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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 10680

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

LAX772LR wrote:
lavalampluva wrote:
Circling the drain.

Quite the opposite, I'd say they're finally starting to act like a rational airline:
established financing, fleet rationalization, and slow organic growth.

Well yes. They are trying to right the ship. But I feel it’s too much too late.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22017

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

IMO more F9 destinations.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 5661

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

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RainerBoeing777 wrote:
I would like them to add more European routes not everything is Amsterdam and Paris, if DL saves AZ it would be excellent if any of the 2 returned the seasonal service MSP-FCO

The DL flight to FCO just didn’t pan out. Maybe daily was too much.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 5661

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

OAG Changes for this week... DL BWI-MSP SEP 4>3[3] OCT 4>3[3] FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2] SY MSP-ORD APR 0>0.2[0] MAY 0>0.6[0] JUN 0>1.0[0] JUL 0>1.0[0] AUG 0>0.6[0] SY MSP-PHL APR 0>0.3[0] MAY 0>0.6[0] JUN 0>0.8[0] JUL 0>0.8[0] AUG 0>0.5[0] SY MSP-PVD APR 0>0.4[0]...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 77
Views: 13307

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

Had the pleasure a few times

BN MSP-DFW
WA MSP-DEN
PE EWR-PIE

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by lavalampluva
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 11325

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

    klm617 wrote:
    FI KEF-MSP JUL 1.5>1.0[1.5] AUG 1.4>1.0[1.6] SEP 1.3>1.0[1.2]


    The EI effect.

    Be careful for what you wish. You might lose that WW flight. ;)

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:38 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
    Replies: 43
    Views: 5555

    Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

    If, heaven forbid, there is some kind of air tragedy, heads will roll.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:50 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.
    Replies: 6
    Views: 1024

    Re: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.

    Hopefully they learned from their mistakes of last winter. But that’s the downside of running flights less than daily and when your fleet usage is tight. It doesn’t allow for any flexibility.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Domestic jumbo usage question
    Replies: 54
    Views: 7232

    Re: Domestic jumbo usage question

    Those were the days when the 747 was flying all over the US.

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    by lavalampluva
    Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:01 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
    Replies: 47
    Views: 6957

    Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N813NW
    -->

    Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 1/9

    333: MSP-AMS flight diverted to DTW - medical? (N813NW)

    6 hours seems like a long time for a medical emergency.

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N813NW

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    by lavalampluva
    Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:31 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
    Replies: 176
    Views: 12475

    Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

    reasonable wrote:
    Is GRU still returning in the fall? I thought this was a temporary suspension.

    It’ll be back in the fall.

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    by lavalampluva
    Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:17 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
    Replies: 113
    Views: 13611

    Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

    I can see some of these "Seasonal" flights being extended if they are successful.

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    by lavalampluva
    Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:18 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    New SY service from MSP. At this time these are strictly summer flights, nothing after August. 4/8/19 PVD 4x per week 4/11/19 EWR 4x per week. Daily starting 4/28 4/18/19 PHL 4x per week. 6x starting 6/2 4/19/19 ORD 4x per week. Daily starting 5/26 4/25/19 IAD 4x per week. 5x starting 6/2 5/23/19 S...

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
    Replies: 113
    Views: 13611

    Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

    Rbgso wrote:
    Where are they getting the frames for this?

    They have been buying their own aircraft. I'm curious if they are going to keep leasing them from HV.

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:30 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    New SY service from MSP. At this time these are strictly summer flights, nothing after August. 4/8/19 PVD 4x per week 4/11/19 EWR 4x per week. Daily starting 4/28 4/18/19 PHL 4x per week. 6x starting 6/2 4/19/19 ORD 4x per week. Daily starting 5/26 4/25/19 IAD 4x per week. 5x starting 6/2 5/23/19 SM...

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:57 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
    Replies: 113
    Views: 13611

    Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

    They are going to be needing more aircraft to do this. I wonder if they will keep their contract with HV. I know that SY is gearing towards purchasing aircraft.

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
    Replies: 113
    Views: 13611

    Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

    They're making another attempt at the Chicago/DC markets!!? Well...maybe the 3rd time is a charm.

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:12 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
    Replies: 113
    Views: 13611

    Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

    I'm remaining cautiously optimistic, but let's wait for the official press release from SY. It'll probably be a few hours, it's still early.

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:47 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
    Replies: 144
    Views: 19186

    Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

    The DTW fan boys are wetting themselves that DTW will get a do-over for the HND route.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Moxy's hubs?
    Replies: 130
    Views: 16917

    Re: Moxy's hubs?

    They should put an offer in to buy Detroit City Airport from the city of Detroit and then they can own the airport and operate they hub out of there as downtown Detroit is becoming a very trendy and hip city. I was waiting for when we’d hear from you. DET isn’t really airline ready. And Moxy isn’t ...

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
    Replies: 176
    Views: 12475

    Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

    DL is not moving out of either DTW or MSP. So that rumor can be put to rest.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:55 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
    Replies: 176
    Views: 12475

    Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

    B6 ended FLL, next up on the chopping block and hopefully the last of the year will be WN's ATL flight in June. More adds compared to losses though. These are not really big loses as neither airline is really that committed to the Detroit market. I really don't expect DTW-HNL to last past this summ...

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    by lavalampluva
    Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:01 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
    Replies: 57
    Views: 6333

    Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

    These cruises don’t carry enough pax to make that much of a difference. It’ll be a slight blip on the radar. Maybe MSY will be impacted the most due to having more cruises.

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    by lavalampluva
    Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:57 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    LGB could be possible, but I think it is too close to SNA geographically. I chose BUR mostly due to it being north of LAX.

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    by lavalampluva
    Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:50 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
    Replies: 176
    Views: 12475

    Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

    China Southern said they were going to add PEK-DTW with a Boeing 787 back in 2009. Hopefully, they will announce adding the route in the near future to add a second daily flight to Detroit. Given China Southern has indicated they'll be leaving Skyteam, I wouldn't hold your breath for this one. When...

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    by lavalampluva
    Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:03 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    Would the PVG flight be on one of DL's A359's? I think DL already announced that they'd fly the route on an A359 if it is approved. Yes, they did say that it would operate on the A359. I cannot wait for the day we see three flights to Asia once again! PVG, HND, and ICN. If PVG happens, that is. Whe...

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    by lavalampluva
    Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    Never going to happen. SNA is the current alternative and DL has 3-4 flights per day to SNA. There is not enough demand for an alternative to SNA and LAX. those DL fares to SNA are often astronomical. on that basis alone, it seems to me there's room for alternatives (though I'm not saying BUR is it...

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    by lavalampluva
    Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:59 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    SteveXC500 wrote:
    Three flights on B6 tomorrow, Jan 3rd.

    The morning and afternoon flight are daily. The evening flight is everyday except Saturday.

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:27 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
    Replies: 65
    Views: 5661

    Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

    BUR would be a nice alternative to LAX.

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    by lavalampluva
    Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:15 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Air France operating 777 to MSP next summer
    Replies: 3
    Views: 530

    Re: Air France operating 777 to MSP next summer

    The A340s will be off to the desert soon.

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    by lavalampluva
    Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:56 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
    Replies: 144
    Views: 19186

    Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

    MSP-HND is an odd route. It runs high loads on Friday-Sunday and suffers the rest of the week. It did better to NRT even though HND is a much more convienent airport to Tokyo city center. Please define "Tokyo City Center". I would think in general most people are not heading to Tokyo Stat...

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    by lavalampluva
    Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?
    Replies: 12
    Views: 2163

    Re: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?

    Fiat has an assembly plant in Córdoba. I’m surprised this is not on ever DTW fanboys wish list.

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    by lavalampluva
    Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Louisville (SDF) Thread 2019
    Replies: 16
    Views: 16

    Re: SDF NEXT

    Lavalampluva - 2018 passengers are up 12.5% vs 2017. That is pretty good growth. Mtnwest1979 - thanks for the YUM addition...also add Papa Johns, Long John Silver and other smaller chains (not the least of which is owned by Junior Bridgeman....the soon to be owner of SI-perhaps) 2017 3,474,340 2016...

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    by lavalampluva
    Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:55 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Louisville (SDF) Thread 2019
    Replies: 16
    Views: 16

    Re: SDF NEXT

    SDF may have added more destinations but the level of pax through the airports been pretty much stagnet for a number of years now.

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    by lavalampluva
    Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:56 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.
    Replies: 19
    Views: 3438

    Re: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.

    It's best to house these things in house. When you farm things out you're pretty much at their control.

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    by lavalampluva
    Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:44 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
    Replies: 46
    Views: 7584

    Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

    AA 2203 738 MSP-DFW to OKC
    OO 3749 CR9 MSP-DFW to TUL
    9E 5325 CR9 MSP-IAH to AUS
    YV 6276 E75 MKE-IAH to BTR
    BA 193 772 LHR-DFW to ORD

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    by lavalampluva
    Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
    Replies: 79
    Views: 20231

    Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

    Does SYA have refueling capabilities? I'd assume the original flight will need additional fuel to make it back (unless they land at ANC to refuel). I believe the 767 would be able to tanker the fuel for SEA-SYA-SEA, especially given the ferry load on the way out. Good question. During a past incide...

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    by lavalampluva
    Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:56 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
    Replies: 146
    Views: 17922

    Re: AS expands presence at DAL

    I thought that DAL was being built up by VX only to be pulled back when AS bought them. Seems like this is just AS sitting on gates. I can't believe they would want to lose $$$ just to stick it to DL.

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    by lavalampluva
    Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:20 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
    Replies: 79
    Views: 20231

    Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA

    That airport has been used a few times for emergency landings. On 6 April 1993, China Eastern Airlines Flight 583, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, made an emergency landing at Shemya after slats were accidentally deployed in mid-air, causing severe oscillations. Sixty crew members and passengers were ho...

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    by lavalampluva
    Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
    Replies: 79
    Views: 20231

    Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA

    That airport has been used a few times for emergency landings. On 6 April 1993, China Eastern Airlines Flight 583, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, made an emergency landing at Shemya after slats were accidentally deployed in mid-air, causing severe oscillations. Sixty crew members and passengers were hos...

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    by lavalampluva
    Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:06 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
    Replies: 80
    Views: 11494

    Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

    Nothing in there about EI moving MSP-DUB up a week? At least they did on their website. Question about this route... Will it be on an A321 or 757? I have heard differing answers! As of now they’ll be using a 757. But I suppose that could change at anytime. It’s roughly the same seating capacity.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:05 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
    Replies: 80
    Views: 11494

    Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

    Nothing in there about EI moving MSP-DUB up a week? At least they did on their website.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
    Replies: 109
    Views: 8205

    Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

    Western Global (KD) has been running a 747 2x/day between SDF-MSP for the last few weeks. It’s rare to see those here anymore. Never heard of them but quite an interesting essay on their fleet. http://www.westernglobalairlines.com/Our-Fleet They are very proud of their fleet based on the number of ...

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
    Replies: 109
    Views: 8205

    Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

    Western Global (KD) has been running a 747 2x/day between SDF-MSP for the last few weeks. It’s rare to see those here anymore.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:33 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: N383SW “Arizona One” Bound for Lima, Peru
    Replies: 3
    Views: 2427

    Re: N383SW “Arizona One” Bound for Lima, Peru

    They removed Southwest from it. I’m sure it’s a lot less expensive to repaint it at LIM.

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:49 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
    Replies: 25
    Views: 3319

    Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

    I believe MSP has MYNN/NAS Saturday seasonal only service for winter,along with DTW Yes, DL does have Saturday service to NAS. SY dropped this route a few years back, I have always wondered why. I suppose part of it is they had only so many aircraft. They added routes were the $$$ was better. But t...

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:05 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
    Replies: 25
    Views: 3319

    Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

    Just spitballing rough numbers: the 763ER can get out of OGG at around 340,000 pounds depending on temperature. I don’t have a DL-Specific ZFW (maybe someone does) but 270,000 pounds is a good guess, leaving about 70,000 pounds for fuel. 9,000 pounds/hour of fuel burn is another good guess, giving ...

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    by lavalampluva
    Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:18 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
    Replies: 25
    Views: 3319

    Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

    Why no 767 to OGG? Why a 777 needed? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Just spitballing rough numbers: the 763ER can get out of OGG at around 340,000 pounds depending on temperature. I don’t have a DL-Specific ZFW (maybe someone does) but 270,000 pounds is a good guess, leaving about 70,000 poun...

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