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by cschleic
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 627
Views: 58931

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

These places will continue to see on again off again carrier participation or Junket Carriers bringing in flights 2 or 3 times a week to places most business travelers don't need to go. True, but business traffic isn't the only way a route can be successful. Leisure traffic certainly helps as well....

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by cschleic
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt
Replies: 33
Views: 6676

Re: AR1303 MIA-EZE hits severe turbulence, 10-15 hurt

Interesting that there's the oxygen mask in the galley even though no crew seats there. Is that typical?

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by cschleic
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13229

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Maybe a condo with housekeeping services but even that is limited....no food service and transportation would be harder. As an indication of crew volume at some hotels, the Doubletree at Sea-Tac has a separate check in counter just for them so you know there's volume pricing involved. Plus...houses ...

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by cschleic
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12112

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

The orange swoop is ok but, right, it looks like two different schemes. They should have changed the tail, too. It looks like one of those European planes that's on seasonal lease to an airline on the other side of the planet.

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by cschleic
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8753

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

For some reason, the site isn't letting me quote prior posts. To comment on GoSharks' point, yes, LAS is located such that it isn't positioned as far out of the geographic area as some might think, at least in terms of being a hub for certain routes, and total trip time probably is comparable to oth...

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by cschleic
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 101
Views: 4104

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

DCA on Metro. BART from SFO, of course depending on the terminal.

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by cschleic
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive. Linking calls on planes to cars or a workplace isn't a relevant comparison. The p...

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by cschleic
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 10011

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

How about 20-30years later? Gap between runway 16L/34R and route 99 is 1.5km only The area there is only enough to build a terminal for 55-65million pax like changi On the other hand SEA pax traffic grows half in 15 years, after 20years there will be more than 80m pax Traffic grows by 50% in 15 yea...

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by cschleic
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 10011

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Just rearrange the runways at SEA and rebuild the terminal as a midfield terminal between the newly rearranged runways and it SEA will be fine for decades. How about 20-30years later? Gap between runway 16L/34R and route 99 is 1.5km only The area there is only enough to build a terminal for 55-65mi...

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by cschleic
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 10011

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

KICT wrote:
Just eminent domain & bulldoze the land in McMicken Heights and be done with it.


Just moving the parking garage across Pacific Highway would free up a ton of space to redo the terminal layout.

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by cschleic
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 34
Views: 6273

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?). And probably Houston too. UA has seen success there and increased frequency since initial launch. I'm kind of surprised AA hasn't tried DFW with the endless connecting opportuni...

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by cschleic
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9332

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Consumer attitudes really need to change if there is to be a revolution in how we travel. Right. And we've seen a revolution recently...the customer only cares about price, despite complaining about the result of that behavior. It'll take another revolution for that to change but don't count on it....

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by cschleic
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9332

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

You got it! Air travel should be enjoyable. It should, but being enjoyable doesn’t equal profit. Look at how successful ULCCs have become, and they’re about as enjoyable as root canals. People aren’t willing to pay for enjoyable air travel. VX was an experiment that was never destined to live longe...

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by cschleic
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9332

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

As a SFO based traveler I loved Virgin America! I flew them everywhere they flew. I am really disappointed with Alaska and their service. I hope they dehub SFO and allow United and Delta to expand as their service is better. It is too bad they were allowed to take over VX and increase fares, cut se...

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by cschleic
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2333

Re: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

Were they the only 727 and DC-8 to have painted wings?

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by cschleic
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

As long as airports make a revenue off of automobile parking, you'll never see any decent public transportation to the terminal in the U.S. short of the hourly service to get a few workers there. CTA has a light rail station in the terminal at ORD Sound Transit has a light rail station at the termi...

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by cschleic
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport...

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by cschleic
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13032

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

The runways are too close together? Both sets of parallel runways have taxiways between them. Yes, the intersecting runways are a problem, but aren't the two directions needed due to variable, and often strong, winds? Moving 1 / 19 around so they don't intersect with the others won't solve the issue...

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by cschleic
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come quads outlasted trijets?
Replies: 86
Views: 14289

Re: How come quads outlasted trijets?

The real wonder is why we ever went down the dead end that tris were in the first place. The first modestly successful airliner was the Curtiss Condo, which after the noise and odors of the Ford Tri-motor was a revelation. The first real airliner, the DC-2 followed by the DC-3 were twins. Tris won’...

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by cschleic
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9432

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
Cool add.

I'm unfamilar with LAS TATL flying, what else goes across the Atlantic from LAS?


There's seasonality and some are just one day per week but this year they include... VS from MAN and LGW, interestingly BA from both LHR and LGW, MT, EW and Condor. I might have missed one or two.

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by cschleic
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8345

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Really unfortunate. For comparison, I believe a similar proposal occurred on an AS flight a while back and the airline has a video on its website.

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by cschleic
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 4272

Re: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?

Great video, thanks for the link.

Wow, a seat belt extender even then....

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by cschleic
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 4809

Re: San Francisco & LA from Canada in a C172 - Part 1

Great Trip Report! I do something once a year kinda similar but the other way around. I fly from KWHP to 65S and back. I love that place. The LA area can get very busy with planes but thankfully everyone knows what they're doing, and SOCAL and LA Center are usually great with giving flight followin...

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by cschleic
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10136

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

What kind of loads did it carry on the LAX - JFK - LAX segment?

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by cschleic
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 737-200 Combi Operator in Canada - Chrono Aviation
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: New 737-200 Combi Operator in Canada - Chrono Aviation

Is it me or, in the first photo, does the tail look like it's from a 300/400/500? Looks like a photoshop picture. The hushkit is a different color than the other two photos.

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by cschleic
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Re: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit

On Horizon flights, I've seen them move passenger bags between the front and back for weight and balance.

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by cschleic
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6410

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Let me get this straight: DL is choosing to give their customers a better experience and some are knocking them for it? For as much as many complain about how modern air travel stinks compared to 'how it used to be', you'd think that everyone would be happy about DL's attempt... I know, it really i...

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by cschleic
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 3672

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

Well done! Great photos and use of the Cessna as an aerial platform.

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 7975

Re: United A321

Vendors are always dropping off swag when their sales teams make a visit. 95% of it amounts to nothing. I've seen Midwest Airlines 737 models. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ True. To this day I have a 1/100 scale 73G in HP colors, which they never operated. Many years ago, once saw a rather large model of an AS 757 at ...

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12621

Re: B-747SP

AA did redeploy some SP's acquired from TWA when they bought TWA's Pacific routes on a DFW-NRT route until the MD-11 would become available. The SP's used on this route were configured in a premium configuration. The Y customers were sent to AA's hubs on the west coast. TWA didn't have Pacific rout...

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by cschleic
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 8008

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

Will there be enough space for checked and plane-side luggage? I've been on Horizon flights on which they struggled to cram all of the bags into the front and back spaces.

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4385

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

greg3322 wrote:
Zero G operates a 727 and is frequently seen at LGB.


It goes to other cities occasionally. The schedule is on their website. LAS, BFI, LAX later this year.

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by cschleic
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4
Replies: 75
Views: 4177

Re: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4

UA will restart UAX service between Monterey, CA (MRY) and Denver (DEN). The route was last operated in 2014. http://www.montereyherald.com/business/20180720/monterey-to-denver-non-stop-coming-to-monterey-regional-airport Flights start October 4. Service is already bookable and operated on CR2s. Th...

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by cschleic
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4
Replies: 75
Views: 4177

Re: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4

Flights to Denver starting oct 1 are not for skiers. 60 days too early. What? We get our first snow in the Mile High in October on average (September in early years). If it's snowing at 5280' it's def snowing up at the resorts. A-Basin and Loveland start up ops in October. But as another poster (wi...

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by cschleic
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4
Replies: 75
Views: 4177

Re: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4

True that but for all the talk about how great the E-Jets are I took one from MIA to STL and I swear it felt like an eternity. There are limits to how much travel time one wants to spend on ANY RJ. But its a start... Fair, but I’m also not 100 percent sure the CR2 can do DEN-MRY without restriction...

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by cschleic
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4
Replies: 75
Views: 4177

Re: MRY-DEN On UAX To Return October 4

Wow, a lot of comments questioning the route or plane. Maybe I'm old, but I remember when UA flew 727s from MRY to both DEN and ORD. It's great to see a route like this come back, even if a CR2 and it's subsidized...hopefully it'll stick. Distance for a CR2? It's about the same distance as the UAX C...

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by cschleic
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS KEF Potential
Replies: 21
Views: 3650

Re: AS KEF Potential

FI flies to all the AS hubs already. That’s the whole point of the codeshare. I think they even do 2X to sea some days Right. AS gets the benefits without the cost. While a lot of Iceland traffic is tourism there, a lot is connecting to Europe. So they'd just end up codesharing beyond KEF. Why go t...

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by cschleic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9010

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Separated is separated in a ATC. We move giant planes 1000 feet away from other giant planes. We allow another plane to climb through another planes altitude while maintaining visual separation. Yet we freak out when a guy flies a tiny drone outside the restricted area? Yes, because the drone opera...

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by cschleic
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines firms order for 10 787-9's plus 10 options
Replies: 53
Views: 10885

Re: Hawaiian Airlines firms order for 10 787-9's plus 10 options

...and the fact that their first choice no longer was available.

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Why Airbus did not get complete bombardier in merger

As an interesting historical note, for a time, Boeing owned de Havilland Canada when it produced the Dash 7, 8 and other products. They sold it to Bombardier in 1992.

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by cschleic
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will the new World Airways be based?
Replies: 35
Views: 5458

Re: Where will the new World Airways be based?

Both articles say based in Miami and hubs in Miami and LAX. Seems pretty clear. Whether it happens or not...another question. Interesting that the brand colors are different in the two articles although they're both attributed to the same magazine.

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by cschleic
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31988

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

enilria wrote:
Too much baggage for the A210 or A218! Lol

Boeing’s equivalent would be the 637.


Exactly. Probably too much for A219 as well. Better it has its own identity.

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by cschleic
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22409

Re: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

boeing808 wrote:
I call BS-no way southwest will/would acquire Hawaiian.

And by the way, frank Lorenzo is restarting Texas air.

And the source of the original thread is probably fake news CNN. :D


Did you read the description of sources, regardless of accuracy?

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16301

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

How many FAs accidentally leave their phones on, or even intentionally? I've seen plenty of them texting away while the plane is taxiing out. Considering how many phones are left on, for whatever reason and by whomever, the fact that planes aren't falling out of the sky proves that it's not an issue.

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's refusal to look at PSP
Replies: 52
Views: 6739

Re: WN's refusal to look at PSP

PSP just doesn't seem like a WN city given the wide seasonality, noted by the pax counts above, at least for now.

For ECP, didn't they get support from the city or local area to start there?

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by cschleic
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: Police Storm JetBlue Plane After Mistaken Hijack Signal

CarlosSi wrote:
What would a hijacker do with that knowledge? NOT press 7500 into the transponder? 911 happened regardless of that knowledge.


Right, didn't they completely turn off the transponders?

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by cschleic
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9445

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

enilria wrote:
kalvado wrote:
Low pressure? Are there any reported high cancer rates in Denver and Flagstaff?

Forget that, how about Aspen and Quito.


Could a factor be frequent and rapid changes in air pressure rather than the pressure itself?

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by cschleic
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21576

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

stlgph wrote:
knope2001 wrote:
Maybe we can just post links to the last several "what will the new Southwest schedule bring" threads and save time? ;-)


nah, this quarter I'm going with Corpus Christi to Spokane!

:0


Good one! Are they ever going to add more flights from Corpus Christi to...anywhere?

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by cschleic
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3634

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

This summer, Alaska switches a SEA - RDM (Redmond, Oregon) flight from a Q400 to a 738. Short flight but a big change in equipment.

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by cschleic
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 9066

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

No way. Biz jets, while similar in size to RJ’s, are far from optimized for airline service. Simply put, they’re jets for rich people and companies, not for the masses. They’re built for speed and comfort carrying a few people, not for efficiency carrying many. On a side note, I remember a very sim...

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