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by cha747
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43706

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

The two 744's at PHL, courtesy of the PHL twitter account. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3OhENsWsAEn23u.jpg:large That would nice that both queens parked next to each other. Though that BA plane can certainly use a wash. Was about to post this myself... what a beautiful sight. When was the last time...

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4030

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

Looks like the flight is underway now. Anybody on the ground at ATL hear what caused the diversion?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL78/history/20190401/0215Z/KLAX/EHAM

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17729

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Northpole wrote:
cha747 wrote:
Is Boeing still having that problem of people shooting at and hitting the airframes enroute from Wichita to Renton?


Shooting at railwaycars ?


The fuselages are attached to flat bed railroad cars and transported in the open:

https://youtu.be/ErnScsC2lyw

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17729

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Is Boeing still having that problem of people shooting at and hitting the airframes enroute from Wichita to Renton?

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4030

Re: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

ATL is there largest hub. Of course - sorry. My specific question is what type of issue (generally or in this specific case) would warrant such an out of the way diversion from over South Dakota to ATL rather than divert to DTW or JFK. I'm assuming it's more aircraft maintenance related rather than...

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by cha747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4030

March 31 DL78 LAX-AMS Diverted to ATL

Looks like DL 78 an A330 from LAX-AMS got from LAX as far as SD and then, per FlightRadar24, got diverted to ATL. This seems like a strange diversion to me. The flight is scheduled to continue on to AMS later in the morning. Appreciate the insight

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by cha747
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Real or not? Flight returns because parent left child at gate.
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Real or not? Flight returns because parent left child at gate.

https://people.com/travel/plan-returns- ... ind-child/

The article seems fishy. Did the flight take off or just taxi and return to gate? I’m sure somebody here is in the know.
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https://people.com/travel/plan-returns- ... ind-child/

The article seems fishy. Did the flight take off or just taxi and return to gate? I’m sure somebody here is in the know.

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by cha747
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 127
Views: 19485

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I must be old. I remember flying the 767 in the 1980's when Luxury Liner was proudly painted on the front side of the plane. They were luxurious at the time. This was before the rise of the regional jet and jam-packed flight. Ahh...the golden days of flying.

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by cha747
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43706

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

My predictions for PHL are: Lufthansa is obviously going to launch MUC-PHL American Airlines is going to move Milan (MXP) from JFK to PHL A new daily flight to London Heathrow between American and British A new Asian destination JAL with NRT-PHL or American / China Southern with PHL-PEK New routes ...

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by cha747
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7697

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

How did Mumbai come into all of this? Lots of O&D between Mumbai and Malta? I don't get it.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 9670

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

If we're going to play "let's redo NYC airports" then what about just expanding JFK into Jamaica Bay a la KIX and routing Cross Bay Blvd around or through it? The NIMBYs around Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan won't allow it.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 9670

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

What we currently have is what we will have for the foreseeable future. It ain't perfect by any means, but it works....kinda. You're 100% correct. What we have is what we need. EWR serves as a wonderful hub and gateway that is easily accessible to Manhattan and Northern/Central New Jersey. JFK is u...

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 9670

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

Umm...you're obviously not from New York....I don't mean to be rude but April 1st is a long way off. May as well put parallel runways down the Avenues of Manhattan.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2148

Re: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

https://apple.news/ATkLMfg4oR_KRh4PK1qw7yA So, to be clear, when this goes into effect, gate agents, campers, and even airport servers are going to be making more than first year regional first officers... Agree - but first year regional officers have much more earning potential within a few years....

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

iahcsr wrote:
cha747 wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
Take a look at UA47 FRAIAH 7OCT..



Are the 2 flights related???

Only in the sense UA is just having one of those days..


Got it - hope that doesn't account for too much yelling at the counter when they get there.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

KVH68 wrote:
Is that aircraft N2135U? Is so, it was doing a demo flight for Fleet Week for Saturday and Sunday. There is video of it on YouTube. By the way, N2135U has the new Premium Economy seats.


Think it is N2333U

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

iahcsr wrote:
Take a look at UA47 FRAIAH 7OCT..



Are the 2 flights related???

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

Looks like it's leaving tomorrow morning at 9am pacific time - went tech. Wonder what happened.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

UAL 871 Sunday Oct 7 SFO-TPE

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL871/1e228767

Looks like it took off late, flew over the Pacific for a bit, then returned to SFO - now seems to be sitting on a taxiway at SFO. Any SFO folks have an inside scoop?
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Hello Airliners Folks - just curious what happened to this flight:

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL871/1e228767

Looks like it took off late, flew over the Pacific for a bit, then returned to SFO - now seems to be sitting on a taxiway at SFO. Any SFO folks have an inside scoop?

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6381

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

Since there's a good Indian diaspora in Philadelphia and some business IT traffic too , any chance of a PHL-BOM/DEL happening (if not now after 3 years)? AA can interline with any Indian carrier for India side connections . Binayak - think about that one for a second. There are 3 full service carri...

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6381

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

Charlotte is AA's primary east coast hub, it should be able to find 200 passengers daily to fly to Tokyo and beyond to Asia. They may be able to find 150-200 odd passengers to fly daily but can they find 30-40 PREMIUM passengers daily is the real question. Since again it would be a long and thin ro...

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA-Japan/East Asia) ticket prices plummet? Is there something I'm missing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: USA-Japan/East Asia) ticket prices plummet? Is there something I'm missing?

In a few weeks flying SFO-TPE-SFO for $525. 6 days on the ground there. Not bad.

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by cha747
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6381

Re: Will AA ever fly PHL-Asia?

1. I will not drive to EWR or JFK when I live 15 min from PHL. People who write that Delaware Valley, Brandywine Valley, and South Jersey residents prefer EWR and JFK really just have no clue. Amtrak, the Turnpike, and the Belt Parkway are nightmares and I'd pay $500-750 more per ticket to even fly ...

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by cha747
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13063

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

At first I was thinking this is a waste of money. Airbus has repeatedly said it will not issue an airworthiness certificate and I doubt EASA/CAA would either. Then it got me to thinking. There are plenty of vintage aircraft flying worldwide that are restored by hobbyists and flown at airshows. How a...

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by cha747
Mon May 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11418

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Aren't those destinations a bit like Hawaii - all vacation and no/little business? I can't imagine a large business demand hence I can't imagine airlines scrambling to serve these routes. Follow the money....

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by cha747
Mon May 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1001
Views: 143353

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

DTW is not the center of the aviation world. Neither is ATL but NYC is for sure. DTW stands the best chance for success if Delta returns to India. The world's busiest airport for 20 years is not the center of the aviation world? What have you been smoking. It doesn't matter ATL, JFK, DTW, SEA - the...

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by cha747
Fri May 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Engine Swap Possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

Re: 787 Engine Swap Possible?

I seem to recall the same - I think somebody on a.net likened it somewhat to taking the flash off of a camera and swapping it out for a new one. But that was when the project was called 7E7. Some people who are now very active on a.net were in diapers then.

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by cha747
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6403

SkyTeam TATL at PHL

Now that DL has quit PHL-CDG and will be quitting PHL-LHR in early May, will that leave room for AF to come back? Or is it over for SkyTeam at PHL? AA/BA's overwhelming presence makes the PHL-Europe market nonviable for DL but somehow LH continues to march on with their daily PHL-FRA.

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by cha747
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lounge Question for CDG
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Lounge Question for CDG

Hello All - I will have the following choices for an upcoming trip while I transit through CDG:

Etihad Lounge vs Admirals Club on the outbound

Admirals Club vs Cathay Lounge on the return

Which should I pick? For the outbound looking for a shower.

Thanks in advance.

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by cha747
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 20503

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I do love how any AA at PHL thread immediately gets hijacked into one about JFK. Agree - PHL has nothing to do with JFK and vice versa. Having lived in the area on and off for almost 20 years, yes there are SOME people that go out of their way to fly in/out of JFK or EWR for specific reasons (direc...

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by cha747
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3702

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

Frontier, Delta, United, Skybus, and Shuttle America have all tried it since I've lived on and off in the area. USAir (at the time) ran contract flights (that were bookable) to various destinations but as the contracts lapsed so did service. Frontier had a go at it. It is a great little airport but ...

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by cha747
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 25
Views: 11312

Re: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats

Anybody have a schedule of which tails will be retrofitted when? Being selfish as I'm flying PHL-CDG-PHL in Nov/Dec.

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by cha747
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 16589

Re: US airline hub closures

AA will probably scale back PHL and either PHX or LAX. And the scale back at PHL will be welcome. Fewer flights means fewer delays and cancellations for this airport that can't grow anymore at all. People always cry about not having enough choices about flight times but honestly, I'd rather schedul...

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by cha747
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 6211

Re: British Airways at PHL

I've used BA to fly internationally from Philly several times (none recently). There has been this flawed concept on a.net that Philadelphians (and those in the surrounding areas) would rather drive to EWR or JFK. I'd rather have my toenails removed without anesthesia. I have lived within 35 minutes...

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by cha747
Fri May 05, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 54
Views: 7179

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

4 engines. The fuel crisis and eventually ETOPS didn't help the case for the 747. A.net lore is that plans were made for a 2-engined 747 but they trashed those plans and then out popped the 777.

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by cha747
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 48775

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

Hey Folks (or Bon noche as they might say in Aruba). Anybody know what happened with UA 1039 yesterday March 13 AUA-EWR. Seems it went tech. I had my kids out and about in Aruba and on the way back we stopped because it appeared that the flight was going to depart (very late - it was around 18:00) -...

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by cha747
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Writing Prompts
Replies: 11
Views: 1201

Re: Writing Prompts

- How ETOPS changed overseas flying - The only way the U.S. airline industry could survive post 9-11 was bankruptcy - Freedoms of the air and how, despite ETOPS, several airlines have retained 5th freedom routes - How carbon fiber and nanotech have changed and will continue to change airline travel ...

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by cha747
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Confirmed to Pull out of BGM & ELM
Replies: 39
Views: 6319

Re: AA Confirmed to Pull out of BGM & ELM

Not to sound mean....OK I will be mean - PHL was never intended to be as busy as it is (which airports are?). The fact is that PHL is being right-sized and this in turn will make operations more efficient. True, smaller airports and thinner routes will lose frequency or service but what that means f...

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by cha747
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap
Replies: 78
Views: 15702

Re: PHL BA-AA Fleet Swap

Sooo...did I miss the DL PHL-LHR being cancelled? Or was that just seasonal for summer? I thought there was too much capacity on this market.

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by cha747
Mon May 02, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Supply Chain
Replies: 1
Views: 1284

RE: Boeing 747 Supply Chain

You mean current 747 or the 747 when it was first incepted? There are various historical books on the subject that name various subs used to build the 747-100. I imagine the current supply chain is very similar to the 787 and various other aircraft. A more interesting paper would be supply chain log...

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by cha747
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service To Paine Field Could Start In 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 3212

RE: Airline Service To Paine Field Could Start In 2017

Just curious (don't have an opinion either way) - would it make sense for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, or <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> to have contract flights from <acronym title="Everett - Snohomi...

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by cha747
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's CVG Hub
Replies: 10
Views: 5673

RE: Delta's CVG Hub

I'll be the first to break the news....it was over long ago

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by cha747
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Vlml Meals In ClubEurope
Replies: 9
Views: 3666

RE: BA Vlml Meals In ClubEurope

Does AVML (Asian Veg) exist at BA? HVML (Hindu) used to exclude beef/pork at one point but did include chicken and fish. What is the go to code to get good veg food on BA that's not all raw salad and fruit?

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by cha747
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No LHR-AMD?
Replies: 22
Views: 6916

RE: Why No LHR-AMD?

You're assuming that all Gujaratis want to go to Gujarat. I'm Gujarati and I have no reason to go to Gujarat because all my friends/relatives are near/around BOM.

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by cha747
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting 787 Service To MAN!
Replies: 37
Views: 12371

RE: AA Starting 787 Service To MAN!

What about 787 service on PHL to anywhere in Asia?

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by cha747
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI FA Reportedly Suing Over "Bad Landing"
Replies: 7
Views: 7296

RE: EI FA Reportedly Suing Over "Bad Landing"

I'm confused....the co-pilot (assume they mean FO) is responsible for Captain's bad landing?

Fair use excerpt:

"...alleging that the flight's co-pilot failed to adequately supervise the landing by the plane's captain."

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by cha747
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About CBP At SNN
Replies: 5
Views: 987

RE: Question About CBP At SNN

If you're wanted in the US (or anywhere else for that matter) I think it'd be pretty stupid to end-up at an airport with Preclearance....but that's just me. A friend of mine who is Canadian just said the other day, "If you want to get into the US, just fly into Canada....they'll let anybody in." Obv...

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by cha747
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About CBP At SNN
Replies: 5
Views: 987

RE: Question About CBP At SNN

Google is your friend - see the legal restrictions section for answers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_border_preclearance

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by cha747
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meals For Sale On BA Economy Long Haul
Replies: 44
Views: 19866

RE: Meals For Sale On BA Economy Long Haul

 <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/old.gif" width="32" height="28" border="0"/>  Pan Am used to offer enhanced Y meals for free in the day (late 80's) from a "sort of secret" menu. I got the laugh of my life when I ordered a cheeseburger on <acronym ti...

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