Air Horse One” landing at PBI with polo ponies on board. 4778399 N725CK is the actual Air Horse One: 4146975 https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2016/10/26/tex-sutton-air-horse-one/92782198/ https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/781363388b25b645ad38372b1f67e22b897e9b1e/c=245-0-4012-28...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW
Replies: 30
Views: 3371

Re: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW

OslPhlWasChi wrote:
.....PHL-GRR is 2x weekly (MF), A320

FIrst time F9 will serve DFW and GRR.......IND and GRR will be the only F9 flights at PHL that are less than 3x weekly.


F9 has been operating GRR- MCO & RSW since December. In the past, F9 operated GRR-DEN from 2010 into 2013.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

http://smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-marti ... pdate.html
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Terminal reconstruction is ongoing at SXM with commercial pax using temporary structures.

Update from last week:

http://smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-marti ... pdate.html

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by tjwgrr
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost
Replies: 30
Views: 4990

Re: Embraer E-Jet E2 gets another performance boost

mat66 wrote:
They blew it. All what this means is that the E190-E2 now has more than 2900nm range and mustn't be allowed to compete with the 727 in Boeing country. More tariffs!


Unless you buy the company.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

Being a UA hub, I could see UA adding SFO-GRR. SFO-MSN was just announced this week and will be operated by the E175.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 54
Views: 3332

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Alligiant starting SRQ Year round service PIT & IND atart April 11 CVG starts Apri; 13 http://srq-airport.com/allegiant-announces-new-nonstop-service-srq-3-cities http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180109/updated-allegiant-air-coming-to-sarasota-bradenton-airport Now....I wonder if this does a...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 12527

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

- Lufthansa Frankfurt: Seattle 744 Rio de Janeiro 744 Mexico City 744 Johannesburg 744 Denver 744 Osaka 744 Seoul 744 Sao Paulo 748 Bueno Aires 748 Tokyo 748 Bengaluru 748 will edit the information as information becomes available through you guys and through other online sources, thankyou! + Chica...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3977

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

747F
Cargolux
UPS
Cathay Pacific
Polar Air Cargo
Korean Air
Air Bridge Cargo
Nippon Cargo
Atlas
Asiana
China Airlines
EVA
Singapore
Yangtze River Express
China Cargo
Kalitta


777F:
Air China
Fedex
Etihad
China Southern
EVA
Korean Air
Southern Air
China Cargo

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29164

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

Likewise for Norwegian at ALB. SWF/ALB dont regularly process widebody international flights customs wise and ramp wise too. From the article: http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Storm-brings-what-may-be-first-Norwegian-Air-12473441.php#photo-14790209 "Airport spokesman Doug Myers said ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29164

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

MSJYOP28Apilot wrote:
....If SIA cant get out of SWF, it will be a nightmare for those passengers and crew customs and hotel/transport wise.....


The Star Alliance hub at IAD would have made much more sense.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29164

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

Vis very poor, strong winds, snow / heavy snow, blowing snow, freezing fog, Not good. KJFK 041551Z 34030G39KT 1/8SM R04R/0800V1400FT SN BLSN FZFG VV004 M06/M06 A2933 RMK AO2 PK WND 34041/1504 SLP933 SNINCR 1/5 P0001 T10561061 $ KEWR 041609Z 34027G37KT 1/4SM R04R/1600V2000FT SN BLSN VV006 M05/M06 A29...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 10894

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

surfpunk wrote:
Vouch this, although IMO, it should have been repainted in the old NW bowling shoe livery.


As should their DC-9-50 N675MC.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?
Replies: 27
Views: 2513

Re: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?

Not uncommon on the Gulfstrean when during taxi, especially when light. Also was common on the 727 center engine but as I recall when your were in reverse you were blocking the air for the CSD oil cooler so extanded periods were discouraged. Yeah, we have a nest of G-Vs here in GRR- see it all the ...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 5890

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

It seems to me that the USPS had an operation--although not a hub--at GRR back in the 80s & 90s. I also remember seeing UPS 727s there. Can anyone here verify or debunk that? Happy New Year! SkyVoice Yes, USPS did run an air operation at GRR back in the 80's and perhaps into the 90's. I have GR...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18481

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

Michigan State (marching band) SAN-LAN (Omni Air 772)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE812
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Return flights from the Holiday Bowl:

Michigan State (team) SAN-DTW (DL 744)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

Michigan State (marching band) SAN-LAN (Omni Air 772)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE812

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18481

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8422


Probably U of M fan charter, or possibly the band.
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n92r03 wrote:
Atlas is bringing a 744 back to TPA today from DTW:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8422


Probably U of M fan charter, or possibly the band.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9604

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

cokepopper wrote:
Very nice thanks for posting. Personally I don’t think it can compare to the final L1011 ATL flyover (gear up)


Link to the video please.

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71Zulu wrote:


Better yet:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWWXL

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?
Replies: 26
Views: 2956

Re: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?

Is there an FIS at GRR designed for passengers? Not today. And they just completed a major refurb of the central terminal. Strangely enough, despite extending the terminal out to support central screening upstairs, they kept the checked bag scanning machines in the lobby. Can you say face plant? Ph...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 at MKE
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: A350-1000 at MKE

http://fox6now.com/2017/12/04/airbus-te ... l-airport/


Looking for in-flight icing conditions?

A few touch and go's at GRR please.... so close.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWWXL
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piedmontf284000 wrote:
cold weather engine testing...picked a good week for it too

http://fox6now.com/2017/12/04/airbus-te ... l-airport/


Looking for in-flight icing conditions?

A few touch and go's at GRR please.... so close.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWWXL

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by tjwgrr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 10102

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

flymco753 wrote:
DTW reductions:

-GRR: a loss of a CRJ to an upgrade of the last flight becoming a 757.


We'll take that "reduction" anytime! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by tjwgrr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3583

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

......what is the longest flight that AA can put there MAX on even is it does not make sense? I would love to know :p Based on a trip report for the inaugural MIA-LGA flight, the AA MAX 8 will fly further than what passengers can tolerate: :duck: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/full-review-o...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34843

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Kviator wrote:
....Seems like a great airplane for them, although it is a little too big to be a 1 for 1 replacement of their 9 seat Cessna 402s.


I remember reading somewhere that Cape Air didn't want a turbine aircraft to replace the 402s.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6245

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1323

RON in GRR from DTW. To bad it arrives and departs in the dark- not good for spotting.
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flymco753 wrote:
DL tacked a 757-200 on GRR-DTW through February, expected to begin later this week.


Actrually, it's already begun:

GRR-DTW
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1323

RON in GRR from DTW. To bad it arrives and departs in the dark- not good for spotting.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34843

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Maybe I have a very wrong concept of Fedex's operations, but given the limited payload and range that this aircraft will have, wouldn't it be more efficient most of the time just to load the payload on a truck to the nearest metro airport and consolidate it with other cargo to be flown by Fedex's m...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 175
Views: 34843

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Here in GRR, I can see them replacing the double daily C208's to/from TVC, and at times the double daily to/from PLN.

I wonder if the C408 will be able to be flown by one pilot like the C208, or will it require two?

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 37
Views: 5524

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

I have to put in a plug for my hometown airport GRR. We get some pretty significant snowfalls- lake effect and regular storms- and have the equipment to handle it: https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/10682402_752690651445774_4645386310349103300_o.jpg?oh=fca04ed9888c12bf4a5256fd61400b61&am...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18481

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KDTW/KMSN
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Michigan at Wisconsin- upgauge from the usual 757 to a 763:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KDTW/KMSN

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by tjwgrr
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 159 Whats going on?
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: Delta 159 Whats going on?

On FlightAware..decent seemed like it was slow and steady..maybe some kind of caution/warning indicator and decided it was better to turn back than continue? I am only speculating on that. Track shows an irregular route back to DTW after turning around. Probably needed time to dump fuel on all the ...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order
Replies: 20
Views: 4714

Re: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN8327
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7558
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7349
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Continental767 wrote:
Congratulations to ATR and FedEx. Hope to see some here in Indianapolis.


FedEx already operates ATR's into IND:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN8327
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7558
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7349

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 at BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 3895

Re: DL A350 at BWI

Blimpie wrote:
Not as exciting, but I did catch a DL B744 (N667DL) arriving at BWI this past Saturday. Not fortunate enough to see an A350 though.


Not as exciting? The 744 would have been more exciting for me....all these bland and generic looking two-holers. Long live the Queen!

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by tjwgrr
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 21118

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
It's so strange to see a 737 with AC's livery.


AC / Canadian hybrid post merger:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 diverted to MDW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

Re: LH 748 diverted to MDW?

A number of years ago, I watched an empty UA 744 rotate in about 3500 feet at GRR after dropping troops off. The 744 was ferrying back to ORD- only a 120 mile or so flight. It was very impressive to say the least.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Thunder Delta Charter suffers major nose damage
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

Re: Oklahoma City Thunder Delta Charter suffers major nose damage

I hope they didn’t hit Herman!! :shock:

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by tjwgrr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18481

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/KUNV


When you play in the Big House, you need a big plane.
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smokeybandit wrote:
Michigan@Penn State, one of the few teams that charters a 757

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/KUNV


When you play in the Big House, you need a big plane.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA893 Doing Circles above SF Bay Area - 10/19
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: UA893 Doing Circles above SF Bay Area - 10/19

Probably dumping fuel. Log shows it only went to 12,000 ft. UAL.com shows delayed for maintenance. Poor old girl, she's tired.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?
Replies: 39
Views: 3506

Re: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?

LotsaRunway wrote:
The cabin crew seemed to enjoy playing with the cabin lights. They did a cool red, white and blue pattern during boarding.


Did anyone take a knee? :duck:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26824

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

https://goo.gl/maps/uZq1DxUreRn
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Google map SXM post Irma- note military transports on the ramp and terminal damage:

https://goo.gl/maps/uZq1DxUreRn

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 1894

Re: SWA Seating

I apologize if this belongs in a different forum or if its been of RECENT discussion. I flew STL/OAK last week. I paid for the pre check charge of $15 and got B-1-But with the plethora of preboards and families it was hardly worth the cost Many other factors in addition to purchasing Early Bird det...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI fleet during the winter
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: FI fleet during the winter

Didn't FI do some winter charter work for Apple Vacations not too long ago?

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