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by Web500sjc
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is the shutdown affecting you? How is it affecting your operations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

Re: How is the shutdown affecting you? How is it affecting your operations?

One unseen impact is the certification and recertification of aviation professionals. The Airman certification branch in OKC is on furlough, so it is becoming very hard to conduct checkrides for new pilots, mechanics and dispatchers- and those pilots that were certified prior to the shutdown are sti...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6885

Re: Alitalia To Cancel A321neo Order

I’m sure whatever the fines are, the Italian government will pay...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3206

Re: New York City Aviation Thread - 2019

aemoreira1981 wrote:


You also have the BCS1 operation for Delta starting the end of this month.

What is BCS1?

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19219

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Asking for this now would make the new slot allocation all about gauge and airline and remove cities From the decision process.

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by Web500sjc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19219

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Were the frequencies awarded to DL because they were to MSP/SEA/DTW or were they awarded to DL because the DOT wanted to maintain pairity between the airline alliances?

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by Web500sjc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?
Replies: 39
Views: 8495

Re: Delta’s A330-900neo Business Class product?

The latest 777 back from refitting also has Comfort+ and Premium Select. FYI. It ahs Premium Select but do you have a source backing the Comfort +? Non of the other 777s have it, nor did I hear any plans about them getting it... Further confirmation that there is no Comfort+ on the retrofitted 777s...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9831

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Uh oh. Is SkyWest bleeding right now? Do they need the cash or did United approach them? I think it was more to do with the employees (pilots) loosing faith in OO management. The pilots union just signed a new contract that gave OO 3 months to sell ExpressJet or else the contract would re open, the...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 3487

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates

vatveng wrote:
Every time I've connected at LGA the last several years I've had to ride a bus to a remote stand to board a CRJ.


LGA gates c12/13/14 are bus gates to the blast fence on the far side of Concourse D. Based of the construction at LGA, those gates have less than 2 years until there is a jet bridge.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 2693

Re: Q for pax airline pilots...

... if the cargo airline is reporting moderate turbulance, it carries a bit more woeght. Especially because they fly larger aircraft.

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by Web500sjc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Double Diversion
Replies: 11
Views: 3757

Re: Double Diversion

The forecast for this event was very uncertain, because of where the freezing line was forcasted to be. I think they moved aircraft out of the SE because of expected Freezing rain (much more difficult to de ice than snow). The thinking was that ATL could possibly get some ice this morning, and there...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36298

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

The 270 @10 call was made only 1 to 2 minutes before the accident, per the liveatc recording. Does Southwest have a maximum allowable tailwind regardless of how bad the weather is for their 737s? Yes SW has a max allowable tailwind component- I’m not sure what it is, but I have seen them land on a ...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Excess baggage embargoes
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Excess baggage embargoes

Generally excess baggage embargo’s are placed on specific routes that are often at the maximum performance of the aircraft or where the customary number and size of bags will be larger or heavier than the airplane could allow. For instance alone DL flights to EWY limit passengers to a single checked...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL use everything from 737 to A330 for ATL TO JFK.
Replies: 30
Views: 5598

Re: Why DL use everything from 737 to A330 for ATL TO JFK.

There are 3 reasons DL may use all those aircraft (1) Mostly revenue position flights to move the widebodues between thier hubs, (2) moving large amounts of cargo and (3) providing a premium first class seat for travelers who may be continueing on to long haul flights. As far as seat count, the 757-...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 17705

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Makes a lot of sense. Listening to the ATC recording here, while the tone of the controller's voice did not change, he did give the updated weather conditions twice. By reiterating it a second time, it's sorta almost hinting at a 'are you nuts?'. But as mentioned up the thread, if they only had tha...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 10217

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

How about some of the Australian operators on vintage 100-120seaters? There a dozens of Fokker 100s, Avro RJs and Boeing 717 flying in Australia (although my impression is that those operatirs are happy to keep them flying for the foreseeable future). Not sure on this, they would need to be going V...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 62
Views: 19290

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

One has to question how much longer international first class will be around if BA are not putting it on thier new flagship.

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by Web500sjc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 26311

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

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stlgph wrote:
Unless I'm missing something, that's a hella tight turn at Seattle.
Be a lot of fun to watch the crews flip the plane in that timespan.

That is the departure from Singapore and the departure from Seattle. They haven’t said when the flights arrive.

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by Web500sjc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 7564

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

kitplane01 wrote:
Why does SNA have a passenger cap and not a movement cap? If the point is to reduce noise .. a per airplane cap might work better. So what is the passenger cap's goal? And is this the best way to get that goal?



SNA has both a passenger cap and a movement cap.

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by Web500sjc
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights
Replies: 12
Views: 6562

Re: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights

Not really new, they've done similar before. Also keep in mind in the last year, DL has (1) started and then later (2) increased service on LAX-CDG, so AF also has that to contend with in terms of scheduling/capacity as well as the competition: LAX ties with JFK as the only airport in the States th...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 4114

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

I think HA is planing to “serve” the SNa market via LGB, In all reality, you are proposing that HA buy a sub set of aircraft to serve one route. There is nowhere else that the 319N would be needed, and to my knowledge the 319N is not much cheaper to operate than 321N. The only airline that I know of...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 13425

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

I'm familiar with O'Hare which has a series of chasing lights (I'm sure there is an official name for them) that extend several hundred meter in front of an active runway. These make it utterly apparent where the runway is. Does SFO not have these lights because of the bay? Looking at Google maps t...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13870

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

Delta probably doesn’t have enough spare engines to slap a new pair on while a set goes out to NZ for overhaul. So they are probably planing some other more intensive MX and parking members of the fleet while the engines are away.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5058

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Each Aviation authority has different requirements on augmented Vs unaugmented flights- for instance, BA may be able to fly LHR-ORD with 2 pilots vs UA who needs 3 pilots because of a difference between FAA and EASA regulations.

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by Web500sjc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2627

Re: Round Headhouses

And now to make everyone shudder... Terminal A and Terminal B at EWR have round concourses.

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by Web500sjc
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8301

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Get a grip - what fine? How can any Indian court levy a fine for an alleged incident that happened in LONDON ? Please explain how that works. Because BA operates to India and they have to abide by Indian laws if they want to continue to operate to India. If the passenger moves court on the basis of...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 16266

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I'm just going to take a WAG here. They send them there because they can fill them? They're able to make money on the routing, so why not max out the revenue and send as large a plane as possible with as many seats as possible? The fact that other airlines may not send identically sized airplanes t...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 11810

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

E175-E2 isn't in scope for any US carrier, it's overweight. I wonder why UA didn't wait for the E175-E2. Were the CR7's so much in need of replacement? I realise the E2 version is a little bit larger than the E1, but still should be way more efficient. And surely UA must have had a great deal with ...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12588

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

AHN and MCN have both had scheduled passenger service in the past, and CSG is on the fringe of 90 minutes (Google Map shows it at 1:26 from the airport, and 1:28 from Downtown). True, but that was in the past. And CSG's only flight is to ATL, which defeats the point of driving to an alternate. If y...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 and cockpit commonality?
Replies: 16
Views: 3085

Re: A220 and cockpit commonality?

Surely It does not matter what the computer programs in their black boxes are doing behind the scenes. It should be relatively simple to get them to deliver to pilots fingers identical flight characteristics. The difference would then be just the detailed physical layouts of the cockpits, and its c...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 48702

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Wow, I wonder how the announcement will affect the pilot vote that is about to start. When those C series rates were announced, they were theoretical- now they are attached to real aircraft, makes the rates matter more to the pilots.

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by Web500sjc
Wed May 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 29
Views: 5301

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

It depends on the airline and logistics of the flights... For instance UAs “Island Hopper” is run augmented with 2 crews and a 5 day layover in HNL. The A flight crew does all the hops except the last one to HNL- where they switch with the crew who has been sitting in first the whole time. Then both...

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by Web500sjc
Sun May 20, 2018 9:09 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: 11000

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

[twoid][/twoid] It’s loaded as a 737-700 both directions on the dates I checked. Great, but how long does DTW have to wait for a logical SJC add? Any time now.. The route has been Flown and dropped a few times. I believe NW flew it on and off pre-DL merger. I believe DL flew it as well. Can anyone ...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 6102

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

As a part of the “deal” to close EV from DL flying, OO is buying 30 E175SCs to replace the 30 CRJ 700s EV had, as a result those E175s at OO are covering the former EV routes out of LGA.

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by Web500sjc
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 16005

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

LGB is hampered by the amount of slots available, and its location. There just aren’t enough slots In total to make a compelling operation, and the airport is stuck in between 2 other, more robust airports. To people from the south, the airport is more convienent than LAX, but less convenient than S...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?

Landing on 27R and 35 in PHL has a arrival rate of 60 an hour in good visibility, but it deops to 42 an hour when the visibility starts to fall. Landing on 9R and 17 has an arrival rate of 48 an hour in good weather and in bad weather. Then both configurations fall together. But yes visibility can d...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Name required on a passenger airliner?
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Name required on a passenger airliner?

There are some rules that prohibit posing as a different company/carrier. For instance all the regional operators have thier names on the airplane in much smaller print, and the ticket clearly says “(Airline Connection/express) operated by (Regional Airline)”

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by Web500sjc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 4922

Re: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

I didn’t mean to white wash it, I just tried to be as politically correct as possible and use the vaguest description in the headline.

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by Web500sjc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 4922

AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/03/aa-pil ... ew-member/


Sounds like an AA pilot has been charged with assault in GRU... arguing over the placement of the jet bridge.
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https://thepointsguy.com/2018/03/aa-pil ... ew-member/


Sounds like an AA pilot has been charged with assault in GRU... arguing over the placement of the jet bridge.

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by Web500sjc
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost to return to airport
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re: Cost to return to airport

Generally, in a diversion, the first priority is to take care of the immediate issue, and then to worry about the continuation of the flight afterward the problem has been handled. But rarely are flights diverting to the nearest airport, most likely the nearest online or significant airport.

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by Web500sjc
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 6874

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

At least in the US, the thing that separates the good de-ice hubs from the bad ones have to do with the location and centralization of the de-ice facility. Generally- DTW, MSP, YUL, YYZ have large deice facilities that out of the way and are near the runways allowing a plane that has been de iced to...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 4673

Re: simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

People in this thread like the word "simultaneous" -- they use it to mean "happening a minute or two apart", like takeoffs at SFO. Would a 757 landing at LGA ever accept a LAHSO, if asked? LGA doesn’t seam to be approved for LAHSO operations, there are no charted LAHSO lines on ...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture
Replies: 67
Views: 11252

Re: AA and QF re-file for Joint Venture

What? AA/QF has no competition from any JV's between the US and Australia. NZ is pretty close, but the only one between the US and Australia is AA/QF. Huh? DL/VA is a JV between the USA and Australia. QF on its own provides just as many seats between LAX and Australia as DL/VA provides between the ...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 4673

Re: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

It is a dangerous practice done in the USA. If you are landing you should have the airspace in continuance of your runway free to be able to go around. Nobody should be able to cross into that airspace while you do the landing and perhaps need to go around. What I have seen at traffic direction on ...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question re: UA's LAX FIS
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Question re: UA's LAX FIS

T5 also had/has FIS... at least it did when delta was there.

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by Web500sjc
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 9330

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

It's a flight of about 1h 25m. So what if a baby is crying? These things happen, you should expect it and put up with it or buy a first class ticket. Generally I don’t expect someone to want to sit next to a baby for any amount of time- but if they don’t want to sit next to the baby, that person sh...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16324

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

Any more news?

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by Web500sjc
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regular Opposite Direction Operations
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Regular Opposite Direction Operations

ASE does it also as a standard operation.

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by Web500sjc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA Noise Abatement Procedure
Replies: 29
Views: 2052

Re: SNA Noise Abatement Procedure

I think all the airplanes use a noise abatement profile at SNA, but it’s the “standard noise abatement profile” (NADP-1/ NADP-2)... not the severe noise abatement profile of the past where power was drastically reduced. Now it’s a reduction to normal climb power, and a continued climb with delayed f...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA Noise Abatement Procedure
Replies: 29
Views: 2052

Re: SNA Noise Abatement Procedure

I recently flew on a Compass E75 out of SNA. I was excited like always to experience the usual SNA takeoff but to my surprise and disappointment, no noise abatement procedure was done. I've had several flights out of SNA on other airlines/aircraft so I knew what to expect from a passenger perspecti...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: What's each airlines lowest flight number's destination?

AC 1 YYZ-NRT
AS 1 DCA-SEA
BA 1 LCY-SNN-JFK
B6 1 JFK-FLL
DL 1 LHR-JFK
NZ 1 LHR-LAX-AKL
VS 1 LHR-EWR
QF 1 SYD-DXB-LHR
SQ 1 HKG-SIN
WN 1 DAL-HOU-SAN (at this point)

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