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by cschleic
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 9245

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I think if HIO were to ever get commercial service, it would be to SJC and/or SFO before anything else. The lucrative tech contracts would make those worthwhile. If those pax had to connect in SEA, they might as well drive to PDX. That's a good point. I try to use Eugene whenever possible but have ...

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The business model of Finnair?
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Re: The business model of Finnair?

The strategy of Finnair is connecting passengers travelling between Asia and Europe. I somehow doubt the profitability of AY's most long haul routes to Asia. -How about the premium O&D passenger actually travelling between HEL and Asia? -Does AY make money in 2nd, 3rd tier cities, in particular...

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 76
Views: 17168

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Back in 1962, a United DC-8 destined for PDX landed in error at nearby Troutdale. In order to take off from the 4,500 foot runway, and fly all of about 10 miles to PDX, supposedly fuel was removed, seats taken out, etc. http://offbeatoregon.com/1802a.massive-jet-lands-at-tiny-country-airport-by-mist...

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by cschleic
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24548

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

going slowly- CASM is a metric that is functionally irrelevant it's cost across seats. If seats do not have butts, then this number is immaterial to the actual profitability of a frame. For brevity I didn't say this last time, mea culpa. Trip revenue versus trip costs are what matter. Want a lower ...

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by cschleic
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14122

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

As an Alaska fan, they eff'd this one up pretty bad. Even though there was no AS staff in Buffalo, Alaska should've been able to remotely book hotels for anyone who wanted if they called customer service. Additionally, I'm not surprised by the brick wall-type mentality of BOS staff (and other east ...

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by cschleic
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 138
Views: 24548

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Stop talking about CASM; it's irrelevant. CASM is relevant to FULL planes. If that would be the case (for long haul) no one would need anything larger than a 788. Your CASM theory is just as solid as the 20 Amedeo orders. You do understand that a CASM metric averages operating cost across available...

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by cschleic
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25602

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

I very much doubt Wall Street would ever allow Boeing to pursue something this radical, no matter how beneficial it might be in the end. This conceptual design would represent less technical risk than Boeing accepted on recent major programs. Wall Street cares about money. If Boeing can prove that ...

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by cschleic
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 9245

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Central Oregon is booming again, the construction is up & going full steam, house prices are reaching Portland prices in Bend. I remember living in Redmond had G4 & their aircraft were heard across the town on take off. I am sure RDM can support a G4 type operation. Best airport in Oregon, ...

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by cschleic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16855

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Moxy, Schmoxy….they sound a bit like Independence Air and where are they now? They'll be like G4...always looking to connect 'underserved' cities until they realize most of them are unserved because there's no money to be made flying point-to-point between them. G4 is very profitable. G4 has been p...

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by cschleic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2022

Re: Salt Lake City questions

It's more than location alone. Salt Lake City would not have a hub if it were not for Tourism(that boosts their O&D alot, it has solid business demand, and it's a very good/thriving economy. Most of the cities on this list, lack one of those key additional benefits. It works as a Legacy hub onl...

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by cschleic
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS System Power Failure and Ground Stop
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: AS System Power Failure and Ground Stop

Very strong wind storm coming through the northwest last night and now....moving from south to north, gusting to nearly 60 mph at SEA.

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by cschleic
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 126954

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

UA announced ORD-EUG/RDM today, on E175 equipment. EUG is year-round, RDM is seasonal, and both will be daily and will start on June 6, 2019. https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ord-iah-regional-flights/ It's about time! I thought Delta would have gotten in on an MSP-EUG routing before, but maybe ...

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by cschleic
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13280

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

I’d like to re-visit the 747/707 bomber idea. First, you would want to put a bulkhead behind the cockpit as there is little need to pressurize the bomb bay. Next, you would need to figure out a location for a bay door. Tossing them out one or more existing cargo doors would be fraught with problems...

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by cschleic
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 36860

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

I’ll try to be polite and not condescending (too much) but there are a lot of inaccuracies and lack of understand of aviation safety in your post. I’m guessing you are not familiar with the regulations concerning failure of an engine on a twin. Granted the crew restarted it, but they didn’t know wh...

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by cschleic
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11478

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

UA starting EUG-ORD is a shock. ORD-RDM is even more of a shock. And on top of that, looking at a random date (7/7/18), both flights to ORD are red-eyes. I can understand the flights from ORD to RDM and EUG...both leave about 7:30 pm and arrive around 9:45pm. But then the departures back are about ...

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by cschleic
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11798

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

2175301 wrote:
A lot of people will get hooked on this story...

The bait is just too tasty...

Have a great day,


The pun winner of the day!

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by cschleic
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 10366

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

Exactly what I was thinking when I read the title of the thread. How is it UA can't make this route work as strong as we are at SFO AA is equally as strong at MIA but somehow AA is able to make the route work with I believe 6 or 7 daily nonstops during the summer and at least one maybe 2 of those f...

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by cschleic
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 10366

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

**AS ATL-PDX JUN 0.7>0[0.8] JUL 0.8>0[0.9] AUG 0.7>0[0.1]

Bummer. This one seems to come and go and it's unfortunate if it's gone for good.

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by cschleic
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue’s Bozeman Inaugural December 13, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 3344

Re: JetBlue’s Bozeman Inaugural December 13, 2018

Nice report and photos. Thanks for sharing.

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by cschleic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 126954

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Any of you guys see the craziness of departures arrivals last night during windstorm? 737-900s taking off runway 21 into a 30kt headwind. Arrivals were all goofy too. Didn’t last long, but good timeS Flew in from ANC last night and landed on 28L. Bummer...21 would have been cool. Once I was on a DL...

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by cschleic
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 9986

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019

There have been various forecasts by Icelandic economists in the past week, with the conclusion being everything from continued growth to a 15% decrease in pax. Only time will tell. However, in a recent shareholder meeting management stated that FI was ready to grow 35% with its current resources u...

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by cschleic
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the 727-100
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Re: United and the 727-100

Weren't they one of the early customers for the 727-100? Therefore, they may have had a lot of them before the -200 came along. In any case, 28 sounds too low. Maybe that was the original version? IIRC, they later had 60 or more of the Advanced 727-200.

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by cschleic
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Re: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

Thanks for posting. Nice report and photos. Train rides are always fun.

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by cschleic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13909

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Take a look at page 15 of the investor presentation, which shows the network composition in 2013 vs. 2018. The merger also provided for geographic diversification, particularly in California which has an enormous population base and is one of the largest economies on earth. This has been discussed ...

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by cschleic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13909

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Take a look at page 15 of the investor presentation, which shows the network composition in 2013 vs. 2018. The merger also provided for geographic diversification, particularly in California which has an enormous population base and is one of the largest economies on earth. This has been discussed i...

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by cschleic
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13909

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

http://investor.alaskaair.com/investors
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A new LAX lounge would be great...they desperately need a larger one. And, while the Cathay lounge is wonderful, they need their own at SFO...the split terminal thing is bad.

Link to the full investor presentation:

http://investor.alaskaair.com/investors

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by cschleic
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5865

Re: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX

LAWA Jan-Oct foreign air carrier market share statistics (pdf) https://www.lawa.org/-/media/lawa-web/statistics/market-share-statistics/m_share-2018.ashx?la=en&hash=7582814AB63B9EFA3B855D4D5E1E87972FA0DE11 For foreign carriers: 1. Air Canada - 1,291,826 2. Qantas - 891,779 3. Volaris - 611,714 ...

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by cschleic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 10951

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

Now that Terminal 1 is finally done it’s just about time to break ground on Terminal 0. WN is already maxed out in Terminal 1 and needs the extra gate space badly. Not just T0, but also the new UA terminal, which will free up gates for other airlines (including AA). T0 should allow DL to grow into ...

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by cschleic
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 5803

Re: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands

Great report and a wonderful plane to experience. And gotta love the huge blades on those props. Well done!

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by cschleic
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12797

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

As the quote from the OP says, this would be about international connections. Of the 14 international carriers with whom AS already has some type of agreement, 7 are in OneWorld....BA, Cathay, Finnair, JAL, Latam, Qantas and Fiji (who recently became the first Oneworld Connect member), and all fly t...

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by cschleic
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Short-tempered' Planes
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: 'Short-tempered' Planes

Supposedly Piper Tomahawks are difficult, hence the name Tramahawk. If you get into a spin, it's likely you won't get out of it. But I trained to fly in one, thoroughly enjoyed it, but didn't know any difference since it was the first plane I flew.

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by cschleic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 559
Views: 122190

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

A bit off topic but looking at the E-175s, they only have seat power in F. Is that a limitation of the plane? With those being used for longer flights, because they're an opportunity to fly routes that otherwise might not support a bigger plane, seems that it's a disadvantage. I realize that the -7...

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by cschleic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18672

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

I am beyond surprised Frontier or Spirit didnt jump on the PAE opportunity. As for WN, that is also very shocking. Did WN see something they didnt like? I wonder if this will be successful? Personally, I myself was not expecting Frontier or Spirit, to jump into PAE at all, considering their ultra l...

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by cschleic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this pilot's behavior safe?
Replies: 18
Views: 4905

Re: Is this pilot's behavior safe?

There are two pilots in the cockpit. Could well be that the first officer was performing the landing at the time. In cruise, there is no issue with fiddling with the camera. Boeing 737 is not certified as a one-pilot plane. Did you read my post? I said that there were 2 pilots, and that the copilot...

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by cschleic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 559
Views: 122190

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

How many are left to be painted? https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/ Thanks for the link...that's great information. A bit off topic but looking at the E-175s, they only have seat power in F. Is that a limitation of the plane? With those being used for longer flights, because they're an opportuni...

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by cschleic
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 321
Views: 51374

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

virgin launched little red for feed which failed. Now they want to buy Flybe? For what. Inverness to Norwich gives virgin no benefit. It gives Delta no benefit. Virgin is loss making. This has to be a joke. Man oh man. This is actually a huge opportunity. Change it up. This is all DL pulling the st...

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by cschleic
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Boeing make a mistake putting middle exit doors on the 737 MAX 200?
Replies: 60
Views: 9906

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 200 no sense!!!

The OP has asked an interesting question and has a lot of details explaining the situation, then asked what people think. There have been a lot of answers that focus on a few key points.... 1) Making a significant change to the main doors would be more complicated and costly than using an existing a...

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by cschleic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 2673

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

SEA's food court and its view, once it re-opens. IAD...and the departure level, despite being an enormous space, has a calmness about it even when it's crowded.

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by cschleic
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 17379

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

I once had some XXL-passenger sit next to me on a transatlantic eco flight. The problem is these people eat into your own seat space. I had to sit S-shaped. It was not only very uncomfortable but I had bad backpains for days afterwards. I would refuse to be seated like that the next time. Never eve...

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by cschleic
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 15631

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

On the airplane I fly, the break fuseplugs melt at a certain temperature and then the airplane needs major maintenance. The fuse plugs would be on your wheels, not your brakes... They deflate your tires to avoid that the tires or wheels would explode and cause additional damage. Cold water on very ...

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by cschleic
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63668

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Could this have been to avoid a competitor buying WOW?


Interesting question....

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by cschleic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Contour Airlines' Santa Barbara Inaugural October 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 7377

Re: Contour Airlines' Santa Barbara Inaugural October 2018

If Contour commenced Santa Barbara-Los Angeles & v.v. services, I would gladly fly them and visit Santa Barbara. The cabin space seems very comfortable for an E-Jet. How far is the city center from the airport and what are the public transport options besides the usual Uber, Lyft, and Taxi? Tho...

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by cschleic
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16009

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Not to mention..... while the concept of being awake during take off certainly has a safety component, in the event of an emergency, I've seen plenty of people (myself included) who have fallen asleep prior to take off on a flight, especially at night. Hopefully more to the story here.

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by cschleic
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2639
Views: 487485

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Yes those video's are clearly of the previous generation 737. Look at the bins, the PSU's and the lack of LED's. So yes those video's are definitely Fake News. As for those trying to rule out the engine.... didn't engine issues cause both the American and United DC-10 crashes leading to loss of fli...

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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: 631
Views: 65191

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: 34
Views: 7555

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: 14259

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: 75
Views: 16279

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: 9349

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: 102
Views: 6327

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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