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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 9445

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

"Alaska" is not a name for a nationwide airline. Virgin America was. Ah yes, because we all know that a name like "Southwest" isn't well-received in places like Chicago, Nashville, Baltimore, Atlanta, New Orleans, and S.Florida. ;) What’s even worse is that an airline named afte...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on ANA's departure from SJC
Replies: 12
Views: 2907

Re: Question on ANA's departure from SJC

I don’t know why, but the flights to Tokyo have always (or the majority of the time) done that departure going back to when AA flew the route. That is correct. I’ve flown AA’s SJC-NRT flight several times and NH’s once. Each time we did the same pattern. Flew straight up the peninsula at 5000 feet....

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 13964

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

I think I’ll stick to South America, except Venezuela and Brazil. I was just in Colombia and it felt like one of the safest countries I’ve ever been in. I didn’t have any incidents in South Africa but I felt far less safe than most places I’ve been like Colombia, Nepal, Laos or Burma. Too bad becaus...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 10265

Re: UA off runway at ORD

IAHWorldflyer wrote:
Will Joe Patroni be there to help dig it out?


No but he’ll drive it out and save it from being pushed off the runway by snowplows.

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4228

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

I wonder if they’d had a better outcome if they’d instead diverted to SJC. AM has served SJC and may still do so seasonably. I believe SJC has some mid-day international arrivals so might have had Customs agents available. They ended SJC service just 4 days prior. Yes but they still have their seas...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4228

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

I wonder if they’d had a better outcome if they’d instead diverted to SJC. AM has served SJC and may still do so seasonably. I believe SJC has some mid-day international arrivals so might have had Customs agents available.

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

It's surprising to me that the A332 was such a poor choice for the route out of SLC since it's been such a capable aircraft for DL even flying to Africa from ATL. High altitude is a real thing. I lived in Denver for a bit and would tell that this really throws people (but really anything that inclu...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 4072

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

Pineapple Express winter winds occasionally impact PNW-HI flights, and in those instances a tech stop is made in OAK. It doesn’t happen terribly often, but it’s not a process AS is unfamiliar with, and guests are typically offered some compensation for the delay. Doesn’t it happen a lot less freque...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

I'm calling it now that DL will absorb AS as some point. AS will not be able to survive as it is currently constructed long term. Once DL gets full access to SEA, they will be able to build it up to UA at SFO levels and it will be profitable. 1. Delta will not “absorb” AS. DL has no need for AS 2. ...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

DL actually tried SLC-NRT I wanna say 6-7 years ago with an A332 and it didn't work out. Not sure why, but SLC-ICN seems a bit more aggressive. It didn't work because the A330-200 was horrible on the westbound portion! Takeoff out of of SLC they had to leave too many seats empty and cargo behind. I...

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by BoeingGuy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8103

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

KE could start SLC with their 787s just like KL flies into SLC. But I agree that DL doesn’t have an idea airplane for a thin route like that from a sort of hot/high airport. SLC is pulling a lot of weight for a market that size. If they can support up to 4 Europe flights a day, one would think they ...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

Re: AA + CZ partnership: AA doesn't fly to CAN and CZ doesn't fly to DFW?

With regards to AA and CZ continuing to step up their partnership (https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/american-airlines-begins-partnership-with-china-southern/): I notice CZ doesn't fly to DFW and AA doesn't fly to CAN. Isn't an important part of a major relationship between two airlines flying to you...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5163

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

That line of thinking argues, in effect, that businesses have a right to pollute. Weren't they given that right when they built the airport and rented the gates? Any business does some level of pollution; that level is usually capped by law. When your PAX traffic increases 70+% in 12 years (such as...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5163

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

So these people bought houses near an airport and are now complaining about the noise? That line of thinking argues, in effect, that businesses have a right to pollute. The pollution here is noise, but excess light, fumes, and particulates are also recognized as bad for health. Welcome to Western d...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta drops HNL-FUK
Replies: 24
Views: 4965

Re: Delta drops HNL-FUK

Wow...what the "FUK" ! (Sorry, couldn't pass it up...) About 20 years ago, DL operated PDX-FUK during its PDX hub days, I think with an MD-11. <childish humour>Did DL ever operate FAT-FUK?</childish humour> :biggrin: No, but they are starting SUX-DIK and FUK-PUS. Don’t feel bad. I had to ...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: SDF to change its name to....

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Now they should change code to TKO.


Good one. Took me a minute to get it. Do the airplanes that land there float like a butterfly and sting like a be? Is it the world’s greatest airport?

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7170

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

TWA had "Comfort Class"; their Y was less dense in configuration than others. SmithAir747 That was a whole other era, when a good product still mattered. Nowadays the only thing that seems to matter is the lowest price and that simply can't be made that way. You mean like Economy+ or Main...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7170

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

Surprised that no one's yet mentioned the actual answer.... which is that AA went a different route: the infamous "More Room Throughout Coach" https://thetravelinsider.info/imagesold/aamoreroom.gif Before the likes of Song and Ted even debuted, AA was loudly trumpeting that they would off...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

As for autoland, I was always impressed at how dual autopilots "compare" each other on a CATIII app. Or triple autopilots. The 777 and 787 fly-by-wire systems do a mid-point selection (a.k.a. "voting") of the three Autopilot commands. They are in effect always triple-channel. Th...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

... and I don't think anyone has even scratched the surface when Autoland is discussed. Which was the first passenger aircraft to have autoland-capability? And who did it evolve over the years? Pretty sure that was the Hawker Siddeley Trident in the early ‘60’s That’s my understanding also, Trident...

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by BoeingGuy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7817

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

Then why does YYC-MCO exist? Or YYZ-PHX/LAS? Yeah but all of those are east of YWG. It's the same reason why YOW-PHX or YQB-LAS don't exist, yet YQR-PHX and YXE-LAS do. YOW-PHX and YOW-LAS almost certainly have sufficient demand to offer a seasonal Saturday or twice weekly service, yet there is no ...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 1905

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

People need to remember that this is another regulation written in blood after several mid-airs in the Sixties involving high speed jets and small planes. The strict, no exceptions, speed regulation below 10000 is rather an American thing though. In other parts of the world, you'll see higher speed...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7817

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

YUL-SEA is certainly surprising to see. Really? SEA and SAN are the two largest US MARKETS not served nonstop from YUL. Maybe so, but SEA only has seasonal service to YYC on AC. Just because it’s a large market unserved, doesn’t mean there is a huge market for an airline to service it. SEA-YYC has ...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22455

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

WN doesn’t have ETOPS and I don’t think a 737 can fly non-stop from RDU-HNL. I think that was probably a joke. I don't think the poster was being serious and likely is aware a 737 can't do that route. I bet he was poking fun at how long WN has been delayed in starting Hawaii service. How about AS t...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

Not that many more on Airbus. Taking the A350 as an example AP Lateral modes: RWY, RWY TRK NAV HDG, TRACK LOC*, LOC LOC B/C *, LOC B/C F-LOC*, F-LOC GA TRK AP IN PROT AP Vertical modes: SRS SRS TO CLB DES OP CLB OP DES EMER DES V/S, FPA ALT*, ALT ALT CST*, ALT CST ALT CRZ* , ALT CRZ G/S*, G/S F-G/S...

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

Starlionblue wrote:
And I forgot that F-GS*, F-GS, F-LOC* and F-LOC are "FM-driven" on Airbus.


What are those modes? Are they the same as IAN on Boeing airplanes? ILS look-alike profiles built by the FMC? That would be FAC and G/P on Boeing models.

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 3484

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

When did AA discontinue DFW-PTY? I'm very surprised they wouldn't fly that route. I'm sure they have in the past. I'm not seeing when looking at potential routes. Everything goes through MIA from PTY.

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7817

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

SJC-YYZ would be a resumption of that route. AC flew it around 2000.

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3351

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

flyingdoc787 wrote:
Anyone know what the quarantine authorities did to the bird? Would it have been allowed to live in the UK?


I was wondering that too. I hope they had enough compassion not to dispatch it.

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by BoeingGuy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

Ahhh, I forgot the Backcouse (B/CRS) roll mode on most models.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7170

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

This is the correct answer. I thought the correct answer is that it’s because it’s a dumb idea and has never been successful in the US. Do you think Basic Economy is a good idea or will be successful? Specifically I was referring to a separate low cost airline within an airline not working in the U...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4652

Re: Doug and AA

jetsetterusa wrote:
LovePrunesAnet wrote:

Stock in a Nose dive, like a car careening down a road or over a cliff being driven by a drunk driver. Oh wait...


hahahaha


Haha. That’s cold! Good one

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7170

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

itchief wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
I guess AA's low fare operation is now called Basic Economy!


This is the correct answer.


I thought the correct answer is that it’s because it’s a dumb idea and has never been successful in the US.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 40
Views: 1669

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

I was going to say SEA and BFI but someone beat me to it.

However, there is also RTN and BFI; and RTN and SEA. There are in the ballpack of 5 or less miles apart.

What about Spokane International (GEG) and Fairchild Air Force Base (SKA)? It's about 5.5 miles between them.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

I don’t have any instrument training, so my understanding of autopilots is fairly basic. I know that these days autopilots on passenger airliners are connected to the FMS and GPS. Aside from that, how have autopilots evolved from the first generation of jet airliners up through modern times? I’ve r...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 2619

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

The VOR is just a waypoint in the flight plan; most FMS auto-tunes the VOR-DME as a part of RNAV function backing up the GPS or IRS position. VOR navigation is pretty rare, perhaps only to show the navaid while flying an overlay approach or to do a nav check with a ground-based navaid prior to or e...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 11489

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

PDX-KOA goes seasonal (again) and people think AS is pulling out of PDX...to be repaleced by SY. Get a grip, people! Well if DL is de-hubbing DTW, I'm sure AS can de-hub PDX. (Sorry, I couldn't resist). I agree that people overreact to minor route and frequency adjustments. One time an airline revi...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 8946

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

BAeRJ100 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
September11 wrote:
First MD-83 was built in 1999


Take about 15-16 years off that and you'd be in the ballpark.


Yeah, I'm very curious where they got 1999 from, considering the numbering of the MD-80 family came from the planned year of service entry. MD-83 = 1983.


The last MD-80 was built in 1999, not the first.

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4652

Re: Doug and AA

Is there a standard too that AA is supposed to fit in for OneWorld? Standard lol - you mean BA and their 8 across business class? And their $1000 fees to redeem miles? LCC is light years ahead in comparison. Agree on that. The “fuel surcharge” to redeem miles is a scam IMHO. Doesn’t BA also charge ...

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by BoeingGuy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4652

Re: Doug and AA

Yep I was in 30” pitch on the A319 to/from Colombia recent and its pretty tight. DL and AS coach is much better. How is 30" pitch on a DL A319 much better than 30" pitch on an AA A319? I haven’t flown one of DL’s A319s. I did fly in coach on their 737s in May and found them reasonably roo...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4652

Re: Doug and AA

I'm sorry I wasted my time coming to this thread. It has no new information, is sensationalized, and will add nothing to the universe if it is allowed to continue. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. AA is my favorite airline of the US3 but they are going downhill the most. Telling your employees ...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4652

Re: Doug and AA

sargester wrote:
Cmon Mods


If you don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s a valid topic.

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4652

Re: Doug and AA

AA needs to think twice about adding seats to B738 and A321, the next downturn will bring drastically decrease in revenue per available seats. AA needs to rethink the reduce of J seats in its B787-8, the 20J aircraft is not suitable for Asian routes and LHR (of which they are using from ORD at this...

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by BoeingGuy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is US3 service to Vero Beach (VRB) possible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2805

Re: Is US3 service to Vero Beach (VRB) possible?

I did a trip report awhile ago on some of the last service to VRB by EA in 1972. That was just a few months before they dropped the service with the retirement of the Electra. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1353963 I was going to mention EA but you took care of that. I beli...

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by BoeingGuy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 563
Views: 123284

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with. Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s. Really? What were those AS MD-80s I've flown on? Didn’t we g...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 16149

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

No way would AA fly this from DFW. MIA will always be the hub for international points south/southeast, particularly the smaller ones. This is not correct. While, MIA is AA’s larger hub to points south/southeast, AA flies to lots of those destinations from DFW. They fly to NAS, SDQ, SJU and Aruba i...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 16149

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Anyone see this from SY? Looks like new service (presumably seasonal and less than daily) to SKB from DFW. Will American respond with a nonstop or just ignore it and keep funneling pax through MIA? http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412527#p20989115 No way would AA fly this fro...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 87
Views: 12011

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Beautiful terminal - I'm hoping to try it out in March, so long as the schedule holds. Like the picture of the jetway and the KC-46 in the background. I guess I can count tanker tails when I'm there. You can also count the impressive line up of 787s being readied for delivery. This will be a very c...

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by BoeingGuy
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?
Replies: 50
Views: 9407

Re: Why doesn't TAP Portugal acquire Boeing's any more?

TAP don't has Boeing on their fleet due historical reasons. After the accident in Madeira with an B727-200 TAP partly blamed the manufacturer for the characteristics of the airplane and also the information about the training. From there, TAP began to stop operations with the Boeings and never boug...

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