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by scutfarcus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7085

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

How is this boeing's fault? Sue Donald Trump.

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by scutfarcus
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 37
Views: 5701

Is the route map dead?

Bit of a rant... Like many of you I love looking at route maps. Mainly just for kicks but also so that I can see clearly where an airline flies non-stop. You used to be able to get a clear route map on almost any airline's website. The really good ones allowed you to mouse-over a city and easily see...

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by scutfarcus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX
Replies: 133
Views: 15396

Re: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX

Wow, I'm amazed to see MSN-SFO before MKE-SFO but so it goes! Hope the latter sees the light of day some day.

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by scutfarcus
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3769

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

"reading the terms of their ticket" Although this guy is obviously an idiot, berating people for not reading terms and conditions doesn't help matters. Maybe he doesn't fly much? Maybe someone booked the ticket for him? Most people don't read terms and conditions on things. Fees like this ...

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by scutfarcus
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blimp crash at US Open
Replies: 14
Views: 3545

Re: Blimp crash at US Open

"Omg please tell me that is a United ad on the side of it"

No, it's actually PenFed, a credit union. But that would have been darkly funny.

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by scutfarcus
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13262

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

I feel pretty good about MKE over RFD. First of all MKE is rolling out the red carpet for any and all new flights - especially Europe which they've never had. The city and local press would go bananas for it. Second, MKE is not much further from Chicago than RFD but is a far better established airpo...

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by scutfarcus
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 24836

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

I find it funny that people defend this practice, though if it's legal, why not?

I guess I'm a no good communist because I think charging for seat selection (aside from premium seats) should simply be illegal. This is why we have basic consumer protection laws. Feel free to disagree :stirthepot:

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by scutfarcus
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara
Replies: 34
Views: 4135

Re: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara

"A lot of business travelers throughout the year can use this direct flight," I gotta be honest - I don't think a lot of business travelers are going to take a redeye to GDL. No disrespect to Volaris, this service is a great addition to MKE, but traveling for business, the preference will ...

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by scutfarcus
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will AA stick with Alaska as partner?
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

How long will AA stick with Alaska as partner?

Given Delta's (not so surprising) divorce from Alaska as a frequent flyer partner, how much longer do you all think AA will last? It seems like a much more friendly arrangement than Delta but still, with the Virgin merger well underway it would seem a little tension might brew. Any thoughts?

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by scutfarcus
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2016: AA MIA Reshuffle, MIA-SLC Gone;VS Out of ORD, 3M Big Cuba Cuts
Replies: 62
Views: 10683

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2016: AA MIA Reshuffle, MIA-SLC Gone;VS Out of ORD, 3M Big Cuba Cuts

85 Miles ... Indeed!

But still, that's 85 miles with a lot of hassle. I too am surprised at the lack of AA love in MKE.

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by scutfarcus
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara
Replies: 34
Views: 4135

Re: Volaris starting Milwaukee - Guadalajara

Wow great news! Pity it's a redeye, but you've got to start somewhere!

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by scutfarcus
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Re: New United Routes

SFO - MKE! I've been waiting years for it :-)

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by scutfarcus
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA expansion
Replies: 25
Views: 6236

Re: LGA expansion

Loving everything I've seen about LGA these days except one thing: GROUND TRANSPORTATION. The current AirTrain plan is a complete disgrace that will cost a gazillion dollars and accomplish nothing. The AirTrain needs to go west and connect directly with the Subway, ideally at Astoria or better yet, ...

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by scutfarcus
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA MKE-SFO Next Year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1678

Re: UA MKE-SFO Next Year?

I love the idea! But yes, a dream at this point. I would expect MKE-LAX on Delta sooner as well.

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by scutfarcus
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13044

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

This sounds fine to me!

I reckon about 1/3 of the time when I fly United I wind up sitting there waiting for a gate to open. Granted I'm flying at premium times but still I would gladly get out and rid a bus rather than sit there for 20-30 minutes twiddling my thumbs.

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by scutfarcus
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Traffic Nightmare
Replies: 32
Views: 7157

Re: LGA Traffic Nightmare

This all seems quite predictable. So... why not just shut down car access and open a dedicated shuttle bus lane that goes to some remote lot? And is also open to MTA busses. As a bonus, why not offer a special manhattan shuttle bus for the next couple years that runs right to key locations in Manhat...

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by scutfarcus
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH/IND/MKE to illustrate Milwaukee bleed to ORD
Replies: 49
Views: 5255

Re: CMH/IND/MKE to illustrate Milwaukee bleed to ORD

Great discussion. Seems like a lot of this bleed may also be about AA and United protecting their hub at ORD too (I'm guessing) as well as Delta not having much interest in overflying DTW & MSP. So that would seem to open the door to another airline to pick up some of this pent up demand. My rad...

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by scutfarcus
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burning Man 747 Project Actually Happening...
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Burning Man 747 Project Actually Happening...

http://sfist.com/2016/08/16/burning_man ... ting_d.php

Pretty cool!
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I did not think this would get off the ground, so to speak, but the project to bring a 747 to burning man and turn it into a roving art-car, party machine, moving disco extravaganza is at least partly underway: http://sfist.com/2016/08/16/burning_man ... ting_d.php

Pretty cool!

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by scutfarcus
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL11 LHR-MSP-STL ???
Replies: 18
Views: 2722

Re: DL11 LHR-MSP-STL ???

I call these "liar's flights" because, frankly, listing them is dishonest. I think that airlines list them (and maybe are encouraged by airports) simply for the vanity aspect of it - to show that there is a "direct flight" from STL to London and people who don't know any better w...

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by scutfarcus
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 30549

Re: New Site.

Yikes. Well I'm trying to be open minded, but the compact nature of the old site made it MUCH MUCH MUCH easier to see what was new in one quick glance. This design seems like you're favoring mobile devices. I know that's all the rage these days but I think doing it just for the sake of doing it real...

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by scutfarcus
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 29805

RE: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

Don't small aircraft negotiate this kind of thing all the time? Or is there something particular about this being a test flight that annoys Russia?

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by scutfarcus
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA-SFO Nonstop United Starts Sept 8
Replies: 20
Views: 7564

RE: OMA-SFO Nonstop United Starts Sept 8

Good stuff. Curious if this increases the likelihood of a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> nonstop from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wis...

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by scutfarcus
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena Island Airport Opening Soon (pictures)
Replies: 106
Views: 28862

RE: St Helena Island Airport Opening Soon (pictures)

For a building that will be used (barely) once a week this seems like pretty drastic overkill! But still, would be fun to visit!

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by scutfarcus
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Applies For Austin And Milwaukee
Replies: 41
Views: 4935

RE: Volaris Applies For Austin And Milwaukee

Great news for <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>. It couldn't be *that* expensive to throw another Jet Bridge on the little Int'l terminal as it is, right? At least then you could offload two planes at once. I don't think people w...

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by scutfarcus
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Officials Focused On Adding Int'l Flights
Replies: 15
Views: 3819

RE: MKE Officials Focused On Adding Int'l Flights

Glad to see the effort. I'd love to see him look very hard on upgrading Amtrak to Chicago (which of course was planned years ago before the guv killed it in a bizarre political move). Anyway, speedy service to downtown Chicago and Madison would certainly improve the prospects of <acronym title="Milw...

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by scutfarcus
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was So Wrong With Tower Air?
Replies: 57
Views: 15765

RE: What Was So Wrong With Tower Air?

Ah yes, Tower air. I miss them. They were fun as long as you kept your expectations really low. It was a flying party and the planes were super dirty. Ripped seats & graffiti. One time I flew them and during take off the center overhead bins started shaking violently and half of them popped open...

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by scutfarcus
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE: What Will 2016 Bring?
Replies: 26
Views: 2638

RE: MKE: What Will 2016 Bring?

Not to beat a dead horse but at *some point* Amtrak is going to be upgraded to proper high speed to Chicago, and hopefully to Madison. I really think this will be a turning point for the airport. If it were only 45 minutes from downtown Madison or Chicago with frequent service you'd really see some ...

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by scutfarcus
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE: What Will 2016 Bring?
Replies: 26
Views: 2638

RE: MKE: What Will 2016 Bring?

I would think both Norweigian to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> and WOW to <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF / BIKF), Iceland">KEF</acronym> might actually be realistic at least part of the year. There are a lot of bargain happy people in northern Illinois w...

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by scutfarcus
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Illinois Travelers Using MKE
Replies: 18
Views: 4225

RE: More Illinois Travelers Using MKE

If the state of WI ever allows the Amtrak to get upgraded then MKE will certainly see a lot more growth from Chicagoland.

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by scutfarcus
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Legislation About Baggage Fees?
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

RE: Legislation About Baggage Fees?

You know, it's rather nice. I know the airlines are trying to make money, but whatever Brazil did strikes me as a very pro-consumer move. Any other examples that people know of out there?

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by scutfarcus
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Holding Pen" For US Bound Flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 3994

RE: "Holding Pen" For US Bound Flights?

I call these things "Penalty Boxes"  

I've encountered them at Schipol and Abu Dhabi. As someone above mentioned, they should be phased out at Schipol soon (thankfully).

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by scutfarcus
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Legislation About Baggage Fees?
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Legislation About Baggage Fees?

So I was comparing different fees that airlines charge for different destinations and it seems to vary wildly. For example, United gives you one free bag to Europe then tacks on a whopping $100 for a second bag. To Brazil, however, it seems you're allowed 2 checked bags at no cost. I'm guessing this...

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by scutfarcus
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why No $ Incentive To Cancel A Reservation?
Replies: 39
Views: 3666

Why No $ Incentive To Cancel A Reservation?

Odd question and idea for anyone in airline management: Given that change fees are now $200 and up it's essentially stupid to actually change a flight for the majority of people. I have a flight coming up in fact that i'm not going to be able to take. It's much cheaper to just buy a new ticket later...

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by scutfarcus
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 3511

RE: Wisconsin Aviation Thread

The GreenBay airport thing is a pretty trivial issue, however it's not without merit. I think the problem is that when it comes up in search engined people might think it's referring to Austin TEXAS. Not the kind of people who read this forum, but the average Joe might be legitimately confused. So t...

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by scutfarcus
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Flight WiFi - Will It Ever Be Fast?
Replies: 23
Views: 4489

In Flight WiFi - Will It Ever Be Fast?

Interesting interview with GoGo's CEO: https://www.yahoo.com/travel/gogo-is-well-aware-in-flight-wi-fi-should-be-044613810.html Happy to see them accept the fact that wifi is sometimes unusably slow. Seems optimistic about satellite wifi being faster in the future. I'm kind of surprised that brand n...

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by scutfarcus
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 777 DEL-ORD Diverted To MKE Today
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

RE: AI 777 DEL-ORD Diverted To MKE Today

Always a bummer of a way to visit MKE. I wish they could just offer up busses or the train right away. But to complicated I guess.

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by scutfarcus
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Pranks Passengers With Cleveland Sign
Replies: 7
Views: 5506

RE: Milwaukee Pranks Passengers With Cleveland Sign

Ha! I didn't think this was still there. It's been there for decades - corner of Delaware and Rusk if you want to Google Map is!

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by scutfarcus
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian 787 Diverted To MKE 6/15
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

RE: Royal Jordanian 787 Diverted To MKE 6/15

As an <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> booster I always find it a bummer when people get to land at <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> and just sit there. Must ...

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by scutfarcus
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA Ever Upgauge MKE Or Bring Back Mainline?
Replies: 33
Views: 3555

RE: Will UA Ever Upgauge MKE Or Bring Back Mainline?

I for one would gladly pay a premium for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> on <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>- <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>! Rookie...

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by scutfarcus
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol: Why The Closed Gates?
Replies: 20
Views: 3440

Schiphol: Why The Closed Gates?

Interesting! Great to hear about the remodel... you don't happen to have any links to an article on that?

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by scutfarcus
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol: Why The Closed Gates?
Replies: 20
Views: 3440

Schiphol: Why The Closed Gates?

I love Schipol. But there's one thing I really dislike about it. The strange security screening you have to go through immediately at the gate which then locks you into this purgatory zone with no food or drink. Why does it work this way? Is there no security elsewhere? Seems like this would be much...

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by scutfarcus
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Dramatic Landings...
Replies: 39
Views: 5890

Your Favorite Dramatic Landings...

I thought this would be an amusing "light" topic. I'm helping a friend with an article about the most dramatic views upon landing at airports in the US, and maybe another internationally. In the US, I"m thinking Washington National or San Diego, the kind where you come very close to buildings or fam...

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by scutfarcus
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE Thread 2
Replies: 38
Views: 4479

RE: MKE Thread 2

Good to see the recovery. I still think that if the state of <acronym title="Tradewinds Airlines (USA)">WI</acronym> had been more intelligent about their rail funds (the train was supposed to go from <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acro...

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by scutfarcus
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Illinois Airport Wars
Replies: 17
Views: 3629

RE: Central Illinois Airport Wars

You know, as long as we're fantasizing about new airports and the $$ they'd cost, I'd much rather see money spent on true high speed rail from cities like Peoria and Bloomington straight to O'Hare and onward to Chicago. It would make infinitely more sense that these little connecting flights that co...

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by scutfarcus
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Storm Of The Decade In SFO - DEC11
Replies: 44
Views: 17514

RE: Potential Storm Of The Decade In SFO - DEC11

Yes, it's a big storm but the hyperbole in that news report is terrible... and what's with the photo of the flooded car? Are they taking pictures of the future now? Anyway, I would certainly expect significant delays at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SF...

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by scutfarcus
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Reports Drone Within 10 Feet Of Wing
Replies: 32
Views: 14329

RE: DL Reports Drone Within 10 Feet Of Wing

Although this is certainly concerning, I can't imagine a collision would be any worse than a bird strike, no? Of course, that could be bad and when (not if) it happens people are going to really lose their minds about these things..

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by scutfarcus
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Video On The Best First Classes
Replies: 15
Views: 6584

RE: Interesting Video On The Best First Classes

My god, that video is painfully horrid. "TheRichest" ? how about "TheCheesiest" ....

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by scutfarcus
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New US Routes For Norwegian?
Replies: 39
Views: 5769

RE: Potential New US Routes For Norwegian?

Crazy idea - LGW-MKE ... actually not entirely crazy, marketed as Chicago, maybe only in the summer...

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by scutfarcus
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE To Have New Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

RE: UAE To Have New Airport

This is actually getting sad. A ludicrous waste of money that could be spend doing good - <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> earning better returns. But what do I know  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/sm...

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by scutfarcus
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Column - Build New Airport Between CVG And DAY
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

RE: Column - Build New Airport Between CVG And DAY

50 years too late for this one. Here's a better idea: Spend the money on a proper high speed train from Dayton (and elsewhere) to <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym>. While you're at it, extend it a...

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