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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2338

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

If I were airport designers, I would design the restaurant where both airside and landside customers can access. Like putting the restaurant on the border and have two counters serving. There would have to be some security measures in place, especially in a joint kitchen, to ensure that things/peop...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2338

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

I know I wouldn’t go to a restaurant outside of security. Get me through the mayhem and then I’ll sit down and enjoy a drink or two.

Actually thought about this the other day in SDF. A few nice spots I’d try, but being prior to security is a no go for me.

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 49
Views: 10069

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

First paint scheme I’ve seen in a long time that has truly wowed me. Kudos to Boeing

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights Over Soviet Airspace During the Cold War
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: Flights Over Soviet Airspace During the Cold War

WIederling wrote:
snasteve wrote:
....... Which had only been just previously flown by the US surveillance or spy plane. ...


Both flew for a time in close proximity at the same time. Collusion ( Korean Airlines pilots and the US military ) was/is not out of the question.

Maybe if you’re wearing a tin foil hat

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

I never got the whole preclear vs clearing in the US thing... its the same thing, you wait in line etc - same thing... specially now with mobile passport and Global Entry, frankly, that money should be invested in hiring more US Customs personnel, imagine all the gate space that it would open in th...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

NK used to run a 145AM to FLL from MSP. Think it was just about 3 hours in the air. Absolutely brutal. But it made for a great opportunity to do a full weekend in South Florida as the the return left at 730PM.

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2755

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

You’re acting under the assumption that he doesn’t place a dollar figure on his own name. Some CEOs may not care about being known as honest and fair to their employees, but they all want to leave with a good legacy of providing value to shareholders....of which he is one that would benefit massivel...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6285

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

BDL so far has

UA169 VCE-EWR 763
B616 SFO-JFK A321


UA caught me off guard. Looked up from my desk and thought I was seeing things.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 238
Views: 32662

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown JAN 14 WN1206 BDL-BWI B737 WN224 BWI-DTW B737 JAN 18 WN1001 DTW-BWI B737 WN1493 BWI-BDL B737 FEB 9 WN2579 BDL-BWI B737 WN3194 BWI-MSP B737 FEB 11 WN878 MSP-ATL B737 WN1704 ATL-RSW B737 Feb 16 WN4349 RSW-BDL B737 April 14 WN3453 BDL-BWI B737 Booked Aug 12 WN1433 BDL-MDW WN2244 MDW-SDF Aug 16 WN...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19218

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Iberia is also getting the A321LR , hopefully, they will be used to open new routes in North America and Africa to strengthen Iberia's Madrid-Barajas Airport hub . I am sure the new A321LR could open Washington DC , Toronto and Montreal , increase Boston and New York flights and open some key marke...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22322

Re: Rumour: United GLA cancelled due to drunk pilot?

At some point, these global corporations are going to go after the website operator and these posters on this forum. Regardless of where this site is incorporated or where the posters are located, these posts are tantamount to libel. Drivel. Crap. Except.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotla...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19218

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Will be cool to see it when I get back to work on Monday. Bittersweet to see another 757 go, however. I believe that makes 5X the only regular 757 operator to BDL.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7885

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

I’m a big fan of the reusable metal containers, but I wish they made it a little easier. Some airports it’s a breeze to find water fountains with a refillable bottle spout, others it’s impossible. Or there is one, but it’s concourse A and you’re flying out of E. Not sure how SFO is, but hopefully it...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41911

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Crazy to see the NRT hub go away. It's just kind of strange to me. NW didn't own the airport, but they had a really strong presence. My stepdad was a regular on JFK-NRT and connecting onward. It was kind of the last piece of NW that DL held on to until recent years. I'm really shocked to see SIN and...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline subsidiary’s
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Airline subsidiary’s

If Norwegian with their collection of subsidiaries hasn't done it yet, I don't really think anybody will. The process is just too complex and the corporate owners won't have the control they want.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

You are absolutely correct. I receive orders by both UPS and Amazon third party logistics and the delivery drivers are vastly different. The UPS guys are always clean cut, pleasant and polite while the third party personnel are often the direct opposite. Easy to attract strong employees when the be...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will be very interested to see how this will work operationally and financially. I remember when I started here 6 years ago as a simple package handler I did it because I wanted a college job that didn't force me to give up my weekends, and I knew plenty who felt the same way. Now that we're transi...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97984

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I just got another Amazon shipment via UPS Ground. I actually wonder if our ZIP code was recently removed from UPS' list of ZIP codes that are subject to delivery area surcharges. As of May 2019, our ZIP code is still on the list. I presume this was the main reason why Amazon avoided UPS/FedEx for ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will be very interested to see how this will work operationally and financially. I remember when I started here 6 years ago as a simple package handler I did it because I wanted a college job that didn't force me to give up my weekends, and I knew plenty who felt the same way. Now that we're transit...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does? I saw a guy in his personal hatchback last week delivering Amazon packages. The Amazon packages were in direct sunlight in 95F + heat. I guess I won't be ordering vitamins from Amazon that have to be shipped and delivered by them to my house, instead...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does? I saw a guy in his personal hatchback last week delivering Amazon packages. The Amazon packages were in direct sunlight in 95F + heat. I guess I won't be ordering vitamins from Amazon that have to be shipped and delivered by them to my house, instead...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97984

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I just got another Amazon shipment via UPS Ground. I actually wonder if our ZIP code was recently removed from UPS' list of ZIP codes that are subject to delivery area surcharges. As of May 2019, our ZIP code is still on the list. I presume this was the main reason why Amazon avoided UPS/FedEx for ...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2469

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

New York: JFK, LGA, EWR, HPN, SWF (Last two can be debated either way)
Chicago: ORD, MDW
Washington: DCA, IAD, BWI
Miami: MIA, FLL

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

This is interesting. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/BF41F838-B28D-4CED-9AB8-B56019C78BF8 My best friend is in Business Development for brown, and the discounts he's told me FX is handing out is borderline outrageous. We're talking customers getting 2 Day for $8 a pi...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?

As an employee and shareholder of UPS, we'll gladly take the contract. But it's always been this way. FedEx has competed against USPS forever, same as how UPS has competed with them both. USPS is under their own transformation, it's all about the packages now. The only way USPS can truly separate th...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13767

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

So is 5.6 bil enough if they creatively add the deferred 787 cost for Boeing to go chpt.11, wipe out investors who are already sitting pretty with all the buy backs, get new investors - no shortage of willing participants, reduce other expenses so that when they emerge the company will be re-capita...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long delays on very short flights
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Long delays on very short flights

I happen to notice that tonight’s 7/8 DL DTW to CLE last flight of the nights is delayed overnight for some reason. I imagine some pax will rent a car for the three hour drive, probably at their own expense. Makes me wonder if any of you have had a bus or two Chartered by the airline in such a circ...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 39
Views: 1819

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Honestly depends on what I'm grilling. Although I love everything on charcoal, the set up is just a just too much sometimes. If I'm making something for just myself, almost certainly going to be on the propane unless it's something a little more fancy. If I'm cooking for family or friends, unless it...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

This is interesting. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/BF41F838-B28D-4CED-9AB8-B56019C78BF8 My best friend is in Business Development for brown, and the discounts he's told me FX is handing out is borderline outrageous. We're talking customers getting 2 Day for $8 a pi...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

I'm interested in this discussion too. For one, i'm curious why I see various UPS and occasionally FEDEX planes routing thru non hubs... For example a UPS 767 flying DTW to ORD or GRR to MSP. Those are just examples to illustrate my point but ive seen similar on FR24 and other tracking sites. Usual...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10215

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Ziyulu wrote:
Since this happened in Kenya, many here will argue how security is lax over there.

I mean how could you not question how lax it is when this happens?

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18197

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

NIKV69 wrote:
No emergency call and no dialogue with controller after clearance. Telling.

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Natural Gas and Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Natural Gas and Aviation

I've seen LNG and CNG at work through my employer on our semis. The tanks are HUGE. I can't see how it would be feasible on a large scale.

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12928

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

Everybody who sits here and talks about how SST transport is expensive is completely missing the point. They know it is, they’re trying to make it cost effective. There is no money in the patents to prove they can fly supersonic. It’s been done, there is money in doing it efficiently and at a good p...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

TL;DR alert: questions at the bottom. A long-time mantra has been, "FedEx is better for air shipments, but UPS is better for ground." As anyone who's heard the story of Fred Smith's college-paper grade , FedEx started in 1971 as an air-based express parcel carrier and only added Ground se...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

FX has been in PWM for as long as I can remember (my first trip there was almost 20 years ago); UPS had the LL Bean contract at one point yet they only served PWM during Peak at the time. We still have the LL Bean contract. We run an operation right in their facility. The air just doesn’t flow thro...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing fees in special cases
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Re: Landing fees in special cases

- Go-around, flying the pattern and complete a successful landing on your second attempt: one or two fees? - Same as above, but with runway contact (balked landing) - Approach and go-around at airport A, then divert to airport B: where is the fee due? Only at B or also at A? - Touch-and-go's for tr...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13248

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

It looks to me like they didn't end up sending that plane to CDG. Why couldn't/didn't they quickly rustle up a crew at DTW to finish the trip? I don't think DTW is a 767 crew base, Just A330 and narrow bodies. I’d be shocked if DTW wasn’t a 767 base. Looking at Sunday’s schedule DL has 76W’s on: CD...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 6564

Re: FedEx 757’s

There were will more used 757s hitting the market in the next 10 years or so. United and Delta in particular still have sizable fleets. If anything you'll probably see the FedEx 757 fleet grow in size. Most of those will probably be high time, high cycle aircraft that don’t have enough life in them...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: KDTW - why not "international" in the name of the airport?

Delta has a lobbyist whose sole job is to make sure it doesn’t get it in the name to stick it to the city.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 717
Views: 97984

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

If they choose to cut back on any one of these 3 airlines, could UPS/FedEx pick up slack to some degree??? How much could be shifted to the passenger airlines.?? Could foreign cargo companies pick up volume?? intra US ?? UPS and FedEx could easily pick up some slack, if needed. They are flying arou...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4841

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

My condolences to our Canadian friends. They may as well have law enforcement nearby when the Spirit flight arrives. There is sure to have been an onboard altercation. Trash fares attract the same type of people as evidenced on Instagram on a near daily basis. Spoken like someone who has never flow...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4761

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

If it was that cost-competitive, then they would be using it far more than they are. Doubtful, considering the infrastructure for biofuels is pretty insignificant. Yes because there is a well known shortage of biofuels that airlines are lining up for... :roll: If nobody is making it in mass quantit...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5535

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

If people actually went in and saw how many ADs that are out there it would knock their socks off..

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4761

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Seems like I read a PR every week about an airline running an engine or flight on biofuel, going back years. Has anything meaningful actually happened? United has been flying on biofuel from LAX every day for the last three years. It's the equivalent of three flights per day. This is a lot more tha...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed May 29, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2180

Re: How do airlines rebook pax on canceled sold out flights?

Here is how it's done in Atlanta. "I'm sorry sir you've missed your connection please check the departure board for flights going to your destination and go to that gate and see if you can get on that flight if not keep doing that until you can get rebooked." Yeah, as opposed to DTW where...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue May 28, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.
Replies: 34
Views: 4521

Re: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.

No.

They were losing $20 million a year. The NEOs aren’t going to fix that.

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by jetblueguy22
Wed May 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 43087

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Bartender, I’ll have what he’s having

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