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by F27500
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair To Purchase 737-700
Replies: 13
Views: 3094

Re: Bahamasair To Purchase 737-700

I heard that UP has no cabin service whatsoever on their flights. Is this true? They operate segments that surely should have at least a beverage service. What is provided on their IAH route?

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by F27500
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations
Replies: 14
Views: 2483

Re: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations

Cape Air with Cessna 402s. Everyone on here wets themselves with excitement over Cape Air announcements, it seems.

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by F27500
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8005

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

… I hate when that happens.

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by F27500
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8005

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Excuse me …. can I get my bag back ??

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by F27500
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7130

Re: PSA Outage

I hate when that happens.

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by F27500
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6387

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

Its absolutely amazing to see how Iceland has exploded in the past several years. I remember back as recently as the 80s when your only option to get to Iceland was to that old Quonset hut Keflavik terminal on Icelandair in a DC8 or 727 (or an F27 into REK from the Faeroe Islands!). Beautiful place ...

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by F27500
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12089

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I boarded an Eastern L1011 at Hartford-BDL via airstairs in 1976 …. and in Orlando in 1977 (old terminal)

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by F27500
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7144

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Classy operation. Just like when they abandoned an entire plane load of pax in Mexico at the end of winter after a supposed wx cancellation … but then justified telling these pax to find their own way home "because it was a seasonal service that had ended for the year" and they had no plan...

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by F27500
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11812

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

N656PA, the Pan Am 747-121 operating flight 73 the day of the Karachi hijacking in 1986, was returned to service with some very obviously patched bullet holes in the cabin interior. Ummm really? Are there any pictures or citations for that? I've read elsewhere that PanAm patched up the airplane in ...

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by F27500
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11812

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families following your logic then... a road where someone died in a car accident should be closed off permenently.. a hospital should be closed and ...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11812

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families following your logic then... a road where someone died in a car accident should be closed off permenently.. a hospital should be closed and ...

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 30
Views: 3889

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

another genius one was PWM-MBS-APF...since discontined..but...seriously??? HUH???? Portland-Saginaw-Naples You sure about that? http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382511&start=200 not sure if its posting properly since Im doing it from my little phone. its in the A.Net thre...

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 30
Views: 3889

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

another genius one was PWM-MBS-APF...since discontined..but...seriously???

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News on Silver ATR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: ANY NEWS on SILVER ATR.....?

They received the first one, that ferried (thru South America) a few months ago. Have they received additional frames ? I did know about their PR disaster in HSV however expected introduction of new airplane to be smoother....Looking for ANY other info?? curious..what was their PR disaster in HSV a...

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 30
Views: 3889

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

Balloonchaser wrote:
I would love to see them come back to ISP. But after what happened, I doubt they would even dare come back

what happened in ISP?

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 30
Views: 3889

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

There is some SERIOUS crack smoking going on at the HQ of this bizarre little operation.

Its like some little kid is sitting in front of a map, sticking pins in and then shaking them all off 5 minutes later. Who is funding this silly mess?

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU Suspends Domestic Flights Until At Least September.
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: CU Suspends Domestic Flights Until At Least September.

why arent their friends The Russians jumping in to help?

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by F27500
Fri May 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 31
Views: 10713

Re: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

oldannyboy wrote:
Gritty Philly never ceases to amaze me. This would be unthinkable in Europe.

Don't get me wrong: I still love Philly but boy, what a gritty place it is!


"gritty" ... uh .. more like another word that rhymes with it .. .

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by F27500
Fri May 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 5997

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

She was down at Charlie's gettn drunk! ATTAGIRL !!

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by F27500
Fri May 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4007

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

WE did a RT BDL-MYR on Spirit last year and expected it to be bad. It was pretty decent. Fare was amazing ($145 RT) and even though the seats were tight, they were perfectly OK for a 90 minute flight .. which ran on time both ways. Crews were nice, plane was clean. That having been said, though .. I...

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by F27500
Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2135

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

FLL-SJU in an ATR42 ??

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by F27500
Wed May 02, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3884

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

Indeed a scary situation. It looks like the flight was delayed for almost 8 hours, departing OVD just after midnight: https://www.google.com/search?q=V7+3831&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS761US761&oq=V7+3831+&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ... with a different airplane, I ho...

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by F27500
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 5763

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

How do they keep crews when they shift so drastically around like this ?

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by F27500
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Replies: 33
Views: 6645

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

Airlines (and governments of the other countries involved) should just tell China to get over themselves. And if China decides to screw with airlines from particular countries? Fine. Then we just retaliate. Chinese carriers no longer fly here. Siimple.

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by F27500
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22007

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

AOMlover wrote:
It looks like the heart of the flower is shaped like the face of a woman:
Image


.... who has blood pouring out of her neck. very cheerful! (and a rip off of HA with the "face in a flower" motif.

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by F27500
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7825

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

The flight attendant position is (and will always be) linked to the earlier “stewardess” days when it WAS all about service, friendliness, personality and looks. Certainly its not any more. That, and the fact that airlines do still expect their FAs to provide beverage/food service to its customers. ...

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by F27500
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9515

Re: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

I don't see any airline giving up valuable cargo space in order to put nooky-bunks in for passengers. Bad idea -- no one will buy it.

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by F27500
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3467

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

And hopefully the airline "surprises" them with the breathylizer daily from this point on. Eh?

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by F27500
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11562

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying.

More real quality from Russia.

Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s.

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by F27500
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3064

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

And yet the merge of Continental - PeoplExpress - New York Air all at the same time .. that went GREAT huh!?! ;) ;)

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by F27500
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18165

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

Bozeman, Montana ... theres a biggy. .. . why ?

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by F27500
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3716

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 the...

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by F27500
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS (OO) drops DAL-DCA/LGA in October
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: AS (OO) drops DAL-DCA/LGA in October

Silly routes for them anyway - -they were just desperation routes Virgin America was trying as they were gasping for breath.

No reason AS would keep themselves on silliness like DAL-LGA/DCA .. esp with WN right there doing it too ---

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by F27500
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5743

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

Ohhhh now .. he was just bein friendly !

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by F27500
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20181

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

Absolutely NOTHING about that idiotic "livery" says ITALY.

All white -- cheesy font .. and what looks like blue and purple specks that someone vomited up all over the tail ... that's sad .... that's all they could come up with ?

Another one with no branding. Bravo.

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by F27500
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ~ Karibu tena ~ Air France | Paris – Nairobi Inaugural | B789
Replies: 12
Views: 5654

Re: ~ Karibu tena ~ Air France | Paris – Nairobi Inaugural | B789

Fantastic report. Yours are always amazing. Love the pics and all the detail you provide. I know its a lot of work putting one of these together and when such an interesting trip, route & set of carriers and aircraft come along, its a must-read. Great job and please keep them coming ! You never ...

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by F27500
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14314

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Another all-white bore.

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by F27500
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 21095

Re: 787 Scrapping

Weird to see .. so soon! That one didn't see any airline service, did it ?

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by F27500
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

Another silly waste -- no one buys (or trusts) Russian planes any more -- plus reconstituting an old model with maybe some new engines? Who would be fooled by that? The 96 was a flop to begin with.

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by F27500
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8395

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Nah .. too late. They've lost too much traction in both. JetBlue and Delta would mop the floor with AA now if they tried stepping it back up.

Bye, AA ... go enjoy PHL.

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by F27500
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13484

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

... And then .. they lived. The plane landed. After they texted "Goodbye Mama I wuv you" messages ... and screamed and carried on and tweeted they were on a crashing plane, blah blah blah ...

Then ... they landed. Wonder how many feel a little silly now ?

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by F27500
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5352

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Though, HP and US never really merged before in all those years, so I wouldn't expect this one to go quickly either

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by F27500
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 75
Views: 13752

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

Yea, this has "success" written all over it, right ?

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by F27500
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11047

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

BOS is kinda surprising *WS BOS-YUL JUL 2>0 AUG 2>0 SEP 2>0 OCT 2.0>0 NOV 1.9>0 DEC 1.9>0 *WS DFW-YYC JUL 1.0>0 AUG 1.0>0 SEP 1.0>0 OCT 0.9>0 *WS ORD-YYC JUL 0.8>0 AUG 0.9>0 SEP 0.9>0 OCT 0.7>0 Shall we look for DL to file BOS-YUL next week? Remember back in the 70s/80s, Delta flying L-1011s on it ?

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by F27500
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 10177

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

There actually needs to be 3 levels of coach? Why?

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by F27500
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21288

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

What a sleazy, trashy way to handle your passengers. "Sorry .. end of season .. no more flights scheduled" ..... what ??

You don't just strand a plane load (2, really) of your own pax in a foreign country and tell them to pay their own way back.

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by F27500
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to start BNA-SYR & BNA-PIE
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Allegiant to start BNA-SYR & BNA-PIE

BNA-SYR. Uhhhh ... why ?

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by F27500
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IcelandAir diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 3292

Re: IcelandAir diverting

MSP ---- yea ... great place for a hub.

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