Search found 9693 matches

by Flighty
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia
Replies: 17
Views: 671

Re: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia

This should absolutely never ever happened. No matter the excuses I hear. There is this brilliant concept called encryption and Google switched to https a long time ago. Best regards Thomas Then why is it all over the news that connecting to public WiFi (Starbucks, etc) is "dangerous" and...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4969

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

You can't really compare BUR and SNA. SNA has the cool coastal air temperature and is at approximately 50' elevation, whereas BUR is subject to desert-like temperature swings as others have noted. Field elevation for BUR is 778' to 695' giving a 1.2% downslope for Runway 15 and corresponding upslop...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightglobal: Airbus A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm
Replies: 71
Views: 9231

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

What it roughly means is they have got MOM range (4.500-5,000) effectively covered off.But (only) at ( one assumes) 206 pax in two classes.Obviously there can and will be a multitude of pax/range permutations but none will come close to the 250-270 two class size versions of the B797 as suggested i...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 61
Views: 13804

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

Could have been a Tenerife remake Not likely, as crossing at PVG usually is not at the middle of the runway. Therefore it is feasible to pull up and fly over. Similar case in SHA in 2016, with the MU5643 (A320) pulled up early and flew over an A330 (MU5106) by a very narrow margin (less than 20 met...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger
Replies: 37
Views: 1119

Re: Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger

Why not? If someone who is biologically a man can identify legally as a woman because he/she/whatever "feels" like it then a man who biologically is 54 years old can also legally identify as a 34 year old if that's how old he "feels" . I would also like to be legally recognized ...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked
Replies: 147
Views: 4227

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

On NPR they talked about this. One of the discussants actually said Jim Acosta is a poor test case to argue that Trump is mistreating the media. She said Acosta was not following the best practices of journalism, but was instead making an argument, a speech during the press conference based on his o...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15341

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

A little more as Allegiant is currently posting the best MD-80 information. http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-third-quarter-2018-financial-results So 49 available seat miles per gallon to the low 80s (going to A320/A319) Do recall they are retiri...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 103
Views: 19720

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

The -10 is starting at the same point as the final A333 at the end of the run. They are coincidentally in the same range class now, but 787-10 promises to go further. 6500nm published range class (~5800nm scheduled bidirectional). In the end, 78J will rival the 744's range. It will always be sensiti...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 44
Views: 1206

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Wouldn't RBG strategically retiring under a Democrat president be a political move, politicizing the Supreme Court, something that I hear is really bad? Gotta hand it to her, she put politics aside and continued to serve regardless of the political environment because she was fit and able to. If ol...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 44
Views: 1206

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

They did when Scalia died under Obama. They held the seat open for more than a year. That was probably, IMO, the most outrageous and slimy political debacle I've seen in my life. I can't believe Mitch McConnell did that (seemed low even for his standards) and worst of all, it worked out for him. I ...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked
Replies: 147
Views: 4227

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

I support stringent high standards for journalism. Any opinion should be labeled as opinion. I am not sure that CNN has anyone qualified to cover the events of the day. Nor does Fox necessarily. MSNBC almost certainly has no journalism on it. These are opinion brokers, not news organizations. Larry...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 97
Views: 18700

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

Given that one person ATC sometimes happens, there needs to be a procedure for pilots to identify this problem and deal with it. I completely agree with the comments that this could get people killed. It is not a laughing matter any more than any other major system failure or crew failure is.

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 15341

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

They needed to go well over a decade ago. They are consistently unreliable and have been for years. Every other airline retired them long ago. And AA has been saying for many years they are going to get rid of them. Why has it taken them so long? just a question. How old are you? Just wondering not...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota's supposed to have the best-looking people
Replies: 21
Views: 874

Re: Minnesota's supposed to have the best-looking people

Minnesota does have good looking people, but a lot of them leave. Plenty of the glamorous people you would see in California and New York are from Minnesota. So I rank it as somewhat true. This was definitely true at the college I went to, on the East Coast. Few of those students would return to the...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time
Replies: 33
Views: 1776

Re: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time

I have a good amount of PHX departures, probably fifty. Average big airport, IMO

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Peter Gabriel song
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: The correct Peter Gabriel song

In your eyes (is is just me or is a little bit like Like a Prayer...) Red Rain is also great

Jump to post
by Flighty
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked
Replies: 147
Views: 4227

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

I support stringent high standards for journalism. Any opinion should be labeled as opinion. I am not sure that CNN has anyone qualified to cover the events of the day. Nor does Fox necessarily. MSNBC almost certainly has no journalism on it. These are opinion brokers, not news organizations. Larry...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked
Replies: 147
Views: 4227

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

I support stringent high standards for journalism. Any opinion should be labeled as opinion. I am not sure that CNN has anyone qualified to cover the events of the day. Nor does Fox necessarily. MSNBC almost certainly has no journalism on it. These are opinion brokers, not news organizations. Larry ...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 44
Views: 1206

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

I find this to be fairly pre-mature. Her health is not ailing. She took a spill and broke some ribs, which is not an uncommon occurrence for folks her age. In fact, she had a similar problem in 2012. Broke 2 ribs then and recovered just fine. Sure it's 6 years later and there can always be complica...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 113
Views: 12578

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

Wait Wait Wait Wait... What I read was: * DL is changing some outsourced under wing positions to Delta employees * Those positions are at RDU and AUS and will equal about 100 positions changed positions * It will be split between the two, meaning some AUS and some RDU but since RDU is a larger oper...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 113
Views: 12578

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

avi8 wrote:
TPA is a much larger outstation that AUS, so is FLL and MCO, among others. I wonder what the plans are for AUS if they plan on becoming the largest spoke with RDU.


:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

Larger than Orlando ?!?

Jump to post
by Flighty
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 10916

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Exactly it's not a requirement to speak a second language but in this day of age there is bound to be someone close at hand who might be able to speak the language. I deal with many nationalities in my line of work and I can just about get away with French and I understand a little German but fluen...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 10916

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Exactly it's not a requirement to speak a second language but in this day of age there is bound to be someone close at hand who might be able to speak the language. I deal with many nationalities in my line of work and I can just about get away with French and I understand a little German but fluen...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 9650

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

I believe AA is only getting rid of their's is because they only have a tiny fleet of them in the grand scheme of things and didn't like the acquisition cost of adding more to the fleet, especially since US dumped a bunch because they wanted to shrink and due to CBAs couldn't shed 737 or A320 below...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?
Replies: 32
Views: 1088

Re: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?

How delusional am I? Very...and this is coming from a Democrat. Had Clinton won, we wouldn't be talking about a House takeover, but instead talking about how many more seats the GOP added (possibly close to 60). The party in charge of the White House almost always loses seats in both chambers of Co...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 210
Views: 23262

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

On the question of 787-10 range: Is it 5000 or 6000 miles? Didn't Boeing change the way that they determine range to make it more realistic than it was in the past? If so, is 6000 miles that unrealistic? Here is what we know, 789 is officially 7,635nm, but seems to be able to do 7,600 statute miles...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 210
Views: 23262

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

When you have reduced payload on the 7810 by 30% but are still at full payload for the A340NG that advantage has vanished. Think about why LH is profitable with their alleged fuel guzzlers. You would only take that sort of payload reduction on certain LH routes, and that's why LH has A350s. From Ge...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 88
Views: 18133

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

That’s a great looking plane. Some years down the line when the -10 gets the ‘ER’ treatment, I imagine this thing will be pretty enticing for fleet planners the world ‘round. There will be no "ER" treatment for -10. Boeing stated it multiple times. Any extra range will come only from weig...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14915

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Don't they have a heavier duty seat cover as a temporary solution to things like this? Also, can't the senior FA radio ahead for a special cleaning crew? They probably missed it until the customer saw it. What to do then? On a completely full flight? My solution? Bump a nonrev. Other than that, not...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14915

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Don't they have a heavier duty seat cover as a temporary solution to things like this? Also, can't the senior FA radio ahead for a special cleaning crew? They probably missed it until the customer saw it. What to do then? On a completely full flight? My solution? Bump a nonrev. Other than that, not...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14915

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

It's the new thing! Some companies mandate reducing trash volume each year in order to meet "environmental goals." It is only logical that it reaches this point. I guess employees and customers are supposed to wallow in filth.

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9801

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Simple, it will just make AA's DCA even more of a juggernaut than it already is. Maybe we'll talk about perimeter relaxation. Is AA's DCA a juggernaut really compared to other hubs? They have less than 50% of the seat share as of 2018. That's a full 20-30 pts below most legacy carrier hubs. The rea...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9801

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Simple, it will just make AA's DCA even more of a juggernaut than it already is. Maybe we'll talk about perimeter relaxation. The reason it's not out by IAD is the young, cheaper workforce Amazon is hooked on wants to live in the urbanized zone. By the time the workers are grown up or require suburb...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google workers walk out.
Replies: 30
Views: 1422

Re: Google workers walk out.

Because of sexual harassment and unequal pay. Such babies. Maybe you should work for $5 less an hour than everyone else and be told you need to start wearing tight pants if you want to get ahead. Right? If there is an actual case to be made, Google would make a dream defendant in a lawsuit about th...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google workers walk out.
Replies: 30
Views: 1422

Re: Google workers walk out.

What a bunch of babies. Because of sexual harassment and unequal pay. Such babies. Maybe you should work for $5 less an hour than everyone else and be told you need to start wearing tight pants if you want to get ahead. Right? If there is an actual case to be made, Google would make a dream defenda...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Nam to U.S.A.
Replies: 49
Views: 7400

Re: Viet Nam to U.S.A.

Marketwise there are almost 800,000 annual travelers between the US and Vietnam in 2017 - much of it diaspora population visiting home. Pretty amazing considering the lack of direct air service and that all these travelers utilize 3rd nation routings. Man. That is over 2,000 per day. LAX alone must...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Nam to U.S.A.
Replies: 49
Views: 7400

Re: Viet Nam to U.S.A.

I hear Vietnam is bustling these days. Real prosperity is arriving. Income per person has doubled since 2008. However, they are far poorer than Thailand. This makes it almost a pure VFR play and a niche tourism destination. Maybe one daily LAX but that might be hard to justify. This is a market that...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 4886

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

the meaning of the 14th Amendment would ultimately be clarified by SCOTUS. Unless the Roberts Court wants to reverse past precedent, this is already a settled matter. The SCOTUS already ruled on the matter that a parent's status has nothing to do with whether a child born in US jurisdiction receive...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated after confirmation by BBC: Northern Virginia to win Amazon HQ2 bid
Replies: 55
Views: 1690

Re: Unconfirmed: Northern Virginia to win Amazon HQ2 bid

DC has the biggest upside. Regulatory concerns are a big deal, and it is easiest to butter the bread of regulators and Senators by being in the place they care about, the Washington area. Their kids can play together, get married etc. In all seriousness, there is an adequate workforce in DC, good tr...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 2917

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

I love how Republicans are telling Democrats how we have zero chance and why, from their right wing echo chamber. Republicans list a bunch of people and reasons they love their current leader. Sexual assault, over inflated ego, yelling, etc. The difference between Democrats and Republicans is Democ...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 2917

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

I think Elizabeth warren is the strongest, she has the skillset to create political occasions. Unfortunately her personal conduct is irredeemable - like John Edwards, like HRC’s Iraq invasion vote, like Ted Kennedy’s drunk driving manslaughter during an adulterous fling in 1969. Things things are pe...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 2917

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

The Democratic Party needs to explain what its platform is. The candidate who can do that will be the nominee. Personal arrogance is not a platform - while Trump was arrogant, he had an electrifying policy platform. Clinton was merely arrogant because she thought that was enough.

Jump to post
by Flighty
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 27
Views: 2320

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

The original big jet simulators ran using banks of computers that cost millllllllions and millions of dollars. Even to run, cool, and maintain these old computers would have cost a fortune. It was cheaper than running a quad jet, but probably not by all that much. Once I got to millions and million...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump a No-Go in 20-20?
Replies: 35
Views: 1736

Re: Trump a No-Go in 20-20?

I think Trump is reasonably popular. That is the thing about “populism.” That is why the cool people hate him. He could win again. He knows how.

Jump to post
by Flighty
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.
Replies: 24
Views: 3328

Re: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.

Interesting add for sure. Can CRJ-700/900s land at HHH? If so, I can see DL adding service to ATL down the road. Can they? Yes. Can they when they're full, tankering fuel, gusty conditions, or on a contaminated runway? Not consistently, even if only 1/4 of those conditions are present. The 175 has ...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 4886

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

I think it's safe to say a majority of "liberals" are interested in a long-term workable solution to immigration, one that solves for the immigrants you desire the most and a humane way of dealing with those you should succor in their desperate struggle to survive. We all want the first b...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 27
Views: 2320

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

The original big jet simulators ran using banks of computers that cost millllllllions and millions of dollars. Even to run, cool, and maintain these old computers would have cost a fortune. It was cheaper than running a quad jet, but probably not by all that much.

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 4886

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Maybe the executive order is to make all illegal immigrants "diplomats", therefore ending birthright citizenship? But that doesn't do anything to the "birth tourism", though. It's one thing to argue that illegal immigrants are not "under jurisdiction" (Which, well, is ...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 16847

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Sully is a good guy who did good work. And the US regional aviation system is among the world's best (and likely safest) airline pilot training regimens. It is good to be vigilant, but the performance and safety of US regionals has been excellent, with or without the 1500 hour requirement. A close a...

Jump to post
by Flighty
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7373

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Fun fact, HP/US thought about doing PHX-PPT in the 2000s when they launched Hawaii.

Jump to post