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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: 3078

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: 43
Views: 3222

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: 53
Views: 7918

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: 53
Views: 7918

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: 292
Views: 26209

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: 292
Views: 26209

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: 4137

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: 11741

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: 63
Views: 21915

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: 101
Views: 8657

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: 13502

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: 46
Views: 3592

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: 3425

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: 43
Views: 3222

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: 43
Views: 3222

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: 15644

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: 10152

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: 2088

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: 11881

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: 3761

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: 7328

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: 85
Views: 11202

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: 22
Views: 4743

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: 10099

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: 10099

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: 56
Views: 11297

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: 5137

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: 112
Views: 25059

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: 20107

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: 37
Views: 5520

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: 32200

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: 3197

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: 14271

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: 9162

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: 5391

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: 9217

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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by bluefltspecial
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 72
Views: 11541

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

JetBuddy wrote:
Does Denver really need a 7th runway?


Exactly my first thought.

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Shoots Down JetBlue's Request for Information in Air Canada Venture
Replies: 11
Views: 8034

Re: United Shoots Down JetBlue's Request for Information in Air Canada Venture

My personal opinion, I'm glad JetBlue is asking. It just sucks that they have to be the ones to try and keep everyone honest. I'm frankly surprised that the government doesn't review joint ventures on a regular basis. If you have the ability to lower costs, which can then be transferred to the consu...

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by bluefltspecial
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Midlife Retrofit
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Delta Midlife Retrofit

I would refer to this thread for Delta Retrofits: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1351511&hilit=delta+retrofit If you don't find what you're looking for, try the search function using specific search terms and select search results "topics" rather than "post...

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12406

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

usairways85 wrote:
More AA SJU cuts. Will be interesting to see how they use the 330's. SJU averaged 2-3 330's a day in the winter and up to 4 on Saturdays.


Did they not upgrade the PHL-SFO flight to a 330? I just assumed that is where that went

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by bluefltspecial
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 3q results
Replies: 35
Views: 5667

Re: Norwegian 3q results

Annoying that they struggle with getting overflight rights over Siberia ... It's even more annoying that "Norwegian" is expecting Norwegian tax payers to pay for Norwegian politicians to lobby for interests of an Irish airline (NAI). Just like when the Norwegian minister of transport went...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: silver airways MIA-BIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: silver airways MIA-BIM

doulasc wrote:
why did Silver Airways drop Miami to Bimini


From what I understand they completely left Miami to focus on FLL. I'm guessing cost was likely the issue, but just a guess.

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 17405

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Air_Terminal
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NYPECO wrote:
Why is the terminal called that?


You mean the MAT? The Marine Air Terminal?

Read up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Air_Terminal

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1814

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

My favorite part of old SMF terminals was the commuter terminal and the myriad of independent airlines and variety of signage then. I worked in all three of the original terminals at SMF, including AirCal and Western in the main terminals. The commuter terminal was certainly interesting, having pre...

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by bluefltspecial
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: silver airways MIA-BIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: silver airways MIA-BIM

TropicalSky wrote:
No other airlines fly that route.....


Tropic Ocean Airways operates scheduled Caravans from Bimini to Miami, albeit to Watson Island (Miami Seaplane Base).

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 17405

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I was thinking more along the lines of breathing room, not necessarily more slots. Uhhh, Have you ever been there when Delta has 6 E175 aircraft that seat 76 people? Those flights are rarely full (minus peak times 8am and 5pm) and the waiting area is still full. I am an industry lover, and industry...

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by bluefltspecial
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 11881

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

It seems as though we've always had a lot of Washington DC area posters and plenty of discussion, but never a DC dedicated thread! So I'm changing that. I'd like for this thread to encompass not just the DC Metro airports (IAD, DCA, BWI), but also other airports in the region, like RIC, ORF, PHF, C...

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by bluefltspecial
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9217

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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by bluefltspecial
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6235

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

GEG is a rough spot to be based unless you live in Seattle, Portland or Spokane. There aren’t too many options in or out. Not too much different from some of the Piedmont and PSA based on the east coast. Interestingly, I was just talking about the new E145 operation at Piedmont to someone recently,...

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by bluefltspecial
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6235

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

There's been a lot of talk (on a.net as well as person to person) about Compass leaving the Delta family. It's no secret that Delta is likely looking to continue to slim down its number of regional carriers. That being said, Compass can operate DL and AA at the same time, there should be no reason w...

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