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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US impose new restrictions in Visa Waiver/ESTA nations
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: US impose new restrictions in Visa Waiver/ESTA nations

What the US needs to do ( and should have done 15 years ago) is establish exit border controls like just about every other nation I've traveled to. Checking to see who is leaving would better inform the CBP who exactly is overstaying their visa. Why the US government refuses to do this I don't know...

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by LAXintl
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US impose new restrictions in Visa Waiver/ESTA nations
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

US impose new restrictions in Visa Waiver/ESTA nations

Much overdue changes being imposed on the 38 nations that participate in the VWP/ESTA programs. There has long been concern that bad actors could utilize fact of having friendly passports to gain easy entry into the US. US Adds New Requirements for Visa Waiver Countries https://www.voanews.com/a/us-...

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by LAXintl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 6817

Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

Less than daily service starting "late 2018" per press release. Open for sale early 2018. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/flying-kangaroo-meets-jolly-jumbuck-as-first-dreamliner-service-takes-off-to-la/ = There was rumor that AA might look to do MEL from LAX, but with thei...

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by LAXintl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today
Replies: 25
Views: 2406

Re: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today

Why? Its not like they "want" more passengers. Passenger volume is still down over 30% from pre-recession highs. Airport has found general public, especially outside of California, had no clue where Bob Hope Burbank airport was located, so with the rebrand its hoped awareness increases, a...

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by LAXintl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

SF Express to build China's first "Memphis" type express cargo hub

SF Airlines and the Hubei provincial government signed a cooperation agreement that will develop “Hubei International Logistics Key Hub Project,”, China’s first Memphis style global freight hub. The new airport will become the first express-focused "cargo airport” in Asia. SF Express announced ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today
Replies: 25
Views: 2406

Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today

Today was the official brand relaunch of Burbank Airport ( covered in previous thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=606005 ) as Hollywood Burbank Airport. The airport previously known as Bob Hope Burbank Airport decided to rebrand in an effort to increase the airport's recognition o...

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by LAXintl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 17563

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

The manner the Star alliance governance works is that an airline needs to be invited and sponsored by an existing member and all members must vote unanimously accept the applicant. The larger the alliance gets, the harder it can be to find unanimity amongst members. Also if it matters the current CE...

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by LAXintl
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 77
Views: 12457

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

DOT update the procedural timeline to give airlines additional time to make any further adjustments on their request due to DL return of its 6-weekly frequencies used JFK-HAV route. New timeline: Petitions for Reconsideration of this Order: December 15, 2017 Answers to Petitions: December 19, 2017 N...

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 70
Views: 7193

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

Host of route announcements due tomorrow (Thursday)

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 353
Views: 63240

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Congrats to Airbus, but yes I think the potential negative political optics about this need to be considered now that "America first" mantra is a priority in D.C.

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL
Replies: 17
Views: 4645

Re: Cathay buys back Air Hong Kong; signs 15-year cargo deal with DHL

https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/dhl- ... agreement/

Separately, DHL announced a €335 mil expansion of its HKG hub facilities to be completed in 2022.
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And new DHL-AHK deal through 2033 signed.

DHL, Air Hong Kong sign 15-year block-space agreement
https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/dhl- ... agreement/

Separately, DHL announced a €335 mil expansion of its HKG hub facilities to be completed in 2022.

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 20616

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Press release United Airlines adds the South Pacific's Most Stunning Tropical Paradise to its Growing List of New Routes http://newsroom.united.com/2017-12-13-United-Airlines-adds-the-South-Pacifics-Most-Stunning-Tropical-Paradise-to-its-Growing-List-of-New-Routes Seasonal Oct. 30, 2018, through Mar...

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 20616

Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

https://twitter.com/united/status/940719242214821888
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Company teased upcoming route announcement planned for Wednesday

"We're announcing a new international route tomorrow - our 13th of the year! Any guesses on where our #B787 might take you?

https://twitter.com/united/status/940719242214821888

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 10937

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

commavia wrote:
In politics, it's ultimately all a numbers game.


:checkmark:

It really comes down to fact that any harm incurred by US airlines it rather meager in the comparison to the huge economic activity and consumer benefit the ME3 generates in return for the US..

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 98
Views: 10937

Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

The Trump administration for the moment won't look to renegotiate aviation agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, dealing a blow to U.S. airlines that want a harder line against what they feel are unfair subsidies being paid to state-run competitors. The State Department outlined its pl...

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18261

Re: United ending Xian

These local governments secure subsidies, do a roadshow around the US visiting the US3 with guaranteed profitability for between 18 and 30 months if they serve the route nonstop, and someone bites (United, in this case and all others to date). Actually, the process is when marketing subsidy is avai...

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5632

Hainan to further grow US service; codeshare with AS + B6 in 2018

Pubin Liang, regional managing director of Hainan Airlines in the US says the carrier is seeking to grow US network including striving to get new flying rights from Shanghai to major US cities along with growing its portfolio of successful routes from secondary China markets. For the first 9-months ...

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico
Replies: 17
Views: 3489

Re: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1347737
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No surprise. Synergy Group purchased 49% stake in Aeromar last year and piggybacking on the Avianca branding likely a good move.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1347737

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order

GSPSPOT wrote:
Not to sound dense, but can anything be done with EA2.0's intellectual property and leased aircraft? Other than sell it/them off that is?


Swift told the DOT they intend to utilize the Eastern branding on certain charters including all Cuba flying.

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51987

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Keep in mind the circumstances surrounding many routes are quite different in 2018 then before. For example, HKG was flown by costly and large 744 in 2008 when fuel spiked to $145/bbl. FRA was cut part of 2008/2009 global economic slow down. CDG was consolidated at SFO and probably was not flown by ...

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51987

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Yes a new old longhaul route should be announced for summer 2018.

Also by late Q1 the T7/8 terminal renovation project ends and will finally give UA access to all 21 gates.

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order

Strange story. Swift did not acquire EA nor the order. All Swift acquired was intellectual property rights of EA 2.0, and separately picked up the lease on a pair of 738s.
Eastern 2.0 is a dead corporation, and its assets and debts and nothing to do with Swift.

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 494
Views: 122346

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Allegedly, the LH offer is €300mil for a core fleet of about 60 aircraft with an option on another 60. Apparently on sticking point is LH on wants to acquire the airline operational unit of AZ, but not many of its support divisions like ground handling, maintenance, etc which would mean job losses. ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18261

Re: United ending Xian

I see it more as a refutation of previous network managements long term China play strategy.
New team wants faster/safer results and not carry loss making routes too long as they wait for the eggs to hatch one day.

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 18261

United ending Xian

Announced today, Xian service will not be back for summer 2018. Will removed from sked and GDS sales over the weekend. The company says route did not mature with forecast corporate traffic and its overall performance was not meeting expectations. = Maybe secondary China was not the panacea UA once t...

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 77
Views: 12457

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Updated applications are in:

AA - 16 weekly MIA-HAV (2 daily + 2 additional Saturday flights)
B6 - 6 weekly FLL-HAV, 1 weekly BOS-HAV, 7 weekly TPA-HAV, 7 weekly JFK-HAV, 7 weekly EWR-HAV
DL - 7 weekly MIA-HAV
WN - 7 weekly FLL-HAV
UA(Mesa) - 6 weekly IAH-HAV

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta returns Cuba frequencies
Replies: 14
Views: 5385

Delta returns Cuba frequencies

Effective February 1, 2018, Delta will return 6 weekly Havana frequencies and result reduce JFK-Havana service to once-weekly Saturday only.

DL says it has experienced "low demand for travel to Cuba from areas outside of South Florida."

OST-2016-0021

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: United in talks to invest in ExpressJet
Replies: 12
Views: 2804

Bloomberg: United in talks to invest in ExpressJet

Not sure how or why United thinks it will make lemonade out of the loss-making lemons of ExpressJet. In 2016 reported loss was $300mil. Though its likely good news for Skywest with its stock up as much as 3.5% today on the news Also ironic fact that ExpressJet was for nearly 2 decades owned by Conti...

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Nov 2017 Traffic Update
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: United's Nov 2017 Traffic Update

And whats the point?

We know UA is growing while rest of industry is moderating capacity more.

Be more interesting to see how their PRASM and Yield performed with the added capacity, though unfortunately they no longer report it on monthly basis.

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by LAXintl
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3660

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Its one thing to utilize Tijuana for domestic Mexico flights to save a little money (remember one still has to pay to use the bridge), it wholly another thing to believe people will go to Mexico en masse to access longhaul international services to 3rd nations. Frankly, the notion of going to Mexico...

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google vs. Amazon Feud Grows: No YouTube on FireTV
Replies: 14
Views: 4972

Re: Google vs. Amazon Feud Grows: No YouTube on FireTV

I never understood why companies would allow cross-party apps of competitors on each others devices.
To me a Google device should be built around the Google family of products and service, while an Amazon one should highlight the world of Amazon. Why bother to host or show off competitor products.

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to shut down OpenSkies in 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: British Airways to shut down OpenSkies in 2018

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1379845

Part of IAG opening ORY base for LEVEL
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News posted last week

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1379845

Part of IAG opening ORY base for LEVEL

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Premium Economy
Replies: 10
Views: 3116

Re: United Premium Economy

United publicly stated they were reviewing the premium economy concept and likely would have a decision by the end of the year. Having said that, I fully expect them to come up with something more than their current E+ offering now that AA and DL have formally launched their premium economy products...

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by LAXintl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Terminal 7 Renovations. When completed?
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: LAX Terminal 7 Renovations. When completed?

The core of the project will wrap up in the coming weeks (late January), with some follow-on items scheduled to be completed in Q2 2018.

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 56
Views: 11090

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

How are they "funding" the 789 flights from IAH to SYD and from IAD to MUC? I guess MUC only needs 1 frame, so it can just travel back and forth across the Atlantic, but SYD will need 2 frames, so it looks like thay would need to schedule some sort of domestic flight from either LAX or SF...

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?
Replies: 151
Views: 10733

Re: Trump about to further destabilize the Middle East?

In 1995 (during Clinton administration) Congress passed law that required the relocation of US Embassy to Israel's capital of Jerusalem by 1999 The implementation of this law was delayed as presidents were able to issue short ongoing 6-month waivers. What is being reported is that Trump will no long...

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 7704

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

-So, I keep seeing the TK Morgan Freeman "Widen Your World" spot with subtitles over and over again on TV here in NYC. How effective these commercials where US citizens can't get a Turkish visa any longer, I wonder. For transit pax? Bigger question, does TK run these ads in any other coun...

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 13104

Re: French Blue to change its name

AAvgeek744 wrote:
This must be recent. Today's airlineroute indicated a one time French Blue ORY-SFO-PPT and back service.


Airlineroute obviously not up to speed. If they would bother to read the DOT application they reference, the company name listed is "French"

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by LAXintl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 7704

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2017

aldrigsomandre wrote:
According to this article, SAW is trying to get MH or D7.


Its natural move since SAW largest shareholder is Malaysian Airports Holdings

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 26319

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

Not just public opinion, I am sure many US manufacturers (Boeing, GE, etc), airports, travel groups, etc very quickly contacted their Congressional representatives. The ME3 alone generate lots of US jobs.

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3660

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

CBX has really zero to do with the airlines, its all up to the passenger. A flight would be to Mexico, and then passenger would choose instead of entering Mexican immigration to head to the skywalk bridge, pay their $16 one-way fee to cross and clear US CBP instead. On return its basically the rever...

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by LAXintl
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Downloading ticket data in bulk
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Downloading ticket data in bulk

Airline pricing is very dynamic and changes constantly.

In the US the airline clearing house APTCO alone processes 3.9 million fare changes a day!

No sooner than you create a list, will the pricing information have changed.

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by LAXintl
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears
Replies: 15
Views: 3506

Re: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears

As posted in the move thread, Mokulele attributed the move to BUR from LAX on cost and congestion. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1370949 However for whatever reason they were blind to the fact the entire premise of being able to make lots of beyond connections on the LA end would la...

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by LAXintl
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delay Coding
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

Re: Delay Coding

Generally, the station ops agent inputs the code based on information they gather from the various local departments. If a delay is assigned to a dept, then they are responsible to write a report. For reference, while US airlines like to endlessly customize codes, IATA has a standard set of them whi...

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by LAXintl
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears
Replies: 15
Views: 3506

Re: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears

Yes I heard the last flight was on Thursday.
The move to BUR was total nonsense as many of us had well predicted when announced late summer.

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by LAXintl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 44
Views: 1519

Re: Net Neutrality

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 7961A1.pdf

Lots of meaningless hysteria that needs to be dispelled.

The internet thrived pre-2015 and will do so again.
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How about Myth vs. Fact. Q&A

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 7961A1.pdf

Lots of meaningless hysteria that needs to be dispelled.

The internet thrived pre-2015 and will do so again.

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by LAXintl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

AAvgeek744 wrote:

United Express flies CR7's to MMH. Unless there is an operational issue that it can't handle E75s, I would assume they'd use those.


MMH has a maximum 79ft wingspan limitation. CR7 just makes it at 76 feet. The E175 sans winglets is 85 while enhanced wingtip version which QX has is 94ft.

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by LAXintl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 DFW-PAE AAL9670 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: AA 777 DFW-PAE AAL9670 Question

AA has contract maintenance performed at Paine.

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by LAXintl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 26319

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

https://twitter.com/airlinewriter/statu ... 37/photo/1
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Per US Travel Association the just passed Senate bill does not include the airline tax provision.


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https://twitter.com/airlinewriter/statu ... 37/photo/1

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