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by freakyrat
Fri May 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 239
Views: 18808

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Allow commercial flights out of the Collin County Airport in McKinney. Majority of the area's growth is up there in big sky country. Love Field is a landlocked in town airport like Midway that really can't grown beyond it's current size. DAL can easily grow beyond its current size of 20 gates. Reme...

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by freakyrat
Thu May 24, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

More good things may be com ing top SBN. Prebookings on American for both CLT and DFW look very good. I could also see American using either B737-800 or Airbus A319 jets in SBN on the Notre Dame Football Weekends along with Delta's use of Mainline jets. All of Americans flights are sold out on those...

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by freakyrat
Tue May 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 107
Views: 8477

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

stlgph wrote:
Oh good, so we're already off and running on the endless naming of random cities where Southwest can add service. Put me down for Peoria to Spokane.


I got a good chuckle out of your comment. I might add one also. South Bend to Denver. Much more viable on the right sized aircraft.

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by freakyrat
Tue May 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the purpose of this Antonov plane? (AN-124)
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

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

Several years ago they flew one into Fort Worth Alliance Airport and flew out with the whole front fuselage of a B747.

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by freakyrat
Mon May 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 625766002/
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Here is a link to an article about Allegiant in Evansville vs Owensboro.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 625766002/

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by freakyrat
Mon May 21, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

This weekend with the Notre Dame Commencement Delta is operating Mainline B717 aircraft from SBN to their ATL, DTW, and MSP hubs on select flights The surprise is on the Monday early evening inbound from ATL. There are only 6 empty seats left including only 1 left in First. Now the Inbound flight do...

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by freakyrat
Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

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

From what I've been told is LAS will be all Airbus somewhere between this month and the end of next. With that I'm hoping to see LAS-PIE/SFB they could use to for fleet rotation. With the addition of PIE-BNA, we are dropping PIE-MSY due to low load factors. There have been a good mix of rumors thou...

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by freakyrat
Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 151
Views: 6869

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

North Central: Herman The Duck

Western Pacific: Colorful Advertising Livery

Braniff: Ultra

United: Last Tulip Livery

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by freakyrat
Wed May 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 239
Views: 18808

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

In less than 6 years it'll be, "Who's adding more service at McMinney?" WN should shift some intra-Texas Flying and leasure routes like MCO and LAS there and open up more markets to Love for better timing for connecting. If I was Frontier, Spirit, Allegiant, I'd be drooling over McKinney....

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by freakyrat
Mon May 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4121

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

These incidents take the heat off of Allegiant.

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by freakyrat
Sun May 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jet Expeditions 727-200
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Private Jet Expeditions 727-200

I remember seeing their 727-100 at BOI one summer season when they had done charters for the USFS/BLM for fire fighting support for the National Interagency Fire Center. Later ( the next year I assume) I saw a DC-9 with National titles and an oversized eagle logo on the front of the fuselage. I do ...

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by freakyrat
Sat May 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13977

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

They are not cutting all United Express service they still have both SBN-EWR flights.

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by freakyrat
Wed May 09, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Booked a ticket today for October on American's service from DFW to SBN. Just checking a few sample days it appears that prebooks for the service is going great and some days around the July 4th holidays have just a few of the Economy Plus seats and a few First Class seats left. Flights both ways fr...

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by freakyrat
Wed May 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend Airlines existed for 8 months. The $133M lawsuit over its Love Field demise lives on
Replies: 10
Views: 1716

Re: Legend Airlines existed for 8 months. The $133M lawsuit over its Love Field demise lives on

"In exchange for getting the Wright Amendment lifted, Love Field agreed to go down to 20 gates, which made the Legend terminal unnecessary, and its gates were torn down.. Your sentence should have read: In exchange for getting the Wright Amendment lifted, Love Field agreed to go down to 20 gat...

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by freakyrat
Tue May 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7123

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

Still throwing darts at a map.. Yes, perhaps you can construe today's and last month's, and all previous new route announcements as being a SWAG and /or a dart. Some haven't worked (i.e.PIT and recent ISP ones), but many have. Frontier will be expanding even more over the next few years if their fl...

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by freakyrat
Tue May 08, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 239
Views: 18808

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

Folks the Dallas Love terminal is constrained for space unless you actually want to close down Rwy 18/36 and expand the terminal west towards the runup ramp. To the east you have the new parking garage and the Southwest provisions building plus Gulfstream Aerospace. There is simply no room to expand...

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by freakyrat
Mon May 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7354

Re: Texas International

I used to fly them between LFT and MSY.

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by freakyrat
Sun May 06, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18843

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

Texas Central Rail is making good strides, the company that wants to do HSR between Houston and Dallas. However, if you notice, all the board members are Texas A&M grads, even their intern is an A&M student. They are even putting a stop in the middle of nowhere as a "college stop"...

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by freakyrat
Sat May 05, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

treetreeseven wrote:
Also, if you search up "plane fights" on YouTube, Spirit has the best, no contest. #justsayin


Passenger mutinys requiring the presence of airport police were a weekly occurrence for Spirit at DFW. Most were due to the ill trained contract ground personell from ATS who handlle Spirit.

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by freakyrat
Fri May 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

https://www.abc57.com/news/elkhart-airp ... enovations
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The Elkhart Indiana airport is making improvments to airfield lighting and guidance signs as is South Bend International. Both airports are going to energy efficient LED lighting.

https://www.abc57.com/news/elkhart-airp ... enovations

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by freakyrat
Thu May 03, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

They are sorta becoming the new AirTran.

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by freakyrat
Thu May 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 3964

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

I believe that a C-Series order may be in the works along with using them to serve secondary markets.

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by freakyrat
Thu May 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction of Paine Field passenger terminal begins
Replies: 66
Views: 13407

Re: Construction of Paine Field passenger terminal begins

I’m sure they will install a CUPPS system with common use gates. It makes things much easier and cost effective for the air carriers.

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by freakyrat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7688

Re: N772SW on way to WA

BWIAirport wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Safe to assume that bird will have new registration number when she departs KPAE?

Why would it?


The plane in the MDW overrun incident was re registered so i would suppose this one would be to,

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 84
Views: 4567

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Super Connie, Caravelle.

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Looks like UA is ending FWA-EWR in July. Two east coast cities may have been too much. I was told by local media that break even load factor for the flight was 70% which FWA never achieved. I'm surprised UA kept the flight this long. On the other hand SBN load factors for the EWR flight have benn c...

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Has anybody heard anything about the fate of the accident aircraft? My guess is it will be a write off since it's so old and the extent of the damage. They replace engines all the time. So some leading edge devices, an inlet, window, maybe a pylon and a little sheet metal work and away it goes. Fro...

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by freakyrat
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?
Replies: 13
Views: 4189

Re: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?

OK, most of us know that Allegiant is retiring their MD80 fleet, with the final aircraft to be gone by year's end. While most will be happy with this, I will not. I have always preferred the 3 x 2 seating of the DC-9/MD series of aircraft. I just received my new SkyGuide and noticed what appears to...

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by freakyrat
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 268
Views: 48722

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

MLIAA wrote:
Any word on what will happen to the rest of the -EV CRJ700s? I believe they are owned by ExpressJet but the AA agreement only allows for a handful.


I know that two of them are going to be flying the new routes between DFW, SBN and CLT starting June 7th

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by freakyrat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4241

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

Keep in mind most ski/snowboard equipment requires an entire separate checked bag in addition to the bulky winter clothes already in one bag. A skier flying Spirit would have to pay for at least a second checked bag, and the price starts to creep up into normal legacy ticket range, without the addi...

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by freakyrat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4241

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

jubguy3 wrote:
Delta has it's 4th largest hub at a ski resort :-)

SLC is closer to it's resorts in the cottonwoods and Park City than many ski airports in CO are to their airports.


Delta also has great fares and flights here from DFW to SLC that make a day trip to Park City possible. Five of us did it last year.

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by freakyrat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

When I come back in the US from Europe it seems like Customs have a patern of questions in regard to foodstuffs. Once they asked if I had any grapes with me, like how in the hell did they know that the airline I was on passed out some grapes before we landed. I ate them of course before we landed. T...

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by freakyrat
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Boo hoo! I lied on a customs form and got caught. What part of are you carrying any fruit meat nuts food did she not get? Some agents concider water food by the way. Yeah once I saw a Customs agent harrass a passenger from Spain and ask him if he was bringing any food in. which he answered no. He e...

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 5314

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

When F9 started their short lived SBN-DEN service a few years back they used DGS who were already at the airport serving Delta. Only equipmenrt DGS brought in was a large tug and towbars and a portable A/C cart for Airbus Aircrraft. The GSE equipment didn't go to waste after F9 pulled out beacuse De...

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN is about to embark on a massive terminal remodeling plan. Here is the concept. This airport is going to look magnificent if everything and the plan is brought to fruition http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SBN-Public-Facilities-Plan-Final-Booklet.pdf This is a Master Plan design conce...

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 5314

Re: How do airlines movie equipment to new cities?

For Example: American is starting service in South Bend Indiana in June. Most likely they will truck GSE equipment to SBN from Chicago O'Hare. Since SBN is installing a CUPP's System with Common Use Gates, American will not need any gate or ticket counter computers.

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by freakyrat
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Landed at 220kts ... sheesh, that says something for the engineering of the landing gear. Those wheels were SPINNING! Where did you see that? Statements from the NTSB update Wed Apr 18, 2018 afternoon 41 degree left roll for a few seconds. Flaps 5 instead of 30 or 40. Touchdown speed 165 knots / 19...

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by freakyrat
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Is it normal to only lower flaps at 5 on landing following some sort of engine or wing related issue? Also, did she use reverse thrusters at touchdown? The QRH for that aircraft calls for flaps 15 for an engine out. But the pilot chose flaps 5 because of control issues. I think there were gusty win...

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by freakyrat
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... ooklet.pdf
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SBN is about to embark on a massive terminal remodeling plan. Here is the concept. This airport is going to look magnificent if everything and the plan is brought to fruition http://flysbn.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... ooklet.pdf

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by freakyrat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

KLMatSJC wrote:
Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it?


That aircraft's registration was N766SW leading one to believe that these two aircraft were built and delivered to Southwest around the same time frame.

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by freakyrat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it? I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier... Very similar from the engine pictures. That aircraft's (3472) registration was N766SW which is 6 numbers away from this one which leads one to believe that these two aircraft were built in the same time...

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by freakyrat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

Holy cow https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da_2f2hXUAAATES.jpg Lot's of damage to the engine and some to the wing. Very similar to the PNS incident on N766SW in August of 2016 leading one to believe that both aircraft were built around the same time and may have engines from the same build lot.

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

SY also had a flight from PHX in the air and returned the flight to PHX when MSP closed. Airports ike ORD and SBN were open and the flight could have easily been diverted to a close airport to MSP.

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by freakyrat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Why can't SY where USA airport can't go to MSP for cancel flight. Why can't SY fly ferry to Los Cabos to pick it up? SY can fly to MSP close nearby like RST or DBQ or DSM stay there for a few hours or overnight then snow is clear up fly back to MSP that's it. How stupid SY management are? Q Passeng...

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by freakyrat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?
Replies: 29
Views: 5973

Re: Q400 vs Embraer 175-E2: Death of The Quiet One?

Personally, I vastly prefer the Q400 over the Embraer, I just think it’s a more comfortable ride, and it’s great for bags, gate check, no waiting around. In Canada, it has a pretty strong following, and we still have a significant number of CRJ100/200s and classic dash 8s that need replacement. It’...

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by freakyrat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10077

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Flair Airlines has put into service their first aircraft painted in the new livery. Thoughts? Aircraft (C-FLRS) one of 2 former Alaska Airlines 737-400's that were added to the Flair fleet this past October. https://imageshack.com/i/poDiGEAhj As per https://worldairlinenews.com/2017/12/26/flair-air...

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by freakyrat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 9103

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

SBN just issued a 300 page PDF file for the complete replacement of all airport signage. This appears to be a massive project and may entail paved sholders on all runways and taxiways relocation of all Runway and Taxiway lighting. Painting of all IATA compliant pavement markings etc. and what appea...

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by freakyrat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA starting ACY??
Replies: 17
Views: 3400

Re: Is AA starting ACY??

deltaffindfw wrote:
You can't read into what's the suggestions are on AA.com. Look up Wilmington. It shows NC, DE, the cargo hub in OH AND a rail station. They must use a database of all codes.


Yes, A former served city South Bend, Indiana SBN was left in their database but they are returning to South Bend Jun 7th.

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