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Old 02-27-2020, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by David Puddy View Post
Itís true - I am a big A220 fan. My point is that anyone from those 2 large metropolitan areas (Dallas & Houston) would likely appreciate the large number of layover opportunities there. Itís a benefit to some and not to others....
I havenít seen any 30 hours layovers in DFW on 220. IAH has a few. Was looking at the bid package to see if the trips are better.
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by David Puddy View Post
Itís true - I am a big A220 fan. My point is that anyone from those 2 large metropolitan areas (Dallas & Houston) would likely appreciate the large number of layover opportunities there. Itís a benefit to some and not to others....
Are you flying the 220 now? Just curious if you are as big (or bigger) a fan after having flown it. Haven't heard too many complaints on it other than new equipment reliability issues.
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:40 PM
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Are you flying the 220 now? Just curious if you are as big (or bigger) a fan after having flown it. Haven't heard too many complaints on it other than new equipment reliability issues.
I am not flying it but I know several guys who fly it. Reviews are generally positive. Largely depends on the other airplanes you have flown. One guy came over from the 737 and loves the wider, more ergonomic and advanced A220 cockpit. Another flew the 717 previously and he likes the switch to the A220. He claims it is the ďeasiestĒ airplane he has ever flown. Obviously some technical gremlins are frustrating and have hurt reliability a bit more than expected. All are looking forward to adding more routes/layovers and the new A220-300s if the Mobile plant can start churning them out.... Overall positive reviews.
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by David Puddy View Post
I am not flying it but I know several guys who fly it. Reviews are generally positive. Largely depends on the other airplanes you have flown. One guy came over from the 737 and loves the wider, more ergonomic and advanced A220 cockpit. Another flew the 717 previously and he likes the switch to the A220. He claims it is the ďeasiestĒ airplane he has ever flown. Obviously some technical gremlins are frustrating and have hurt reliability a bit more than expected. All are looking forward to adding more routes/layovers and the new A220-300s if the Mobile plant can start churning them out.... Overall positive reviews.
Apparently it's not so great if you like being on time...

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Old 02-27-2020, 07:45 PM
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yeah. I saw that too in the newsletter.
right now there are 30 airplanes and 2 bases. I think the majority of the 220 flying is out of the NY base. That covers EWR, LGA, JFK. that area is a mess whenever a cloud appears. So I wonder how much of the time can be chalked up to that reality as well as some of the technical issues they are working thru. BTW I might have missed it, but whats the source for those numbers? DOT?
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Phins2right View Post
yeah. I saw that too in the newsletter.
right now there are 30 airplanes and 2 bases. I think the majority of the 220 flying is out of the NY base. That covers EWR, LGA, JFK. that area is a mess whenever a cloud appears. So I wonder how much of the time can be chalked up to that reality as well as some of the technical issues they are working thru. BTW I might have missed it, but whats the source for those numbers? DOT?
Yes, I believe it is the DOT.
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Old 02-28-2020, 07:27 AM
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Anyone know the drop for next weeks class?
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:10 AM
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Anyone know the drop for next weeks class?
Back in MY day you had to wait until the class actually started to get the drop. New hires these days...

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Old 02-28-2020, 10:15 AM
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Apparently it's not so great if you like being on time...

I'm positive that is because of NYC. Look at the 320 which also has a large presence their. The only difference is that the 320 has it's ops spread over more of the country but the vast majority of the 220 flights originate or depart to NYC.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:07 PM
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NYC 7ER 8
NYC 717 4
NYC 320 11
ATL M88 10
ATL 73N 8

Mar 3 class, 41 total
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