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by william
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI
Replies: 93
Views: 8447

Re: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Baltimore%2FWashington+International+Thurgood+Marshall+Airport/@39.18046,-76.670621,935m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7e2fcbbc2e00b:0x150cfa971740!8m2!3d39.1774042!4d-76.6683922 Are the old USAirways gates being used on concourse D? Are those Dulles like boarding bu...

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by william
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI
Replies: 93
Views: 8447

Re: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI

The one that stood out to me about BWI, the black concourses. Imagine their electric bill in the summer time?

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by william
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 144
Views: 19460

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Great article, thanks for the link. What struck me was in regards to WN DAL-HOU flights: Noticeably absent from Love Field's top 10 is Houston, where Southwest operates 20 daily flights to Hobby Airport. While OAG didn't have a specific explanation for why the route didn't make the cut, the short d...

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by william
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46546

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

You shouldn't believe it, cause it's not true. It's fanboy nonsense from people who think they know better than the execs at Airbus. And yet you have this whole story written as Boeing being the morons who screwed the pooch. Cuz, you know, you know better than the execs at Boeing. When you have a w...

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by william
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46546

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

We kind of knew the CS errr........the A220 had the advantage in this contest. A big congrats to Airbus and Jetblue, I expect orders from other airlines to follow at Farnborough. Using the A220 to replace older A320s, hmmm, might be an idea that catches on like wild fire at other carriers. If it doe...

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by william
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 360
Views: 41948

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/allegiant/

What strike? The pilots on the pilot forum are not talking strike.
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https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/allegiant/

What strike? The pilots on the pilot forum are not talking strike.

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by william
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 112
Views: 16233

Re: Air Asia to order more Airbus aircraft?

A CEO must be unemotional and only think of profit and risk. Price, delivery times, and financing will determine the A330NEO's fate at AirAsia. Money isn't a bias. It isn't a want for price, it is negotiations and if Boeing made the offer they should have, Airbus is in a bind. There is no sale leas...

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by william
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7387

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1996/11/07/usair-intends-to-buy-up-to-400-airbus-jets/32137c78-1543-4b67-a3c1-01e0e9918173/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.070c63e24191 The 1996 US airways/Airbus deal is what led to the Boeing "exclusive contracts". In regards to the OP, the or...

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by william
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 662
Views: 75071

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

This move looks like a "me too" by Boeing in light of the Airbus/Bombardier tie-up. I guess they had to do something since I thought Boeing were idiots not to take Bombardier up on their offer for the C-Series. Until one remembers Boeing passed up on the deal Airbus took. The deal made se...

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by william
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 2287

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

So what happens to Hubble when its replacement is in service.

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by william
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something is happening at the site of DFW Terminal F
Replies: 51
Views: 7363

Re: Something is happening at the site of DFW Terminal F

There was quite a bit of discussion in one of the DFW airport threads, over the past couple months. As I recall from that discussion, nothing major is going on there, yet. Just some prep work. The airport is still trying (and arguing with American, who allegedly wants to tear down the whole airport...

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by william
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40813

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
The flyover ramps will be built. State has the money for it now. Should be done by 2023.


So are they going to have bulldoze that giant 7 story hotel thats in the way?


The Red Roof Inn?

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by william
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9080

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The NEOs are coming in as domestic planes. They will find their way on 757 routes over time (PHX-Hawaii, South America and then East Coast to Europe) but they are primarily domestic birds. This is my thinking too, they are just domestic planes, a very efficient one at that. I expect to be flying on...

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by william
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40813

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

I knew the present CONRAC was a no starter. Put the new one out there on Veteran's where the drivers will be close to I-10. It will necessitate buying some property though.

Its a shame there will not be flyovers built from I-10 to the new terminal as is the case now.

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by william
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41914

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgO6jrMWsAEAEbf.jpg


Those are some tall concourses. Look at the roof compared with the jetway. Wow, the 2nd floor hall way to Customs must be two stories tall alone.

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by william
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41914

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

They must be working 24/7 to meet the October deadline. That terminal will be amazing when finished.

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by william
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

AUS has a survey on the masterplan open until 6/30: http://www.abiamasterplan.com/alternatives/ I hope they go with plan 1 on the road plan. It would keep the traffic moving continuously without stopping. Though plan 6 should be the ultimate configuration, though as Fast Park customer, I would hate...

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by william
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Looks like Austin is officially becoming a "focus city" Delta Job Posting from early June. ------------------ Sales Account Executive - AUS - Focus City Delta Air Lines ...SAE will develop relationships and ties in the Austin market with key community and industry organizations to support...

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by william
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 328
Views: 27813

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

Enjoy the photoshopped images because this will never, ever happen. First the city of Dallas wouldn't allow that many gates. There's no way DFW and the city of Fort Worth would agree to it, because the limitation on gates was agreed upon in order to eliminate the Wright Amendment. Last, DAL only ha...

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by william
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 205
Views: 21981

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

There is an airline that does that already, its called Allegiant.

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by william
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40034

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

Smart move, but I thought Airbus stated it has this "small" market covered with the A321 on the bottom and A330 on top?

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by william
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 96
Views: 13015

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

On a recent flight from AUS to ABQ, it was a CR9 from DFW to ABQ but a MD80 back to DFW. I wander if it subbed for a CR9 because we only had about 60 pax on board. It was like flying in the old days off peak.

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by william
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 360
Views: 41948

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Hate to see the Aus-Tampa route gone.

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by william
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....
Replies: 15
Views: 1706

Re: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....

All of them, remember seeing them as a kid at Terminal 2W at DFW.

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by william
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6228

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I don't know if this is still the case, but I recall areas without security fences but merely a "moat" between the road and the concourse. It struck me as odd there was no fence but I figured I wouldn't really want to swim across any body of water in FL. In all honesty, a gator would be a...

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by william
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6228

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I believe the urban myth is that there are gators placed on airport property for "security" reasons. Can't fault that logic if true.

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by william
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 41914

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

From what I know, -2 runways are almost completed. 2nd runway needs some work and painting. -Terminal and 2 runways will be ready by the opening date. -No rail. No problem. From what I know, only a few foreigners will use the rail to the airport when it is open. Most Turks will drive, most employee...

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by william
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2703

Re: Allegiant and PIE

Although PIE has always been a good station for G4, I think Allegiant now really sees the value of the airport and the market (Tampa Bay). G4 is the 4th largest airline in the Tampa Bay area (TPA/PIE) ahead of United by over 180,000 pax YTD 2018. Although I know Allegiant has invested in infrastruc...

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by william
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Looks like g4 halting service at least temporarily between AUS and LCK, CLE, MEM, PIE, and PIT. Anyone have any inside info on this? Seems like a lot Are you referring to the fact that August seems to be the last month to schedule these flights? One can still book during the summer to these locatio...

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by william
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 14383

Re: A350 short runway issue

No, A350 does not have a short runway problem. This could be Zeke trying to make that first taxi exit :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqSTVWw7twU Not 10 seconds like the other video but no less impressive for that much mass and momemtum to be brought to a halt. Video kind of ...

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by william
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So I passed through AUS today, and boy, what a crowded place! I thought my home airport (BNA) was growing fast, AUS is growing 10x faster it seems like. I've read the posts here, but seeing it in person confirms a lot of what has been said. Four big observations I had. 1. AUS will need to build an ...

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by william
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48618

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

So I passed through AUS today, and boy, what a crowded place! I thought my home airport (BNA) was growing fast, AUS is growing 10x faster it seems like. I've read the posts here, but seeing it in person confirms a lot of what has been said. Four big observations I had. 1. AUS will need to build an ...

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by william
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 expanding in AVL
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

Re: G4 expanding in AVL

What is the catchment area for this airport? Quite a bit of DL regional flights to ATL. What's the traffic source?

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by william
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26656

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

Amiga500 wrote:
If it doesn't sell much over the summer airshows, then there is real reason for concern.


This. Lets wait and see the flurry of orders at the major shows. We know Airbus holds back orders till the shows to make a big splash.

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by william
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL
Replies: 17
Views: 2266

Re: AccorHotels Looking to Acquire a Stake in AF/KL

United Airlines at one point owned Western International ( Westin) hotels, American Airlines owned Fiesta Americana Hotels in Mexico, and Pan Am had a stake in Intercontinental Hotels. I think at one time in the 1980's Le Meridien Hotels was partly owned by Air France? Allegis, a company before its...

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by william
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 100547

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Translation:
BA- We want them at Emirates pricing.
Airbus- To get that you will have to order more than 10.

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by william
Wed May 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 8517

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Any update on the concourse renovations? Halfway through?

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by william
Tue May 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10011

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29

Even during the widget livery era, I did and do not associate Plum color with Delta. So do the pilots get the light grey uniforms? Didn't UA pilots used to have grey uniforms too?

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by william
Sun May 27, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wider 787 Fuselage
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: Wider 787 Fuselage

Hahaha nice replies Zeke and Stitch.

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by william
Sat May 26, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5137

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

The pilots followed procedure and decreased power which led to the stall. If the PF fire walled the throttles, the aircraft would have flown.

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by william
Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Collision Uptick
Replies: 7
Views: 1007

Re: Ground Collision Uptick

There have always been collisions, we are just more aware today because of social media and internet.

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by william
Thu May 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31701

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

The problem they now have is twofold: 1. As more exposure of this problems gets attention on social & mainstream media, the less attractive the airline becomes as an employer to a future pilot And; 2. The increased workload on the ULR sectors make it less attractive to stay. The end result is t...

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by william
Thu May 24, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5854

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I am surprised anyone notices the music in the airport. I do not, I have my NC headphones on listening to my jams at the gate. From what I see, a lot of people do the same.

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by william
Thu May 24, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5854

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

Depending on the time of day, you will see and hear live music at AUS.

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by william
Tue May 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31701

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

To EmiratesDriver and all of the knowledgeable posters, thank you for your postings. This post has been very educational, especially into the psyche of ME3 management.

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by william
Tue May 22, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9895223 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Curious, with no guidelines to follow , how do you know how close your right main is the edge of the apron? Or do you just "know"?
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https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9895223 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Curious, with no guidelines to follow , how do you know how close your right main is the edge of the apron? Or do you just "know"?

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

Oops, double post.

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Re: Why do they park like this at IAH?

That is relatively common for IAH if an aircraft isn't ready for take off or is being sequenced behind another aircraft. Turning to the 45 degree position moves the wingtip further away from the taxiway (note the yellow and black dashed line under the left wingtip before the turn). Some other airpo...

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by william
Mon May 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do they park like this at IAH?
Replies: 14
Views: 2609

Why do they park like this at IAH?

Go to 11:00 into the video and notice the aircraft turns at a 45 degree angle when parked waiting for takeoff. IAH is the only place I have experienced this interesting setup when waiting for take off. Why? Does the tower tell the pilot to do this? Is it in some SOP manual for IAH? https://www.youtu...

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