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by osupoke07
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 311
Views: 36780

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/69797-american-airlines-gets-priority-in-gate-allocation-at-miami "American Airlines gets priority in gate allocation at Miami" American receives priority access at 61 of the 140 gates. How does this compare to their priority access now? Is that an ...

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by osupoke07
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:33 pm
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

Would be a shame, but I can see why it would happen. Similar to AA there are a few ways to 'compensate' Airbus, but would Airbus play hardball to avoid losing the only customer for the -800? While it doesn't look great now, I think the A338 could get a new lease of life (pun intended) as the A330ne...

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35707

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Well, I expect AA will keep an Airbus wide body order rather than cancel. Don't see a conversion to A320 neo. Rather than 359 I am leaning towards a 339 order to replace 333 and 763 trans-atlantic ex MIA and PHL and JFK. That is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. And I imagine attractiv...

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22079

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Did you read any of the posts in this topic before you started banging on your keyboard? Especially the one 2 up that talks of the constraints due to traffic and road limitations or did that one just go over your head? I don't like sitting in any traffic that doesn't allow for productivity and wait...

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by osupoke07
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns
Replies: 41
Views: 6017

Re: Maryland to sue FAA over NextGen patterns

Some thoughts living 'near' BWI: - I think some PCT controllers run/have been fed aircraft close together for no real reason. Weather was great, but 'Maintain 160 knots' to multiple aircraft 8+ miles out transitioning ANTHM+RAVNN to Rwy 10. That seemed to have resulted in avoidable noise. - Not sur...

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by osupoke07
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block
Replies: 270
Views: 27715

Boeing to accelerate 787 production, increases accounting block

Ostrower on Twitter reporting that Boeing to increase production rate to 14, and the accounting block has increased by 100 frames. I don't have a link I can post yet.

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by osupoke07
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA738 with red tips on winglets
Replies: 14
Views: 4429

Re: AA738 with red tips on winglets

AA should have either done something to complement the tail on the wingtips or put the new Eagle logo there. I hate naked wingtips.

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 27563

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

flyguy84 wrote:
... Why would they want to enter the market. ...


To reduce their Rapid Reward liability, I'm sure. (half /s)

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12262

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Polot wrote:
osupoke07 wrote:
B731 (since no -100 or -10 has existed yet)

There most certainly has been a -100, only 30 were made though:



Oh, my mistake. I was thinking Boeing dropped the -100 like they did with the 57, 67, and 77.

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12262

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

tjwgrr wrote:
WN8701 Flightradar24 shows the correct type designation as B38M, whereas Flightaware shows it as B738.


So, assuming the 737-9 MAX is B39M, what will the 737-10 be, B731 (since no -100 or -10 has existed yet), B3JM, or B1M?

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by osupoke07
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 5175

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

gatechae wrote:
In TUL, departures are on ground floor, arrivals on second. So there are exceptions to the rule.


The reason for arrivals being on the second floor is because the bags have to travel by conveyor over the departure road. No point in taking them back down again.

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by osupoke07
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 crew members in hospital after an AA flight experienced severe turbulence
Replies: 18
Views: 5765

Re: 7 crew members in hospital after an AA flight experienced severe turbulence

Yet people still choose not to wear seatbelts. If 7 crew members were injured and only 3 passengers, then the seatbelt sign was probably on and people buckled up. It is possible to get injured while in your seat with your seatbelt fastened. 7 crew members is a bit concerning. The flight crew must n...

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by osupoke07
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9056

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

I feel the number 7 has become a part of the Boeing brand so stepping away from that would be a mistake. Why not move the variant digit over one and use the (as yet) untainted 9 in the middle. So subsequent aircraft would be the 791, 792, and so on... I don't know if that's viable since the IATA de...

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by osupoke07
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 64
Views: 12929

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
"The 15 new aircraft, which were delivered to Saudia from 1997 onward ....


They have a completely different definition of "new" than I do.

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by osupoke07
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11823

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Rare has to be landing on DFW 13L or 31L. Those are the crosswind runways, but those approach paths take you across 4 other active runways. The current google images show tire marks on 31L and I've previously seen google imagery of touchdown marks on 13L before, but it had to have been an after hour...

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by osupoke07
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13090

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

http://www.airfleets.net/listing/b767-23.htm
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SonOfABeech wrote:
Is it me, or this took a lot less time than the 767?


Per airfleets.net, the 767 is only on LN 1127.

http://www.airfleets.net/listing/b767-23.htm

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by osupoke07
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6076

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

When AA had the TUL-LAX flight, it was always full. So there is demand, just don't know if the yields are worth it. It's crazy how much more service OKC gets than TUL. When you employ thousands of people in Tulsa, I'm not surprised. Yeah, I'm not surprised an AA flight to an AA hub from their large...

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by osupoke07
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6076

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

TUL seems to offer incentives ever few years to get new coastal flights. Currently the only flights to the coasts are BWI and LAX on Allegiant, and I suspect those flights are taking advantage of incentives. At one point, I want to say AA served LAX and UA definitely served EWR, but the drop in oil ...

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by osupoke07
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 5347

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

DFW actually does, indeed, already function as a meaningful connecting point between Asia and South America. AA does substantial business at DFW linking the five nonstop Asian destinations (NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG and HKG) on one side of the hub with the five nonstop South America destinations (BOG, UIO...

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by osupoke07
Thu May 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

Thanks for posting this, always enjoy reading through this information.

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by osupoke07
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How far away is the commercial airline industry from adopting BWB designs?
Replies: 28
Views: 6337

Re: How far away is the commercial airline industry from adopting BWB designs?

One challenge that's been brought up before with BWB is the width. It will be a huge cost to reconfigure gates if a narrow body version is wider than the current A320 and B737. Long term, I think if there was a doubling of capacity with BWB (two 4-6 across tubes as opposed to one 6 across tube) if t...

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by osupoke07
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13129

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Could the C-Series fill a niche in HA's fleet by replacing or supplementing the 717s? The CS300 would increase capacity on the interisland routes from 123 (717) to ~130-140 per flight depending on how tightly packed Economy is. http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-close-to-approving-alask...

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by osupoke07
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?
Replies: 51
Views: 10530

Re: What Will The Last AA MD-80 Routes Be?

My guess is the last MD-80 flight will be from DFW to TUL. Short 40 minute hop right to their largest maintenance base.

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