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by alasizon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus's new Connected Experience Cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Airbus's new Connected Experience Cabin

To me, the overhead bin sensors and supply level sensors are the most effective and if manufactured correctly, could be relatively MX free. If the supply information was relayed downline to the next station, it could in theory ensure cabin cleaners bring exactly what they need shaving a minute or tw...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 2634

Re: Gulf Shores, AL Planning New Terminal

$5 million? Must be a Coleman pop up tent. Five million might buy them a few modular buildings with ramps and some room for TSA but I fail to see how it is going to support that many gates at that price. There just isn't a need for commercial service, particularly when no matter what PNS and BFM/MO...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

B757Forever wrote:
I'm not sure how relevant this is. All the water I've been served on the airlines I've flown has been bottled.


Coffee and Tea are not made with bottled water.

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Im experiencing this now lol I downloaded the PDF and just had to hit restart the three times it timed out and it worked fine. There were only two graphics that ended up producing errors when I went to those pages. Wonder if this growth in international airlines will continue or if we will hit yet ...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Official CAMP report is out. https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/camp/phx-camp-documentation_2019-09-13.pdf?sfvrsn=73516889_4 Edit: Note, the download repeatedly timed out on me due to issues with the city site so it could be hard to read since it is 500+ pages. Im experiencing this ...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default- ... 73516889_4

Edit: Note, the download repeatedly timed out on me due to issues with the city site so it could be hard to read since it is 500+ pages.
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Official CAMP report is out.

https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default- ... 73516889_4

Edit: Note, the download repeatedly timed out on me due to issues with the city site so it could be hard to read since it is 500+ pages.

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390
Replies: 48
Views: 10062

Re: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390

Every week DL is in the news for poor aircraft maintenance it seems. What is going on with DL’s ops?? A year or two ago you never would see consecutive stories about DL in the news unless it was about DL’s amazing service recovery and how they bring pizzas to the gate. Now it’s bad landings, emerge...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines 787 forgets to lower gear approaching Melbourne
Replies: 16
Views: 5361

Re: Air Vietnam 787 forgets to lower gear approaching Melbourne

All modern aircraft will pitch a fit the moment that you put the flaps into a landing detent without the gear down so there is practically no way to miss that (787 included). I think there is more to this story than simply the flight crew forgot to put it down. If they did forget to put it down, we...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1877

Re: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

Mesa is also at 1.22 but not included in the summary but is further down in the breakdown by carrier. They only list Envoy as having 63 aircraft but as we all know it is far higher. I'm not sure how they arrived at some of their ratings though. They put DL at a 1.6 and AA at a 1.5 but DL had almost ...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

While Compass presents a potential buying opportunity for Moxy there are still complicated relationships with its parent airlines to be sorted out. Even though Delta is ending its relationship with Compass, they still share pre-merger NW RADAR crew scheduling software and a Delta-owned HQ building ...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways France stops selling tickets
Replies: 36
Views: 9254

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

alan3 wrote:
Monarch, Germania, XL...are holiday leisure carriers in trouble?


Not so much in trouble as there are just too many of them for the pax volume to go around.

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

The FAA isn't issuing new 121 certs at the moment. They'll have to buy one somewhere. This I don't understand. With all of the merger activity in the last decade, there is definitely room for new entrants. Annoying. I thought they were again (as of like 2016). Good to know I was wrong. Still not su...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

On a regional maybe. But you’re telling me a wide body can’t accommodate carryons in the overhead to a W/B issue? I’ve never seen it happen. Rather than make up what is arguably an implausible excuse, the DL person should have just been honest and said that they started checking bags to make an ont...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Thought: Moxy Should Buy Compass?

Better off starting fresh with your own leadership and team. Neeleman and Co. know how to start an airline and more than likely MSP, LAX and PHX facilities don't fit what they are looking for. Plus, they know those pilots will be more than willing to come over to Moxy for a pay raise and QoL increas...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customer alleges Delta defaced luggage
Replies: 12
Views: 3102

Re: Customer alleges Delta defaced luggage

Maybe it is just me but lots of people have rainbow luggage tags with and without the implied symbolism, seems like an odd thing to target.

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

The statement of the the cabin being too heavy for W&B makes no sense. However, it's not uncommon to see some routes require additional bags to be checked to help with adding more weight down below to fix the CG. Full load of pax plus light number of bags either requires ballast or additional b...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

I tend to agree. AA reported collecting a record $350M in baggage fees last spring. That's $100M a month! It's really not surprising to me that customers are not willing to fork over more money willingly to check their bags. Checked baggage loads are up YOY from everything I've seen (more than LF i...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 49
Views: 13475

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

In addition to the retirements, Smith also said the company was parking the equivalent of seven MD-11Fs this fiscal year, of which the company currently operates 57. In the event that a recession hits, further fleet cuts are possible.[/i] So what exactly does parking "the equivalent " mea...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

I've heard that the lowest tier tickets at AA and UA do not include carry-on bags, is this the same for Delta? I don't even know what percentage of Delta pax are buying the basic economy experience, and it obviously varies by market, but many flights hub-hub I've been on have dozens of actual reven...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

In terms of use of ballast, I haven’t encountered a situation where a flight needed passengers to check carry-one to fix a CG issue. I’ve had and seen cases where we needed to add ballast or move passengers to fix a CG issue. I’ve also had cases where bags were removed or passengers in order to tak...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

Check the bag. Really, just check the bag. The few $ you save on carrying it on is balalnced out by the stupid levels of stress, and angst that comes later. Imagine paying $25 to lose that worry. It's all in the mindset. And then the airline loses the bag or the conveyor breaks down and it takes an...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 767-300 diverts to CMH
Replies: 5
Views: 2848

Re: AA 767-300 diverts to CMH

Given the quoted article states it was due to an indication message in the cockpit, probably an EICAS message for an engine issue.

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

In terms of use of ballast, I haven’t encountered a situation where a flight needed passengers to check carry-one to fix a CG issue. I’ve had and seen cases where we needed to add ballast or move passengers to fix a CG issue. I’ve also had cases where bags were removed or passengers in order to tak...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11338

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

The statement of the the cabin being too heavy for W&B makes no sense. However, it's not uncommon to see some routes require additional bags to be checked to help with adding more weight down below to fix the CG. Full load of pax plus light number of bags either requires ballast or additional ba...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight

nope... Happens all of the time. Regional one cannot operate the assigned flight for whatever reason, crew shortage, planned maint., breakdown, charter, whatever. To keep it from harming their performance numbers, they call Regional Two and offer to pay them to operate the trip. Regional Two says s...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 5828

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

They landed. Passengers disembarked. Passengers bussed the 25 mins to ATL. If you look at a tracking website, you’ll see it circled ATL half a dozen times. Divert to a further airport, wait, and potentially cancel or divert close by that is easily with a quick drive. Hmmmmm... If they that easily h...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight

Like much else, it’s almost certainly a Flightaware glitch. nope... Happens all of the time. Regional one cannot operate the assigned flight for whatever reason, crew shortage, planned maint., breakdown, charter, whatever. To keep it from harming their performance numbers, they call Regional Two an...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America?
Replies: 19
Views: 2997

Re: What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America?

What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America? They are flying there and making money? I'm confused what your questions exactly are here. F9 has expanded more into LatAm over the past couple years as their network has developed and from your figures it shows that their route planning folks did...

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: Transavia pilots wanted to take off from the taxiway at Schiphol

Can't speak specifically to AMS but a lot more minor incidents happen at a "common" airport than they do at an airport one rarely sees because of complacency. For example, crews turn down the wrong taxiway because they are used to the normal route or they are in the go-home mode and aren't...

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: Multiple Airline Flight Plans for One Flight

Flightaware has been using airline schedule data to build it’s “scheduled flights” information long before the FAA has a flight plan in its database. The result is flightaware thinking AAL will operate the flight, and based on the flight number it may assume RPA will operate it. Then when ENY files...

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by alasizon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 31
Views: 4956

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

Sell them to BA so they can start LCY-BOS/DCA! 8 hours on an A318? Already something that happens on LCY-JFK during the winter from time to time. Of course existing demand already shows that there isn't a need for additional LCY frequencies to the US. I don't see any use for the 318 other than scra...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 7838

Re: United Growth in Denver

Saw an interesting article. Kirby said, “though the airline has not yet decided how much. He suggested it could be between about 500 daily flights and 720.” Article link: https://skift.com/2019/09/12/united-airlines-plays-up-its-denver-advantage-as-global-routes-suffer/ DEN should be between 600-70...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19649

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

It is 114 miles from Bakersfield to Fresno, and Bakersfield has a population of 380,000. You’d think there would be more of a market for flights there. Most people would think so. But over and over it isn't true all over the country -- if flights from FAT are $50 cheaper than BFL, it's amazing how ...

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by alasizon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: What is VFR?

Any reason why VFR traffic is often equated with Caribbean traffic? Isn't that an old fashioned notion? Because if I look at my job, all of my colleagues travel to either India or Europe to see family and friends. It isn't an old fashioned notion, rather it is true that a lot of VFR traffic from th...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: VFR

But leisure and VFR are two different things, so when they're talking about VFR they aren't talking about leisure travelers. Leisure is holiday traffic, visiting places for sightseeing, relaxing, adventure or anything of that kind. But leisure travelers aren't tied to that place because they know a...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: What is VFR?

Never personally heard "VFR" used to mean "Visiting Friends and Relatives". I would think that would be at best extremely confusing in an aviation forum, because VFR has, and has always had, a pretty specific meaning in aviation. I would suggest not using a non-aviation context ...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 36
Views: 4354

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

September11 wrote:
Speaking of Miami Heat arena, I think American Airlines name will still be there...


Based on?

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?

STL gets a lot of holds going to ORD. I've been told airlines/airports usually hold the closer airports because they can fit them in/move them around easier than say a RNO-ORD flight that is already in the air. It is easier to give a plane already en-route but farther out a small detour for separat...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS
Replies: 31
Views: 7977

Re: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS

Been open the whole time to commercial flights and by definition, B6's flight is a commercial flight . Scheduled passenger operations versus emergency aircraft are two different things. Exactly , in an emergency an airstrip is an airstrip , granted no debris or construction are active on the runway...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 36
Views: 4354

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Is it me or are legacy carriers pulling out of stadium name rights deals left and right? Only one I can think of left is American Airlines Center in Dallas. It used to be everywhere. Continental Airlines Arena, US Airways Center etc. Remember 2006 NBA Finals? American Airlines Series. There's an Al...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights with alpha numeric call signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Flights with alpha numeric call signs

Okay, I realize that in Europe with the European carriers, it is fairly common to have alpha numeric call signs for whatever reason that is quite different from the actual flight number. The other day while listening to the scanner frequency, I heard a United 204T that was on a domestic flight over...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: VFR

Now that, for a non-Aviation industry person but who nevertheless has a keen interest in aviation, is an interesting tidbit. Why would that be? Would you care to elaborate, please? Obviously leisure travel would be pone to being affected by changes in the economy, but why wouldn’t VFR traffic also ...

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by alasizon
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS
Replies: 31
Views: 7977

Re: B6 1706 emeregncy Landing At NAS

Good to see NAS is open to receive aircraft I don’t think NAS ever closed for commercial flights. It’s certainly not closed now. It has been open for quite a few days (and if you go into the Dorian thread there are further details). It was closed by proxy for a brief period when the wind simply was...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: VFR

VFR in the CivAv forum tends to mean visiting friends and relatives. The VFR/IFR side of the house is more common in Tech Ops. I wish the forums would do away with using VFR to describe leisure travelers It's a pretty important distinction for those of us who work in the network planning/air servic...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4740

Re: VFR

Visual flight rules. There's also IFR which means "instrument flight rules". You need only a private pilot license to fly VFR (ceilings as low as 1000 feet and 3 miles visibility in controlled airspace), but need to possess an instrument rating to fly IFR. You can still fly in conditions ...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Day 5 = much improved 181min average delays CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1207Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 11/1400Z - 12/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 11/1400Z - 12/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/50 FLT INCL: ALL CONT...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?
Replies: 16
Views: 3090

Re: Long runway hold times at PAE caused by SEA traffic?

I would put in a scientific wild guess that the delay is caused by the decreased taxi time at PAE, due to little to no congestion. Most airports feature taxi times between 5-10 minutes at a minimum, allowing for the release to come through while on the way to the runway for departure, whereas at PA...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastically different routings
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Re: Drastically different routings

Sequencing and opening/closing of routes into the NYC airspace can play a big role. Certain routes will open and close as the storms move around and that difference can be as little as 10 minutes. It was a 30+ minute difference in take-off time so its certainly possible that the route WN is taking w...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 70
Views: 9758

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

most leg room, wrong. Widest seat, wrong again noise level, who cares, we aren't comparing to an old mad dog, are we? best IFE, wrong again, Those are all your biased, personal opinions. adjustable headrest is nothing new to the airline industry, lots of airlines have had them for a long time. I ca...

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by alasizon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 70
Views: 9758

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

Hard to argue that isn't the best product around given that it has the most leg room, widest seat, lower noise level than 737-800, far and away the best IFE, new seat with adjustable headrest which will help with sleeping + a mint style pantry area where you can take as much snack/drinks as you wan...

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