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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2502
Views: 311866

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Too add to my point earlier, the reason the decision is “pushed back” until next year is, in my opinion based on the way things tend to work with launches, is that now that Boeing have final engine specs they will be presenting the two engines and two sizes to airlines during the airshow and afterwa...

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by ikramerica
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2502
Views: 311866

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

The real answer will be if there is a an update at the airshow. If they are silent on the matter, then don’t expect much in the future. But if they continue to hype the progress, it’s just a matter of time. I find it unlikely that they would set an engine deadline only to drop the whole matter 2 wee...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12148

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

While you may not use the term regional jet in the EU, the concept is not foreign. Crossair was a regional carrier that used regional aircraft, for example. Others like it. Just because an airline flies a large plane on a route shorter than they fly a regional jet doesn’t change the categories. CO a...

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by ikramerica
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 104
Views: 12148

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

A regional Jet is generally anything smaller than the original 737, DC9 with similar or shorter range, as alternatives to turbo props. The Fokker and BAe 146 were early RJs. The sub-category of 50-seat RJ was developed for scope clause reasons in the US and were more popular here, while the bigger R...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 11273

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

I also think HA did an excellent job with service recovery. Service recovery is so important. Most people understand that things can and will go wrong. It’s amazing how many companies absolutely fail on service recovery, which, when done right, can actually increase customer loyalty. Absolutely tru...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question regarding LAX Connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Question regarding LAX Connection

If you are nervous about having enouh time at your departure airport it is always wise to give yourself the extra time that would take away the stress.

YVR is a nice airport. Not the worst place to spend some extra time.

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 16
Views: 3272

Re: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

It’s kind of interesting how UA keeps their oldest on the premiere transcons. In the 80s they used the DC8s, then DC10s, then oldest 767s and now oldest 757s.

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by ikramerica
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9111

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

They’ve been doing this for many years, transferring these kids to every school district around the USA. The current outrage is for show...

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 9977

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

None. It would take quite a while to come to fruition, and then what would it matter? Domestic is domestic. International is international.

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by ikramerica
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11898

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

This thread is full of people that haven’t even read the thread thoroughly , haven’t read the quoted policy of the airline nor the stated reason the policy exists and haven’t traveled with a 1 year old child themselves.l but are willing to attack others who HAVE read the thread and the policies and ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11898

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

As for why this may be a rule, this is speculation, but if the child is assigned a seat, they must enter information at booking and this information is seen by the government. If there is a dispute regarding the custody of a child, it’s easier to flag this way. When they check in, the ID is used to ...

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11898

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Again, the rules for LAP CHILDREN are more strict. Fact.

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by ikramerica
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11898

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

The main problem with those who claim racism is that they are assuming this is an isolated event that could only happen to a minority and thus it’s obviously racism. Yet they provide no evidence that it is isolated and that it could only happen to a minority. Even when presented with clear policy by...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 6848

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

It was a policy decision based upon the multitude of constraints. And, as is always the case with freeways, any expansion would buy you 5-10 years.You can't build your way out of sprawl-driven congestion. You can absolutely build your way out. Every other system of production in society is able to ...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being
Replies: 61
Views: 9868

Re: AA Shies Away From 78J/77X For Time Being

The 779 is big for AA. Maybe the 778 isn’t efficient enough. And the 78J isn’t capable enough. So there’s no aircraft at Boeing that AA would want right now.

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by ikramerica
Mon May 28, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5413

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

AA has had a diminished level of service for Hawaii for decades, when compared to international. They always had Hawaii configured dense DC10s and 767s with less room in premium cabins. They would advertise it as an upgrade from domestic flights but that usually just meant a couple of Hawaiian theme...

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by ikramerica
Sun May 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16649

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

They were both compromised designs. They were pre-CAD/CAM designs meant to replace models that weren’t cutting edge. The 757-200/767 did a good Job of replacing the 707 and DC8 in fleets and competing with the DC10, A300 and L1011 in the 80s, but when it came to REPLACING the 727A, A300, DC10 and L1...

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by ikramerica
Fri May 25, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20137

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

How did this get switched to a discussion of the Iran Air tragedy? It was 30 years ago in a different world with different technology available. The USA admitted it happened even if the quality of the admission and response is in doubt. Russia still hasn’t owned up to the incident. There is a diffe...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20137

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

How did this get switched to a discussion of the Iran Air tragedy? It was 30 years ago in a different world with different technology available. The USA admitted it happened even if the quality of the admission and response is in doubt. Russia still hasn’t owned up to the incident. There is a differ...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 20137

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Topple assad, wean the EU of russian gas, etc. Toppling Assad would be like shooting ourselves in the foot. Because the Russians are pigs we should get ourselves bogged down in the ME supporting the Israeli expansion program? Hell, if you want to go that way why not invade Iraq again? I guess the a...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 22, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10066

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I had recently been in touch with a former engineer who had worked on Concordes and now works on the 747 program. Through my extensive conversation with him, he had admitted the concorde had some flaws and that the engineers at Aérospatiale/BAC were concerned for the safety of the concorde pretty o...

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by ikramerica
Mon May 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10360

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

First one I thought of was CTS Sapporo. They see over 20 million pax, with many international destinations, and there is very little reason to connect there.

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by ikramerica
Sun May 20, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12940

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

What does nox emmissions have to do with noise?

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by ikramerica
Sun May 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23395

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

Spacepope wrote:
ikramerica wrote:
Speed Tape!


Slightly more involved of a fix. It'll need some bondo too.

Well yeah. And a can of krylon. But that’s later. I’m just trying to get it into service without having to cancel the next flight...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 10, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7563

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

With the newer CFMs having trouble with multiple short hops, how frequent do the flights need to be for that to impact ops? Can an 737MAX do LAX-HNL-OGG-HNL-LAX with normal turn times or is it overheated by the time it lands in OGG? Link please! Sorry, but us old timers don’t have to do all the leg...

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by ikramerica
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7563

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

With the newer CFMs having trouble with multiple short hops, how frequent do the flights need to be for that to impact ops? Can an 737MAX do LAX-HNL-OGG-HNL-LAX with normal turn times or is it overheated by the time it lands in OGG?

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by ikramerica
Thu May 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9194

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Kashmon wrote:
it is so funny, modern women claim to be so strong and independent yet cry for such silly things. The women who were the first settlers etc would be laughing at such a response.

No doubt. “Life ain’t easy on the Oregon Trail.”

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by ikramerica
Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23885

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Most of my American friends don't seem to care. Asians and Europeans do.Why? Because most of us are OK with not drinking on flights or, alternatively, paying for a drink or two. And we don't have to stuff our faces with two sandwiches and three alcoholic drinks on a 1.5 hour flight from Stockholm t...

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by ikramerica
Tue May 01, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United set to resume PetSafe, bans dozens of breeds
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: United set to resume PetSafe, bans dozens of breeds

It’s not the Humane Society (the org that nonchalantly offered to kill our stray kitten because it was 1 oz too small for them to rescue).

It’s American Humane.

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37584

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

The title "Emirates starts storing the A380" is beyond misleading because it also includes 777 etc. Usual A380 possible bad story glee I'm afraid! If you follow these doomsday threads, it’s “established” the EK is storing 777s left and right. The news is always that they have STARTED stor...

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo
Replies: 21
Views: 4316

Re: Lion 738 off the runway at Gorontalo

That’s 4 football fields. That’s a Long overrun.

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by ikramerica
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18241

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /PHNL/KDFW

The lawsuit is filled with assumptions, and the timeline is so broad that it's nearly useless.

That’s not the right day...
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MSPNWA wrote:
Here's the FlightAware track. You can see the direct route to DFW. They packed it in quickly.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /PHNL/KDFW

The lawsuit is filled with assumptions, and the timeline is so broad that it's nearly useless.

That’s not the right day...

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by ikramerica
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18241

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

I was on this flight. A 767-300ER. I was in first on the right side of the plane, with the galley behind me. It was pretty traumatic to say the least, and I always assumed the woman had died, but had never heard until today. I'll try and summarize based on memory. We got woken up with about 1 to 1-...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?
Replies: 35
Views: 4788

Re: How many passengers does ANA Boeing 777-300 domestic take ?

I flew on one of these domestic 773s back in the early 2000s from HND to OKA. I was absolutely amazed at how orderly NH boarded 500 passengers in 30-35 mins with absolutely no problems. That would never be able to happen in that timeframe in the U.S. How as the boarding process different? People do...

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by ikramerica
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 36
Views: 8671

Re: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

Oh no, the part that keeps you from touching the important stuff came loose! We are all gonna crash!!!

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118083

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The pilots aren't going to say anything; I wonder if it would be helpful for the f/as to be trained perhaps to announce something about the rapid descent. There may be a million reasons not to have them do this, but there are at least a few reasons that it would be helpful. Because they were in the...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118083

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Really? “I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above”? Hardly accurate. Multiple reports say that the deceased woman was sucked out the window to her waist. Are you really saying that saying she flew out the window is inaccurate? Or, are you criticizing the 40,000 feet part? We al...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118083

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Would be very sad/concerning if the window failure was a result of a different fatigue/cracking issue that was only accelerated by the explosion. Similar to an earthquake causing buildings or roads with other unseen problems to fail, or a plane hitting a tall building exposing a fatal design flaw le...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8885

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

AAs flagship suite took a much better approach. You faced out the window to use he main desk/table. It was an amazing experience to have a comfy chair and a large table facing out into the world. That table stayed there the whole time. If you didn’t want to face out, another table would swing around...

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by ikramerica
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8885

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

The problem is that the new upper deck suites are effectively a downgrade from the old lower deck suites. Less privacy both open and closed. The old design was a mini cabin. This is a cubical with walls under 5 feet high. It’s horrible considering the cost.

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13536

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Shows how safe and smooth flying has become. When I was a kid this type of incident was common. Barf bags were used by at least one pax in just about every flight. Pilots had to fly through a lot of rough air because it was harder to track and there were fewer flights in the air to give reportsback ...

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by ikramerica
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26936

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The reason the A380 works for them is they have an appreciably larger fleet of twins to help even out the schedules and up and down gage routes.

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by ikramerica
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7154

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Are there any plans for a people mover to connect the terminals, or is this supposed to suffice? That bus system is horrible. The LAMP of which the people mover is part of is just about moving people easier on the pre security side. TBIT-4-8 are connected post security but require walking thought a...

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by ikramerica
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7154

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Force all taxi and Uber pickups and drop offs to the remote station and much of the traffic would subside.

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.
Replies: 9
Views: 3239

Re: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.

Sounds like a sickout to me.

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by ikramerica
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need help IDing a 4-engined jet at LAX today (3/28)
Replies: 35
Views: 7649

Re: Need help IDing a 4-engined jet at LAX today (3/28)

The plane in question is still at LAX, parked by a Saudi 744 and a Saudi 777. It’s an A340 with hair dryers. It has blue horizontal cheat lines and blue horizontal lines in the tail. There are no waves or curves. The belly is gray and the top of the tail is gray, and between the sets of lines (top o...

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5184

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

When it was just Aloha and Hawaiian roundtrips between islands were around 140. When it was go!, HA, Aloha, island air, and mokulele with the embraers you could get a roundtrip for about 70$ iirc. Now its basically just Hawaiian and a roundtrip is 120-150. HA has been really good at not gouging the...

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5529

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

I hate April fools day on the inter webs.

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS (LX) 777-300ER Flights GVA-ZRH-GVA
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

Re: SWISS (LX) 777-300ER Flights GVA-ZRH-GVA

Back in the 90s I flew on the ZRH-GVA-ZRH MD11 shuttle. I believe it’s a combination of feed to/from the ZRH hub, business day trips, and fleet utilization. My flight was a connection from AA ORD-ZRH.

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