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by diverdave
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southwest at CVG?
Replies: 16
Views: 1749

Re: Future of Southwest at CVG?

A lot of this is in pie-in-the-sky. When it was announced that WN was going to start CVG people on here were taking about 10-15 destinations. Places like DAL, HOU, OAK. The more measured folks knew Southwest is very slow to expand and always starts small. Sure enough CVG opened only with links to B...

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by diverdave
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43447

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Whalejet wrote:
EK 380 routes that are "Hub-Point"

DXB-BHM


The good folks of Alabama greatly look forward to the A380 gracing the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport. :)

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11156

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $1000+ annual dividend paid to state residents. I looked up the numbers at wikipedia,...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7057

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

FabDiva wrote:
Why did the US Majors acquire 757s that can't make the Westbound Atlantic Crossing in similar conditions.


The 757s were acquired for domestic service, not TATL service.

Some credit Glen Hauenstein for starting TATL services with the 757.

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11156

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This proposed budget is nothing more than the barbarians attacking civilization. Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $100...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11156

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Eliminating EAS would cut off extreme Northwestern California/Southwestern Oregon, if CEC loses it's service. We're 300 miles or so from PDX and 350 miles north of SFO. Among other issues, people from here have to travel for medical care, including chemo. 8 hours on the highway is too much for peop...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38709

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Also DL was technically under different management at the time, although most of the current management was around in power positions. Maybe Richard Anderson had a different vision of the future DL than Ed Bastian has. I think the folks at the Trainer refinery would agree with your observation here...

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by diverdave
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43447

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

SQ will be the first airline to retire the first A380: 9V-SKA, MSN 003. Funnily, MH expressed interest... for their new pilgrim airline... That would be a turnaround, I didn't see that coming :D When will the MSN003 be retired, should be turning 10 But the conclusion is, that we simply don't know h...

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by diverdave
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12346

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Delta may have mainline to Atlanta, but they only have 5 flights a day, on no bigger than a CR7, to anywhere else. If I had to guess, lack of other connecting options might be what gives Delta mainline to Atlanta. AA has flights to Dallas, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, and apparently soon Chicago as wel...

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by diverdave
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43447

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Malaysia Airlines and Airbus are exploring a 720 seat configuration for the A380. Perhaps Airbus is looking at this right now. Source? Seeing everything coming out of MH in the past years, I thought they are moving their fleet in the opposite direction of the 380. There is a source for that. MH jus...

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by diverdave
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12346

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Seems like the rivalry at ORD between AA and UA is heating up.. Announced today internally, AA will add 7 markets at ORD effective July 5th. o Birmingham, AL . I was going to post that WN and DL own BHM, but it turns out that AA has a bigger operation there than I thought running around a 23% share...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 119
Views: 9630

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

How is JetBlue "full of themselves"? I'd go with this quote from the AJC article. In a letter last June, JetBlue's vice president of network planning, Dave Clark, wrote to Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Roosevelt Council that "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the ...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10379

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

Wait...what? An in-flight call with company reps? Was this just the general customer service number? Are there in-flight customer service reps standing by to assist me? How often does the crew pass an in-flight passenger to customer service to resolve an issue? That's the part that makes my head sp...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 119
Views: 9630

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

This thread has been up for moments.. and the delta fan boys have started with how Delta can do no wrong.. Interesting. actually, there hasn't been one DL fanboy posting on this thread yet saying how DL can do no wrong. Your just trying to stir the pot. Some folks have argued quite successfully tha...

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by diverdave
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15278

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Tomorrow Boeing will roll out the 737-9. The latest 737 version is a 2.6m stretch over the 737-8 MAX being test flown as we speak. It will offer superior efficiency compared to it predecessor the 737-900ER. The 737 has come a long way since the roll out of the 737-100 slightly more then 50 years ag...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 8921

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

DEN-HSV is 1,048 miles (statute) and blocked as 3hr and 17min for the westbound leg ( only 2h 34min eastbound). It used to see 2xCR7 before the UA/CO merger and has been mostly single ERJ145 since. Correct, just checked united.dumb and the flights are ERJ as you say. In fact, all of our UA service ...

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by diverdave
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 3 New Boeing Programs That Should Make Airbus Nervous
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: Top 3 New Boeing Programs That Should Make Airbus Nervous

Of course I knew that a keesje post would highlight the wonderful world of Airbus and not seriously address the thread title topic. :) But it's a topic we can have some fun with. It is certainly not the case that there is "no competition" for the Airbus lineup. The A380 is hardly fine. The...

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by diverdave
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 80
Views: 16877

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

TWA772LR wrote:
UA has near-exclusive use of 2, soon to be 3 terminals; and one, soon to be 2 FIS facilities. I'd say UA has a pretty decent set-up in LAX.


"Soon"?

I expect that adverb is not at all applicable to the future T9.

edit: sorry, ldvaviation beat me to it. :)

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by diverdave
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 330
Views: 81326

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

And so the game of LAX musical chairs begins! :D

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by diverdave
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing posted a fourth-quarter profit of $1.63 billion
Replies: 31
Views: 2589

Re: Boeing posted a fourth-quarter profit of $1.63 billion

With a market cap of $105 billion, buying back $7 billion in stock provides quite a boost to the shareholders.

David

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by diverdave
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 151
Views: 20257

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Delta is expanding IFE. They have Delta Studio when wi-fi is available, which gives options both for pay and for free. DL also seems to be expanding IFE in general. The remodeled A319s are a good example. Good sized screen, good choices. I don't find the box to be uncomfortable. Even better, all IF...

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by diverdave
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAM Fills Second Petition to Unionize Boeing CHS
Replies: 78
Views: 5828

Re: IAM Fills Second Petition to Unionize Boeing CHS

People in the real world retire in their 60s, not the 50s. Pensions are not a sustainable cost anymore. I hope all you union people realize that. Depends on what kind of pension it is...there can be sustainable pensions. I believe Boeing shifted the IAM into a defined contribution pension for it's ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 53
Views: 5195

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/01/12/the-day-that-delta-skymiles-overtook-american-aadvantage-miles/ Because some housewife with a b...

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by diverdave
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Worst Airline in US per WSJ
Replies: 48
Views: 8011

Re: AA Worst Airline in US per WSJ

Ive been happy with my AA flying last year EP. I just took AA to SMF from LAX and AA called me asking if I could get there a little early has they where afraid the fog would come in and delay my flight. I was at the airport and we took off from the gate 10 min early. I also fly DL a fair bit made G...

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by diverdave
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 14337

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

Food and shelter and a plane on the way, so your day has become an adventure and something to tell the kids. :wave: Exactly! It's not like they emergency landed on some short gravel strip on the North Slope. Pretty sure it's not a big deal. Several other planes in and out of CDB today. Would be a c...

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by diverdave
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 12003

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

So is this wrong? They are both correct. DL (and the OP) is highlighting the adjusted pre-tax income (because bigger number), and ignoring how it is lower 4Q2016 vs 4Q2015 (and how GAAP FY16 is lower than GAAP FY15). That article is talking about the net income and comparing to last year. Excellent...

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by diverdave
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR
Replies: 78
Views: 10497

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR

AA DFW-SBA is also going A319 starting in April This is great news for SBA. Mainline AA service to DFW really improves the flight experience for passengers, especially those traveling in First. Will this flight be SBA's only mainline flight? Yes, it will be the only mainline flight and first since ...

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by diverdave
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico announces DTW/MEX
Replies: 30
Views: 2888

Re: Aeromexico announces DTW/MEX

rufusmi wrote:
downdata wrote:
Why is it that only Spirit offers direct flight from LAX - DTW? Isn't LAX suppose to be an international gateway that offers direct connections to the rest of US?


DL flies it as well.


But only 5x daily (4x on Saturday). :D

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by diverdave
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump
Replies: 56
Views: 5946

Re: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump

Spacepope wrote:
Wow, Ivanka slumming it in commercial...


In coach! :eyepopping:

David

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by diverdave
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hitchiking on an airline possible?
Replies: 45
Views: 4918

Re: Hitchiking on an airline possible?

Most business travelers are on flexible / full fare tickets, which means if you miss a flight, you don't buy a new ticket, you just change the flight (sometimes for a fee). Besides, even in the receipt / invoice, the name of the pax usually appears, so no, this is not going to work. Actually many i...

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by diverdave
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA steps back on 77W bases
Replies: 49
Views: 9997

Re: UA steps back on 77W bases

Is it me or is UA all over the map on their strategies recently? The NG order was big news only to find out several months later they are changing. Now uncertainty on the 77W front. They have seem to have conflicting strategies which makes one wonder if the truly have a plan in place. To me it seem...

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by diverdave
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Says "We Still Believe (VX) Deal Will Close This Year"
Replies: 33
Views: 3762

Re: AS Says "We Still Believe (VX) Deal Will Close This Year"

I think it's naïve to think that the first thing the administration is going to want to accomplish is the approval of the AS/VX merger. I imagine they will want to examine it with their viewpoint, and it'll take a while for all of the agencies to get up to speed. And given that the incoming preside...

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by diverdave
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 111
Views: 23315

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

It seems they are set up for diversions but strictly on an ad-hoc basis, presumably the same as Shemya. You are correct. Certainly seems the ASI on-island folks provided pretty good hospitality to their unexpected guests. And of course you can visit Ascension as a tourist, which is not the case for...

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by diverdave
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilots approve new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 4317

Re: DL Pilots approve new contract

AA wants to reopen their contract, and tbh they are quite a bit lower on the totem pole than their peers. Don't worry though, the airlines are actually going to save money over the next 20 years with all the retirements. Not really. Those retirements will just exacerbate the shortage, and provide m...

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by diverdave
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 111
Views: 23315

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

Possibly ASI (Ascension Island), or use similar procedures as those in place for flights to IPC (Easter Island), and LYR (Longyearbyen, Svalbard)? As above, ASI-HLE is 701 nm. Also it's not a public airport, it's a military airport owned by the UK and leased to the US. It would be nice to have more...

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by diverdave
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ
Replies: 47
Views: 9678

Re: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ

lightsaber wrote:
LoL. WW knew this

Release the Vogon fleet!

Lightsaber


I have a mental image of WW laying on the ground in front of a bulldozer.

"Do you know how much damage this bulldozer would sustain if I just let it roll over you?"

David

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by diverdave
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 31418

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

toobz wrote:
omg...im most shocked that IP hasn't brought up DCI and their awful on time performance..speaking of being obsessed and repeating themselves..go figure


Actually part of the DoJ demand is that AS turns over the entire JNU station to DCI. :thumbsup:

David

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by diverdave
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 31418

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

There's big news coming from DL once the US DOJ signs off on the merger and the givebacks... Here we go..... Absolutely. AS buys VX. DL buys the combined airline. DL gets gates at DAL, SEA, LAX, and SFO. DL gives up AS codeshares with AA to keep the feds happy. The deal will close on 4/1/2017. 8-) ...

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by diverdave
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 330
Views: 81326

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

At one time DL hosted multiple partner airlines in T-5 and general feeling was handling relationship was pretty poor and most left. That was heavily reported at the time, but we're talking at least 10 years ago at this point. I'm not sure that's really indicative of anything anymore. An excellent p...

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by diverdave
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"
Replies: 257
Views: 31418

Re: AS: "We Will Not Make Monday Deadline to Complete Merger"

Never underestimate DL's ability to write an ironclad contract and ram it down a partner's throat. The deal they did with Republic was masterful from DL's perspective and ruinous from Republic's. DL is extremely savvy with these deals and they had the advantage of knowing what their own plans were ...

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by diverdave
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 90
Views: 10430

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

commavia wrote:
I don't think that what is happening at SBA or ONT has much, if anything, to do with airline mergers.


I agree with much of what you say, but I do think the AA/US merger definitely did impact SBA. AA dropped LAX-SBA after the merger in preference to the legacy US PHX-SBA flights.

David

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by diverdave
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS CEO Speaks About Stalled AS-VX Merger Prospects
Replies: 60
Views: 10061

Re: AS CEO Speaks About Stalled AS-VX Merger Prospects

What I'm trying to say is that Alaska is likely to lose share in markets where transitioning to the Alaska product/service offering is a downgrade, but on the flip side, there will be upside potential in markets where Alaska's product/service offering is competitive and where Virgin America is inca...

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by diverdave
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 90
Views: 10430

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

The terminal looks a lot like LA Union Station. Cool design. Maybe these people should have done better market research before spending that much money. The old terminal was functionally inadequate. The baggage claim was a tent. The gate areas were too small and had no passenger facilities. Also, t...

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by diverdave
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 90
Views: 10430

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Three thoughts after reading that article: * The airport director claims that when the rosy, straight-line predictions of traffic growth never materialized and traffic peaked in 2005, "no one saw it coming" - that's obviously exactly what you'd expect her to say, but of course that's fals...

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by diverdave
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5376

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

Agree. Perspective is key. It's incredible that the market today yawns at billion dollar quarter profits after a decade and a half when airlines struggled to product annual profits of a few hundred million. My, how times change. The industry is in a fundamentally far, far more economically rational...

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by diverdave
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 14898

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

Hearing that AS/VX have come to an agreement as part of their merger deal to give up both gates at DAL in 2017 and move all VX operations back to DFW. DOT in agreement with AA will now Sublease one gate to Delta. The second gate will be controlled by DAL airport to remain a CUTE gate. WN or DL will...

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by diverdave
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5386

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

Threading one's way , as a pilot, in the high Andes must really be something else to experience........just kind of musing out loud here - I find it amazing Eastern did it in the B727 without the type of navigation aids available now. Plus, I think you have to have special engines for that high thi...

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by diverdave
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5386

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

On decent the pressurization controller would be set to 11,000 feet. The pressurization controller would reduce the cabin differential so the cabin altitude would be at 11000 feet on landing. 8000 foot cabin is maximum differential. Any differential less than maximum results in a higher cabin altit...

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by diverdave
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5386

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

That's pretty amazing...very well written too. Pretty shoddy that no one wants to get the final bit of info on the black boxes and provide some closure for these folks. It's a good read, but it is not entirely believable that they walked out of a foreign country with parts from a fatal aircraft cra...

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