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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 35
Views: 1631

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

In a perfect world, we would profile these people instead of wasting time and money molesting lily white adolescent boys traveling with their mums on holiday. But no, in our stupidly obsessive PC American culture, profiling is bad, and instead we allow these high school dropouts to freely feel up ou...

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 462
Views: 26372

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Good for United. Standards need to be upheld. For all those who want to criticize, it is a real simple proposition: United owns the plane; United makes the rules on the plane. Maybe, United has these standards so as not to offend the vast majority of its customers. United is not the only airline to...

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by 777PHX
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 71
Views: 9285

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

The Hubs failed because the incumbent airlines failed or were absorbed, and no other airline had the wherewithal to establish another hub in those cities. I think this, at least in the US, is why hubs went away. I am sure some cities that lost their Hub Status would still have it if all the airline...

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by 777PHX
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba Banning Cuban-American Crew from Overnighting
Replies: 33
Views: 8086

Re: Cuba Banning Cuban-American Crew from Overnighting

Wasn't he an American citizen if he "lived his entire life in the US"? The Israelis might only have been giving him a hard time because of his appearance. Sounds like was an Israeli citizen if his dad was one too. That's the whole point of this thread, countries that don't care if someone...

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by 777PHX
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9220

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I will briefly point out, yet again, that this thread is basically why almost no professionals actually use this board. You get line pilots telling you how it is and how they feel, and you get a bunch of armchair knowitalls telling them why they're "mindless," amongst other things. Norweg...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9220

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. You have no clue what you're talking about. There are already US airlines out there that a...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9220

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Does ALPA decide who the US3 recruit?. Pilots do the hiring, so effectively, yes. There's a large consolidated SCAB list out there that dates back decades so the industry has a pretty long memory for those that try to shortcut. Help me understand this. A mainline carrier would not let another capta...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9220

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobbs

In a few years mainline carriers will be salivating at the thought of someone with experience in the type regardless of where they came from. With the exception of maybe Southwest who requires a type rating to hire, airlines don't care what you're typed in as long as you check the other boxes. At a...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was the last US widebody to LAX?
Replies: 17
Views: 4200

Re: When was the last US widebody to LAX?

Flighty wrote:
Cool, did not know they are doing A333 CLT-PHX. I see that they have 2x A332 PHL-MCO right now. Classy ride.


They’ve been doing that around this time of the year for several years now.

March is the busiest month of the year for KPHX.

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 2306

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

LAX-SYD RT - $380 USD
ORD-DUB RT - $260 USD

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by 777PHX
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your rude behavior threshold?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: What's your rude behavior threshold?

If he's not a direct threat to me, who cares. It's not my job to correct someone else's behavior.

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by 777PHX
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 52
Views: 6016

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

SW PHX could probably support a route to Asia before some of those other locations. I believe it's currently the largest market in the country with no Asian nonstop. PHL and MIA are both larger. PHX might be able to make a JAL 787 work with the onward connection opportunities on AA, but I don't see...

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by 777PHX
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Award Fees
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Re: BA Award Fees

Three things...

1. Air Passenger Duty fee - the UK charges a duty(tax) to any airline that flies out of the UK.
2. Airport fees - fees for flying out of UK airports. This can be as much as $60/one way for LHR.
3. Fuel surcharges charged by BA - pretty self explanatory.

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"
Replies: 52
Views: 8574

Re: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"

At least as far as STL is concerned, it has a much better big business climate than New Orleans That's rather exaggerated, if we're to be honest. For all its "much better big business climate," let's not forget that STL produced less traffic, and lower yielding traffic, to Europe than MSY...

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by 777PHX
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Add 5 More Routes, Including OKC-LAX
Replies: 16
Views: 2471

Re: G4 Add 5 More Routes, Including OKC-LAX

Nice to see BLV get a little love. After fits and starts it seems to be able to hang onto air service now, which i withs a good thing. I grew up near BLV and I currently live 5 minutes away from AZA. With the number of snowbirds we have in the area plus tourism in general, I don't know why BLV-AZA ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"
Replies: 52
Views: 8574

Re: VIDEO: BA confirms F-cabin for MSY-LHR, route is "a success before it even starts"

However, the demand for those markets is quite different particularly in terms of leisure demand. MSY can market itself as a leisure destination for Europeans. Plus, of course Europe is a leisure destination for Americans. However, STL/IND can't really do that. How many Europeans want to spend a wi...

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by 777PHX
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA launching LHR-MSY charters ahead of scheduled, special MSY catering
Replies: 29
Views: 6519

Re: BA launching LHR-MSY charters ahead of scheduled, special MSY catering

So are these actually legit passengers or is it just a bunch of pretty social media semi-celebrities that they filled the cabin with for pictures?

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by 777PHX
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 12010

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

kjeld0d wrote:
Okay, wow, covered alot of new ground here. One question to add, maybe nobody has asked it before, I'm not sure. Why was the 764 not as successful as the 763?


It was too late in the genesis of the 767 and the A330 was already performing the mission better.

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by 777PHX
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 12010

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

Delta uses them TA all the time from JFK Delta ordered the 764 as a replacement for the L10 (not L15) to use primarily on high density domestic US routes. IIRC it wasn't until several years later that they deployed them on TATL flights. Correct. It flew mostly Hawaii and Florida flights(maybe some ...

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by 777PHX
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 8350

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Yawn.

If this were some sort of new policy across the board, you would have heard about it long before this flight. I have a feeling they were just looking for someone in particular.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

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by 777PHX
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3313

Re: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights

AZA has CBP but only at the FBO so doubt we will see international flights added there. AZA is all in on Allegiant though. I have a feeling if G4 came to the airport and said they wanted to open an international route that necessitated CBP facilities, AZA would find a way to make it happen. Gateway...

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by 777PHX
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American upgauges DFW-COU
Replies: 22
Views: 2811

Re: American upguages DFW-COU

Flighty wrote:
COU has a major research university with many thousands of routine travelers, including international travelers. It all comes down to whether competitive fares are offered. If so, the market is good sized.


Not to mention the state capital, which is 25 minutes down the road.

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by 777PHX
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 94
Views: 16118

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Several papers now starting smear articles, where they mention his other two aircraft incidents (Helicopter and Plane crash) and imply it was all his doing. Makes my blood boil. As far as anyone can tell, the only person that made an error here was Harrison Ford. I wouldn't be so quick to vindicate...

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by 777PHX
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 94
Views: 16118

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

avi8tir wrote:
Looks like a slow day in the news room. Carry on!


Landing on a taxiway and nearly hitting an occupied airliner is a slow news day? If you look at the airport in Google maps and visualize what happened, this was a pretty serious incident.

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by 777PHX
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL
Replies: 26
Views: 2643

Re: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL

I have a close family member that got caught with a gun in an airport. He borrowed the bag and the person he borrowed it from didn't realize he left the firearm in there. They briefly questioned him, let him call someone to pick up the firearm, and released him to make his flight. Pretty common occu...

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by 777PHX
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 19689

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

I agree, lots of people do this and nobody cares within reason. Who doesn't take a piece of fruit or a bagel to eat later? On the other hand, it's best not to bring an empty backpack and start shoveling food. Moderation is key. This is the key point here. If this was just crew members taking an app...

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by 777PHX
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400s in service by engine type
Replies: 27
Views: 4129

Re: 747-400s in service by engine type

Swadian wrote:
Of those PW4000-powered 744s, which scheduled flight is the longest? I thought the PW4000 gave (slightly) the longest range.


UA used to operate ORD-HKG and LAX-MEL with the 744, both were north of 6,700 nm.

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by 777PHX
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 2778

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

I hope they called FAA to permit to fly drone in area zone so traffic will not allow path over this area to avoid collision commercial aircraft. Q The FAA will put up TFR (temporary flight restrictions) around big public events like the Super Bowl. There should be no traffic near the event site. Th...

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by 777PHX
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 8148

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

Even routes like ORD-STL that basically used to be all S80's is now mainly E175's. A319's, and 738's with a S80 thrown in there every few flights or so. The end unfortunately is near. I've flown that route many times. It used to be ~10x daily, all S80 with a 757 thrown in there depending on the tim...

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by 777PHX
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 8148

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

Even routes like ORD-STL that basically used to be all S80's is now mainly E175's. A319's, and 738's with a S80 thrown in there every few flights or so. The end unfortunately is near. I've flown that route many times. It used to be ~10x daily, all S80 with a 757 thrown in there depending on the tim...

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by 777PHX
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL spotter question
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: STL spotter question

Seems like all the great spotting places are going away. Here in DSM we used to have a parking lot called "Blue Lights" and you could come out and watch them come and go. It's been gone a while now as well but I do have fond memories of it. To be fair, KSTL has had a lot of expansion sinc...

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by 777PHX
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medical emergency with pilot forces Virgin Atlantic flight to land in St. John's
Replies: 13
Views: 4160

Re: Medical emergency with pilot forces Virgin Atlantic flight to land in St. John's

jumbojet wrote:
ZincSaucier wrote:
So I know its pedantic, but the -800/-900 on the 787s is like nails on a chalkboard to me. The models are 787-8 and 787-9.


what does pedantic mean?


It means overly nitpicky.

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by 777PHX
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 8148

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

GSPSPOT wrote:
I wonder if the ORD MKE flight was an equipment swap. AFAIK ORD-MKE is usually only CR2s.


I think you're right. I've flown that route before and it was the CRJ2. It's only 70 sum odd miles flying distance.

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by 777PHX
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 8232

Re: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

Considering that AA just got US and AA pilots onto the same bid system, and there are still other work groups that need to be merged in terms of computer systems, finding a new livery is low on the priority list. But, considering that the DL scheme that was introduced in 1997 only lasted a few year...

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by 777PHX
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First LH A346 flown to Marana
Replies: 34
Views: 11131

Re: First LH A346 flown to Marana

Again the world has changed at Marana and you can drive around with no fear as you have every right to be there +1. I’ve been there several times in the past couple years and no one cares if you go in there and drive around the airport. Just don’t try to get onto the tarmac or around the parked air...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 757 and 767
Replies: 44
Views: 6387

Re: 1st 757 and 767

zkncj wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
What is the 787 that's at the museum of flight?


Its ZA003 which was the 3rd 788 to built.

The first 789 (LN 126), is now ZK-NZC with NZ.


Pima Air and Space museum in Tuscon has ZA002, the second 788 built, as well.

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by 777PHX
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AAL Oversized / FC cabin w/ connection help please..
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: AAL Oversized / FC cabin w/ connection help please..

Your stop in MCO is considered a stopover, not a connection, thus you get to pay the fee twice.

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 151
Views: 20302

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

AA takes a step backwards, while DL continues moving steps forward. This will be yet another opportunity for DL to further differentiate themselves in a positive way in the eyes of frequent flyers. I knew it wouldn't be long before the DL cheerleaders descended on this thread. Plus, I'm pretty sure...

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by 777PHX
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 86
Views: 8502

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Not sure what your point is. Do you think Pittsburgh is better for a nonstop flight to Paris? What a yardstick! Yeah, sinking taxpayer dollars into a vanity transatlantic flight is really going to solve everything. That attitude is what made St. Louis a "third tier backwater city" to begi...

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by 777PHX
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 11291

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

TaniTaniwha wrote:
Does Boeing, as marquee sponsor of the Seahawks, whom are also sponsored by Delta, have an issue with the 'hawks flying on Airbus equipment?


Why would they? Boeing has nothing to do with Delta transporting the team.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 86
Views: 8502

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Forget international flights, the city and the state are too busy trying to crap away taxpayer's dollars and state land on a major league soccer stadium.

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by 777PHX
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 86
Views: 8502

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

[ Just because it's a big corporation, don't let InBev fool you. They do *not* travel as freely as AB once did when it was on its own. When the InBev ceo travels ... he flies coach. Yes, internationally. . I'm very well aware of this and you are right. I'm not the one here claiming a LHR flight wou...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 53
Views: 5211

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/01/12/the-day-that-delta-skymiles-overtook-american-aadvantage-miles/ Because some housewife with a b...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 53
Views: 5211

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

All this when AAdvantage is as worthless a program as it's ever been. And it's still better than Skypesos. You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 53
Views: 5211

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

9w748capt wrote:
All this when AAdvantage is as worthless a program as it's ever been.


And it's still better than Skypesos.

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by 777PHX
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 14361

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

blueflyer wrote:
I wouldn't be as concerned about the plane as about the passengers. Cold Bay is a different kind of winter than the one most were prepared for.


Well, it's not like they're going mountain climbing. They'll be on the ground for a few hours at the most.

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by 777PHX
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15097

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

I love the early morning arrivals into the EU from the west coast. I think they're incredibly convenient - wheels up at 8pm Los Angeles time, wheels down at 6am in Paris. You must have been on the Concorde then because an 8PM departure out of LAX is getting into CDG at 3:40PM local time. Most Europ...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15097

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

Interesting topic...I suppose poorly timed flights are a matter of one's preferences. A flight in the United States that stands out to me is Spirit Airlines flight 972 from PHX to DFW. Flight leaves at around 0200 from PHX and arrives in DFW at 0500 and then leaves DFW at 0600 and arrives in FLL at...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 22
Views: 4168

Re: AA Boeing 737-800 Seatback Entertainment

Good evening all, I poised this question in a local forum on Facebook, but it seemed to puzzle some. How many of American Airlines 737-800 have seat back entertainment (ie: video screen)? I am only curious because it appears that AA.com doesn't distinguish which flights have it, and which do not. I...

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by 777PHX
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 138
Views: 20555

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

It was also publically announced by UA on Facebook.

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