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by dfwjim1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 71
Views: 13269

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

One thing I will add to those commenting about it: LAS tower is NOT short staffed despite them only having around 30-40 controllers or so. It is one of the most desirable facilities in the FAA to transfer to and work at. They have a line of people waiting to go there that would show up tomorrow if ...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

I imagine many UK tourists incorporate a few days stay in LAX, SFO, ORD and/or NYC before traveling on to Hawaii so a stopover in one or more of these cities is very useful.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

If you don't know the numbers how can you state that LAX and SFO handle the majority of traffic between LHR and Hawaii?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

If you don't know the numbers how can you state that LAX and SFO handle the majority of connecting traffic between LHR and Hawaii?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 82
Views: 6118

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

As its name implies, Fresno-Yosemite also serves as a gateway to Yosemite National Park and even Sequioa National Park plus a few ski resorts whereas Bakersfield does not have those type of attractions in the nearby mountains so that might be another reason for FAT's growth.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time
Replies: 32
Views: 1633

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

Would love to understand how HNL made the list of Top 10 when airports like SFO aren't even mentioned and a place like DEN is in the bottom 10. HNL is a dump, stuck in a bygone time. Yes the open air aspect is cool and unique but there is nothing else I would consider pleasant about the airport oth...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL JFK-KEF Fares Super- Low for Summer and Post-WOW?
Replies: 46
Views: 1904

Re: DL JFK-KEF Fares Super- Low for Summer and Post-WOW?

Why is that DL, AA and UA fell that is is necessary to serve KEF when their flights esentially deadend in KEG? Is there that much O and D? Wouldn't be better for those 3 carriers to be more fare competitive to cities in Europe?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 82
Views: 6118

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

Fun to follow the progress of FAT as I lived in Fresno from 1979 thru 1984. Is Fresno still called "Fresburg"?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 41
Views: 2192

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Not an expert on this topic but is it possible (or a risk) to be out in the taxi que and the second engine not start?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 4589

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

But I always wondered if Newark Airport would ever "grow up" to be an important airport like LGA and JFK! Me too. Growing up in northern NJ in the 70s and early 80s, EWR was always the "also-ran" airport compared to the attention JFK and LGA got from the majors. UA, AA and TW us...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 11651

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

anon2070 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
DFW gets occasional ice storms and snow so are they equipped to de-ice a A380?

They have scheduled A380 service on at least 2 and sometimes up to 4 carriers, so why wouldn't they be?


Only 1 carrier (QF) so that is why was asking the question.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency
Replies: 36
Views: 1834

Re: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency

Corruption is so widespread and pervasive in Brasil it might be wise jto ignore the issue and pursue other items like fighting violent crime and economic reforms.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 11651

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

DFW gets occasional ice storms and snow so are they equipped to de-ice a A380?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future CX routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3550

Re: Futute CX routes?

DFW came to mind intially but AA already flys DFW to HKG.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Hub at DFW
Replies: 1
Views: 698

UPS Hub at DFW

Early this morning I was in Flightaware looking at departures and arrivals for DFW and I noticed that the UPS hub at DFW had a lot of departures to various domestic cities between 2 and 3 AM. UPS had a early morning hub that was discontinued back in 2008 so I am curious if UPS has restarted this ban...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisville International (SDF) announces LAX on AA
Replies: 84
Views: 9992

Re: Louisville International (SDF) to announce new destination today

The Governor of Kentucky showed up for this announcement?!? Must not be much going on KY...LOL. Well, he is running for re-election next year. There is no off-season for politics in Kentucky! (Or just about anywhere else, am I right?)[/quote] Very true...so glad the current year elections will be f...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 7840

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

Wonder if there have ever been instances were an employee has stowed/fallen asleep in the luggage compartment, flown to another destination and sneaked out of the luggage compartment when no one was paying attention at the destination? Seems like it might be possible at a large operation with the em...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central & East Coast Florida Thread - 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2580

Re: North Central & East Coast Florida Thread - 2018

Is there much of a cargo market in and out of the airports that are being discussed?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency
Replies: 36
Views: 1834

Re: Conservative Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil Presidency

My wife grew up in Brazil when the military was in power and during their tenure crime and violence was much lower than it is currently. She is looking to the return of military style law and order in Brazil.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Louisville International (SDF) announces LAX on AA
Replies: 84
Views: 9992

Re: Louisville International (SDF) to announce new destination today

https://twitter.com/WClark840WHAS/statu ... 7700634624

The Governor of Kentucky showed up for this announcement?!? Must not be much going on KY...LOL.
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Jshank83 wrote:
LAX on AA. A319 Starts April 2

Departs 7:24 am to 9 am
Redeye return 10:55 pm to 6:02 am

https://twitter.com/WClark840WHAS/statu ... 7700634624

The Governor of Kentucky showed up for this announcement?!? Must not be much going on KY...LOL.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW become like LA or NY
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: Will DFW become like LA or NY

I lived in DFW for 13 years and the Metroplex always seemed to be comparing itself to the NYC metropolitan area in many different respects. Bottom line is that the DFW airport is a great one but you will never see the number of foreign carriers at DFW that one sees at LAX/JFK due to the lack of tour...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL to KEF, dead end flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 8060

AA and DL to KEF, dead end flights?

There has been quite a bit written and discussed about service from the United States to Keflavik, Iceland via WOW, FL, AA and DL. In regards to the AA and DL flights can passengers on those flights transfer to European carriers (BA, KLM and Air France) to travel on to various destinations in Englan...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12359

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

It seems like the new paint job makes the plane look longer.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Theft problems at Airline clubs and lounges...question.
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Theft problems at Airline clubs and lounges...question.

The solution might be a "baggage storage" in the lounge, where you deliver your baggage when you enter the lounge and reclaim it when you leave. That way it's safe and you can walk around the lounge without having to keep an eye on it. That is what you find at the TK lounge at IST. There ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Theft problems at Airline clubs and lounges...question.
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Theft problems at Airline clubs and lounges...question.

I was at one of AA's Admiral Clubs at MIA last night (Saturday) when a couple came over, left their handbags in my "section" and went straight to the bar. The couple could not see the bags from the bar nor did they come back to check on the bags in the 40 minutes I was in the lounge. Being...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 571
Views: 65123

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Not sure if this has already been mentioned but are there any A321s in G4's future?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 58
Views: 3977

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

I’ve seen non-hotel guests sneak into the breakfast room before. Seems actually super simple to do... And I have also had my room double-booked. The couple coming into my room got an eyeful, and the manager got an earful. Needless to say, that stay ended up free. I was in Sao Paulo, Brazil recently...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DE returning to MSY
Replies: 22
Views: 3605

Re: DE returning to MSY

I wonder if Europeans who arrive in New Orleans also take time to drive out to the Gulf Coast beaches and other points (Baton Rouge, Southern Louisana...etc)?

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by dfwjim1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DE returning to MSY
Replies: 22
Views: 3605

Re: DE returning to MSY

I wonder if Europeans who arrive in New Orleans also take time to drive out to the Gulf Coast beaches and other points (Baton Rouge, Southern Louisana...etc)?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC speaking French at CYUL (Montreal)
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

ATC speaking French at CYUL (Montreal)

I was just listening to the ATC personnel at CYUL and I thought it was interesting that they communicated both in French and English, easily switching between both languages. Question - have there been any concerns expressed within airline circles about this practice for safety reasons or is it all ...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 1982

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

I think they look at their network (feeding a new route) and the numbers of passengers between the two cities, competition and the yield. And of course they need a spare plane to operate a route. KLM just killed two African routes in favor of starting Las Vagas. Yield is a tricky thing of course. T...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 1081

Re: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

I recently read "The President is Missing" on a flight from MIA to SFO.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 995 MIA-GRU running 16 hours late
Replies: 15
Views: 3587

Re: AA 995 MIA-GRU running 16 hours late

Do they put all those pax in hotels till the next day? Some.. but the local pax probably go home and if it's a 16 hour delay with advance notice, connecting pax may rebook to a later date on their first flight too. If I know there is a 16 hour delay, I'd stay home and go to MIA the next day. When A...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 58
Views: 3977

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

Reading the various posts on this thread has anyone been charged by a hotel (on their credit card) for "missing" items?

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad habits when staying in hotels
Replies: 58
Views: 3977

Re: Bad habits when staying in hotels

No bad habits here but I have thought it would fun to stay in a five star hotel and then completely trash the living quarters. Maybe one day when I have enough disposible income to both rent the room and pay for the cleaning and/or damages. LOL

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by dfwjim1
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4844

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Could KMRY, Monterey Regional Airport, be included in this discussion or is it too far away from the Bay Area?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 5090

Re: Unusual airline routes

evank516 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
For me it is Allegiant's LAS - SHV route connecting two gambling cities; one much smaller than the other though.


You can gamble in Shreveport, LA? I knew about Biloxi, MS, but not Shreveport.


Yes, there are several casinos along the Red River.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4844

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Don't forget about STS (Sonoma County) either. STS is developing into an airport that can be an alternative for North Bay residents who do not want to drive to SFO and/or OAK. Keep in mind that until late 2014, the longest runway at STS was just 5,115 ft. That was long enough for AS/QX Q400s to fly...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4844

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Don't forget about STS (Sonoma County) either. STS is developing into an airport that can be an alternative for North Bay residents who do not want to drive to SFO and/or OAK.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 78
Views: 5090

Re: Unusual airline routes

For me it is Allegiant's LAS - SHV route connecting two gambling cities; one much smaller than the other though.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 7385

Re: Expansion At SFO

No new runways. Current runway configuration along with terminal expansions will allow SFO to grow to around 80 million pax. OAK and SJC have multi-billion dollar expansion studies of their own. When it gets to that point we’ll see SFO take on a role similar to that of JFK... Good grief...80 millio...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 2916

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

alggag wrote:
Southwest 1 is DAL-HOU which was part of the original SAT/DAL/HOU triangle that they started service with.


Somehow I can not envision WN1 as a prestigious route!

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by dfwjim1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2533

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

I fly out of MIA a few times each year and I have always heard gate announcements first in English and then Spainish. Interesting thing is last week I flew MIA-GRU and all announcement at the gate were in English with nothing in Portugese.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7158

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Perhaps serving alcohol on commercial flights will eventually disappear like smoking. Obviously won't help in cases of those who drink before getting on board.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

In 2011 I flew from DFW to FLL during Thanksgiving and gave the AA crew a nice box of chocolates upon boarding as thanks for them working over the holidays. Their surprise and appreciation was priceless.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9552

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Surprised there are so many flights in the summer TATL from/to LAS. Seems like LAS would not be popular due to the extreme heat..

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by dfwjim1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9552

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Surprised there are so many flights in the summer TATL from/to LAS. Seems like LAS would not be popular due to the extreme heat..

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by dfwjim1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 38
Views: 3277

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

Is the Jacksonville area a snowbird destination or is it too far north (in Florida)?

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