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by jmc1975
Fri May 25, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?
Replies: 16
Views: 2899

Re: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?

Several months ago, a QF A380 diverted to PHX for medical reasons.

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by jmc1975
Sun May 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19098

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

What do you expect for an airline that sometimes serves it’s passengers Sloppy Joes....Sloppy Sloppy Joes.

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by jmc1975
Sat May 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5557

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

The proposed US+DL merger in 2007 would have been a real mess.

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by jmc1975
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight numbering methodolgy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Southwest flight numbering methodolgy?

What is the logic behind Southwest's flight numbering methodology? Since their flight numbers range from 1 to 6XXX, is their any significance to explain what they are (ie. subfleets, crew pairings, bases, marketing, etc.)?

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by jmc1975
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290324

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

This all comes back to how Boeing truly dropped the ball by not developing a 737 and 757 replacement in tandem. Instead, airlines are stuck with a cutting edge 50-year old aircraft that had its fuselage MAXed out to proportions not originally intended.

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by jmc1975
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 75
Views: 8239

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

I betcha you can count on PIT and SFO being the two biggest connections!

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by jmc1975
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6122

Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

With Hawaiian's 717s soon approaching 20 years old, is there any consideration for the replacement of its inter-island fleet? Would the E195-E2 be a viable replacement? How would the economics of it compare with that of its current 717s?

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by jmc1975
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3187

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

Say goodbye to profit sharing! IAM will negotiate that out of the contract for you, but you can at least have the honored privilege of paying them dues every 2 weeks.

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by jmc1975
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff
Replies: 135
Views: 6402

Re: Delta risks $40 mill in tax breaks over NRA riff

It’ll all be okay. If DL is dead set on making a political statement, $40million should be well worth it for them.

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by jmc1975
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 51
Views: 5793

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

Neither airline would gain anything through this.

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by jmc1975
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for COS?
Replies: 41
Views: 4334

Re: What's next for COS?

Possible resumption of AA to PHX?

Spacepope wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:


I'd kill for a WN flight from COS to MCI.


America West flew COS-MCI back in the 80s. COS was one of HP's initial markets service at its launch in 1983.

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by jmc1975
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10568

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Don’t forget that LH had nonstops to FRA from 2001 to 2004 using A342/A343. The Arizona governor at the time made virtually no effort to promote Arizona commerce or tourism. LH’s problem now is they don’t have the right aircraft in their fleet. They A333 would be the largest feasible aircraft, but i...

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by jmc1975
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10050

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

In typical Scott Kirby fashion, the answer to the OP question would be "we have nothing to announce at this time."

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by jmc1975
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10760

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

Beyond what was recently announced, AA should.... Re-launch TLV from ORD instead of from PHL on a 1x daily 788. Chicago needs a nonstop to Israel, and UA is already established from EWR and SFO. ...and add or re-instate ORD-HNL (1x 788) ORD-SBN (2x E145) ORD-DLH (2x E145) ORD-LNK (2x E145) ORD-YOW (...

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by jmc1975
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 engine technical issue and shut down at PHX
Replies: 13
Views: 5184

Re: BA 744 blown engine on takeoff from PHX

[quote="Cunard"]No aircraft dumps fuel on a 'take off roll' think of the consequences of that, it dumps fuel at an appropriate altitude not on a 'take off roll' [quote]
Exactly. I guess witnesses have no credibility anymore. :(

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by jmc1975
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 engine technical issue and shut down at PHX
Replies: 13
Views: 5184

Re: BA 744 blown engine on takeoff from PHX

I know you guys are the experts on this, so we'll all see what becomes of this development. Exactly, no real details yet, what happened and the cause yet to be determined and/or reported. Even the news program indicated "more to come" in its commentary. Never mind that passenger(s) though...

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by jmc1975
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 engine technical issue and shut down at PHX
Replies: 13
Views: 5184

Re: BA 744 blown engine on takeoff from PHX

I know you guys are the experts on this, so we'll all see what becomes of this development.

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by jmc1975
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 engine technical issue and shut down at PHX
Replies: 13
Views: 5184

Re: BA 744 blown engine on takeoff from PHX

j3ster1369 wrote:
"blown engine" in your title is quite misleading. Engine was intentionally shut down and returned with no issue. Problem could have been just a bad oil pressure indication or high temp reading causing a checklist prompt to shut down and return.

You weren't there, were you?

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by jmc1975
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MOM...a narrowbody or widebody?
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Boeing MOM...a narrowbody or widebody?

I've heard conflicting reports that the Boeing MOM will be a narrowbody 3-3 aircraft or possibly a widebody 2-3-2. With the combination of being close in size to the 787-8 and the prospects of firing up the 767-300 production line again, is there really room for a small, high-CASM widebody? Wouldn't...

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK
Replies: 55
Views: 10645

Re: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK

And also very interesting that UA is going back up to 3x daily from LAX to DFW. It used to be 3x daily, and cut it back not long ago. Then they have also cut LAX-MSP completely. Interesting changes at LAX for UA. DFW back to 3x daily. There must be massive yields and UA must be making bank on the r...

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by jmc1975
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5646

Re: AA and TLV

Call me incorrect, but US never flew their A333 PHL-TLV. It only went as far as ATH. And their A332s should have had absolutely no problem doing TLV. Those airplanes are not 242T but they are still newish and should have high performance. I really don't think this story explains why AA is not in TL...

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by jmc1975
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and TLV
Replies: 31
Views: 5646

Re: AA and TLV

My "theory" is that AA-TLV will restart in 2018. ORD is now the largest market in the US without a nonstop to TLV. It also would also serve as a more robust connecting hub than PHL. If AA would start ORD-TLV with a 788, plus significantly expand the LY code-share relationship, it would be...

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by jmc1975
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15744

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Perhaps Kirby could do some Hat Tricks to get UA back on track

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by jmc1975
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

SteveXC500 wrote:
OMA has WN too. Lots of LNK customers do go to OMA. Prices in Lincoln are atrocious

Wouldn't atrocious fares be a legitimate business decision for a new entrant to enter into a market? Or would airlines prefer just to steer clear of such an environment?

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by jmc1975
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Chances of AA serving Lincoln, NE?

Since DL serves LNK from ATL & MSP, and UA serves it from DEN & ORD; what is the likelihood of AA entering the market? One could estimate that 2 daily nonstop from both DFW and ORD would work well for them, probably starting off with an ERJ-145. Is this a long-shot or could this really work?

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by jmc1975
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 40952

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

This will finally give LH the necessary 332s to resume FRA-PHX and do something similar to what they did to Condor in SAN.

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17785

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

Surprising nobody said KUL

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 5022

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

They need slots to do so.

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by jmc1975
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3464

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

Would it be called DelawAIR?

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by jmc1975
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era
Replies: 34
Views: 5830

North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era

With what appears to be some rather drastic changes coming soon for North Korea, what can we expect in the short- and long-term for commercial aviation service and infrastructure after the Kim Jung-Un regime is toppled? There are some expectations that once that happens, there will be a long, slow r...

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by jmc1975
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 72450

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

WN planning on giving up C1,C2,C11 & C12 . All these 4 gates are limited to 737-300 or 737-700. So WN is not giving up a whole concourse just gates that have limited availability with it's evolving bigger fleet. Flyguy That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Why would they give them up inste...

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by jmc1975
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11937

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

grbauc wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:
I long for the day AA shareholders/management ask Doug Parker to step down.


I think its Time. He's done it all.. Move on I'd like to see some new directions from AA. New blood.


So what then? New blood....just for kicks and giggles?

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by jmc1975
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11937

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

It's time for AA to resume service to TLV (this time, via ORD with a 788) and to build up its code-share relationship with El Al.

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by jmc1975
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 9887
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: Allegiant 9887

I was looking for information on the LAS-PSC flight that had the APU fall out of it while inflight yesterday. Evidently, there are photos floating around somewhere when it was discovered to be a large hole in the tail section upon arrival in Pasco.

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by jmc1975
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147093

Future of QR after diplomatic cuts?

With the new announcement of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, how will this effect the viability of Qatar Airways going forward? How will this effect ME3 in general?

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by jmc1975
Fri May 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 56
Views: 13834

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

Hasn't AZ always served LAX?

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by jmc1975
Mon May 08, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Air to start JFK non-stop from July 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4609

Re: Uzbekistan Air to start JFK non-stop from July 2017

How the heck are the crews going to be scheduled if it operates only 1x per week?

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by jmc1975
Mon May 01, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 72
Views: 20237

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

It would appear that JetBlue has a RASM problem, rather than a CASM problem. It would be reasonable to conclude that JetBlue's Revenue Management leadership and programs are due for a major overhaul in the near future.

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by jmc1975
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7643

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Perhaps they mean that they are not authorizing oversales until their new reservations system up and running as anticipated? That would make the most business sense.

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by jmc1975
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD
Replies: 17
Views: 5867

Re: UA to moves 787s out of Houston

Scooter must be at work!

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by jmc1975
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6866

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

A commendable legacy for the 737, however, if Boeing had been as innovative as in the past, this should have been the year they rolled out a clean-sheet 737/757-replacement, the 797, instead of settling on the uninnovative MAX. With the 797, they could have shared many parts and had flight deck comm...

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by jmc1975
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's PHX "Expansion"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

Southwest's PHX "Expansion"?

Recently, with great fanfare, it was announced that Southwest is going to move into the final concourse (S1) in PHX Terminal 4. Many jumped to the conclusion that Southwest was embarking on an ambitious expansion plan in PHX. But if you read between the lines, is it really an expansion? According to...

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by jmc1975
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa FAs Vote to Strike
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: Mesa FAs Vote to Strike

Wasn't Mesa supposed to liquidate some time ago?

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by jmc1975
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 14150

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

As much as I personally hate to see smaller cities lose air service, EAS is a complete boondoggle. As for Alaska routes, the federal taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for them. However, it would be perfectly acceptable for the State of Alaska to subsidize such routes. States should be given the pow...

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by jmc1975
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5493

Re: COS New service announcement

Would love to see PHL, I remember reading they wanted to expand to the east from COS so I got my fingers crossed. Also Frontiers twitter page says stay tuned for tomorrow for an exciting announcement. I'm a big PHL fan, but I would expect NY or DC service before PHL. Even if AA announces a new city...

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by jmc1975
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC888 Diverting
Replies: 11
Views: 4569

Re: AC888 Diverting

INFINITI329 wrote:
Why divert to YYZ instead of back to YOW?

Aircraft availability?

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