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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 114
Views: 15578

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo

I believe the livery is a bit sparse because the plane can't be painted in Alaska livery prior to gaining single operating certificate (late January). Don't think they wanted to put too much work into a livery that may be short lived. Sent from my Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) using Tapatalk What ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 42
Views: 7667

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

I think DL and Ravn Alaska are going to wind up linking up. That would be a huge blow in AK. Highly doubtful on this one because I think DL would have to have a way bigger presence in Alaska for that to work. The main reason why AS partners with 7H is to have better travel and connections to places...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 42
Views: 7667

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

I think DL and Ravn Alaska are going to wind up linking up. That would be a huge blow in AK.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

No codeshares and using the alternative EAS program will be the end of any significant traffic out of CEC. Might as well save their money on the terminal at this point.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

AS just made a big deal about power at every seat. Then they don’t bring it into brand new e175s. I understand not going back for the Qs. It’s not about your device lasting 4 hours. It’s about using your device for 4 hours. Then leaving the flight with a charged device for the rest of your day. Is ...

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

AS just made a big deal about power at every seat. Then they don’t bring it into brand new e175s. I understand not going back for the Qs. It’s not about your device lasting 4 hours. It’s about using your device for 4 hours. Then leaving the flight with a charged device for the rest of your day.

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by 32andBelow
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

They did in F. They aren't interested in the other 68 people buying wifi and using their devices? I believe the powers that be had decided that most peoples devices can withstand 4 hours w/o a charge, I think it's assuming that people are arriving at the airport with fully charged devices, even aft...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8993

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

In Asia, most very busy routes are flown by wide-bodies. Take for example HKG - TPE, it isn't flown every 30 mins by a 738 or A320, but every 2 - 3 hrs by CX, BR & CI mostly by wide-bodied planes. So why if this works in Asia doesn't it work elsewhere ? Surely it helps with traffic flows, slot ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8993

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

Also, point to point alleviates the congestion at large airports by skipping them altogether. If enough passengers go from A to C you can fly them non-stop instead of connecting, effectively stemming the need for more flights from A to B and from B to C. And, to expand on your argument, if more and...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 33526

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Would this not be a subject for an insurance claim? If so, the insurance company would have some input on whether it is a write off or not, wouldn't it? I doubt if the aircraft was insured. As far as I know, most aircraft aren't. What? All aircraft, at least in modern first world countries that hav...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Good to hear, my first trip in the AS E-175 is set for May 18, STL-PDX, I used an upgrade, but I wonder if we should sit side by side on the two side, or sit behind each other on the one side, any thoughts? I'm looking forward to it, In Sept I'm upgrading again & I got a trans-con IAD-SFO on a ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)
Replies: 12
Views: 1991

Re: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)

I think the skiers and snowboarders around here are more localized...typically traveling to regional ski resorts. Three of the ski resorts are within an hour or two from Seattle. Also, we have ski resorts closer than Colorado...like Whistler, Mt. Bachelor, Bozeman, Boise, Sun Valley and even Salt L...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

We are both correct, indeed the E-175's do very well for mid-cons from the West Coast & this aircraft allows AS to target certain thinner markets that would be too small for the 737's. AS also understands that in order to remain competitive, they'll need the premium cabin offerings to business ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?
Replies: 38
Views: 8993

Re: Will the Idea of Point to Point and frequency over capacity collapse?

Why can't we increase airport capacity? Also, Europe runs super inefficiently with slot controls on airports that would be moderate at best traffic in the USA.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

Currently scheduled to run through Mar 10, then back to the default Q400 schedule. Hopefully it either becomes permanent by then, or perhaps with E175 deliveries resuming by then they'll put those on the routes if that's the long term plan. Of course it's also possible the long term plan is indeed ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Alaska intrastate routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: AS Alaska intrastate routes?

The fares on these routes are a lot higher then similar sectors in the L48. Plus a ton of cargo.

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by 32andBelow
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

They should go all jet on the shuttle anyways to compete against DL Functionally, there's pretty much no advantage to going jet over prop on such a short flight - the time difference is so small as to not really be noticeable. It's up and down. Moreover a jet will burn a lot more fuel. Sadly the pu...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

What's the rationale for parking the CR7s but keeping the CR2s going? I Think The 700s were AS OWNED while the 200s are white tail operated and owned by OO Question remains though - CR7s are more modern, efficient, passenger-friendly, etc. Why park them and keep flying the CR2s? Is AS trying to pre...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

United Express flies CR7's to MMH. Unless there is an operational issue that it can't handle E75s, I would assume they'd use those. MMH has a maximum 79ft wingspan limitation. CR7 just makes it at 76 feet. The E175 sans winglets is 85 while enhanced wingtip version which QX has is 94ft. Yah but wha...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Also OO has sent the remaining CR7 back to storage yesterday, and it has been removed from Alaska's website so I guess it has now been officially retired (only took a year longer than originally expected). I thought the 15 Q400s leaving would've been 400-414 as mentioned previously, but I guess it ...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 8283

Re: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

Imagine that they spend millions for the A380 just as Airbus discontinues the program. If they did discontinue the A380 program, we will see this aircraft around for a good few years, & with 300 examples flying ( give or take ) can Seattle afford to lose prospective revenue, particularly if som...

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by 32andBelow
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Just hire all tha QX pilots to mainline. Shut it down and contract the whole thing to OO. Looks like they are partially doing just that. I was at SEA on Tuesday. There were four CRJ200s painted in Skywest colors lined up together at the QX C-gates. Does that mean that AS is using OO CR2s in place o...

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by 32andBelow
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9102

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Not going to lie, as much as I loved those Q’s... I’m glad to see the early builds go. They are pretty long in the tooth and are not aging gracefully. I just hope QX comes back to its original level of flying (or even grows)and these OO CR2’s can make a swift exit. Unless there is a large increase ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

PDX757 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
KS last day at CEC and PDX is 15DEC

Shame. KS had a nice little hub going.

The pilot problem is real.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO to take over EAS flying at SHD with routes to ORD/IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 3943

Re: OO to take over EAS flying at SHD with routes to ORD/IAD

Didn't want to start a new thread. But OO also received EAS for LWB. Will be operating from both IAD and ORD to LWB. I'm far less optimistic about that working out. - Love, someone from WV who knows that market pretty well. It doesn't have to work very well since it's EAS and subsidized. It should ...

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by 32andBelow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

910A wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
KS last day at CEC and PDX is 15DEC


What a move, right at the beginning of the holiday travel period.

CEC took this risk in selecting a carrier that didn't even qualify to immediately begin service.

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by 32andBelow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 701
Views: 79097

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2017

KS last day at CEC and PDX is 15DEC

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by 32andBelow
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

At first I thought the LD3 capability was a typo. The rendering doesn't look like the Aircraft fuselage is large for LD3's. But it's hard to tell from just a mock-up. LD3 capabilities will make quick transfers from larger aircraft at FedEx hubs that much more seemless! I'd love to see 3 LD3's being...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

How much does an empty LD3 weigh?

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

A 9 pax combi could be interesting for rural places too.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200
Replies: 28
Views: 7697

Re: Changi airport tug catches fire while towing SQ 777-200

A couple of slightly technical questions for those in the know. As the aircraft is being towed, would someone have been at the controls ? (edit: Ignore that, I see now there was crew on board). If so, could they have jumped on the brakes with enough force to snap the towbar ? (my understanding (lim...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19759

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Why do they even have to offer 1.5x pay? Can't they just say the software made a mistake and gave EVERYONE off, so we're redoing it with the same bid as before? That's really not unfair. AA's pilot union is raising a big fuss because they were out of the loop on this , so I think the 1.5X pay offer...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19759

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

So reading the article, I'm confused if the system just hasn't scheduled pilots to flights or if the system awarded vacation to everyone who put in for time off around the holidays? It appears both, one piece is it did not assign pilots to the flights and then a second piece of it appears to be tha...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11521

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

I have been a top tier flyer with DL (NW before the merger) for the last 14 years. In all that time flying around 100-175K per year I have had a grand total of 2 flights cancelled. Both because of weather. And both--oddly--from Omaha. The latest delay was four hours because of mechanical inbound. I...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

hz747300 wrote:
ThalesCoelho wrote:
It remembers the Shorts Skyvan.


A great plane, but no range with full payload. Should bring this back with Carbon and NG technology--there's a winning idea right there.

The skyvan is a great airplane cus it has the read drive on cargo door. Mini c130

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

wjcandee wrote:
Curious: What's the point of Cessna saying that the thing has a service ceiling of 25,000 feet? It's an unpressurized aircraft. All the range, etc., calculations expressly assume long-term cruise at FL100.

Gotta get over the Alaska Range! i am telling you guys!

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

those operators aren't usually in the business of flying new full priced equipment. True, but just like with the Caravans as Fed Ex decides to update and retire old ones they'll find homes I'm sure. Another interesting thing I saw in that interview on CNBC, he made a bit point that this was made to...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 19611

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I have friends are working for Norwegian in Europe and they are really happy about the company. I think signing a training bond is fair they give you a 787 type plus European licenses which are really expensive. Unfortunately US pilot they want everything because “they deserve it” at least what the...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 11521

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

Everytime someone posts these PR releases it always turns into a predictable "haters going to hate" thread. It is what it is.... I do agree that sometimes these PR releases are a bit cringe-worthy, since they are sort of like stating the obvious, but I would expect an airline's PR and mar...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

INFINITI329 wrote:
I'm curious why the Textron didn't go with retractable landing gear

Does it really matter? The plane is slow as balls. Caravan doesn't have it.

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

I remember reading somewhere that Cape Air didn't want a turbine aircraft to replace the 402s. Why would that be? Aren't turbines more reliable? They are but pistons can have a much lower per hour cost especially in Cape Air's style of operation. I think what we might see is much like the Caravan, ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 31460

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

What is the payload ?? Built for high utilization operations, the Cessna SkyCourier 408 will be offered in cargo and passenger variants. The cargo variant will feature a large cargo door and a flat floor cabin that is sized to handle up to three LD3 shipping containers with an impressive 6,000 poun...

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by 32andBelow
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal
Replies: 23
Views: 4894

Re: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal

I have nothing against the Saab*, but I think this may be a bit of a bumpy ride for WS pax from a passenger experience standpoint. Buying a Westjet flight and ending up on a very old and noisy commuter may be jarring for those unfortunate souls who are not AvGeeks. I am not sure how WS will be able...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 32
Views: 8163

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

Why don't they just have cargo come in in the middle of the night? You can't tell me AMS is packed 24:7

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by 32andBelow
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 19611

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Honestly I don't understand whats the big deal with working at Norwegian, your a scab because you can't commute and you have to pay your bills ? I read all those post saying if you work there your career is done! why because I didn't have anybody to walk in my application to the chief pilot in some...

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by 32andBelow
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope to Myanmar: What Plane/Time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Pope to Myanmar: What Plane/Time?

ahj2000 wrote:
JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
jfk777, Biman is BANGLADESH's airline, not Myanmar's.

There is no Myanmar long haul airline whatsoever. What does he do in those cases?

He lives there permanently.

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by 32andBelow
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: MLS, how many. Very rare I know.

You want to know how many airports use ILS?

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by 32andBelow
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 18143

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

90% being available is... not a money maker. Sukhoi needs to find out what is wrong and fix it. Lightsaber I don't doubt that it is a money maker if they got the SSJ for the price they claim: "Interjet negotiated a "sweet deal" with the airframer for the SSJ100, with the capital cost...

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Remote Stands
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: Remote Stands

Different cost structures. In the USA most of the gates are owned by the airlines themselves. They can use them as many times as day as they want.

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by 32andBelow
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service
Replies: 46
Views: 5385

Re: AS makes PDX-MKE/PHL/BWI/ATL year round service

Time will tell but I think AS will eventually evolve into a system heavily dependent on SEA and SFO for success. As far as PDX goes, I think Portland will fare just fine in the long run under AS. The airline has built up enough of an O&D and loyalty base here that they aren’t going to want to l...

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