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by Flaps
Fri May 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

With reference to scope: We know that it isn't going away. What MIGHT be possible given the dire situation is the union and company negotiating a new, lower floor that would permit mainline to fly the 175-E2 at a rate that could be profitable. Obviously operating costs involve much more than crew co...

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by Flaps
Thu May 14, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23448

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

Contract or no contract, Chapter 11 or no Chapter 11, keeping 7000 excess pilots on the payroll for any extended period without subsidy will result in 15,000 excess pilots. Management and Labor better work together amicably, effectively and quickly or they are all out in the street. Any gamesmanship...

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by Flaps
Wed May 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.
Replies: 46
Views: 2604

Re: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.

This has been a long saga, painful for the families’ groups and legal efforts. The 43, 44, and 45 administrations have all willfully prevented information from coming to light to preserve status quo with the sandbox royals. It’s absolutely ridiculous. do you really think they release this info in e...

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by Flaps
Tue May 12, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 205
Views: 25263

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-travel-company-first-quarter-2020-financial-results Looks like it's official. Up to 25 aircraft leaving the fleet. Where did you see aircraft leaving the fleet? I saw they expected to finance incoming aircraft. I'm not saying a...

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by Flaps
Sun May 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 205
Views: 25263

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

It’s been widely rumored around the mill that a handful of the oldest A320s and some A319s would be parked for good. 231 is one of the older ones in the fleet, so it would make sense it would be going to the scrapper. If 310NV would end up in that group I would be a happy man. I used to work 310 at...

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by Flaps
Sun May 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 205
Views: 25263

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I heard today that higher cycle aircraft will start leaving the Allegiant fleet soon. N231NV was named specifically. Has anyone else heard these rumors? It’s been widely rumored around the mill that a handful of the oldest A320s and some A319s would be parked for good. 231 is one of the older ones ...

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by Flaps
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attorney General Barr: Be On The Lookout For Constitutional Violations
Replies: 48
Views: 1530

Re: Attorney General Barr: Be On The Lookout For Constitutional Violations

I'm not a constitutional law scholar, but I'd say deBlasio is probably in the clear on this one. The standard interpretation isn't "no government interference in religious expression EVER," it's that the state has to demonstrate a legitimate, compelling interest before it does so. I'd say...

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by Flaps
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attorney General Barr: Be On The Lookout For Constitutional Violations
Replies: 48
Views: 1530

Re: Attorney General Barr: Be On The Lookout For Constitutional Violations

Too much talk and not enough action. They need to get into Pennsylvania ASAP.

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by Flaps
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Condor's website now showing flights staring June 26. Similar with BWI and MSY. Still showing Omni. I wish my reaction was one of hope and chutes of grass in the aviation field, but instead it's one of laughter! At the moment not even star alliance hubs ORD/IAH/IAD have flights to Frankfurt. Those ...

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP
Replies: 94
Views: 4400

Re: Boyd Group Intl. suggests that US airports sue China's CCP

The best way to punish China for this and all of their other transgressions is to simply limit/stop conducting business with them. Hit them in the one place where they will care, the wallet. Lawsuits in this case are ridiculous. China doesn't recognize the rule of law. Such lawsuits are unenforceabl...

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by Flaps
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 5905

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

It will take some time before NK makes any kind of announcement, one way or another. There will be a huge power vacuum to fill, major internal power struggles and an enormous amount of decisions to be made. A most significant one will be how to break the news to the NK people, creating a narrative f...

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by Flaps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

And adding on, the return flight goes MCO-PIT-LBE. and PIT-LBE is bookable. Flights from MCO-PIT and back are $281 one way on NK and on WN the flights are $99 one way.....who would book NK to/from PIT/MCO when WN is so much cheaper right now? Are seats actually still available on WN at the $99 pric...

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by Flaps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packed AA flight, half without masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2762

Re: Packed AA flight, half without masks

If you have a concern then wear a a mask/gloves etc yourself or don't fly. There are plenty of options available to protect yourself. Its not up to the rest of the planet to tiptoe around you (you being used in the generic sense not targeting any specific individual. There are many dangers out in th...

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by Flaps
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14046

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

Sounds a bit like the tone and language of the IAM at Eastern. That worked out well for them.......

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL denied loan package
Replies: 36
Views: 15430

Re: EL AL set to collapse

I think that rejection is just for now. I can't see the government allowing the country to not have an indigenous carrier. It may end up in a total reorganization and or recapitalization but there will most definitely still be an Israeli national carrier when all is sad and done. If not El-Al in it'...

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Curious: Which OEM will have the upper hand after Coronavirus?
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

Re: Curious: Which OEM will have the upper hand after Coronavirus?

I don't think either has an upper hand. Relative to each other things will likely be pretty status quo. Boeing will likely see a number of Max cancellations but probably not many more than they would have seen without the virus. Airbus "might" take a little more of a hit on the widebody si...

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about King Mswati III International Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 2187

Re: Question about King Mswati III International Airport

Would the third area in the middle be an old passenger terminal under redevelopment? There appears to be construction going on there. The northern location looks to be a new Passenger terminal and the southern one looks to be a new terminal of smaller scale. Perhaps a corporate or government terminal?

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United facing class action over refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3048

Re: United facing class action over refunds

Its not unlike banks limiting withdrawals in order to prevent a run on the bank and subsequent collapse. Both parties have valid claims and concerns. In the case of the airline, collapse rolls over to effect tens of thousands of employees which in turn sends those ripples through the entire economy....

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by Flaps
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privately owned IAI1124A Westwind overshoots runway at Manila Airport, Philippines
Replies: 20
Views: 5560

Re: Privately owned IAI1124A Westwind overshoots runway at Manila Airport, Philippines

With 8 people aboard they couldn't have been carrying much in the way of medical supplies.

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by Flaps
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

IINM, BN just did PITDFW and PITMCI. I do have a very vague memory of BN and PIT-MEM. It may have only been a route application that was never actually flown or a short lived stop on PIT-DFW. I believe that BN also routed PIT-MCI-DFW at one point. They never had more than a minuscule presence at PI...

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by Flaps
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333864

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

Will US domestic passenger flights be grounded? Because at the end of the day, no one is willing to say, we need to stop this now. Airlines don't want to be the first one to flinch (even though they're bleeding cash). The government wants to avoid the panic that a total domestic flight shutdown may...

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by Flaps
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160761

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Dieuwer wrote:
People seriously think that more testing will scare the virus away??
The ONLY thing that will stop this virus is a cure and/or vaccination. Even Social Distancing will only delay the inevitable.


Or time.

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by Flaps
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 160761

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

President Trump continues, even makes handwritten changes in his speech script to use the term 'China Virus' instead of Coronavirus. Yes, China was the source of this virus, but using the word China is deeply insulting to them and right now, diplomacy is necessary. Who knows, maybe China will have ...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333864

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

I'm hearing from a few sources there are potential contingency plans going on that US airlines may be essentially grounded by the end of the weekend. There is a lot of pressure growing from multiple entities, agencies, and labor unions brewing out there to shut it down. There is practically no one ...

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by Flaps
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Any thoughts on what some longer term impacts of the COVID disruptions on air travel will mean for PIT? I'm wondering some of the long/thin/less profitable routes are vulnerable to either temporary or permanent cuts. Like service to SFO/SEA/LHR/FRA/RUD/PHX. I also wonder about G4 and what they migh...

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by Flaps
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8108

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

Some airlines are starting to instruct staff to deplane the entire flight in circumstances such as this in order to avoid physical conflict. It has the double effect of shaming the offending passenger(s) and also permitting security to remove them forcefully if necessary without being filmed by the ...

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by Flaps
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla's quiet chip downgrade sparks anger in China
Replies: 32
Views: 1524

Re: Tesla's quiet chip downgrade sparks anger in China

Chinese made with inferior parts? Oh say it isn't so.

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by Flaps
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

I remain thoroughly unimpressed with the entire TMP project.

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13186

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

It's amazing how quickly people get offended that JetBlue might do something well. Can you provide any credible evidence that would imply they could? You can never know what would've happened if B6 would have merged with VX. Obviously, there was a price that B6 felt comfortable given the other chal...

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13186

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

VX wasn't exactly hitting it out of the park at SFO either. Cuts had to come regardless. As for B6 doing any better, that's almost laughable. They can't effectively manage their existing operation let alone the complexities and intricacies of a merger and an operation on the other side of the count...

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13186

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

VX wasn't exactly hitting it out of the park at SFO either. Cuts had to come regardless. As for B6 doing any better, that's almost laughable. They can't effectively manage their existing operation let alone the complexities and intricacies of a merger and an operation on the other side of the countr...

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by Flaps
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Officials - Russia is trying to help Bernie Sanders
Replies: 53
Views: 1851

Re: U.S. Officials - Russia is trying to help Bernie Sanders

Who cares??? Countries interfere in each others elections all the time. Its how the game is played. Nothing newsworthy here.

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by Flaps
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

BA service began on April 2. Yes, I know. I'm saying that passenger numbers for February and March this year will be much higher compared to February and March last year because there wasn't any transatlantic service at all during those two months. Yeah. I misread your post. As soon as I hit submit...

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by Flaps
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

JamesRenard wrote:
I expect passenger numbers will be up quite a bit over the next couple of months and then calm down in April.
February and March 2019: WOW already ended, BA not started yet
February and March 2020: BA service in full swing


BA service began on April 2.

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21536

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Its not really as ridiculous an idea as it was in the past. Unlikely, yes, as illustrated by many above. While they will certainly never be able to operate freely within the US, its not entirely inconceivable that they wouldn't be able to operate domestic tags to combine international flights. Espec...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 20827

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

Iran doesn't really have to upgrade much of anything outside of defensive missiles and systems. They can't afford to mount any serious offensives outside of their existing proxies. No one is really looking to attack Iran either. Every strike against Iran or its allies has been in response to attacks...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49260

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

The 737 is an old design, has its flaws, blah blah But I can't believe people are blaming the 737 for the pilots choosing to land with an outrageous tailwind on a wet runway and it flying off a cliff at like 60 knots. Yeah, of course the 737 broke apart, duh An new aircraft would of likely provided...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2514

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

I'm fortunate. Not worried about a damn thing. I practice non-attachment, live simply, mind my own business and don't try to impose my will, viewpoints, opinions or values on anyone else. I take care of me and mine and leave that of others to the others.

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by Flaps
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15142

Re: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial

The utter insanity displayed throughout this thread is incredible. I'm grateful for the low budget comedy. The bottom line is thus: Trump and the American voter outsmarted a profoundly corrupt democratic party and won a rigged election no one expected him to win. The democrats who went through the e...

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by Flaps
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2143

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

Politics has been a destroyer of many wonderful things. I currently own a Nissan Frontier FX4. I am completely happy and satisfied with it. Its rugged, sturdy and simple. I don't drive cars so I can't speak of the Nissan car line. My previous vehicles have been a Jeep, 2 Ford F-150's and 2 Toyota 4-...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288205

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Enough is enough. I hope that there is a silver lining that comes from this and we can use this as a starting point to settle our differences. There are no issues between the American people and the Iranian people. I know a number of Iranians and I like them all. Maybe, just maybe we can use this tr...

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by Flaps
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Air Canada tomorrow is running two of the three YYZ flights tomorrow on Q300s and YUL is being ran with a Q400. Good opportunity to see rare Dash 8 visits to PIT. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AC7920 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AC7922 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...

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by Flaps
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27613

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

It’s a gamble, but your blind hatred of Trump has put on the side an Iranian terrorists, congratulations. Hal ?Brands says it better than I could. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-01-03/trump-iran-strike-how-the-u-s-gamble-can-pay-off?srnd=opinion Did you even read what he wrote? “is...

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by Flaps
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 404
Views: 61856

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

STL/MCI did not do well to KEF even when it was the sole route to Europe, while PIT-KEF did *ok* even when there where two other routes to Europe. PIT was on the short list for EI; while having DE is great... considering their minimal frequency which pulls in great loads, if they don't increase at ...

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by Flaps
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 27613

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

The Game of Thrones that the Middle East is continues....yawn. Jacksonian Democrats that voted for Trump, out him over the top in Michigan and Wisconsin will love this act. Iranians orchestrate an attack on our embassy, tweets gets exchanged between Trump and Khamanei, boom there goes his general w...

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by Flaps
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockerbie
Replies: 18
Views: 5117

Re: Lockerbie

Duplicate post

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by Flaps
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockerbie
Replies: 18
Views: 5117

Re: Lockerbie

I was assigned to pickup photos and dental records of one of the victims at her family home. I sat at the kitchen table with the mother and grandmother as they sorted through boxes of photos while a group of nuns attempted to soothe the inconsolable father in the living room. I can still hear his an...

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by Flaps
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 293401

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The Saturday morning flight is currently enroute to ORD which has a flight plan filed to continue to PIT: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QTR8142 Looks like it went straight back to LUX from ORD, and the Flight Activity history from FlightAware shows it did the same last week too. What a huge b...

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by Flaps
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8300

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

Did this one have the self ejecting overhead bin option in addition to the touchscreen cockpit displays?

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by Flaps
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Serving Both PIT and Nearby LBE (Latrobe) ..
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Spirit Serving Both PIT and Nearby LBE (Latrobe) ..

Always been curious as to why NK serves both PIT and LBE. Originally they started at just Latrobe (as their Pittsburgh area destination), but then later added PIT as well to mostly the same destinations. As PIT and LBE are only about 60 miles apart (and the Latrobe side east of Pittsburgh itself is...

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