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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 122
Views: 11373

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Looking over my glasses, I thought that was WN...

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by BN727227Ultra
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7820

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

What I find interesting is the type of aircraft majors fly from one airline's fortress hub to another airline's. IAH-ATL DL is all mainline, UA is all RJ. DFW-IAH AA is 75% mainline (albeit with a few MadDogs) and UA is about 60% RJ. DFW-ATL both 100% mainline. DFW-DEN AA 100% mainline UA 80% mainli...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14510

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Can someone point me to a link that explains the range cap? Seems to be too esoteric for the search function. Thanx!

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12056

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Delta is the only major US airline with a widebody fleet to not order the 787. Do you really think Delta knows better than AA, UA, BA, KLM, etc? It's ok if you personally love the plane but trying to claim all the other major airlines don't know what they're doing and that the 330neo is a better fi...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12056

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Delta is the only major US airline with a widebody fleet to not order the 787. Do you really think Delta knows better than AA, UA, BA, KLM, etc? It's ok if you personally love the plane but trying to claim all the other major airlines don't know what they're doing and that the 330neo is a better fi...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 89
Views: 8142

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

EvanWSFO wrote:
As well, it's time to put WN into the "big 3" giving us the "big 4"


Agree totally.

I've never flown them, for various reasons but whenever I've priced them they've always been higher than any legacy, no matter where I was flying.

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6548

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

I guess the topic says it all. What if they were never scooped up by Southwest? Would someone else have bought them? Would they have grown organically? Would we be asking if they would be starting Long Haul service from BWI with NG aircraft? Before AA went BK, I thought that AA+FL would have solved...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 241
Views: 38531

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

The 777X, 787 and A380 engine orders are all interlinked. None of these orders is currently unconditional. They remain conditional 'subject to engines', subject to finance on terms acceptable to EK' and some other conditions. GE will have to make the EA engine available for the A380, at EK cradle t...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse
Replies: 241
Views: 38531

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I find it interesting that EA has basically said that they're not in the running. They haven't formally closed their program down, but it sounds as if they are not interested in taking more orders. ....and we have to ask ourselves how the market will respond to an engine OEM stating they are no lon...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14400

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Dan Reed theorizes here http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/02/jetblue-at-a-crossroads-kick-the-big-three-where-itll-hurt-most-or-convince-one-of-them-to-buy-it/#2462949d701f that JetBlue is threatening to fly TATL as a sign to the Big 3 that it wants one of them to buy JetBlue. The theo...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14400

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Dan Reed theorizes here http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/02/jetblue-at-a-crossroads-kick-the-big-three-where-itll-hurt-most-or-convince-one-of-them-to-buy-it/#2462949d701f that JetBlue is threatening to fly TATL as a sign to the Big 3 that it wants one of them to buy JetBlue. The theo...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17020

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Just a quick note. The first bases for the DL A220's will be NYC and SLC. LAX will not be getting an A220 base, as SLC is geographically in a better location for A220's to hit all west coast bases. LAX will instead open an A320 base. Other than that she looks beautiful!!! I am not doubting you, but...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

Thanks for the insights, y'all. I would have thought that they'd begin work on it sooner and that they'd need a hangar for it. Assumptions on my part. Come to think of it, I doubt Eppley has a hangar big enough for an A320 in the first place.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4303

Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KSFO/KOMA

Diverted to KOMA on the 28th and there she sits as of last night. At a remote hardstand, buttoned up tight. What could have gone so wrong that AS hasn't tried to hangar it at least?
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA ... /KSFO/KOMA

Diverted to KOMA on the 28th and there she sits as of last night. At a remote hardstand, buttoned up tight. What could have gone so wrong that AS hasn't tried to hangar it at least?

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4977

Re: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ

I've never seen a major company leave NYSE for NASDAQ without going through Ch11 or an LBO? I wonder how much of a cost savings this represents? United Airlines said late Friday it is abandoning a longtime berth on the New York Stock Exchange and transferring its stock listing to the Nasdaq exchang...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 854

CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

ISTR that Piedmont/USAir used to run a charter on late Sat/early Sun from CLT to wherever NA$CAR was running that week for the benefit of teams and media to that weekend's track (needed parts, pit crew replacements, writers covering other sports). Never heard it mentioned lately. And since the circu...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 575
Views: 87658

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Searching AA.Com and as a frequent flyer between these two points I find this - a 787 :confused: Normally a A321. Got to be a mistake. Depart Las Vegas, NV to Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX Sunday, November 25, 2018 4:43 PM 9:14 PM 2h 31m Nonstop AA 1203 788-Boeing 787 Wifi on-board First Extended Holiday ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 575
Views: 87658

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Searching AA.Com and as a frequent flyer between these two points I find this - a 787 :confused: Normally a A321. Got to be a mistake. Depart Las Vegas, NV to Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX Sunday, November 25, 2018 4:43 PM 9:14 PM 2h 31m Nonstop AA 1203 788-Boeing 787 Wifi on-board First Extended Holiday ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6745

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

ANC? KEF?

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11674

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Anyone know where to find the busiest o&d domestic markets from ATL? We all know ATL provide connections however there is quite a bit of o&d. To where? Maybe this got answered in another thread, but I'd guess MCO and LGA are up there, below that LAX DTW and surprisingly SAV could be in the ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13392

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Speaking of competition, I understood that WN reduced a lot of flying from ATL when they took over AirTran. Is that the case? If so, how much and what was their rationale for reducing at ATL? Seems like a perfect market for them. According to Wikipedia (I know, I know....) AirTran had as of Mar '13...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13392

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Speaking of competition, I understood that WN reduced a lot of flying from ATL when they took over AirTran. Is that the case? If so, how much and what was their rationale for reducing at ATL? Seems like a perfect market for them. According to Wikipedia (I know, I know....) AirTran had as of Mar '13...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13392

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

A huge part of Delta's revenue advantage is Fortress ATL. They have such a high % of flying in that one HUB UA and AA are much more spread out over numerous hubs with varying degrees of competition that Delta just does not see at ATL. Seems like I read a Forbes article that delta has a monopoly on ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 7119

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Hmmm...might be a good time for me to do ORD-LAS, make a few blackjack dealers happy...!

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17058

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

hOMSaR wrote:
The title of this thread is ridiculous. Nowhere in the article does it suggest AA is about to go under.


Maybe I paraphrased, but that story was stuck on my Google feed for at least the past two days and it wasn't rosy.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17058

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

winginit wrote:
This article is already being discussed here



Thanx, I saw the thread but didn't see the Fool 'commentary'.

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17058

Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/30/american-airlines-group-inc-train-wreck-continues.aspx 1. ...is UA really kicking AA's butt? 2. I know AA took on a lot of debt, but has that really bit them? Some debt is desirable, just ask DL! Not that Motley Fool isn't known for TMZish clickbait articles...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy
Replies: 39
Views: 9784

Re: British Airways kicks 20 passengers off flight because heat wave made plane too heavy

This also happens, for example, in Salt Lake City - and it's certainly not just regional jets. I got whacked in this manner at SLC when my DL RJ was scheduled to leave at 8 PM! and it almost happened to me on a UA RJ in Omaha three weeks later. That one took some creative algebra on the part of the...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1200
Views: 88378

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I don't even want a one stop same plane to HNL. WN doesn't serve food on their flights so that would be a super long trip to not have time to get a meal. I know you can get off and back on but if it is a quick turn there really won't be time for that. I would rather just have an 60-75 minute layove...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1200
Views: 88378

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I always find this interesting. Noise report for 2nd qtr but it also says how the runways were used and types of planes. The "new" runway is over 10% (11.5%) for about the first time I can remember. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/noise-program/2nd-QUARTER-2018-NOISE-MANAGEMENT-R...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8146

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

You can't always trust what they say. DL said they were interested in the 787-10, only to cancel their 787 orders later. I wouldn't be that gullible if I was a DL shareholder. Does Atlanta's aircraft choices really reflect on the share price? I don't think so. I'd be happy if DL decided to buy 100 ...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7476

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

...and was the first time that United placed an order for jets that did not come from Boeing or McDonnell Douglas. There's a Caravelle (or parts thereof) that'd like a word with you... :-) Oh yes...you're so right. Forgot about that...before my time. Well before my time, but they definitely did fly...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7476

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

Cointrin330 wrote:
...and was the first time that United placed an order for jets that did not come from Boeing or McDonnell Douglas.


There's a Caravelle (or parts thereof) that'd like a word with you... :-)

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freakyrat wrote:
After all the horror stories about Airlines and animals here is a feel good one. Kudo's to JetBlue.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jetblue- ... 11298.html


+1 <3

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8602

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

I'm not sure that is 100% correct. The U.S. carriers completely overestimated the total number of passengers expected to fly between the U.S. and Cuba. Realistically, the airlines should have treated Cuba like a brand new destination carved out of a tropical isle, instead, they ran with a 'We're Go...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44947

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Once Salt Lake opens, I bet you will see LGA and JFK bridge through Texas to Salt Lake.......... Back in March, 2018 Glen Hauenstein publicly stated that Delta's CSeries will debut on DFW-LGA. My guess is that the bridge from the east coast through DFW to LAX will happen very shortly thereafter, as...

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by BN727227Ultra
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4647

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Alexdk wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
Probably Concorde had many rumored orders that amounted to zilch.

At least 14 Airlines, not counting AF and BA, had non-firm orders.


IIRC Iran Air was pretty far along the order process, certainly farther than the other 13 wannabees.

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA Expansion
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Re: OMA Expansion

Hopefully, this link works: http://eomahaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3297&start=1200#p289781 I pray that this is a placeholder and not set in stone, because I'm underwhelmed. Reminds me of the old downtown Kansas City layout, or NW's terminal at DTW. They better have people movers...

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by BN727227Ultra
Mon May 21, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4672

Re: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO

KLMatSJC wrote:
Plane seems fairly empty on the return. Odd that they did that.


Well, there were 60+ arrests at the festival...they're taking later flights, lolol.

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Re: Kīlauea erupts to FL 300:

smokeybandit wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
but nothing like Eyjafjallajökull in terms of a high-traffic area. .


I will be very impressed if you didn't have to look up that spelling.


Thanks, but no :-) Google, and CRTL-C CRTL-V is my friend!

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri May 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9458

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

AirTran had the best livery, change my mind. I've no beef with that! The interesting thing about AirTran's was the color palette and the font. Most other liveries were designed to fit on an airplane. AirTran designed an image first then put it on an airplane--and it worked! I liked the tan better t...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri May 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Re: Kīlauea erupts to FL 300:

As a geologist, I just want to point out that if you're flying through magma, you've got bigger problems. New rock, old rock, in the end it's all ash and terrible on turbines. No doubt :-) I don't remember where I read it, but the tenor of the article was that tephra had a nasty habit of melting in...

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by BN727227Ultra
Fri May 18, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9458

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Braniff Ultra
Delta Widget
North Central (not Republic's take on it)

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 14036

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

OA940 wrote:
THEY'LL ORDER 135 IL-96'S AND LAUNCH SERVICE TO SKG FROM HHH!!!


lolol! To go with the MHK-FRI service using 69 A380s?

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Re: Kīlauea erupts to FL 300:

it's not new magma, but pulverized old rock that isn't as damaging to fan blades--but nothing you want to fly through. Discrete explosion that lasted a few minutes. The govt scientists state that there could be more, maybe bigger eruptions, but nothing like Eyjafjallajökull in terms of a high-traff...

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by BN727227Ultra
Thu May 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of Kilauea eruption on Hawaii Aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Kīlauea erupts to FL 300:

it's not new magma, but pulverized old rock that isn't as damaging to fan blades--but nothing you want to fly through. Discrete explosion that lasted a few minutes. The govt scientists state that there could be more, maybe bigger eruptions, but nothing like Eyjafjallajökull in terms of a high-traffi...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed May 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4627

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Nola wrote:

Totally off topic, but I wonder what position DL would have been in if it had gone to IAH instead of DFW.


Good point. DL seemed more enamored with MSY, imo.

(I'm imagining DC-8-61s and DC-10-30s painted in Texas International...)

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4627

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

From the late 60s to late 70s National Airlines became an all-jet airline with the DC-8, 727, DC-10 and even B-747 with transatlantic flights between Miami (MIA) & London (LHR). Why the airline never even consider entering the Hawaiian market prior to the Pan Am acquisition? If A.net is to be b...

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by BN727227Ultra
Wed May 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4627

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

From the late 60s to late 70s National Airlines became an all-jet airline with the DC-8, 727, DC-10 and even B-747 with transatlantic flights between Miami (MIA) & London (LHR). Why the airline never even consider entering the Hawaiian market prior to the Pan Am acquisition? If A.net is to be b...

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