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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Re: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?

I vacation in Southern New Jersey every summer and numerous times I have seen several aircraft (mostly regionals) originating from New York fly over me at FL050-070. I remember last year seeing a DL CRJ9 flying over the beach really low and was confused when I searched it and its was following its n...

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/te ... 1804190126
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Interesting read:

CMU inks deal to help create 'smartest airport on the planet'
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/te ... 1804190126

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11266

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

This shift in strategy by NK is very intriguing. It seemed like they wanted to provide more capacity on routes with ordering the A320neo and more A321s. Then they decided against selling off some of their A319s and they even acquired two more. And now this possible interest in the E2/C-Series. I'm v...

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 32
Views: 13276

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

Well since it appears that this was a P&W engine involved and not a GE, maybe the conspiracy theorists saying that GE is on a path of destruction will be held at bay. But who am I kidding anyway? With the issues regarding Pratt's GTF having been well-documented lately as well as the UA 772 incid...

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

The JetBlue got rejected for OS so I decided to reduce the sharpening from 35% to 25%. Here is the result below. I think it should be fine but any second opinions would be welcomed. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/0/2/4955207.jpg?v=v4504c91cfe4 Here are three more that I took today a...

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 257
Views: 40223

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Just confirming: 5DK (N692AA) will be the oldest AA aircraft following imminent MD-80 and 763 retirement? AA was using A319 on MIA-SEA which is longer than DFW-UIO. I guess that means MIA-SEA is the longest flight for both A319 and 738? I don't know if AA will use A319 on MIA-SEA again soon. How ma...

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 650
Views: 100513

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

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/WN8870

Possibly with employees on board to help out on-site?
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WN is currently sending a ferry flight DAL-PHL operated by N229WN.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/WN8870

Possibly with employees on board to help out on-site?

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 650
Views: 100513

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

NTSB confirmed she died. WN's website has changed to a broken heart. southwest.com I don't see anything like that on their website. Everything looks normal to me. I see nothing at all. Only the words "Access Denied". The blue, red, and yellow as well as the silver stripes in the Heart hav...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise rejection for a Southwest 737 photo
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Noise rejection for a Southwest 737 photo

Given those conditions, the noise is just way too prevalent no matter what is done to fix it and it's extremely difficult to fix a photo taken on an overcast day anyways. Whenever I'm out taking a photo and it's really overcast, honestly I don't even bother trying to upload it to here after editing....

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 257
Views: 40223

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

What are the longest E145, 738, A319, A320, and A321 routes respectively? Possibly not accurate, but I'll give it a shot... E145: MIA-CLE (938 nm) B738: MIA-SEA (2,367 nm) A319: DFW-UIO (2,239 nm) A320: PHL-SFO (2,191 nm) A321: LAX-LIH (2,272 nm) http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=MIA-CLE,+MIA-SEA,+DFW-UIO...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 650
Views: 100513

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

And here is the apparent damage to one of the windows.
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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 650
Views: 100513

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

Holy cow
Image

Lot's of damage to the engine and some to the wing.

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 650
Views: 100513

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

Saw a report saying jet engine parts went straight through one of the windows and hit a woman. Also caused rapid depressurization.

Pretty terrifying if true.

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5249

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

We currently have L-US A319s and A320s operating our PIT-DFW flights alongside MD-80s. Last month, we had a 738 on CLT-PIT.

I remember looking at FR24 last night and seeing DFW-JAX on a L-US A320 and DFW-BOS on a L-US A321 while also seeing a 738 operating CLT-STL/IAH.

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 232
Views: 41601

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

other than n834ae and n853ae, what other e140 are still in old american paint? I saw 800 and 833 at DFW. (Was on 800, 833 was next door on the stinger.) I also got a partial, either 815 or 816. (I'm sure about the 81 part, just not sure about the last digit. It was hard to make out in the evening t...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 257
Views: 40223

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

What are the longest E145, 738, A319, A320, and A321 routes respectively? Possibly not accurate, but I'll give it a shot... E145: MIA-CLE (938 nm) B738: MIA-SEA (2,367 nm) A319: DFW-UIO (2,239 nm) A320: PHL-SFO (2,191 nm) A321: LAX-LIH (2,272 nm) http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=MIA-CLE,+MIA-SEA,+DFW-UIO...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It was previously mentioned WN would be adding a second flight to both BNA and STL on Sundays. Looking at the BNA schedule they quietly added a second flight daily (both ways) through early June, and for May and early June they have 3 flights on Sundays going PIT-BNA and 4 (!!!) going BNA-PIT. I'm ...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Why hasn't anyone identified the fact that Delta has a monopoly on the PIT - MSP route? Delta is the ONLY airline that has a direct flight. As a result there are no cheap flights from MSP to PIT unless you want to fly through Chicago (SWA). Even going the cheap route through Chicago, you still have...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The QR Cargo flight is now being paired with ORD instead of ATL. http://www.qrcargo.com/docs/03.Summer%2018%20Freighter%20Schedule%20Issue%203%20-%20Effective%201st%20May%202018%20to%2027th%20Oct%202018.pdf Sounds like an effort to try and make the flight perfom better than it has been lately.

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by Runway28L
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Well it looks like DL is dropping their paltry PIT-MCO flight as it's being zeroed out in OAG for August. Also checked DL's website for February (the other month it operates) and nothing turns up. Extremely unsurprising as it was 1x weekly on a CRJ and yields must've been trash with WN, NK, F9, and ...

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by Runway28L
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Ok, I removed the ones that weren't good and replaced them with 4 more that I have left over: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/5/1/4950157.jpg?v=v4df140478ec http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/6/1/4950163.jpg?v=v45f8e2b11a8 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/...

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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Anything regarding these? http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/7/4/4944473.jpg?v=v4c189657c9c http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/1/5/4944511.jpg?v=v48ac1731aa2 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/1/5/4944513.jpg?v=v4eeae1d7357 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/a...

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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

As for the WN, the second image is definitely better, but I tend to agree that it looks a little blurry/marginal. This should've been mentioned upon first screening though and I'm sorry we wasted your time by failing to do that. It's ok, Kas. :) Looking at the image in full size, I didn't notice an...

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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A couple interesting things from the Draft Environmental Assessment just released, specifically on page 145. - In 2019 "Northfield" taxiways will be extended. Not sure what this could be, but "Northfield" was previously used to describe the area occupied by the vacant PIT Intern...

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 4af3c4a268

Now sitting here really confused :(
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Ok so I went back and fixed the WN 738 and placed it back into priority explaining the changes I made. And it instantly gets rejected again, but this time for "Blurry".
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 4af3c4a268

Now sitting here really confused :(

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder which routes OneJet could upgrade to the E135 that are currently being flown by the Hawkers. :scratchchin:

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by Runway28L
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

I had two priority adds in the queue (a recent delivery and a new operator) and both were rejected. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/5/4/4944457.jpg?v=v4c15970f78b -High Contrast, Underexposed, and Oversharpened http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/6/4/4944463.jpg?v=v4b804e...

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

ncflyer wrote:
Why would it have to do with anything? cDG is not slot constrained.

I guess it would free up an extra 763 but that's kind of a moot point as all airlines already have excesss widebody capacity on deck during the winter when widebody utilization is usually lower.

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Curious, is PIT seeing any regular 757 passenger service these days on routes? Currently there aren't any pax 757s scheduled into here. Sometimes DL will send one in from ATL in the summer. But from what I've seen lately on Delta's website, PIT-ATL will be MD-88s, MD-90s, and B739s this summer. If ...

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Curious, is PIT seeing any regular 757 passenger service these days on routes? Currently there aren't any pax 757s scheduled into here. Sometimes DL will send one in from ATL in the summer. But from what I've seen lately on Delta's website, PIT-ATL will be MD-88s, MD-90s, and B739s this summer. Doe...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Also, any idea why the 171st ARW lately has seen KC-135s from other bases visiting for a few days? In January, they had a Seymour-Johnson one at Atlantic then at the 171st ramp for about a week. Last month I caught an Ohio ANG working the pattern with a STEEL callsign. And yesterday a friend of mine...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Curious, is PIT seeing any regular 757 passenger service these days on routes? Currently there aren't any pax 757s scheduled into here. Sometimes DL will send one in from ATL in the summer. But from what I've seen lately on Delta's website, PIT-ATL will be MD-88s, MD-90s, and B739s this summer. Doe...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?
Replies: 16
Views: 2646

Re: What is origin of Spirit's NK IATA code?

That's really funny. I was just about to make a thread asking the same question as I've also been curious as to why Spirit uses NK.

Would love to find out why as well. :)

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 6519

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

At my home airport PIT, up until 2016 we had a DL 752 to CDG on a seasonal basis. So far for 2018 we will have: DL 763 to CDG (seasonal) DE 763 to FRA (seasonal) WW A320neo/A321 to KEF QR 77F to LUX Hopefully I can catch the QR 77F again but unfortunately it arrives very early in the morning and it'...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Thanks Kas for the feedback. I've pulled both images from the queue. I just had this rejection that I'm really confused about: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/3/8/4932833.jpg?v=v4631d0fc36f Rejected for Oversharpened. Yet this photo below was accepted which I took 5 minutes before th...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 170
Views: 33599

Re: WN livery repaints

http://twitter.com/southwestair/status/ ... 46304?s=21
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Florida One has the new Heart livery tailfin.
http://twitter.com/southwestair/status/ ... 46304?s=21

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising comparative distances between airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: Surprising comparative distances between airports?

BOS-MIA (1,093nm) is further than MIA-PTY (1,001nm). http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=BOS-MIA-PTY&MS=wls&DU=nm MIA is also closer to the capital cities of Cuba and the Bahamas than it is to Florida's own capital city. MIA-HAV: 204nm MIA-NAS: 160nm MIA-TLH: 350nm http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=MIA-...

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by Runway28L
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Thanks guys for the input. I've removed the FedEx from the queue. If the Spirit is marginal then I may do the same for that one.

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by Runway28L
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Here are F9's average load factors out of PIT for 2017. Pulled from the Frontier 2017 Total Load Factors thread.

PIT … MCO … 80.5% … 76.81643836
...DEN … 78.9% … 66.12876712
...LAS … 75.8% … 103.2246575
PIT Total … … 78.0% … 246.169863


Not too bad. To be honest, I expected worse.

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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70672

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Seems like AA is going for a nearly all-Boeing widebody fleet with the exception of the A332s of course. I'm really surprised they went with the 788 and not the 78J. Wonder if AA have some sort of expansion plans in the works with these new aircraft. AA after all could fill some existing holes that ...

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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6524

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

B6 has decided to go with a high-risk, high-reward choice. After all, ignoring the major issues that plague the GTF, it's still has the performance and efficientcy advantages over the CFM LEAP. They must be confident in the GTF issues being sorted out by the time they have their NEOs in operation. A...

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by Runway28L
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 5a0ae8e21d
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 4c2fe43ffb
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Any chance of these photos making it? Lighting wasn't the best and tried hard to make the best possible adjustments.
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 5a0ae8e21d
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 4c2fe43ffb

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by Runway28L
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out

I take any ranking, let alone this one, with a grain of salt. Personally, I'll just consider my prior experience with an airline when judging them.

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6241

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

Delta does indeed still have some of those TWA 752s and the majority of them operate JFK-Transcon, but also JFK-TATL, BOS-SFO/DUB, DCA-LAX, and RDU-CDG in the winter IINM. Delta also has a few TWA 717s that AirTran had acquired many years ago. You can tell if one is an AirTran original (-2BD) or a T...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

As far as the rest of the schedule goes, glad to see the thinner routes such as STL and BNA do very well. No wonder WN drove OneJet off of the BNA route. The only explanation I have for that large gap for MSY is just the service being Sunday-only. Seems that the outbound pax were inconvenienced more...

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by Runway28L
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I feel like the most surprising to me is how low their loads are to BWI (I know they have alot of frequencies). Also its crazy that even with so much competition on MCO they are getting a respectable load factor. WN seems to have cut back their schedule to MCO in recent years, ever since G4, F9, an...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7315

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

I love the new NK livery. It sure stands out whenever you see it! I saw one of the NEOs recently, N902NK, is it Meir are some of the NEOs already showing signs of fading? Well some of the NEO's were grounded for many weeks on at least 2 separate occasions due to issues with the GTF. Maybe sitting o...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 55356

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I saw today that the airport was using 28R and 32 for arrivals this afternoon while 28L was being used for departures. This is because there's taxiway construction being done on Bravo 1 and it's safer to have 28R take arrivals rather than departures. I noticed that 28C was used absolutely zero times...

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by Runway28L
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 162
Views: 3972

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Condor: underexposed, bit sharp, marginal quality Qatar: oversharpened American: CW rotation needed The C130 is OK for me for a new frame. New regs qualify for priority screening Thank you for your feedback, Kas. I forgot to mention for the AA E175... I used the building to the far left that's just...

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