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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 36
Views: 7206

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

It's only a 757 so not too difficult for DCA.

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3219

Re: FAA inspectors accusing agency of negligence

You are right that I am proud the USA has the best aviation safety record in the world. I eagerly await a reference for this. With the amount of flights in the US, and not 1 pax fatality due to a crash in past decade, it is rather evident. Well there was exactly 1 on WN1380. But that's the only one...

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?
Replies: 14
Views: 2054

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

Cannot find an MD-80 scheduled past the 3rd of September.

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by WN732
Thu May 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?
Replies: 14
Views: 2054

Re: What's the AA MD-80 retirement schedule!?

I wonder if AA will delay their retirement until the MAX issue is resolved. They said that's not going to happen. And it seems that EIS aanouncement is immenent with the FAA meeting with high level folks in the DFW area. There's also a scheduled meeting in Canada with airline executives. Shouldn't ...

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by WN732
Wed May 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 91968

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Is there a hard set date for the MD80 retirement yet?

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by WN732
Tue May 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 64
Views: 5933

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Could be seen as a better alternative to MCO. Having flown out of there recently, it's almost worth flying into TPA and driving in vs dealing with that mess. Some really good marketing could make this work. Even the thought of not having to pay the stupid tolls to/from Disney could make it worth it....

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by WN732
Sun May 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7645

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

Looks like FAT-ORD goes from A319 to E75L. That's quite a haul in an E75L.

But once again FAT loses mainline UA. Hopefully that changes again soon.

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by WN732
Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations
Replies: 30
Views: 4802

Re: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-DIversions & Cancellations

rajincajun01 wrote:
AUS got its first A220 with DL diverting its LGA-DFW.


Yep! I just watched it leave. Beautiful bird.

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by WN732
Sun May 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 52
Views: 9414

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

At least WN737 is guaranteed to be a 737

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by WN732
Sun May 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13129

Re: WN announces service to ITO

DarthLobster wrote:
Next up, Kahoolawe and Moloniki. They’ll make just as much money.


Except Kahoolawe is one giant bomb. Should make for some interesting landings.

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by WN732
Fri May 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 5804

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

I would be highly intrigued how Delta would react if Southwest reinstates the former Airtran route PNS-ATL. Ticket prices jumped considerably on the ATL-PNS route once Airtran was bought out. All of those panhandle markets are ridiculously overpriced on DL to ATL. But unfortunately it doesn't make ...

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by WN732
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 24
Views: 5999

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

mrskyguy wrote:
This is Southwest's February 2001 route map. Would it be safe to say that the -200s flew through all of these cities at least once (with the exception of SNA) before they were recalled to the Texas Triangle?

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They've been to SNA too.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 36204

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

dfwneedsqf wrote:
any word on when the Sky Club or the View Deck will open?


Was there the other day and the sign said "Coming Soon." But the signage is all in place for it. It looks like most of the rest of the construction is done.

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by WN732
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3235

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

southwest1675 wrote:
Southwest doesn’t seem to have funny crews anymore.


Not true. Flew SMF-SAN last week and the lead flight attendant played jazz during boarding and cracked jokes throughout the flight.

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by WN732
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2614

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

WN got entry to EWR when UA/CO merged and they were forced to give up slots. They took over legacy UAL gate in A-1 (which up until the mid-2000s UA took up the entire satellite.) Was EWR slot controlled then? Yes, EWR was slot-controlled until April 2016. BTW, one of the reason that WN bought FL, o...

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by WN732
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 12937

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

As a soon to be former CSA at WN, the MAX grounding is killing us (non mechanics) the most. The bad timing with Spring Break made it even harder with all flights at my station being full. My Cohearts fought valiantly and with Spring Break all but over the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen....

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by WN732
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 164
Views: 24747

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Ezra wrote:
Does Terminal 0 mean that In-n-Out would have to close?


No. That just takes out some of the parking lot

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by WN732
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 17951

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

BNA/STL at close to 200 daily departures isn't far fetched. I just don't think ATL will be a long term thing for them. They'll probably cut Atlanta down to the WN basics like LAS/PHX, Florida, and MDW/BWI, e.t.c. Nah man, those ATL gates are worth a lot. ATL may not be their best station but it's n...

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by WN732
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future for small planes in the airline industry
Replies: 18
Views: 2495

Re: The future for small planes in the airline industry

I find the PC-12's at Boutique to be pretty nice. I would hope for more models such as this. They certainly make use of the EAS subsidies and their prices are not that bad.

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by WN732
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA and LAS Terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: SWA and LAS Terminal

Don’t get me wrong, I love Southwest ❤️ and I love LAS , but is it just me or is the terminal in desperate need of renovation? Compared to the AA terminal there it just looks absolutely worse down . Is there any plans to renovate the facilities ? It was actually renovated not too long ago. It used ...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 41
Views: 6614

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

Last year I paid $55 to fly from SMF-EWR with a connection in LAX. Basic Economy was only $45.

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by WN732
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 34
Views: 5629

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

I saw that the Constellation made a visit to Times Square yesterday (Just the fuselage).

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by WN732
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38699

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Rumor is that AA is going to bring back the milk run. It will be DFW-MAF-ELP-LRU-SVC-SAD-TUS-PHX, flown 2x daily, except Saturdays then 1x. I guess it could only be the CRJ2, but my source didn't know which equipment was going to be used. LOL. All of that intra-NM flying is easily drivable. Especia...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ELP Thread - 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3575

Re: The ELP Thread - 2018

(Below is a quote from the OAG thread) On AA's Jun 6 skd, ELP will get an A321 on their 1430 DFW trip and ABQ will get another shot of an MD-80 on the 1035 DFW trip. Thought we saw our last MD-80 last summer but will get to enjoy it again this summer. Will this be ELP's first A321 scheduled service...

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by WN732
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14191

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

STL-SLC added BNA-BUF WN announced the following today: ⋅ Return of STL-SLC nonstop service (weekend-only between August 10th and September 29th, daily starting on October 2nd) ⋅ Daily BWI-EWR nonstop service, starting on October 2nd ⋅ Weekend-only BNA-BUF nonstop serv...

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by WN732
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 8440

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Your guesses are spot on. I'd say HNL w/AS will happen when AS upgages SEA. Does AS (OO or QX) have any unused slots at SNA? If not, that's a no-go thanks to Paine Field. How about SJD for AM as a one-stop to MEX, as MX did up in SMF once? AM is being left in the dust by Y4. Maybe AS could run a 17...

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by WN732
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 11913

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

AA FAT-LAX JUN 4>3[4] AA FAT-PHX JUN 6>5[5] UA DEN-FAT JUL 4>3[4] FAT-PHX is gaining an A319 but reducing RJ frequency. FAT-DEN may be due to FAT-ORD going mainline. AM FAT-GDL DEC 0.7>0.9[0.9] *Y4 BJX-FAT NOV 0>0.3[0] DEC 0>0.3[0] Y4 FAT-GDL JUL 1.0>1.5[1.0] AUG 1.0>1.3[0.9] NOV 0>1.0[0.9] DEC 0>1...

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by WN732
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 8440

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n400an
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Heads up Fresno Spotters - AA's A321NEO will be making a stop on Saturday 3/9 at about 9 AM and leaving at 10.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n400an

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by WN732
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1710
Views: 330505

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

Maybe something a la Copa. Doesn't sound like it's going to be a drastic change

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by WN732
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42689

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

So please correct me if I'm wrong. Is it true that WN's Rapid Rewards has no restrictions on the number of seats on each flight that can be redeemed? If true, all of those 'sold out' flights might be flying with a handful of people paying $49 and the rest flying for free. Ouch. Of course we'll like...

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by WN732
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42689

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Is it just me or is anybody else seeing most flights OAK-HNL sold out already??? Obviously I expected the $49 fares to be gone - but I certainly didn’t expect the entire plane to be sold out. For the end of March and into April, most days are telling me sold out. But... the reason I don’t believe i...

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by WN732
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 78
Views: 12555

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

Hawtorne Field. *AN HHR-LAX APR 0>0.4[0] MAY 0>0.5[0] JUN 0>0.4[0.1] JUL 0>0.5[0] AUG 0>0.4[0] SEP 0>0.4[0] OCT 0>0.4[0] NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>0.4[0] *AN HHR-PHX APR 0>0.4[0] MAY 0>0.5[0] JUN 0>0.4[0] JUL 0>0.5[0] AUG 0>0.4[0] SEP 0>0.4[0] OCT 0>0.4[0] NOV 0>0.4[0] DEC 0>0.4[0] AN is Advanced Air whic...

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by WN732
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42689

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Not sure why this is such a big story. Poor execution by Southwest to have taken this long to get here. Nice that they’ve finally gotten to this point, but would be far less newsworthy for any other carrier. It’s newsworthy because it has been highly anticipated. Southwest customers want it. The pe...

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by WN732
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A320 Series Spoilers
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Airbus A320 Series Spoilers

Hello All, I've noticed over the last few years that all Airbus A320 models now have the ailerons act as ground spoilers after touchdown. When was this change implemented? Were there any mechanical changes that had to be made, or was it a simple software update?

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by WN732
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike
Replies: 22
Views: 5031

Re: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike

Bradin wrote:
Was this 737 retrofitted with split scimitars?


Negative

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by WN732
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl
Replies: 51
Views: 4080

Re: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl

emuwarveteran wrote:
Pitbulls need to be banned


"But they are good dogs, it's just bad people raising them. They are so sweet, blah blah blah." Just like the Galaxy Note 7, they should not fly.

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by WN732
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21214

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Kind of sad to see everyone with such hard-ons over these cramped narrowbody planes .. I remember the days when transcons .. and DL's ATL-Florida, NYC, California would be widebodies … all this excitement over a 737 or A320 derivative ? Snore. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Oh so long ago. Maybe its why D...

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by WN732
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47354

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.co ... i-flights/
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ajlombardi2 wrote:
T- ~1 hr?


Yeah hopefully something today.

However, something that I did not notice mentioned here was what they will offer as far as inflight snacks.

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.co ... i-flights/

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by WN732
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL MD's get PTVs?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Will DL MD's get PTVs?

If any of them would have, it would be the 717. But even they don't. There's no need for the short stage lengths they operate. The other two are so close to retirement there's no way. Plus the MD80 is already inefficient, that added weight would exacerbate the problem.

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by WN732
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 13875

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

You can never exceed a limit. However you can exceed a planned weight that is below max up go max by xx amount. My company uses 2k before a new flight plan needs to be calculated. This does not mean you can takeoff +2K over any performance, runway or structural limit. The 2K is just the number befo...

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by WN732
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47354

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

since it looks like we are on the final countdown, anyone want to try and guess on what the first fare prices will be :D? I think I'm gonna try and jump on the first wknd they do SAN-OGG. My guess is that the Intro Fare is going to be $99 one-way from the four Mainland U.S. markets on whatever rout...

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by WN732
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47354

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/20/goldman-sachs-downgrades-southwest-airlines-because-new-hawaii-route-will-be-too-costly.html Hahaha! Seems SWA is unraveling these days. Nothing to see here, really... They will be launching the flights at most likely bottom barrel prices on planes with 5+ hour missi...

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by WN732
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 201
Views: 55204

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

nomorerjs wrote:
WN732 wrote:
Any news on which flight will be the last?


DFW-ROW, but it won't be a revenue flight! ;)


Lol well I set myself up for that one!

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by WN732
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47354

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Yes, you are 100% right. I just assumed it was LIH due to KOA being such a disaster last summer. For this past summer, AS's best markets in the cases I looked at were SJC-LIH, SAN-OGG and SMF-OGG. It's all good to speculate but the entire process really has taken long enough. I will believe the sta...

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by WN732
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 201
Views: 55204

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Any news on which flight will be the last?

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by WN732
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AOC Green Deal, end of US aviation
Replies: 36
Views: 2541

Re: AOC Green Deal, end of US aviation

Yeah that's going to flop. Next!

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by WN732
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47354

Re: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

737’s go to the islands everyday. This is not a major event. If anything WN is really late to the party. Having a home in the islands I haven’t heard anyone pining to have WN serving Hawaii. Most are FF of UA, HA or AK and don’t see the need for WN. WN may fare similarly to Allegiant. It’s a major ...

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by WN732
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash
Replies: 75
Views: 10135

Re: Solid NYT Article on MCAS and Lion Air Crash

The aircraft was unairworthy. It never should have flown. Okay, swell. Never should have flown. Now...once we're past that, are you saying that we should just accept that everyone is doomed once that plane gets into the air? Or are there in fact layers of safety, a critical one of which is pilots, ...

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by WN732
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Airlines at LAX
Replies: 14
Views: 2645

Re: Allegiant Airlines at LAX

They tried various options like LGB and LAX had the best success. I've read before that ONT is expensive to operate out of. Why expensive? Because they built a terminal no one asked for? Higher landing fees and lease costs. I'm not sure why. I believe they are run by the same organization that runs...

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by WN732
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47354

Re: WN and Hawaii.

All I'm saying is the "Southwest" effect is NEVER going to be realized. Tell that to go!, Island Air, Mahalo, Mokulele(E170 op), ATA, Aloha, etc. Fares can already be dirt cheap, and show me where Southwest is still the "low fare airline" - they haven't been since Herb retired. ...

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