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by bob75013
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 3896

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

WaywardMemphian wrote:
When is the next schedule extention?


February 7 opens the schedule thru Sept. 2

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by bob75013
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 5556

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

capejet wrote:
Is this shutdown affecting Southwest Airlines in their attempt to complete the certification process to begin service to Hawaii?


It sure is.

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by bob75013
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2691
Views: 495969

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

They did apply manual counter trim. Dozens of times. And every time the wheel not only stopped, but even followed their command. So the symptoms of a stabilizer runaway were not there. By repetition the pilots learned, they could control the trim. What they did not know, was that this system would ...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CR9 off runway at COU
Replies: 32
Views: 7576

Re: AA CR9 off runway at COU

I'm surprised that the pilot decided to land the plane in that kind of weather. Then again, there probably isn't too many close options for diversion and not enough fuel to turn around back to DFW. Glad everyone's okay. Aircraft land in snow storms all the time. The plowed runway likely looked much...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 979
Views: 27005

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

To refresh your judgmental memory. Where did I judge anyone there? All I said is that a prudent employee would take precautions. That is a fact - it's not a judgment, at least in the negative sense. I stand by that comment 100%. so anyone facing hardship as a result of this shutdown was not a 'prud...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports
Replies: 35
Views: 4322

Re: US Government shutdown will close TSA checkpoints at many airports

I think alot were ready to quit. This was just the straw that broke the Camels back. Hard to go in and work when you know a paycheck far away. Jeesh hope this doesn't get too much worse! I think the TSA is precisely where it needs to get worse in order to re-open things. Stall business travel and v...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 48
Views: 4577

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

May I suggest that we stay on topic:

What happen to Southwest website.

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 48
Views: 4577

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

If they thought outside the box, they would have partnerships with many other airlines. If I want to fly to Asia, there is zero possibility that my domestic segment in the U.S. would be on WN. Since WN is growing passenger numbers faster than the big 3 and is doing so more profitably than the big 3...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 48
Views: 4577

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

If they thought outside the box, they would have partnerships with many other airlines. If I want to fly to Asia, there is zero possibility that my domestic segment in the U.S. would be on WN. Since WN is growing passenger numbers faster than the big 3 and is doing so more profitably than the big 3...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 48
Views: 4577

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

If they thought outside the box, they would have partnerships with many other airlines. If I want to fly to Asia, there is zero possibility that my domestic segment in the U.S. would be on WN. Since WN is growing passenger numbers faster than the big 3 and is doing so more profitably than the big 3...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 48
Views: 4577

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

This topic comes up all the time on the Southwest customer blog. The facts are as follows: 1) It apparently costs money to make the website available in various international locations. 2) The airline makes the website available in locations flown to by the airline. 3) The airline has evaluated expe...

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by bob75013
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France
Replies: 30
Views: 4335

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France

Helicopter rescues happen relatively frequently. This one is pretty spectacular. It is the best helicopter piloting I have ever seen. Twice at over 7000 feet the pilot brings the copter rotor to with a few feet (my guess is about 3 feet) of impacting the side of the mountain. https://www.foxnews.com...

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by bob75013
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13553

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

WN schedule increase from DAL begins today adding 15 more scheduled flights for a total of 195 daily departures. Hopefully things don't get too rough as they still only have 17.5 gates and instances of flights holding out for gates wasn't exactly rare before the schedule increase. Here is the gate ...

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by bob75013
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13553

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

We live in Frisco. They need a line that runs along Sam Rayburn Tollway/121 from Mckinney to DFW airport, with a stop or two in each (Frisco/Plano, The Colony, Carrollton) with the total number of stops not exceeding 4 or 5 between McKinney and DFW. If they did this and I could reach the airport in...

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by bob75013
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

People here seems to be so interested in For Worth’s airports. Have Moxy planed to try TKI and DTO out? Or does the Wrights Amendment ban it? The Wright Amendment (WARA actually) only restricts WN operations and only til 2024. Any other airline can do anything it wants at any airport that will have...

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by bob75013
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 232
Views: 32260

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

That's one of the weaker attempts at revisionism I've seen in a while, but... sure. :) I am still 100% correct when I stated the 777 was the first 7000nm range twin. Just because no 777-200ER or 777-300ER actually flew 7000nm does not chnge that fact. The 747-400 also had a brochure range over 7000...

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by bob75013
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 103
Views: 12689

Re: HERB R.I.P.

I'm sorry, is this news just breaking? :( Yup. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Herb-Kelleher-Southwest-Airlines-Founder-Dies-at-87-503869121.html https://www.dallasnews.com/business/southwest-airlines/2019/01/03/southwest-airlines-legendary-co-founder-herb-kelleher-dies-87 He was one of the indus...

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by bob75013
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13553

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Why does it matter? They serve completely different populations. When I lived in Dallas and took DART to DFW why on earth would it matter to me where people from Fort Worth came into the airport from? Here's why it matters. I've been talking to a guy from ATL who really wants to fly WN, but needs t...

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by bob75013
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13553

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

You can now go from downtown Ft. Worth to DFW, this is big step forward in the Metroplex area. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2018/12/31/tarrant-countys-texrail-makes-maiden-voyage-dfw-airport Just to be clear: DFW public transit is a mess 1) You have light rail to Dallas out of the...

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by bob75013
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17922

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

To your point DAL sort of happened because of VX; it did not mean that the eastward expansion of AS would not have happened. If anything instead of SEA only, now u have SFO/SJC/LAX/SAN and PDX to the mix. OO and e175 is the recalibration after the VX merger. I would think both AUS and possibly HOU ...

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by bob75013
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20134

Re: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel

I scratch my head at all these people who seem to know the 737 can't do inter-island. I fly the damn thing and there's nothing in our manuals other than an engine start temp. limitation. That was a slight issue on the 300 but we did quick turns all day long just by motoring the engine longer to bri...

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by bob75013
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 421431

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

If I had to predict, I would guess that Boeing is thinking about the following: - 787: move all production to CHS (which will be necessary in any case as in the long term the 787-10 will become the majority of production) - 777X: stay at PAE - 797 (NMA): build at PAE - 737 replacement (NSA): Dual p...

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by bob75013
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

[quote="Fargo" } ] Do you honestly think they are going to jump into the hyper-competitive TATL market? Doubtful. .[/quote] Let's take a trip in the wayback machine a few years back when the question was: "Do you honestly think they are going to jump into the hyper-competitive Hawaii ...

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by bob75013
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

While the Southwest.com website is accessible from the US, Canada, Mexico, and some other countries in Central America and the Caribbean, the Southwest.com website is currently blocked by some countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Countries where the Southwest.com website has been blocked include ...

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by bob75013
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

I think you're confusing two things, codesharing and interlining. WN appears to have no desire to do either; codesharing only works when another carrier has a ticketing agreement with you, and WN's model avoids that. WN's model also avoids interline ticketing and bag agreements, as those bring adde...

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by bob75013
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14970

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

And how long will WN avoid using the possible 797 on those largest markets. . By george, I think he's got it. I also think Southwest is more likely to go with the 797 than an aircraft smaller than the 700 or max7 - more range to connect to more large cities in S. America and Europe, more ability to...

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by bob75013
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Well cjpark, how convenint that you listed the second reason for WARA, but not the first. Why is that? Oh, here it is (From page 30 of the document you cited): "The five parties reached an agreement, and the top three things on our minds are the following, number one, to keep the third busiest...

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by bob75013
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Either close DAL to commercial traffic or throw the gate cap out, and actually, I am in favor of doing the former. Unlike ATL, DFW has plenty of room and then some to accommodate WN. DAL isn't very convenient for those on the west side of the metroplex, and a consolidated operation at DFW would be ...

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by bob75013
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Well cjpark, how convenint that you listed the second reason for WARA, but not the first. Why is that? Oh, here it is (From page 30 of the document you cited): "The five parties reached an agreement, and the top three things on our minds are the following, number one, to keep the third busiest ...

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by bob75013
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

If WN was moving in they'd probably want more than 20 gates than they have at DAL in any case so you would need to take that into account when building a WN terminal at DFW. (You'd also need provision to build a satellite complex like they have in E for AA so that WN has growth options without havi...

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by bob75013
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

So the wright amendment was why I couldnt get a non-stop from MSP to DAL? Looks like it was repealed 4 years ago. Why hasnt Southwest opened a non-stop between these two cities? Edit: Ask an yee shall receive. I see Southwest is opening up MSP to DAL January 9th 2019. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wh...

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by bob75013
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

It sounds like the solution is to repeal the 20-gate cap on DAL, then. Right? DAL will never be big enough to have gates for all new entrants. The best solution is to bulldoze the terminal, leave it to GA only and expand DFW. Agree entirely. This Circus has gone on long enough and there is plenty o...

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by bob75013
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Throw.....the.....gate.....cap.....out..... Seriously, pretty sure the 5 party agreement could be voided on antitrust grounds if a lawsuit was filed against it. In a lawsuit you have a plaintiff and a defendant. So who is the defendant? The U.S. Congress and the President? They voted to approve the...

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by bob75013
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

Yeah... because monopolies are always good for the flying public... :roll: With DFW all of about 11 miles from, DAL, giving WN 20 DAL gates would not equate to a monopoly WN, who wants the other 2 gates at DAL and chooses to not serve DFW, clearly disagrees. Also, LGA and JFK are maybe 10 miles apa...

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by bob75013
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

It sounds like the solution is to repeal the 20-gate cap on DAL, then. Right? DAL will never be big enough to have gates for all new entrants. The best solution is to bulldoze the terminal, leave it to GA only and expand DFW. Perhaps that will happen after you write a "good" check to cove...

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by bob75013
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL
Replies: 85
Views: 11135

Re: WN-DL lawsuit takes turn, other airlines could enter DAL

End this fiasco and give the gates to the only airline that wants them to use them at full capacity that will maximize public benefit--WN. Yeah... because monopolies are always good for the flying public... :roll: With DFW all of about 11 miles from, DAL, giving WN 20 DAL gates would not equate to ...

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by bob75013
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10665

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

This is pushing the bounds to post the child’s boarding pass online. No matter how odd her name is, she didn’t deserve that sort of treatment by Southwest https://abc7chicago.com/travel/southwest-gate-agent-mocks-5-year-old-girls-name/4784746/ Oh buh-rother. She wasn’t treated that way by Southwest...

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by bob75013
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 95
Views: 16196

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

A peculiar thing about aircraft economics, observations from a non-economist: Boeing commercial has tried to earn money building all sorts of things, but they all flopped. So to earn money far into the future they have to build ...... planes ..., and ones that earn a profit. The 737 is squeezed, fr...

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by bob75013
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional
Replies: 95
Views: 16196

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus considering A330NEO Regional

A peculiar thing about aircraft economics, observations from a non-economist: Boeing commercial has tried to earn money building all sorts of things, but they all flopped. So to earn money far into the future they have to build ...... planes ..., and ones that earn a profit. The 737 is squeezed, fr...

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by bob75013
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 7037

Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight

The article includes the famous photo, and the story behind what the photographer had to do to get that iconic shot. Article snip: "High in the sky, dangling out of a helicopter and buffeted by icy winds, photographer Lewis Whyld managed to capture it on camera -- an image that has become the d...

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by bob75013
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Short-tempered' Planes
Replies: 15
Views: 3077

Re: 'Short-tempered' Planes

https://airfactsjournal.com/2014/03/wha ... ilots-lot/
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The Mooney m20j and m20k have been known to be pretty short tempered.

https://airfactsjournal.com/2014/03/wha ... ilots-lot/

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by bob75013
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shooting the breeze with a WN pilot about Hawaii
Replies: 29
Views: 2921

Re: Shooting the breeze with a WN pilot about Hawaii

So thoughts and questions: 1 - What the hell it taking them so long? 2 - WN knows the 737 better than any other airline. Why are they having trouble getting ETOPs certification? Discuss. My understanding of the ETOPS delay is that the feds are trying to determine the answers to two questions: 1) Is...

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by bob75013
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20134

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

[quote="PSAatSAN4Ever" Actually, in Hawai'i, it is. There are no 737's plying the skies anymore there inter-island, other than Aloha Cargo, because only the -200 model engines could cool down fast enough. The -300 was tried, and there were operational issues galore, and any further 737 is ...

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by bob75013
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73887

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

From what I've heard this morning WN and AS traded one DAL gate for 5 PAE slots. At DAL this agreement will allow WN to accommodate DL 5 flights and give WN the ability to add an additional 11 new flights to DAL. This agreement accordance to the pending Lawsuit at DAL will give DL it's 5 flights bu...

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by bob75013
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42696

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I've reposted this a few times but here it is again Here is the procedure for Runaway trim from my companies MAX QRH. The revision Date is July 2017. 1 Control column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hold firmly 2 Autopilot (if engaged) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disengage Do not re-engage the autopi...

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by bob75013
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Jamaica flight makes emergency landing in Guyana, six hurt
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Fly Jamaica flight makes emergency landing in Guyana, six hurt

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fly-jamaica-flight-makes-emergency-133604393.html article snip: "Nov 9 (Reuters) - At least six passenger were injured early on Friday when a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 airplane headed for Toronto made an emergency landing in Guyana after the pilot indicated the plane...

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by bob75013
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (1964 terminal aerial)
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Where? (1964 terminal aerial)

Easy for someone. Guess that's a Trans-Texas Convair? https://www.flickr.com/photos/pgavenda/23405610993/in/album-72157660578502183/ Austin TX, old airport (Mueller), demolished when the former Bergstrom AFB opened to commercial traffic about 20 years ago. Interestingly enough the tower still stand...

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by bob75013
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: WN and DFW

Hey, WN & the city of Dallas broke the agreement the two cities had to build DFW & close DAL. Agreements can be broken. Who knows. My understanding is WN was founded *after* the agreement between the airlines, Dallas, and Fort Worth, to relocate to DFW. WN didn't break the agreement. A Fede...

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