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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5282

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

The 320 cannot takeoff on those runways for anywhere they would want to go. JFK, BOS, FLL, MCO all way too far for a 320 on thsoe short runways. Slots are not even the issue.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709764

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

World's most expensive paper weights


....... I bet right now those schedule extensions won't be enough for southwest,AA or UA. They didn't go far enough

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on DL 27 diverting to MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 3593

Re: ANY UPDATE on DL 27 DIVERTING TO MSP

It's not about someone's age. If they divert due to medical its usually because they are in pain. Another few hours could be beyond cruel.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2498

Re: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?

Are routes to Las Vegas premium light, medium or heavy? Generally speaking since it's leisure traffic overall light I'd say. It is probably higher than alot of leisure places though. I think it's a city that can stimulate demand and get a premium for a N/S. High for a leisure city, but low compared...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14432

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

spoke with someone at a resort in Cuba recently. They said AC was pumping, almost too cold. Resort had an old Russian AC unit that use to be used for a hospital......not a joke. They said AC was pumping no issues in resorts.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS
Replies: 27
Views: 2800

Re: Piedmont Service: MDT/ROC/SYR - BOS

At those fares BOS-MDT is def making money. They are not going to cut that unless something changes that makes them.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the 737 Max a bridge too far?
Replies: 12
Views: 2376

Re: Was the 787 Max a bridge too far?

I think its obvious that Boeing made some huge mistakes here. The 737 as a whole is a proven safe design. Has been battle tested. They should have been able to make this work safely. Right idea probably rushed and cut corners because they knew how huge a sales success it would be. Alot of people pro...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20383

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

The legacy coach even on this "business heavy" plane is basically allegiant. No reason to pretend that recline is a luxury item anymore. It's an outdated feature from a time when there was actually space to recline.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20383

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

First Class i like the recline option and use it. In coach It's too minor an amount to be really helpful in todays density. I prefer no recline like Allegiant. No fights over people reclining. I broke a laptop screen when the person in front slammed their seat back in coach. I've also been on a flig...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do sports charters sometimes use BED at Boston?
Replies: 18
Views: 2197

Re: Why do sports charters sometimes use BED at Boston?

I'm guessing it's a combination of cheaper place for an airplane to sit, and easier to bus board people onto a plane than Logan. Ie it save money and they can get thebpmane boarded and loaded faster or at least much easier to load with both equipment and people direct from buses.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE prior to UA hub closure
Replies: 32
Views: 3913

Re: CLE prior to UA hub closure

Interesting that co served ISP, BTV, ACY, some routes I never knew existed for CLE

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140744

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Anyone think they will mention the 10 Long Beach slots returned in the meeting? They may just want to stay all positive.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23121

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Frontier seems like a good candidate to make Long Beach Work. Granted they would want a deal. They only have a minor operation at SNA, which could be closed. The issue for most airlines is Long Beach is wedged between larger operations at SNA and LAX. It's hard to have an airport wedged in the middl...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23121

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I can't imagine ha or da want 10 slots. So que WN. I would guess WN wants them , but that doesn't mean they will work. Unlike b6 wn has larger operations in LAX and SNA so just under cutting themselves to the same destinations , not sure that works longterm.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23121

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Zero shock. I think the only people surprised sit on the city council.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23121

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I get that some people want the airport dead and probably did buy houses when it pretty much was. I do understand that. It just seemed like some city council members were on a you need us more than we need you power Trip. They seemed to think B6 was pouring in money hand over fist and if you leave e...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23121

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Long Beach City Council members were the issue for B6. B6 had a great idea at the right airport. They crushed them. Greedy city council members who decided B6 needed to pay "their fair share" not at all acknowledging how much they helped the airport and city. The airport was basically forg...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8619

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

With NY Winters this has to be done in the busy summer season unfortunately. No real way around that.

I feel like the delays last time did not live up to the hype. NY airports have delays in anything but 100% perfect conditions anyway

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14055

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

This isn't that rare. Happens especially with a long delay and another flight with room that leaves earlier. They rebook everyone but the one or two people. It happens

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 61051

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

If B6 is moving to the north side at BTV then hopefully F9 will take over one of their actual gates in the Delta terminal. The ramp F9 is using now is an absolute embarrassment. Embarrassment in what way? Because it does not have a jet bridge? I wonder if that could be F9's choice? Allegiant did th...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 61051

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

Last summer there was construction at BTV. Two airlines swapped sides iirc maybe it was united and b6? Does anyone remember

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 13740

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

UA drops ORD-YOW/TUS/JAN and IAH-CRW/CAE/LEX. Beginning to wonder if all that talk about beefing up the domestic hubs only applies to DEN. We have seen some pretty nice IAD increases too it hasn't been all Denver. Maybe UA is choosing the hubs with lower operating costs ie delta style? ORD is compe...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47605

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Sounds like WN made some timeline estimates on what they know and they didn't like what they heard. Being the largest customer , I expect Boeing gave them honest answers. Of all airlines boeing wants to keep happy it's WN. As I said from the get go when the Boeing defenders on here Insisted this wou...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12625

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

The EWR and JFK monorail systems I can't even imagine a time before them, they move so many people daily. LAX needs this. I have walked before to make a plane because of the grid lock.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16393

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Boof02671 wrote:
There not coming back.



You don't know that.........no airline can make anything in stone right now. All options must be open.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31212

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

People really want Norweigan to die on here! LOL Reality is 787 issues now MAX issues this is not ideal. I do think this will hurt them , but I don't think it will take them down. This must be really hard for them logistically. Even their SWF buses for NYC are guaranteed links now that timing will a...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16393

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

I bet any planes AA was planning on retiring b 757,767, MD-80 will be just options. Too much is unknown at the moment. Could be fast, could be years. No one knows anything right now. Boeing has paused all deliveries. Any airline would be smart to just do nothing at the moment, to see how this plays ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 19992

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

According to planespotter.net no AC A320-family aircraft are stored, so this means their NB fleet has just shrunk with 25%. Thats huge... I wonder, would they need to consider any temporary dry or wet leases to get additional aircraft into service? Or make do with consolidating flights and maybe ad...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16393

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Until we get an exact answer on the 737 MAX, i bet they will keep all options open.

Not just AA, but i bet every airline effected is thinking this way. We do not know enough at the moment, so keep all options open if they are possible.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 12000

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

Jeesh YUL is down to 1x daily. I remember that being as high as 4-5x daily. AA is really on slash at JFK.

Still my favorite terminal at JFK and their frequency to LA is excellent.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713147

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Another max........totally what I feared when I saw 737.

Boeing I am sure has emergency meetings going on as we speak. This is too many for such a young plane there looks like either a design flaw or mandatory training needed.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 213
Views: 40901

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I really hope they consider adding some more space back. Those seats are already so hard to sit on for anything more than two hours. No padding. First class even feels cheap and light weight. At least a little space will help differentiate them from an ULCC cause right now there is nothing different...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140744

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

It's clearly not a merger! people on here are getting ridiculous. The crew party smells of Europe. It's the biggest milestone for B6 since the launch of MINT. Reason to celebrate. I can't see why the other ideas would justify a party? Launching their first flights to Europe is a huge announcement fo...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19823

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

Amtrak sells out frequently on DC-philly-NY-BOS, it leaves the airlines some space. Demand is too high for Amtrak to keep up especially Acela. I use to commute NY-DC frequently and Amtrak is a better product in every way but when schedules changed Amtrak you would hit sold out trains too frequently...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19823

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

Amtrak sells out frequently on DC-philly-NY-BOS, it leaves the airlines some space. Demand is too high for Amtrak to keep up especially Acela. I use to commute NY-DC frequently and Amtrak is a better product in every way but when schedules changed Amtrak you would hit sold out trains too frequently ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19823

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

This was the expansion that BTV Burlington VT wanted to get their Boston flight back. Now its all on Delta to add that route the airport and business community wants back. Bummer.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement

Doesn't FedEx fly the A300 to SNA? If that's the case without restrictions, I'm sure they'd use the 739/A321 if they can land there. If not, I know AA/UA both use the 738 into SNA. That'd be my guess. Yes. A 777 could takeoff from SNA if it had minimal fuel and cargo. This issue is the short runway...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?
Replies: 84
Views: 14129

Re: jetBlue Announcement Tomorrow, 2/27?

that wording sounds like a contest or prize, not a new route?

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by slcdeltarumd11
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 58312

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

How about TTN? It is roughly equidistant to New York and Philadelphia, there's a nearby rail line with service existing via SEPTA to Philly and where service to Newark and NYC on NJT could be restored. I 95 passes by the airport, the NJ and PA Turnpikes are not far away. There is passenger potentia...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 61051

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

It seems like pretty much every airline has staffing issues at BTV. Rent is very high near Burlington, and unemployement rate is low so easier to find a better paying job. I know Porter had major issues getting part time people with flexible hours who also could stay when planes were delayed or weat...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?
Replies: 38
Views: 5552

Re: JetBlue to Long Island (ISP)?

ISP location is very interesting. It is near millions of people on Long Island. It's also very hard to reach from anywhere else. I think it's main misison should be to leisure destinations and maybe more to large hubs. SWF I do think is the reliever of choice for almost everyone who isn't on long Is...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly SNA-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 24
Views: 3208

Re: Why doesn't UA fly SNA-IAD nonstop?

Quite simply united would have to cut a flight to add it. Either a 737-700 or 757-200 could operate the route on takeoff with no issues. They must think their current operation offers enough time options to the hubs they serve. I don't think it's a demand issue, I think it's a slot issue. SMF has al...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5349

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

No real issues getting from Canada to Russia, there are one stop options between all the major cities.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14654

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

b777a340fan wrote:
When has PHL become the gateway to Europe? Over JFK? Hmmm


Poster never said that. Read what you wrote and what they wrote again.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5349

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

I think the answer is just so many connection options in Europe or even NYC. Demand is there, but they probably are not willing to pay enough of a premium just for a non-stop. Not ever route with enough demand deserves a non-stop especially a route that has so many connection options already and so ...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow in Greater LA area
Replies: 20
Views: 4436

Re: Snow in Greater LA area

It seems it’s just a single poster, I thought someone was having a laugh when I saw three “Snow at XYZ?” threads in a row on the forum. Yep, the “Snow at LAS/PHX/LA?” threads were all started by the same person. To be fair, snow at those 3 airports is rare rare enough to ask how they will handle op...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow in Greater LA area
Replies: 20
Views: 4436

Re: Snow in Greater LA area

Oh my gosh these threds need to stop. A bunch of people from the East coast who don't realize how big the mountains are out west. There is plenty of sking in the LA area there are large mountains. LAX is at sea level they are not getting snow

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 11464

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

Seems like the airline could easily put a plastic fill or sticker on each camera. My guess is they like the ability to turn them on if need be but are indeed disabled.

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 61051

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I know Boston has been a long very sought after route. Traffic can be really bad, and its totally unrealistic to ask an employee to drive that on a day trip and not do an overnight hotel. BOS is a sought after route for the business community and if an airline like Delta or B6 will offer connections...

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by slcdeltarumd11
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow at PHX?
Replies: 29
Views: 5498

Re: Snow at PHX?

It's not going to snow in PHX , what you saw was for the mountains. Places in view of PHX will get good snow, but it's not gonna fall at the low elevation airport. Also you need to remember somewhere like LAS is near places that get a lot of snow. Plows and salt trucks are plentiful nearby because o...

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