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by MO11
Fri May 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: Could CFM International offer the B-722 a new lease on life?

There is also the issue of the third crewmember; you could redesign the cockpit systems so that they could be flown by two crew, but that would be really expensive. The costs of the entire package would far exceed the cost of a used 737/A320 (even with fresh cargo conversion). In the '80s, a twin-en...

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by MO11
Fri May 25, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique- UA codeshare
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Boutique- UA codeshare

I will imagine that they will need to increase service on the routes that connect to UA airports. Those airplanes were full before this was even announced. Boutique is 100% EAS; if it increases frequency, it does so at its own risk, as the subsidy remains fixed. Because the routes are subsidized, t...

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by MO11
Fri May 25, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 26016

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I am quite certain I saw a simultaneous eastbound departure about two weeks ago. Ejets, if I remember correctly. One was turning at a fairly aggressive bank angle. Small VFR aircraft are exempt from noise abatement. If a jet operates outside the noise corridor, then the operator gets a warning from...

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by MO11
Thu May 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 26016

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It also meant that for many years all jet departures had to be based off of PXR (Phoenix VORTAC), so it effectively prevented simultaneous jet departures. Again, a single stream for noise abatement. I don't think the new procedures (well, the ones that got shot down in court) are tied to PXR anymor...

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by MO11
Wed May 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 73
Views: 5968

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

Interesting -- makes one wonder why Cincinnati-Cleveland has been loaded in this way but other Ultimate routes to MDW/PDK/MMU/CLT were not. I'm thinking it's a screw-up. With the apparent change of Public Charters code from P1 to 4P, it appears that all flights were loaded as 4P beginning June 1, a...

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by MO11
Wed May 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 73
Views: 5968

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

This is odd. The BKL-LUK flights don't begin until June 1. And P1 is Publiccharters.com. In the GDS the flights are listed as 4P, which is apparently the new code for Public Charters (which handles the reservations for Ultimate Air Shuttle). This has nothing to do with OneJet, which is J1. BKL-LUK ...

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by MO11
Wed May 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 26016

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Here is historical overview (from the Tempe point of view). Tempe is one of the few cities I know that doesn't have an airport, but has an aviation commission. https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=1335 Interesting. I find their opposition ironic given how much the city has profited from havin...

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by MO11
Wed May 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 73
Views: 5968

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

The business jet flying has largely fallen apart... It had six airplanes; two haven't flown in months. One stopped flying in April. Two others ferried on May 13, maybe for maintenance. Airplane number six apparently needed maintenance last week. It's back but it is the only airplane available to co...

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by MO11
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 26016

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Here is historical overview (from the Tempe point of view). Tempe is one of the few cities I know that doesn't have an airport, but has an aviation commission.

https://www.tempe.gov/home/showdocument?id=1335

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by MO11
Wed May 23, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 13932

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

BoeingGuy wrote:
I wonder why PBC was not the alternate in the first place. AA serves PBC, but not ACA.


Envoy serves PBC.

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by MO11
Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airspace Reallocation
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: US Airspace Reallocation

I think CVG will reach class B criteria again within the next decade given the growth of Amazon and DHL. Pax will be at 5 million enplaned by 2019 and aircraft movements are rapidly growing. CVG did increase last year, to 150,000 operations. Do you think it will double any time soon? Even if Amazon...

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by MO11
Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airspace Reallocation
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: US Airspace Reallocation

It seems that agility for airspace changes is really low in the US. I know Palm Springs (PSP) was a TRSA (Terminal Radar Service Area, a really old construct) even though it should probably be a class C. There are a number of other TRSAs in the US as well. It's an odd old construct and doesn't neat...

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by MO11
Tue May 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 26016

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Not too often, maybe the first and definitely the last time, we see a 727 inbound nonstop from Hawaii... https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MGE900 Who the flippin hell is Aero-Micronesia???? Asia Pacific Airlines. It runs freight and mail from Honolulu to the Micronesian Islands. It started with 7...

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by MO11
Tue May 22, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automated systems
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Automated systems

Like a stick pusher?

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by MO11
Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest
Replies: 18
Views: 2973

Re: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest

First question probably is answered in crew scheduling. I know DL will schedule 30-hour layovers. I'm not sure what other airlines do this as a rule.

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by MO11
Sat May 19, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 396
Views: 60069

Re: 737 down near HAV

Hullo, (yes, new user, but been following this site for years, and not just for the crashes) If we are confirmed it's (B-737-200) XA-UHZ (MSN 21816), then Airfleets (and others) has it as EasySky since 2014 ? Forgive my ignorance - but what's the connection with Global Air and EasySky - subsidiary?...

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by MO11
Fri May 18, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 2 Q400 ordered...
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Another 2 Q400 ordered...

I checked another source: these are apparently two airplanes already in service with Croatia, formerly owned by GOAL. Aerocentury bought the leases.

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by MO11
Fri May 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 89
Views: 13950

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Dynamic was not acquired by Swift Air.... Dynamic and Swift are now owned by the same company, though it doesn’t seem like they know what they want to do with Swift. Dynamic has one 767 in basic Swift colors and another one in the standard Dynamic livery with Eastern titles and the logo in Swift co...

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by MO11
Fri May 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 89
Views: 13950

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Dynamic was not acquired by Swift Air....

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by MO11
Fri May 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116864

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Interesting thought. If Southwest purchased and merged AirTran into their operations how could this be the first passenger death. After all Air Tran was renamed from ValueJet. As such their crash in florida counts against SWA record. The same as anything that happens at a bar stays on the liquor li...

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by MO11
Thu May 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 89
Views: 13950

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

The same. Although now, instead of trying to start an airline from scratch, it has bought an existing airline.

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by MO11
Thu May 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 26016

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 767 is in the 2019 fleet plan.

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by MO11
Thu May 17, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 89
Views: 13950

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

It is my understanding that they have frantically been trying to work interline agreements with UA, DL and AA. Financial fitness, a large unencumbered reserve account, top notch accounting system in place, adequate staffing or proven contractors at out stations, impeccable ops records etc, are part...

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by MO11
Thu May 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 89
Views: 13950

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

It is my understanding that they have frantically been trying to work interline agreements with UA, DL and AA. Financial fitness, a large unencumbered reserve account, top notch accounting system in place, adequate staffing or proven contractors at out stations, impeccable ops records etc, are part...

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by MO11
Wed May 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Part 135 Aircraft used for Part 121?
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Part 135 Aircraft used for Part 121?

I'm not sure what the question really is. The Gulfstream I in the high density 24-seat configuration was operated under part 135. The stretched version was operated under part 121. The period in which those airplanes operated were during a time in which airlines were looking for inexpensive alternat...

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by MO11
Mon May 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue transponder question
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: JetBlue transponder question

If a control tower uses ASDE-X, then all transponders must be on. Some vehicles also carry transponders.

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by MO11
Mon May 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue transponder question
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: JetBlue transponder question

LX015 wrote:
While looking at JFK on FR24 from about midnight to 6am EST all B6 aircraft have their transponders on while no other airline does during those hours. Any reason for this?


Truly, this is not the case. Was the ATC feed down?

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by MO11
Mon May 14, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jet Expeditions 727-200
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Private Jet Expeditions 727-200

Cody wrote:
Appreciate the great info. So I am assuming the 727s never operated hand-in-hand with the MD-80s....


I have to back-pedal a little: Two American 727s were leased in the summer of 1994, but they weren't used in branded scheduled service.

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by MO11
Sun May 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jet Expeditions 727-200
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Private Jet Expeditions 727-200

I have a few questions about this airline from the 1990s. They began operations with a single 727-100 and eventually grew with MD-80’s and DC-9-50’s. I recently came across a photo of a 727-200 in full Private Jet colors and had no idea they ever flew that equipment. Does anyone have any details ab...

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by MO11
Fri May 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5182

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

I wonder how much market there would be for a small regional airline serving small unserved cities in the PNW. There’s a number of small cities in OR WA and ID that have no or limited service and are quite a ways away from the nearest air service. Maybe some milk-run style routing with sub-50 seat ...

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by MO11
Thu May 10, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 19017

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I noticed AA is now flying a mix of A319/A320 PHL-BDL on the last flight of the day and also BDL-PHL on the first flight of the day. I can't remember AA flying mainline into PHL for years unless I have missed it. I would assume these are seasonal flights as most of the time it is a mix of CRJ and E...

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by MO11
Wed May 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 73
Views: 5968

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

Actually OneJet only has to file a charter prospectus for their ERJ flights. Their Beechjet flights count as Commuter flights since they have 9 seats or fewer and they can fly them as much as they want. Nope. "Commuter Air Carrier" in DOT terms is defined as 60 seats or less. If you fly a...

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by MO11
Wed May 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 73
Views: 5968

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

It says online that this April they received one E145, I guess it's based in Pittsburgh. It is interesting that they are already introducing larger aircraft. I wonder if eventually, as they become more popular, they might switch to something like E70 or E75. I would really love for them to succeed....

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by MO11
Wed May 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why does my LUV stock continue to plummet?
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: Why does my LUV stock continue to plummet?

Yup, at 3pm EDT Dow is up 190, S&P up 28.

Delta down 1%, United down 2.75%, American down 2.35%, LUV down 1%, JetBlue down 2.18%

Jet fuel up 20% since the middle of March.

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by MO11
Wed May 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 44
Views: 11527

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

Is this the 'beat-up' 767 they usually fly me to PPG on? An upgrade would be nice, though they own the monopoly on the route so I get the business case behind using the older plane. This one is not an ER so it's usually relegated to California-Hawaii. Last time I flew on an ex-DL airplane, it was a...

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by MO11
Wed May 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters
Replies: 73
Views: 5968

Re: OneJet to acquire Ultimate JetCharters

It says online that this April they received one E145, I guess it's based in Pittsburgh. It is interesting that they are already introducing larger aircraft. I wonder if eventually, as they become more popular, they might switch to something like E70 or E75. I would really love for them to succeed....

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by MO11
Wed May 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4

Polot wrote:
AA does (or has done in the past) maintenance work for G4’s MD80 fleet.


I don't believe that's correct. AAR since I can remember.

I'm guessing the AA audit was from a "hotline" call.

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by MO11
Tue May 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4544

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

I love WN but I always have (including when the -300's and -500's were around) book my flights away from the -700 when I can (not easy to do when they have 500+ in the fleet). They are uncomfortable, have no charm, and are usually the ones to have maintenance problems. WN's -800's in comparison are...

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by MO11
Mon May 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 44
Views: 11527

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

Scheduled to fly back to HNL today.....

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by MO11
Mon May 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4544

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

So when will WN begin to retire and replace their 73Gs? Some of them are at or approaching 20 years+ old and most of them seem tired. I can tell you IMO I like WN’s 738/MAX 8’s much better. Would they replace them with the MAX 7 or something else? 2022. Planned replacements are MAX 7s and MAX 8s. I...

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by MO11
Mon May 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift
Replies: 31
Views: 5380

Re: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift

rdb98 wrote:
Any updates or rumors on the XTRA Airways sale?


Aerline Holdings is attempting to sell the certificate(s), not the airline. It apparently wasn't very successful in its attempt to sell the Songbird certificate.

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by MO11
Fri May 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 53
Views: 8980

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Even more changes -- now Dynamic tells the DOT it will change its corporate name to "Servant Air, Inc." OST-2015-0263 Link? I’m not seeing what you’re seeing. No...this is where things get confusing (wait, they already are). Remember that Dynamic Aviation (Bridgewater, VA) which operates ...

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by MO11
Wed May 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC8 heading to LIH
Replies: 22
Views: 3054

Re: DC8 heading to LIH

superjeff wrote:
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MO11 wrote:
HNL would most likely be the ATI Combis, so that would be 2013 or so.


AMI (Air Marshall Islands) weekly DC8-62 up to about three years or so ago?


Or 1996. It was operated by Arrow Air.

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by MO11
Wed May 02, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC8 heading to LIH
Replies: 22
Views: 3054

Re: DC8 heading to LIH

HNL would most likely be the ATI Combis, so that would be 2013 or so.

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by MO11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3685

Re: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity

So weird to think that as recently as the 90s, we'd see only mainline jets on on these routes where we now see 50 and 70 seat RJs. And less frequency in many cases. I remember PVD having 727s, MD80s on AA to ORD, 757s, 727s, 737s on UA to ORD .. 757s, 727s to ATL on DL BDL even had widebodies on th...

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by MO11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines @ SXM
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: Cargo Airlines @ SXM

Balloonchaser wrote:
cougar15 wrote:
I would have expected the current rebuilding efforts to result in bigger equipment from all operators due to local ´needs´, I guess that is not the case?

That’s exactly my point



Then it wouldn't be UPS and FedEx (or DHL), it would be heavy freight operators.

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by MO11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 In PAX Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

Re: MD-11 In PAX Service

Those 8200 flight numbers are cargo.

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by MO11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines Cargo @ EWR?
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: National Airlines Cargo @ EWR?

bertiebott wrote:
Driving to work and I swore I saw a National Airlines Cargo 757. Anyone know what it's doing there? Haven't seen that plane up at EWR before.


It has been operating the Primera Air flight to STN since Thursday, Running several hours late today.

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by MO11
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Passenger services.
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: UPS Passenger services.

Just wondering, did anyone here get the opportunity to fly with UPS during their little stint in passenger flying? There is a 12 year old topic on it but I saw no point in reviving it. I actually just found out about this. Would this not be possible today to get some money on the side? And would yo...

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