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by dcaviation
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at Nellis and Star Wars Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Spotting at Nellis and Star Wars Canyon

Red Flag bare minimum would be 400mm. but I wouldn't go there without 500mm. Some birds cut short but a lot go long and then you need every mm from that 500.

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by dcaviation
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM retro 737 repainted
Replies: 27
Views: 4618

Re: KLM retro 737 repainted

Condor still has their 767-300 in retro colors.
Did LOT repainted it's retro Embraer?

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by dcaviation
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IAD as FI645 in S17. The summer schedule for IAD is: FI645 KEF1650 - 1910IAD 75T D FI643 KEF1705 - 1925BWI 75W x346 FI649 KEF1705...

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by dcaviation
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Up to now the 767 has been used mainly on the slot constrained airports for capacity, rather than for longer distance flights. When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IA...

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by dcaviation
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 5703

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

So KEF - twice daily to IAD and 4x weekly to BWI. Plus WoW daily to BWI.
That's overkill. I think WoW and Icelandair are in the piss fight.

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by dcaviation
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15118

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Jayafe wrote:
An airport (including terminals) is NOT a public place.


If Boston airport receives even 1 cent subsidy for any of the projects from the government (Federal, State, County) then it is public place!

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by dcaviation
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: John Wegg RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: John Wegg RIP

Very sad indeed. RIP John

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by dcaviation
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MHV photography
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: MHV photography

When I was there last time, I went to the office and asked for "paid" ramp tour. They've told me to wait for some guy. After about 45 minutes someone showed up and apologized for the delay. He also said that today they have family day or something like that and he's escorting other people....

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by dcaviation
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas
Replies: 23
Views: 4991

Re: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas

Med View Airlines has been banned from flying to Europe in November. They can operate via wet lease. However, if you are buying ticket on this airline, you probably paying also money to some prince in Nigeria to transfer you money from his million $$$ enterprise. https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites...

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by dcaviation
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 with new winglets
Replies: 33
Views: 6624

Re: SSJ100 with new winglets

Looking nice! I flew the SSJ for the first time last week CPH-SVO and must say I really enjoyed the ride. Was very quiet and modern inside the cabin. You are kidding right? What was your seat number? I flew CityJet BRU-PRG and it was as comfortable and quiet as flying AN-2. I will avoid this plane ...

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by dcaviation
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?
Replies: 69
Views: 7227

Re: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?

winGl3t wrote:
[quote="rbavfan"
As for offering connections from South American countries to Asia. They cannot. Non of the South American countries would allow them to sell a ticket such as GIG-HNL-HND where the passenger is flying just to HND from GIG. They also can't sell it that way if they are staying a few days in HNL. However if they buy a ticket GIG-HNL and after staying a week or to decide to fly Hawaiian to HND. on a separate ticket they can do so. But expect to have to buy 2 separate tickets to get back tho GIG as well.


Why they cannot? Wouldn't it be similar to DL/AA/UA offer on routes like GIG-ATL-ICN, GRU-DFW-NRT, EZE-JFK-HKG, or SCL-LAX-PEK?[/quote]

Of course they can. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It's the same as I bought ticket on Air China IAD-PEK-BKK or on ANA IAD-NRT-BKK.

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by dcaviation
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 100-400mm lense... help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: 100-400mm lense... help!

Schmave wrote:

If I were in the market for a 100-400mm lens this is probably the one I'd get. It is supposed to be quite sharp and the price is right. And even though it is not the fastest lens ever it should be fine for most aircraft spotting (daylight, bright conditions).


What about overcast conditions?

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by dcaviation
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 100-400mm lense... help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: 100-400mm lense... help!

Past few days I've been looking for a lens between 300mm and 500mm (have that covered). I need something to travel with. It needs to be at 400mm and not as bulky as Nikon 80-400mm. I came across Sigma 100-400mm for a decent price and now I'm considering it. I can't go to customer around ME with Sigm...

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by dcaviation
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United retire its 767-200s (non-ER classics)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: When did United retire its 767-200s?

Note: When I say 767-200 I’m tallking about the original production model (non-ER) with JT9D engines like the one used in Flight 175. I know that UA retired the 762ER sometime in May/June 2013 that was used primarily on trans-Atlantic flights to/from EWR but I’ve researched a lot about the original...

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by dcaviation
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 11226

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

Yesterday I had very senior crew up front on UA IAD-IAH. They were DC based - rude, unattentive, uninterested in passengers. The same day I had young crew up front on DEN-IAD. Friendly, attentive and always busy with passengers. Another flight yesterday up front IAH-COS with old crew up front (Repub...

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by dcaviation
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 14934

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

I spoke with Kim Davis a few months ago regarding new service and her team are aiming for the following cities/airlines within the next 2-6 years. CPH - SAS or Norwegian PEK - Air China most likely PVG - Hainan or Air China DXB - Emirates ICN - ether on Asiana or Korean Air AKL - Air New Zealand. A...

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by dcaviation
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5711

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

And then of course Scottysai... um. Can we even say his name? Although I believe Cubsrule found him as a person posting with a single character as a username. Scotty has been annoying flyertalk community since he's been banned here on a.net. On FT he has something like 50 000 posts. But all of them...

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by dcaviation
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5711

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

Its not the same Johan. A.net Johan is now ~40, so he would have to start working for the airlines at the age of 10.

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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: 21
Views: 3882

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: 90
Views: 13993

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: 13965

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: 13965

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: 13965

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: 6227

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: 13008

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: 13008

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: 37449

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: 7376

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: 14780

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: 3672

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: 14535

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: 161
Views: 21684

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: 12741

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: 5495

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: 19696

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: 19696

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: 19696

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: 19696

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: 19696

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: 5308

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: 5308

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: 5308

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: 2539

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: 1956

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: 1956

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 20392

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: 24106

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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