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by KICT
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?
Replies: 39
Views: 5305

Re: Did the DeHaviland Comet ever fly in the US?

What was the routing for the AR JFK service? Surely they stopped for fuel somewhere.

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by KICT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86385

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

phatfarmlines wrote:
So the learning from this crash will be adding keys to the ignition for all aircraft.

You think the mechanics won't have access to the keys? Give me a break.

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by KICT
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers

Delta's dispatchers are union and they're the most profitable airline in the world. Good for WestJet's dispatchers!

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by KICT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 60
Views: 9393

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

The chickens are finally coming home to roost, eh?

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean
Replies: 21
Views: 1278

Re: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean

SFB has service to South America on Suriname Air.

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3959

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

abauds201 wrote:
KICT wrote:
Delta flew JAX-LAX ~10 years ago on the 737-800. It was a non-rev dream to get between the coasts. I think we'll see that route return eventually.


By "non-rev dream" are you saying the flight was always empty?

Basically yes.

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3959

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Delta flew JAX-LAX ~10 years ago on the 737-800. It was a non-rev dream to get between the coasts. I think we'll see that route return eventually.

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by KICT
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?
Replies: 21
Views: 3103

Re: Did United ever fly JFK-MIA?

What equipment was on MIA-MCO?

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by KICT
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3237

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

Some here may be interested in knowing that shortly after the 777 arrived at Delta in the late 90s, there was a major dispute re: pilot pay with the 777. The first few frames actually sat idle for a while while the dispute was sorted out. Basically, Delta wanted to pay 777 pilots less than the MD-11...

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by KICT
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX only destinations
Replies: 19
Views: 2214

Re: AA PHX only destinations

86hoya wrote:
Here are three off the top of my head

BFL - Bakersfield (used to be served on a DFW-SBA-BFL-DFW round-robin in the early 90s with an MD80
YUM - Yuma
FLG - Flagstaff


AA serves FLG from LAX and PHX.

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by KICT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15730

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

Because Delta is awesome. That's why.

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by KICT
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA's runway 9-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1808

Re: TPA's runway 9-27

Even the BA 777 has used it before.

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by KICT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld
Replies: 14
Views: 3749

Re: AirBerlin to Leave Oneworld

Ah yes, another solid thread. Sometimes I wonder if bots are posting regurgitated news articles here.

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by KICT
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping the first A380
Replies: 17
Views: 6877

Re: Scapping the first A380

No special accommodation. It will be flown to a scrap yard. The engines will be removed immediately and the cabin fully parted-out in a matter of weeks. All repairables will be remarketed. A month later the airframe will be reduced to rubble and sold to junk yards for scrap.

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by KICT
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

A Boeing spokesman dismissed the agreement as a “questionable deal between two state-subsidized competitors” to try to skirt a recent U.S. trade finding against the CSeries. This repeated shtick from Boeing really is getting old. Boeing is perhaps *the* single-most "state-subsidized" comp...

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by KICT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16486

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

There seems to be a pissing contest between 2 posters above with accusations of fake news. Just a fact check: Over the last year, B6 has been at or near the bottom for on time arrivals. That is not fake news. You just have to google DOT on time stats and read the report. There are a lot of reasons ...

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by KICT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?
Replies: 54
Views: 5940

Re: Will WN go with the bigger 737s?

The main issue for them would be additional flight attendants. For some reason, southwest prefers to “keep it simple” in this area. They would have no trouble with filling many -10 max but the staffing (and ensuing boarding group changes I guess) might be a real drawback. This is fine. The real air...

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by KICT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21254

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Bombardier is a cluster of a company, I know this first hand. I reckon it is worth more in parts than as a whole. The C-Series should be sold to either Airbus or Boeing (this is the only thing that will save the program). The CRJ line, now merely lipstick on a 1970s era pig, needs to be put to pastu...

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by KICT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a "737-5 MAX"?
Replies: 20
Views: 3885

Re: How about a "737-5 MAX"?

Boeing just needs to buy one of these companies out. Gobble up Bombardier's C-Series or takeover Embraer. Sh*t or get off the pot.

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by KICT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 2890

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

I for one hope that Southwest is not involved *at all* with the development of the 797. The 737NG could have been much, much more advanced (e.g. 777) than it ended up being, were it not for WN and their backwards thinking in the cockpit.

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by KICT
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11534

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

They canceled the order, no longer deferred. I worked for Delta during the merger in flight operations. I'm well aware of this. By the way, what does that have to do with my original point? They were wise to avoid being the guinea pigs for Boeing for the 787's teething issues, just as they were wis...

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by KICT
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 11534

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

Not sure what engine type NW ordered originally, but deferring the 787 orders is increasingly looking like a very wise move on part of post-merger Delta management.

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by KICT
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of TR-KPR, ex-GZZZD VIP B777?
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: Status of TR-KPR, ex-GZZZD VIP B777?

Nice, evasive indeed. Thanks for the find.

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by KICT
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of TR-KPR, ex-GZZZD VIP B777?
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Status of TR-KPR, ex-GZZZD VIP B777?

This aircraft has an interesting history. It was one of the original BA 777s, ex-GZZZD (one of the few to never make it out of the Landor colors). Last decade, it was converted into VIP use by an outfit at Wallops Island, VA (of all places) where it sat impounded for nearly 7 years. Finally, the bil...

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by KICT
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of airline service at Naples, FL
Replies: 37
Views: 5238

Re: History of airline service at Naples, FL

I could be mistaken, but I believe Comair flew MCO-APF on the EMB-120 in the 1990s at the height of the Delta MCO hub.

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by KICT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7509

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

Doesn't VX have a contract in Lake Charles for their Airbus maintenance?

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by KICT
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 29
Views: 18836

Re: A340 To be scrapped

A340s has been scrapped progressively for over a decade now. Why is this single airframe noteworthy?

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by KICT
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7509

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

How is April 25, 2018 "soon"?

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by KICT
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7716

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

VCEflyboy wrote:
The desert I'm afraid


All of the 717s that ended up with Delta went "to the desert" briefly before coming online with Delta.

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by KICT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many CSeries Firm orders are really firm?
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

Re: How many CSeries Firm orders are really firm?

If the Delta order does in fact fall through, this will effectively end Bombardier I believe. A shame, really. Delta already has the simulator installed and is actively training pilots.

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by KICT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
You can bet that's going to change very soon.

How much are we betting? Also, why? Is AC a jobs program of the Canadian government, too?

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by KICT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

What a disgraceful decision. If canadian government purchases anything from Boeing in the next 10 years, they should be voted out immediately. And I am not flying WestJet as long as they have their all Boeing fleet. This is cute, considering Air Canada is slowly becoming an all Boeing fleet as we s...

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by KICT
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96871

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Update your resumes now, BBD folks.

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by KICT
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14535

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

B6+VX was the only way forward for JetBlue. Now, the writing is on the wall.

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by KICT
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14535

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

B6 will be gone within 5 years. They are cornered with nowhere to expand.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9431

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

I'm not sure why people who wave the flag of America's Confederate traitors are also the ones raging about protests during the national anthem.

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by KICT
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TTN and HVN Jet Bridges
Replies: 23
Views: 3254

Re: TTN and HVN Jet Bridges

Where does Norwegian park at BDL?

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by KICT
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 33
Views: 6668

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Since when is AF1 a civilian aircraft?

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by KICT
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10075

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

jfklganyc wrote:
Man are you spot on! 100% accurate assessment.

B6's fate was sealed once they lost out to AS regarding VX. B6 is cornered, and they know it. They're about to get "AirTran'd"; by who, is anyone's guess, although I have my suspicions. Hint: it's an airline without a NYC hub.

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by KICT
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Youngstown Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3088

Re: Future of Youngstown Airport?

Why does every airport in the Midwest need airline service? And why do local governments keep throwing money

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by KICT
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10075

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file.

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by KICT
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 11034

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

EYW, only via CLT, DCA, and MIA currently.

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by KICT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13288

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

ARN is a market that Delta has came and went multiple times over the years. Why can't they make it work?

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by KICT
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 3686

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Do Europeans complain about everything? The USA makes up about 40% of departures per day globally. It should be no surprise that it makes up a large percentage of the content as well. Other large markets like China are engineered and controlled by a regulator, so there isn't much to discuss. You sa...

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by KICT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 41
Views: 5275

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

I miss the good ol' days when investigative reporters were actually investigating things like organized crime. In all seriousness, if WN can make ICT work, surely FAT has a chance.

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by KICT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 34447

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

They went via HNL, I know that much.

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by KICT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA domestic routes that still see the 757
Replies: 18
Views: 3719

Re: AA domestic routes that still see the 757

The 757 is a dead airplane long term, which is a shame. AA is currently scrapping the old HP 757 simulator, truly the end of an era. From what I understand, the only 757s that will be left flying are the ones with the flat-panel cockpit upgrades.

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by KICT
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Galaxy re-engine?
Replies: 13
Views: 2630

Re: C-5 Galaxy re-engine?

Since when is the C-5 a civilian aircraft?

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