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by bluefltspecial
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta long haul product
Replies: 16
Views: 2024

Re: Delta long haul product

Well I booked DL yesterday and told the travel agent I want an aisle seat which was on the confirmation she sent me but she said the airline can still change it. I will have to keep an eye on the clock and check in right on 24 hours and see what happens. Thanks for all the tips! Log into your reser...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 51
Views: 11751

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

7 of the 21 E140s currently in service with Envoy are out of LGA. The remainder are out of DFW. Not sure if any will go to MIA or ORD, but I’m hearing some will go to CLT. This would mean MQ will open a CLT base. Some of them are already showing up in CLT in the next few months. It looks like they'...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12778

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

WWads wrote:
stlgph wrote:
Southwest flying to Cincinnati from LaGuardia would be a lot of fun :)


Eh I'm not so sure. AA is close to dropping that route (down from 3x E175s to 2x ERJ140s), and F9 seems to be filling the need for a LCC on that route quite well.


... and there's always DL with their x6 a day CR9s

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 9118

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

I didn't see it mentioned, but interestingly, the LGW-MCO Norwegian flights are operating 3 days a week, but on some days they are operating double daily, with a mid afternoon arrival and a late evening arrival...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3607

Re: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?

short runways at (Coleman A. Young Airport (DET) Detroit City Airport.) Just an aside note that Southwest flew their 737-200s and 300s out of DET. This was my first thought when reading this thread. Coincidentally, I stumbled upon this article last night: https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter
Replies: 27
Views: 4144

Re: Norwegian to suspend PVD-ORK/SNN next winter

Maybe D8 can move one of the frequencies to ISP-LGW. All the LGW slots are spoken for otherwise you'd see SWF/PVD/BDL/PWM/BUF-LGW already announced. London has plenty of connectivity on that end to other cities, if they were able to get their hands on the slots, it would likely be easy to fill them...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9115

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 20, 2018

*Mods please edit the title to "March 30th" not 20th. Taking a quick at the bookings, they are very strong, more strong than I would have guessed, especially late March/April. Looking forward bookings are strong as well for the timeframe. Keep in mind, VFR/Vacation flyers book more than a ...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 8715

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I'm still in disbelief or maybe more so disappointed, that they haven't even connected the light rail line to the airport.

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 5778

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

Funny how the US3 complain about Norwegian hiring foreign crews. My exact first thought... where is the outrage? Funny how the US3 complain about Norwegian hiring foreign crews. Isn't the issue that Norwegian was hiring crews under Thai (maybe Singaporean) contracts with a newly registered Irish AO...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK A330 ops into ARN
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

TK A330 ops into ARN

I'm getting ready to leave ARN again this week and for the second time I noticed a A330 operating inbound on what I thought was normally an A321 operated route. I looked in the res system and today it shows an A330, however every day I checked, - and I could have missed something - the rest of the m...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
Replies: 53
Views: 6487

Re: Norwegian and Seattle

arcticcruiser wrote:
bluefltspecial wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
... the Korean 748 is excellent and these are the only birds, if I remember correctly, that have casper vents....


You mean Gasper Vents?


I don’t want to sit anywhere near Caper’s vent...


The feeling is mutual.

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CVG-HNL nonstop in summer 2004
Replies: 37
Views: 4590

Re: DL CVG-HNL nonstop in summer 2004

I'll have to look it up but I remember working for Comair back in '98-03 and walking past the HNL gate which was a L10. This would make sense as the 764 was planned as the L10 replacement... I'll do some digging and see what I can find. The only reason I remember was that I had some days off and rou...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
Replies: 53
Views: 6487

Re: Norwegian and Seattle

jumbojet wrote:
... the Korean 748 is excellent and these are the only birds, if I remember correctly, that have casper vents....


You mean Gasper Vents?

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards
Replies: 57
Views: 8370

Re: Delta FA's Fight Company's New Social Media Standards

Always consider the source, Gailen David is simply a disgruntled former airline employee who has made it his life's work to attack airlines. He always has his aim set on Delta for its non-union status and American Airlines, since they sacked him. Nothing to see here. Agreed. Basically took the word...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town Int'l 3.8bn runway plan approved
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: Cape Town Int'l 3.8bn runway plan approved

Pellegrine wrote:
They should spend that money on a desalination plant for the city first.


My exact first thought when reading the subject of this thread!

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

Here is detail on the Roanoke request: Roanoke, Virginia Request federal award of $750,000 combined with $1,1mil in local cash and in-kind contributions to serve as fee waiver, travel bank, marketing support and revenue guarantee to establish new air service links to major national hubs at DEN, DFW...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 84
Views: 14550

Re: United to introduce premium economy

UA introduces Premium Economy, AKA Business Class circa 1996. Funny how things come full circle. Business ends up looking like First. First goes away. E+ ends up looking like Business. I was reading through this and thinking the same exact thing, First was lay flay and business was a big recliner. ...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 84
Views: 14550

Re: United to introduce premium economy

UA introduces Premium Economy, AKA Business Class circa 1996. Funny how things come full circle. Business ends up looking like First. First goes away. E+ ends up looking like Business. I was reading through this and thinking the same exact thing, First was lay flay and business was a big recliner. ...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 315
Views: 30636

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Similar to the United Airlines Network Thread I think it would be good to have one about DL. Between SEA, BOS, future high level capacity allocation among hubs, fleet deployment present and future, DL's upgauging strategy, and its international alliances, there is PLENTY to discuss. To start out: W...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 315
Views: 30636

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I have a wishlist. MCO-MSY CR9 MCO-AUS CR9 MCO-BUF seasonal RJ MCO-LAS seasonal 73H beyond the convention MCO-RIC seasonal RJ MCO-CDG 76W MCO-MSY/AUS/LAS/RIC are all previous reroutes and would be a restart. MCO-LAS was an oddball route that did well for years with a nightly 757 MCO-MSY was 4-5 a d...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4231

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I saw the KL736 CUR-AMS (747) diverting to CPH earlier this morning and lots of other aircraft going to BRU. Some aircraft reported negative ánd positive wind shear from 2000' to 500', overheard one a/c reporting 40kts wind shear positive and negative! Loads of fallen trees on roads and railways as...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11941

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

Will the a380s have any trouble? Why would an A380 be any different from the T7's, 747s, A320s etc etc? I believe he's implying that the larger surface area of the A380 allows the wind to "push" the aircraft more. While that does apply, any skilled pilot, trained on their aircraft type sh...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 27348

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

I count 4 747-400s from Wamos covering Norwegian flights currently. Is this the reason, or is it something else? The "Bomb Cyclone" hit JFK/EWR, where Norwegian has a large focus of operations, including a crew base. It put about 8 aircraft each with a full crew out of position, then they...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 11805

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

Hey all, First time creating one of these, but I haven't seen one of these threads for the NYC area and thought it was deserving so I decided to make one so we can talk about what's going on in the Big Apple's airports. Some interesting developments in the area: -LGA Renovations -DY expanded flight...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 13791

Re: Norwegian reveals its biggest ever year of growth in 2018

How many times has this been tried......starting with Laker.....and these North Atlantic LCCs always fail in the end. The flag of convenience thingy is a new twist though. You guys still crack me up with this "flag of convenience" nonsense. I've tried to educate people on here but, I mind...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 9118

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

With SFB’s terminal expansion, do we see any more entrants for SFB? Particularly international, something along the lines of Dynamic or the new Canadian ULCCs? I’m also impressed with the terazzo flooring inside the main terminal at MCO, the rennovations make the check in area like no other airport...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring
Replies: 18
Views: 3528

Re: Delta ATL and MSP to HNL going to 764 and 763 this spring

Pre-merger DL used the 764 for many years on ATL-HNL so you could consider it a service resumption with that type. Wasn't it previously twice daily? If so (and I believe it was), DL has gone from 2 764s to 1 744 to 1 A333 to 1 764 since the merger. Correct. ATL was at one point (and likely more) tw...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

AA is big in all these cities. Any chance they will get AA mainline at some point? Seems like an AA A319 ROA-CLT is probably the most likely candidate. The main reason I see CHO not having mainline again is due to no jetways. I can easily see one of the morning departures if not more, going to a ma...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3667

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

I was thinking about CHO today and wanted to add a bit more as i started to look at the schedules for next spring (Friday, March 23, 2018) and it is truly impressive the amount of growth happening when compared to flights just 5 years ago (March 22, 2013.) Ill try to track down the same information...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-AMS
Replies: 80
Views: 15803

Re: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-

If SAS weren’t flying an A330 to Boston would DY have cut back? Or do the two not have anything to do with each other? While they operate the same routes, their customer base isn't the same so it doesn't have as much significance as say AA and DL operating and competing on the same route. DY goes f...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10368

Re: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?

There is a rumour that a new DY MAX route is to be announced shortly. Anyone in the know? Yes, new routes announcing soon. If you'd like to know which cities, take a look at any mid to larger cities that have FIS on the East Coast that are in the 3000-3600 mi range and have "International"...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for ORF, RIC, PHF
Replies: 24
Views: 2202

Re: What’s next for ORF, RIC, PHF

I wouldn't be surprised if DL started RIC-SLC once the new terminal at SLC opens. RIC is an elite-heavy station with lots of 757s to ATL. I think the demand could be there with an A319. If you mean by lots, 2 a day that operated over the summer schedule, and that no longer are operating...ok. Curre...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 12156

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

After seeing the recent Norwegian adds, it made me wonder how much longer it'll be until they come to the DC area. It seems like a definite gap in their current US service. Any idea what's kept them from starting up flights from Europe to IAD or BWI? I would like to see them add IAD, but I have to ...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian buys 28 weekly Gatwick slots from Small Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 3828

Re: Norwegian buys 28 weekly Gatwick slots from Small Planet

I’d love to see PVD SWF and BDL share 14 slots (5/5/4) an gain LGW service As much as I would like to see this as well, since LGW is slot restricted, it's more likely to fly a larger aircraft with a lower CASM to a larger destination, making more revenue. But hey, never say never, with Norwegian or...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm
Replies: 53
Views: 7442

Re: BA IROPS Handling In Recent Snow Storm

No airline can suddenly make 100's of staff just appear and also staff would have struggled to get to work as well. Interesting. Most airlines in the States plan for things like this, it's called a contingency plan. Some airlines have staff that work "ready reserve" much like cabin crew/f...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 129
Views: 16801

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

I was told last summer by employees at MCO that silver would be purchasing the CRJ-200 to replace the SAABs. If this was false or fell through then please let me know and I'll insert foot into mouth. The CASM on a CRJ-200 vs a SF34 is hugely different, with Silver's current network, it is not a fit...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 6522

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

I still think it was short-sighted of them to build Terminal 2 so far south. It should have been built farther to the north closer to the water allowing for additional concourses at a later point, now they can only build 1 additional concourse midfield. I'm sure the can build additional expansions a...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 10212

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

flee wrote:
Yes, clean sheet all carbon A321-300!


Let the B797 vs A321-3 discussions commence!

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?
Replies: 33
Views: 10212

Re: Would be possible to stretch the A321 to the DC-8-63 lenght?

While it's an interesting idea, keep in mind, as you lengthen an aircraft you stretch out the "bubble of pressurization" nature is pretty strict in terms of what it wants, always looking to equalize itself, whether it a water level between to points, or air pressure differences. Nature it ...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12232

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

While it is just my opinion, it would seem that Delta is going for the "customer experience" hoping that if they have a good experience on Delta, they will come back and do it again the next time the customer travels, even if it's more expensive (and for me at least, it's working). While U...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US-MEX Markets w/o Nonstop Service
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

Re: Largest US-MEX Markets w/o Nonstop Service

AM has thrown everything from mainline to jungle jets at MSY and it never took. Sure, if we're to call a DC9 and ERJ.... "everything." Their last attempt launched the same month as the H1N1 crisis began in MEX, so no real surprise when it didn't last. It also ignores that TW successfully ...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34764

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCss ... rport_fire


Exactly my first thought. I flew through there a month after it happened.
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conaly wrote:
downdata wrote:
They should just open it. Who cares if their fire safety is not up to standard, its not like airport goes on fire every second day


Yeah, sure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCss ... rport_fire


Exactly my first thought. I flew through there a month after it happened.

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 20417

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
I fear they'll drop the starfish from the tail, once again.


Just put Patrick on the tail and call it a day...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 6609

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

I fly through ARN/CPH/OSL/ZRH on the regular, so this are just my personal observations ARN does get snow, however, due to it's proximity to the Eastern side, it would seemingly appear to get less snow. It should be pointed out that last year, ARN got it's snowiest Nov with a whopping 30 cm (that's ...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 32377

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

Well its seems Willie Walsh finally found his used A380's for the "right price". But where oh where will BA fly these birds ? JFK, at some BA is going to have to send it to its largest destination, Terminal 7 can be modified. Miami year round ? Dulles again? Tokyo HND if the let them in? ...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to RIC??
Replies: 32
Views: 3244

Re: New airline to RIC??

Great news for Richmond and this frankly shows the stupidity of WN. WN took over the MCO route form Air Tran and then abandoned it although WN said it was profitable for them. Since then Jet Blue has taken over the route and made a tidy profit.....and now Spirit. WN has screwed over the Richmond ma...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 14522

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

Delta at AUS within the next 5 yrs A mechanic from NAAS (DL AUS contract maintenance) Friday told one of our Air Ops officers that DL is offering to hire them all as full time line mechanics. He has been told that between now and February AUS is getting: ***a new Delta line maintenance store - 24 H...

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by bluefltspecial
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 9297

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

That's a huge increase in the SMF market for WN. I'm pleased to see it.

2x daily on SMF-LGB one can only assume they are trying to push JetBlue out of that market.
6x daily on SMF-SEA is interesting as I think DL just up'd their game in this market and now last I read AS had added mainline again.

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back Home to London: Inaugural Norwegian DEN-LGW 16-30 September 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 5604

Re: Back Home to London: Inaugural Norwegian DEN-LGW 16-30 September 2017

First of all - I would like to congratulate you on such a successful life - a truly remarkable story! Looks like DY's long haul premium product is more than decent. Food doesn't look bad, either. I'm sorry I missed it - was there IFE on the setbacks in Y? Awesome pics of the traffic and London itse...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9311

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

Well; hang on a moment. Delta didn't operate the 744 until they inherited Northwest's fleet following the merger. And Continental never operated 744s either. As for AA, they decided that the 744 wasn't suitable for their fleet. I don't know the exact reasons therefor, but they decided against it. H...

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