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by usxguy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau
Replies: 24
Views: 3827

Re: Skywest EAS gets Pueblo, applies for Quincy, Cape Girardeau

I don't think the DOT can select SkyWest if a community doesn't. The airport isn't Part 139 ready.

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by usxguy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 23
Views: 1213

Re: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela

pipeafcr wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
Are they having problems getting money out as other airlines?


They are pulling out because of security and operational reasons


.... or at least that's what they are TELLING people....

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 185
Views: 28292

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Does Virgin America have that aweful SpaceFlex configuration in the back of the A321? The one where most Americans can't fit in the lavatory?

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds third daily MIA-EZE
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: AA adds third daily MIA-EZE

I thought they daytime flight (9AM departure?) was a regular flight. I've taken it before, was a 77W in January.

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by usxguy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 185
Views: 28292

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Most people believe the A320 NEO is the best plane in its class. Seems silly for AS to make this comment regarding Boeing planes. The 737 MAX has 43% of the NEO/MAX total backlog so despite a.net fanboy consensus saying that the A320neo Is the best plane in its class, airlines have ordered over 380...

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by usxguy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 185
Views: 28292

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

When Alaska makes a mistake, the clean up tends to be very quiet.

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10935

Re: WN to Hawaii?

And if some of you don't remember- WN had full access to ATA's books when they purchased them. Included a codeshare to the islands. If it was *that* lucrative, they would be flying Hawai'i now.

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10935

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Kana - there is no "Hawaii Airport Authority" -- that is a DREAM, my friend. It is all Hawai'i DOT. bureaucrat after bureaucrat after bureaucrat. Airports are in shambles. No room to expand. HNL is already years behind. And as you mentioned, they don't know where to put WP & MW - so ho...

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by usxguy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 12050

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

Isnt it still sitting at SeaTac waiting on seats?

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by usxguy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 12342

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

I don't follow Tradwind. Is that stuff truly new? Looks like they are messing with Cape Air. TJ ACK-HPN AUG 0>6 SEP 0>3 TJ ACK-TEB AUG 0>5 SEP 0>3 TJ HPN-MVY AUG 0>3 SEP 0>1.2 TJ MVY-TEB AUG 0>1.8 SEP 0>1.2 A buddy flies for them - these have been TJ's bread & butter routes for years, they migh...

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by usxguy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska - Ravn Alaska (ERA) codeshare no more
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Alaska - Ravn Alaska (ERA) codeshare no more

Saw this posted on an Alaska travel page on Facebook: UPDATE: Alaska Air suspends codeshare agreement with Ravn Alaska, effective July 1. That means travelers cannot buy one thru-ticket from Kenai, Homer or Valdez to Seattle at Alaskaair.com. Or, from any Ravn community (more than 100 in Alaska) to ...

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 59
Views: 9079

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

when does Delta put out a video on this subsidized airline....

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by usxguy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza
Replies: 37
Views: 5638

Re: Argentina to force transfer International flights from Aeroparque to Ezeiza

Is there going to be room at EZE for all these guys? I seem to recall the airport only having limited gates - ie under 20.

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by usxguy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air India removes non-veg food for economy passengers on domestic flights
Replies: 32
Views: 491

Re: Air India Stops Serving Non-Veg Meals on All Domestic Flights

What are the sector lengths in India where this will be a problem? I'm assuming most of the LCC's in India only have BoB.

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by usxguy
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17183

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

RWA380- Im on a reconfigured 737-900 right now and the extra space is nice. Im not sure when the "new" seats arrive.

On a side note, Im on a long haul morning departure and the FA offered us orange juice or coffee as a predeparture beverage. :)

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17183

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

SFOtoORD- whats interesting is most of those complaints are from the inflight group. Passengers also take notice when Red malfunctions (there are 2 versions, the last one of course being less glitchy), but Alaska might be spending more time in fixing those, along with the F seats breaking down in hi...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 8837

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

FlyerTalk has a mix of posters, not ALL are low yielding, status-by-credit card types. That is like saying everyone on a.net is a 16 year old arm chair CEO.

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 6893

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

no, because the DOT still asks for citizemship and voting rights breakdown. VX had to go thru a BUNCH of hoops with SRB being involved, and then *not*.

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17183

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

FlyerTalk has a different set, but I think many are getting the vibe of a lost soul after the AA/AS fqtv reductions and relate to the VX Elevate elites. The VX product *changed* how airlines do business, and other airlines changed. VX has not. Just like AS - the lounges at one point were a few notch...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17183

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

VX had a GREAT product 7 years ago. *7 years* that's allowed other airlines to meet the VX product, or beat it. The VX employee pages are full of a lot of complaints - and have been for the past 3 years. That's nothing Alaska can fix until VX is gone, unfortunately. Including the bad VX apples in mg...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gol launches ad campaign distancing itself from its LCLF brand positioning
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Gol launches ad campaign distancing itself from its LCLF brand positioning

I flew GOL a few months ago from SDU to GRU; it was quite the pleasant flight in Y+

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17183

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

I guess Alaska should bring in: -> Seatback IFE that doesn't always work -> Seats that seem to have a high failure rate -> 100% Buy on Board -> Changing Premium Cabin to mirror Virgin - only a few select rows and are typically 50% to 100% more than the cost of a Y ticket -> Charge for each and every...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17183

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

I'm trying to figure out what parts of the VX lounge you want AS to keep? The one where you have to pay per entry? The one where you *must* be in revenue first class, but only on transcontinental routes, to enter? The one where you have to pay for each and every alcoholic drink? The one with miniscu...

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by usxguy
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 8837

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

A few things to note about Alaska: -> Alaska didn't status match to Gold 75K until the past 2 years. -> Alaska redemptions on AA were more "rich" than when using AA miles. Example: Some Conus -> SoAM flights on AA only required 20k AS miles, when they were 30K + when using AA miles -> AS M...

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4630

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

Interesting that you mention NW. I believe they flew ORD-NRT for some time as well, no?

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by usxguy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?
Replies: 42
Views: 5011

Re: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?

But that's suggesting American would kick Alaska out of the gates. Alaska and American are just shy of "best buddy" status. Alaska and Delta are frenemies, but maintain an interline relationship. American and Delta aren't very friendly anymore. So, why would American do something that woul...

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by usxguy
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New video from Storm Doris @BHX 2/23/17 - 62 mph crosswinds
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: New video from Storm Doris @BHX 2/23/17 - 62 mph crosswinds

the flaps setting on the LH Airbus has me curious as to how fast she was coming in at...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?
Replies: 42
Views: 5011

Re: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?

I'm still trying to figure out where Delta would get 2 gates. Southwest is running like 180 flights a day, Alaska is *adding* flights - 5 new ones starting next month. Does the OP know something we don't? Is the city setting up remote gates? Is the 5 party agreement being terminated? Is Southwest re...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9403

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

ALPA really needs to step up to the plate here like unions did in the early 1900s and start focusing on recruiting people into the career; the same way many unions had apprenticeships. There's a MASSIVE shortage of young pilots - the number of active kids in Civil Air Patrol has been dwindling, as w...

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 9403

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

while the QX classes are full, the wash out rate is also high.

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by usxguy
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?
Replies: 42
Views: 5011

Re: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?

where would Delta get 2 gates at DAL?

Alaska is planning a ramp up and Im not sure Southwest is reducing any flying?

sssooo....

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
Replies: 53
Views: 17478

Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

the ATC MEME group voiceover on this video is awesome!!

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen VS Eagle-Vail
Replies: 20
Views: 2378

Re: Aspen VS Eagle-Vail

have you EVER been to Aspen, or know people who have homes there? Its the same crowd that also has homes on Hilton Head Island and fly into HHH instead of nearby SAV. People with expendable income do not enjoy wasting time in transit. They want to be there. Thats why Aspen Pitkin Field is what it is.

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by usxguy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: House panel votes to clip Norwegian
Replies: 7
Views: 3072

Re: House panel votes to clip Norwegian

ALPA's entire venom against DY hasn't happened... ie using Asia based crews on US routes.

Why isn't ALPA or AFA trying to ban British Airways? An FA at Mesa makes more than a mixed fleet FA there!

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 1634

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

peso is used by many countries, so, not sure how its racist.

If you want to be racist, call it SkyBolivars. That is more specific.

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5583

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

Living in Florida and being close to a handful of operators, the Cuban market is only "so big". There are many charter operations, still, and the local Cubans really have no way to purchase a ticket since I believe Cuba isn't part of the IATA clearinghouse (or its getting there). U.S. Cred...

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by usxguy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5583

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

45 must be the most amazing President ever if a minor policy change, enacted by him not only a month ago, has had such a HUGE AND PROFOUND effect on Southwest Airlines.

Just wow!

I cant wait to see how quickly the ME3 fold after a policy change affecting the Middle East hits....

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 5542

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

I'm still surprised Hawai'i pushed for it -- considering they don't get many visitors at all from those portions of the globe.

I support our country's efforts to figure out how to manage immigration/entry of citizens from these nations.

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22390

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

even Spirit & Allegiant in the US won't do this!

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by usxguy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?
Replies: 35
Views: 4056

Re: What are the chances for a FLL-PDX route?

RWA380 is correct - PDX is a growing base of its own. People are tired of driving up the "slog" or hopping the Q400 shuttles. Do we know what Alaska's delivery schedule is like? Does AS even have airframes available for expansion? I'm under the impression the next 10 or so delivery slots a...

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by usxguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Facing Increased Competition
Replies: 79
Views: 11902

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Facing Increased Competition

Mokulele already tried doing inter-island trunk routes with 3 Embraer E170s from Shuttle America. The planes did OK. The issue was just merely BAD timing on MW's behalf. I think it was the bird-flu crisis in Asia going on and a softening US economy. What's super sad is the month AFTER Republic annou...

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by usxguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10023

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

I wonder if they will move the old bookings back to the prior days? *EK MCO-DXB JUL 0.7>1.0 AUG 0.7>1.0 SEP 0.7>1.0 DEC 0.7>1.0 JAN 0.7>1.0 When I flew this route a few months ago, my flight had about 100 open seats. Was talking with the relief captain and he mentioned that while the passenger coun...

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by usxguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 4918

Re: Your longest flight

most painful "long haul" flight was:

Copa 737-800 in Y (non-exit row): EZE-PTY 7 hours 2 minutes 3,329 miles

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by usxguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 4918

Re: Your longest flight

Most recent: DXB-MCO - Emirates 219 in Y (wasn't horrible, had 2 seats next to me open, except guy at other aisle seat decided to use all 3 to sleep, with his disgusting feet against my thigh for a while): 77W 15 hours 18 minutes; 7,867 miles LHR - LAX - Air New Zealand 1 in J: 77W 12 hours; 5,550 m...

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by usxguy
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 1857

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

I wonder if they are going to be crammed in like on SkyAirline

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by usxguy
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa orders 15 737 Max 10
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Copa orders 15 737 Max 10

I'm not sure we'll see COPA do trans-atlantic in the 737s! But I can surely see GRU/EZE/SCL getting the Max 10s.

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 9600

Re: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now

Delta is the only one with "hourly" flights between LAX & SFO, rotating between E175s and 717s. United has a LOT of flights, scattered, on 737-800/900s and A320s with a lone E175 at the end of the night. Virgin/Alaska has about the same frequency as AA, except with all A320s (A319s?)

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by usxguy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 9600

Re: AA LAX-SFO all eagle now, sad face

No earning on VX flights yet. Was the same when AA/US merged; AS couldn't earn & burn on US for a while.

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by usxguy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Offers STOL Version of 42-600 Turboprop
Replies: 39
Views: 6106

Re: ATR Offers STOL Version of 42-600 Turboprop

I'm thinking fatter brakes, maybe a slightly larger tail plane, and of course hyped-up engines :)

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by usxguy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 261
Views: 23807

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I'm not sure I'd want to be down there when it gets overly busy. I seem to recall only 2 bag claims down there, and EK was using both for my arrival into MCO.

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