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by timpdx
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 33
Views: 2192

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

I've done LTN-LGW. That trip along the M25 will give even this Los Angeles native pause. It's a serious hike on the National Express bus. I do not wish to repeat that connection ever. FR to DY.

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by timpdx
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Should airlines have a "Black Friday" sale?

2-3 years ago I scored a $600 return trip to Rarotonga on Air New Zealand for Cyber Monday. And notice was short. I was off on my trip within 2 weeks.

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by timpdx
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET to launch LFW-LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: ET to launch LFW-LAX

So LAX joins the 6 continent club. Interesting add. ET press release: Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome,...

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by timpdx
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 326
Views: 28604

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

New adds for the end of the year, most segments I've ever flown in a year, not the most mileage, though (that was in 2010) APRIL: LAX-ARN DY 788 (new segment, new airport) ARN-DXB DY 738 (new segment, new airport) DXB-ALA KC 321 (new segment, new airport, new airline) MAY ALA-FRU KC 320 (new segment...

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by timpdx
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18751

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

I really wanted to try ET DUB-LAX one way from Europe last July. Catch FR up to DUB and onward. But they were just not competitive at all one way, had to go with U2 and DY through LGW. Oh well, I tried.

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by timpdx
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 13780

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Why would they give up on their biggest asset: minutes to the Strip? There isn't a large US airport closest to its biggest asset than LAS.

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by timpdx
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 2276

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

Well, I just booked my first Basic Economy ticket on AA, and it is a CONSIDERABLE difference in fare. $60 LAX-ORD. Regular Economy is $384 (OW fares) So maybe, at least sometimes, there is something to the BE fare bucket.

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by timpdx
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 326
Views: 28604

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Stacked up to be one of my bigger travel years, lots of unique adds, unique airports, airlines and such) APRIL: LAX-ARN DY 788 (new segment, new airport) ARN-DXB DY 738 (new segment, new airport) DXB-ALA KC 321 (new segment, new airport, new airline) MAY ALA-FRU KC 320 (new segment) FRU-TAS HY 757 T...

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by timpdx
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5995

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Yes, you can transit w/o visa, as I just did this summer. You cannot leave the sterile area, and you cannot switch airports, like to VKO. I had to make double sure my transit there didn't involve another airport. Another fellow on a Stans tour I was on did not notice the VKO on his second leg and ne...

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by timpdx
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5995

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Yeah. SU has been doing this for a few years now. Even US-Eastern Europe are by far cheaper through SVO. If they want to really do this, they need to fix the visa situation. If not just for IRROPS situations. Even China has loosened up with 72 hrs w/o visa connecting onwards thru their hubs.

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by timpdx
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 5104

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

Da Nang is on fire. Spent a month in the area last year. Good move for Qatar.

But LAX is my airport, so those $400 giveaway fares on the Chinese carrriers are my friend to SE Asia. No need to go the long way 'round through DOH. :)

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by timpdx
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights
Replies: 35
Views: 5197

Re: Current and record longest B772 & B773 flights

Surprised AUH-LAX is a 77W now. Flown the segment many times now and the LF is lousy outside the holidays. The used to stuff the LR full of freight, though. 789 seems so much more appropriate.

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by timpdx
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 32494

Re: Airbus A220

Ok, very interesting. Wasting no time bringing the C-Series into the Airbus family.

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by timpdx
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 engine issues: How do they decide which routes to keep the aircraft on?
Replies: 8
Views: 2754

Re: Norwegian 787 engine issues: How do they decide which routes to keep the aircraft on?

Just flew LGW LAX on DI and we pulled right up next to the Wamos 744 at the remote stands. I was wondering this exact thing, 'I wonder if this is a sub due to the RR issue' but my light operated on the 789 as scheduled.

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by timpdx
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1618
Views: 591016

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sorry, just flew out of TLS, but looking west towards sunset could only make out QR and CX. My EZY window was crap, too.

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by timpdx
Mon May 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention LHR locals - Uzbek 787 due Tuesday evening.
Replies: 4
Views: 1262

Re: Attention LHR locals - Uzbek 787 due Tuesday evening.

I appreciate unique craft at unusual stops. HY has given me some interesting rides. Got a TU154b 8 years ago and just 2 weeks ago got their 752. First ride in one of those outside North America. Wish I could have bagged the IL96 out of TAS to Moscow back in 2010. Saw the Aeroflot beauty at TAS back ...

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by timpdx
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 43
Views: 8888

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

Meh, I just don't want trouble transiting SVO in a few weeks with a US passport.

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by timpdx
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3690

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

Yep EiFS or some variant. When it goes, it goes.

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by timpdx
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3690

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

http://www.koaa.com/story/37971373/crew ... gs-airport
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Fire on roof, photos in the link, doesn't look too bad, but its night, so hard to tell the real damage. To me, looks like the external cladding is burning, not a major structural fire.

http://www.koaa.com/story/37971373/crew ... gs-airport

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by timpdx
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump launches attack in Syria
Replies: 169
Views: 5880

Re: Trump launches attack in Syria

Really curious as to how the much hyped Russian S400 performs here.

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by timpdx
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7261

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

The $5 billion is supposed to cover everything, which the APM is a big part of. Whole project is called LAMP. Landside Access Modernization Program. Thats how it gets up to 5bn. From LAWA: he APM, which will be free of charge to all users, will consist of an elevated 2.25-mile-long guideway with six...

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by timpdx
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9671

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Agree with flyguy, Amazon logistics is HORRIBLE. Its like they hire Joe off the street and, if he feels like it, he goes out and delivers, and if tired and finishes the job tomorrow or whenever. Just awful. Look at some of these comments that are popping up on the web on this news, and I agree with ...

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by timpdx
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 10323

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

Can AI buy back the 772LRs that they sold to EY? Etihad is getting rid of them.

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by timpdx
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 7911

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

Seychelles is really not seeking to be flooded with tourism. Its a rather expensive visit and they want to keep it that way. Certainly food and lodging is right up there with the most expensive places I've ever been. Like Moscow/London expensive.

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by timpdx
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 21376

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

And flightradar24 was spot on with correct equipment, inc. Registration #.

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by timpdx
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 21376

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

And Flightradar 24 does indeed indicate an A321NEO

24 Jan Los Angeles (LAX) Reykjavik (KEF) A21N (TF-SKY) 8:15 11:20 AM 11:42 AM 4:20 AM

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by timpdx
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 21376

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Here is the text from the Dutch article run through google translate: Flight WW173 left at 16.00 from Keflavik Airport last Tuesday and arrived at Los Angeles Airport exactly 8 hours and 40 minutes later. The return flight on Wednesday lasted 25 minutes shorter. The Airbus A321neo has a wider range ...

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by timpdx
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3548

Re: Effects of Alaska 8.9 earthquake on ANC operations

Its a 7.9, big, big difference. Hawaii just cancelled tsunami warning. Looking at the moment tensor solution, looks like a mostly strike slip quake, not a thrust type quake. Also well out to sea, I wouldnt expect much damage, if any, at ANC. Like here in California, they will inspect the runway and ...

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by timpdx
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 4873

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

On a plane, yes, but only domestic, and we were on the ground, taxiing at the moment. LAX to EWR. I've done 2 New Years from Japan, New Years in Tokyo then to LAX for a second New Years. I always looks for New Years or Christmas flights as they can be cheaper during the holidays. And I've done my bi...

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by timpdx
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19646

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

There was an episode of Full House (American Sit-com) Where Stephanie and Michelle accidentally boarded a flight to Auckland (out of SFO) and had to go all the way and back. not at all related to this incident, but made me think of it immediately. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0584117/ Which was base...

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by timpdx
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19850

Re: United ending Xian

But when fares are $700 R/T to china right now ...on a high fare day. Some days, secondary China-LAX is selling for just over $400, roundtrip, all in. And not just on secondary carriers either; I've routinely seen sub-$500 fares on CA/MU as well. Right. Went to Vietnam on CA in May. The only reason...

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by timpdx
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pop up ad completely obscuring site
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Pop up ad completely obscuring site

Im getting scam full page unclosable pop ups, Chrome galaxy S8. (Win $200 Walmart gift card)

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by timpdx
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3473
Views: 416368

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

seabosdca wrote:

One-class maximum density: ~299 seats, ~4200 nm with full pax/bags
Domestic US style seating: ~249 seats, ~4500 nm with full pax/bags
International (J/Y) style seating: ~199-215 seats, ~4750 nm with full pax/bags


I like those stats and agree that is a nice slot to put the 797.

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by timpdx
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea detonates stronger nuke
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

North Korea detonates stronger nuke

This one has a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, signifigantly higher than previous tests. Indication of H- bomb potential?

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by timpdx
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 3148

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

*means bankrupt/merged airline North America 01-Delta 02-Alaska 03-Jet Blue 04-Southwest 05-United 06-American 07-Sun Country 08-Hawaiian 09-Northwest* 10-Alleghany* 11-People Express* 12-US Air* 13-TWA* 14-Pan Am* 15-Mohawk* 16-Air Cal* 17-PSA* 18-Reno Air* 19-Continental* 20-Virgin America* Latin ...

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by timpdx
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10947

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

I've carried close to that amount, too. I took a -Stans tour that required payment in cash. For the flight LAX-ICN and ICN-TAS you better believe that the cash was in my little bag under my feet and not in the overhead. I had a day and night in Seoul, too and didn't leave it in the hotel, either.

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by timpdx
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN
Replies: 37
Views: 8962

Re: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN

Yes, that. Lol. And yes I told the "above the line" folks that a 767 doesn't have the range from Auckland to LA. Yes, NZ does RAR LAX (and I've flown on that route a bunch of times). I'll post pics tomorrow of what we did on the MLG. But, hey, got an all access pass to the Gimli Glider and...

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by timpdx
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN
Replies: 37
Views: 8962

Re: Gimli Glider a/c C-GAUN

I had the opportunity to see her at Mojave, climb around and measure her. Then made a 3d model and working drawings of the landing gear so that the main gear could be recreated for an action scene for the TV show Scorpion. The main gear was mostly made of wood for the shoot, then salvaged hydraulics...

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by timpdx
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 10121

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

Its more than laptops, for me, no way was I going to put expensive camera gear in the hold. And I have a kindle as I would like to read some on my 16:45 hour AUH-LAX sector.

Preclearance has a new, larger setup at AUH than when they first implemented it. Its great. And I'm glad EY solved the issue.

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by timpdx
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL
Replies: 16
Views: 7450

Re: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL

Legacy US Air

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by timpdx
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express
Replies: 12
Views: 3403

Re: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express

To clarify to people outside the US: Panda Express is not an airline of any sort, but a fast food Chinese place in the terminal (I'm sure I have eaten at this one)

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by timpdx
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 11417

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

Just flew an Air China 789, and they were twin jacks. Why they were installed on a new airframe like that, I have no idea. But it's China, there may be no explanation.

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by timpdx
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern
Replies: 46
Views: 11693

Re: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern???

Then there is this from the Philippines which I flew on a few months ago

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by timpdx
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16205

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Flown EY out of LAX 4 times in the last couple years. Its never full, and you almost always have a row of seats in Y. Don't know the LF up front. Also notice that they do stuff the bird full of freight. Can't imagine its a big money maker, its a long, long flight.

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by timpdx
Mon May 22, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 9705

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

It's expensive. WN and AS both have horrid shorter notice fares. Flew to PDX out of LAX 2 weeks ago because it was nearly triple to do the flight out of BUR. LGB was double. Love BUR to death, but unless I book way in advance, it's just too expensive.

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by timpdx
Mon May 15, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now bus companies are signing up to open airlines in Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Now bus companies are signing up to open airlines in Argentina

Buquebus, a bus and ferry carrier between Uruguay and Buenos Aires dabbled in air service a few years ago. I think they tried to fill the void when Pluna went bankrupt. BQB as the Buquebus owned airline was named, lasted like a year or two. I don't hold much hope for these two new airlines, either.

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by timpdx
Sat May 13, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30913

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries

Flew domestic today PDX-LAX and TSA in Portland was making verbal announcements to the extent of "take all personal devices out of your bags, as of yesterday all get screened separately...iPads, e-readers....not just laptops anymore."

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by timpdx
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24156

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

What a disgrace, given their marketing dept experience this is the best IAG can come up with? Almost lost for words. :vomit: There might actually be a marketing strategy behing it. Cheap sounding and looking brands are associated with low prices which is what the target customers are looking for. C...

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by timpdx
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24156

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

If I were drinking coffee right now it would be all over my keyboard. Is that really the livery? It screams cheap, but not in a good way. Looks like they got someone on Fiverr do the graphics job. For all of five euros.

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by timpdx
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 217314

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Please, please, please get rid of the white background box that appears every time a new post quotes an old post. Against the blue background it's like staring at a bare lightbulb in a dark room. And I do a fair amount of reading at night so I love the blue, just the quotes box coming in white is ju...

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