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by Flaps
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey part of BRIC
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Turkey part of BRIC

Turkey is loaded with potential. Hopefully they can find a way to ditch Erdogan before he he finishes squandering that potential.

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by Flaps
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 111
Views: 3189

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Informal poll: Does anyone here approve of this course of action by Trump? So far, everyone that has commented here has called this a bad idea except those that have avoided giving an opinion. Do any Trump supporters or non-Trump supporting conservatives like this move? I absolutely support the wal...

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by Flaps
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 125
Views: 17075

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

Agreed we’re all doomed. The UK is too weak and pathetic to survive outside the benevolence of the EU. We should simply set aside the vote and remain because nothing is more important than economic growth. The UK is actually too weak to survive outside a trading block and the only block available t...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2
Replies: 88
Views: 3188

Re: Updated: Amazon Cancels New York City HQ2

The Amazon HQ2 is going to ruin whatever community it settles in. It's really not a loss for anyone. Look at Seattle. Used to be a pretty great place. Now, not so much.

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26529

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Nobody said anything about WN, for all you know it could be a B6/AS merger, aka the only option left to create a nationwide carrier that doesn't involve WN or ULCC's. Any other option is delusional. Ummm, plenty of people have mentioned WN in this very thread. In fact, the post you responded to was...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4229

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

Mackey Convairs, the brightly colored Shawnee planes, old propliners scattered just about everywhere. In the 70's FLL was a spotters paradise.

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by Flaps
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 20391

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

Must be contract time again.

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

May schedule for AA is out. Some interesting changes. - PHX cut down to 1x daily A319. Has this route ever been 1x daily before? Wonder if DL to SLC and WN are having an effect on them. - LGA sees a capacity boost and even picks up mainline in the form of 1x daily E190. The whole schedule is as fol...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 4486

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

I think Tomi Lahren should give a rebuttal to Stacy Abrams' rebuttal. They could call it the STFU Address......

:hyper: :box: :stirthepot: :duck:

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by Flaps
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 4486

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

Is she actually smart enough to digest, process and give an informed rebuttal regarding the actual contents of the speech or will she simply be performing the usual democrat ritual of reading text from a teleprompter that was prepared from party talking points before the speech was even given? I'm g...

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by Flaps
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Aggressive” Easyjet passenger snaps phone in half forces emergency landing
Replies: 15
Views: 3987

Re: “Aggressive” Easyjet passenger snaps phone in half forces emergency landing

Pheeew... he broke his own phone. That’s okay. When reading the thread title I thought he broke the phone of another passenger - pure horror. :sorry: Yeah, that makes it a little better. Oh, wait.... When he realized we were landing in Scotland to arrest him, he kicked off and smashed his phone up....

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 8743

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

Why is Savannah so popular with G4? Hilton Head. You would be surprised at how many of G4's pax are actually quite wealthy and use G4 to commute back and forth to their beach/resort properties. The average G4 passenger isn't quite the low end of the market one might expect from a ULCC. The income o...

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14265

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

You are missing the point I was trying make. My apologies for not being clearer. The point I was trying to make was that even a failure of that magnitude resulted in only one fatality, the FA and no passengers. Still a terrible tragedy and someone died horribly. But the entire top of the plane blew...

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14265

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

Do you remember that Tugg? I certainly do: a flight attendant got sucked out and died, unless you think she is not really dead because they didn't find her body. Truth is that anybody not buckled in their seat near the front cabin of Aloha 243 was in a very dire situation and could have suffered th...

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 125
Views: 27276

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

I recently watched a documentary on Lynyrd Skynyrd and same issue, huge tour and huge dollars but they chose to fly a rusting hulk and it flew them right into terrain. At least get yourself in a Pilatus if you're going to go single prop..sad story and a terrible post in social media from him saying...

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346
Replies: 27
Views: 4093

Re: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346

What are second hand 380’s selling for? At what point do they need to be priced at to entice IAG? Buy used at good prices, lower the risk and then if they work out you have a tougher decision to make. But in the meantime you have an excellent hub tool. Hard to gauge a price because they aren't sell...

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How is the shutdown affecting you? How is it affecting your operations?
Replies: 24
Views: 3590

Re: How is the shutdown affecting you? How is it affecting your operations?

ZERO impact to my operations thus far. One Sunday night out of the entire shutdown our TSA which is normally open 24/7 closed at 2100. Other than that one instance there have been no TSA issues, no ATC issues and no customs issues. All staff have been polite and efficient as always. They have receiv...

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Security issue - deplaning pax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2729

Re: Security issue - deplaning pax ?

Sometimes a passenger does get by the podium without their boarding pass being scanned. If there are people crowding the podium, larger, disorganized families trying to get their act together near the podium or any other types of commotion or distraction around the scanning process a passenger gets ...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2857
Views: 533055

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Having read all of the engineering theories above ad nauseum I have two things to say: First - Thanks for all of the engineering insight on things that I do not need to know in order to fly an aircraft under normal or emergency conditions. It is useful to have this knowledge from a general systems s...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4373

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

Well now it's well established that airline employees think it's just fine to keep passengers trapped in aluminum tubes for as long as an airline chooses. Look for future federal laws mandating $25,000 fines for each passenger not de-planed within 20 minutes of touchdown. As you have been told nume...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

" Allegheny County Airport Authority wants partial subsidies back from Wow Air " "The Iceland-based carrier suspended flights from Pittsburgh Jan. 11, and airport officials are not expecting it back any time soon. In fact, the Allegheny County Airport Authority is seeking a return of...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14323

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

MalevTU134 wrote:
Atlwarrior wrote:
This really could have happen in any large international city.

Highly unlikely in Europe

Highly unlikely in Canada, the US or most of Asia for that matter either.

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested
Replies: 31
Views: 4373

Re: AeroMexico Flt 662, two passengers arrested

Another point in the article states that there were two immigration officers were working, (this was in the middle of a weekday). Does OAK have a typical setup with immigration and customs separate? If so, processing a flight with two officers probably is not possible. Precisely There are additiona...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your tips for losing weight easily?
Replies: 40
Views: 2169

Re: What are your tips for losing weight easily?

Eat less.
Exercise more.

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Indigo Partners did not invest in Wow Air just to watch them close down operations. That is not yet a done deal. The agreement is subject to the cancellation of all warrants which has not happened as of yet (at least as of January 9) per WOW's own disclosure. Meanwhile the bleeding continues. https...

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 573229002/


Personally, I very much doubt that WOW will be serving any cities come summer.
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ConcourseZ wrote:


Personally, I very much doubt that WOW will be serving any cities come summer.

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2857
Views: 533055

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

this: These were Lion Air "pilots". "Flying" a jet that should have returned to base on the previous leg. This plane should not have been in the air at all. Nothing is wrong with MCAS, the lack of redundancy in the AoA sensor chain is the defect here. But, reading the reports of...

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 292
Views: 63009

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I'd like to see BOAC, BEA, BCAL and then maybe Cambrian and Northeast. The whole WT concept should remain dead in it's crypt where it belongs.

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by Flaps
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I heard awhile back that Trego totally overpromised what they could handle to NK management when they bid for that contract. They probably routinely do it for every other one they work here also. Don't forhet theg are severely short staffed.....always have been.....I heard more than a few horror st...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Word is Trego Dugan has some new Kloaders and pushbacks at PIT. Haven’t seen them yet, but this seems to confirm the rumors that Trego is going to be BA’s ground handler. On another note, what’s going on with WFS? Ever since Trego cane they got all the new passenger contracts and WFS has only has B...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 52
Views: 10958

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

Jordan Aviation's Airbus A320 JY-JAC, 29th on the line, ex-Ansett Airlines, BH Air & Greece Airways, first flight January 5th, 1989, just became the first A320 to reach 30 years in service last week. According to FR24, it is currently flying segments around Ammann almost every day. What kind of...

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by Flaps
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Why hasn’t PIT had as much success as Cleveland and Columbus in getting as much Spirit and Frontier service? Those carriers are here to stay…there’s no reason I can think of for those two to be any less successful in PIT PIT has as much NK service as CMH, plus you have LBE also supporting NK servic...

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by Flaps
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 37192

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Please correct me if I am wrong but I seem to recall that the PIT CEO's compensation is partly based on destinations served. If correct that would certainly explain the pursuit of shaky projects like Southern, OneJet and Via.. Southern seems to be working reasonably well but Via's prospects are at l...

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by Flaps
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spy? Or Russophile Moron
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: Spy? Or Russophile Moron

It is kind of a weird situation, at least on the surface. Butina appears to be a legitimate asset with some value. This Whelan guy seems to be just an idiot of no real value to anyone. Unless of course that is his cover and there is more to this than there appears?

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 26529

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

I'll agree with most of what Enilria stated above about wanting to be a legacy and having costs that go with that strategy. I do not however want to see ANY more mergers. We have too many mega carriers in the US as it is. I think their best strategy is to swallow the bitter pill of reality and start...

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by Flaps
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 155
Views: 9690

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

After the Khasshogi incident, you would think Saudi Arabia would be on a charm offensive, but apparently not. :sarcastic: Oh no, it's a woman so it's different, in Saudi eyes. It's as if livestock escaped for them. Also I'm pretty sure the Khasshogi thing was more about Turkey extorting the US for ...

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by Flaps
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 9592

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

I never understand the posts about airliners being “based” at TFS or LPA in this example. Do EU airlines “base” aircraft at these airports like an Air Force does? Do the 6 planes at TFS all come back everyday or every few days for maintenance there. In the US, the planes just go around the system a...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 6712

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

Hirohito followed this path and ignored the advice of his brilliant Admiral Yamamoto. That did not work out so well for either of them, for their nation or their people. Never underestimate the power, determination and will of the United States. We may be a deeply flawed nation and a deeply flawed a...

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by Flaps
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetbridge incident at BWI
Replies: 29
Views: 5980

Re: Jetbridge incident at BWI

The images I have seen do not look like a collapse of the jetbridge. Both screws look level, tires look low but they all do. If I had to guess (from my years of driving those things) they were in a rush to get the jetbridge on the aircraft and the front bumper or door got caught and raised the jetw...

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by Flaps
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 205079

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Gsasala wrote:
Does anyone know why Delta keeps flying 757s to and from PIT from airports that aren't Delta hubs?


Sports charters.

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by Flaps
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 205079

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The FlyLouie flight is interesting. The regular fare they quoted is about $400-$500 higher than taking a traditional flight from PIT. Would a ton less hassle flying out of AGC. Looks like HPN is about an hour drive to Manhattan. Many drive times from LGA and JFK to Manhattan are in the same boat. ....

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by Flaps
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 205079

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cargo ops continuing to ramp up. UPS running 3 flights in from SDF tonight (1 MD-11 and 2 B752s). PHL upgraded to an A306. An extra section from RIC (B752) just arrived and another one from CAE (A306) is scheduled for later today. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/5X1156 https://www.flight...

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by Flaps
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

If Iran were to buy 500 SSJ they would be better off building them themselves under license on a production line in Iran. All politics aside, Iran has proven itself to be quite capable when it comes to keeping aging aircraft flying. A lot of that skill could transfer over to production with Russian ...

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by Flaps
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California to tax text messages
Replies: 68
Views: 3079

Re: California to tax text messages

I must be reading a completely different thread than most. It seems to me that most of the hate and derision is coming from liberals. There has actually been little comment from the so called right. In fact I don't see a single hateful comment from the right among the few comments that even come fro...

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by Flaps
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old route info for YYZ-TCB; an unlikely pair!
Replies: 11
Views: 1743

Re: Old route info for YYZ-TCB; an unlikely pair!

Laker flew 727's to and from The Bahamas from 1992-2005. Scheduled and charters. I'm not aware of them having any scheduled flights to either airport on Abaco but charters might be a possibility.

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by Flaps
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3661

Re: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019

I hate zone boarding. Load them up by row, back to front. That way all of the idiots that cant get their bags put away and their crap together aren't blocking all of the rest of the passengers from boarding and getting situated. I've done numerous time studies on it over the years and row boarding f...

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by Flaps
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain
Replies: 44
Views: 7793

Re: NCAA basketball game canceled due to charter pilot not wanting to land in rain

Perhaps it was a "high minimums" captain who felt he could not get in due to that restriction. I've seen that plenty of times with new captains.

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by Flaps
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January
Replies: 61
Views: 5382

Re: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January

DAB-MCO is only 50 miles (by air). It would be faster to just drive to MCO. I see his point when it comes to connections, though. Delta ran the route when they had the Orlando hub. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J327A using Tapatalk What equipment did they use? Comair Brasilia? Comair EMB110 Bandeirante. ...

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by Flaps
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29431

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Just a reminder: US Airways flew the largest airbus fleet in the world bevause they got into a spat with Boeing over who was to blame for US427. They went from zero Airbus jets to over 400 in the stroke of a pen. History repeats itself. Not exactly an apples to apples comparison. US was also in sev...

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by Flaps
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 414
Views: 67014

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

If Indigo is able to figure out a way to shift assets around seasonally among their various parts they might be able to make it work. Strip the Icelandic operations to bare bones during the winter and use those assets elsewhere while beefing up the Icelandic operations in the summer using aircraft f...

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