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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3582

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

I can't foresee Skywest Inc wanting to acquire YV as the aircraft MX doesn't stand up to Inc's standards. They would likely be willing to hire the pilots and take over the contracts by replacing them with planes of their own but it would take a lot for Inc to acquire YV's aircraft. That being said,...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3582

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

i always thought Mesa was a prime takeover target for Skywest. I can't foresee Skywest Inc wanting to acquire YV as the aircraft MX doesn't stand up to Inc's standards. They would likely be willing to hire the pilots and take over the contracts by replacing them with planes of their own but it woul...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86312

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Good to see the 142 FW - I visited their base at PDX a couple times for ANG duties and been around the alert hangar and F-15s therein. So what's this process look like? How many pilots are always on duty awaiting this call? What are they doing with their time? Are planes always gassed and armed, re...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 400
Views: 28064

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Brickell305 wrote:
As I said in the Jamaican thread


Still baffled why there is a seperate Jamaican thread...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3582

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

i always thought Mesa was a prime takeover target for Skywest.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14091

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

In Canada there are 16,000 students holding Saudi citizenship. They have now been asked to look for new universities from Sept in EU UK USA Australia. God knows how they will given the lead time and the fact all admissions for Fall 2018 are closed worldwide. In 2017 the point to point demand betwee...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14091

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

This rift looks like it will lead to the severing of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The Saudis have reportedly pulled their students out of Canadian Universities. They also expelled the Canadian Ambassador and should be recalling their ambassador in Canada back to Saudi Arabia

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3959

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

What is it, a 200 PDEW market? A single nonstop will capture far less than half of that. That’s the issue. And JAX isn't far from ATL. DL could capture most of the market with frequencies to ATL plus connections. Same thing I was thinking ....today 8/6 DL flies the route 14x/day and WN 3x/day..just...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 121
Views: 18351

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

SANMAN66 wrote:
Does an ERJ-145 have the range to make it down to SJD? Does CLD have FIS facilities to handle the
flights to Mexico? CLD-SJD seems a little too ambitious for CPAir. Maybe that's where the E-170s come
into play?


The E145 has more than enough range to make CLD-SJD its only 719nm

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by INFINITI329
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1609
Views: 119881

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Just from memory the 1st RFP had the more typical DOD contract structure, basically a cost plus fixed margin type where if the unit cost goes up $ 10M the contractor receives $12M. NG loves those kinds of contracts as there is little risk. When it became the 2nd RFP it was changed to a fixed unit p...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 31
Views: 6904

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic. Interesting... the pilot group at envoy doesn't want LAX back? That sounds kinda of surprising as getting LAX would then give Envoy essentially nationwide coverage as far bases go. Do you...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45925

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Cebo29 wrote:
The fact that nobody died in this accident is a real miracle.......Praying did.......work!


Prayers didnt save lives...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 31
Views: 6904

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Would definitely explain how their large order of E175s will fit into their future plans. Those new jets would serve as fleet renewal for both the RP side and the CP side, plus a bit of growth. Gojet's flying will likely be absorbed by either RP or a different regional, and Gojet will go away. UA's...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 31
Views: 6904

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Would definitely explain how their large order of E175s will fit into their future plans. Those new jets would serve as fleet renewal for both the RP side and the CP side, plus a bit of growth. Gojet's flying will likely be absorbed by either RP or a different regional, and Gojet will go away. UA's...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6931

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

TS-IOR wrote:
Fuel is fuel.. this should be applied to gasoline and diesel as well.


I agree if Joe Schmo has pay taxes on fuel for his kia, so should air operators for their fuel

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6931

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

This suspension is only temporary.until the Georgia Assembly reconvenes in January 2019. Per Georgia law... The code section states, “The Governor may suspend the collection of taxes, or any part thereof, due the state until the meeting of the next General Assembly but no longer; but he shall not ot...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Bombardier tried (or still tries?) to sell its CRJ/Q400 lines, though nobody seem to be interested. Something will have to happen, Bombardier neglected its CRJ/Q400 products for a long time and it doesn't sell in large numbers anymore. However for the CRJ. As we all know the e175-e2 is currently ov...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24037

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

How does B6 dump their remaining E190 orders though? Also, Jetblue has no A319s. Do they need something in that size category with the CS300? In North America Jetblue should customer priority numero uno. Jetblue will soon be refitting their 320s with 165 seats. Thier seat gap between will grow to 6...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Everyone is a winner in this deal; BBD, Airbus, Quebecois, Canadians and Americans. Except of course Boeing. Boeing sure got shafted by the Trump shenanigans. How do you blame Trump for something Boeing did to themselves? The Quebec government still owns 20%. And Bombardier another 30%. How exactly...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19307

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

VH-ZNA will then depart PAE at 12pm local time as QF7879 and arrive in HNL at 1450 local time. QF7879 will then depart HNL on Wednesday at 2345 local time and will arrive in SYD at 710 on Friday morning (20th October). The plane can do PER-LHR but can’t do direct to Australia from PAE on a delivery...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1609
Views: 119881

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Does anyone know if the KC-46 will have powered rollers on the main deck?

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by INFINITI329
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1609
Views: 119881

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

One of the thing always mentioned is the fact that the USAF has a large dedicated tanker fleet and a large cargo fleet, so the need for a multi-role tanker is minimal compared to other countries, ok, I get that. Now without having to review all the old tanker threads, the reason for the a/c to have...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 6448

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

Just to clarify, the A330 has too much wingspan to move the same quantity of cargo on the same ramp. This is why the 777X has folding wingtips and I'd be surprised if the MoM doesn't. Otherwise, modern wings take up an uneconomical amount of real estate. Lightsaber Besides range, what other efficie...

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by INFINITI329
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Equipment Update
Replies: 42
Views: 6448

Re: FedEx Equipment Update

bmacleod wrote:
Interesting the Airbuses are getting the boot....

Could Fedex be getting pressured by Trump's "Buy American" mantra?

The ATR's (European made) seem OK for now...


No, Fedex made their future fleet decisions long before Trump.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 14228

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

SQ22 wrote:
9K is operating 3 ATR42 for UA based in GUM


I stand corrected

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by INFINITI329
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 14228

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

xdlx wrote:
Did they order with APU or just Prop-Brake?


I hope they ordered APU, after learning how the prop brake works I am no fan of it

32andBelow wrote:
Is empire not a major operator? Genuine question.


It's hard to qualify it because they are currently the only U.S. operator of ATRs with a fleet of 21 total ATRs.

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by INFINITI329
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12657

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

bpat777 wrote:
These moves will be taking place in Nov. NK will also move in with Delta at either Term C or D


If this is true Gate B6 is prime real estate...WN has been trying to get that gate for years

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by INFINITI329
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9613

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

I think it's for WN to become more comfortable with the LEAP engine before sending them on ETOPS routings. WN has almost twenty years experience with CFM56 so they would be way more comfortable sending the NGs while the experience with the LEAP matures Southwest actually has had over 31 years of ex...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58432

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

If you bring your own device, they do offer free live tv plus some prerecorded shows. I also believe they offer free snack boxes on longer flights. Not really...on longer flights you get a choice of "higher tier assorted snacks" of various Nabisco brands. Even with that it still can't tou...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9613

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

WN intends to send both the 738 & 7M8 to HI....with the 738 more than likely being first. It was actually stated that the 738 would precede the 7M8. Thanks. Is there any particular reason? I'm assuming it has something to do with ETOPS? I would have assumed that the one with more range would be...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11
Replies: 91
Views: 9613

Re: WN Corporate Party in Anaheim on 10/11

WN intends to send both the 738 & 7M8 to HI....with the 738 more than likely being first.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44883

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I wonder how more money it would have been to certify the A358..Airbus should definitely reexamine reoffering the A358..maybe with the right marketing strategy that may have a better go round this time around with the A358

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by INFINITI329
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 32
Views: 6622

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

In the DL's pilot contract are 76 seaters and 70 seaters looked at as two different things? With only 3 CR7s going to 9E from EV, I thought DL would have sought out the more CR7s to place at 9E in ATL. EV is sending 8 CR7s to the AA side.Leaving 22 CR7s with no work. Is it safe to assume an ATL base...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66079

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Im curious as to why a Canadian and a Qatari carrier are being used vs an UK airline or even one from the EU.

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by INFINITI329
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14685

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

According to the statement put by Southwest, there was one service animal and one emotional support animal onboard the flight. After United's event with Dr. Dao airlines should understand calling law enforcement should be done in extreme situations.I don't believe a pet allergy was an extreme situa...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35109

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Not to mention the subsidies... What if BBD assembled this in Mexico instead of Miranel? Would that make it not Canadian and escape tariff?? That would require BBD setting up and building an assembly line in Mexico and getting all the proper production certifications needed to build certified C ser...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

mackdad wrote:
One item that got me thinking was con-air 737. Federal marshals evacuating prisoners off the island.
If the fed govt can use resources to evacuate prisoners they could have better used it to get the airport up to better standards.


FYI those prisoners are still humans if you didn't know....

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by INFINITI329
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35109

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I am sure DL legal is scouring over the case to find a loophole. Just tow it across the border and complete the assembly in the USA. Ship it in kits to Witcha to be assembled there. therefore making it a product of the USA. I think it might work. The legal minds on here can shed some light on this....

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by INFINITI329
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35109

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I was DL I would cancel the remaining non-committed 739s on order. Move that business to Airbus for their A321 ceo/neo. I'm pretty sure DL would get a great price for them. In the end to do believe BBD & DL will prevail. Chapter 19 of NAFTA may be what it comes to. As I don't think Boeing's hold...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14685

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

According to the statement put by Southwest, there was one service animal and one emotional support animal onboard the flight. After United's event with Dr. Dao airlines should understand calling law enforcement should be done in extreme situations.I don't believe a pet allergy was an extreme situat...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services
Replies: 38
Views: 3662

Re: Porter Expands Seasonal MLB Services

If PD has gotten their way in regards to jets at YTZ I don't think the route would exist. It would be YTZ-MCO. I hope PD can get the federal government to change their minds

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by INFINITI329
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4270

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

Im pretty sure BUF is a direct response to F9 starting the route

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by INFINITI329
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Super80Fan wrote:
Methinks it's time to lift this stupid unconstitutional perimeter rule.


How do figure its unconstitutional? I agree its time for it to go, but calling it unconstitutional is a strech.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service
Replies: 78
Views: 22892

Re: Comac ARJ21 Enters Service

Im confused.... if it's not allowed to fly into western markets why was it allowed to land Vienna & Athens?

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by INFINITI329
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Richmond fighting proposed third runway for Vancouver International Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Re: City of Richmond fighting proposed third runway for Vancouver International Airport

I hope Mr. mayor realizes that Transport Canada is not an impartial third party...they own the airport

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13534

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

I'm sure someone knows more than me...but I can't think of any commercial routes on American carriers that go over Iranian airspace. Would only impact charters to Afghanistan I think... edit: Looks like UA48 EWR-BOM and UA82 EWR-DEL has been avoiding it already Im pretty sure US military charters t...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP
Replies: 56
Views: 10562

Re: AirBaltic Launches Q400 Replacement RFP

I still think the CR9 or CR10 is the right choice

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by INFINITI329
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 5115

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

Something lingering in my head for a while, why doesn't WN do LGA-MCO? The NYC market is the strongest domestic O&D market from MCO and yu'd think WN could do it while coinciding with EWR. Southwest kinda did LGA-MCO, however, it was through Airtran. It was seasonal during the summer of 2012 I ...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 73062

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

chrisair wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
This will become WNs longest flight from PHX


Don't they fly to EWR daily?


Yes but LGA is farther by 14 nm

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