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by asuflyer05
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28650

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/DJT520/214ea632 Anyone know why a La Compagnie 757 is landing at IAD in a moment from Bordeaux, France? I'm assuming not new scheduled service, some kind of charter? Interesting. I was at IAD last night and thought I might my eyes had deceived me. According to FR24 it ...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 3581

Re: Turkish Airlines increases Washington DC to 10 weekly

MeCe wrote:
Just prepare to hear for double daily soon ;)


I agree. I wouldn't be surprised to see this go double daily eventually.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28650

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Any idea on the progress of construction of the IAD Polaris lounge. I was looking at the area that is fenced off on the south side of the C gates. Is that the spot? If that is it looks like nothing is started. They have definitely started. As of Monday night it looks like they piped in a connection...

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by asuflyer05
Tue May 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?
Replies: 25
Views: 2197

Re: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?

I had a great meal at Craftsteak (MGM Grand) last time I was in Vegas. I've also heard good things about Bazaar Meat (SLS) and SW Steakhouse (Wynn). There are SO many great options that are exclusive to Las Vegas I don't think there is any reason to try a chain like Fogo de Chao, The Palm, etc.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next IAD international destination?
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Next IAD international destination?

The most likely routes for next year are definitely WAW-IAD on LOT Polish, TPE-IAD on EVA Air, or Swiss ZRH-IAD If Iberia was to grow in USA serving a new market then I’d place my bet on IAD-MAD by Iberia. LOT and IB were my 2 guesses. I also think we will see additional frequencies and destination...

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by asuflyer05
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6273

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Favorite: IAD, MIA
Least Favorite: MAD (T4S to T4), BOS.

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by asuflyer05
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines DC - Berlin??
Replies: 18
Views: 2779

Re: American Airlines DC - Berlin??

IAD-LHR would probably come first on AA. Why would they do that? Yes, they could do it because of the huge operation they run at LHR, but why? JV partner BA already flies multiple daily LHR-IAD flights and LHR-BWI which somehow also serves the DC area. They won't do it. Which makes the likely hood ...

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by asuflyer05
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7670

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

I'm booked for opening night. Can't wait!

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by asuflyer05
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC trip suggestions.
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: DC trip suggestions.

I always recommend visitors stay in Old Town Alexandria. It's right on the blue/yellow line for easy access to DC and just 2 metro stops south of DCA. The area is quite charming and there are plenty of restaurants/shops to explore. If the metro is not running well the weekend you are visiting you ca...

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by asuflyer05
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71182

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Could it be a package of international flights from Dulles to support the 2 additional banks Kirby discussed over the summer? With the recent announcement of the new Polaris lounge at IAD I was kinda wondering the same, same article pointed to the fact they were considering going to a 6 bank operat...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71182

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Could it be a package of international flights from Dulles to support the 2 additional banks Kirby discussed over the summer?

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by asuflyer05
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 77
Views: 15567

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

This has got to be another click-bait thread, to increase web traffic and page hits. Removing tin foil hat now... The author is the same as 'Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Turkish Airlines.' So does Turkey's flag carrier do something special on Thanksgiving for its US routes, given that the holiday cen...

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by asuflyer05
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/28/2018:F9 Drops GSP-LAS/MCO,SAT-CVG/RDU,PIT-MCO/SAN,AUS-SJC,BNA-TTN,MCI-RDU;UA Adds FAI-SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 11488

Re: OAG Changes 10/28/2018:F9 Drops GSP-LAS/MCO,SAT-CVG/RDU,PIT-MCO/SAN,AUS-SJC,BNA-TTN,MCI-RDU;UA Adds FAI-SFO

Perhaps DL IAD-SEA is in anticipation of Amazon opening a second hq in DC? You've heard the same rumors I have then. The opening of HQ2 is a long way off. My guess is there's plenty of demand from the significant Boeing and Amazon presence in the Dulles Tech Corridor. Edit: Forgot to add my thanks ...

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by asuflyer05
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG
Replies: 10
Views: 7726

Re: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG

The food looks a lot worse than PE on BA or AA transatlantic. Looks like Economy class meals at best. Otherwise, I enjoyed your report. I agree with you. I would have preferred less courses and traded the foie gras for a well executed main course. A little more variety besides Chicken or Pasta woul...

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by asuflyer05
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Philippine Airlines Honolulu to Cebu
Replies: 2
Views: 4795

Re: Philippine Airlines Honolulu to Cebu

Great reports! Looking forward to the next installments!

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by asuflyer05
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34734

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

Could it be United senses an upcoming downturn in the market and is positioning itself to take on A321s that less stable airlines (i.e. WOW) have committed to?

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by asuflyer05
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG
Replies: 10
Views: 7726

Re: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG

I flew JOON Business from Paris to the Seychelles and your meal looks better than ours! LOL. Premium are allowed to use the AF lounge? The lounge at CDG was pleasant. We stayed at the Airport Sheraton for 1 night at $300; your hotel looks great. Is it in the Terminal? How much do they charge? I wou...

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by asuflyer05
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG
Replies: 10
Views: 7726

AF A380 Premium Economy IAD-CDG-WAW + LOT WAW-WRO/KRK-WAW + YotelAIR CDG

My wife and I recently made a trip to Poland for our 2018 European Adventure. I will admit, Poland was never at the top of my travel bucket list but I can say I enjoyed the country, food and people. And as they say, it's not where you're going but how you get there that matters. That saying rang tru...

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by asuflyer05
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights
Replies: 12
Views: 6701

Re: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights

They do this from time to time. Not sure if maintenance or the drop off in fall demand or a combination of the two. But both IAD-CDG have been 777 for the past few weeks.

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by asuflyer05
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rzeszów to Newark
Replies: 18
Views: 4283

Re: Rzeszów to Newark

Having just returned from WAW, KRK and WRO I too am surprised by the lack of non-stop connectivity to Poland from the US. WAW is an excellent airport to connect through and there are tons of North Americans in KRK. Would be interesting to see UA add EWR or IAD-KRK as the 787s come online and free up...

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by asuflyer05
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31899

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Now, finally, I get how the moon buggies in IAD were designed for use. Go to 8:02 on this YouTube video. https://youtu.be/Q08QXnqIo1I You came in one end and went out the other. When was it changed to single entry and exit direction, and why? It’s such a chore to get people to the back of the buggy...

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by asuflyer05
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6826

Re: DCA to the world

global2 wrote:
ScottB wrote:
blockski wrote:
Regarding the station at Dulles, will there be any sort of moving sidewalks installed to cover the distance to the terminal from the station?


There is an underground tunnel with a moving walkway from the terminal to Garage 1 already in place. The metro station sits just in front of Garage 1.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of WN Returning to EYW
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Chances of WN Returning to EYW

I'd love to see them run a BWI/DCA one stop to EYW. I was down in EYW back in April and everywhere I went there were Marylanders. It was like running into New Yorkers in Miami.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

3 hours on the ground is not enough time. You will probably short change yourself with 3 hours just at the museum.

And yes, I would Uber between the airport and the museum. There is a bus service but the Uber will help you maximize your time on the ground.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting through your old hometown
Replies: 15
Views: 819

Re: Connecting through your old hometown

PHX is sort of my hometown airport. I went to ASU and worked for YV at PHX in the ramp tower. I love connecting there because it takes me home and they have a great selection of local restaurants like Four Peaks and Cowboy Ciao featured.

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by asuflyer05
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.
Replies: 13
Views: 1080

Re: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.

I have a 5 hour layover at CDG coming up. I booked a room at the YOTELAIR for a few hours so I could shower and catch a quick nap.

https://www.yotel.com/en/hotels/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Lufthansa Aviation Training & PHX Sky Harbor Fire Department
Replies: 6
Views: 4199

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Lufthansa Aviation Training & PHX Sky Harbor Fire Department

Great report! I used to live in Phoenix, worked at PHX for a bit and did my flight training out there as well.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight AA220 DFW-AMS Diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: Flight AA220 DFW-AMS Diversion

Looks like it is diverting to JFK per FlightRadar24. AA.COM shows arrival at 9:01 and departure of 10pm. Medical diversion?

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I never landed at...
Replies: 36
Views: 1963

Re: I'm surprised I never landed at...

I FINALLY Crossed MIA off my list back in October of last year. Cannot believe all the times I've been to Florida that I've never flown in or out of MIA. I've been back once since then as well.

But the airport that has continued to elude me is ORD.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DUB-IAD EI or UA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: DUB-IAD EI or UA?

Will you be returning IAD-DUB?

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First look: United Premium Plus
Replies: 24
Views: 4893

Re: First look: United Premium Plus

How long will it take them to install the new cabin across the fleet?

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by asuflyer05
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2537

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Considering UA has a hub at IAD and only runs a 757 seasonally on the route I'd say its more likely to see Level IAD-BCN before IB/AA operating IAD-MAD. Plus connecting in MAD is terrible.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: unsure which camera to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: unsure which camera to buy

I am rekindling my aviation photography hobby and just ordered a D7500 for myself. I think it is plenty capable for this type of photography and offered the benefit of a built in flash, slightly lighter weight.

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by asuflyer05
Sun May 27, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8431

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

I look forward to them returning to IAD at some point in the future. Selfishly, it will make travel to the Canaries easier from the DC area.

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by asuflyer05
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31899

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why there's an AN-124 on the remote ramp next to 1L/19R at IAD? Even from the road a mile away that thing looks HUGE. It's been there for about a week now?! One flew in on Wednesday from either El Paso or New Mexico, I can't remember off the top of my head. I have an alert setup on my F...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4305

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

CLT has quite a few German companies in the area not just in the car business. The other huge piece is all the German sub suppliers for BMW in the GSP area (i.e. Dräxlmaier, ZF (also supplies other manufacturers), ThyssenKrupp, etc.). Daimler=Mercedes, Freightliner trucks. There are 4 Freightliner ...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Growth of Transcons at BWI and Elsewhere
Replies: 18
Views: 2181

Re: WSJ: Growth of Transcons at BWI and Elsewhere

I think most enthusiasts like to focus on the proximity of DCA to downtown DC, but much of the working and traveling population of the DC area live in the suburbs surrounding the city. With increasing traffic on the roads headed into downtown during peak AM commuting times, BWI (and IAD) are more co...

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by asuflyer05
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 31899

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like IAD is picking up northeast diversions. Just looked up from my desk and caught a QR A359 on approach.

https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR727/10a2838a

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by asuflyer05
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I am thinking about making a trip to Farnborough for the first time. I am interested in seeing the static displays of airliners vs. the aerial show aspect. Is it worth the trek across the pond and if so, are some days better than others? I noticed they have a Fab Friday ticket which was mentioned in...

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by asuflyer05
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 20561

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Would it make sense (for any airline, Norwegian or not) to run a double-daily (or triple daily?) narrowbody service, with decent business class upfront, on BRU-WAS (Dulles or Baltimore)? With all the politicians and lobbyists, etc., plying the route, some of them would value flexibility and direct ...

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by asuflyer05
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip To Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: Trip To Spain

The Las Ramblas area is nice to see but honestly, the non-tourist areas of Barcelona are also amazing. I stayed in Gracia and loved it. Right on the metro and close to all of the attractions. Barcelona is a great city! Enjoy!

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31034

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

TWA902fly wrote:
Looks like TAP207 OPO-EWR just tried to land at EWR and did a missed approach. Behind it are WOW from KEF and El Al from TLV that was originally destined for JFK.

'902


If I was a betting man TAP207 and ACA548 are enroute to IAD.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31034

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

VS3 LHR-JFK diverting to ATL
LH40 FRA-JFK diverting to ATL

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by asuflyer05
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 19248

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

I'm not sure I would read into the launch of IAD as a sign CX is looking to leave OW. I look at it as connecting HKG with city that has O&D demand and a large population of AA frequent flyers due to the hub at DCA. Many of whom used AA and QR to reach Asia previously.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 22543

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

I'm thinking [read: wishing] something from IAD. IAD-TXL; IAD-WAW. But I wouldn't be surprised if it's something SFO based like SFO-BKK; SFO-Manila or SFO-Vietnam.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 12217

Re: United's future at Dulles

I have always wondered if AA could make a DCA/IAD hub operation work similar to what Delta does at LGA/JFK but I digress, I don't think the UA hub at IAD is going anywhere. I think a lot of the UA/IAD naysayers are largely unfamiliar with the pace of development in Northern Virginia and general traf...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 13202

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

Great thread! I work off of 50 on the backside of the Udvar-Hazy and get a great view of IAD traffic.

P.S. also a fellow Sun Devil.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today

I wonder if this is the same TU-154 that landed at Dulles yesterday.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 5131

Re: Looking for a New Car

You mentioned you considered a GLE; but prefer the space and size of the Yukon Denali. Have you considered the GLS? The body-on-frame and brake pedal feel of the Yukon would probably steer me in a different direction.

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