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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why are some threads deleted?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Why are some threads deleted?

Over time, I have noticed a bunch of my threads have been deleted. All of my DEREGULATION threads---GONE All of my AIRLINE CELEBRATION threads---GONE One thread in particular, I used to to use to find an archive link to the OLD TERMINALS site----it's GONE Here are a few of the many threads from 20 ...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20780

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

To me, the whole process of waiting on the bus added time I had never experienced at an airport in which the FIS was in the same building as the arrival gate. In May, I landed at ATL and had gone through customs and rechecked my bag within 25 minutes of exiting the aircraft. 25 minutes after disemb...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One in Colombia?
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Air Force One in Colombia?

Spotted the USA 747 at the Bogotà airport this morning, out by the hangars with the military aircraft. Is this real deal? Or an older version getting service/repurposing? (Just joined, don’t know how to post photo on mobile) AF1 is not in Columbia. A look on SkyVector for a TFR in the northern New ...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20780

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

When I landed at Gate A23 on Air France, we exited the plane and went down a short hallway right into one of the buggies, which took us across to the main terminal (near the Z gates) for customs. I can't imagine this is the procedure for every international arrival, though. Seems hopelessly ineffic...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20780

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Saw some interesting action the other day at DCA: 1) Rapidly shifting winds causing all the anticipated Rwy 1 departures to be rejected (10+ knot tail wind) and all the aircraft taxiied up 1/19 to prepare for Rwy 19 departures. Looked like a conga line. 2) Saw a departure off Rwy 22 for the first t...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20780

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

While F9 hasn't yet announced any plans to re-enter BWI, F9 used to serve BWI in the past, and F9 has also recently re-entered (or already announced plans to re-enter) other destinations that it previously pulled out of. If F9 re-enters BWI, F9 could possibly add nonstop service to AUS, CVG, JAX, M...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: When will this website be upgraded to https?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Why no SSL for airliners.net?

When will this website be upgraded to https? I don't understand why Airliners.net has not yet implemented their SSL? With all of the major changes (i.e. Google requiring it), why has Airliners.net not implemented one? An SSL costs $8.99/year and takes about 30 minutes of a developers time to implem...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did a Delta A350 fly over North Korea to Seoul?
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: Did a Delta A350 fly over North Korea to Seoul?

We've had threads like this in the past, and it's caused a lot of confusion. Flight trackers that rely on ADS-B will project the flight path when out of range of an ADS-B receiver. This can be altered in the settings by turning off or adjusting the projection estimation. That estimate isn't based on...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Flew Over Baltimore 8/12?
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: What Flew Over Baltimore 8/12?

Does anyone know what flew over Baltimore this afternoon around noon with afterburners? It sounded like it took off from Martin State and flew over Parkville heading south. I ran outside, but wasn't in time to see it. It was loud enough for all the neighbors on the street to come outside and ask ea...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Closing of Threads in Civil Aviation Forums
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Closing of Threads in Civil Aviation Forums

Threads are locked for numerous reasons whether that be a new edition, bumped threads, threads going off topic, personal attacks, etc. While as a user you may think everything has removed that has violated a rule in one way or another we as moderators have access to those deleted posts which are no...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?

The only explanation I have received is 'because the mod decided so'. Oh and the travel forum has less than 10% as many posts and topics as the Civ Av forum. As the moderator who moved it, the thread was reported of which the reporter suggested it was suited better to the Travel, Polls and Preferen...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? Engaging in a target of interest is a HUGE decision, so it's not exactly that simple. They would need...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? Engaging in a target of interest is a HUGE decision, so it's not exactly that simple. They would need...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Controllers are offered (paid) trauma leave after serious incidents. It can be up to 45 days with counseling if the controller opts for it. More often than not, many controllers will only take a few days at most. Interesting. I was a 911 operator in college.....talked through many suicides (and att...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?

Given the vast disparity in participation levels between the two forums, moving it seems to be very convenient way of avoiding serious discussion on the topic. At the very moment there is front page thread on Civ Av forum that discusses a deboarding incident with AA. How is this any different? Firs...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I really hope the ATC guy gets a lot of help with this, he would be pretty cut up at a guess having spoke to Rich for so long... Wes... Controllers are offered (paid) trauma leave after serious incidents. It can be up to 45 days with counseling if the controller opts for it. More often than not, ma...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 89830

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Would ATC get training on how to deal with a pilot (rogue or otherwise) that is flying in an imbalanced state? The controller seemed to do a really good job. Controllers are trained to quickly recognize abnormal behavior and situations, and to act accordingly. A huge part of training is recognizing...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?

Fair enough, but why should it be moved from the Civil Aviation forum? Moderators move threads to the forum they deem most appropriate. I agree with the determination by that moderator that it be moved. Some people seem to view topics being moved out of Civ Av as a sleight, but it isn't — other for...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1636
Views: 210285

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It makes me nuts too. I want to make a mock Polaris ad of a business man in a suit in a jet bridge after deplaning with really bad bed head hair: Polaris, $7,400 from EWR, but no more comb in the amity kit” Funny you say that. I just got off a Thai flight this week (in their new A350, which was alr...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Change your forum name or merge accounts
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Change your forum name or merge accounts

If I keep the old account can I change the name at least to the new one? We can merge forum posts from one account to another, but it's a bit tedius. It's fine for just a few posts, but because we have to do it for every individual post, transferring posts from one account to another isn't an optio...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Change your forum name or merge accounts
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Change your forum name or merge accounts

If I keep the old account can I change the name at least to the new one? We can merge forum posts from one account to another, but it's a bit tedius. It's fine for just a few posts, but because we have to do it for every individual post, transferring posts from one account to another isn't an option.

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by atcsundevil
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 603
Views: 43092

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I’m not sure on why people have so much disdain for Frontier? They know they jump around - that’s their business model. I’d think people would appreciate the additional options out of PHX. I actually had a great round trip on them last year PHX-SEA-PHX and the price was great. The next time I plann...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 603
Views: 43092

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Frontier adds MSN, GRR, RSW & ORF seasonal from November https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/airlines/2018/08/07/frontier-adds-phoenix-flights-madison-grand-rapids-norfolk-fort-myers-2018/922234002/ Looks like their route planners pulled out the old dart board again. I'll be shocked if any o...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 265
Views: 20780

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

RIC reported record June traffic and an arrticle on the 6 new gates coming "Richmond airport has record-setting June with passenger traffic up 12.1 percent" "For the fiscal year that ended June 30, passenger traffic — at 3.83 million — is up 6.32 percent year over year." https:/...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 21
Views: 4749

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

Pretty much every Class Bravo airport has one of these. It's called a Class Bravo Transition. Does any other Class B airport show a Transition on the chart, as at LAX and PHX? A few of them do (LAS is another one), but every Class Bravo is different. The routes in which aircraft transition can vary...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 21
Views: 4749

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

LAX has a VFR Cooridor directly over the airport at 2500 feet. If it’s clear, you can fly a GA aircraft north or south over the midfield of the 25s or 26s without a clearance from tower, all you require is a Class Bravo clearance. Any other major airport in the country this would be unfathomable. P...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5712

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Please refrain from off topic personal comments. Debate and discuss the topic without making it personal.

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 15
Views: 2223

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

It's amazing you got access. It's not as restrictive as it used to be. When Evergreen ran the place, they kept a tight lock on the field (unless you flew in yourself, but there were no services), no doubt a remnant of the field's and Evergreen's history with the CIA. They were out of compliance for...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 603
Views: 43092

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I didn't see this news posted, if it has been please delete, this is great news for Mesa Gateway. It was in an email sent to me by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway authority. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is excited to welcome Canada's ultra-low-fare airline, Swoop! Operating on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, Swo...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1636
Views: 210285

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

You are correct. Yes, but not a lot. Given how Americans like to book the cheapest fare possible, I presume it would only be a matter of time before they disappear and the rest of us are stuck in the dreaded middle column. I don't really consider a row of three — two of which are aisles — to be &qu...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1636
Views: 210285

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

prchan wrote:
VC10er wrote:
I actually loved them when they were first launched (what year was that?) as they were the only flat bed in J at the time.

I guess around 2010 IPTE conversions started. I still remember following the progress of the conversions here...

They started earlier than that — at least 2008, possibly 2007.

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 6933

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Please keep the thread on the topic of the Georgia governor suspending its fuel tax. Discussion regarding Amazon's HQ2 would best be had in the Non Aviation Forum.

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1636
Views: 210285

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Think the Pratt are priority so that they can remove first. Hope they don't retire them soon... They won't be. The Pratts (sUA 772s) still have F. The priority is to completely phase out the F product, and the sUA 772s will be the last three class fleet type after the final few 763s are reconfigure...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4966

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Since the original premise of the thread "CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA 744 service?" isn't accurate as BA does not serve CLT, I have updated the title to remove 744. Please continue the discussion to discuss why BA does not serve CLT in general, regardless of type. Otherwise, the threa...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces Pensacola Service
Replies: 40
Views: 4317

Re: Frontier Announces Pensacola Service

I'm not sure I really understand the DEN flight. The Gulf Coast isn't really a known tourist destination for most people in the West Coast. Maybe there's a market there that I'm just not aware of, but having spent a lot of time in the area visiting family, this boom in new service seen at PNS and V...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces Pensacola Service
Replies: 40
Views: 4317

Re: Frontier Announces Pensacola Service

I'm not sure I really understand the DEN flight. The Gulf Coast isn't really a known tourist destination for most people in the West Coast. Maybe there's a market there that I'm just not aware of, but having spent a lot of time in the area visiting family, this boom in new service seen at PNS and VP...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping the first A380
Replies: 17
Views: 6878

Re: Scapping the first A380

It has been established that the A380 is not yet approaching 20 years old. Please keep the thread on topic by responding to the remainder of the question posed by the OP.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13499

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Please keep the thread on topic. This doesn't need to devolve into another JetBlue vs. Delta war, nor is it necessary to resort to insults and personal attacks.

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by atcsundevil
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30109

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

The video from the terminal and tower I think make the fly by look a lot closer than it really was. The video from the ramp doesn't look quite as dramatic. Very cool to see, but not something I would consider to be a dangerous maneuver if cleared to do so by ATC. I would be highly skeptical of this ...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL retires another 744 at Marana
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: DAL retires another 744 at Marana

Of note, I looked at the final flight and the flight path. Ship 6302 either had a missed approach at MZJ or did a fly by in honor of the final flight. Since most of the 744 pilots are still NW-heritage, I'd guess this was a fly by - plus the weather here was just fine on Sunday. I live down the str...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 3152

Re: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

It was discussed in the OAG thread, but not all users utilize the OAG threads to see route or frequency change announcements. Some users would like to discuss the topic separately, which I think is fair.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Customs at Seoul

I have a friend who's connecting in Seoul in November. Anyone know how long it takes to get through customs? If he/she is connecting to another international flight, they won't need to clear customs. I've connected at ICN four times in the past year (I'm American), and all they'll have to do is rec...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5132

Re: Chances of American in Iceland?

I updated the thread title to remove United, since they are planned to start KEF next spring.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul is selling 10 ATR-72s
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Azul is selling 10 ATR-72s

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Please see the already existing topic

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 12505

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

I recall reading that the Silver Line project had a projected completion date in mid 2019 with an opening date around early 2020. Do you know if that's still the case? That is still the case...still projected to open in 2020. That'll be nice when they finally finish it, unfortunately about three ye...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319650

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Was it really so impossible to get Polaris onto those last 4 787-9's? From what I understand, those seats have about a two year lead time. Certain things are locked in far in advance, and it probably didn't happen soon enough for these birds. I'm sure UA would love for there to be another way, beca...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO spotting help, please
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: SFO help, please

As a blanket request to users giving spotting advice: Please do not offer suggestions for spotting locations which may be illegal, even if a disclaimer is included. Spotters have been arrested in the past for attempting to view from places they shouldn't. We also can't condone any type of behavior w...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21260

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I realize there's a lot of topic crossover here, but let's please try to keep this thread on the topic of a potential sale of Bombardier's aircraft division. There are other threads discussing C-Series viability, court actions, tariffs on the DL sale, etc., so please keep that in mind so that your p...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 12505

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

Agenda and documents for the next MWAA Board Meeting are up: http://www.mwaa.com/about/october-18-2017-board-and-committee-meetings Some highlights about DCA's renovation, including details on the operational transition for AA's gate 35X operations: http://www.mwaa.com/sites/default/files/BOD/2017-...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Depressurization Incident
Replies: 28
Views: 6535

Re: Air Asia Depressurization Incident

I am of the understanding each franchise is simply a brand sharing strategy with commercial agreements between them. Each airlines I understand is independent with safety oversight by the home county regulator. Really? That doesn't seem like the best strategy if there's no centralized safety and tr...

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