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by B747forever
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 19
Views: 612

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Logging my flights since 2006, here it is how it looks like: Top 3 manufacturers 1. Boeing x488 2. Airbus x346 3. Embraer x75 Top 3 wide body family types 1. 777 family x52 2. 747 family x46 3. 787 family x42 Top 3 wide body types 1. 747-400 x42 2. 777-300ER x29 3. 787-8 / A330-300 x21 each Top 3 na...

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by B747forever
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of rare aircraft types that you can still fly on
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: List of rare aircraft types that you can still fly on

Do flights on aircraft owned by museums count as flying an aircraft type ? My feeling is it needs to be an aircraft operated by an airline, with the arrival airport being different from the departure airpirt, and the flight being operated primarily for the purpose of carrying pax from A to B. I am ...

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by B747forever
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends Sydney
Replies: 75
Views: 13524

Re: American suspends Sydney

I know this may sound selfish and I am not being serious, but who else thinks 21 pax on a 14 hour long haul flight would be total paradise! I do! pity about the circumstances. Well, let me tell you. The past 6 months I have flown both JFK-SIN 18.5 hours with 21 pax and LAX-SIN 16.5h with 30pax and ...

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by B747forever
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nouvelair in London
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: Nouvelair in London

Tunisia is now on the UK red list so if an inbound flight is carrying passengers, it has to land at Heathrow or Birmingham. No it doesn’t . As with everything else about this current administration and complicit media mates what is said and what actually happens differ markedly That said Gatwick is...

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun country adding MSP to Asheville and West Palm Beach
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Sun country adding MSP to Asheville and West Palm Beach

Haha, operating on the same days and starting on the same date as G4 on the same routes.

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 52930

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

jjbiv wrote:
B747forever wrote:
What happened to G4 338 (CID-LAX) on 6/19 operated by N271NV?

Flight was on final approach when it was aborted and circled around for about 45-50min before diverting to ONT. Still on the ground at ONT.


Flap/slat issue.


But why land at ONT from where they do not even operate out of?

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 52930

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

What happened to G4 338 (CID-LAX) on 6/19 operated by N271NV?

Flight was on final approach when it was aborted and circled around for about 45-50min before diverting to ONT. Still on the ground at ONT.

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 337
Views: 41558

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

B747forever wrote:
AmericanAir88 wrote:
How did LGA-LAX do today? Did they have a ceremony or high LFs?


I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF.



Flew LGA-LAX today, duration (gate to gate), 6 hours including 28 minutes on the ground at LAX waiting for our gate.

Only 10 open seats, LF about 95%.

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 484
Views: 91083

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Flew back home yesterday on AY1 (HEL-LAX), which is the first flight on the route since COVID began. About 25pax onboard.

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 337
Views: 41558

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

AmericanAir88 wrote:
How did LGA-LAX do today? Did they have a ceremony or high LFs?


I will be flying LGA-LAX next week, can report back on LF.

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by B747forever
Tue May 25, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 62
Views: 15817

Re: Pragusa DBV-EWR/LAX operating?

LAX772LR wrote:
Sincerely hope you're not holding your breath.... if so, exhale.


Yeah, I know. But would have been nice to see them at LAX.

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by B747forever
Tue May 25, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 62
Views: 15817

Pragusa DBV-EWR/LAX operating?

https://www.pragusa.one the airline is supposed to start the sale of their tickets today (5/24) on DBV-EWR and DBV-LAX. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, and they still have not released their schedule.

Is the airline actually going to fly this summer or not?
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According to their website, https://www.pragusa.one the airline is supposed to start the sale of their tickets today (5/24) on DBV-EWR and DBV-LAX. However, that doesn't seem to be the case, and they still have not released their schedule.

Is the airline actually going to fly this summer or not?

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by B747forever
Thu May 06, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 157014

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

About 45 pax on the return AZA-BUR flight.

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by B747forever
Thu May 06, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 157014

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

29pax on today’s BUR-AZA flight. About to push back, will report the return flights load later.

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by B747forever
Wed May 05, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 789
Views: 157014

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

BUR-AZA was advertised and ticketed as a daily flight, but has not operated since the inaugural on Monday. Read a post saying there was 16 people on the inaugural, maybe half of which are non-airline personnel. Could this be a reason, or something more technical? I am booked on the BUR-AZA and retu...

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by B747forever
Tue May 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA FA attacked inflight
Replies: 52
Views: 12503

Re: AA FA attacked inflight

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ndant.html



What I suspected, mental health issues, not that it excuses the behavior.
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Jetty wrote:
Additional reporting including an interview with the perpetrator at the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ndant.html



What I suspected, mental health issues, not that it excuses the behavior.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 337
Views: 41558

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Which concourse will Spirit use at MKE?

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by B747forever
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 22984

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

I fully understand the complaints about long walks. Earlier this week I flew LAX-SLC-HNL, and exited the secure area between the flights. We arrived at gate A5 and it was quite the walk to the exit. However the new terminal feels much roomier and brighter. All in all a nice terminal albeit with long...

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by B747forever
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13398

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Some changes to my remaining flights in 2020. Also have the first flights for 2021 booked! January 1.G4302………..LAX-BLI……….A319-100………..N319NV 2.G4311………..BLI-LAX……….A319-100………..N319NV 3.G4322………..LAX-MFR…....A319-100………..N319NV 4.AA3086……..MFR-LAX…....CRJ701ER…..…...N752EV February 5.AA1653……..LAX-...

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by B747forever
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13398

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Should end the year with 162 segments. Have done some day trips, mostly the G4 trips below. Has actually been a pleasant year to fly, with much less crowded airports and mostly empty planes. Take my JFK-SIN I flew earlier this week, we were just about 40 pax onboard. January 1.G4302………..LAX-BLI……….A...

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7302

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

BA flew the 767 for a long time on the BA780/781 rotation, which I flew several times while I lived in Sweden.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1974
Views: 267326

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just came off DXB-LAX and the flight was about 50% full. Talking to flight attendants, the load seems to have picked up a little. :old: Dont forget 14-day self-quarantine that went into effect for arrivals into California last week. https://www.flylax.com/travelsafely Well, that is still only an ad...

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by B747forever
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1974
Views: 267326

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just came off DXB-LAX and the flight was about 50% full. Talking to flight attendants, the load seems to have picked up a little.

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1974
Views: 267326

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Really a shame to see the number of people that elect to take non-essential trips in the midst of this health emergency. Each person risk becoming or causing a further rise in the grim national statistics. #StayHomeStaySafeSaveLives Im trying to take as many as possible. Its even a bigger shame to ...

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91586

Re: British Airways network updates

Anyone have a list of all long haul routes BA will be operating this winter season? I know it will be 52 long haul routes (at least for the month of November), according to this , but would like to see a full list. https://www.turningleftforless.com/news-british-airways-suspends-all-gatwick-operati...

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by B747forever
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15892

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

BTW, can someone check the load on TK9 on 10/29?

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by B747forever
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15892

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Hi from Istanbul! This is my 5th visit to Istanbul, and I absolutely love the city and culture. Currently sitting on a rooftop hookah lounge next to Beyazit station and enjoying the nice evening. The flight was about 40% full. Unfortunately service was nonexistent, with 2 cold boxes with sandwiches ...

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15892

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Does IST still offer COVID19 PCR testing? Is it safe to do the testing on the day of departure if traveling on an airline that requires a negative PCR test?

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by B747forever
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15892

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Thank you TK787 and LAXintl. Will report back on the flight!

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by B747forever
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15892

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

Anyone knows how Turkish loads are like to the US? In particular their LAX route. Flying on TK10 this coming Thursday, any way to know what the load will be?

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by B747forever
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91194

Re: AS temporarily suspends ops at PDX, RDM, MFR, GEG, EUG, ALW due to wildfires

Oh great, I am flying LAX-SJC-PDX-ANC tomorrow. So far my flights are still scheduled to depart.

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by B747forever
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22206

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Thanks for the replies. Do you have a date for when the July and August schedules will be released? My guess would be in ~2 weeks for July and then August schedule sometimes in mid July. It's a rapidly evolving situation so airlines are being cautious on making changes. From my experience last year...

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746101

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

However LAX's daily departures will remain incredibly low at just 43 daily departures on peak days to only 26 destinations. While I don't believe UA will de-hub LAX, it is obvious from our July schedule that at this particular point in time LAX is not a top priority for UA. While LAX's July numbers...

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by B747forever
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22206

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

I have a LAX-IST round trip in August which has already been rescheduled 3 times. I really hope TK will start at least some of their US ops by mid August. Buckle up; LAX and ORD will start next week. Third destination, IAD will be end on June. I will try confirm exact later today. No JFK flights ne...

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by B747forever
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22206

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Hopefully BOS returns. That was a solid performer for TK. I am sure it will return. As of now, TK planing to reinstate USA flights last, probably beginning of September. I have a LAX-IST round trip in August which has already been rescheduled 3 times. I really hope TK will start at least some of th...

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by B747forever
Sun May 24, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17839

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

Thanks for doing this every Sunday! I noticed that during this past week G4 has reduced their LAX July schedule substantially. Such as IDA, BZN, FSD that were supposed to be operated starting in June/July has been pushed back to just a period of two weeks in August. Didn't see that posted in your li...

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by B747forever
Tue May 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX In In Out
Replies: 12
Views: 4103

Re: LAX In In Out

I live here (Los Angeles) and I don’t know what the ‘green belt area’ is. If you’re referencing the grass park-like area next to In N Out, I believe that it should be open, but not 100% sure. For local spotters we have better spotting locations (such as Vicksburg Ave Bridge for north side arrivals)...

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by B747forever
Tue May 12, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 354
Views: 60911

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

Has G4 finalized their June/July/August schedule yet? How reliable is the current schedule that is for sale?

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by B747forever
Tue May 12, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12653

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

So is it confirmed that there won't be any flights to LA in June? Regardless, it seems the safe bet is to postpone it until August. Living in LA, I am used to warm weather, and especially the hot summer days in the valley in August/September. How hot does it get in Istanbul, and is it a dry or humi...

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by B747forever
Mon May 11, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12653

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

Question for those that know how the situation is in Istanbul. In mid June I have a LAX-IST-LAX trip booked, staying a week in Istanbul. Was supposed to go in March, then rescheduled it for April, and yet again for June. How likely is it that things will be open in Istanbul and that the flight will...

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by B747forever
Sun May 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12653

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

Question for those that know how the situation is in Istanbul. In mid June I have a LAX-IST-LAX trip booked, staying a week in Istanbul. Was supposed to go in March, then rescheduled it for April, and yet again for June. How likely is it that things will be open in Istanbul and that the flight will ...

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by B747forever
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 101238

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Currently on AA1228 (MIA-LAX) operated by a 77W. A grand total of 21pax onboard. Came in on AA1314 LAX-MIA a couple of days ago, also operated by a 77W with a load of about 32pax. Heading home and after a bunch of flights the last 2 weeks I am finally on my last flight for the coming weeks. Will be ...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 101238

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

The past couple of days I have flown LAX-FLO round trip. Loads on my flights were: AA LAX-RDU A321W with 8pax/ 4% LF AA RDU-CLT A321 with 20pax/ 11% LF AA CLT-FLO E145 with 1pax (only me onboard)/ 2% LF AA FLO-CLT E145 with 2pax/ 4% LF AA CLT-DCA A320 with 16pax/ 11% LF AA DCA-LAX A321N with 20pax/ ...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 343434

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Currently enroute to LAX from BUF on B6 491. We are just 6pax onboard the A320.

Here are the loads on my other flights

LAX-FLL B6 A321, 53pax
FLL-BUF B6 A320, 8pax

While waiting on my flight, I noted the following loads

ACY-FLL NK A320N, 1pax!
FLL-LGA NK A321, 19pax

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 343434

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Wow, this blew up and quite the reaction. I have my reasons for why I still keep on flying, and it isn’t something I am going to share with all of you. I really don’t have any obligation to explain myself, and as long as flights are operating, I will continue to fly when I have to. I understand that...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need DL mileage ticket cancellation help, thank you.
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Need DL mileage ticket cancellation help, thank you.

The past few days I have canceled 3 round trip award tickets. Was able to get the miles redeposited without paying the $150 fee. I am sure you won't have a problem to get the miles back without paying the fee. Thanks. Did you do it online or phone call? Be safe. Called them. Last night I got throug...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need DL mileage ticket cancellation help, thank you.
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Need DL mileage ticket cancellation help, thank you.

The past few days I have canceled 3 round trip award tickets. Was able to get the miles redeposited without paying the $150 fee. I am sure you won't have a problem to get the miles back without paying the fee.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 343434

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I’m flying BUR-SFO on WN this morning, manifest is 6 pax. Walked through the terminal for observation Saw B6 BUR-BOS and counted about 10 pax. AA BUR-DFW looked about 30, BUR-MDW about 15. BUR-DEN about 20. This is crazy. I don;t know why US airlines are continuing these domestic flights, consolida...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 343434

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

MDW (Midway/Chicago) tower is still closed as of 1800Z. A few private planes and a couple of NetJets have flown in and out in the last hour or so. Still using Elgin TRACON for approach/departure, and the tower frequency as their Unicom channel. When is MDW set to open again? Supposed to fly LAX-MDW...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020
Replies: 43
Views: 7818

Re: MDW ATC Shutdown 3/17/2020

Reference MDW ATCT. MDW twr closes (ATC ZERO) due to confirmed corona virus. 5 positives between techs and controllers, right now it’s 3 techs and 2 controllers, 1 tech in serious condition. Awaiting more results. Hazmat team enroute. FAA is pushing for testing of all MDW ATCT employees. Source? Th...

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