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by Wingtips56
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 2989

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

And then we get into airline codes for aircraft models with certain configurations, such as 737-8CT (WestJet 737-800 with winglets), 737-7H4 (Southwest Airlines 737-700 with winglets), 767-3Q8 (El Al 767-30 without winglets), 777-2B5(ER) (Korean Airlines 777-200 Extended Range), and so on... Airlin...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 2989

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

To clarify AtomicGardens complete list posting, and going back in time, equipment codes were determined by what OAG would show, limited to 3 characters. So the 727 equates to the 727-100, as the original version. The 72S, or 727-Stretch refers to the 727-200, but now shows more as the 722. Likewise ...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New US Startup Rumor: SweetJet
Replies: 19
Views: 3622

Re: New US Startup Rumor: SweetJet

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I'm guessing that the only successful routes would be GYY-VCV and IND-GYR, but I'm all for trying someone new.

Yeah, but those would be one-time, one-way flights. Hard to see the success there. Likely, but not profitable. (Sarcasm font needed.)

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foggy 3-holer memories
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Foggy 3-holer memories

I sort of remember mention of (in concept only) re-engining the 727 as a twin, with the center somehow eliminated, as the OP suggests, but I could be even foggier. It was around the time that the MD-80 was picking up orders, based on the capability of those engines. I did find a cost-analysis docume...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10952

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Tags, for example: When AQ started SMF, the routings were SMF-xxx-OGG, with xxx being either BUR or SNA. AQ did sell local traffic on the SMF-BUR/SNA tags as well as through to OGG. Some of the other markets were also tagged, particularly with RNO being high altitude that a stop was necessary. (Even...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10225

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

[ TWA's employees and unions had essentially zero bargaining leverage since everybody involved knew that, absent an acquisition, TWA would almost certainly have ceased to exist in a matter of months, or sooner, anyway. . Sooner. I talked with a guy from TW accounting (when at AA HDQ to interview fo...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Pulling Out of STS
Replies: 17
Views: 3162

Re: G4 Pulling Out of STS

Also, Sun Country load factors STS-MSP are so far at 40% for next month's service inauguration: http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/sonomacounty/7173018-181/sun-country-airlines-ceo-out That's pretty good for an oddball route. Remember this new weekly flight is essentially to reduce the...

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by Wingtips56
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 3688

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

Well that explains why I got through to AA right away on an unrelated issue, but then when being transferred to International, I was on hold for 90 minutes with the endless loop of ads and blather, only to eventually give up and call back: that way I go on a queue and they will call me back when an ...

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by Wingtips56
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route
Replies: 46
Views: 10742

Re: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route

Forgive me, but what do LHR/Europe, HKG and SIN have to do with JFK-TPE? If JFK-TPE is overwhelmingly loaded with lower yielding VFR traffic, then I can see where the route could be unprofitable. Full seats at bargain prices doesn't equate to a less full load but with full fare tickets, especially a...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 17486

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

Back in 1986 I had to wait five hours at ATL waiting for a flight to New Orleans.There was so much traffic that there was no time to wait for push back vehicles.Planes had to depart say,at 17:01,17:03,17:04 in order to keep their turn for take off sequence.Power back was their only choice to achiev...

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10028

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

*AA PHX-YEG NOV 0>0.9 DEC 0>1.0 JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 Seasonal for the winter birds I suppose. Yes. It runs through 3 May, per AA internal site "Jetwire". Enter Edmonton American will return to Edmonton, Canada (YEG) on Nov. 5, with nonstop seasonal service from PHX through May 3, 2018. The...

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by Wingtips56
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue west coast (idea)
Replies: 24
Views: 2444

Re: JetBlue west coast (idea)

There is nothing to buy. CP is a non-starter.

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by Wingtips56
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18973

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

So, with reference to Commavia's post noting the "... Eight Consecutive Scheduling Seasons ....", what does happen with DL closing the route in six seasons? Does the slot indeed revert to AA? I was surprised to see just now that AA has two non-stops, plus the BA non-stop. Would AA want it,...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 85783

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

Is the Lion order for MAX10s a new order, or are they conversions from their prior huge order of Max9s?

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by Wingtips56
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 29
Views: 8751

Re: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat

There was a hot day back in 1990 that caused America West/HP to ground all of their 737-200 flights. Not sure if that included -300s as well. It's a matter of lift on a hot day with little bitty wings. It may be that the CRJ is the most likely to be affected at this temperature of the aircraft types...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?
Replies: 29
Views: 5165

Re: Are those A321LR routes economically viable?

I could AA using the A321LR from MIA to secondary cities in South America. I don't see it working for AA as they carry a lot of belly freight, particularly in the South America market. And passenger baggage loads are always heavy. From what I've read, the cargo capacity takes a hit on available vol...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA decides to not reduce pitch on new 737 coach seats
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: AA decides to not reduce pitch on new 737 coach seats

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Yes, but this is new info. The other blog is 6 pages of complaints on the prior news.
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ikolkyo wrote:

Yes, but this is new info. The other blog is 6 pages of complaints on the prior news.

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by Wingtips56
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A320 to South America?
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: AA A320 to South America

AA doesn't fly to CUZ. They codeshare on LATAM Perú. MIA-LIM is 1x 763 and 1x 757. DFW-LIM is 1x 757.

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by Wingtips56
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I have a feeling that the EAS for the PDX-CEC route is probably helping keep the other KS markets (PDX-OTH/LMT/RDD/ACV) at least partially afloat. They could all dry up if the EAS route went away. Reliability is the other key component, however, and that still seems to elude KS. Today, with that fro...

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by Wingtips56
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 6093

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

Can they squeeze 34 flights into little AEP?

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by Wingtips56
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did American ever consider the MD-90?
Replies: 14
Views: 3618

Re: Did American ever consider the MD-90?

MD-11 also on SEA-NRT and SJC-NRT. MD-11 wasn't satisfactorily delivered before the SJC-NRT start date, so that started temporarily with the DC-10-30, operating SJC-OAK-NRT. OAK was a fuel/tech stop only, as the DC-10-30 couldn't take off from SJC with the fuel required. (It was able to operate NRT-...

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by Wingtips56
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 126
Views: 34113

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

With Kirby's focus being domestic flying, I would expect them to beef up that first at LAX to give UA a more appealing and pertinent schedule offering. Top 10 O&Ds from LAX are: NYC, SFO, CHI, SEA, DC, DFW, HNL, LAS, BOS, MIA/FLL, there is good room for them to grow frequency and even add new m...

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by Wingtips56
Wed May 31, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2744

Re: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article153479414.html

That one says AS has been using both doors for some time, but I could guess that's just for the Q400. But maybe somebody at SMF can confirm it's mainline AS too??
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Sacramento Bee as well: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article153479414.html

That one says AS has been using both doors for some time, but I could guess that's just for the Q400. But maybe somebody at SMF can confirm it's mainline AS too??

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 30, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 20434

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

RE Q400 painting - isn't painting a regular part of a maintenance cycle? Something that would be spelled out in a lease? I saw on fb someone from Alaska say the Q400s won't be repainted until the 737s are done, which would leave a several year gap between the new livery rollout and the final 737 be...

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by Wingtips56
Tue May 30, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business model of early US airlines within airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 2664

Re: Business model of early US airlines within airlines

Shuttle by United didn't offer advance seat assignments, but did have assigned seating on check-in at the airport. We (competitor employees) were always mystified as to how Shuttle by United really offered UA any cost advantages. For example, no advance seat assignments but using the seat assignment...

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by Wingtips56
Sun May 28, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

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: 4780

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: 52
Views: 9143

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 12586

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: 83
Views: 7192

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: 2009

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: 8659

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: 9990

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 - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

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 - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

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: 3529

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: 10079

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 - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

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 - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

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 - 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40938

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: 13044

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: 7705

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: 19063

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: 3779

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: 17694

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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