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by Wingtips56
Sun May 28, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

QX has also been doing a lot of training flights with the E175, showing up in all kinds of places. When is EIS with the QX 175, or is it already on line?

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 25, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and American Ground Collision AUS
Replies: 8
Views: 4707

Re: United and American Ground Collision AUS

bob606 wrote:
Who wears Wingtips these days?

I do!

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by Wingtips56
Wed May 24, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6171

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

Great competitive move against Alaska. Both Alaska and Delta are such great competitors. As pointed out in the Oregon thread, AM and AS are frequent flyer partners and do interline with each other, so AM over DL flying the PNW routes does make sense. AS/QX will be able to feed the AM flights and v.v.

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 23, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What aircraft is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: What aircraft is this?

Off topic now, but Air California's first aircraft were the Electras, in the orange and black hood, joined later by some short-term DC-9 10-series and 737-200s in the same. Later, the 737s sported an orange and yellow, with much less black in two successive iterations. The Electras returned for a wh...

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 23, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What aircraft is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: What aircraft is this?

Per Wikipedia, that particular aircraft, LV-HGW , crashed as AR 707, 4 Feb 1970. Nasty. Loss of control in severe turbulence in cumulonimbus clouds. You never know what you'll learn through Airliners.net.

OK Mods; we can close this now. I got my answer.

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 23, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What aircraft is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: What aircraft is this?

That is an Avro 748 Looks like an HS-748 to me as well. The stairs threw me off, every HS-748 I've seen has airstairs at the passenger entry door, but after reading your post I scrolled up for a second look and it sure does look like a 748 door. Oh... AR was the launch customer for the Avro 748, an...

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 23, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What aircraft is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: What aircraft is this?

From Viscount pictures, it appears there would be a window just forward of the door, which is not in this photo.

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 23, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What aircraft is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

What aircraft is this?

This photo surfaced on a certain Air California/AirCal social media page, with the original thought that it was an Air California Electra. However the door is wrong for the Electra and it appears the registration begins with L- (not correct for OC, which would have been N###. So now people are tryin...

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by Wingtips56
Sun May 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/21/2017:AA Drops LGA-MCI, B6 Drops LAS-SFO, DL Drops SLC-MIA
Replies: 78
Views: 12229

Re: OAG Changes 5/21/2017:AA Drops LGA-MCI, B6 Drops LAS-SFO, DL Drops SLC-MIA

Great to see CLT-SAN/SEA get extended to 3 daily in September. Looking for that to continue in the non summer months. What are we at in the summer? I seem to remember maybe four or five to SEA last summer... Any news on what SMF and SJC are doing this summer? For sample bookings in AA.com, in mid-s...

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by Wingtips56
Sat May 20, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 80
Views: 6656

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Given Belfast has a relatively small population but has two airports, are there any other small cities/towns (i.e. less than 750,000 people) that are served by more than one airport? For example, FAT also has FCH and E79 while SMF also has SAC and so on... Sacramento doesn't really count here; whil...

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by Wingtips56
Fri May 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's oldest "new airline" changing name
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: World's oldest "new airline" changing name

But thanks for this thread, as I had missed the part about Baltia changing it's name; I thought US Global was a different fart in the wind.

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 16, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London
Replies: 47
Views: 8468

Re: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London

Faded memory: wasn't PA 1 PanAm's westbound round-the-world flight, or at least the LHR-SFO-HKG-SIN.... something like that? I used to take missing bag reports on a regular basis for bags that misconnected (or stayed on-board) from PA 1 LHR-SFO to my little SFO-SMF bug-smasher flight late in the eve...

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 16, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9785

Re: The death of the A345?

Iberia has been confusing a.netters for some time. They use A345 as an internal code to distinguish the refitted version of the A340-600. FlightAware picks that up as the -500, while Flightrader24 does pick it up as the 340-600 variant.

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by Wingtips56
Sat May 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Thanks!

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by Wingtips56
Fri May 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Speaking of PenAir, The (CEC) Border Coast Regional Airport Authority renewed KS's EAS contract for another two years in the CEC-PDX market. I don't know if that needs to be blessed with DOT's holy water on a renewal (as with the original assignment) or if this is complete with the local authority....

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by Wingtips56
Fri May 12, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3420

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

I never flew TIA, but did peek inside a cargo DC-8-61CF on a ground stop at SMF, after having delivered a load of live cattle somewhere. Let's say the memory lingered on. I had friends with HP who had been F/As for TIA, and I remember they commented about sitting on their ironing board seats at the ...

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by Wingtips56
Fri May 12, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9797

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

On topic: So if there was a demand for an Airbus in between the size of the 350-1000 and the 380 that was heavy enough to require 3 or 4 engines, it wouldn't be a 350 variant, but a new plane. A 350 would always be two engines, no matter how many more stretches. More engines needing modified wings, ...

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by Wingtips56
Thu May 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Speaking of PenAir, The (CEC) Border Coast Regional Airport Authority renewed KS's EAS contract for another two years in the CEC-PDX market. I don't know if that needs to be blessed with DOT's holy water on a renewal (as with the original assignment) or if this is complete with the local authority. ...

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by Wingtips56
Mon May 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

They are there. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NLA196 Who is Neiltown Air? Are they subbing for KS? That's an additional, confusing item. Both PEN and NLA flights appear in the airport schedules. PEN now shows "Owner Unknown". NLA decodes as PenAir with Neiltown as the owner. But nei...

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by Wingtips56
Mon May 08, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I was told that KS had their maintenance at Aurora but was finding space at PDX; which was to improve things. Ferrying to UAO for simple parts that didn't have so much as closet space at PDX was nuts. But I haven't seen much improvement. It appeared they stepped up their game with the PDX-CEC flight...

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by Wingtips56
Sun May 07, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 12742

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Greater Southwest International just south of DFW. Piece of N-S runway and taxiway still there just off SH183 service road. I was just looking up GSW. It was originally Amon Carter Field, and the main GSW runway is now Amon Carter Blvd. American Airlines Headquarters is on the site. Employees late ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed May 03, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 7572

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

PSA had the lounge down below. But other L1011/DC10s had the galley down below, with a lift. (A WA F/A was crushed in one.) Didn't one of the Soviet wide bodies have a design for boarding at the lower level, self-stowing your baggage, and then proceeding up an internal stairway to the main deck? Did...

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by Wingtips56
Wed May 03, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 18809

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

addressing the question: for consideration of the board, the opposite may make more business sense. MOM is the solution, volume production in the back half of the next decade will require thought from fleet planners to meet your needs for the next 10 years. As United is less strong than 'TechOps', ...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737-Max8 and A321neo to South America
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: AA 737-Max8 and A321neo to South America

I do think that competitors with longer range narrow bodies, especially LLCs will cut into the Majors' loads in Latin America. However many of the Deep South markets sell out premium cabins, so the LCCs and perhaps ULCCs could cut only into the lowest fare market. Business travelers are not go to be...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 17486

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

AAG Would be fools to drop PDX service levels. Someone like WN or B6 (or honestly an anger-driven DL) could swoop in and start adding capacity in droves. That being said, I don't see a ton of growth within the West Coast for PDX save up gauges to E175. Maybe more transcontinental routes like MCO an...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 17486

Re: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes

Another thing I would like to see if AS is longing for CA domination is some regional stuff like the good ol' days of West Air, Pacific Coast Air or to a smaller extent, Wings West and Stateswest Arilines...if you catch what I mean. But I'm sure this is a REALLY long shot. It is, because those were...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9877

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

I don't think such a generalization is fair. Some of the incidents reported of late have had nothing to do with flight attendants. Airline jobs often include having to tell customers what they don't want to hear. It does seem that some folks translate that into a personal affront no matter how nicel...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS Suburb May Ban Travel on UA Using Tax Funds
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: BOS Suburb May Ban Travel on UA Using Tax Funds

Do Cambridge city values include resisting law enforcement?

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 11700

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

um... where exactly would ANC-HNL stop for fuel? Number of engines makes no difference there. You can love DC-10s all you want (not that ANY are still flying passengers), but even the vaunted DC-10 flying LAX-HNL had to turn back any number of times for fuel, before reaching the point of no return. ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13540

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

Berlin is certainly in need; Tegel is nuts, but it wasn't supposed to still be open now. In hindsight, an expansion a number of years ago would have been justified by now, even if it does eventually get abandoned should Brandenburg ever open. I haven't seen Schönenfeld, but I assume it's not much be...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 3753

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

Does anyone fly the WA code currently? According to Wikipedia (yes, I know...) KLM Cityhopper has the WA indicator, though I assume not bookable as WA flight numbers...just KL. Since the real Western Airlines left the skies 31-32 years ago, what would be the value in Alaska changing their name to a...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Well it looks like MFR may be losing the UA mainline to SFO. :indifferent: Per Enilria's weekly OAG report (I wait all week for that), service goes up in August (UA SFO-MFR AUG 4>6), with 2 mainline and 4 expresses, but I just looked at UA's website in for bookings in September; it shows only 4x dai...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

There was a thread going on the Rouge diversion last night. A poster suggested smoke in the aft galley area. Looks like it was originally headed for EUG but went to PDX (which makes more sense). FlightAware posted EUG, but you can see on the map it went to PDX.

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by Wingtips56
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

UA SFO-MFR AUG 4>6 It seems to me that the market isn't big enough for 1xA319 plus 1x738, plus 4 Express, but I don't know how it's doing now. Maybe trying to scare off AS from jumping in? However it looks like the Mainline is dropping out after August. The UA website is only showing 4xCRJ-200 for ...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines to Hawaii?
Replies: 30
Views: 4730

Re: European Airlines to Hawaii?

On another note, Hawaian Airlines L1011s, DC8s and DC10s were regulars at LGW and several other European airports including Frankfurt during the summers of the late 1980s to mid 90s, does anyone know their routings. Hawaiian was doing regular charters for SunTrips and I think other companies, but f...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large out stations for alliances
Replies: 20
Views: 3016

Re: Large out stations for alliances

I'm not sure the presence of 75% of the member carriers is the right metric. For example, FRA has 12 of 14 oneworld carriers, but it's not really regarded as a major oneworld hub based on volume.

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by Wingtips56
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6210

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

I've flown all base versions, -100 to -900 including the -200QC. except the -600. I guess I won't have the chance to fly the -600 (nor the A318). I ended up working for a while for an all 737 airline, and that pic of the 737-100 cockpit looks like what I remember from going in to give the crew the w...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest E175 "Alaska Colors" makes an emergency landing in Modesto
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: SkyWest E175 "Alaska Colors" makes an emergency landing in Modesto

According to FlightAware, the airplane just got airborne, ferrying to SEA. No sign of any rescue flight enroute, so I assume the passengers got bused somewhere. Likely back to SMF, but AS isn't showing any extra sections or equipment change (up to AS Boeing) to accommodate the load. Nothing out of F...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to open LAX-OAX and GDL-SBD
Replies: 35
Views: 4112

Re: Volaris to open LAX-OAX and GDL-SBD

Back to topic: Is it financially feasible to open the SBD unused terminal for a couple of hours twice weekly? I suppose Y4 airline staff/handling staff can shuttle over from ONT if any ONT arrivals/departures don't occur within the same time frame. (Duplicating staff above and below wing would seem ...

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by Wingtips56
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL9827 A330 ATL-RDU-DUB
Replies: 20
Views: 4833

Re: DL9827 A330 ATL-RDU-DUB

With many carriers, flight numbers in the 9000- range are usually charters, positioning flights or ferries (mechanical or whatever). Or rescue flights, as would occur in an example ( example here, not fact ) that an ATL-DUB flight had earlier diverted to RDU and gone tech. A rescue flight would be l...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 12886

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

There are 18 DFW-LGA flights for a date I picked in June: mostly AA, with some DLx and 1 NK. Yes, the AA's have feed, but it shows that the D-FW market to NY must be strong enough to support a couple of DAL-LGA trips. What's not working there? Perhaps AS could try SAN-DAL-LGA and/or LAX-DAL-LGA as a...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: DFW-SBA PICS

QX tried SMF-SBA for a while, ending a service drought, but the Q400 is just too much for that market. Way back when (late 70's-early 80's), SBA-based Apollo Airways (ID) connected SBA to SMF, SFO, SJC, FAT, MRY, BFL, LAS, LAX, and OXR with the maintenance-nightmare Handley-Page Jetstreams ....or a ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 12886

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

"We're keeping both for sure" -------for the time being. Suspect AS will try to eventually consolidate at DAL, depending on other factors. I think they will keep a presence at DFW largely to connect onto AA flights (of course, they will have to take AS to DFW, but then take AA). And Alask...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?
Replies: 19
Views: 2600

Re: DFW-SBA PICS

BoeingGuy wrote:
AA has flown mainline into SBA before with MD-80s. So not their first every mainline to SBA.

I won't swear to it, but I think they may have sent the F-100 there too.

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 12222

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

Other than LAX-SFO, I believe the last intra-California markets to see AA mainline were all the former Reno markets that ran with MD80s from the merger in 1999 until being transitioned to Eagle or being cut entirely in the early 2000s. Those would be, if I remember correctly, LAX-SJC, LAX-OAK, SJC-...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 12222

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

I use to take HP SNA TO SMF. WN chased them out. I don't remember AA ont to smf. I'd love that option now. Has things progress I hope to see a small amount of PTP flying on from the big 3. At the time of the OC/AA merger, and for a while after that, there were 4X SMF-ONT (731/732), 5X SMF-SNA (733,...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 12222

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

AA LAX-SMF JUL 5>4 AUG 5>4 SEP 5>4 OCT 5>4 NOV 5>4 DEC 5>4 Pardon me if I missed a post somewhere, but one of the remaining flights is going mainline May 5 with the A319. It will be 1X-319, 1X-E175, 2X-CRJ7. So it's only a minor reduction in total seats. The A319 is the first one out of SMF in the ...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX A321 - which routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 4688

Re: VX A321 - which routes?

They should take off Virgin America from the fuselage and replace it with Alaska and leave the rest the same....heritage aircraft. :) I'm going to opine that there won't be a VX heritage aircraft for AS, as they'd certainly would have to pay the Virgin licensing fee as long as any of the brand stil...

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