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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: 1001

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: 990

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: 4679

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: 4679

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: 1119

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: 6554

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: 4430

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: 57
Views: 8106

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: 4430

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: 1097

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: 9103

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: 15999

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: 696

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: 1325

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: 1325

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: 1131

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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by Web500sjc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 3087

Re: Air Transat to test WheelTug system to taxi between runway and terminal

Video of what is proposed. http://media.wheeltug.com/video/The_WheelTug_Files_720p.mp4 I see that the company has FAA :checkmark: http://www.wheeltug.com/pr/pr_20170110.php Time to buy some shares perhaps? WheelTug is around since years. I could swear I heard about them the first time nearly 10 yea...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL/UA Fleet Rotation Question
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: DL/UA Fleet Rotation Question

All the flights require 2 aircraft at a minimum to operate daily, the flights are all over 12 hours in length, so your talking about the aircraft being out of the US for 30 hours, and being unable to operate the next days flight. With SFO-TLV-EWR-TLV-SFO, of the flight is timed right you may be able...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11904

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

That and RVR is down to 600-700. Probably the main reason EDV diverted since that’s way below their mins. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk As if that's an 9E problem. That's Cat 3 category level ILS. Very few regional airlines are equipped for that Generally CAT II and CAT III approaches are proh...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule
Replies: 28
Views: 7515

Re: great article about flight attendants and the 60ft rule

chornedsnorkack wrote:
It was allegedly a notable design constraint on A380.



And the A346....

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7811

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

Jayafe wrote:
Andre3K wrote:
Since when is passenger comfort a driving force behind airline buying decisions?


Since passengers can vote with their wallets?

and passengers overwhelming vote for cheaper prices with their wallet

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by Web500sjc
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: IFR fix question

The new arrivals into ATL from the southwest and south east are names after tolkien characters and Star Wars perehenialia, respectively.

SHYRE FRDDO BLLBO BGGNS SMAWG HOBBT.


TYFTR NEWHP DTSTR WOKIE JJEDI


There used to be the SMOOV arrival into ATL

HOWRR.YORRR.RIDEZ.NICCE.AAAND.SMOOV

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by Web500sjc
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s
Replies: 26
Views: 6249

Re: Bombardier announces UFO order for 6+6 CRJ900’s

WWads wrote:
My wild guess is DL. They really want the 50-seaters gone, and they already have a good relationship with the pending CS100 order.

If it’s DL it would be to replace current 700s, 900s or E-jets only. The CRJ 900 can’t replace a 200 in terms of scope clause.

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44588

Re: Power outage in ATL

But at the same time, ATL would be nothing without Delta. Atlanta would still be a top 10 metro in the US, have a geographical advantage in the region, and have a world class airport design. To even suggest they would fall off of the list of top airports in the US is mind boggling. Ask how it worke...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Holdings purchases Island Air Assets
Replies: 74
Views: 5541

Re: Hawaiian Holdings purchases Island Air Assets

The purchase of the air operations certificate may be as simple as not allowing another company to gain access to the certificate. Beyond the general difficulty in gaining the certification, each certificate is different- and allows different operations based off what the operator has been willing t...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44588

Re: Power outage in ATL

Delta in no way caused this, but their response was very poor and disorganized. NOTHING against the hard working line staff, but management didn't seem to have a disaster plan for a total hub shut down. Communications to customers has been unacceptable, re-booking systems were not working(people to...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44588

Re: Power outage in ATL

There are minimal non electric exits form the domestic areas.... on F concourse the exit is controlled by subway style moving gates (electric) on the T side it’s either a electric revolving door or a 3 story escalator.

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by Web500sjc
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 59
Views: 19590

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

It’s still sitting in BQK, behind the Omega Birds and the old AS 737- Combi Birds, hasn’t moved in months.

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by Web500sjc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29357

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

The CS300 didn’t just fly down to ATL, it parked under the “FLY DELTA JETS” sign...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 5154

Re: A320, autopilot soon after takeoff

I'll add my traditional nitpick. On both Airbus and Boeing the levers are thrust levers , not throttles. There's nothing to actually "throttle" like on a piston engine. If you say "throttles" in an Airbus course you'll be corrected rather forcefully. :D The thrust automation on ...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 24992

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Why was my post removed ? and keeping members misinformed ? I provided a link & the quotes stating this was due to the police doing their job after the passenger filed charges with Airport Police on grounds that a corpulent Frenchman in the middle seat had been sleeping into her space & the...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chief Pilot Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: Chief Pilot Questions

3). Do Chief Pilots with large airlines (AA, BA, JL...etc) with diversified fleets need to be rated in their fleet's heavy jets? 4). Of course Chief Pilots have to fly X numbers of month so when they do is the person in the right seat usually a captain? 3. I worked at an airline where the chief pil...

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by Web500sjc
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 227
Views: 40681

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

The compas 20 already count against AA scope, they could be shuffled around AE with or without the reduction in “large RJs”

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by Web500sjc
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: ATTN SEA Spotters. DL 747 inbound!

Any reason for the crew change?

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by Web500sjc
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SNA still see the 757?
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Does SNA still see the 757?

All DL flights between SNA and ATL are 757, and those flights are often payload restricted going SNA-ATL. All the UPS flights are 757s but they may upsize during peak in November and December to a A310. All Fedex flights are A310. AA may occasionally sub a 757 in from PHX or DFW. And UA hasn’t sent ...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 12909

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

No, the pilots at Delta, United and AA, should push to move the weight and seat limit lower. Force mainline to fly the product that's being used as a non-regional airplane. Anything larger than a 50 seater, should be at mainline. That's fine too. As long as there's a clear line, either below MRJ/E2...

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by Web500sjc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.
Replies: 120
Views: 15410

Re: AA finally admits that Basic Economy is nothing more than a fare increase.

IPFreely wrote:
Where is this so-called admission?



If you read the article you would notice the quote of Isom “Basic economy is not a price cut”

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by Web500sjc
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14457

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

This whole "service animal" thing is completely out of control. More and more people are abusing this. Service animals were for people with serious physical restrictions like blindness. Now today they are given out like candy. I feel sad when I am alone so I should have a service animal. ...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 51877

Kingston FIR outage

According to The FAA OIS current operations plan, https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/ the Kingston FIR is currently experiencing a compleatle outage. KIN and MBJ are not accepting any arrivals and flights filed through the airspace are need 10 minutes in trail spacing, so they can expect holding of up to a...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 18957

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

From personal observation, a 747 burns 20,000 to 24,000 lbs of fuel an hour in cruise at $3/gal = $12,000/hr Captain cost $450/hr (330 pay, 120 in employment costs like 401k, Health insurance etc.) First Officer $330/hr (226 Pay, 104 in employment costs) 10(?) flight attendants $90/hr (60 in pay, $3...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Re: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?

Why replace a small, regional airport that doesn't need replacing with a large, expensive one built on a man made island in radioactive water that sit along a major fault line and constant tsunami threat? Doesn't seem very logical. It's bad enough if there was a tsunami LAX is on the beach. LAX may...

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by Web500sjc
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15869

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

So a guy flies for a commuter carrier only to build time so he cn get to the 'Big Leagues." Then as a new hire he goes right seat, then 6 months later left seat? Realistically, how competent is he to be in charge of a plane 6 months off the street? No thanks, safety factor just decreased. I wi...

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by Web500sjc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12259

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Due to the "material" effect of LCCs Norwegian and WOW over the North Atlantic, American will respond with an unbundled basic economy product on some North Atlantic routes, as per an interview with American SVP-revenue management Don Casey published today by Aviation Daily and featured on...

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by Web500sjc
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24731

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

It's in likely that the airplane was actually grounded, more likely is that the FAA said those seats were unable to be occupied without the correct seatbelt tag or being made "inoperative/MELd". Sounds like some of those improper seat belts were on crew seats, so the financial hit may have...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 18730

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

happens all the time now in the USA, on an iPhone

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11596

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

9L/27R and 9R/27L at DTW, only ever seen them used as taxiways, they are actually NOTAMed as needing n 45 min prior notice in order to use one or the other.

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by Web500sjc
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 112479

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

All this discussion about the Why the DOT awarded AA the slot over DL and DL forcing AA to start has been hashed out. At some point AA has to start the route in order for there to be competition in the Far East. How long is it acceptable for AA to sit on the authorities when another airline is sayin...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4145

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

The FAA has initiated new routes to avoid the ZDC airspace. Florida ATL, and CLT to the NE (NYC and BOS) has been rerouted to the ROD (Rosewood) VOR, just north of Dayton, OH to avoid ZDC. all arrivals into the NE airports that would have gone over DC have been rerouted north to ROD...so that area w...

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by Web500sjc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 4145

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

Potamac Tracon should be able to take arrivals that come in from the north but according the FAA OIS, ZDC (Washington DC Center) has put a stop on all new departures to all ZDC airports for the time being. ZDC starts just south of PHL and extends down the seaboard to NC/SC state line and as far west...

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by Web500sjc
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 10049

Re: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open

Just keep TXL open in a limited capacity....

Maybe 5-10 commercial slots an hour and unlimited non airline traffic. Like an LCY

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