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by atcsundevil
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1049
Views: 162423

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Does UA really need that 757 out of EWR? A quick look of today's seat maps shows a lot of empty seats on all of the flights. Some of the 767s look to be flying almost empty. That 6th slot is not needed and I personally don't think an up gauge on any of the flights is necessary given how empty the c...

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 46
Views: 10835

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

Not all airports are "entitled" to BA service to LHR. Well Phoenix probably is...BA has served PHX for two decades, nearly all of it to LHR. The discussion is whether or not AA will add a second frequency to complement BA service, which recently went x11 B744 weekly for a few months. With...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 31
Views: 4137

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

BGO-PVD is a heck of a long flight for a 737. Even if the route could survive economically year-round, I highly doubt the aircraft would have the legs to make it nonstop in the winter. Very interesting way to utilize the 737 though — no one would have even thought it possible just a few short years...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1049
Views: 162423

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I'm would assume they'll upgauge EWR-LHR as a result of going down to five daily? Typically at least one or two of the flights is operated with a 752, I suppose for this very purpose — to effectively be a place holder for flexibility.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 31
Views: 4137

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

BGO-PVD is a heck of a long flight for a 737. Even if the route could survive economically year-round, I highly doubt the aircraft would have the legs to make it nonstop in the winter. Very interesting way to utilize the 737 though — no one would have even thought it possible just a few short years ...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happens to these Delta flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: What happens to these Delta flights?

Ah. I wasn't sure if it was allowed to have two same call signs in the air at the same time. As mentioned, several airlines use this practice. Call signs have to be unique in the National Airspace System, so there simply can't be two DAL88s with active IFR flight plans. The continuation would likel...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 37
Views: 2378

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

This might be a short thread but I need to ask because I don't understand many airframe alphanumericals that have been shortened to cannote variants of a type. Also, just curious why some of these letters have been chosen...(if there is reasoning behind the selected letter, like LR being Long Range...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX-LHR
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: AA PHX-LHR

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This topic was discussed just a few weeks ago.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

Re: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?

SKW has had a number of CRJ7s transfer from UAX branding over to Eagle over the past few months. United is drawing down their CRJ7 contracts in favor of bringing on more E175s until they can reach their maximum allowable by the scope clause.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7039

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Other than Vegas, which stations would have G4 employees? (For NK, only at FLL do they have employees; other stations are staffed by contractors.) As far as I know, even LAS is mostly outsourced. I remember it being a big deal when they made the decision to outsource all of their rampers and custom...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 52
Views: 14145

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

Please keep the thread civil and on topic. It's not okay to bash AI or India every time one of these incidents comes up, but it's also not okay to vehemently defend AI and India by bashing other airlines or countries. Two wrongs don't make a right. Off topic comments should be reported for Moderator...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 502
Views: 46503

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Which 2.5 million people do. WestJet seems to think it's worth it. Yes but Skyharbor is not that far away. Grant it Its been a few years since I lived there so I could be wrong but I don't believe traffic is a issue. I live on the west side(Peoria ave and the 101) and Sky Harbor is an easy 18 miles...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1049
Views: 162423

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I would love to see a 78J from EWR to anywhere, but they won't see Polaris I assume for a few years. I'm actually pretty sure they should be delivered with Polaris. The only reason new 789 deliveries have come with the old Diamond seats is because there wasn't enough lead time involved. There's bee...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Customer and Employee aircraft naming
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: UA Customer and Employee aircraft naming

They named a 747 after that guy flew 10 million miles on them. His name is Tom Stuker. He's actually flown over 18 million miles as of a few months ago, and he's on pace for 20mm by the end of next year. They named the 744 after him when he crossed the 10mm mark in 2011, and also had a big ceremony...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 34
Views: 4109

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

As a Brit and someone who is familiar with the person in question I'm just curious but do Americans actually use the name Ben Franklin rather than the full name as in Benjamin Franklin, for such an important person in American history surely Benjamin is more appropriate. Most Americans associate th...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to small regional airplanes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: What happened to small regional airplanes?

I think one of the biggest impacts that I haven't seen mentioned is the overall pilot shortage in general. The airlines went through a period during the financial downturn where they furloughed hundreds, if not thousands of pilots, and ceased new hiring for years in many cases. This applied to both ...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 34
Views: 4109

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Why are the majors and unions up in arms over their expansion into the US? Isn't it good competition-wise that we get some lower fares to Europe? I think the concern mostly lies in Norwegian's use of a flag of convenience. If permitted, it creates precedent that could permanently alter the way the ...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS21 (A333) Diverts from IAD to PHL - Weather?
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: VS21 (A333) Diverts from IAD to PHL - Weather?

We've had three or four bands of heavy precip move through this afternoon. All were relatively brief, but frequent disruptions have a definite knock-on effect. VIR21M was one of six aircraft holding north and east of Westminster, MD in two stacks when the first line moved through around 1430; there ...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 34
Views: 4109

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

The topic of this thread is Norwegian painting Ben Franklin on the tail of an aircraft. Please keep this thread on topic. If you'd like to debate history, our Non Aviation Forum is the perfect place for such discussion.

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by atcsundevil
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1049
Views: 162423

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Question: on Sunday I saw a United 77W parked at Frankfurt AND a 747-400, what US city is getting a 77W to Frankfurt? I think SFO. It could also be IAD — there have been 77W subs from IAD to LHR and FRA on occasion recently, and maybe even HNL? Apparently they're just kind of floating around for th...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Let's please discuss the topic, not other users. Many users have their biases for or against subjects discussed in this forum, and there's no need for ridicule because of it. Please stick to the topic, and if these users annoy you, then please just ignore it — they, too, have a right to speak their ...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12278

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

You do appreciate this is a parody version for charity, don't you? ;) I realize it's for charity (hard to miss that at the end), but it will still be shown on board, so I'm not sure I'd call it a parody. If you hadn't noticed, I was generally defending it. That doesn't mean I'm crazy about the prem...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Health and safety on board
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Health and safety on board

How do you upload photos on here. The wiring run from behind my wife's seat to the seat in front. It should of been covered. Why all the stupid comments Your photos need to be on an online image host so you have a url. There are plenty of free hosting services out there. Then use [img] insert the u...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12278

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I'm not quite sure I understand all of the negativity. Yes, quite of a bit of it did feel forced, and they could have done without the "audition" theme, but it had its funny moments. To be fair, they could have done better considering the talent they had at their disposal — some of the big...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A paradigm shift in the design of airliners
Replies: 19
Views: 3572

Re: A paradigm shift in the design of airliners

G'day Mods, please stop this thread :crazy: I do not want to change my username! :duck: Cheers Peter LOL! I promise I will consider your request. Should you have to change your username, might I recommend TheEarthIsFlat? I mean absolutely no offense to OP, but to me it sounds like a step back in ti...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11605

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

Please tell me I'm not the only one who read this without thinking of Dr. Evil saying, "How about no?!"

I am hardly a skeptic of climate change, but simply stopping growth isn't an answer, not when it comes to a form of transport the world relies on.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13543

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

It's been fun, but we've gone a little too far off topic. Just to make it clear, the article this discussion centers around should be viewed with a high degree of skepticism, and there's been no public announcement from either Boeing nor Emirates regarding a possible 787 order. There may still be a ...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12068

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

I see that according to Boeing's own figures they've delivered 1502 777s by the end of June 2017 !! Geoff Yes, United already took delivery of the aircraft on paper a few weeks ago. Their 77W deliveries have been delayed by a Zodiac backlog for their Polaris J class seating, along with needing open...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions DCA/IAD 7-14 Severe Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Diversions DCA/IAD 7-14 Severe Weather

In that case, why don't more international heavies divert to BWI (it could be too close to the storms in this case) or PHL? Some do, but there are a number of operational efficiency reasons RIC is often used as a preferred diversion point, because even if they go to PHL, passengers are most likely ...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12068

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

No question, this is a huge accomplishment for Boeing. I would have liked to have seen United do something special with the livery, but UA doesn't seem all that into special liveries these days. Emirates had a large '1000th 777' on A6-EGO when it was the new bird, it would be nice to see something ...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12068

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

No question, this is a huge accomplishment for Boeing. I would have liked to have seen United do something special with the livery, but UA doesn't seem all that into special liveries these days.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

gatibosgru wrote:
Would this be on an A330 or 767?

B767-400, according to the OAG thread.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advice needed: changing career when I have no idea what I am doing
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Advice needed: changing career when I have no idea what I am doing

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PM me, I was in a similar situation.


I tried but doesn't let me yet.

You should be able to PM now. You just needed to clear the post approval process.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13543

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

This kind of substantial topic staying online says some thing about the credibility of this website if it remains active ... Hello mods! It isn't our place to remove things like this, only to post disclaimers that the topic involved is speculative and should be approached with skepticism (why the w...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13543

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

I suspect that the 787 will indeed end up with Emirates, possibly even this year, I don't believe this article offers any reliable new insight to previous speculation. My eyes rolled pretty hard when the article said "Detailed intelligence states"... Lines like that aren't exactly typical ...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Airports CEO wants high speed link DXB-DWC
Replies: 21
Views: 3705

Re: Dubai Airports CEO wants high speed link DXB-DWC

How about a high speed link between terminals at DXB first. It's so much fun waiting 30 minutes for a slow, dilapidated minibus with a luggage trailer that has to stop for aircraft crossings. This is just what I was about to say. Six minutes for a DXB - DWC transfer is all well and good, but how ab...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

As mentioned previously — we all recognize that the subject of this story is a divisive figure. This is not the proper forum for lambasting that individual, that's why the Non Aviation Forum exists. Please keep this thread to the aviation side of this discussion, and keep things respectful. ✈️ atcsu...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is climate change causing flight delays?
Replies: 61
Views: 1909

Re: Is climate change causing flight delays?

I'm preemptively moving this topic to Non Av because of the climate change debate that is bound to take place, which isn't a discussion that belongs in Civ Av. This way, people can debate away with less moderation.

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6363

Re: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

Weren't all of the aircraft involved in 9/11 domestic? Yes, but they also deviated from their IFR flight plan. There's a threat assessment done on a case-by-case basis, and the origin, destination, and carrier play a major role in that assessment. For example, a US registered biz jet goes NORDO fro...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6363

Re: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

Can someone please explain, how is it decided whether an aircraft should be intercepted or not? This was an Air France A320, on 30th June, and everything else looks same but there was no intercept...? http://avherald.com/h?article=4ab199b1&opt=0 As I know I have explained to you before, a forei...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6363

Re: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

moderators@airliners.net. This is not a new policy.

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Just so that users are aware — deletions are never discussed in an open forum. If you'd like to inquire a deletion, you must email moderators@airliners.net. This is not a new policy.

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6363

Re: BREAKING: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

Update: Stuttgarter Zeitung states local police confirm it was an interception due to loss of communications. The interesting bit is why they landed at STR instead of continuing on to ZRH. Is this normal procedure if radio communications cannot be re-established? Link (German only): http://www.stut...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL launches second daily HND-LHR
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: JAL launches second daily HND-LHR

JAL adds a second daily LHR flight. From 29OCT17, the 2nd daily service will depart at red-eye hours from Tokyo, morning hours from London, with Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Schedule JL041 HND0245 – 0625LHR 788 D JL042 LHR0930 – 0625+1HND 788 D This flight is in addition to the existing 77W service: JL04...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport worker manages to stop plane rolling back onto runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: Airport worker manages to stop plane rolling back onto runway

Welp, that was pretty stupid in the first place, but the save was impressive. I was wondering for a minute if I was about to watch a ramper trampled by a NLG!

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5746

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

If Congress wanted to, they could squash whatever MWAA wants, and rewrite any 'deal' they wanted to. Congress tolerates MWAA's wants to some extent out of courtesy to the local delegation. Which is terrible considering Congressional involvement in MWAA affairs has twice been ruled unconstitutional....

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Industry wide best aircraft utilisation rates?
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Industry wide best aircraft utilisation rates?

I don't know what the numbers are these days, but for the majority of their existence, JetBlue flew their A320s around 16 hours a day on average, which was as far as I was aware the highest fleet utilization average in the industry. I don't believe their utilization has decreased much (if any) since...

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Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions DCA/IAD 7-14 Severe Weather
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: Diversions DCA/IAD 7-14 Severe Weather

A strong cell coming through IAD around 1500 local was part of the forecasted prediction this morning, and the timing was pretty much spot on. A lot more flights would have been affected if it was one of the truly spontaneous summer storms. So, at least everybody knew it would suck. There was actual...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 5746

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

There shouldn't be politicians making commercial decisions like this in the first place. I agree that politicians need to leave this alone. The rest of the country loves the mantra of keeping Washington out of their state/city/town/county, but this is the rest of the country getting involved in our...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air (WW) first flight to ORD today!
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Wow Air (WW) first flight to ORD today!

Anyone have pictures of WWs inagurial to ORD! Congratulations Chicagoland on this low-cost Europe milestone! DY will join the fun next year. Just as a future request to users — many members of this site work in aviation and are very familiar with airline codes, airport codes, and acronyms, but many...

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Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss starting MCO
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Edelweiss starting MCO

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The topic was posted last week. Please refer to it for any further discussion.

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