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by ilovelamp
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 69
Views: 10682

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

These were a part of a previous order and are scheduled to replace the older 700s at SkyWest.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 69
Views: 10682

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Delta needs more RJ's for focus city expansions, as adds at CVG/RDU/AUS/IND/BOS (and apparently now BNA) have been on hold until the CSeries arrive to displace larger RJ's. While most of these will probably be used to replace some of the older RJ's, the quick timing should allow them to bridge the ...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 6990

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

With that said, any one able to comment on pilot pay on a 747-400 vs. a 773? Using a UA seat map for 744 vs. current AA 773 it ranges from 64 - 94 seats difference. Not a small amount but at fares today I could see a difference in pay being an additional hurdle that those seats don't make up for, e...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 25
Views: 5434

Re: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

So glad I usually fly on that "cattle-call, low service" WN rather than the "full service" AA. And yes if you subcontract to another airline to save money but have your name all over their planes you are still responsible. And I'm a million miler at AA, but now avoid them unless...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 190
Views: 18702

David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Something inside me thinks Neeleman stalks these A.net boards because this is the perfect wet dream for a lot of posters here. [emoji3] Seriously, I’ll say it again, I have major doubts this is the right time to launch any new carrier unless acquisitions or mergers are in the near future. The next ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 25
Views: 5434

Re: GRound stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

Multi-day computer issues for PSA.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 190
Views: 18702

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Something inside me thinks Neeleman stalks these A.net boards because this is the perfect wet dream for a lot of posters here. :) Seriously, I’ll say it again, I have major doubts this is the right time to launch any new carrier unless acquisitions or mergers are in the near future. The next 5-10 ye...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 190
Views: 18702

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

And where do they plan on getting pilots? With all of the movement the legacy and majors will be seeing in the next 10 years, I doubt many pilots, even those at a regional or other LCCs, will take the risk to work there.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7137

Re: PSA Cancelations

I remember Delta getting bludgeoned for going back to its agreement with AA in he last year. You’d think AA would now be Delta’s new best friend. Without that back in place, can you imagine the bigger chaos that would be for AA?

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Artwork at ATL
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: Artwork at ATL

I think between B and C or C and D there’s an entire Atlanta history motif from its first founding to the 2000s.

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 15415

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

3 degrees nose down for 10 seconds. Incident: Qantas A388 and Qantas A388 over Pacific on Jun 10th 2018, wake turbulence causes altitude deviation http://avherald.com/h?article=4b9da5b2 Three degrees? That doesn't exactly sound like much Most airliners cruise at 1-3 degrees nose up depending on the...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18543

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

Delta actually has about 560 too many pilots right now and is paying them not to fly (sit at home for 25 hours pay and full bennies and continue on seniority list) this summer season. You haven’t given all the info for real perspective. This part of your post is true only if pilots bid for them. I’...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8654

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

DPJ has been used during IROPS situations before. Other than that, there’s no major link between the two companies and their pax.

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 6217

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

787s and some 777s fly up to FL430 all the time.

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 50433

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I’ve been in several ex-NW 757 that had the previous generation AVOD system, so not only did DL not replace it in 73G and 738 that had it, it recycled it from 757 (and maybe 763) that were retired from active service. Ironically, a few of the planes that has the recycled previous generation system ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 365
Views: 50433

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I’ve been in several ex-NW 757 that had the previous generation AVOD system, so not only did DL not replace it in 73G and 738 that had it, it recycled it from 757 (and maybe 763) that were retired from active service. Ironically, a few of the planes that has the recycled previous generation system ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6957

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

Noise wrote:
I've said this before and I'll say this again - animals shouldn't be allowed on planes.


That should apply to some of the human variety, too!

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6957

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

That may be true, but that doesn't change the fact that nowhere in the OP's article did it state that it happened in DTW. I didn't go looking at schedules. However, the second article I posted stated it was in DTW. We all know DL pads their schedule and it's common for flights to arrive 15-20 mins ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Hard to imagine any pilot knowingly flying through a cell like that. Im guessing the weather must have developed before the radar sweep could tell them. The most likely scenario is they were lured into a gap that filled in or at least became saturated by hail which isn’t shown on weather radar. The...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Aircraft appears to be A319 N806AW. Routing per FlightAware. You can see the flight went through the yellow cell and came really close to that big red cell as well as multiple go-arounds at ELP likely due to their poor visibility. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1897/history/20180604/0000Z/KS...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Some information from pax on twitter: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=aa1897&src=typd Looks like hail and severe turbulence. Look at the profile on the flight aware link for altitude and airspeed you’ll see a descent from FL340 to about FL321 then a climb back up ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

flyguy84 wrote:
So sounds like a technical problem


I’d say 3 shattered windows is a technical problem [emoji3]

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19680

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

iyerhari wrote:
Another question that could be asked is “What should DL do to close the gap with AA” - they have solid dominant hubs and keen to build themselves at BOS and SEA as their next hubs...


What gap does Delta need to close with AA? Inquiring minds want to know.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

They had to have a hail encounter. He just said they had limited forward visibility.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8643

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

I’m listening on liveatc.net and the ARFF trucks have been rolled and are waiting for them to land. I started listening after they checked on with Approach so I didn’t catch their explanation of what’s wrong.

They are burning fuel to get under their landing weight.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6957

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

I don't see anywhere in the article the OP linked that states the dog died in DTW. It only says the time it was found dead - between 8am and 8:30am - which could have been the arrival into EWR. Feel free to show me where in OP's article it says it died in DTW. The latest article I state confirms th...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6957

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

This story is getting more bizarre. Looks like the dog made it fine on the initial PHX-DTW leg, but at some point as they waited on their connection in DTW the dog died in the cargo facility. During the layover in Detroit, Alejandro was held in a cargo facility. "There was a stop in Detroit at...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6957

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

This story is getting more bizarre. Looks like the dog made it fine on the initial PHX-DTW leg, but at some point as they waited on their connection in DTW the dog died in the cargo facility. During the layover in Detroit, Alejandro was held in a cargo facility. "There was a stop in Detroit at...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Approach Departure Configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 835

ATL Approach Departure Configuration

Some ATL local may be able to tell you when the taxiway around the departure end of 26R went in. Since then, west flow is more efficient and safer and is the preferred calm weather configuration. East flow is most common in IMC conditions and early mornings (redeye and South America arrivals). The ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK
Replies: 60
Views: 10015

Re: Aeromexico to take legal action against EK

s Utter rubbish . Much more importantly European passengers travelling to Mexico should boycott the anti competitive US3 We are talking about AM. What does this have to do with the US3? Delta = AM The US3 are pure poison and anticompetitive , a lot of EU traffic to Mexico funnels via the nasty US3 ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu May 31, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4370

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

n471wn wrote:
We live in Calif and no one goes to jail for anything involving marijuana


Good thing the person violated federal laws with regard to smoking on board an aircraft.

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by ilovelamp
Tue May 29, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36565

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I’m assuming JFK service. If so, will it be back on the LR or can the A350 make it? JFK Distance: 7,789.62 mi A350 makes it Yes but the A350 is a Detroit based aircraft how do you route it in and out of JFK. Certainly Delta is not going to add DTW-JFK on an A350 just to feed this route. Count on it...

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by ilovelamp
Tue May 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36565

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

In the celebration at the museum, Ed stated it would be from one of the east coast hubs. I'm assuming it would be JFK or ATL. Much to the dismay of the DTW crowd. Ed says a lot of stuff that never materializes but suit the ocastion Have to agree with klm on this. Lots of people still recall Ed sayi...

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by ilovelamp
Sun May 20, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX
Replies: 7
Views: 4688

Re: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX

Ionosphere wrote:
It's amazing how some airlines have such bad luck in certain cities; ie. TWA in FCO.


Comair and Endeavor. Not even remotely the same airline. All they had in common is the mainline partner they were flying for.

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by ilovelamp
Sun May 20, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot pay: twins vs quads
Replies: 8
Views: 1183

Re: Pilot pay: twins vs quads

Range and payload all lead to the revenue the aircraft can generate. From there, the pilots' slice is calculated. No specific formula but it’s determined through contract negotiations or set by management at non-union shops.

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4494

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Is there a separate switch for the tail illumination lights (managed by the cockpit), or are they on the same circuit as the other navigation lights? I mean, you wouldn't see the tail illumination int the daytime, but I can't imagine there's a "turn on tail illumination lights" in the pre...

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4494

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Is there a separate switch for the tail illumination lights (managed by the cockpit), or are they on the same circuit as the other navigation lights? I mean, you wouldn't see the tail illumination int the daytime, but I can't imagine there's a "turn on tail illumination lights" in the pre...

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4494

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Mostly for brand recognition but certainly could help both local ATC and pilots with visual contact. I’ve seen some have the lights imbedded on the top side of the horizontal stabilizers. The 717 (maybe the 88/90s, too?) uses lights on the wing tips. On the CRJ-200 they are on the engine fairing bet...

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by ilovelamp
Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1540

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

I guess his shadow has a few holes in it now.

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by ilovelamp
Wed May 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13580

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

It seems to me like WN planes taxi on the ground faster than legacy carriers. Is it just me or is this actually true? Definitely true. Their block times are typically a few minutes less gate to gate than other flights on the same city pair so they have to move faster. For any WN pilots in this thre...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26870

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

cessna2 wrote:
Looks like its been confirmed that LAX will be the 2nd CS100 base. The LAX 717 base will be closing in the next 18-24 months.


Where was this confirmed?

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3681

Re: Deadheading Pilots

I travel fairly often by air within the United States and it seems like on every flight I take there is at least one uniformed pilot on every flight in the passenger cabin that is deadheading somewhere. In addition I imagine there are often pilots who are also traveling out of uniform. When pilots ...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3681

Re: Deadheading Pilots

Man I'm just poking fun, don't take it so seriously. Every airline has "that" guy who thinks he's God's gift to aviation. It isn't free either, they are paying a lot for those seats! Absolutely right...every airline has its knuckleheads. However, you put that label on the entire pilot gro...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 6839

Re: Republics CSeries Order

Those of you that think scope is going to be relaxed at the Big 3 have not paid attention to the contracts of late, the negotiations or the current market for pilots. There is a reason the lid is set at 76 seats/86,000 pounds, its called SCOPE CHOKE. The pilots want those planes flown at the main l...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10931

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Another thought is it’s better to get this done before the summer flying season, lest there would probably be even more flights affected.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26870

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

gsg013 wrote:
If you look at a number of December and November dates have multiple 757-200 BNA-ATL... I believe they are doing this to come back at NW for entering the market.

Look at 12/6 for example:
5x: 757-200
5x MD-88


The 757s start just a couple weeks after SWA enters the market in August.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117690

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

dtw2hyd wrote:
Ten injured, one critical.

Also, FR24 showing N772SW doing BNA-LGA(WN2093) was diverted to JRB this morning. Maybe a data glitch.


JRB is a heliport, so yeah, obviously a glitch.

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by ilovelamp
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?

Humor me if this is a dumb question -- I live near the approach/departure path for PHL. Usually the airport is in west flow, but if the winds are coming from the east then they shift to east flow. However, it seems as if cloudy / rainy days frequently correspond to east flow. I am not sure if the w...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 71194

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Another good point. And, DL is dealing with the new WN competition on BNA-ATL by dumping capacity into that route. What do you mean by this? I count 5 757s in the DL schedule on most November weekdays. It has been a decade or more since there was more than one. It looks like this starts in late Aug...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1267
Views: 71194

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

What do you mean by this? I count 5 757s in the DL schedule on most November weekdays. It has been a decade or more since there was more than one. Wow, I hadn’t realized they were upgauging that extremely. Are they decreasing frequency as they upgauge aircraft? It doesn’t appear so. Also remember t...

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