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by dcaviation
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 2825

Re: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw

r2rho wrote:
What's wrong with Modlin? Same distance or slightly closer, and with plenty of free land around to build another rwy and expand.



Because they want to have airport that is open entire year and not only few afternoons each week.

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by dcaviation
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 89
Views: 12896

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

According to United's website the SFO-ZRH flight will get in at 10:10AM but is scheduled to depart for SFO before than at 9:50AM. Currently no other United flight to ZRH are on the 787. Maybe IAD-ZRH will go from 767 to 787 since IAD will become a 787 base in late October. It's possible that UA wou...

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by dcaviation
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13335

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

The general feeling is that 200 pilots at the top of the seniority ladder with extremely high salaries (a result of a merger a decade ago) are killing off the chance for 7.800 colleagues to stay in employment - colleagues without whom they would have been unable to work for airberlin in the past de...

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by dcaviation
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13335

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Again, why most of you blame pilots for wasting $12 Billion dollars?

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by dcaviation
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13335

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Today's strike is also about cancellation of few long haul flights to Caribbean. All flights to Caribbean will be stopped as of September 24th or 25th. Refunds for all tickets bought before August 15th will NOT be issued. The airline is stealing money from people and some of you say that the pilots ...

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by dcaviation
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum
Replies: 25
Views: 6024

Re: Airbus repaints very first A320, will join museum

WingsFan wrote:
Did this particular aircraft ever carry passengers?


Not revenue passengers. It did many times like MSN9.

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 12428

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

Much of what COLover said was laughable, but you've really never heard of MD Anderson? It's the best cancer hospital in the US. Seriously. I have never heard of MD Anderson. The oncology centers in US that I've heard of with good reputation are Hopkins in Baltimore, Clinic in Cleveland, Mayo in MN,...

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by dcaviation
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 12428

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

I believe that everyone has the wrong picture of Houston and why Norwegian would be best coming to IAH and definitely not HOU and very much over DFW. If they were to choose DFW, then they will make the same mistake Air India made earlier in the year. First, IAH has many more Skyteam and non-Skyteam...

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by dcaviation
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Venice is also right in the backdoor to Slovenia and Croatia. Slovenia had 81K tourist arrivals from the U.S. in 2016. France had 3.2 million from the U.S. in 2014. https://www.slovenia.info/uploads/dokumenti/raziskave/2017_06_sto_tvs_2016_a4_ang_web_2.pdf AA service to Venice is for the cruise tra...

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by dcaviation
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 7127

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

Delta flies in summer 737-900s to DCA in the morning. United has 737-900 operations at DCA.
Even Alaska brought 737-900 to DCA few times.

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by dcaviation
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14043

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

khunpaul3 wrote:
I live 10 mins from my home. It is nice to have flights out of PAE. Driving to SEA is horrible congestion on between downtown and off


I live at my home, and very happy about it :)

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by dcaviation
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top US Airports Ranked By International Destinations
Replies: 17
Views: 3495

Re: Top US Airports Ranked By International Destinations

I've counted IAD as having 60 intl routes with about 10 seasonal. So posting statistics year old is the same as reading last month's printed version of local newspaper.

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13304

Re: Midwest Express 2017

AntonioMartin wrote:

Eastern's survived too..(for now anyways)


Eastern did not survived. They were resurrected. That's two different things.

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by dcaviation
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 137
Views: 15153

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Yes, they were modified in a special hanger built for the program in Wichita, KS. Even though I worked on the AF1 program for a few months, I was never allowed access to the hanger that housed the planes. I didn't have sufficient clearance. I never saw the plane, except when it flew over my house d...

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by dcaviation
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 12149

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

People need to take responsibility for themselves. Absolutely, you are spot on! So guys, you have to stop growing at 5'6" to 5'8" - otherwise go off yourself. It's your fault that you are over 6' tall. The only people here that are defending airlines, are probably idiots working for the a...

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5249

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

My lawyer got a CWOP for me, so I paid a fine and over the course of a year was able to expunge this from my record. I was arrested for reasons that were never made clear to the arresting officer. I was told I was being suspicious (even though that's obviously not a crime), and I was in a public pa...

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by dcaviation
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17093

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

Thanks for the explanation. Now it makes sense. So it looks like the problem was with the crew, not the pins in the landing gear. At this stage we do not know if work had been done on the a/c prior to flight which required pins being inserted and left by maintenance. According to the flight path. T...

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by dcaviation
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17093

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

It is a pin that locks the landing gear down. It is inserted on the ground to ensure that the gear cannot be inadvertently selected up. If you watch the push back tug they move clear of the plane and stop. The guy gets out and holds up a strap showing the pilot he has the landing gear pin and that ...

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by dcaviation
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17093

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

It is a pin that locks the landing gear down. It is inserted on the ground to ensure that the gear cannot be inadvertently selected up. If you watch the push back tug they move clear of the plane and stop. The guy gets out and holds up a strap showing the pilot he has the landing gear pin and that ...

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by dcaviation
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17093

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

What is the LG pin then? What does it do and when do you put it in?

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by dcaviation
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 17093

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

If the pin was left in the wheel, pilots shouldn't have control of the plane. They wouldn't be able to make a turn. I don't know if that's the case with Airbuses, but that's how it was with Boeing and Fokker birds.

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by dcaviation
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5151

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

Those SN aircraft are on wet-lease from Irish airline CityJet, and are being flown with CityJet crews. They are on a two-year lease which began in April 2017. (Some sources say it is a three-year lease.) In any case, they are not a guaranteed permanent fixture in the SN fleet, so I guess SN don't s...

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by dcaviation
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5151

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

I am somewhat surprised... they were telling me the SSJ is actually very quiet during cruise... can you confirm? I took flight on SN CityJet month ago from BRU to PRG. Was flying with two US pilots next to me. Neither of us could sleep. We came from overnight flight from IAD. It was very loud. When...

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by dcaviation
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5151

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

ual777newpaint wrote:
Flying OAX-MEX next month on the SSJ...hoping they don't swap it out :D


Don't forget to bring ear plugs for your flight.

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by dcaviation
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747SP at Akron
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

B747SP at Akron

Is that 747SP still parked outside the museum at Akron airport? I think it was P4-FSH.
I would love to go and get it but don't want to drive 6 hours for nothing.

Thanks

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection Dash 8 question
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: Delta Connection Dash 8 question

Freedom Airlines flew dash 8s for Delta for approximately 9 months from October 2006 to June 2007. (But in reality, only 5-6 months as the first Dash 8 didn't fly until January 2007. From October 2006 to January 2007. Mesa Air a Group fulfilled its contract by flying Beechcraft 1900s That's not cor...

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection Dash 8 question
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: Delta Connection Dash 8 question

First day of scheduled flights for Freedom Airlines DHC-8 was in late 2005. I don't exactly remember how long the DHC-8s lasted, but my guess would be 2 or 3 years. They were solely based at JFK. If I remember correctly, after the DHC-8 flights, Freedom switched to few ERJ-145. Then upgraded to CRJ-...

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by dcaviation
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored aircraft at Bangor
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Stored aircraft at Bangor

Thank you! Yes, that's it. And the Aires DHC-8 is HK-3946.

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by dcaviation
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored aircraft at Bangor
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Stored aircraft at Bangor

Another tip for the white CRJ is, last 3 digits are 2RH

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by dcaviation
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored aircraft at Bangor
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Stored aircraft at Bangor

Hi All, I'm trying to find out registration of all white CRJ-100 or -200, which reg may ends ....RH. There are small titles above the first front pax windows. However I can't make them out. The second aircraft that I can't find the registration is AIRES Colombia DHC-8. It's the only AIRES aircraft t...

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19754

Re: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago

Well that is how Malev kept their long-haul flight full and profitable. A lot of traffic from Albania, Serbia etc, connecting through BUD to NYC and Toronto. And since Wizz doesn't code-share with long-haul carriers, LO may have an advantage if the price is right. Although that model is highly seas...

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23474

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

LAXintl wrote:
That is an incredibly uninformed and ill-advised post. Perhaps, using your logic, we should apply that to pilots, too?


Now you are comparing apple to oranges. You can't put pilots and waitresses in the same group.

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN
Replies: 32
Views: 6963

Re: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN

Put it on display outside AC HQ?! Yeah and Asiana can put the wreckage of OZ214 outside Kumho Towers, and Turkish can put a diorama of a DC-10 in millions of pieces in a French forest in the lounge at IST. #genius I was thinking the same thing. I thought it would be nice if they put that 767 right ...

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by dcaviation
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19754

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

LOT have 6 787's so far and there are 5 787-900 in order, but they don't have enough demand to fill these widebody planes from WAW. One of their current 787 permanently work for Air Europe, because they unable to use it from WAW. Use the plane from somewhere with high demand is better than cancel a...

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by dcaviation
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Honeywell 757 Round the world
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Honeywell 757 Round the world

They are testing in flight internet.

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by dcaviation
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 14778

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

Today IAD has 1 77W arriving from SFO and continuing to LHR, and the MUC flight which was 77W is coming back from MUC and going back to MUC.

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by dcaviation
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 14778

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

They've been using 77W for a week at IAD on random routes. NRT, FRA, LHR, BRU and today MUC.

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by dcaviation
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 34924

Re: United and jetblue merger

jfklganyc wrote:
B6 on time rate for June 48%. And that is rounding up. Several flights cancelled each day for maintenance and/or staffing.

Going to be a long hot summer at T5.

As for UA...who knows?



UA had 78% on time rate. Best out of any airlines in US.

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by dcaviation
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 15910

Re: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet

They aren't a premium carrier? Haven't heard this one before... Their offering is superior to most competitors imo. Some of their 777s and A330s might have a dated cabin but the rest of the fleet looks to have a very nice product. They seem much more premium than a lot of 'premium' airlines in the ...

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by dcaviation
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100
Replies: 34
Views: 7891

Re: Delta Crew Training 359/CS100

When is Delta getting 350s? I thought that the first one will be delivered at the end of July.

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by dcaviation
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 15910

Re: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet

How good of a condition are the 777-300As in? I can't comment on the frame itself, but inside they are not bad. They have 6 773s and they are early built. For frames from 98, 99 they are in good shape inside. The only wb plane that I've been on with pretty terrible interior, were flights in 747-400...

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by dcaviation
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 15910

Re: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet

Arq wrote:
All of the, except one being used by Royal Thai Airforce, are stored at U-Tapao.


3 A340-500 are parked at Don Mueang.

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by dcaviation
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet
Replies: 80
Views: 15910

Re: Thai looking to buy around 30 aircraft to modernise fleet

Those who follow that market probably read about it 2 weeks ago. The plan is the get 28 new planes over 5 years. 19 birds will go to Thai Airways and 9 to Thai Smile Thai will retire 10 B747-400s, 7 777-300, 2 B737-400 and replace 9 of their Thai Smile A320 fleet with A320NEO. Local news also indica...

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by dcaviation
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5387

Re: Your longest flight

Air Canada B77W - 12,562 km, 15:23 h, Toronto (Lester B Pearson Intl.) - Hong Kong (International)
I don't consider flights below 12 hours to be long anymore.

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by dcaviation
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 15305

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

If you are elite as you say you are those things are included in your fare. Unless you buy a basic economy ticket. And since the normal fare was comparable to the WN fare I thought we should compare apples to apples. Unless you had some other agenda. As for the flight cancellations, well the comple...

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by dcaviation
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 15305

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

You really want me to start pointing out everything wrong with the airline? I don't have all day. Like the ticket change in economy class for $1750 from Europe to US. KL/DL one way ticket on that date in business class was $1500! I don't get it either. Like cutting off your face to spite your nose....

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by dcaviation
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 15305

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

So you are giving everything up? 20 years? All the miles, the benefits, the upgrades, the star alliance, the best route structure in the world......for $30? C'est la vie. I don't understand...... You really want me to start pointing out everything wrong with the airline? I don't have all day. Like ...

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by dcaviation
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 15305

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

Why do people fall for this "Econ -" scam? I can pull up time and time again where UA/DL/AA offer this "Econ -" for the same price on the same routes as WN/VA/AS and the latter are actually the same price, if not outright cheaper. They sell you this as a way " to keep fares...

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by dcaviation
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin's American Eagle operation at DCA
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: Air Wisconsin's American Eagle operation at DCA

A lot of AWI flights are being replaced with Trans States ERJ-145s. My flight that was originally scheduled on AWI CRJ was replaced by LOF ERJ.

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by dcaviation
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Icelandair Route
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

Re: Longest Icelandair Route

FI has 763's now. They fly those only to JFK on this side of the pond I believe. They could conceivably add more if the want to go head-to-head with WOW, but they don't need to match them in every city. FI has a very faithful passenger base. They fly 767s 5 times a week to IAD on the second evening...

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