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by SeaDoo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

What is SEA looking forward to for next year? Thomas Cook to MAN? Additional Norwegian destinations? Will Eurowings return next summer? Will Condor bring back the SEA-MUC flights back next summer? What about Asia? Just Thomas Cook for next year so far. DY to OSL is almost a certain for next fall, 2...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Here's the load factors for international airlines at SEA for the month of March: Air Canada: 73% ANA: 80% Asiana: 81% British Airways: 85% Condor: 93%. Seems unusually strong, but ok. Emirates: 57%. I think this was the month that the 2nd daily flight was eliminated, EVA Air: 73%. 16% drop from Ma...

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by SeaDoo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21583

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Interesting copying of Alaska's flight numbers. I did a quick internet search and see AA, and UA use flight 500 to IND. I was surprised WN didn't.

I haven't read the whole thread yet, so perhaps the answer lies ahead of me to read, but why CDG vs AMS?

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by SeaDoo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 17911

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

Delta should strive to serve EVERY NFL city from SEATAC for starters They don't even fly to the Bengals' home year round. I don't see the Jaguars' home or Packers' home being likely to snag a flight. Buffalo wouldn't seem real likely. I would think someone would fly to the Steelers' home from Seatt...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 280 KIX-DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

AA 280 KIX-DFW

https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL280/e7c7ab0

Anyone know what this is about?
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Just saw this: https://www.flightradar24.com/AAL280/e7c7ab0

Anyone know what this is about?

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by SeaDoo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Edinburgh and Glasgow ought to share an airport. The two cities are only an hour apart from each other. That is one that I too have previously thought would make sense to combine. I realize that an airport between halfway between the two cities would be farther than the current airports to their ci...

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by SeaDoo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Does anyone know how many car parking stalls PAE will have? 570, according to the local paper: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/paine-field-passenger-terminal-to-get-grading-permit/ This includes the employee and rental car parking area, I believe. Assuming 500,000 passengers per year, this is signifi...

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by SeaDoo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Edinburgh and Glasgow ought to share an airport. The two cities are only an hour apart from each other. That is one that I too have previously thought would make sense to combine. I realize that an airport between halfway between the two cities would be farther than the current airports to their ci...

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by SeaDoo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Does anyone know how many car parking stalls PAE will have?

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by SeaDoo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

I think an airport between Cincinnati and Dayton would have made sense.

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by SeaDoo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

I think an airport between Cincinnati and Dayton would have made sense.

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by SeaDoo
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

The traffic congestion in the area.is supposedly one of the reasons for building the terminal. there are.differing.opinions on the light rail and it's a impact.on traffic. I would argue traffic congestion allowed this terminal to be built and the light rail is related to the.congestion, thus related...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 9400

Re: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended

I was surprised AA jumped.into NZ, and disappointed to hear this.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 10700

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

SeaDoo wrote:
trauha wrote:
Aware of this is why I put the inverted commas around stretch: 'stretch'.
You are right - DIFFERENCE would have been a better word. :-)

Which fuselages have been shrunk? Is the 747 the only one?



A318


717

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 10700

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

trauha wrote:
Aware of this is why I put the inverted commas around stretch: 'stretch'.
You are right - DIFFERENCE would have been a better word. :-)

Which fuselages have been shrunk? Is the 747 the only one?



A318

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

BA wrote:
SeaDoo wrote:
If I recall correctly, this was UA's first intercontinental route. I believe when it went away it was being served by a 777.


It was a 777 for a long time, but they switched it to a 787 shortly before discontinuing it.


Thanks for the correction, I didn't realize UA ever had a 787 in SEA.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPAC service to mid-sized markets
Replies: 59
Views: 5690

Re: TPAC service to mid-sized markets

fsafsx wrote:
Indy is perfect for an Asia flight


Are you joking? IND doesn't even have Europe. Isn't YYZ the only year round scheduled flight. I think their is seasonal CUN.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

I'm curious what the future for BLI is due to the weak Canadian dollar and PAE having commercial flights starting next year... It seems like the future was real rosy for a bit. AS adding service to Hawaii and Las Vegas, plus the Allegiant flights. I think Allegiant flights are down, but someone fee...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Serious question. Can Paine Field expand beyond the current design. Only 2 Gates? Come on! This Airport will be strictly for O&D traffic. They should build it so it has at least 5 Gates. I expect Alaska to use 737's since the airport is restricted to the number of Gates. I expect at least a dou...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Since UA just announced PAE-SFO and DEN, does anyone have any guesses to which routes AS will add from PAE? And since it's a two gate terminal, does that rule out the possibility of a third airline at PAE? My guess is probably. For AS, all they've said is Oregon and California, so I only see PAE-LA...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Service is suppose to start Spring 2018. https://www.flywenatchee.com/bay-area-flight/ They show a UAX E175 and a AS/OO E175. Maybe a foreshadowing of the equipment used? AS could be a contender for EAT-SFO, and it would help its California focus. I was going to say I highly doubt SFO-EAT service, ...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

Since UA just announced PAE-SFO and DEN, does anyone have any guesses to which routes AS will add from PAE? And since it's a two gate terminal, does that rule out the possibility of a third airline at PAE? My guess is probably. I could see AS flying to PHX, SNA, SAN, LAS, SJC and maybe HNL.Since AS...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

They were downsizing SEA, but not anymore. Their level of service/capacity has been stable for the past few years now since they axed SEA-NRT in 2014.[/quote]

If I recall correctly, this was UA's first intercontinental route. I believe when it went away it was being served by a 777.

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by SeaDoo
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 123
Views: 14761

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

Not so easy to 'adjust' the NE schedule; a little thing called summer storms keep popping up every day. When you combine that wit the NE congestion all that planning goes out the door. And while we are at it lets talk about SW and how they have used their political influence to go into certain citi...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

May I suggest that this would be moved to the Washington state air service discussion, located here. I'm going to let the mods have the last word on this, just throwing it out. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1369725&p=19736177#p19736177 Thanks for starting that discussio...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Surprised Delta wasn't the second airline calling to serve Paine Field. That would have been my guess too. I wouldn't have been shocked had it been WN or HA. I also woudln't be shocked if WN or HA never fly here. I could see a case for each airline. Years ago WN proposed moving all their operations...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/united-airlines-will-offer-flights-from-everetts-paine-field/ Here is the Seattle Times article. This should not be considered unexpected once Alaska announced service. My suspicions are that all the major airlines are going to want a presence i...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I recently had a chance last month to visit PAE and do the Boeing tour. I never saw any Alaska aircraft coming or departing in the three-four hours I was there. Furthermore, looking at this Google earth shot I can't even see what would be used as a commercial airline terminal. Where do AS and soon ...

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

simpv wrote:
Do we know if there are subsidies associated with starting these new routes?


I am not aware of there being subsidies for any flights at PAE.

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

http://www.heraldnet.com/news/united-airlines-to-serve-everett-in-2018-joining-alaska/ Above is the local paper's article. Exciting options for Snohomish County and beyond. United announcing flights to SFO seems like a good move against Alaska to possibly prevent them from choosing SFO which should ...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa
Replies: 27
Views: 3661

Re: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa

intotheair wrote:
piedmontf284000 wrote:
DfwRevolution wrote:
So they were late to their own funerals?


well done sir, well done


Certainly a distressing story, but I agree. :P Reminds me of that famed backronym for Alitalia.


Which is?

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by SeaDoo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 69
Views: 7557

Re: What's next for Spirit?

jetpixx wrote:
I was afraid to open a thread about NK...figured they'd find a way to charge me somehow



Awesome response. Thanks for making me grin.

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by SeaDoo
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Options for Flying the 747
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Best Options for Flying the 747

Where do you want to go? From SEA you have at least LH to FRA and BA to LHR. From SFO there should be some UA flights (for sure to LHR), KLM to AMS, and I would guess more. LAX also gives you KLM to AMS, plus I would suspect more flights. I think you could head to Australia on a QF flight (QF 12 to ...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 14024

Re: Washington State air service discussion

-AS mainline to SBA

I didn't know that. Is that due to demand, problems with QX, or some other reason? Is that a permanent, seasonal or temporary change?

Thanks in advance.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 12120

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I am not someone who believes the government is God and needs to regulate everything, but there is an appropriate role for government to play in this arena. I would support the government coming up with standards. If it were up to me, it would vary by flight time and aircraft. Being shoved in a tiny...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3249

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

Hainan Airlines announced today (on 21 July 2017, routesonline) the launch of Beijing - Prague - Belgrade route. The Chinese carrier has also planned to add additional frequencies to Europe. In addition, Hainan Airlines is planning on adding an additional 13 Boeing 787-9 in the future. Where will b...

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by SeaDoo
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13297

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

People with lice shouldn't be on public transportation. I use public transportation to include airplanes.

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by SeaDoo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook announces MAN-SEA
Replies: 36
Views: 5159

Re: Thomas Cook announces MAN-SEA

Another new carrier with a new destination for Seattle.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA bag fee class action suit
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: AA bag fee class action suit

I came to the same conclusion. I'm trying to think how I would react - I would probably go to the customer service folks who are always hovering near the kiosk and get help. I have to imagine that most Reps would take me to the desk and check my bag and waive the fees. If this were nefarious - mean...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11502

Re: WN to Hawaii?

ADrum23 wrote:
Would WN even consider getting a specially-configured 757 or 767 for this route, or do they want to stay with an all 737 fleet?



I don't see them doing that for HI.

Denver also appears to be within range.

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by SeaDoo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11502

Re: WN to Hawaii?

The Max should be able to make it from the West coast. Supposedly the Max has3500and3800 nmi range. I don't know about the moderate elevation and sometimes extreme heat, but LAS and PHX are, distance wise, well within range. If the range spec's are correct, maybe DAL is even within range. Perhaps so...

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by SeaDoo
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4287

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

I would somewhat disagree with the higher fares. Recently fares are noticeably higher than they had been a few years ago. Around 1995 or 1996 I flew to MSY. That require a stop and the tickets were around $300. Earlier this year when I flew NK to MSY, it was around $124 one way. This was non-stop, b...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?
Replies: 23
Views: 4807

Re: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?

I just read another post that said Lan Tam interesting in doing Paulo to Seattle. This is overdue because of Seattles large and fastly growing population from Brazil and Argentina. I would be quite surprise to see any South American service to Seattle. Not that anyone cares about my opinion, but I ...

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways planning Sarajevo flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: Kuwait Airways planning Sarajevo flights

Doesn't seem like there would be much market for this flight.

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19718

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

MIflyer12 wrote:
To Newark, to onward *A destinations via the UA hub?


That would be my guess over JFK, but I guess time will tell.

I hope LO success. Budapest is a great city and neat to see if find a non-stop back to New York.

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by SeaDoo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 143
Views: 21234

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Never was a fan of the Hunchback of Puget Sound, and will never in a trillion years understand why it's maintained the cult of personality that it has among AvGeeks... but all that aside, at least Boeing has finally come to grips with reality. Boeing finally conceded publicly Tuesday that while the...

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by SeaDoo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 9089

Re: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes

More RE: AS BLI-LAS

I checked out the Alaska website and couldn't find any non-stop flights, from September on. I started checking out August still couldn't find any, and then got bored.

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by SeaDoo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25840

Re: The Mighty 757

As I sit here and gaze upon a DL757 destined for MSP from MKE, I can't help but think there is no doubt this aircraft deserves a thread for us to show appreciation. The takeoff performance, that nose, the long legs, the L2 boarding door, the tooling that Boeing still has-this beast was a winner all...

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by SeaDoo
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's busiest non-hub to hub domestic route
Replies: 14
Views: 5701

Re: United's busiest non-hub to hub domestic route

Thanks LHUSA,

Great list. I am assuming this is seats each day both ways.

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