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by richierich
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15627

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

With JFK and BOS fairly close, BDL does not stand a chance. In the New Haven and Fairfield counties, JFK is the best for international flights on the east coast, more airlines, more flights, and more non-stop destinations. New London county is best serves by BOS and its many airlines and flights. T...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12698

Re: Body found on HNL runway

HNL has flights that arrive from several places like MNL that would be likely candidates plus the domestic flying. It could have come from anywhere. If it came from a domestic Hawaii flight though I am not sure the body would have been frozen as those flights generally dont get very high or are ver...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12698

Re: Body found on HNL runway

Interesting.. Although not completely uncommon, especially with people who stowaway in the wheel well of an aircraft, they freeze at altitude, and aren't dislodged until the airplane comes in for landing. If that were the case, would the body not have been dropped when the gear was extended on appr...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9334

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

Are the AA planes flown to the desert with the blue stripe or is the repainting done before the aircraft's last flight?

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11627

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

They stopped all arrivals and departures from 12-1230 ET today due to WS. Long taxi If you are flying Delta mainline today from JFK, the great news is that your flight will very likely be operating. If you are flying on a DL regional today, please know that your flight was likely sacrificed to make...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14088

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Look kiddies - No one here is saying JetBlue isn't giving you nice movies & TV to watch, clean planes, an entire (free) can of Coke to enjoy on the trip, some decent (free) snacks that are a step above some of the other carriers, and a couple of extra smiles along the way. That's all nice and m...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14088

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Just to be clear: The point of the post was not to say B6 was "no worse than anybody else." It was to help illustrate that, when you isolate the two airports mentioned frequently in this thread, JetBlue was largely on par with other carriers (not significantly better or worse than the oth...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14088

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Yup, it is true. Heads should be rolling over there. Especially in light of the fact that they rolled out an on time program a year ago! It is also amazing that an airline that doesnt overbook should have so many denied boardings...but they do! JetBlue ranked at the bottom of the list of metrics fo...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15123

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

dtw2hyd wrote:
flydude380 wrote:
....How would the general public like to be recorded? ...


Every airport has 100s if not 1000s of cameras.


That's not a true statement. I'm willing to bet small airports like HVN don't even have ten cameras. Even a midsize airport like, say, SAV, probably doesn't have "100s" of cameras.

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by richierich
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with rats
Replies: 48
Views: 13609

Re: British Airways Concorde found stripped at LHR and rotting with waste, rainwater, drilled holes, and infested with r

I know I will be flamed for this but does EVERY Concorde have to be preserved in a museum somewhere? Don't we have enough examples preserved already? I can't directly answer your question, but I can say that when Concorde was retired, there were lots of venues that wanted one. All over the world, a...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 2800

Re: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

Thanks for the trip report...just a couple of questions. Why did you bother flying to YVR, wouldn't SEA have made more sense given the extra cost of going through Canada? The Amtrak bus looks like it was a snoozer, so I doubt you picked Vancouver because of the bus ride! Second question regarding Se...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28790

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

You have not heard a peep about AA, B6 nor DL having any difficulties, save for the water main break. Those carriers operate their own facilities and have their own employees to rely upon, what led most to the T-1 and T-4 melt down was lack of employees to process flights (baggage etc..). Which led...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK .. Istanbul-Havana
Replies: 44
Views: 6895

Re: TK .. Istanbul-Havana

But answer as to why is because it's a popular and increasingly trendy vacation spot. Scheduled flights and charters from Europe have been operating to Cuba since the late 80's, Cuba has been a very popular destination for sunseekers throughout the world for decades, it's just Americans that have a...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 46
Views: 11500

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

So far - and of course nothing is confirmed - it appears this plane hit the ground at a very high rate of descent based on the wreckage. Eyewitnesses also have said a wing appeared to dip sharply before it crashed, and indeed the whole plane may have been struggling to gain altitude. Doing what a.ne...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 100
Views: 17448

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I firmly believe that the remains of MH370 will be found one day, perhaps in the next year or two. Maybe 2018 is the year! It's just a question of how long the funding can go on for, and I realize that it is not open ended. As others have pointed out, we may never fully know what happened on board t...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 46
Views: 11500

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

Internet emotions are more than meaningless, they are misdirected and trivializing of the most important part of human experience. But I understand that this is a cultural issue and not a personality flaw where normal emotions are suppressed by societal pressures How is saying that you will keep th...

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by richierich
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VRD Callsign to disappear Jan 11th
Replies: 18
Views: 4056

Re: VRD Callsign to disappear Jan 11th

It will be really sad when they fade out. The music safety video was pretty cool, but I love the cabin, it's so edgy and cool. Vibrant colors and stylish seats. Branson outdid himself! It just really sucks that over the past 10 years that we loss 4 ionic airlines.... Who are the other three? AirTra...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 42
Views: 3988

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

Noise wrote:
Just make it Greensboro-Winston Salem International Airport. Decent sized metro area which warrants its 'principal cities' in its name.


No love for High Point?

I think they missed the opportunity for North Central North Carolina Raleigh-West International Airport. NCNCRWIA rolls off the tongue.

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by richierich
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 42
Views: 3988

Re: Greensboro / PTIA changing names

Doesn't pretty much everybody in the region, and in aviation, call it the Triad? Or at least GSO? Either way, I don't like it much because "Central North" sounds stupid. Then again, the area north of Myrtle Beach is called "north east South Carolina" and just above the state line...

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by richierich
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5800

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

You booked that flight knowing full well that Delta could change the schedule and per DL’s CoC, they are not obligated to guarantee an equipment type. DL never advertised nor promised that this would be the last flight thus they owe you nothing. Can anyone explain the fascination with wanting to be...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms
Replies: 33
Views: 8061

Re: DL JFK-SEA makes unplanned stop due to bathrooms

Oh man, I can't wait until a certain poster on here tries to spin this... Gee, who could you possibly mean? Well, without waiting for a response and subsequent pro-DL angle/JetBlue dig, I will say that I am really not sure how this one flight became news or worthy of a thread with 20 or so replies ...

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by richierich
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rare Malaysia Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL
Replies: 7
Views: 6040

Re: Rare Malaysian Airlines 9M-MRO MH389 PVG-KUL

Count me among those who find this amazing. It's not the first trip report I have read about an aircraft which later crashed, but it is the first one I have read about 9M-MRO and the sad legacy of that fateful flight. Although this was about four years before it went missing, it probably looked very...

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by richierich
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 14060

Re: French Blue to change its name

What does this have to do with JetBlue? Yeah, they both have Blue in the name, but this name change has nothing to do with B6. (If B6 had that kind of authority, I would guess they would go after AirBlue first as their livery even resembles a cut-rate, no-frills JetBlue livery...!) Maybe I should st...

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by richierich
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?
Replies: 38
Views: 3767

Re: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?

With HVN in between LGA/JFK, PVD and BDL, there is not reason add service there and I live nearby. The future upgauging and reductions in service due to crew shortages and closing down regionals, it won’t be supported. GF Soon the Dash-8s will be gone from HVN, replaced with CRJs...but for how long...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4085

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

Is this a foretelling of Amazon HQ2 coming to the PIT region? My guess is the area could use that sort of economic shot in the arm...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32113

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

Aren't the early SQ birds overweight and one reason why the leases were not extended? How different would the performance be when compared with BA's current frames? That's my understanding. IIRC, there were some changes that needed to be made to some of the first built airframes that were done sort...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7931

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Unless US-Cuba politics change, AS won't be the last to give up on the island. To be fair, LAX-HAV was a very long, thin route with very limited potential anyway, but the current environment means this route never stood a chance. Southern Florida and New York will likely be the last holdouts for Cub...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho Beach cam back up and running Nov. 7
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Maho Beach cam back up and running Nov. 7

http://www.mahobeachcam.com/ It's nice to see the webcam back online, but the view isn't quite as pretty as it was before Irma devastated the island. The scenes from the old cam, before it went offline in the midst of the hurricane, were something to witness. The true power of Mother Nature was as s...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14198

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Do you work for JetBlue, hahaha?

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by richierich
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9128

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

If anything, this more closely resembles John Denver's crash, but even that is only because they were solo occupants of their aircraft and died over water. We know nothing about Holladay's crash other than it occurred near Holiday, Florida. Sad for the family.

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by richierich
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Retirement Date Set
Replies: 98
Views: 23266

Re: BA 747 Retirement Date Set

I flew on G-CIVR in August, JFK-LHR, with only about 25% load factor due to an earlier delay (many customers opted for earlier BA flights once the delay was evident.) I have to say that this was one of my favorite B744 flights ever. BA's new cabins are really quite good in all classes, you really ha...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 7469

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I was served many beers back when I was 16 and 17 on BA flights to the USA. No one ever asked for ID. Same in English pubs back then, providing you didn't cause any trouble they turned a blind eye. It was and still is the case in the UK that 16 and 17 year-olds can legally drink alcohol in pubs and...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?
Replies: 64
Views: 9662

Re: Are Broken Toilets the Cause of JetBlue's Chronically Delayed Flights?

Yesterday was absolutely miserable weather in the Northeast USA. It was dreadful, rain and high wind all day. Not a good day for flying in this region. All airlines were affected and it was a giant mess. We all know that the NYC airports struggle on good weather days, so it figures that yesterday mu...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 15988

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

So DE is prime for the taking...I'm surprised a regional affiliate of AA, UA or DL doesn't fly there at all. I know there has been periodic service to the state.

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by richierich
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 15988

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

CairnterriAIR wrote:
Who leads in Rhode Island? The state is so small I can’t see the logo!


Looks like WN.

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by richierich
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 9141

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

airbazar wrote:
330west wrote:
Not that I'll ever be using this but I think they might have done well to have the final MSP-BOS departure kicked back to about 5:30-6pm to better accommodate business travelers.

Problem with that is that it would miss TATL departures from EI and LY.


Perfect time to add a later flight (E90?)

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by richierich
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16037

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

B6's planes are getting old, they're not maintained adequately which is what is leading to delay after delay after delay. Maybe B6 should have Delta tech ops perform their maintenance? Its not ATC's fault, shame on JetBlue. Shame, shame, shame. Support please? Oh, that's right there isn't any, as u...

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by richierich
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11250

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

$1.7B is a heck of a number... hopefully DL will reinvest some of that in improving their on-board experience. I'm only calling it as I see it, but DL's hard product still lags behind other airlines on some key routes, especially in Y. Notably, their JFK-London product is far behind BA and VS (which...

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by richierich
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15262

Re: Now more A380s than passenger 747s

Is A380 fleet overtaking 747 a hollow victory? See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-is-a380-fleet-overtaking-747-a-hollow-victo-442160/ Considering the A380s are, generally, a decade or more younger than the B744s, I would say no. (I realize the B748s are newer, but that's a nich...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 50
Views: 6163

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the shareholders good for anyone looking for rock bottom flatbeds to PSP. Your bashing of JetBlue is seriously getting old and boorish. One thing you are is pred...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 680
Views: 182757

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Amazing...they can find a 1m long piece of a fan blade which exited a cruising aircraft at 38,000ft and landed on an Arctic shelf of ice, but we still cannot locate a missing airliner on the other side of the planet.

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by richierich
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26690

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showth ... -post-Irma


I thought this route had been terminated well before Irma. It was nice to see a B6 E90 visit SXM!
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United787 wrote:
I saw this on another forum...

JetBlue
SJU - SXM: seems to be cancelled for Winter 2017-18

Source:
https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showth ... -post-Irma


I thought this route had been terminated well before Irma. It was nice to see a B6 E90 visit SXM!

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by richierich
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26690

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

While the airport may reopen. Tourists coming are a long way off. There is a big difference between airport open and commercial flights bringing tourists. From the first posted article: No date set for restarting of commercial flights . Yes there is. October 6th. The newspaper article I posted has ...

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by richierich
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 57
Views: 7520

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

People on this site have been predicting the end of JetBlue since it was a two-aircraft operation in 2000 and airliners.net was actually fun and informative. Obviously if you are an investor of B6, then a FA union is not a good thing - I don't think unions are in general - but it is hardly the doom ...

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by richierich
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA
Replies: 16
Views: 9258

Re: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA

Great job on the trip report. No slack needed to be given, you had good, relevant photos and descriptions. Those TRs that make you feel like you are "coming along for the ride" are always my favorite!

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by richierich
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Well then . . . would you like to guess what airline is also operating ferry flights out of Florida for employees? Honestly, my hope is 'all of them.' I'm happy DL got Wednesday's JFK-SJU turn off without a hitch; it certainly raised some interesting responses on this site. Whether it was brave, fo...

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by richierich
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Well then . . . would you like to guess what airline is also operating ferry flights out of Florida for employees? Honestly, my hope is 'all of them.' I'm happy DL got Wednesday's JFK-SJU turn off without a hitch; it certainly raised some interesting responses on this site. Whether it was brave, fo...

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by richierich
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by richierich
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

I watched this flight go to SJU yesterday from the safety of an app on my phone. Amazing. I echo the sentiments others have given regarding the skill of the pilots and the dedication of the SJU ground and airport crew that allowed this flight to happen. I don't think operating this turn had anything...

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by richierich
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 51347

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

I wonder how Sir Richard Branson is doing riding out the storm on Necker Island?

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