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by FlyingElvii
Mon May 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 48
Views: 9233

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

CIDFlyer wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
An obvious response to G4 going to VPS.



huh?? G4 doesnt fly to PNS, They fly to VPS. Did you mean F9?

G4 is drawing from the entire catchment area. PNS and ECP are only an hour a way, and Mob/TLH not much farther. This, in an area that has not seen an LLC since the Peoplxpress day’s.

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by FlyingElvii
Sun May 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 163
Views: 17810

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

FINALLY they are addressing this. I stopped flying UA many years ago, and this was one of the things that stuck in my mind (along with their horrible attitudes). Why are grooming levels so poor at US carriers? I don’t see it so much on Delta, but seen it plenty on UA and AA. It has nothing to do wi...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13934

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

Sounds like they woke up to a reality of: 1. Unslotted EWR with increased competition 2. A Delta hub that is more O and D focused than their hub 3. B6 and now WN with a sizable presence in NYC That days of wasting gate and runway space on flights with 30 people on them are coming to an end in NYC (...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri May 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 337
Views: 53557

Re: 737 down near HAV

DUSdude wrote:
The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation?

Impossible Turn after engine failure???

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 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: 21136

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

And how, exactlt is this Sun Country's problem? Did a tour operator sell seats for flights that did not exist?

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30399

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

I wonder how long into the piece it will be before they show footage of Valujet in the Everglades and make the connection to Gallagher. 5 seconds? 15 seconds? 30 seconds? We will probably also see that Mechanic Whisteblower from Florida, wherein the maintenance operation has been totally-reconstitu...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nairobi Taxiway Collision: SWISS & Turkish Cargo
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: Nairobi Taxiway Collision: SWISS & Turkish Cargo

LONGisland89 wrote:
I'm hearing word that HB-JHF (A333) operating NBO-DAR was struck on the taxiway by a Turkish Cargo aircraft near the holding point for runway 06. I'm not exactly sure of the circumstances or extent of the damage.


Nairobi....
The tech departments are going to have fun with that one.

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

There are a lot of Big 3 pilots out there that got there start with Great Lakes. The FAA change in Part 135 pilot flight hour requirements really did Lakes in. Their service after that collapsed, as was evident in the loss of so much of the EAS flying. Good memories of flying the Rockies in the ol'...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Just came through the wire that Great Lakes suspended operations today. Their website seems to confirm the news as well. Never thought I would see the day the proverbial cockroach finally dies. Some will miss it, most wont for sure! A merciful death, sadly... They are a long way from the heady days...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 11480

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

jfklganyc wrote:
Jetblue was attempting near full schedule today. Just pulled an audible!


So was American.
Can you say " Operational Meltdown!"??

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8234

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

I thought Republicans were all against (1) interfering with private enterprise and (2) politicizing things? What’s not been said here also is the Lt. Gov in his ire is all but admitting a direct relationship between the NRA and conservative politicians when he says something to the effect of you ca...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8234

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Delta has facilities all over the country and could stop hiring in ATL and hire in other locations without blinking an eye. I agree very short sighted, and I bet cities like CVG would gladly give Delta incentives. Every airline is going to go where incentives are. That's easier said than done consi...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41073

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Think amazon and the migration of very wealthy consumers to rural areas. EXCELLENT point... Amazon running these things back and forth between warehouses, day and night, with pre-packed containers. La to Bay-area, CVG-IND-Chi-MSP, etc... Bin gets packed at the facility, truck takes it planeside, co...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14292

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Not sure I see the issue here. Pay is all relative and based on market forces. Be someone work for an airline, hotel, restaurant or what not, $9.48 could be a very reasonable starting rate especially for lower skill positions which many airline ground jobs are. And it is still higher than the $8.75...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 8716

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

IndyHoosier wrote:
freakyrat wrote:
Rumors are that the University of Notre Dame is working with a carrier in regards to twice weekly service to Dublin.


Just curious, is there really that much demand to justify such a flight?


Norwegian backdoor to Chicago/MWI without having to deal with the craziness and rep at GYY?

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 836
Views: 51939

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Can we talk Delta Focus City viability here for just a moment? There are so many hub locations within 600 miles of Indy that cover all of Delta's major network comfortably it would seem; why on earth would they be interested in creating a focus city here and what benefit would it have? DTW doesn't ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 836
Views: 51939

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Sorry for flooding this thread, just a few things I wanted to point out: DL updated their schedules this weekend and are now running their premium-heavy 763 (36 J, 32 Y+) for the inaugural IND-CDG flight... Maybe a sign of things to come if the flights are selling this well so far in advance....? J...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 836
Views: 51939

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Can we talk Delta Focus City viability here for just a moment? There are so many hub locations within 600 miles of Indy that cover all of Delta's major network comfortably it would seem; why on earth would they be interested in creating a focus city here and what benefit would it have? DTW doesn't ...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20724

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Friends flying the west coast for business noticed the decline in Alaska (versus Delta) two years ago. Seriously so. Seattle papers have covered aviation accurately and presciently for years. Keep in mind that top notch reporters develop and cultivate deep sources. They never get quoted, never get ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5474

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

TVNWZ wrote:
They keep unbranded planes as spares and backup. That way the plane can be used for multiple airlines if needed.


We call them "White Tails". They are used as fleet spares, when needed.

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 836
Views: 51939

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Sarasota is a big win for Indy. It is a virtual pipeline from Indy to west Florida, year round. West Palm Beach is another possible.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 18215

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

New Yorkers dont go on novelty. XL Nightclub is a fine example of what I see happening to this hotel. Probably not New Yorkers, but I can see tourists and business travellers with early flights staying there to beat traffic. It all comes down to pricing, because as already mentioned earlier the TWA...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 18215

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

jeffrey1970 wrote:
I hope they do not make it ridiculously expensive to stay there.


Do not count on that.
A captive market.
IN NEW YORK.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 18215

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

I'll just say it ... I'll be very surprised if this hotel is successful long term. Define "Long Term"... For the next 20-25 years, this will be THE go-to hotel for JFK outbound travelers, and most especially, Aircrews. It is not over-sized, so as long as they plow some money back into it,...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 18215

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Gonna be a real coup for JetBlue once that's up... I'm sure there will be a lot of people who will choose to fly JetBlue just because they can get up in the morning and walk to the terminal. The convenience of having a hotel that's actually connected to the terminal really can't be overstated, and ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 70313

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

I wish IND all the best with the new CDG service, but it would not be exceptional for the route to drop to 5x out of season. That's very common, even at fortress hubs. With any luck, the route matures for the long haul. I'm a big fan of DL's entry into these kind of TA markets. Big potential cargo ...

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