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by sw733
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11910

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

I don't have any firm numbers. It's still active in the summer, with nonstops to three or four places, including some mainline stuff. But nothing compared to winter. Very seasonal but there are two peak seasons. Summer is actually bigger than winter. Nonstop destinations number over a dozen now. ht...

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by sw733
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs
Replies: 86
Views: 11910

Re: Southwest adding Steamboat Springs

Very exciting! The international realm appears to be fraught with risk for WN (if MEX was a failure, the likes of BOG, PTY, SDQ and even YYZ simply may not be worthwhile), while the largest unserved domestic metropolitan areas are now GSO (a risky venture in its own right) and MDT (an airport WN de...

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by sw733
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Mahan Air Ran Secret Flights to China Leading to Outbreak in Iran

Propaganda or not, the possibility that a communicable disease can spread via international air travel has moved out of the realm of science fiction, into science fact. It's not really new. Previous diseases have been spread by air travel, including H1N1. I'm almost 100% certain I picked up my case...

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by sw733
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134142

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

This is interesting and exciting for me. I get to Bangalore once or twice a year and currently have to double-connect MCI-DFW/ORD-LHR-BLR. Now the opportunity to go MCI-SEA-BLR is going to be very, very tempting. I'm really quite excited.

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by sw733
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19763

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Let's see, JFK to LHR set a subsonic speed record. Passengers probably wondered what to do with extra time. Can they check into their hotels early? Drag their baggage to a cafe for coffee? I haven't seen anyone mention the poor saps flying westbound from London. To JFK is usually about 45 - 60 minu...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are HNL - mainland USA flights not bookable beyond August?
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Why are HNL - mainland USA flights not bookable beyond August?

Plenty of airlines have flights available beyond August to/from Hawaii. The two you chose just aren't two of them. Flights won't end mid-season, they're just not for sale yet.

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by sw733
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: DoT to restrict Wuhan originating pax to 5 US airports

I get that they may be trying to do the best that they can, but there are so many ways around this (not saying intentionally) that it may be tricky. For example, what if I buy a one-way ticket from Wuhan to, say, Shanghai and then the next day fly PVG-DFW...would the US government have any good way ...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight path changes
Replies: 18
Views: 2067

Re: Flight path changes

which I understand is the shortest and most efficient route. I think you misunderstood. Shortest by distance, sure. Shortest by time is a factor of other things, most notably wind. Sometimes you want the fastest route, sometimes you don't. Most efficient also isn't always the same thing as shortest...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Impeachment Hearings
Replies: 743
Views: 28351

Re: The Impeachment Hearings

Well this morning has brought some stunning events already. The GAO has announced that the White House BROKE THE LAW in witholding aid to Ukraine https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/16/politics/gao-report-administration-violated-law-withholding-aid/index.html decision issued Thursday, the GAO said that the...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56638

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Would Kansas City make it ok? C'mon people, let's be rational. Pretty sure the pilots did not think "cool, let's dump fuel when we don't need to and let's aim for a school". Some of you are such sensational alarmists, similar to the media these days. The other day I spilled fuel on my han...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56638

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I really, really can't wait to see the reason that this couldn't have occurred over water, or the justification that dropping fuel over a heavily populated area was deemed a better choice than landing heavy.

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by sw733
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max supplier Spirit Aerosystems to cut 2,800 jobs as workers feel pain of grounding
Replies: 10
Views: 1988

Re: Boeing 737 Max supplier Spirit Aerosystems to cut 2,800 jobs as workers feel pain of grounding

So Spirit doesn't expect to restart MAX production soon? There are something like 100 +/- fuselages already sitting at Spirit ready to go, so even if Boeing started assembly again tomorrow, there would be quite a while until they would need more product from Spirit. That's on top of the aircraft al...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY 777 Diversion Halifax
Replies: 16
Views: 4530

Re: LY 777 Diversion Halifax

Would they be permitted to travel the 30-40km into the city for the day or is that a sabbath no no as well It's really going to depend on the person and their beliefs. Depending on how orthodox, conservative, reform, etc. your practice of Judaism is, you may or may not believe driving and/or riding...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAP Airport (CAP Haïtien)
Replies: 28
Views: 2649

Re: CAP Airport (CAP Haïtien)

AA's flight is daily, not weekly. They also had Spirit for a quick minute from Fort Lauderdale. Thanks for the tip! Anyways, with an A319 in 124 seat configuration, it gives a 868 passengers per week asuming full capacity. This, times 52 weeks, gives some 45k tourists per year. The Symphony of the ...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18131

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

Also, OS871 VIE-IKA is diverting to SOF. Sofia is barely an hour flying time from Vienna, why not return to the base in stead of landing in Bulgaria. Quite odd. Yeah, that's odd to me too. Obviously had the fuel to make it back to VIE if it had enough to make it to Tehran. Curfew issue, perhaps? St...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Porter suspend service to MLB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4527

Re: Porter Airlines suspends routes news. Why did it?

PD can still connect pax to Florida thru B6 network. I have to imagine it's hard to attract people to fly YTZ-XXX-Florida versus just taking one of the many nonstops between YYZ and Florida on any given day. Even harder when you need to extend that connection in XXX to clear US immigration/customs ...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc 787 stuck at LHR
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Royal Air Maroc 787 stuck at LHR

Don't know why such a big plane is needed for this route. A narrowbody would be a better fit. B737? Lots of pax and cargo between Morocco and UK that may necessitate more than just a 737 Slots at LHR pushing RAM to consolidate operations to a larger aircraft Better use of 737s elsewhere 787 may jus...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4672

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

My favorite major airport is definitely MUC. However, if I had to choose one decently sized airport in all of Europe, it would be Rotterdam/RTM.

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by sw733
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22387

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

Remember Latin Americans like to SHOP for family in the USA. This is similar to East Asia a few years ago where VFR would always bring very heavy luggage's for family. But recently as American multi-nationals have expanded their presence into Latin America & East Asia the same stuff in the stor...

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by sw733
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car crash at SRQ
Replies: 25
Views: 5114

Re: Car crash at SRQ

Wow, I'm flying in to SRQ next weekend, curious to see what it looks like!

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by sw733
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6125

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

Has Macau had any European wide body service since TP flew LIS-BRU-MFM years ago? Given Macau is a popular destination for a large demographic I could see it working, at least to the US. Was the BRU stop a requirement for the aircraft to make it from LIS-MFM? Just seems like an interesting place to...

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by sw733
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 11992

Re: Cathay Pacific 777-300 YVR-JFK

stl07 wrote:
No Preclearance?


Closes at 2030 in YVR.

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by sw733
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41137

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

2 Props 2 Hop

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by sw733
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vigin Atlantic Tampa flight
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Vigin Atlantic Tampa flight

I sure bet the Bucs were rethinking their “arrive Friday morning” strategy after seeing how lackluster the Bears played first half with that strategy last weekend...

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by sw733
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787
Replies: 19
Views: 5376

Re: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787

mercure1 wrote:
Could this be the answer to MIAT statement from earlier this year it was seeking to establish US service with routes to IAD and LAX?


I can only imagine the PDEW on those routes............

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by sw733
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?
Replies: 18
Views: 3978

Re: NASA flight Palmdale - Stuttgart, Germany?

SOFIA is a joint project between NASA and German Aerospace Center. It’s an airborne telescope/observatory. It’s based at Dryden/Edwards AFB (just north of Palmdale) usually.

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by sw733
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian lobster to China
Replies: 15
Views: 5124

Re: Canadian lobster to China

belly fully of Lobster! That plane is living my dream Not that big of a deal around here (Nova Scotia). Some years you can get lobster at McDonalds. It is available from countless food trucks. Back in the old days the poor kids would have lobster sandwiches at school. The rich kids had bologna. I’v...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian lobster to China
Replies: 15
Views: 5124

Re: Canadian lobster to China

ghYHZ wrote:
belly fully of Lobster!


That plane is living my dream

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by sw733
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 11941

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

ORD-ANC doesn't surprise me. ORD-FAI a little more so. Definitely looks like AA is keen to take on more of the national parks traffic! UA already flies ORD-FAI has been for a few years and the truth is the flight is just as popular as our 2x daily (seasonal) ORD-ANC flights especially during the he...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32436

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I read BJS as BJL (Banjul, The Gambia) and really started scratching my head. That would be a fun route...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 11941

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

ORD-ANC doesn't surprise me. ORD-FAI a little more so.

Definitely looks like AA is keen to take on more of the national parks traffic!

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by sw733
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?
Replies: 20
Views: 4511

Re: How come Aeroflot doesn't fly to Singapore or Mumbai?

x1234 wrote:
realised Aeroflot flies to LITERALLY every airport in Europe (both Western & Eastern).


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by sw733
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 4263

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

I think that regulators, aviation authorities and airlines across the globe need to be more strict on seatbelts. I don't how to enforce that, but that's how I see it. Noteworthy that I'm aware that sometimes it's not best thing to stay stuck in your seat for so long... At least keeping the belt on ...

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by sw733
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 3459

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Looking at the history in the civil aviation forum as well as a general search online I could not find much - has there ever been or are there plans for any flights from NE Brazil, say FOR, NAT or REC to ROB, ABJ or ACC in West Africa? I’m not sure about the history, but I very much doubt there is ...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 39
Views: 4745

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

The worst redeye I have ever done is LAS-DFW. Leave at 1am, arrive at 545am, with barely 2h15 in the air. Truly painful.

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by sw733
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44582

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Looks like cargo flights are still departing without much issue (as would make sense), but nothing commercial coming out still.

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by sw733
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44582

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

gdg9 wrote:
AA125 DFW HKG still showing a go as of now on aa.com. Departs in about 90 minutes


I'd be curious to see what their filed diversion airport is...but I have a feeling, whether for good or for bad, the airport will be operating normally tomorrow.

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 7517

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

This one is easy. The population of Vienna isn't that big, its like 1.8 million if you include the countryside. Just curious - does that number include nearby parts of Hungary and Slovakia? Bratislava isn't huge but does total up to about 500,000 people for which VIE would be the easiest airport th...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 7517

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

This one is easy. The population of Vienna isn't that big, its like 1.8 million if you include the countryside. Just curious - does that number include nearby parts of Hungary and Slovakia? Bratislava isn't huge but does total up to about 500,000 people for which VIE would be the easiest airport th...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12284

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I assume the return flight was cancelled or delayed since they were down a crew member, unless a crew swap was happening at SBN. I believe it was her first flight of the day (if I understood correctly) and I feel like it would be unlikely to have her come in, fly what is essentially one of the shor...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12284

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I love how the photo of her on the ABC article says the flight was going to "East Bend"...north, south, east, west, whatever. Yeah well the original news article I read on my phone a little bit ago said the flight was operated by Wisconsin Air. Gotta love the press. Hey, at least that's j...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12284

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I love how the photo of her on the ABC article says the flight was going to "East Bend"...north, south, east, west, whatever.

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 4326

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. How about you not tell me how I should or shouldn't vote... Well it is your vote. I guess if you want a political system like what destroyed Venezuela have at it. Until the infestation of Socialism took o...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 4326

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

stratclub wrote:
If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices.


How about you not tell me how I should or shouldn't vote...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 26839

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

PRC: "Hong Kong, you're ours"

HK: "Ah, I see...so we have free reign around the PRC in exchange, right?"

PRC: "Well, no..."

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?
Replies: 11
Views: 3167

Re: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?

On population alone, Moscow Metro Area + Shanghai Metro Area = something like 47,000,000 people. That's the same as NYC metro area + London Metro Area + Paris Metro Area. And think about how many flights there are between those three cities. Obviously, demand will be different due to economic and bu...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene
Replies: 13
Views: 2323

Re: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene

Does Frontier require checking in at the ticket counter for this? To verify ID? If not, a creative loophole for an airline employee to fly somewhere on a confirmed ticket for free. Or someone with a fake id Back in high school, my fake ID was "Green". Damn, wish I still had that bad boy.

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23767

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Well, that's frightening as hell...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 297
Views: 51699

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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Increasing reports that Air Namibia may be close to shutting down, though (of course) the airline denies it. Very curious to see if it happens or not. I'll be so sad to see my national airline go if it turns out to be true.

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by sw733
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 7403

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

Have a friend on UA24, SNN-EWR...he says he's diverted to SWF right now.

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