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by nine4nine
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88124

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Honestly I’m really so surprised this doesn’t happen more often. As someone who would reposition a few 734/732 RON’s at night under power, I’m not gonna lie there was always an I wonder would it would be like to power up and just go for it moment when crossing an active. Btw has anyone just seen the...

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by nine4nine
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5649

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

The west coast is much more spread out and lacking condensed areas of major mertropolitan cities than the east coast, where you can find for example a high concentration of large markets (IAD,DCA,BWI, PHL,EWR,JFK,LGA, and BOS) all within a few hours driving radius. With a very un-concentrated area o...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11472

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

AA might have proved too big and too complex for the ex-America West/USAirways team to handle. Seems they underestimated AA's complexity and toxic labor relationships. Parker's team has yet to decide what they want "the post merger AA" to be...looks like they want to turn AA into a hybrid...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11472

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

This is what happens when the guy running this legacy airline came from HP/US and was trying to turn US into NK and continued to bring that attitude to AA. only thing that would make it worse would be for AA to allow a bunch of anetter armchair wannabe CEOs run it I’m not claiming to be an armchair...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 96
Views: 11472

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

This is what happens when the guy running this legacy airline came from HP/US and was trying to turn US into NK and continued to bring that attitude to AA.

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by nine4nine
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12441

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Interesting. Either Envoy stopped having crews lock the door or someone left it open/unlocked. Doors are never locked on a commercial A/C, you think someone brings the key in the morning or what? A simple security seal (sticker) is added over the shut door... that's it! Is the sticker over the door...

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by nine4nine
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16670

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

I miss the pre-Parker AA. I was a gold for 5 consecutive years and used to enjoy my experience on AA. But once he took charge service sucked. Seats and rows got more cramped and the AAdvantage program is still be stripped week by week of any real value. My last two experiences were both in first/biz...

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by nine4nine
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 29033

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

I think JetBlue needs to keep LGB but instead of fly low yielding west coast short hops. Add LGB-DFW,LGB-ORD,LGB-HOU,LGB-TPA,LGB-MCO ect ect play to their strengths of long hauls. Lots of speculation that LGB-LAS,SFO,SMF,OAK,SJC,RNO are all being eliminated by November 2. Flyguy Speculation from wh...

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by nine4nine
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10206

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

I would say "good riddance" to LGB. If the NIMBY's don't like B6, so be it. Let them eat LUV-cake and get an indigestion. ??? WN does great in BUR, ONT, SNA, SJC, and OAK. For a regional reliever airport like LGB, I’d think WN would do as well if not better than anyone. My only other desi...

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by nine4nine
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10206

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

Regarding LGB, lets see what gets loaded in the coming days but previously announced April reductions had the following daily flight frequency comparison. LAS - 5>3 OAK - 4>2 PDX - 2>1 SEA - 2>1 SFO - 5>2 SLC - 3>3 SMF - 2>2 SJC - 4>2 Frankly not sure what the point of having kept any of these very...

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by nine4nine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

I have long wondered about this. I don't know, maybe its a cultural issue? But agree, viewing and having experienced US crews they just seem sloppy. From poor uniform standards to seeming uninterested service ethos. They just don't seem to have that discipline or snappiness of being sharp and willi...

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by nine4nine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

"United Polaris earned Global Traveler magazine's "Outstanding Innovations" award at the Global Traveler's fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards." Guess you should give United's Polaris a try..... I do look forward to an experience with UA Polaris and the new DL sky suite on the...

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by nine4nine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

-WIth the amount of new metal US carriers have been bringing on their fleets are not really aged anymore, unless you only consider carriers that turnover their fleets in ~12 (which are outliers and not norms) -US carriers are actually ahead of the curve when it comes to WiFi (benefit of being a lar...

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by nine4nine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

You get the service that you are willing to pay for. You can say whatever you want about the US legacies but they are profitable right now which is all that matters. I would say mostly due to consolidation. Less options mean higher fares, little competition and monkey see monkey do between what's l...

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by nine4nine
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

US Carriers vs The World

Wondering why a global superpower, the US, can't seem to match the service of other foreign carriers. -High profits/aging fleets -Lack of or outdated wifi/IFE -Haggard/rude flight crews in very casual attire -Lackluster meal service if any -Reduced seat pitch -Inferior First/Biz class cabins I don't...

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by nine4nine
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180165

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Awesome news. I just flew a Swiss CS300 last week and it is far superior to any 737 I've ever been on.

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by nine4nine
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187956

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Whoever coined the phrase "What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander" a few hundred years ago must have had some foresight to both Goose Bay and Gander as primary TATL diversion airports.

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by nine4nine
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35121

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

If this ruling sticks can DL sell the frames to a non US leasing company on a lease buyback to go around this asinine decision?

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by nine4nine
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343763

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Perhaps similar to the 757 but a 2x2x2 twin aisle? The fuselage would be a tad wider than 757 and also ease the boarding process at the same time and be able to reasonably fit into airports the 757's currently fly into (SNA for instance) whereas a 767 size plane cannot. That's my guess.... Airlines...

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by nine4nine
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2847
Views: 343763

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Perhaps similar to the 757 but a 2x2x2 twin aisle? The fuselage would be a tad wider than 757 and also ease the boarding process at the same time and be able to reasonably fit into airports the 757's currently fly into (SNA for instance) whereas a 767 size plane cannot. That's my guess....

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by nine4nine
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10435

Re: Hawaii Airports Thread

I fly to HNL about 2-3 times annually. That airport is a complete dump. Terrible layout, the HA terminals are dark and outdated and the concessions are awful. Upon arrival you usually have to take the connector bus to baggage claim and those typically do not have operating air conditioning. Seems th...

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by nine4nine
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAE V2500 Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

IAE V2500 Engine

Living in the very south end of Orange County I am below the flight path for many Latin American arrivals to LAX. On certain nights I can hear the distinct hum of the V2500 Engine as it flies over and on certain occasions can hear sort of a sound vortex when they power up from near idle well before ...

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by nine4nine
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 3689

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

This has to be the dumbest post I've seen since my days of lurking started in 2005.

If you're from somewhere else outside the US, then post something. Simple as that. Instead of reading or commenting on someone else's, make your own post.

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by nine4nine
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17386

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Chester sporting a Giants Hat on the tail would have made this plane perfect. Would also freeze his head off when he goes home! :cold: The aircraft will be operated by Virgin America for the time being. The intent may be to leave the branding a little vague Virgin Alaska or Chester the 40 yo Virgin...

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by nine4nine
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17386

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Chester sporting a Giants Hat on the tail would have made this plane perfect.

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by nine4nine
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 8644

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

Do leasing companies/Banks keep pilots on payroll for repossession flights? I worked for startup WinAir Airlines (SLC based not Caribbean) in LGB in the late 90's We had at one time a fleet of 2 733 and 4 732. When the company started having financial issues the 733 fleet disappeared. Shortly after...

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by nine4nine
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 8644

Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

Reading the thread on the pilot sick out at airBerlin and the repossession of their A330 fleet, does anyone know how far along financially behind a repossession takes place of an civilian aircraft? Is it weeks behind payment, months, years, or just a matter of deterriorating finances at the carrier ...

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by nine4nine
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52580

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Looks like a double whammy as NOAA hurricane models show Tropical Storm Jose (closely on the heels of Irma) turning into a hurricane and narrowly missing a direct hit on the Lesser Antilles. A slight deviation of this storms projected path to the south will have another direct blow.

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by nine4nine
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9425

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

I never understood why the LA area airports never branded themselves similar to the likes of New York -JFK, New York -La Guardia. If La Guardia marketed themselves as just that I'm sure a nice chunk of the country wouldn't even know where that was.

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by nine4nine
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

LGB is slot controlled as is SNA. The others are not. Why would you want to stay put in a market that cannot sustain more than 30 flights, fines you $6k for a late arrival, and is now threatening reducing your slots for consistently producing delayed arrivals past curfew. If I were an airline CEO wh...

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by nine4nine
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

Now if you average 10 flights per gate at 14 gates You get; 14 gates x's 10 flt average ea: 140 daily flights 58 additional flights a day can fit into that average of 10 flights per gate from the current 82. There is a good size of expansion at hand here for any carrier and any incoming carrier. B6...

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by nine4nine
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

B6 can serve a pretty large number of people out of LGB. I think they compete more for SNA for passengers then LAX really. Its B6s airport for Long Beach/Anaheim/Disney/Huntington Beach/Orange/Fullerton etc etc. If SNA had the room for the focus city back when B6 launched in the area, i think they ...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

There are no other airlines flying to JFK, BOS or south Beach out of non-LAX airports in LA basin. So? NYC is very well-served from SNA by UA's three daily flights to EWR -- the same number of flights to NYC that B6 offers from non-LAX airports in greater Los Angeles! BOS and MIA/FLL/PBI are the 14...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

Welcome to liberal America. Where you can knowingly buy a home under a flight path or in the vicinity of the airport, one especially that's been there since 1919. The second you get your keys to your new home, you protest the noise and join a local movement of fascists to squash the airport. The air...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

As discussed in the criminal complaint back in 2003 against B6, the consent decree settlement fine is meant solely to drive compliance as court perceived B6 to have "no reasonable basis for believing carrier would comply with the city's law otherwise." The massive spike in violations this...

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by nine4nine
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

ScottB has got it in his post above. B6 has to fix their on-time problem if they have a chance of keeping LGB. As much as LGB is the issue here. they are losing business travelers - or can't gain them - because business travelers are simply not going to endure multi-hour delays and a 60% system on-...

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by nine4nine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

Service to JFK, BOS and FLL are routes that WN simply cannot replicate out of LGB. The idea that flying to Dallas and a daily flight secondary airport in Chicago (between BUR and ONT) is equivalent to 4 daily transcon flights to major east coast destinations (including 2 to JFK) + 2 daily flights t...

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by nine4nine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15124

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

30" pitch and airlines scratch their heads wondering why so many air rage incidents are occurring. No IFE on these birds so when the next electronics ban hits, you'll be staring at the ceiling for a few hours or trying to read the worthless inflight mag that is mostly adds. I'm avoiding the MA...

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by nine4nine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15124

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

30" pitch and airlines scratch their heads wondering why so many air rage incidents are occurring. No IFE on these birds so when the next electronics ban hits, you'll be staring at the ceiling for a few hours or trying to read the worthless inflight mag that is mostly adds. I'm avoiding the MAX...

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by nine4nine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

PItingres, you haven't lived in OC very long. The El Toro base has a long history. And if it were being used, Aliso Viejo is directly in the flight path. Since we are neighbors, I am happy it never happened. Study the history. The rich people in Newport wanted their historical NIMBY problem moved t...

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by nine4nine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 17845

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

This is sad news for me. I usually take the 8am 77W flight in lie flat business class and the flight is always full. Hard to swallow the fact of settling for a 321 with reclining seats and decent IFE or mostly worn out 738 and no IFE now.

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by nine4nine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

Jetblue is loosing money selling all these sub 50 tickets to las and Bay Area. And southwest pr senc is driving yield even lower. Those JFK and bos transcon flights are really low yielding too. What is so precious about these lgb flyers that makes b6 so concerned about ticking them off and loosing ...

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by nine4nine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

B6 should pull out of LGB and reinforce LAX and BUR to capacity. The City of Long Beach is business prohibitive and the airport should be razed. Having a community of fanatical NIMBY's surrounding an airport that has been there before well before most of these people and their parents, it's amazing...

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by nine4nine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30231

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

B6 should pull out of LGB and reinforce LAX and BUR to capacity. The City of Long Beach is business prohibitive and the airport should be razed. Having a community of fanatical NIMBY's surrounding an airport that has been there before well before most of these people and their parents, it's amazing ...

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by nine4nine
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds SAT-ONT/IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 3124

Re: F9 Adds SAT-ONT/IAD

Really surprised they would enter/boost ONT before BUR a more proven secondary airport. ONT fluctuates drastically with the economy.

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by nine4nine
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion

There are some rumblings of KX operating GCM-LAX once the max8 comes online.

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by nine4nine
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9761

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Jet Airways, Wideroe, viva aerobus, scoot, tuiFly, Joon (worst ever!)

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by nine4nine
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11779

Re: First Joon routes announced

What a ridiculously named airline.

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by nine4nine
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces New A321neo Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 595

HA Announces New A321neo Routes

HA40 Kahului (OGG) 1:15pm Departure ⇒ Portland (PDX) 8:25pm Arrival HA39 Portland (PDX) 8:00am Departure ⇒ Kahului (OGG) 12:00pm Arrival (beginning January 19) Los Angeles (LAX) to Kona (KOA) — Beginning March 11, 2018 HA62 Kona (KOA) 3:35pm Departure ⇒ Los Angeles (LAX) 11:55pm Arrival HA61 Los Ang...

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by nine4nine
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4160

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

Alternative parenting is to blame here. There are acceptable forms of behavior by both children and adults and in the last 15 years it's going in a very bad direction. You hardly ever heard of these issues decades ago, mostly just an occasional drunk. But parents need to start reinstating discipline...

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