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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 22006

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

FA9295 wrote:
For any of those interested, this is what the TUL announcement was:
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It was a hit at XNA and MEM, why not TUL , the RRE(Redneck Riviera Express)

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 81
Views: 16321

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

32andBelow wrote:
Just take the 100 e2s Skywest has on order! I would think the a320s could cover a lot since they’ve really trimmed back the VX network.


Aren't those cancelled?

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7560

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

TSA , Doing less with more better than the Dallas Cowboys In June 2015, the acting administrator for the TSA, Melvin Carraway, was reassigned after the Department of Homeland Security filed a report delineating how “red teams” working for the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 7560

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

cranberrysaus wrote:
TSA probably isn't very motivated right now. Not getting paid and all.


No just typical TSA, plenty of tests show their high failure to stop ratio. It is all mainly a show and a was good use for another bloated federal union.

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:53 pm
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: 11324

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

AA is currently charging $1200 R/T for JLN-ORD, that's insane! With those prices, the flight won't last long at all. It almost seems like AA is trying to make the flight a failure, collect the full 600k and then dump the service when the contract ends. For some reason I cannot explain, when AA open...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:48 pm
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: 11324

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

F9 cancels LAS/MEM but brings back PHL/MEM, consider my mind boggled. Are people using it to get the NYC on the cheap? I don't think it is an overwheming desire to Amish Country. I'm hoping for the F9 DFW/MEM senario, they canceled cause they got word WN was starting DAL/MEM. Maybe we see WN start u...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3896

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When is the next schedule extention?

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 10474

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2019

yeah the "show your work" bit is a little, um... cranky/passive aggressive? definitely antagonistic and unnecessary. Happy freaking 2019 though. I was going to point out only that the fact they route was no longer in existence till via air took it up might indicate it wasn't sustainable. ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces HRL
Replies: 29
Views: 4659

Re: Frontier announces HRL

All if this is exactly why they re entered BKg last year and returning again. Lots of locals want year round. Again it was doing very well but that shift in focus cut the route. F9 and AirTran/Southwest had hit 115k enplanements from BKG a year before Southwest gutted the route and Frontier went ULC...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800
Replies: 103
Views: 16964

Re: LEVEL to order B787 or A330-800

Well, they wanted Norwegians 788s and 789s.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7534

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

2019 F9 Predictions: -Absolute insanity on route launches -Wouldn't shock me if F9 launches routes like SAT-PIT/PBI, RDU-SJC, PSM-MIA, ISP-MSY/JAX, MEM-RDU/IAD, and ATL-SMF Most likely, none or very few of those routes will happen. It could be even crazier than that! They brought back MEM-PHL for S...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 147
Views: 21181

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread

MEM-MSY seems made for a turboprop if they revisit the planned ATR service they had to cancel from Nawlins. Will they revisit the planned BKG service? Frontier came back to BKG again for 2019

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM
Replies: 26
Views: 3813

Re: VC Announces BHM & PIT Focus Cities, Adds BDL, MEM

I think there is lots of potential in RJ point to point flying if there were just more pilots. So many of these 50 seater planes are being retired from the big boys, so getting them is cheap. Fuel has to stay low . I think modern day milk run routes could work with one stop no plane change further d...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 14898

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I've seen Via's track record at BKG, i would never book them. I feel sad, I want my MEM to get back flights to key cities but Austing via Via is a waste consider all the connecting AA and Southwest flight via Dallas and less than daily with Allegiant. MEM-CVG-PIT would have made much more sense fro...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Curious - what do the a.net analysts think of the possibility of Moxy's big hub being in Salt Lake City? I seem to recall that's where a lot of the initial work is being done there. I think the whole point is to not have a big hub. I can really see him copying Ryan Air and other Euro LCCs and park ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 14898

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I've seen Via's track record at BKG, i would never book them. I feel sad, I want my MEM to get back flights to key cities but Austing via Via is a waste consider all the connecting AA and Southwest flight via Dallas and less than daily with Allegiant. MEM-CVG-PIT would have made much more sense from...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Government Shutdown and TSA Lines
Replies: 14
Views: 2180

Re: Government Shutdown and TSA Lines

Considering the fact that air travel is at a record level, actual illnesses due it it being prime flu season and then the possible sick outs, it is hard to really tell or assignment percentages on what is causing what just yet. But...I saw a response last night that looked like it was a hostage vide...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

I think they will probably do SFB to smaller cities than G4 is flying Can't get much smaller than OWB...lol. But, I wonder if they would be looking at places like HUF or EVV as alternates to places like IND and SDF. Isn't the runway extension at Gary complete? There's your Chicago area airport. Bel...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Here is another great read, he goes into Azul being so in time and the TAP turnaround plus lots of Moxy talk https://www-cntraveler-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cntraveler.com/story/jetblue-founder-david-neeleman-on-new-airline/amp?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQECAFYAQ%3D%3D#referrer=h...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

As I have said, If the A220-300 can really fly 11hrs, now that will be interesting.

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

That's my point. He won't be around forever at Moxy either. His head in the clouds dreams don't sit well with shareholders. It especially doesn't work at an ULCC. Interestingly enough, he says Moxy will be private and does see it going public as he doesn't want the needless advise of wall street an...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian launches free WiFi on long-haul routes
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Norwegian launches free WiFi on long-haul routes

Free wifi "Unlimited" and complimentary alcohol when flying Premium No extra charges for seating in first rows of economy without row of seat in front. ... and we could keep adding... From a consumer point of view this makes Norwegian the nicest travel option (when things go right and you...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Neelman seems quite arrogant. Like JetBlue, his influence won't last forever. With JetBlue's new labor unions and cuts in service levels the are no different than the rest now. You can't compete with the likes of Spirit and Allegiant while offering something luxurious. Except Neelman isn't at the h...

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by WaywardMemphian
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7534

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I can’t tell you how happy I am Frontier is coming to Boston! Shocked as ever since they have surrounded BOS with PSM, PVD and BDL. I’m hoping they’ll add BOS-CVG as Delta is sky high. There’s plenty of other routes for them too. I believe today will have tons of announcements- mainly from RDU. But...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:01 pm
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?

[quote] We market to North Americans, Brits, Australians. Nothing else. No Turks, no Brazilians. They may sneak on a person from Hong Kong or whatever, but the language is English, and it's the ambience of these types of people [that we strive for]." http://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/R...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:55 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?

It takes a major cruise port, such as Seattle, to drive air traffic. New Orleans is a busier passenger cruise port than Seattle..... But again, these particular cruises are more focused on high-yielding international fly-in pax; not lower-end domestic drive-in pax, who already have several options ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:49 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?

If the ships are similar in size to their European river cruises, I can’t see them having a significant impact on air demand. Those ships are around 100 cabins, with perhaps a bit over 200 guests. So a fleet of 6 would have 1,200 guests sailing at any time, split between four ports. For comparison,...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:41 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?

lol really? TATL because of one cruise company’s new route? Also no foreigner wants to go to Trump country either. There is always one in the group. Good Lord, stop already...... go play politics on another site. So I assume Viking will build docks for these ships? Don’t see impacting air traffic t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

He added that the airline will fly from the U.S. to Europe and South America, avoiding competitors’ hubs. The A220-300 the airline will fly has the capability of taking off from “really short runways, and can fly for 11 hours,” Neeleman said. This quote is quite something, what does he know about t...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Personally, I'd really want to see MEM as a focus city for them. I doubt they'd do hubs but MEM has a huge, rather vacant terminal just asking for an airline to expand there. But where would they go? With B closed until 2021/2022 for renovation there is perhaps 3-4 free gates total right now? I'd a...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Personally, I'd really want to see MEM as a focus city for them. I doubt they'd do hubs but MEM has a huge, rather vacant terminal just asking for an airline to expand there. They can certainly overnight there. Maybe we see them base few planes here or there like the Euro carriers do. Just remember...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:33 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 revihuves Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

Subtract the Viking passengers who will drive to the cruise ports from the 165K. Divide result by total O&D traffic out of MSP+STL+MEM+MSY. Result = diddly squat. Memphis gets a good bit of international tourists, think it was well over 2 million last year. Memphis and the surrounding area offe...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Record Year at XNA
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Another Record Year at XNA

RITA BTS stats (9/18 and previous 11 months) put XNA as the country's 103rd largest domestic airport. The area recently surged past the 500k mark for MSA the airport ranking lags a bit due to the insane fares but not far off from it's MSA ranking. People need to move past the 'Walmart' airport synd...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Record Year at XNA
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Another Record Year at XNA

An excerpt from the link shows the numbers are for 2017, not 2018. Sorry sfjeff! The airport announced its record enplanements on Tuesday, saying 2017 saw 725,284 passengers depart from XNA. That was a 3.7 percent increase over 2016, and it was the first time the airport eclipsed 700,000. They ecli...

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3100

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

Slightly OT, but why does OKC have so much more service than TUL? OKC is quite simply a much larger city than Tulsa. Tulsa's latest metro population (MSA) estimate is 961,000 while Oklahoma City metro (MSA) is 1.37 million. That's a difference of 412,000 people. Oklahoma City metro population is al...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:21 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

9X DSI-MEM JAN 0.3>0.0[0.3] FEB 0.3>0[0.2]



I would be shocked if they pick it back up in the summer as well with Allegiant flights to VPS now a thing

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36727

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

What's more important to Norwegian isn't what they're currently facing but what they will face in the future if economy continue to worsen Everything is not tanking 6%+ in one day. Norwegian's decline is very obviously disproportionate to the broader market and aviation sector. In case you haven't ...

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by WaywardMemphian
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36727

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Who's economy? https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-holiday-retail-sales-are-strongest-in-years-early-data-show-11545777668 There is a massive disconnect with the markets and reality over the fear of the days of free money from the Fed is over and TDS. I disagreed with thr most recent interest rate incr...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36727

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

. DY made traveling cheaper for the average hard working European or American to travel. I am still waiting to see DY offering a competitive price for any flight I want to go on. At least when there is hubbing involved they are not cheap at all. Best regards Thomas As a fan of the Premier League, I...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36727

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Great news! Now can we lock the thread is the topic is based on uneducated and undocumented speculation. Was it uneducated and undocumented speculation that tanked Norwegian's stock today -6.42% ? The carrier's dire financial straits are well documented to the point where you hardly need an educate...

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by WaywardMemphian
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36727

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

The Company is pleased to announce that the financing for all aircraft deliveries for the first half of 2019 is secured. This also includes refinancing of one of the delivered Dreamliners, resulting in a positive liquidity effect of NOK 275 million in December 2018. This is good news for DY...its c...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17922

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

With all the growth to the north, i'd think McKinney would be a olace I'd want to set up shop, not expand DAL when more WA restrictions sunset. What about other small airports? Unclear what your point is? McKinney would be a logical choice given the growth out here. There aren’t other options. Perh...

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by WaywardMemphian
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17922

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

With all the growth to the north, i'd think McKinney would be a olace I'd want to set up shop, not expand DAL when more WA restrictions sunset.

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 71
Views: 11204

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

The EU is trying to bully the UK into remaining. If there's a hard Brexit, their posture will change dramatically. Too many Pounds, Euros, Dollars at play. The EU has already agreed a deal with the UK's PM. But it seems 25% of her party wants to bully her to make a harder deal and the other 25% wan...

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by WaywardMemphian
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 71
Views: 11204

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

The EU is trying to bully the UK into remaining. If there's a hard Brexit, their posture will change dramatically. Too many Pounds, Euros, Dollars at play.

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by WaywardMemphian
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67980

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

johns624 wrote:
12 gauge. 3.5" shell. Heavy goose loads.


BBB and go for a 10 guage

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