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by geologyrocks
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 61
Views: 11445

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

Interesting to see a number put to the ATL Power Outage. I wonder if they can recoup any of that from the Airport or Georgia Power or either of their insurance companies? I honestly don't see them having a case against the airport or Georgia Power. If they have an insurance policy that covers such ...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 61
Views: 11445

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

Interesting to see a number put to the ATL Power Outage. I wonder if they can recoup any of that from the Airport or Georgia Power or either of their insurance companies? I honestly don't see them having a case against the airport or Georgia Power. If they have an insurance policy that covers such ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA

masgniw wrote:
geologyrocks wrote:
Most public places are private property.


Wat.


So you think shopping centers aren’t public spaces?

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA

Regardless of policies, people should have no expectation of privacy in public places. The problem is an aircraft is not a public place, but private property. Personally, I would be careful to avoid capturing shots of any other passengers onboard in an effort to be courteous and mindful of both fel...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Cabin Videography/Photography on AA

Regardless of policies, people should have no expectation of privacy in public places.

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 3900

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

747SP for me.

My first kid...717
My second kid...MD-88

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by geologyrocks
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: What commercial aviation career should I pursue? (high school student)

If I were any of you guys starting college and just want to work for an airline in an office setting thenn I would try to major in accounting, economics or go for an engineering degree. I wouldn't recommend any aviation management degree unless it's just a concentration and I wouldn't go to Embry Ri...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: IFR fix question

There are several like that.

Look up the Piglet arrival into MCO.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When do you plan to take your Christmas lights down?
Replies: 26
Views: 1047

Re: When do you plan to take your Christmas lights down?

I took mine down yesterday along with the tree. I always try to get everything done by New Years. It's just a personal thing as I see it as things to do and rather just get it over with.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 3793

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

What the OP specifically asked though was getting a job at an airline. The answer is unequivocally no and anyone of you who thinks otherwise is a fool. anyone who disagrees is a fool, right? :roll: Landing a spot in an integrated course in of Europes flight schools as an 18 year old, and by extensi...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 3793

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

I don't think there are very many people that would argue that flight simulators aren't helpful. From the 8 year old just flying around in a flight simulator to an already experienced pilot using a simulator to practice an unusual situation...yeah, they're used and have all sorts of practical applic...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 84529

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

LupineChemist wrote:
There's a good chance the 748 would have really gotten some orders and keeping Boeing from getting all that money they could route into developing a new airframe is definitely worth something.


As worth as much as any other Pyrrhic victory.

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by geologyrocks
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

The unquenchable need some people have to tell you their political opinion on every God damn issue.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?
Replies: 69
Views: 3793

Re: Will having a flight simulator help me get an airline job?

You don't have to sound so harsh with it. The biggest thing lacking is actual physical switches, hardware and motion. If this were not the case, my company wouldn't be selling P3D V4 Professional Plus for over $2000. And trust me it's being purchased by training companies and military clients. So t...

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by geologyrocks
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to catch a cold
Replies: 33
Views: 1419

Re: How to catch a cold

I take a lot of Airborne during winter which I'm not entirely convinced does anything other than give me a false sense of security. I do bundle up and try to keep my throat covered up outside and wash my hands frequently. As an ATC, we touch the same carp all day long and I'm surprised we don't get ...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'
Replies: 82
Views: 2530

Re: Uber ruled taxi firm, not 'digital provider'

I agree. I feel the same about AirNB. If you’re going to operate as a bed and breakfast then you follow the same rules and compete fairly against B&B’s that acknowledge what they actually are.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42629

Re: Power outage in ATL

Probably maintain hubs in cesspool cities like Memphis. That is SO not the point. Point is, DL already has multiple hubs. Total traffic/connectivity should be spread evenly among them, so that a disruption at one is not as dire as it is currently at ATL. So Detroit and Minneapolis are good alternat...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 42629

Re: Power outage in ATL

This is a fluke that could have happened anywhere.

There are people who know how to run profitable airlines and people who say that big hubs are irresponsible and should be spread out. Probably maintain hubs in cesspool cities like Memphis.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 4655

Re: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?

There is no reason to hate any CRJ700 or 900. It’s flies fast and it’s narrow. I love 2x2. I love 2x1. I am an equal opportunity hater. The last thing I want to do is get stuck in the middle between anyone regardless of your race, religion or gender.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reputable aviation programs (all fields related are appreciated) offered in EU, US and Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Reputable aviation programs (all fields related are appreciated) offered in EU, US and Canada

It all depends on what you want to do. I wouldn’t worry about finding an aviation college unless you want to do something like dispatch. If I were you and you just want to work for an airline then I’d get a degree in finance or accounting or something else in high demand that can be useful everywher...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3209

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

People forgot the risks of falling asleep in a cargo hold and going on an unexpected ride. Also the possibility of being hit by lightning. Other than that most of the possibilities are covered. And that’s another example of stupidity. Nobody, especially the ALA, would say, “Gee? Where’s Bob? An, sc...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3209

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

IPFreely wrote:
People forgot the risks of falling asleep in a cargo hold and going on an unexpected ride. Also the possibility of being hit by lightning. Other than that most of the possibilities are covered.


And that’s another example of stupidity. Nobody, especially the ALA, would say, “Gee? Where’s Bob?”

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 3209

Re: Different ways you can get hurt by aircraft

As someone already said, there are some unusual situations but I'll agree that most of the injuries that I saw as well when I used to work the ramp were avoidable and the employee was doing something they were already not supposed to be doing. I saw a new guy once spot a cone behind an aircraft whil...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delay Coding
Replies: 17
Views: 1970

Re: Delay Coding

Honestly all the delay coding is rather stupid. I worked at a station where above wing was mainline, below wing was contract, and there was a contract maintenance facility on site as well. Nobody actually cared if a flight was late so long as it wasn't charged to them. But hey, that's the system tha...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2301

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

All depends on the airline.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI
Replies: 37
Views: 2647

Re: MEM Announces OneJet service to PIT and KCI

Varsity1 wrote:
30 seat RJs? Really?

Snowballs chance in hell this works out.


A city with no future gets service from planes that share the same fate.

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4877

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

I am willing to bet the current acquisition cost for a 747-8F is less than a 777-F. For small package express the 777 can get from Asia back to the US in time for the overnight sort. DHL and FedEx both beat UPS by a day. This isn't accurate. Look at the great circle routing for HKG-SDF. Pretty clos...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4877

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

For small package express the 777 can get from Asia back to the US in time for the overnight sort. DHL and FedEx both beat UPS by a day. That surprises me. A 747-8F cruises at M0.85. A 777F cruises at M0.84. The distance from Hong Kong -> SFO (for example) is about 7000nm. A 747-8F can carry just u...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F vs 777F
Replies: 15
Views: 4877

Re: 747-8F vs 777F

For small package express the 777 can get from Asia back to the US in time for the overnight sort. DHL and FedEx both beat UPS by a day.

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by geologyrocks
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 12160

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

Bad business putting all your eggs in one basket. Wonder how many of these disasters they will endure before they start to spread their traffic more evenly over their network so passengers are not inconvenienced over and over. I don't even book connections on this airline if I can help because is s...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20359

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I get it and I realize unions and collective bargaining agreements and established practice govern. It sure makes things complicated at times, however. This, in my opinion, is one of the real benefits of being in a union. When I’m on the clock then I’m there and I take my job very seriously. When I...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 57
Views: 7508

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Like everything else, the loudest opinions on either side will always try to drown out where I believe the majority rest: in the middle. For the record, I'm a dues paying member. I don't agree with everything the union does but it does help in other situations where I feel you might be otherwise scr...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
Replies: 100
Views: 27449

Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

Here's my opinion, for the very little that it is worth: 1) Yes, the main reason why a flight attendant there is for safety. With that being said, let's face what we all know...flying is incredibly safe and we all know that the chances of being involved in an evacuation are probably 4x worse than th...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Callsigns: Special Codes/Letters?
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Callsigns: Special Codes/Letters?

I don’t really think that happens very often. Usually repositioning flights, charters and other special flights are just in the 9000’s.

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by geologyrocks
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20359

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Curious... do any companies already offer 1.5x pay for holidays regardless of glitches? While not technically a 'company', the FAA, and I believe all Federal employees, earn double pay if you work the holiday and you get normal pay if the holiday falls on your RDO (regular day off). There is no day...

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by geologyrocks
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving - The Forgotten Holiday?
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Thanksgiving - The Forgotten Holiday?

I don't shop on Thanksgiving or even Black Friday. With that being said, there are people who do and as much as people want to complain about it there is obviously enough people who are willing to shop on those days now. It's no secret that retail doesn't pay very much. So, extra cash should be welc...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13209

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

The problem is more people would use CVG to connect if they knew connections were available there. But the way the Delta system is set up. It is set up in a way that when you enter any city pair it will give you all the Atlanta connection options first you'd have to search for the CVG option throug...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15789

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Because my stopover lasted a few days, AA charged me again for the extra-luggage when checking at the airport for my third leg ( on a fully paid Round trip ticket ! ). Even the manager didn't bother to come at the counter as I requested & was reaped off by another 300USD on what was already a m...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15789

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

The majority of the article is a joke. What we have is what is all too common: a guy who wants a flat bed seat, a four course meal, a brand new plane, and he wants it all for $49. He also wants to complain that it's a felony to argue with the crew because he's also part of the same crowd that thinks...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 20433

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

For those of you who think Memphis would be a good hub then you need to take a trip. It will take you no longer than 5 minutes from leaving the airport to realize what a giant cesspool the city is. If someone is looking for a city that offers below average education completion levels, below average ...

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by geologyrocks
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC at HUB Airports
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

Re: ATC at HUB Airports

It is normally first come, first serve but can be changed if there is an operational advantage to do so. For example, it doesn’t matter if a CRJ-200 is 5 miles in front of a MD-11. The MD-11 is probably doing Mach 82-85. That CRJ-200 is probably doing Mach 72-74. The CRJ will get turned every single...

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by geologyrocks
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 3171

Re: Confusing Callsigns

Virgin America is Redwood. Trans States is Waterski. Mesa is Air Shuttle. Frontier is a little weird because they go by Frontier Flight and Spirit says Spirit Wings.

VTM also says Victor Tango Mike rather than Aeronaves.

There’s also VTE which is Volunteer and VET is Poinsetta.

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by geologyrocks
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3218

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

First L-1011: Delta LAX-ATL

First DC-10: Continental ORD-EWR (I think it was from ORD. I was a little kid. I remember Macho Man Randy Savage was on board and we got bumped to first class on the flight)

First MD-11: FedEx MEM-LAX

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by geologyrocks
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2595

Re: US Carriers vs The World

The average passenger has no idea how old a plane is. They only judge it based on how it looks. If you've updated the cabin and slapped a fresh coat of paint on the outside then they'll be happy. The sheer size of the fleets of some airlines make it impractical to keep them brand new. Even FedEx has...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2595

Re: US Carriers vs The World

You get the service that you are willing to pay for. You can say whatever you want about the US legacies but they are profitable right now which is all that matters.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking for old 1984 info
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Looking for old 1984 info

Somebody else found it for me. Thanks for everyone's help. It was a SP.

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by geologyrocks
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking for old 1984 info
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Looking for old 1984 info

from the image of the ticket it looks like flight 12. e38 Hmm. I never thought about that. I'll have to see if I can find a flight 12. I was originally thinking that was the seat assignment since it has a "Y" but yeah...12Y isn't a seat. I was just thinking it was signifying coach but the...

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by geologyrocks
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking for old 1984 info
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Looking for old 1984 info

Been looking at the KAL SP pictures on here HL7456 and 57 I think it was and several pictures from 1980-4 state KE 001 SEL-LAX and KE002 LAX-SEL so this might be worth checking on. later years KE015 was an SP too but after the period in question. Thank you. I know the flight left at 1600, I just do...

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by geologyrocks
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking for old 1984 info
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Looking for old 1984 info

I've been trying to find some info from a 1984 flight but have been unsuccessful finding what I need and hope someone has an old OAG or something. I believe Korean Air operated both the 747-200 and 747SP flying Seoul to Los Angeles. I'm trying to find both the flight number and type from May 1984 (s...

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by geologyrocks
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders
Replies: 38
Views: 8373

Re: NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

Amazon has built fulfillment centers across the country making many of their facilities within 1-2 days ground in transit time to a large majority of the population. Getting stuff from one airport to another airport is one thing but getting it to your door requires a lot more than contracting some 7...

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